Nov

Calling all stitching groups!

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staying well logoThe Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert and Staying Well invite your group to a Textile Tea Party for a celebration of textile magic in our textile town’s magnificent Town Hall.

Friday 6 November 2015 – From 1pm
At Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1ZS

For more information and to book your group contact Helen on 01422 392762 or email helen.enevoldson@calderdale.gov.uk

Photography competition with Go Walking

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Submit a photo of a walk that you have been on in West Yorkshire for your chance to win 2 FREE monthly MCards which can even be used to venture into the Yorkshire Dales on DalesBus services to Skipton and Grassington.

The winning photograph will be picked by a judging panel at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and will also be featured in the final go:walking newsletter.

To get involved simply email your photo to tpn@westyorks-ca.gov.uk and be sure to state when and where the photo was taken.

Sing Out Loud – Singing sessions in Elland, starts tomorrow

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Go along and join in with stimulating and uplifting singing sessions beginning with some social time over a cup of tea or coffee followed by some gentle physical and vocal warm up actions before singing.

Starts Thursday 17 September – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
At Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland, HX5 0BD

The group will continue to meet every two weeks on the first and third Thursday of each month and sessions up until Christmas are as follows:

  • Thursday 1 October – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 15 October – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 5 November – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 19 November – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 3 December – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 17 December – 1.45pm to 3.30pm

The group welcome people with dementia and their carers and don’t mind if you have no experience of singing with others, as it’s about finding your voice and just enjoying the moment.

Just go along, or if you would like to know more please call Christine on 01422 328643 or Pauline on 07811 438228

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 YourCouncilYourVoice@calderdale.gov.uk or by post to Westgate House, Halifax, HX1 1PS

To find out more or to see how you can get involved email yourbudget@calderdale.gov.uk

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 www.nehalifaxchildrenscentres.org.uk or ring 01422 251090
Alternatively complete a booking form and hand in at your nearest Children’s Centre.

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