May

Give walking a go and pledge to Try20 next month

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Next month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend. Pledge today and Living Streets will send you 20 tips throughout the month, so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Keep upto date on Twitter using #Try20 or follow @livingstreets 

New Engagement Champions Training Dates – May 2016

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Engagement Champions Training sessions will take place on the following dates from 4.15pm to 8pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

VCS Organisations taking part in the Engagement Champions programme give their service users real involvement in Calderdale CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) engagement and consultation processes.

The training is suitable for; service users, volunteers, staff and committee members and brings useful skills to individuals and organisations as well as giving your organisation influence in local health service development.

The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools; ‘Stand Up For Farmers’

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fairandfunky eventBookings for the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools; ‘Stand Up For Farmers!’ are now open.

Taking place on Friday 13 May from 9.15am to 2.30pm at Halifax Minster, ‘Stand Up For Farmers’ brings together Primary Schools from across Calderdale to celebrate World Fairtrade Day.

This is the first conference in Calderdale to combine Fairtrade and the arts, offering professional development for teachers and innovative learning for students including interactive workshops involving drama, musical composition, real life stories and more.

Places are limited, please book now to avoid disappointment at sophie@fairandfunky.com

Cost is £110 per school – this includes 8 pupils and 2 teachers or make the most of the Early Bird Booking Offer for £100 per school when booked before the end of Spring term.

Community Grants Panel Ballot Results

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The Small Grants Panel Ballot has now taken place and the votes have provided a conclusive result with a warm welcome given to the following Panel representatives:

Communities of Interests Representative:
Pat Akerman of Heath Stroke Club Care Services

Community Groups Representative:
Brian Mansfield of Elland & District Partnership

Other Voluntary Organisations Representative:
Susan Thorpe of Citizens Advice Calderdale

If you have any queries regarding the Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317

The next deadline for Small Grants (up to £3000) and Community Festival & Events Fund (up to £5000) is Tuesday 3 May 2016. Information and application forms can be found at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/community/grants/voluntarygroups/index.html

Dying Matters – FREE event with Overgate and Calderdale Dying Matters

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Dying Matters EventJoin Overgate Hospice and the Calderdale Dying Matters Partnership for a FREE event to discuss death, dying and bereavement with a view to embracing life and living it to the full!

Saturday 7 May 2016 – 12noon to 6pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, HX7 7BY

For information call 01422 387121 or find the Calderdale Dying Matters Partnership on Facebook and Twitter

Overgate Garden Party 2016

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Enjoy music, stalls, food & drink at the 2016 Overgate Garden Party with Overgate Hospice for just £1 or FREE for children under 15 years old.

Sunday 15 May 2016 – 12pm to 4pm
At Overgate Hospice, 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland, HX5 0QY

For more information, contact Claire on 01422 387122 or alternatively e-mail fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk.

The Greetland Academy Evening Classes – April/May 2016

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Confirmed evening classes at Greetland Academy starting in April for 7 weeks

Wednesday evenings – Commencing 13 April
Ukulele – 6.30pm to 7.30pm (£4 per session) – with the opportunity to hire an instrument for the 7 weeks

Thursday evenings – Commencing 14 April
Latin American Dancing – 6.45pm to 7.45pm (£4 per session)

If you would like to enrol for any of the courses or require any further information please contact Jayne Firth at The Greetland Academy for further details 01422 372893 or j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk

Have your say on hospital services from 15 March

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A major consultation will be launched on Tuesday 15 March 2016 on proposed changes to hospital services and further improvements to community services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.

The Right Care, Right Time, Right Place consultation is being led by NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and supported by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

The consultation will run until midnight on Tuesday 21 June and a series of information sessions and public meetings will be taking place over the fourteen-week consultation period, where people can find out more about the proposed changes, ask questions

Dinner ‘n’ Dance with the Greetland Goldstars

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Enjoy a night of entertainment with host and MC Pete Emmett, including 3 course meal and a disco with a raffle and auction as well as a chance to win a signed shirt from England’s very own Wayne Rooney.

Saturday 14 May – from 7pm
At Elland Cricket Club, Hullen Rd, Elland,HX5 0QY

Tickets cost £25 each or £240 for a table of 10 and can be purchased from Adam Oldroyd on 07880 743022 or by email to adamoldroyd68@hotmail.com

Greetland Goldstars - Dinner and Dance