Oct

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!

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – 8 October 2015

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Thursday 8 October 2015, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School, Stoney Lane, HX3 8TL

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Mags Bryson, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288017.

Rastrick Ward forum – 5 October 2015

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Monday 5 October 2015, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

The Community Hub Technology Centre, Rastrick High School, Field Top Road HD6 3XB

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Mags Bryson, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288017.

A wonderful week of laughter and fun coming your way!

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brighouse comedy festivalGet ready for a wonderful week of laughter and fun at the Brighouse Comedy Festival from Monday 28 September to Saturday 3 October 2015.

We are madly working away to bring you some fantastic fun and laughter and will announce our line up in due course, we can tell you that there will be open mike nights, evenings of comedy entertainers, workshops and much more.

If you would like to perform at the Comedy Festival please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you. I’m afraid we can’t offer any payment however this is a great opportunity for you to showcase your talents in front of an appreciative audience.

So keep checking back to keep up to date with our brand new Festival… http://brighousecomedyfestival.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @BrighouseComedy

The Brighouse Comedy Festival is organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative, we are a group of retailers who get together for fun packed meetings and to organise events in Brighouse Town Centre to encourage you good folks to visit Brighouse.

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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Walk or Run to Ell-and-Back – 4 Oct

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Elland Round TableThe walk to Elland Back 2015 is a challenging 20 mile circular route to walk or run on Sunday 4 October 2015.

There are regular checkpoints, spectacular countryside views and hot food at the end. This event is organaised and run by Elland Round Table volunteers.

* 20 mile supported circular route from Greetland in West Yorkshire
* Stunning panoramic views over the foothills of the Pennines, Calderdale Valley and West Yorkshire
* Entry fee includes refreshments en route, hot food at the finish and signed certificate
* STARTS AT 8.00 A.M. (LATER START FOR RUNNERS – 9.30 A.M.)

How do I enter?
Register online today!   (rules of entry apply)
 
Can I enter on the day?
Yes, we can usually accommodate entries on the day, but please try to register in advanceso we can include you in our catering arrangements.

How much does it cost to enter? 
£9.00 for LDWA members, £10.00 for others

Where can I see the route and photos?
We’ve put a route map online and have an online gallery showcasing the stunning scenery you’ll get to enjoy.

Where is the new venue? 
Since 2014 the new Start/finish point is at Heath RUFC which is in a place known locally as West Vale. The official address is actually North Dean, Stainland Road, Greetland, West Yorkshire, HX4 8LS

Are runners allowed? 
Yes, we do allow runners to take part, but we do ask that you adhere to the later start time so we can make sure the checkpoints are manned in time.

When does the event start? 

Registration will open at 7.30am, with walkers departing between 8.00 and 8.30am, and runners at 9.30am

How do I get further information about the event or Round Table? 
Contact our Chairman by email email at elland658@gmail.com or visit our website

5th Halifax Boys’ Brigade Table Top Sale – Elland

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We are holding one of our regular Table Top Sales at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on Saturday 17 October 2015.

Tables are now available to book from £10.

Admission is 70p on the day which includes a cup of tea or coffee.

Doors open at 9am and we finish at 12:30pm

All proceeds go to our Boys Brigade funds.

Contact Richard Wilkinson on 07729 979731 or email jamespickles@hotmail.co.uk

Sector Support Calderdale invites you to their Funding Fair

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Sector Support Calderdale is hosting a FREE full –day event for voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises working in Calderdale.

On Tuesday 20 October 2015, 9:30am – 4:00pm at The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YT

The day will consist of a market place of stalls and information from support organisations and funders including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Community Foundation for Calderdale
  • Calderdale Council Small Grants
  • The Key Fund
  • SEE Ahead
  • WYCAS (West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service)
  • Charity Bank
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Children In Need
  • PERS (Pay & Employment Rights Service

There will also be a series of presentations and two workshops, the workshops are free to attend and bookings for these will be taken on the day at registration.

We are also holding an open funding panel in the morning, this consists of a selection of funders sitting on a panel in the market place and will give you the opportunity to ask those all important questions.

To attend this event, please book via the Eventbrite link www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sector-support-calderdale-funding-fair-2015-tickets-17601234767

where you can book a place online. If you do not have access to the internet please call the office on 01422 345174 and you can book a place over the phone.

Please let us know if you have any specific dietary or access requirements when you book .

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day and the entire event is free of charge.

Free parking available in the main car park

If you have any further questions or would like a map/directions to the venue please call one of the team on 01422 345174