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Neighbourhood Watch ‘Our News’ Jan 2020 E-Newsletter Out Now

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OUR NEWS e-newsletter – January 2020 edition

The first 2020 edition of ‘OUR NEWS‘, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out. In this edition we see a sneak preview of our new Neighbourhood Watch national website, discover inspirational  work being delivered locally, celebrate successes and achievements, recognise what it means to be good neighbour, and learn about how you can become more cyber aware.

The time has come.. put your feet up, take a moment to yourself and have a go at our very first crossword challenge to be in for a chance to win a prize.

A direct link to the e-newsletter PDF is here:

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Have your say on plans for a new bus station in Halifax

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Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are asking people to comment on plans for a new bus station in Halifax, which is due to be completed by 2023. The £15.4m scheme aims to deliver a modern, fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage and public space of Halifax town centre.

You will be able to see the plans and feedback your views online via the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s ‘Your Voice’ website at between Monday 13 January and Wednesday 12 February.

There will also be two drop-in sessions where you can see the plans, meet the project team, ask questions and provide feedback. The details of the sessions are:

  • Tuesday 21 January 2020 at Halifax Town Hall –  4pm to 8pm.
  • Saturday 1 February 2020 at Halifax Borough Market – 10am to 2pm.

For more information, please read: Halifax Bus Station A5 Flyer (web)

Southgate Christian Centre Shoppers lunch first Friday of the month at 12pm

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Come down at the Southgate Christian Centre and unwind at our Shopper’s lunch on the First Friday of each month at 12pm.

Enjoy a two-course meal and a drink for £5.00 per person. Make new friends and have fun!

Our next lunch is held on February 7th at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street, Elland, HX5 0JL starting 12 noon.

For more information or to look at the proposed Shoppers Lunch menu, please visit and look under events.

You can ring Wilma on 07772123058 to book your tickets or just come on the day.


We look forward to seeing you!


Imaginary – A new Musical at Southgate Christian Centre – Opening night January 29

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Southgate Christian Centre are proud to host Imaginary – A  new musical by the Southgate Drama & Social Group.

This is a fantastic musical that is fun for all the family. Come and support our community drama group and enjoy a great evening.

There will be performances each night at Southgate Christian Centre starting 7.15pm from 29th January to 1st February including a matinée on 1st February at 2.15pm.

Ticket prices: Adults – £10.00, under 16yrs – £8.00. Group discounts available.
Tickets are available from Bramleys Estate agent, Victoria Road, Elland or online from There will be tickets available on the door, subject to availability.


For more information contact 07772123058.


Venue: Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street, Elland, HX5 0JL

Southgate Drama & Social Group:

Disability Partnership Calderdale Latest Newsletter

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Take a look at the January 2020 newsletter from Disability Partnership Calderdale.

We work with local authorities, volunteers groups and various service providers to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Calderdale. We also support our members with whom we consult regularly and for whom we provide meetings and social events.

This month we look ahead to our next Open Meeting, where we will be putting the focus on hearing and sight impairments, with some experts joining us to offer insights and advice! We hope you’ll join us!

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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 17 January 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer


Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…


This week:

  • Citizens Advice Energy Roadshow – to help vulnerable individuals
  • Exploring Isolation and loneliness – Free Workshop January 21
  • Various new Activities at The Space @ Field Lane!
  • Local RSPCA pet photography competition now open for entries!


Have a great weekend!

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Introduction to Childcare Level 2 – 6 week accredited course January 27

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Sure Start Children Centres are hosting a 6 week half day accredited course for anyone interested in a career in childcare at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre.

Enrolment is on Monday January 27 from 9.30am – 11.30am

Course runs from Monday February 10 – March 16 from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Venue: Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL

This course is leading to 3 qualifications:

  • Level 2 accreditation in Childcare
  • Level 2 certification in Safeguarding Children
  • Level 2 Basic First Aid Awareness

Plus experience of working in a  childcare setting.

Due to the very high popularity and demand for this course, book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book a place please complete the online application at

Booking form found here:

For any queries please contact Leanne Barlow on 01422 266197

Sure Start Children’s Centres
North Halifax Partnership

Lead the Way January 2020 eBulletin Cloverleaf Advocacy

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The latest Lead the Way eBulletin is out now.

Read all about the progress of Living Well and upcoming events.

Lead the Way January 2020

  • Health awareness days outcomes
  • Living Well project report
  • LeDer programme
  • A look into sexual exploitation of vulnerable individuals
  • Carers Trust survey
  • Breast screening film for women with learning disabilities
  • Valentine’s Disco at Atik
  • and more…

“We believe everybody has the right to plan their own life, to be listened to, to be taken seriously, to be respected”


Exploring Isolation and loneliness – Free Workshop January 21

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Healthy Minds would like to invite you to a single day workshop exploring the factors contributing to the feelings of isolation and loneliness. Practical ways to reduce these will be discussed.

The workshop takes place Tuesday 21 January at 12.30-2.30 at Brighouse Library

Refreshments and light nibbles will be provided.

Booking is essential for this workshop as there is high demand and places are limited.


To book and for more info contact Nicola on 01422 345 154 or


Healthy Minds: 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR

Venue: Brighouse Library, Halifax Rd, Brighouse, HD6 2AF


Supported by Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities

Dog Training with the Happy Dog Training Academy at The Space @ Field Lane

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The Happy Dog Training academy are running Dog Training classes at The Space @ Field Lane aimed at Puppies (up to 12 months), adult dogs (over 12 months) and even advanced training, following on from previous courses.

Classes run

  • Puppies: Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm
  • Adults: Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm
  • Advanced training: Wednesday 8:30-9:30pm


Puppy training: 10 week course £40 per dog

  • Socialisation
  • Collar and lead training
  • Basic commands
  • Recall
  • Basic obedience (stay and wait)

Adult training: 10 week course £40 per dog

  • Socialisation
  • Walking on lead
  • Basic commands
  • Recall
  • Basic obedience (stay and wait)


To book contact Happy Dog Training Academy directly on  07490 719752 or

Find The Happy Dog Training Academy on Facebook.


To contact The Space:

The Space @ Field Lane tel. 01484 556924 or email