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Christmas Carols and Services at Blackley Baptist Church

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The December events being held in December at Blackley Baptist Church are as follows;

  • Sunday 17 December, 10:30am – Advent 3
  • Monday 18 December, 1:45pm – Brooksbank School Year 7 Carols
  • Wednesday 20 December, 6pm – Carols around the village
  • Friday 22 December, 5pm – Crafts and Christingles
  • Sunday 24 December, 6pm – Carols by Candlelight (bring a torch) followed by mince pies
  • Monday 25 December, 10am – Christmas Day Service, ‘The coming of the Christchild’

Further information can be obtained from  or by phoning the church office on 01422 646843

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 8 December – OUT NOW!!

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  • Sure Start Children’s Centres – Your Views Matter
  • Elland Christmas Festival – today!
  • Winterlight at the Wharf in Sowerby Bridge
  • Autism friendly Santa’s Grotto at Eureka
  • Pop-up shop for Memory Lane Cafe

Have a great weekend!

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Christmas Services at St. Mary’s and All Saints Churches in Elland

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Below are the Christmas services being held at St. Mary’s and All Saints

  • Sunday 10 December, 5pm All Saints Christmas Carol Service
  • Sunday 17 December, 6pm St. Mary’s Christmas Carol Service
  • Sunday 24 December, 4pm St. Mary’s Christingle and Crib Service
  • Sunday 24 December, 11:30pm All Saints Midnight Mass
  • Monday 25 December, 9:30am All Saints Mass of the Nativity
  • Monday 25 December, 11am St. Mary’s Christmas Eucharist

For more information email

Brighouse Art Circle December Syllabus

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The Brighouse Arts Circle meets at the Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road HD6 2AX and the meetings are 7:30pm-9:30pm.

December 7 – Life Model.

December 14 – Workshop Christmas jigsaw painting.

December 21 – Christmas Party Time – A very Happy Christmas and New Year.

The door that BAC uses is at the back of the building, just off Thornhill Bridge Lane. Go through the outside door, take the second door on the right, up a few steps and then to the left along a very short passage, this is the room used by the BRIGHOUSE ART CIRCLE for their meetings. Other groups use the building and if you get lost, just ask. There is a bus stop outside the centre and ample street parking at the back. There is also wheelchair access and facilities.

Fees are as follows;

  • Annual Sub Single member £20 – Couple £30
  • Annual Sub Juniors under 18 – £5
  • Life models £3
  • Demonstrations £3
  • Workshops are charged at £1

For more information email or call Geoff on 01484 712947.

Elland Christmas Festival 8 December 2017

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Elland Christmas Festival is taking place on Friday 8 December from 2.30pm with carols, light switch on, market and Elland’s first Handmade Parade.

People in Elland are invited to take part in celebrations for an exciting Christmas Festival, marking 700 years since Elland was awarded a Royal Charter.

2.30pm onwards – Schools performing around the tree and lights switch on
2.30pm onwards – Christmas market
2.30pm onwards – Santa’s Grotto
5.00pm – Loyalty card draw
6.30pm – The Elland Silver Training Band will be playing Christmas Carols
6.00-6.45pm – Handmade Parade around Elland town centre

Plus much more…Christmas switch on and market will be held on Southgate in town centre.
For more information contact the Calderdale Lower Valley Team on 01422 288016.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 1 December – OUT NOW!!

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  • Commemoration of World AIDS Day at Square Chapel
  • Christmas concert in aid of Memory Lane Cafe and Happydays
  • Christmas tree festival at the Minster
  • New Overgate ‘Little Stars’ shop opening

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Elland Silver Band Receive Ward Forum Grant

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Elland Silver Band are delighted to announce they have received a Ward Forum grant from Calderdale Council.

The grant will be used to fund tuition, equipment and music for our new “HIT IT” beginner percussion class, led by professional percussionist, Lauren Rosborough.

The class will be held every Thursday evening from 6 – 7pm at the bands headquarters in Dewsbury Road, Elland. Children aged 7 to 12 years are welcome to come along and join the class. The class will introduce children to a range of different percussion instruments from drum kit to glockenspiel, and will focus on basic rhythms and different drum beats. We have held three taster sessions, which have been a real hit with the children, and already they are making great progress.

“We are delighted to welcome Lauren as our percussion tutor. Lauren is a former member of our senior band, and has recently graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Percussion players are a key part of the band, and add so much colour and interest to our performances, providing opportunities for children to learn and have fun is essential to our organisation’s development. This grant will help to subsidise our costs, so we can make the class more affordable”, Secretary, Kathleen Harrison.

If you think your child would like to come along to the class please contact our Secretary, Kathleen Harrison on

Your Views show good results for Calderdale

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The Your Views survey was re-launched in June 2017 and replaced the previous Public Perception Survey following a period of consultation with partners and the public.

Please click here to find the latest Your Views survey results.

This report covers the first full quarter of data (July-September 2017) and the results have simply been compared across the five districts.

Whilst this is early days in terms of data there are some good highlights for Calderdale, including…

  • Highest “feeling of safety” across West Yorkshire
  • Highest “satisfied with local area” across West Yorkshire
  • Next to lowest perception of ASB as a problem.
  • Lowest perception of burglary as a problem.
  • Markedly lowest perception of HATE CRIME as a problem.
  • Lowest perception of bad driving as a problem.
  • Lowest perception of littering as a problem.