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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 20 April – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • RSPCA Poochfest Comes to Stainland
  • Dr Simpo’s Print-making Class
  • Not Long to Tour de Yorkshire
  • What Sure Start Children’s Centres Can Do for You
  • Start Training for the Rough Ride Gravel Challenge
  • Staying Well Funding Opportunities

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 calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

Voluntary Action Calderdale AGM

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VAC (Voluntary Action Calderdale) invite you to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting which is to be held at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre on Wednesday 2 May, 4:00pm-6:00pm.

There have been some major changes to the Voluntary and Community Sector over the past year and this meeting will allow you to find out more about the new Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Alliance which is a partnership between six organisations, made up of four providers and two commissioning bodies, working together and sharing skills to benefit voluntary and community sector groups working in Calderdale:

  • Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC)
  • Sector Support Calderdale (North Bank Forum)
  • West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
  • Locality
  • Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Calderdale Council

To confirm attendance, please email info@cvac.org.uk of visit the Eventbrite page.

New Defibrillators in Halifax

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Whilst the website that shows the locations of AEDs (http://www.heartsafe.org.uk/AED-Locations) isn’t quite up-to-date, Halifax BID have recently installed defibrillators in the Woolshops by Marks and Spencers and outside Harveys.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.

SCA usually causes death if it’s not treated within minutes. In fact, each minute of SCA leads to a 10 percent reduction in survival. Using an AED on a person who is having SCA may save the person’s life.

 

Line Dancing and More with SOFA!

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Have you got an inner John Wayne or Calamity Jane? SOFA runs Line Dancing sessions in St. Anne’s church hall on Thursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. You don’t need a partner and the first 2 sessions are FREE.

SOFA‘s  aim is to offer people primarily in the 50 plus age group within the community of Southowram and surrounding areas, a range of fun activities to help promote their health and well-being.

Sessions cost £3 which is payable on the day – so you only need pay for the sessions you attend.

If you’re not sure whether an activity is for you, come along and give it a try, or just sit and watch.  The first two weeks ‘taster’ sessions are free!  (Please note that this concession does not apply to those sessions which are planned to run for a limited number of weeks.)

Worried about coming on your own?  Call 01422 346204 to arrange to meet someone when you arrive, or just to find out more.

Membership is currently £5 a year.

We’re all about keeping active, having fun and making friends!

Find out more….www.southowram50.btck.co.uk

Bird Walk and Survey at Cromwell Bottom

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Join Mike Henshaw and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group (CBWG) outside the cabin at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 21 April, 9.45am for a 2-hour walk (about 2 miles on easy paths) to observe and identify birds on the Reserve.

The walk is FREE, but donations to CBWG would be welcome. Refreshments will be available at the end of the walk.

Contact cromwellbottom@gmail.com for further information.

There will also be similar walks on Saturday 19 May, Saturday 16 June, Saturday 21 July and Saturday 18 August.

Also NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 1st Annual General Meeting of Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group will be held at the Mulberry Suite, Brighouse Sixth Form College HD6 1AY at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

RSPCA Pooch Fest Comes to Stainland

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A festival of fun for our four legged friends!

 

Join RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford and  and Calderdale Council on Saturday 21 April, 11:00am-3:00pm as they celebrate our pooches and promote responsible dog ownership! There will be stalls, games, food and drink, a have-a-go-agility and of course, a fun dog show!

It’s Free Entry but donations are welcome through Eventbrite and on the day! The event will be held at Stainland Recreational Park, Stainland Road (Next to the 1885 Pub).

Go down with the family for lots of fun and wagging tails!?

See you there!

For more info or any enquiries please contact: faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk

Take 5 to Prevent Financial Fraud

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We all know about financial fraud and scams – or do we?

Think again. Most people think they wouldn’t fall for a fraudulent text or email, but criminals are more sophisticated than ever. Take the test on the Stop Fraud website to see if you can find the fraud and know when it’s time to say ‘My money? My info? I don’t think so’.

Banks and other financial service providers work hard to protect their customers – in the UK in 2016, their innovative systems stopped £6.40 in every £10 of attempted fraud.

Financial fraud losses totalled £768.8 million in 2016.

Clearly, something needs to be done, and FFA UK and Her Majesty’s Government don’t believe this ‘thing’ has to be complicated. In fact, it can be as simple as encouraging people to take a moment to stop and think.

Many people may already know the do’s and don’t s of financial fraud – that no-one should ever contact them out of the blue to ask for their PIN or full password, or ever make them feel pressured into moving money to another account. The trouble is, in the heat of the moment, it’s easy to forget this.

After all, trusting people on their word is something everyone tends to do instinctively. If someone says they’re from your bank or a trusted organisation, why wouldn’t you believe them?

Before you take their word for it though, Take Five a national awareness campaign led by FFA UK (part of UK Finance), backed by Her Majesty’s Government and delivered with and through a range of partners in the UK payments industry, financial services firms, law enforcement agencies, telecommunication providers, commercial, public and third sector, urges you to stop and consider whether the situation is genuine – to stop and think if what you’re being told really makes sense.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 13 April – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • Better Living Service Spring Newsletter
  • Upcoming Ward Forums
  • Have Your Say on the Libraries Review
  • Start Training for the Rough Ride Gravel Challenge
  • Staying Well Funding Opportunities

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 calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

Staying Well – Tea, Cake and Funding Opportunities at Brighouse Methodist Church

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Find out what Staying Well can offer you – now working with individuals or groups 18+.

On Wednesday 2 May, 2:00pm-3:30pm at Brighouse Methodist Church, enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake and see how new funding is available to help groups and activities in the Brighouse and Rastrick area.

There will be details of the funding and how to apply.

For more information contact Rachel on 01422 392708 or email Rachel.swaby@calderdale.gov.uk

Rastrick Ward Forum – Monday 16 April 2018

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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.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Monday 16 April 2018 – 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start at The Community Hub, Rastrick High School.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum