Brighouse

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.

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…

When Panic Seized the Town: Calderdale Heritage Walks

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 2 June, 2:15pm – When Panic Seized the Town.

A major outbreak of smallpox hit Brighouse area in 1892. You will visit the key sights in Clifton to retell the story.

Meet John Brooke at 2:15pm. by the War Memorial in the centre of Clifton HD6 4HP.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

We’re recruiting!New opportunities with NHP

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Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
A post of Early Years practitioner Plus has become available at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre. The successful applicant must have substantial experience of working in an Early Years Setting.
Salary £18,135 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Site Supervisor – Innovations and Illingworth Children’s Centre
This post is targeted at candidates with a sound understanding of Health and Safety and risk assessments, who also have substantial maintenance experience and are willing to undertake further training and development.
Salary £18,810 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Early Year’s Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre
An Early Years Practitioner Plus position has become available at Elland Children’s Centre. This position has a minimum requirement of an appropriate Level 3 qualification.
Salary £18,135 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Caretaker – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
You will need knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety and risk assessments, as well as some maintenance experience including cleaning, …
Salary £17,363 Hours 30 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading 

Active North Halifax Engagement Coordinator
From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre in Calderdale to the first Men in Sheds group, and lots in between. North Halifax is an innovative area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it …
Salary: £26,045 Hours: 37 Closing date: 9/6/19 Continue reading

North Halifax Community Organiser NHP – #LetsGetSociallyActive
Looking for the chance to mobilise social and community action in Halifax? We are looking to recruit a Community Organiser to cover the northern part of the town, specifically the wards of Ovenden, and Illingworth & Mixenden.
Salary £21,000 Hours: 37  Closing date: 10/6/19 Continue reading

About NHP
North Halifax Partnership (NHP) is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative helps people into employment and training, provides youth and diversionary projects and delivers activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

Find our more at www.northhalifaxpartnership.com

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Love Your Local Markets Fortnight

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Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.

Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.

Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.

From Friday 17 to Friday 31 May, markets across the world will be getting involved with the National Association of British Market Authorities’ (NABMA) Love Your Local Market campaign.

Now in its eighth year, the campaign celebrates markets being at the heart of local communities, with the theme ‘Markets – Close to your heart’.

Throughout the fortnight there will be an artist in residence at Halifax Borough Market, in association with Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) and Artworks, Halifax. Visitors will be able to see illustrator Louis Benoit at work, producing sketches and drawings inspired by the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of the magnificent Victorian market. Shoppers are encouraged to come and watch, ask questions and chat.

Louis’ residency will be followed by a second artist and a poet, with the resulting pieces forming part of an exhibition in the summer.

Also at Halifax Borough Market will be a Record Fair on Saturday 25 May in the Albany Arcade and on Thursday 30 May the Arcade also hosts a Food Mixer Market, celebrating great local food and including a pop up from Halifax-based Darkland Brewery.

Todmorden will be hosting a ‘Foodie Fryday’ event on Friday 31 May, 9:00am-7:00pm, which will be a feast for the senses with a great selection of delicious food on offer, including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, fine cheeses, jams and preserves, freshly made pizza,  vegan treats, Indian street food, sweet treats and much more.

There’ll also be special offers and tastings at other Calderdale Markets, including Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse and Elland.

Calderdale Council’s Markets Manager, John Walker, said:
“Love Your Local Market fortnight is always a special time at Calderdale markets. It’s a great time to visit, as in addition to the existing great stalls, there are lots of special events showcasing our wonderful markets.
“If you’re a young entrepreneur it’s also the perfect time to test out your ideas, with free stalls for young traders at our Open Markets.
“There are also lots of other incentives available, including free weeks and ‘trade for a fiver’ options. Get in touch to find out more!”

For more information about trader incentives, or if you’re interested in trading on any of Calderdale markets email john.walker@calderdale.gov.uk

Brighouse 1940’s weekend – 1st to 2nd June 2019

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Step back in time as Brighouse goes back to the 1940s era on Saturday 1 June, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 2 June, 10:00am-4:00pm. Brighouse 1940s Weekend is back again!

See what life was like in this significant time in our history as the town centre and shops are transformed.

You’ll be able to sit in a Messerschmitt, see Churchill, learn to dance the Lindy Hop or dance the night away with the Ashby Big Band.

This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend. The whole town centre will become the venue for a host of 1940’s events and displays from Spitfires to vintage vehicles, from home cooking to 1940’s dress and make up.

Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town. NOTE: SS Uniforms and Insignia are not permitted at our event and anyone wearing them will be asked to leave.

Big Tennis Weekend at Park Tennis Club

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The Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend is being held at Park Tennis Club, Brighouse on Sunday 19 May, 10:00am-1:00pm.

It’s a free, family event designed to encourage people to become more involved in sport whilst at the same time, having some fun.

The sessions run from 10am until 1pm and are coach led, with a whole host of activities taking place.  Rackets and tennis balls are provided, and refreshments are available on the day.

Booking is advisable and can be made through visiting the Park Tennis Club website.

If you do need any further information, please can you contact either Marilyn Marshall on marilyn.marshall@hotmail.co.uk  or Margaret Bottomley on madlbottomley@blueyonder.co.uk.

See What’s Happening at the Refurbished Courts at Park Tennis Club

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The tennis season has officially started at Park Tennis Club, Brighouse after the opening of their newly refurbished courts.  Members, prospective members and visitors were welcomed to the club with refreshments provided throughout the day.

The new ‘no nails’ lines were proclaimed by all to be a fantastic investment, looking smart, feeling level under foot, and providing a consistent bounce when the ball strikes them; all a major improvement on the old plastic tapes. General opinion was that the Italian clay courts, which had over a ton of new clay laid on them in the pre-season, will improve when they have been ‘played-in’ to help bed them down.

Pictured are some of the members who put in hours of work to implement these improvements.  They are celebrating the work being over!

The event also saw the members’ Wimbledon Ballot take place, where 3 lucky members won the chance to buy tickets for the show courts at the Wimbledon Championships in July.  With the Public Ballot vastly over-subscribed, joining an affiliated club is a great way of increasing your chances of buying a pair of these much sought after tickets.

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.

Brighouse 1940’s weekend – 1st to 2nd June 2019

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Step back in time as Brighouse goes back to the 1940s era on Saturday 1 June, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 2 June, 10:00am-4:00pm. Brighouse 1940s Weekend is back again!

See what life was like in this significant time in our history as the town centre and shops are transformed.

You’ll be able to sit in a Messerschmitt, see Churchill, learn to dance the Lindy Hop or dance the night away with the Ashby Big Band.

This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend. The whole town centre will become the venue for a host of 1940’s events and displays from Spitfires to vintage vehicles, from home cooking to 1940’s dress and make up.

Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town. NOTE: SS Uniforms and Insignia are not permitted at our event and anyone wearing them will be asked to leave.