Calderdale Staying Safe Latest Drop in Sessions 

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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?

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 9am-5pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

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)

01/11/18, 15/11/18, 06/12/18, 20/12/18


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

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

08/11/18, 22/11/18, 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.

Elland Craft and Tap to Open in Time for Elland Bonfire

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Elland Craft & Tap, 102 Southgate are delighted to announce that they will be opening their doors Friday 2 November, 12:00pm …just in time for Elland Bonfire night!

They would be very pleased to welcome you to a bright, traditional, clean, safe and comfortable space with;

  • five hand-pulled, cellar conditioned, Craft and Cask Ales including two ales from Elland Brewery and three from other independent craft breweries on rotation
  • three further Craft Ales on Tap
  • Aspalls cider on Tap
  • a range of bottled beers
  • Budva and Freedom Four lager on Tap
  • gin, rum, whisky, wines and a few other things
  • freshly brewed coffee and free WiFi

You are welcome to order food from the local takeaway and bakery and eat it in over a pint or two. They will also be serving snacks including Yorkshire Crisps and local award winning pies.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Elland Craft & Tap Opening Soon

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Just in time for Elland Bonfire night the Elland Craft & Tap at 102 Southgate are delighted to announce that they will be opening their doors at 12 noon on Friday 2 November.

Serving five hand-pulled, cellar conditioned, Craft and Cask Ales including two Ales from your very own Elland Brewery and three from other independent craft breweries on rotation. Plus three further Craft Ales on tap and a range of other beverages .

Freshly brewed coffee and free WiFi

Bookable meeting room (coming soon).

You are welcome to order food from the local takeaway and bakery and eat it in over a pint or two. We will also be serving snacks including Yorkshire Crisps and local award winning pies.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Vote for Elland Silver Band Through the Aviva Community Fund

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Elland Silver Band is one of Yorkshire’s oldest brass bands and in recent years has become one of the most progressive community bands. This success is largely due to the fantastic music education programme which has tutored over 200 young musicians in the past 20 years, and a passionate team of volunteers and tutors. The programme enables the band to offer a “beginners class”, “starter band”, “training band” and “youth band”.

The band is seeking funding to further develop the tuition programme by offering a series of workshops for beginners and developing young musicians.

They would like to offer children in local primary schools free “taster sessions” to try an instrument for the first time, and learn a few basic skills. Interested children will be signposted to the “beginner class” where they will receive free use of an instrument and high quality tuition from instrumental tutors.

The band also wants to run some “intensive” training workshops for young people who already play an instrument who would benefit from working with professional instrumental tutors to help advance their skills and to inspire them to progress to the next level.

Funding will be used to cover tutors fees, room hire, equipment and sheet music.

There is already a successful youth band, training band and starter band, however, more instruments will give more opportunities. All the tutors are experienced musicians and are DBS checked. In 2019 the youth band is taking part in the European Youth Brass Band Championships in Montreux, Switzerland.

The band provides all members with expert instrumental tuition, free use of an instrument and sheet music and teaches children who are absolute beginners how to play an instrument and to read music so they can be part of the organisation.

Learning to play an instrument has lots of benefits. Children grow in confidence, and improve their communication with their peers, tutors and adults. It encourages commitment and dedication, loyalty and team work. Children make new friends, and are introduced to other more experienced young musicians as role models. The more experienced young people are fantastic role models for the younger children.

The classes also offer opportunities for more experienced young musicians to gain mentorship experience through a volunteer programme.

By voting for this project you can help a young person to;
– Learn a new skill
– Be creative
– Be part of a successful community organisation
– Make new friends
– Develop confidence
– Be part of a team
– Perform music alongside people of all ages
– Respect their peers
– Be a good citizen
– Have fun!

To vote for Elland Silver Band on the Aviva Community Fund website follow this link https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-819

All Aboard the Playbus!

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FREE events from Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP suitable for ages 0 – 8 years.


No need to book – just climb aboard!

Bus schedule:

  • Monday 29 October –  Field Lane Children’s Centre, HD6 3JT. 1pm – 2.30pm.
  • Tuesday 13 November – outside Rastrick High School in the lay-by. 4.30pm – 6pm.
  • Wednesday 28 November –  Springfield Road car park, Elland, HX5 9EN. 10am – 11.30am

For more information please phone Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386 621.

Have Your Say! Your Views on Getting Active in Elland

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Calderdale Council in conjunction with Sport England are trying to get more people active in Elland.

The starting point is to understand the barriers to activity in the local area and as part of this the Council want to speak to the people of Elland.

Filling in the short survey will help to bring the voice of Elland to what they do!

Just click here to give your views!

Sure Start Children’s Centres Autumn Newsletter

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership have published the Autumn Newsletter which includes information about the family learning courses that are taking place September – December 2018, along with the accredited courses on offer. It also includes their What’s On Guides, which shows the weekly groups on offer across the Children’s Centres and services provided by partner agencies. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

This has also been uploaded to the website, along with a booking form. To book onto the courses you can either complete the booking form electronically on the website or contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.