Love Your Local Markets this Easter

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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.

The famous market halls have everything you need, when you need it.

Take a trip to your local market and see for yourself. Great products, great value and great people to talk to!

Opening of Refurbished Courts at Park Tennis Club

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Despite the cool weather, the tennis season is close upon us! Park Tennis Club, Bute Avenue, Brighouse HD6 2JA have been gearing up over the last month and will be officially opening their newly refurbished courts on Sunday 14 April, 10:00am-3:00pm.

New and existing members are expected to dust off their rackets and try out the Italian clay court surface, now sporting new ‘no nail’ lines. The two court club on Bute Avenue is thought to be the first tennis club in West Yorkshire to install this technology, widely used on the high profile championship courts in Europe.

The Open Day will take place from 10:00am-3:00pm with a variety of on-court activities, which visitors are welcome to join in with. Absolutely anyone is welcome, there are rackets available to borrow and light refreshments will be served.

Like many smaller sports clubs, Park Tennis Club depends on a band of willing volunteers. This spring, members have carried out major maintenance work on the courts, laying over a tonne of clay dressing, relocating the net posts, as well as installing new lines. Fencing and fence posts have been repaired, the exterior of the quaint wooden pavilion, the storage shed, and the shed housing last year’s major development (an automated watering system) have been painted.

All this ensures pleasant, modern and well maintained surroundings, and after all their hard work, members are looking forward to a successful season.

Have Your Say! Brighouse Ward Forum – Wednesday 10 April 2019

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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 10 April 2019 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
Mulberry Suite, Brighouse 6th Form College, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1AY.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Garden Competition 2019

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🌻🌷 Calling all gardeners – the annual Together Housing Garden Competition is back! 🌻🌷

This year there are new categories to enter.

  • Community Corner – have you gardened as a team to create and maintain a community garden or area of communal grounds? Then this is the category for you.
  • Mini Gardens – small is beautiful, if your floral arrangements are in containers, hanging baskets or in a patio or similar area, enter here.
  • Floral Garden/Borders – this is the category for you if you have a floral garden or blossoming borders.
  • Children age 5-16 – budding young gardeners should enter this category.
  • Gardener of the Year – all competition entrants will be automatically in with a chance of winning this prestigious award.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 31 July 2019 and the winners will be announced by the end of August.

How to Enter:

Please email three photos of your garden along with the category you would like to enter and your contact details to:

Or, post your photos with the category you would like to enter and your contact details to: Christine Fenton, Resident Engagement Assistant, Prospect House, Wharf Street, Blackburn, BB1 1JD.

Happy gardening and good luck!


Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers Open Day

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On Sunday 14 April Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers will be holding the first of their Open Days for 2019 at Ravensprings Park, Cawcliffe Road, Brighouse.

  • 2 tracks running lots of trains at Ravensprings Park (HD6 2HP)
  • Gates open at 1:30pm and close at 5:00pm 
  • Teas, coffee, cakes and ice cream available
  • Pay once at gate (prices held again!)

Adults £3, children £2, concessions £2 (full wheelchair access including ground-level track)

Ride for free all afternoon. Please note cash only sorry no credit or debit cards accepted.

Easter Holiday Events at Kershaws

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Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Monday 22 April 2019. (Sorry we are closed on Easter Sunday) 

Easter Hunt & Colouring Competition Table 11am-4pm

Drop in anytime between 10 am and 12 noon:

  • Mon 15th Easter Door Hanger
  • Tues 16th Spring Chicken
  • Wed 17th Easter Basket
  • Thurs 18th Paint an Easter Pot
  • Tues 23rd Magical Gardens
  • Wed 24th Garden Crowns
  • Thurs 25th Butterflies & Bugs
  • Fri 26th Porthole Aquarium 

There will be a £1 charge for materials, extra for larger pots.

Please phone 01484 713435 for further details  

Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse

FAXFEST Events Promoting Children’s and Young People’s Safety

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There will be four community engagement events to share your views about safeguarding issues in your local area and to find out how children and young people are kept safe in Calderdale.

At each FREE event you will be able to find out about services in your local area and there will be free refreshments, a quiz and a chance to air your views.


The events are at;

  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saturday 23 March 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre, Thursday 28 March, 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Moorside School , Ovenden, Thursday 4 April, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wellholme Park, Brighouse Thursday 25 April 1:00pm-3:00pm

For more information about the event please contact: or call 01422 393184 or 07976 69514

Paediatric First Aid Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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There will be a Paediatric First Aid Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre over 4 weeks starting Thursday 7 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

4 weeks learning will lead to a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and shock.  Learners must attend the full 12 hours to gain the accreditation.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Free Family Fun Swim with Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres

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Sure Start registered families can join the Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres for a FREE family fun swim at Brighouse Pool on Sunday 17 February, 2:00pm-5:00pm. To check that you are registered with Sure Start call 01484 714768. Booking is on a first come – first served basis and closes on Friday 8 February. To book your place, call 01422 266197.

See below for further details.