Brighouse

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
  • 7 April
  • Please note closed for Easter Break 
  • 12 May
  • 2 June
  • 7 July
  • 4 August
  • Please note closed for summer break 
  • 1 September
  • 6 October
  • 3 November

Have your say! Brighouse Ward Forum – 17 January 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.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Mulberry Suite, Sixth Form College, Parsonage Lane HD6 1AY

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Healthy Minds ‘Well Aware’ Course at Brighouse Library

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Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

During this 6 week ‘Well Aware’ course you will explore personal mental health and ways in which we can develop a deeper sense of awareness about ourselves, our experiences and our wellbeing. You will cover themes such as strength based approach, identifying values and beliefs, managing emotions and much more.

‘Well Aware’ will be running at Brighouse Library on Mondays 5, 12 & 26 February and 5, 12 & 19 March between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

Refreshments will be provided. To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded here.

Brighouse and District Historical Society 2018 Programme

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The Brighouse and District Historical Society meet at 7:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Brighouse Rest Centre, Park Row, Brighouse – except during the Summer, when they make visits to places of historic interest.

The group’s aim is to promote an interest, not only in the local history of Brighouse and district, but also in historical matters in general.

Founded in 1988, the group invites speakers to the meetings to talk on a wide range of subjects in a friendly and informal setting.

 

The programme for 2018 is as follows;

Wednesday 10 January 2018: Catherine Crossley, Wife of Titus Salt (Jr) by Pauline Ford
Wednesday 14 February 2018: Little-Known London (Continued) by Patricia Bell
Wednesday 14 March 2018: Great-Uncle Percy, Inventor of Cats-Eyes by Glenda Shaw
Wednesday 11 April 2018: The Low Moor Munitions Explosion [1916] by Mary & Geoff Twentyman & Barbara Reardon
Wednesday 9 May 2018: Stones & Stoops by Liz Hayes
Wednesday 13 June 2018: Outing: Bradford Cathedral
Wednesday 11 July 2018: Outing: A Walk in Rastrick
Wednesday 8 August 2018: Annual Dinner
Wednesday 12 September 2018: Dr Phyllis Bentley by Margaret Barnes
Wednesday 10 October 2018: Innocence, then and now by Ian Dewhirst
Wednesday 14 November 2018: Nurse Edith Cavell by David Glover
Wednesday 12 December 2018: AGM

Non-members and Visitors are welcome.

Annual membership: Adult members £9.00.

Admission for Non-members and Visitors is £3 per meeting.

The above does not include the summer outings which are charged separately.

For more information contact the Chairman Peter Goddard on 01484 716970 or email petegoddard@petegoddard.wanadoo.co.uk

Or the Secretary Peter Walls on 07949087981 or email peter.walls@hotmail.co.uk

Healthy Minds ‘Head Space’ course at Brighouse Library

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Do you want to improve how you’re feeling in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere?

– Then the NEW course –

Head Space

might be just what you’re looking for!

Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

The 3 week course will run for 2 hours per week and will cover topics such as

  • Dealing with stress
  • Improving confidence and self esteem
  • Moving forward – goals and aims
  • Getting what you need and taking control

Head Space will be running at Brighouse Library on Mondays 9, 16 and 23 January between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

Refreshments will be provided. To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded here.

Book Signing by Mark Metcalf at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Halifax football author and historian Mark Metcalf will be signing copies of ‘FLYING OVER AN OLIVE GROVE’, the remarkable story of Fred Spiksley at Kershaw’s Garden Centre on Sunday 17 December, 11am – 2pm.

Gainsborough lad Spiksley was amongst the first generation of teenagers who, in 1885, could aspire to be a professional footballer and dodge the inevitability of industrial labour.

He became the first player to score 3 against Scotland, a feat that saw him chased along the touchline by the future Queen of England. He scored both of the Sheffield Wednesday goals when they became the first Yorkshire side to win the FA Cup in 1896. He later led Wednesday to League title success in 1903. He scored over 300 career goals and retains the highest goals-to-game ratio of any winger in the history of English football.

When he finished playing football he took to the stage and acted alongside Charlie Chaplin on over 50 occasions. He then became a world famous coach and was the first to coach on three continents. He managed 1FC Nuremburg in 1914 and when WWI started he was, like all British citizens in Germany, imprisoned. He escaped and later returned to the country and won the Germany title with Nuremburg. In 1929, Spiksley helped make the first speaking coaching film for young people.

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Sure Start Children’s Centres Newsletter Spring 2018

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The Sure Start newsletter for Spring 2018 includes details of the new baby clinics, a what’s on guide for all our Children’s Centres and how to follow each individual Centre on it’s own Facebook page.

Have you thought about getting a better deal on your energy bills? With NHP Energy Levels you could boost your energy and save money. The newsletter gives details of the drop-in sessions January to March 2018 when Ofgem and Citizens Advice will show you how to go Energy Shopping.

The newsletter also includes dates for Sure Start training courses taking place in both Lower Valley and North & East Halifax from January to March 2018.

Click here to read the newsletter online

Parkruns in Calderdale

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Winter is upon us and you may not feel like getting out and being Active Calderdale in the cold, but there is still a lot you can do in the garden. Being active will make you feel good physically and mentally and keep you warm too!

Another great way to be active with your friends, family and grandchildren is to take part in ‘parkrun’ and here’s a bit of information that might be news to you.

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs all over the world. They are open to everyone, totally free, organised by a group of local volunteers, held in pleasant parkland surroundings and everyone whether young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not is always welcome. It’s not about racing, it’s about running at your own pace.

We have 2 parkruns in Calderdale, one at Shroggs Park in Halifax and the other at Wellholme Park in Brighouse. Both start at 9am every Saturday. We also have a new Junior parkrun starting at Wellholme Park in Brighouse on Sunday 17 December at 9am. Junior parkrun is a 2k run for juniors aged 4-14 years old and will take place on Sunday mornings at 9am.

For further information please click on the links below:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/halifax/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighouse/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighouse-juniors/

Tooth Care Training For Children With Special Needs

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Parents and carers of children with learning difficulties, autism and any of a range of special needs are only too aware of how difficult it is to teach their lovely children the basics of life that come as routine to others – including looking after their teeth.

That’s why the Dentaid mobile van will be calling at Sensory World for a special event just for children with special needs on 16 December, 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Making tooth care fun and interesting is what this event is all about.

Fun and games inside Sensory World and a visit to the big white van outside to turn tooth care into an adventure.

Just £5 for some fun training about caring for growing teeth.

No booking required – but if you are able please give Linda a call on 07801 065589 if you are planning to visit, just to help with the planning.

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