FaxFest – Promoting the Safety of Children and Young People in Calderdale

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On Thursday 1 November 2018, 10:30am–2:30pm Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board is holding a Community Engagement Event at Orange Box, Halifax.

The event is being organised by the Young Advisors in conjunction with representatives from the statutory partners, schools and the voluntary sector and is aimed at children and young people aged 9-17.

This consultation event will provide opportunities for participants to shape the development of the new Calderdale Safeguarding Partnership, to say what is important to them in relation to promoting the safety and well-being of children and young people in Calderdale and therefore to influence its future work.

The event will be in form of an indoor festival. Entry will be by ticket only in exchange for a wrist band that will allow access to all aspects of the event, involving music, performers, information stalls, games, and freebies etc. It will also include FREE refreshments.

The event is open to any children/youth groups in Calderdale including, uniformed and faith groups, out of school clubs, youth groups etc. The event is also open to Parents/Carers Practitioners and Managers from all agencies including statutory partners, voluntary and community sector and schools. This event aims to be as inclusive as possible. The building is fully accessible.

For more information and to request tickets (one per person), please contact or 07976 169514.

Singalong with Steve at Hamerton Close

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Start the weekend on a high!

Join a fortnightly group at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland  HX5 0BD

for people aged 60 plus. Steve Brown is a professional musician with a wide range of experience.

 Autumn dates:

Friday 12 and 26 October, 2:00pm–3:00pm

Friday 9 and 23 November, 2:00pm–3:00pm

£2:50 per session (including refreshments)



Enrol in Ghoul School this Halloween!

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Do your kids have what it takes to be our star pupils this Halloween? We’re inviting half term visitors to enrol in Ghoul School to meet some peculiar professors to find out. Open daily from 20 October right through to 4 November.

Early opening! The museum will be opening at 9:30am on weekdays over half term, so get there early to avoid the longer queues.

Find out more about Ghoul School on the Eureka! website!

Half Term Events at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Once again, Kershaw’s Garden Centre is holding some fun and interesting events over the half term.

Drop in anytime 10:00am-12:00pm to see;

  • Monday 29 October – Monsters & Witches
  • Tuesday 30 October –  cats, bats & spider’s webs
  • Wednesday 31 October – Halloween crafts
  • Thursday 1 November – Farmyard animals
  • Friday 2 November – Rockets & Shooting Stars

There will be a small charge for materials.

Halloween Makeovers will be made on Wednesday 31 October, 10:00am-4;45pm when you can be transformed into a Halloween character of your choice. Fancy dress not included.

Look forward to Santa’s Arrival on Saturday 17 November, 11:00am as part of the Family Fun Day taking place 10:30am–3:30pm

Online Booking Now Open for Santa’s Grotto

Please phone for further details:  Kershaw’s Garden Centre,  Halifax Road, Brighouse Tel: 01484 713435

Christmas Wreath Making at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse HD6 4AF is holding two events at the Children’s Centre giving you the chance to make your own Christmas Wreaths.

A  family learning activity creating your Christmas Wreath using natural materials for use on your door or as a table decoration.   Children can have a great time getting creative and getting excited about the festive  season.

The first event is Monday 26 November, 10:30am-1:00pm.

The second is on Friday 30 November, 12:15pm-2:45pm.

Bookings are open now so please book your place online on the website or by calling 01422 266197. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Sure Start Children’s Centres Autumn Newsletter

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership have published the Autumn Newsletter which includes information about the family learning courses that are taking place September – December 2018, along with the accredited courses on offer. It also includes their What’s On Guides, which shows the weekly groups on offer across the Children’s Centres and services provided by partner agencies. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

This has also been uploaded to the website, along with a booking form. To book onto the courses you can either complete the booking form electronically on the website or contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.

Elland Round Table Charity Bonfire

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Join Elland Round Table for Calderdale’s largest public Bonfire and Firework Display on Saturday 3 November, 5:30pm at Hullenedge Recreation Ground, Elland HX5 0QY.

  • 2 Firework Displays
  • HUGE Elland BonfireNetObjects Fusion 2015
  • Fire Dance Display Team*(TBC)
  • Food Stalls
  • Hot Drinks & Cakes
  • Novelties & Sweets
  • Fairground Rides
  • Games Stalls
  • Washroom Facilities
  • Music & PA (TAP EVENTS)

5:30pm – Gates Open!
6:00pm – Children’s Firework Display
6:10pm – Hellfyre Magpies – Dance Display Team
6:30pm – Lighting of the Bonfire
7:15pm – Main Firework Display
***Timings subject to change on the night ***

£5.00 Adults

£2.50 Under 16

CASH Payment on entry . Fast track tickets available from a number of businesses in Elland (click on the poster for a list of businesses)

Friends of Crow Wood Park – Great War Exhibition

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Friends of Crow Wood Park are holding a FREE event, the Great War Exhibition, commemorating the end of WW1 and the life in the area at the time.

The official opening by the Mayor of Calderdale will be on Saturday 27 October, 11:00am. Subsequently the exhibition will be on Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-3:00pm until Sunday 11 November when there will also be a Service of Remembrance at 10:45am at the Memorial Gate.

You can enjoy learning about some of the local soldiers, see memorabilia of the time and learn that Crow Wood Park used to have it’s own hospital!

For up to date information call Bob Galtrey on 07718 261007.


Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2018-2019

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The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays. All start at 1:30pm.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Saturday 3 November 2018 Murder Site to Gibbet

A look at the rich and varied heritage of west central Halifax, including People’s Park, the Workhouse, the Hanson Lane Bomb site, West Hill Park Model Village, and many Crossley connections. Hear about the tragic deaths of Mary Hackett and Emily Pye, view the location of a fatal boiler explosion, and see one of Mackintosh’s early warehouses. Finally – the story of The Gibbet. Duration: just over two hours.
Meet David Glover at Lister Lane Cemetery Gates, Lister Lane HX1 5JL at 1:30pm

The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

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