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Support WomenCentre by Becoming a Member

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One of the many ways you can support WomenCentre is by becoming a member

Membership is open to all women (subject to approval by the board of directors) and entitles you to the following:

  • WomenCentre newsletter by post or email
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • The option of becoming a board member

Membership costs £10 per year, or £2.50 for women on low incomes. If you’re already a member, why not  let a sister, mother, daughter or friend know you care by giving them the gift of WomenCentre Membership?

How to become a member of Womencentre

If you would like to apply to become a member of Womencentre you can do so by setting up an annual direct debit.

To set up a direct debit securely using CAF click here.

They will be in touch once your membership application has been considered by the Board.

Tea in the Garden with Friends of Rishworth Mill Dam

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The Friends of Rishworth Mill Dam invite you to Tea in the Garden on Sunday 23 June, 1:30pm-3:30pm at The Gatehouse, Rishworth HX6 4QE (opposite Rishworth Palace).

Have tea, coffee and cake and learn about the project and plans for the future.

Tickets are £3 and are available from Geoff on 07912 079999, from the Malthouse Hotel in Rishworth, Ripponden library and from Hair Care in Ripponden.

If you are going by car, can you please use Heathfield school car park.

Overgate Colour Run 2019

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If you haven’t heard of a Colour Run get ready to be amazed! This year, this fun family event will be held on Saturday 13 July at Savile Park, Halifax. It consists of a 5km route with runners being doused in coloured intervals culminating in a ‘Colour Party’ at the finish line.

The Overgate Colour Run celebrates its sixth year in 2019 and they are looking forward to making it the most colourful yet! Since it began in 2014 the Overgate Colour Run has seen more than 5,000 supporters take on the 5km course raising over £180,000 for the Hospice.

Registration for this year’s event is now open and you could be on the start line as we get colourful for Overgate.

Click here to register online or call the Overgate team on 01422 387121.

Tennis Taster Course for Adults

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We are Park Tennis Club in Brighouse, a friendly club with two well maintained clay courts and a recently revamped clubhouse.

We are supporting the Lawn Tennis Association‘s initiative to advance the interests of the game of tennis for senior players of all standards. Our aim is to encourage sociable, enjoyable, challenging and good value activities with benefits of good health and wellbeing.

We are offering the following programme of fun tennis sessions for adults, suitable for people of any level of fitness. Emphasis for the programme is on enjoyment and the social side, with an opportunity to play more formal singles or doubles games after the sessions.

Tennis is an amazing sport. Anyone can play, whatever their motivation or ability, from all communities and backgrounds. At any age and for a whole lifetime, tennis provides physical, social and mental rewards both on and off court.

Joining a tennis session can provide easy access to partners, coaches, rules of the game, and it’s also a fun way of challenging yourself.

The adult sessions will take place on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th July from 2:00pm until 3:30pm at a cost of £2 per person per session. Follow on opportunities will be available for those who enjoy this taster course and wish to continue playing.

Rackets, tennis balls, tea, coffee and soft refreshments will be provided free of charge, although you are welcome to bring your own racket if you have one.

All of these sessions will be led by organisers with technical/tactical guidance if required.

No booking is necessary, just turn up on the day, but to register your interest, or if you have any queries at all about this course, please contact infoparktennisclub@gmail.com.

The club is now open for play, and anyone who is interested in membership is invited to get in touch; eMail infoparktennisclub@gmail.com or visit the Park Tennis Club website for further information.

Elland Charity Carnival 2019

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Elland Charity Carnival will be taking place on Saturday 6 July 2019, 11:00am-5:00pm. 

Did you know that the Elland Charity Carnival can trace its roots back to 1926? So in 2019, the 93rd Elland carnival will showcase the true spirit of the town.

The procession will include over 30 groups and floats, the largest in over 20 years. Situated in the Centre of Elland in Market Square, there will be over 25 stalls, fun fair, classic cars and bikes, Fire Engine and MORE!

There will be displays in the stage area from the Queensbury Scout Band, Karen Binns Stage School, Elland Jive Group, Huddersfield Alsatian Training Club, The Anchormen and Mark the Magician.

Come and show your support!! Why not get into the spirit of the gala in fancy dress and join the procession? There will be trophies for best junior and adult fancy dress, as well as a trophy for best dressed float.

The day will start at 10:00am with the opening of the fair. The stalls will be open by 11:00am and the procession starts at 11:30am. The procession starts at the C of E School on Westgate. It goes up Westgate to the top, along Jepson Lane and down Victoria Road. Displays will start at 12:30.

For more information of events please like our Facebook page ‘Elland Carnival’. Or use this link to go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Elland-carnival-910990052376525/

Elland Boxing gym as they will be bringing a bit of booooom to the Elland Carnival procession and keep an eye out for a couple of boxing local legends on the floats.

 

One of the biggest floats this year with over 80 juniors and adults will be the Elland RLFC squads ranging from under 5s to open age. Elland RLFC have been going strong for over 40 years.

Elland Anchormen are back in the Carnival this year on their very own float and in the Carnival show. They are in terms of history, legends of Elland.

Elland Rex Cinema will be opening the doors at 11:00am on Carnival day when anyone and everyone will be able to walk around this historic little cinema.

There will be films etc. played throughout the day (pictures house to confirm films etc.) and free liquid refreshments for children.

This is what Elland is all about and is a brilliant way to see a little bit of history on Carnival day.

The Elland Carnival is going to be bigger than ever this year. But with the Carnival growing they will need help on the day from some local Elland Volunteers. You could be part of a group or just want to help out. From setting up stalls, helping on the procession to cleaning up after the event. If you are interested then please can contact the organisers with your details via the Facebook page.

Have Your Say! Exciting Plans for Elland

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Local people are invited to have their say on exciting plans for proposed improvements in Elland town centre.

Elland is one of the oldest settlements in Calderdale and it has a number of positives as a town, with high-quality historic buildings and a variety of independent retailers. However, there are also a number of areas that have been identified as requiring improvement, such as the lack of green space and there being no clear centre to the town.

A draft masterplan has now been created by Elland Development Board and Calderdale Council, as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Elland Station Gateway project.

The Elland master plan aims to develop a vision of regeneration for the town centre, building on the town’s unique characteristics and creating a vibrant heart to the town.

Improvement proposals include changes to the transport network, improving pedestrian access, creating more green space areas and making the most of the town’s many heritage elements. There are also a number of complementary initiatives proposed, including expanded market events, and community growing projects, all designed to increase the amount of time people spend in the town.

To ensure the proposals meet the needs of local communities, a consultation is taking place for people to have their say on initial plans.

The detailed proposals can be viewed online at http://www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk/projects/elland-town-centre-masterplan, where there is also the opportunity to complete the feedback form.

People can also meet the team at Southgate Methodist Church in Elland on Thursday 13 June, 2:00pm-6:00pm, where there will be the opportunity to discuss plans, ask questions and provide feedback.

Plans are also on display at Elland Library and Halifax Central Library and will be in place until Friday 14 June.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources, Cllr Jane Scullion, said:

“Elland has a lot to offer as a town, and with exciting plans for a new £22 million rail station and accompanying access improvements in development it’s important that we can harness the town’s potential as a place where people want to live, shop, visit and set up business.

“The Elland masterplan is a vision of how the town could be improved, enhancing the town’s existing positives and addressing some of the issues which are holding it back.

“I really hope people get involved and have their say either online or at our consultation event, to ensure we can create a future which meets the needs of local communities.”

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee said:

“As well as providing significant benefits to people travelling to Halifax, Bradford and Leeds and, further afield, in Manchester, the new Elland Station would mean improved facilities for people who cycle and walk.

“Our plans for a new rail station for Elland through investment from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund will be at the heart of the huge benefits this masterplan can deliver for the town and I would urge people to make sure they have their say online or in person.”

Once the consultation is complete, the design team will review all feedback and make any necessary changes to existing proposals, before taking the plans forward.

Retaining the distinctive heritage features in Elland supports the Vision2024 for Calderdale to stand out and be known – distinctiveness is one of the Vision’s key themes.

In the year 2024, Calderdale will celebrate its 50th birthday. Where do we want to be by 2024? How will the Calderdale of 2024 be different from the place it is now? What ambitions do we share? Join the conversation by following #VisionCdale2024 on social media and visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/council/vision-2024

The Elland Station Gateway project is funded by the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. Managed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Transport Fund has been part-funded through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of funding to drive growth and job creation across the Leeds City Region.

For more information about this and other exciting developments in Calderdale, visit www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk and follow #CdaleNextChapter on Twitter.

FREE access audits available to voluntary and community groups

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‘Developing Calderdale to become a more accessible and inclusive place for all’

  • VU_logo_web12.pngWould you like to develop your community group venue to become more accessible to people with disabilities?
  • Are you considering re-locating your group and would like to ensure the proposed venue is inclusive and accessible?

Our experienced & skilled auditor will provide a full access survey and report. Groups will have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Community Foundation for Calderdale to support recommendations for access and inclusion.

The Accessible Calderdale Project can also deliver a FREE half day session in disability awareness to organisations who have received an access audit.

To request an expression of interest form please email Lorraine@visitsunlimited.org.uk or call 07596 707795.

Holywell Green With the 50 Things To Do Before You’re 5 App!

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Holywell Green Children’s Centre were engaged earlier this week in #08 Bubbles! from the 50 things to do before you are 5 App.

The wonder and amazement of watching bubbles form and float, then fall, burst and disappear is totally mesmerising. Smiling and laughing, waving her arms with excitement and anticipating what was coming as they lifted the wand to blow each time!

You can download it from your app store today.

Bookstart Busy Babies #menasparents

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Tuesday 11th June, 10:30am-11:10am at Brighouse Library, HD6 2AF

£2 per child or FREE for Passport to Leisure holders.

Songs and rhymes are the best introduction to the magical world of language and literature. Come along to Bookstart Busy Babies for 40 minutes of songs and rhymes led by our Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence.

You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire.

For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620. All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Booking not required, please pay on the day.

Men as Parents (1st – 15th June 2019) is a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. Find out more here…