Sep

Go Bat Spotting with Batman and Hugh

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Meet at Park Wood Crematorium, Elland for a stroll looking for bats in the local area as they prepare themselves for hibernation.

Wednesday 16 September at 7.30pm

  • Easy walk on level paths
  • Particularly suitable for families (strictly no unaccompanied children)
  • Sorry no dogs with the exception of guide or hearing dogs
  • Walk – please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Insect repellent, warm clothing and a torch recommended and parking available in the crematorium grounds.

Contact Robin Dalton 07712 867619 for further information.

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.

RSPCA’s Big Walkies in Halifax

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Dogs and their owners are invited to join in for the ultimate sponsored dog walk. Treat your pet to more trees, more fun and more reasons to slobber.

Sunday 27 September 2015 – From 11am to 3pm
North Dean Woods, Stainland Road, Greetland, HX4 8AN

There are two routes available for this event, a 3km and a 5km and you can register your dog online at a cost of just £10 for one dog and then £5 for any additional pooches.

For further information or to book a place on the walk, please click here.

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!

Elland Ward Forum – 29 September 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.

Tuesday 29 September 2015, 6pm arrival for 6.30pm start.

At Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL

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 Graham Gibbons, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288016.

Greetland and Stainland Ward forum – 24 September 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 24 September 2015, 6pm arrival for 6.30pm start.

At Cross Hills Methodist Church, Rochdale Road, Greetland, HX4 8JG

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 Graham Gibbons, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288016.

Brighouse Ward Forum – 30 September 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.

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Mulberry Suite, Sixth Form College, Parsonage Lane HD6 1AY

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.