Brighouse

Domestic Abuse – in Whatever Language at Whatever Time

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Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Christmas, for some families is a time of celebration, but unfortunately for some the expectations of being there to provide and support can make Christmas a challenging time. Don’t forget the Samaritans are always there to help you and can be contacted though our link.

Calderdale Staying Safe has published a series of guides to in different languages to support those who may not know what services are available in UrduCzech and Polish.

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded here and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

There are also leaflets in different languages

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

06/12/18, 20/12/18

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Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

13/12/18 (No drop in 27/12/18)

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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE

                Monthly drop-in on 1st Tues of the month 9:30am–11:30am (No drop in 01/01/2019)

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.

Clifton Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival

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Clifton Methodist Church, Towngate, Clifton, Brighouse. HD6 4HX will be holding a Christmas Tree Festival with 28 real trees. The opening service will be on Friday 30 November, 6:00pm with viewings and refreshments 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, Saturday 1 December, 12:00pm-5:00pm with a final service of celebration and award on Sunday 2 December, 4:00pm.

Better Lives at Number 42 Outreach Sessions

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Better Lives at No 42 are holding a number of outreach sessions for those who find it difficult to get to the service at 42, Market Street, Halifax.

The new sessions are at Lawson Road Health Centre, Brighouse HD6 1NY on Mondays, 10:00am–12:00pm on 3, 10 and 17 December with future dates to be confirmed.

There will also be sessions at the GP Surgery, Hirstwood  HX6 4BN on the first Wednesday of the month, 9:00-11:00am.

Better Lives at number 42 Market Street, Halifax is a service for adults providing the support needed to stay healthy, independent and in control of your life for as long as possible.

Open Monday to Friday there is a team of social workers providing accessible, face to face information and support to adults in Calderdale.

Open in the Halifax base on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday 1:00pm-4:00pm & Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm.

Helping with health & well-being, promoting independence, support for carers, information about technology such as pendant alarms, signposting to other support organisations such as Staying Well and Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees.

Santa Visits Kershaw’s Garden Centre on Saturday 17 November

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On Saturday 17 November, 11:00am, Santa will arrive on a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the vintage tractor at Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre launching the family Fun day.

There will be free face painting & mince pies, fun and games, competitions, balloon magic, Christmas crafts and special offers for mums and dads, with music from Hipperholme community choir

Santa will be at the garden centre until Christmas and children can visit Santa’s Grotto at just £7.99 per child. See the website for booking details at www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk/santa

FREE Dad’s Event at The Edge Play Gym

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Field Lane Children’s Centre will be holding a FREE Dad’s event on Saturday 24 November 2018, 9:30am-11:15am at The Edge Play Gym, Church Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1AT.

This event, suitable for children 0-8 years of age will give free access to the gym as well as party games, snacks and other activities.

Whilst the event is free, places are limited so please call Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621 to book a place.

No Nonsense Networking featuring Google Digital Garage

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Are you slightly confused by social media or tempted by Twitter? Overwhelmed by the virtual world, yet wishing you could understand more about how to attract new customers?

If you’d like to learn new digital skills for your business, then No Nonsense Networking in partnership with UCVR* are bringing Google experts to the Calder Valley. So join us in Brighouse on Tuesday 13 November 2018 where our Google partners will be presenting some of the innovative ways to get noticed online.

Who is this for?

We are supporting businesses in Calder Valley affected by the ongoing economic impact of the 2015 floods. We are prioritising businesses in Brighouse, Elland and Sowerby Bridge at this event.

Timetable

  • 7.30 Registration, Refreshments & pastries
  • 8.00 Introduction to Digital Advertising shows small businesses how to attract new customers by optimising their presence on Google, gathering consumer insights and online advertising
  • 9.00 Social Media Strategy explores how to create a business strategy based on your business goals
  • 10.30 Writing for Social media is great for small business owners, looking to develop interesting content, headlines and ad copy. You’ll also develop a tone of voice that reflects you and your business.

There are limited places so book your ticket now! Click here – eventbrite.png

We look forward to meeting you all.

Kate, No Nonsense Networking, Alison and Stephen, *Upper Calder Valley Renaissance

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Support the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group

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Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group has ambitious plans and could use a little tractor to help them. They are working hard to make this local nature reserve a real haven for wildlife and a place for education and peaceful enjoyment for the whole local community.

As plans get bigger so do the tasks to undertake – and the tools and equipment just get heavier!

Unfortunately, they are the first to admit that they are not all youngsters so a lift with the bigger loads is definitely appreciated. The age range of our volunteers spans seven decades which forms a great blend of knowledge and experience with energy and enthusiasm and a wide range of skills. However, those with most time to give during the week tend to be people in their 60’s upwards, who are joined at the weekends by families, students and anyone else we can pull in!

They could make very good use of a small tractor to haul trailer loads rather than having to carry all our gear. There are several miles of tracks and paths around the 74 acres of the reserve – and as you can imagine in Yorkshire it’s not all flat, so just getting to a work site with all the necessary tackle is quite an effort sometimes. They could use the tractor with a trailer (already donated) for lots of jobs:

  • to get strimmers to the meadows
  • take a heavy pump and a generator to our dams and ponds
  • carry tools for path maintenance
  • cart bundles of trees for planting
  • carry all the equipment for our annual autumn cut in our huge reedbed – one of the most exhausting tasks of the year.

The group can cover the tractor’s running costs, insurance and necessary training from group funds and there is safe storage on site.

Please vote for the group – and give wildlife at Cromwell Bottom a helping hand – and you are always welcome to visit if you can!

To vote for them, visit the Aviva Community Fund website at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-659.

To find out more about the Wildlife Group visit the blog at http://cromwellbottom.blogspot.com/ or email them on cromwellbottom@gmail.com

Brighouse Christmas Market

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Lots of people are looking forward to this year’s Christmas Market in Brighouse with over 70 stalls of locally made crafts, street food, cakes, cheese, gin and much more.

Stretching over the weekend of Saturday 24 November and Sunday 25 November, the market will include the Christmas Light Switch-on on Saturday 24, 4:00pm.

Check out the latest updates on the market Facebook event Page.