Elland Regeneration – Open Public Meeting

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Craig Whittaker MP has organised an open public meeting to discuss regenerating Elland Town Centre. The meeting will take place on Friday 1 February 2019, 6:30pm in the Canon Winters Centre at All Saints Church, Savile Road, Elland, HX5 0NH.

The purpose of the meeting will be to try to bring together businesses, voluntary/community groups, residents, and Calderdale Council, to both discuss some of the planned projects in Elland and some of the ways in which we can work together to make improvements to the town centre.

Hopefully this meeting will allow an opportunity for people to give their views and for some progress to be made towards revitalising Elland Town Centre. The meeting will be chaired by Craig and Elland Councillor, John Ford.

Have your say! Elland Ward Forum Tuesday 22 January 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.

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.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 22 January 2019, at 6:30pm. .

Venue: Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL

For more information on the meetings, see Lower Valley ForumExternal link

Sling Swing at Southgate Methodist Church

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership will be  hosting a Sling Swing Session at Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale Street, Elland HX5 0JL starting on Monday 21 January, 1:00am-2:00pm.

In the 4 weekly sessions suitable for children 6 weeks and over, mums, dads and babies will have dance and gentle movement with the babies in slings and baby carriers.

To book go to the online booking form or call 01422 266179 for further information.

Accredited Paediatric First Aid Course at Elland Community Rooms

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership will be hosting an Accredited Paediatric First Aid Course at Elland Community Rooms, Croft House, Elland HX5 0BD starting on Friday 25 January, 9:30am-12:30pm.

In the 4 week course you will learn 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 receive accreditation.

To book go to the online booking form or call 01422 266179 for further information.

Domestic Abuse – in Whatever Language at Whatever Time

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Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Christmas, for some families is a time of celebration, but unfortunately for some the expectations of being there to provide and support can make Christmas a challenging time. Don’t forget the Samaritans are always there to help you and can be contacted though our link.

Calderdale Staying Safe has published a series of guides to in different languages to support those who may not know what services are available in UrduCzech and Polish.

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded here and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

There are also leaflets in different languages

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

06/12/18, 20/12/18


Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

13/12/18 (No drop in 27/12/18)


Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE

                Monthly drop-in on 1st Tues of the month 9:30am–11:30am (No drop in 01/01/2019)

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.

I Can Only Imagine at the Rex Cinema, Elland

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Update: The Rex cinema in Elland has just added a 10:30am morning showing for the Christian film I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (PG) next Thursday 6 December as well as the 7:45pm evening showing which has already been announced.

The morning showing will be preceded by the theatre organist playing the cinema’s concert organ from 10:00am.

It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.

The story is told in ‘I Can Only Imagine’(PG) showing at The Rex Cinema, Elland for one night only on Thursday 6 December, 7:45pm.

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.

Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favourite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn), I CAN ONLY IMAGINE stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.

A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness,the inspiring Christian film ‘I Can Only Imagine’ beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.

Elland Lights Switch On – 7 December

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You are cordially invited to bring in Christmas with the switching on of the Elland lights on Friday 7 December from 6:00pm at the Band Stand in Elland town centre. There will be music from Elland Silver Band, choir singers, refreshments and competitions.

All are welcome!

This traditional evening has been organised by Curel CIC and Elland Business Group with funding from Elland Development Board.

Keep up to date with the latest on Facebook at @EllandPresents.

Wednesday Bereavement Support and Social group at the Canon Winter Centre, Elland

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The Wednesday Bereavement Support and Social group at the Canon Winter Centre, All Saint’s Church, Elland HX5 0JF usually meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

This is a social group to help bereaved people and their family and friends to meet new people for friendship, support, day trips  and meals out.

More information can be obtained from Christine on 01422 371749.

Overgate Firewalk 2018

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Brand new for 2018, on Saturday 8 December, 5:00pm-8:00pm at Overgate Hospice, see Firewalkers jump out of their comfort zones and into the fire!

The fire is real. The embers are red hot. Temperatures reach over 500 degrees C.

Run by the two times Guinness World Record Holder, Scott Bell there will be a 1 hour pre-walk Seminar.

On 28 November 2006 Scott Bell set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘Greatest fire walking distance’ by walking 100 meters (328 feet). Scott was totally unharmed and had no signs of any injuries.

Entry is £30 per person with a pledge to raise £150 sponsor money.

Call the Overgate team on 01422 387121 or e-mail fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk