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



Monday 12 March Creations  Community Children’s

Centre HX2 0QD


1pm –3pm


Wednesday 14 March  

Field Lane Children’s Centre HD6 3JT


Managing Your Money: Free Course at Elland Children’s Centre

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On Monday 26 February, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road HX5 0BB will be hosting a course on Money Management given by WYCAS (West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service).

This FREE 4-week course is for people aged 19+ who want to understand ways to manage money and stay on top of bills.

You will learn:

  • What is a budget and why budget
  • Calendar of spending
  • Raising Credit
  • Calculating a budget
  • What to do if in debt & prioritising debt
  • Considering energy bills
  • Prioritising expenditure\increasing income
  • Budgeting for shopping & celebrations

Contact Jane Granville at WYCAS for more information on 0113 2706291, or email jane.granville@wycas.org.uk

Meet the Author at Blackley Baptist Church

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On Saturday 10 March, 7pm in the Thompson Jones Hall of Blackley Baptist Church you can meet the author Andrew P. Sykes when he speaks as about his latest book ‘Spain to Norway on a bike called Reggie’.

Admission of £8 includes a hot pie and peas supper from ‘Di’s Pies’.

More information and tickets from 01422 378982 or 01422 375718 or any member of the ABC group.

Flat Stanley at Elland and Rastrick Libraries

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Stanley Lambchop is just a normal healthy boy, but ever since a large notice board fell on him, he’s been only half an inch thick. But amazing things can happen to you when you are flat! Enjoy the magical and brilliantly funny adventures of Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. You will make your own Flat Stanley and Airmail envelope.

This activity is suitable for children aged 5-8.

Tuesday 20 February, 10:30-11:30 at Elland Library.

Tuesday 20 February, 2pm-3pm at Rastrick Library.

Tickets are £3 per child and are available through Ticketsource.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For further information email Elland library at elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call on 01422 374472.

For the Rastrick session email Rastrick library rastrick.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01484 714858.

Annual Laurel and Hardy Film Evening at The Rex

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On Saturday 24 March at 7.30pm – 10pmThe Rex Cinema, Elland will be holding the annual Laurel & Hardy Film evening.

Showing ‘Way Out West‘, ‘Habeus Corpus‘, ‘Night Owls‘ and ‘Me and My Pal‘with organist Ben Hinchliffe playing before the show, for ‘Habeus Corpus’ and during the interval.

Tickets £5.50 available soon and you can also pay by card over the phone now by calling the box office on 01422 372140.

Staying Well – Tea, Cake and Funding Opportunities at Canon Winter Centre

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Find out what Staying Well can offer you – now working with individuals or groups 18+.

On Tuesday 27 February, 1:30pm-3:30pm at Canon Winter Centre, Elland HX5 0JF, enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake and see how new funding is available to help groups and activities in the Elland, Greetland and Stainland 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.

Greater Elland Historical Society Talk on Percy Shaw

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The next meeting of the Greater Elland Historical Society will be on Wednesday 14 February: Percy Shaw – The Man who put Cat’s Eyes in the Road- Chris Helme.

Winter meetings take place in a pleasant room at Elland Working Men’s Club, South Lane, Elland HX5 0HT. Meetings begin at 7.15pm and usually end by 9pm.

The Greater Elland Historical Society was founded in 1974 by a group of like-minded local people.

The aims of the Society are:

  • To inspire an awareness of our heritage both locally and nationally and to encourage a knowledge of history, especially local to the Greater Elland area
  • To compile, preserve and maintain a written and pictorial record of the area and to be involved with historical research and preservation by individuals or groups, publishing to members and others as appropriate
  • To provide an annual programme to include talks, discussions, walks and visits both locally and afield
  • To liaise with similarly interested organisations.

Currently the Society has about 80 members and the cost of membership for the 2016/17 season was just £8.00 per person.

The Society is open to all with a genuine interest in local history. Just come along to any meeting, taken from the syllabus and make yourself known to the Secretary on the door. The business of the Society is managed by an elected committee of officers which meets approximately quarterly.

The Society membership meets on the second Wednesday of every month, throughout the year. Meetings consist of a winter and summer syllabus, with the winter programme being made up a series of invited guest speakers, and summer programme a series of visits and walks to places of local historical interest.

Winter meeting attendances average in excess of 50 members per meeting and summer visits, approximately 25 members per visit. The Annual General Meeting takes place as part of the October meeting. In addition, there is an annual day trip by coach to a place of interest further afield, and an annual dinner in March. Both of these events are charged at cost and are very popular with members.

GFB seasonal work opportunity (part-time, flexible)

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Green Future Building (GFB), a not for profit social enterprise, supplies an innovative range of nature conservation products from its Elland Bridge manufacturing workshop.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone with practical skills to work with GFB on a part-time (flexible hours to suit both the candidate and GFB) fixed term basis.

You will be a self-starter with a hands-on background (joinery preferred), within easy reach of Elland (M62 J24), and able to work with young people, communities and outdoors on eco ‘design & build’ projects.

This would best suit a “birder” or “naturalist”, or someone with an interest in wildlife conservation looking to progress into the wider employment market – due to our social enterprise ethos and the types of products we produce, however this is not a requirement.

Enquiries to John Beaumont 07917 167779 or via greenfuturebuilding.org.uk

 See GFB’s website and social media for bird and photography hides, screens and platforms, tern rafts, sand martin banks, boxes for species of conservation concern, rain garden planters, box sluices and wetland management services.

GFB are leading suppliers of specialist conservation products designed and built to a very high standard to meet all the rigours of life in some of Britain’s wildest landscapes. They are committed to their founding principles of building with recycled and sustainable materials where and whenever possible and to social inclusion focusing on learning, training and employment creation, working with disadvantaged communities, groups and individuals.

Their ethos is “Working together to make our countryside a richer place for wildlife and people”.

Cafe Now Open at Elland Christian Centre

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Elland Christian Centre on Newcombe Street now has a cafe open every Friday 9am–6pm with a range of meals, drinks and snacks served throughout the day in a relaxed environment.

The menu can be found at ellandchristiancentre.co.uk.

Specials board at the café includes special items for that day (additional meals and desserts).

Telephone orders are welcome by calling 01422 327405.