Exciting new group for adults with a learning disability

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Lead The Way are starting an exciting new group for adults with a learning disability and working with Hoot Creative Arts to provide 10 sessions allowing people to explore their creative side, meet new friends and have fun.

Starting on Thursday 1 October 2015 – From 10am to 12noon

Get involved for just £2.50 per session including refreshments.

For more information and to book a place please call Lead the Way on 0300 0120416 or 07436 102544

Please note – Places are limited and all 10 sessions must be attended.

Chris Helme Autumn Talks – The Road to Publication

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Join Chris Helme at various Calderdale Libraries as he takes you on his journey from what in 1985 seemed a good but on the other hand daft idea that he could put a book together.

  • Wednesday 16 September – From 1.30pm to 3pm
    Elland Library – Tel 01422 374472
  • Friday 18 September – From 11am to 12.30pm
    Stainland Library – Tel 01422 374896
  • Tuesday 3rd November – From 1.30pm to 3pm
    Bailiff Bridge Library – Tel 01484 719164

Now eight books later culminating with his latest ‘All in a Day’s Work’ which is based on 30 years in the police service the publication story is brought right up to date.

Please leave your contact details at individual libraries to reserve your place.

Courses with the Workers’ Educational Association

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Maybe you have been thinking about writing your very first novel but unsure where to start or just in need of inspiration!

Well think no more, as this Autumn from Monday 7 September 2015 there will be a number of courses which you can take part in such as creative writing, art, poetry, History and much more. No matter what your interests are, there’s a good chance you will find a course to suit you.

If you would like to take a look at some of the courses on offer, you will find details of each one including cost, duration and booking details by viewing the Autumn brochure here. (Calderdale courses can be found from page 13)

Have your say on how the Council spends its budget

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budget consultation logoCalderdale Council is currently looking at the best ways in which to allocate the budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial year and would like you to get involved to help make these decisions by finding out what the council does, balancing their budget and expressing your views.

The results of this consultation will be published prior to the budget being decided in November… Click here for further information on the Council’s budget and how and where the money is spent.

Get involved

Have your say by taking a short survey and playing the councils budget simulator to register your priorities for spending whilst trying to maintain a balanced budget.

The results of this consultation will be published prior to the budget being decided in November and taken into consideration when the budget is officially assigned next year by Calderdale’s councillors.

This simulator helps to illustrate how Calderdale’s budget is currently allocated, and how changing the budget could affect the lives of people in Calderdale.

Calderdale Council would like you to use it to tell them how you would allocate Calderdale’s money, and which services are most important to you.


Alternatively the consultation is available in paper format here and once complete it can be returned by email to or by post to Westgate House, Halifax, HX1 1PS

To find out more or to see how you can get involved email

The closing date for survey responses is Saturday 31 October 2015 so get involved and help shape the future of Calderdale today!

What’s On at Sure Start Children’s Centres this Autumn

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We’ve lots going on from September at Lower Valley Children’s Centres including fun activities like Messy Monkeys, Rhyme and Reading, Tiny Treasures, Saturday Splat!!

And information and support clinics: Baby clinic, Health visitor clinic, Antenatal, Postnatal support and Childminder group and Family group.

Click here to open the September to December programme

You can book any of our training or activities online through our website or ring 01422 251090
Alternatively complete a booking form and hand in at your nearest Children’s Centre.

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Feast on Comedy this Autumn!

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Halifax Comedy Festival

The Victoria Theatre Autumn/Winter season opens with Award-winning Comedy Musical Avenue Q and closes with the festive family panto Cinderella.

In October take part in the newly-launched Halifax Comedy Festival, featuring big name comedians, Edinburgh Fringe highlights and a unique programme of fringe events and workshops.

As for November, we’ve got Ruby Wax, Alan Davies, Dara O’ Briain and Bill Bailey treating us to their newest tours.

If you can’t wait until then, why not grab the last few tickets to Alan Carr – Yap Yap Yap! this Sunday, Dick and Liddy’s Comedy Club next Friday, or Jon Danbury’s boutique cabaret showcase Sunday Nights @ The Vic the Sunday after that