Greetland & Stainland

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 23 September 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Elland Probus Club next meeting September 27th
  • Life Qi are looking for Tai Chi instructors
  • The Greetland Academy Local Governing Body Community Governor Opportunity
  • Have you booked your place on the CFFC Membership Event?

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The Greetland Academy Local Governing Body Community Governor Opportunity

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Great Heights Academy Trust
The Greetland Academy Local Governing Body Community Governor Opportunity

We currently have a vacancy for a community representative to join our Local Governing Body and are seeking expressions of interest for an enthusiastic and committed member of the Greetland community to join the local governing body (LGB) at The Greetland Academy.

GHAT’s vision has always included effective local governance. We believe that, in strong trusts, each Local Governing Body (LGB) adds value as it can focus on one school, one community and play a key role in understanding the needs and maintaining a school’s identity within the trust.

 

Open the following PDF document for full person specification and requirements

Community governor letter – Full details

The term of office for all governors is four years.
At The Greetland Academy we always aim for positive and purposeful partnerships with our community, which undoubtedly bring important benefits to the pupils. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a community governor.

The governing board’s main tasks are to support the school and the trust, ensure that all pupils receive a high quality education and plan for future development and improvement in accordance with the vision of Great Heights Academy Trust Board.
Community governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the Local Governing Body is aware of the views of the local community.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please send an expression of interest to Mrs Helen Crowther by 12 noon Friday 30th September using the email: h.crowther@greetlandacademy.org.uk

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 16 September 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Elland Probus Club next meeting September 27th
  • What we’ve learned from the Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club
  • What’s on at The Space at Field Lane

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Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 9 September 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Queen Elizabeth II – 21st April 1926 – September 8th 2022
  • Join our Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club September 13th
  • Next Companionship Cafe in Elland Morrisons – September 13th
  • Event to Help Calderdale People on Your Employment or Learning Journey Sep 15

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You will be bowled over at the Greetland Crown Green bowling club!

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If you’ve not heard of Crown Green Bowling before or, like I used to, you think it’s about idly rolling a ball on flat grass, prepare yourselves for a surprise!

Described very aptly as a hidden gem by the National Crown Green Bowling Calendar, this club hidden in plain sight offers one of the best forms of gentle exercise imaginable. Very few activities offer such a strong correlation of mind and body working together. We visited and found out why.

The club is part of the Greetland cricket, pigeon and Crown Green Bowling club. It can be found at the right of the cricket grounds, crossing a bridge that seems like out of a fairy tale and indeed, it feels like you enter an exciting new world!

Our host, Peter, a relatively recent member of the club who looks after the beginners group, said from the outset, the aim of this club is to offer the option to locals and not just, to socialise, exercise and have fun!

He patiently went into great detail about the rules of the game, why the balls are crafted to be held in a particular way to control how they veer and how the ground has an ever so slight slope towards the centre, the ‘crown’ of the field. 

When playing, the bowler needs to adjust their position, aim, plan the veer of the ball and strength. It requires focus, concentration and good control of movements.

Still think Crown Green Bowling is as simple as that?

I admit to having jitters as I walked on the green with Kath, who offered to show me how to roll and lo and behold, beginner’s luck, I knocked the ball on the first try!! (no pictures of it sadly but it did happen!) I honestly felt very giddy about this and sad that I didn’t have time to play more! I bet however I couldn’t repeat that if I took a hundred tries, still I would like to do so!

Left to right: 1. Kath and Peter, two of the club’s members 2. Past picture of a competing team – many are still members of the club 3. Some of the club’s accolades displayed on the wall 4. The club doesn’t always take itself too seriously!

Kath told me how the club began shortly before the first Covid lockdown. They overcame the restrictions and are now back, at least until the end of September every year.

 
Greetland Bowling Club has grown due to enthusiasm of members willing to give up time to promote and support the new people who come down on a Friday. Their support and efforts is what makes this club a great place to be.
 
The club has many members playing in various leagues and have a high standard of experience in the bowling world locally. They are currently participating in several competitions and matches against other clubs. They have a month’s full schedule all the way to the end of September.

Greetland Bowling Club has mixed gender teams. There are exclusively ladies teams as well where up to two men may be part of the team.

Now that I know a little more about this, I can confirm that the Greetland ground has one crown.

On the day we were lucky to have a feature talk from Damian from DG Ozfit. He very encouragingly explained that fitness is more than diet and exercise, is striking the all important balance of looking after yourself while still enjoying life.

And this is what Greetland Crown Green Bowling promotes, a place where you can step in, leave your worries behind for a little while and invest yourself in something enjoyable, nurturing your wellbeing.

The game doesn’t require a great level of fitness and can adapt to each person’s capabilities. At the same time it is amazing at requiring the full application of one’s capacity and offers great enjoyment in return!

Several of the members of the club had simply walked in after either stumbling upon the club or through word of mouth, which goes to show how well the club is doing.

This is in all a wonderful opportunity, right at our doorstep. 

It’s a great way to spend a few hours out in the lovely weather, in the midst of beautiful surroundings, doing something that is active enough to be stimulating, feeling more like a game than exercise, surrounded by friendly people – and having a brew and a biscuit?

It goes to show that there is always something to do. You just need to find it.

The single issue I have with this is that due to the seasons, the club closes at the end of September.

 

And if you are interested, the Pigeon club hosts a type of pigeon racing. Homing pigeons are set free from distances, sometimes as far as France and then return to the roost.

 

The Greetland Bowling Club meets every Friday from 10.30am from beginning of June to the end of September.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

 
 
 
The entrance to the Crown Green Bowling area

 

Further information

 

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 19 August 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • The Friday Flyer is going on holiday!
  • Rastrick Around the World Community Walk Sunday 21st August
  • Apply for the Council Tax Energy rebate by August 22
  • NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – September 7th

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Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 12 August 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Next Companionship Cafe in Elland Morrisons – August 9th
  • NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – September 7th
  • NHS Heathy Start Scheme prepaid card – apply online
  • Party this Summer with the Lower Valley Children’s Services!

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Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 05 August 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • The Space @ Field Lane community cafe summertime offer and other activities
  • Seated Exercise at Hipperholme Christ Church every Tuesday
  • Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve Free Open Day August 6th
  • Party this Summer with the Lower Valley Children’s Services!

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Party this Summer with the Lower Valley Children’s Services!

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This Summer, the Lower Valley Children’s Centres invite you to their Summer Party !!!

These events are full of fun activities suitable for pre-school children 5 years and under. No need to book, just turn up!

Events taking place from 12PM – 2PM

4th August 
Wellholme Park Children’s Centre – Brighouse

9th Agust
Rastrick Cricket Club

13th August
Stainland & Holywell Green United Reformed Church

24th August
Elland Children’s Centre

 

Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 29 July 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Could you become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender?
  • Curious Motion Celebrating Elland’s Happiness Lab online : Join us!
  • Greenland Bowling Club welcomes new players of all ages
  • Lower Valley Ward Forum dates and Venues Jul-Aug 2022

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