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Men ACWY Vaccine – Reminder for Teenagers and ‘Fresher’ Students

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Teenagers and “fresher” students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

More information can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx#what

What is the Men ACWY vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.

The Men ACWY vaccine is called Nimenrix.

Read the patient information leaflet for Nimenrix (PDF, 385kb).

At what age should teenagers and young people have the vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccination is being offered to teenagers and also to first-time college and university students who haven’t already had the vaccination. Read the rest of this entry »

Wildlife Discovery Adventure around Field Lane Children’s Centre

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Starting Tuesday 12 September between 1:15pm – 2:45pm there will be 3 weeks of discovering all things wild on our nature toddle around Field Lane Children’s Centre area.

Week 1 will be exploring the area and what lives there.

Week 2 will be mini beast hunting

Week 3, the final week, having a go at seasonal wild art and a treasure hunt.

Best suited to children aged 2+ but children of all ages are invited to come along and explore. Welly boots are a must if it rains.

Laughing at Water performance – Sowerby Bridge

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Image may contain: nightTaking inspiration from the geese that wander the streets of Sowerby Bridge, Fire & Water will perform an eccentric dance performance around an animated giant goose which will accompany the famous Rushbearing cart on September 2 from 10:00 and September 3 from 11:00.

The dance will incorporate Morris dancing, chefs, eggs and jets of water and will be performed at the Rushbearing Festival in Sowerby Bridge on the first weekend of September before making an appearance at The Peoples’ Fair at the end of the month.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Volunteer Open Evening

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On Thursday 7 September 2017, Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be hosting a volunteer open evening. Why not go along for a chat to find out about the many different ways you can help to save a life!

The open evening will start at 6:30pm at Cue Gardens, Stadium Mills, Stadium Rd, Bradford BD6 1BJ. ​This is a walk in event so you don’t need an appointment, however where possible please confirm attendance. ​

For further information contact Jenny on 07880 389052

Not everyone realises that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance relies solely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across the region. In fact, as an independent Charity they only receive help through secondment of the paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. We need to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances and highly-trained crew in the air.  This is the equivalent of £4.4M every single year.

As a rapid response lifesaving emergency service, our air ambulances serve a population of five million people across four million acres.  Our two new Airbus H145 helicopters operate from Nostell Priory near Wakefield in West Yorkshire and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, covering the whole of Yorkshire seven days a week, 365 days per year. Night vision flying from 2017 extends the hours of operation.

Wherever the air ambulance lands at the scene of an accident, it is a maximum of 20 minutes from a Major Trauma Centre for the patient’s injuries or illness.

Over 7,300 patients’ lives have been changed by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance since the Charity began in October 2000.

Volunteers are the bread and butter of our organisations, from tin collections, stalls and talks are volunteers provide us with the vital support we need to operate effectively.

As a growing organisation, we are looking for enthusiastic and friendly individuals to come and join our life saving team. Being part of the YAA is flexible and caters to your lifestyle.

Why not go along to your regional open evening to meet volunteers alike and the fundraisers you could be working with.

Archery Taster Session with Community Transport Calderdale

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Ever fancied having a go at something different?  Why not try archery?

Community Transport Calderdale have teamed up with the energetic folk at CI Adventures to bring you a great afternoon taster session.

The itinerary for the afternoon of Friday 15 September 2017 is:-

Arranged transport from local pick up points (Times to be advised)

Arrive at venue – 1pm

Introduction and H&S briefing – 1pm to 1.15pm
Archery session – 1.15pm to 2.45pm
Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) 2.45pm
Close of session approx 3pm

Children aged 6+ with an accompanying adult are welcome to join the session.

Return transport to local pick up points.

This is a great opportunity to try something new!  This session is open to all – any age, any ability.

Price for the activity day – £14 per person

Price includes accessible transport to and from the venue (Local pick up points)

To reserve your place please complete the reservation form at http://www.ctcalderdale.co.uk/archery-taster-session.html

Brighouse Oddfellows Friendship Month Meeting

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As part of Oddfellows Friendship Month 1 -30 September, Brighouse Oddfellows are hosting an all-day tea party on Saturday 2 September 2017 10:00 – 14:00 at Oddfellows Hall, Brighouse.

There will be tea & biscuits (and some buns) and time to have a chat, take part in table quizzes etc.

For more information call Andrew or Lynn on 01484 324929. 

If you would like to advertise this event, download the poster

Volunteer with the Calderdale Countryside and Woodland team

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The Countryside Service volunteers have been hard at work this summer performing various countryside management tasks throughout Calderdale.

Jobs have included footpath clearance on Calderdale’s extensive network of public rights of way, control of invasive species and site management tasks.

If you wish to become involved in the groups work, please email philip.singh@calderdale.gov.uk for more details.

Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan – what issues are important to you?

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Want to help change Calderdale for the better? Then Have your say on the Local Plan consultation.

The consultation on the initial draft of the Calderdale Local Plan is now open and information on the plan is available at www.calderdale.gov.uk/localplan and comments can be submitted using the Council’s Consultation Portal.

A Planning Officer will also  be in attendance at the following locations to assist you in making comments online.

Still Time to Do Something this Summer

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There is still time to do things in the Summer Holidays from Busy Babies at some our libraries, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Flour, Flat bread and fire at Ogden Water, Elves and Fairies to a Bat Walk at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to check your local Children’s Centres to see what events they may be holding. There is a full list of activities that can be downloaded in the Do Something Summer Activity Guide