Free Courses for West Yorkshire Residents from Jobskilla!

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The following courses are free for West Yorkshire Residents.

Click the image of each course to make a referral.

5 Day Supply Chain Logistics

Online Course

Start Date: Monday 3rd October

Completion Date: Friday 7th October

Guaranteed Job Interviews on Completion

Supply Chain Logistics – CLICK HERE

5 Day Digital Skills

Online Course

Start Date: Monday 3rd October

Completion Date: Friday 7th October

Digital Skills – CLICK HERE


5 Day Construction

Online Course

Start Date: Monday 10th October

Completion Date: Friday 14th October

Construction – CLICK HERE


For further information contact Donna Ham on either:
07877092832 or Email:

Monthly groups at Rastrick Library

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Rastrick Library would like to invite you and your family to our recurring events. We have something for everyone, take a look!

These events are running on a monthly basis.


Stay and Play Wednesday 10:30 – 12 / For babies and preschool children – term time only

Poetry Group 3rd Thursday every month 2:30

Readers Group 3rd Thursday every month

Family Board Games 2nd Saturday every month 10:45

Craft Group 2nd Tuesday every month 10:30

Rastrick Local History Group 2nd Tuesday every month

Photography Group 4th Saturday every month 10:30

Knit and Natter 1st and 3rd Saturday every month 10:30

History help afternoon every Tuesday 2 – 5

Digital help afternoon every Thursday 2 – 4:30


Download the schedule here


For more information, please contact Rastrick Library on 01484 714858 or just walk in!

Address: 38 Crowtrees Ln, Brighouse HD6 3NE

Please note: On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays the Library closes between 1pm – 2pm.

VSI Alliance Update 26 November 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team


Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. There is information on safer communities including a knife crime seminar, Christmas initiatives, consultations, funding opportunities and job vacancies.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact, or visit for more contact details.

Don’t forget the Starting Well Parent / Carer survey – December 5

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Are you a parent/carer with children under 8? Or expecting a child? Calderdale Council would love your views!

By completing the survey you have the chance to be entered into a free prize draw to win one of three prizes of high street vouchers before Christmas.

You can find out more and complete the survey by scanning this QR code

Or going to

The survey will be open until 5th December for you to give us your views.

Thank you!

UK Covid19 restrictions to contain new Omicron variant

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[ Excerpt from the Guardian, read full article ]

The Government is putting in place additional restrictions following more occurrences of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus.

Face coverings are now Mandatory in all indoor spaces, including shops, public transport (buses, trains, etc).

All arrivals to the UK must take a PCR on or before day 2 of arrival and self isolate until they receive a negative result.


Boris Johnson has expressed “absolute confidence” that people will enjoy a better Christmas this year than last, despite reimposing a range of restrictions – including compulsory mask-wearing – to combat the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid-19.


The Omicron variant can affect those who are doubly vaccinated and has a higher re-infection rate.

You are encouraged to receive a booster jab if it has been 6 months since your 2nd vaccination.

The vaccination for 12-15 year olds is now rolled out.


For accurate information visit: :

Latest designs for Halifax Railway Station consultation

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With over £30m of funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, we have the opportunity to transform Halifax Railway Station, improving the travel experience and providing a boost to the local economy.

The station is the sixth busiest in West Yorkshire and served nearly two million rail journeys each year before the pandemic. However, the current station has limited facilities and poor accessibility, which will only get worse if passenger numbers grow as we expect.

Following the feedback from the consultation we held at the beginning of the year, we’ve been able to adapt and further shape the plans for the station and now want to hear from you on these latest designs.

A public consultation started on Tuesday 23 November and will run for eight weeks until Sunday 16 January. To see the latest designs and to complete a survey visit 

For those who are unable to access the internet, printed copies of the designs and surveys can be picked up from the following locations:

  • Halifax Railway Station ticket office
  • Halifax Central Library
  • Discover Halifax Hub in Woolshops

Alternatively contact Mott MacDonald, the design consultants, who will post this out.
By email:
By phone: 0113 3946697And finally…

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, Cllr Jane Scullion has recorded a short video to support the latest consultation. You can view this below 👇

Thank you



Find out more about all of the Next Chapter projects online at:

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 26 November 2021 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view this week’s Friday Flyer

This week:

  • Join a Midday Me Time Walk near you
  • 5 Day Warehouse Training – Guaranteed Interview & £150!
  • RSPCA Christmas Stalls around Halifax
  • Bag a Black Friday bargain with Calderdale sports centres

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing

You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

Unsubscribe from the Friday Flyer Mailing List

5 Day Warehouse Training – Guaranteed Interview & £150! Deadline Nov 26

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5 Day warehouse training with £150 to cover expenses and a guaranteed job interview upon completion of training!

Castle View Recruitment have a high number of Industrial Vacancies with regular starts for a range of clients that we have worked with for many years. This agreement has been set up to meet the needs of our employers training needs and has reduced staff turnover as we are providing them with the right people for the right job.

Our fast-track programme over 5 days offers:

  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem Solving at Work
  • Introduction to the Facilities Industry
  • Workplace Hygiene
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Interview Skills

All the above qualifications are desired within the industrial sector, they are also nationally recognised and transferable to any job role.

The first Interview will be held with the Castle View Group. Successful candidates will then be asked to attend the 5 day training programme.

All candidates who are offered a place on the 5 day training programme, will be offered £150 on the final day of the course to cover any travel costs the learner may have incurred.

To qualify for this unique opportunity, you must be over 19 years old and currently unemployed.

Course Delivery:

Start Date – Monday 29th November 2021

End Date  – Friday 3rd December 2021

Location – Classroom based – Full address details will be given upon successful enrolment.

You will be asked to bring with you:

  • Birth Certificate or Passport (Castleview may fund a birth certificate for you do not have one)
  • Proof of National Insurance Number
  • Must have lived in the UK for 3 years+
  • Bank details (To transfer £150 expenses)
  • CV

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Age 19+

Unemployed and claiming a benefit.

Must have lived in the UK for 3+ Years

Can not be in Education

Must live in the Halifax area


If this is of interest to you, please contact Donna at
t: 07877092832


RSPCA Christmas Stalls around Halifax

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For those who missed our Christmas Fair or can’t get enough of our festive cheer, we will be having more Christmas Stalls each Saturday of December around and about Halifax.


Come along and take a look, get unique stocking fillers and find out more about what your local RSPCA does.


Saturday 4th December : Westgate Arcade, Halifax, 11am – 3pm

Saturday 11th December : RSPCA Animal Centre, Halifax, 11am – 3pm

Saturday 18th December : RSPCA Animal Centre, Halifax, 11am – 3pm


RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford is local and locally funded.