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Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 03 February 2023 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care in your Local Community!
  • Trainers needed to run family courses in Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • The Making of Calderdale Wednesday talks at the Industrial Museum
  • Neighbourhood Watch Crime Prevention Free Webinar Series

Have a great weekend!

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You can also contact us on 01422 252 029

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Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care in your Local Community!

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The 16 week Intro to Childcare Course is back, if you are interested or would like to explore the opportunities offered then why not come and join us!

Following completion of this there will be opportunity to then complete Level 1 Diploma in Childcare.

Please see the flyers below for booking URL and QR code.

You can find the booking form at the Sure Start Children’s Centres website

Classes run 9:30 am to 2:30 pm – during school hours!

Course starts: Wednesday 22nd February

Elland Children’s Centre

Boxhall Road, Elland HX5 0BB

 

There is a similar course in the North and East Halifax area, running at Creations Community Children’s Centre : Free Diploma Course – Creations Children’s Centre

 

For more information and to apply:

Contact Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197 or 01422 251090

Verd De Gris : Empowering Women to bring about Social Change March 3rd

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, Verd De Gris invites you for a day where women from diverse backgrounds from across West Yorkshire become One Voice for Social Change.

Click to register – VerdDeGris Arts International Women’s day Event

Further information including agenda for the day and highlights

Join us at The Gaygill Rooms at The Piece Hall
Friday 3rd March 2023
9.30 am  – 14.30 pm

Drawing on the life experiences of women from communities across Calderdale, special guests include Holly Lynch MP & Alison Lowe OBE West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor.

Crucially, we want to look at what we can do together to address some of the key factors that impact on health, opportunity, aspiration and social justice. The event will draw on the life experiences of women from diverse communities across Calderdale, using their voices to raise awareness of keys issues, and importantly, discuss ways in which lived experience can be used to inform and help shape policy and decision making at a local regional and national level.

We want to make sure that the voices of women and girls are included in regional and national discussions around health, poverty and social cohesion. We want to make our communities stronger. ​And by creating this safe space for visitors to learn and connect around tough local issues, we aim to provide a unique opportunities for people to get involved in helping to shape and influence change.

This event has been made possible thanks to support from West Yorkshire Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund and the Community Foundation for Calderdale.

If you would like more information please contact Sharon:

tel: 07907 822323
web: www.verddegris.org

Places are limited. Booking via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/516816390737

Keep up to date with other events as they happen by following our Facebook page Verd de gris arts and on Twitter and Instagram

Twitter @verddegris
Instagram @verddegris

Find your Valentail and support your local RSPCA!

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Can you believe it’s February already? Which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We know that traditionally, this is a time to declare our love for our significant others. However, we think our beloved pets should be included in this too, right?!

We’re glad you agree! Since we have oodles of fur babies who don’t have anyone to love this February and are waiting to be chosen as your Valentail! Could it be…..

 

Simply visit our website and select a mystery door to discover your very own Valentail waiting behind it!

Anyone who donates to their Valentail, will receive a surprise message from them on Tuesday Feb 14th!

Letting you know how your donation has helped them on their journey to find love in a new forever home!

This year’s appeal runs from February 1st – February 14th and will not only help us raise vital funds in these very difficult times – but also raise awareness of our work and most importantly, find homes for the animals in our care!

Thank you so much for your support.

So, who will be your Valentail?!…

Neighbourhood Watch Crime Prevention Free Webinar Series

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The Neighbourhood watch team are delighted to invite you to attend our free crime prevention webinars running during February.

More about each webinar

Each webinar will be delivered by Neighbourhood Watch with an expert speaker on each of the topics of knife crime, burglary prevention and scams.

Places are free but limited so book your place soon to avoid disappointment.

BOOK YOUR PLACES HERE

Preventing Burglary with WIDENDates and times: 14th Feb 1pm – 2pm and 22nd Feb 6pm – 7pm – please attend one session only Speaker: Inspector Matt Coe, Sergeant Matt Coe, Crime Prevention, London Safety Centre

Understanding the Psychology of Scams
Dates: 15th Feb, 3.30-4.30pm and 28th Feb, 5.30-6.30pm – please attend one session onlySpeaker: Paul Maskall from the Fraud & Cyber Crime Prevention Manager, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)

The Making of Calderdale Wednesday talks at the Industrial Museum

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Calderdale Industrial Museum has talks planned around the topic “The Making of Calderdale”.

Find out about what occurred in our region with regards to workforce, historic connections with the rest of England, industrial changes, resources, that helped build where we live.

Wednesday 15th February :
Wainstalls Waifs: their journey from workhouse to independence’  by Kim Pearson.~
An update on the girls from Liverpool who came to work at Calvert’s Mill in Wainstalls.

Wednesday 15th March : ‘Water, Coal, Wood and Iron: the recipe for a new economy in 1750’ by Dr Stephen Caunce.
Follow up talk on the early years of the Industrial Revolution in our area.

Future talks announced on 3D Printing (4th April) with demonstration during the talk and Edward Crossley’s Telescopes (10th May). More information on these will follow nearer the time.

The talks are by members of CIMA and experts in their subject.

All talks are open to members of the public as well as members of the museum, and start at 7.30pm.  Non members are charged £4 on the door, so please bring your membership cards. Tea & coffee will be available from 7pm for a donation.

Calderdale Industrial Museum : Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG (Opposite Halifax Central Library, next to the Piece Hall entrance)

Electric Scooters and the Law in the UK

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There are certain legal requirements around the use of e-Scooters that you need to be aware of.

The UK Government is currently taking part in ‘Future Transport Zone’ trials for
e-scooter hire with a view to making them legal to use on the roads.

Enquire with your local authority for a trial closest to you.

Read the legal requirements (PDF)

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 January 2023 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Project Colt offering Warm Space facilities Monday – Saturday
  • Worried about Amazon Smile closing? Join easyfundraising!
  • Greener Together short walks for women in 2023
  • Happy New Lunar Year of the Rabbit from the RSPCA bunnies!

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing team@calderdalelowervalley.com

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Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

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Community Foundation for Calderdale would like to announce two available funding options become available for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Calderdale.

Prince of Wales Charitable fund Grants up to 15K – Apply by February 20th

Grants of up to £15k are available from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) for organisations especially for projects in Education, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Countryside, Social Inclusion, Heritage and Conservation. You need to apply by 20th February 2023. For more info, visit https://www.pwcf.org.uk/

Calderdale Cares grants up to £5K / £10K for VCS – Apply by February 23

Grants of up to £5k or £10k are available for VCS organisations to apply for who support residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing. Calderdale Cares Partnership has created a £180,000 fund which is being administered by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC).

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/vcs-support-fund/ for more info and to apply.

Project Colt offering Warm Space facilities Monday – Saturday

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Project Colt/Colt Enterprise are now a registered Warm Space.

If you are finding it difficult to warm your home, you are more than welcome to come to us.

We have free wifi, Barista made hot drinks and a lovely and cosy ready corner.

You can find us Monday to Saturday from 8:00am – 17:30pm

Come along and see what else there is available for you!

Project Colt : Bridgefield Mills, Elland Bridge, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0SG