Brighouse

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.

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

Brighouse Ward Forum – Wednesday 18 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!

Wednesday 18 April 2018 – 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.
Mulberry Suite, Brighouse 6th Form College, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1AY.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

KITS Apprenticeship Open Evening – Thursday 19 April

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KITS will be holding an Apprenticeship Open Evening on Thursday 19 April, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Kirkdale House, Armytage Road, Brighouse
HD6 1QF.

Open Days are your opportunity to visit the Training Centre and meet with the Instructors. You will have you a tour of the facilities and explain how the Apprenticeship Programme works.

If you or somebody you know would like to attend the Open Day, please contact KITS on 01484 711462 or email info@kits-training.co.uk to reserve your place.

Remember – With an Apprenticeship you earn while you learn!

KITS was formed in 1991 following the merger between the Halifax and District Group Training Organisation and the Kirklees Training Association. The merger brought together two like-minded training organisations. At the outset, the aim of KITS was to jointly develop a Centre of Excellence for Engineering Training and associated skills in the Calderdale and Kirklees areas. This was enhanced during 1994 with the opening of a new centre at Brighouse. Over the years KITS has continued to grow and has achieved a reputation for High Quality Cost Effective training resulting in the need to further expand the training facilities in 1998. KITS is one of the largest and leading employer – led engineering Group Training Organisations in the UK.

In 2009/2010 the Skills Training Centre was totally refurbished with new state of the art machinery reflecting the standards and technology within local Manufacturing and Engineering Companies.

KITS has developed from an organisation that was purely seen as a recruiter of engineering craft apprentices and a means of maximising levy/grant returns to an organisation that is Employer Responsive, meeting company needs for both training and services in Human Resource development, Health and Safety, Quality and Standards in a wider range of industries.

William Henry Smith School in Shine a Light Awards

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William Henry Smith School in Brighouse has been Highly Commended in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) School of the Year Award category in the Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing children’s communication.

The Shine a Light Awards is open to schools, teams, young people and individuals who champion innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development.

Good communication skills are essential for learning and making friends. Communication is important and has a significant impact on a child’s development. This understanding is the premise in which Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust, decided to launch the annual Shine a Light Awards.

William Henry Smith School has been Ofsted Social Care Outstanding for 12 consecutive years, providing outstanding progress and outcomes for young people aged 7 – 19. They work with children and young people across a broad spectrum of social, emotional and mental health challenges. They use knowledge, experience and expertise to help them become the best they can be. They also meet additional needs that relate to Specific Learning Challenges and common diagnoses amongst boys include ADHD and Autism.

William Henry Smith School operates residentially four nights a week from the school in Brighouse,  although there are some extended day places. Bespoke learning pathways are offered in a specialist environment. They provide a 24 hour, integrated curriculum with specialist sensory and communication intervention, exceptional therapeutic services and family outreach.

What does your local library mean to you?

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Library Service Delivery Review

Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale. This is to ensure they meet their needs.

Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries. This will take place from Monday 5 March until 30 April 2018.

The way that people use libraries is changing. The Council is looking at what is best for each individual library and community now and in the future. This is to ensure a modern, relevant service which is able to thrive in the 21st century.

You can have your say by using the: Library Consultation form.

Or click below to access information about YOUR local library in the Lower Valley.

Presentations will take place at Ward Forums during April 2018. These will give more information and let attendees have the chance to share their feedback.

You have the chance to give your opinion. This will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in summer 2018.

Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said:

We know how much libraries mean to local people. We are committed to maintaining high-quality services that meet their needs. We are reviewing our community libraries to ensure we continue to provide the best possible libraries service to residents. In a cost-effective way to meet the service’s challenging requirement to save £160,000 by 2020. We urge people in each part of Calderdale to share their views.

MUM2MUM Market at Lightcliffe Academy Sports Centre

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On Saturday 3 March 2018. Doors Open 12.45pm – 2.45pm.

Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices. Everything imaginable for your little ones.

JOIN THE EVENT ON MUM2MUM MARKET YORKSHIRE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SALE ITEM PREVIEWS

**Buggies & Travel Systems **Stairgates, Toddler Furniture

**Home & Safety Equipment **Baby Carriers & Harnesses

**Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots **Growbags, Bed Guards

**Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment **Highchair’s, Bumbos

**Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys

**Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

All great brands

**Hundreds of Toys, Books and Games including- Little Tikes, ELC, Fisher Price, Vtech, Mamas & Papas

**Baby and children’s clothes starting from 50p including (Various brands)

To Book a Stall go to Mum2mum Market Website

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2-4-1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

Email: katieg@mum2mummarket.co.uk

Have you considered reviewing your energy provider?

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Have you thought about switching your energy provider, but not found the time to do it?

Ofgem and Calderdale Citizen’s Advice give really easy to follow support with Energy Best Deal and www.goenergyshopping.co.uk.

Come to one of our drop in sessions in March 2018 (see below for dates and venues), and we’ll help you find your options there and then, using an impartial tool.

You’ll  need to bring this information with you :

  • The name of your supplier and the tariff you are on
  • How much energy you used in the last year
  • How you currently pay for your energy
  • Your postcode

This information is on your bill and annual statement from your energy supplier – ring us if you’re not sure how to find it.

If you are on a pre-payment meter, you may not save as much by switching , but it may still be worth your while coming to the drop in.

If you’re not sure whether the drop in is for you , or want to know more please contact Liz Broadley on 07852 173723  or email Liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk

Time Date Venue
10am -12noon Thursday 8 March Northowram & Shelf  Children’s Centre Hub, Northowram Library, Lydgate HX3 7EJ
 

2pm—4pm

 

Monday 12 March Creations  Community Children’s

Centre HX2 0QD

 

1pm –3pm

 

Wednesday 14 March  

Field Lane Children’s Centre HD6 3JT

 

Update on Saturday Splat at Wellholme Children’s Centre

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Saturday Splat is a group for Parents and Carers of children with additional needs and their siblings of any age.

It is a fun environment where families can engage together in varied activities for just £1.50 per family.

This is a drop-in session and therefore no booking is required.

Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

First Saturday in every month (second Saturday if the first falls on a Bank Holiday weekend except for April and August – no session)
10.00am–11.30am

For more information contact Wellholme Park Children’s Centre on: 01484 714768

Saturday Splat will be held on the following dates:

  • 6 January
  • 3 February
  • 3 March
  • No Saturday Splat on 7 April – closed for Easter Break 
  • 12 May
  • 2 June
  • 7 July
  • No Saturday Splat on 4 August – closed for summer break 
  • 1 September
  • 6 October
  • 3 November