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.

Spooktacular Halloween Walk at Shibden

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Dare you join ghosts and ghouls for a spooky walk around Shibden Estate and a night of Halloween fun?

Friday 30 October 2015 – Gates open at 6pm with a firework display at 7.30pm before you walk alongside the creatures of the night.

Entry costs £4 for adults and £2 for under 16’s which includes the guided walk, entertainment and a fireworks display.

Rides, refreshments and additional activities in the park will be charged separate from admission.

Would you be interested in volunteering on the night?… click here to get involved

Wuthering Bytes festival in Hebden Bridge

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Calderdale council have been invited to front three days of Wuthering Bytes to celebrate all things digital, technology and innovation and how this translates into transforming public services.

Taking place at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from 8am on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 29 September
  • Wednesday 30 September
  • Thursday 1 October

Go along for a packed three days full of interesting talks and hands-on workshops as part of Wuthering Bytes; a week-long festival of technology in the heart of the Pennines, featuring talks and workshops on a diverse range of topics, including open source software and hardware, open data, the Web, citizen innovation and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Further details can be found at eepurl.com/bwE9IP and you can click here for the line up of speakers.

Tickets for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will be priced at £10 each and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Thursday is free to attend with no lunch provided; however we do need to know who is coming so please register here so we can keep you informed of the agenda and when tickets will be available.

This is set to be an extremely exciting three days – not to be missed, register your interest now!

Volunteers required for Halloween Walk at Shibden Park

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Last year over 4,000 people attended the Halloween Walk at Shibden Park.

Volunteers are required to help out this year and as museum staff you will be in the area around Shibden Hall within a safe environment and a fence separating you from the public – Costumes are limited but face paints will be provided.

Note – This is purely a voluntary event as all proceeds raised will go Overgate Hospice.

If you are interested in taking part or would like further information email Chris.Southwell@calderdale.gov.uk

The Hills Are Alive – the magic of the musicals

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St. Matthew’s, Lightcliffe will once again play host to a feast of top class music when Royal Northern College of Music graduates, Juliet Montgomery and Aiden Edwards, return to sing some of the best-loved numbers from our favourite musicals.

On Saturday 17 October – From 7.30pm

They will be supported by The Northowram Singers, and accompanied by a superb musical ensemble, led by musical director Rob Paxman.

Tickets cost £7 in advance, £8 on the door, and are available from Colin’s News, Hipperholme and the Lightcliffe Tea Rooms, Lightcliffe or by emailing lightcliffechurchyard@gmail.com.

All proceeds go to The Friends of St. Matthew’s Churchyard.

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!