Greetland & Stainland

St. Andrew’s Church, Stainland – Christmas Fayre and Concert

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St. Andrew’s Church, Stainland will be holding a Christmas Fayre at the Church on Saturday 17 November, 10:00am-2:00pm with a variety of stalls and games from Church and community.

FREE children’s activities and a visit from Santa at 12:00pm.

Light refreshments available and hot lunches available from 12:00pm.

Entry by donation with a free draw.

Also on Saturday 17 November,7:00pm 

the Hepton Singers will be performing. Entry is by donation in aid of Overgate Hospice and St. Andrew’s Church.

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

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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)

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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.

Halloween Children’s Tea at Newbank Garden Centre

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Newbank Garden Centre, Greetland is holding a Halloween Theme Afternoon Tea on Tuesday 30 October where children can choose a Halloween Skull or Pumpkin to decorate. There are paints, pens & stickers to make it jazzy…..

£8.95 per child including afternoon tea, drink and crafts.

Bookings only by calling 01422 310076.

Have more fun by coming along in fancy dress and take a dip in our Trick or Treat bucket.

Greetland Academy and West Vale Primary Open Day

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Greetland Academy Trust will be holding Open Days at The Greetland Academy, Saddleworth Road, Greetland on Thursday 15 November with sessions at 10:00am and 6:00pm and at West Vale Primary School, Stainland Road, Greetland on Tuesday 20 November with sessions at 10:45am and 6:00pm.

Find out about admission to Primary School in September 2019.

For further details contact Joanna Blackburn at Greetland Academy on 01422 372893 or Pam Gunter at West Vale Primary on 01422 372804.

Greetland Goldstars Ability Counts U12s Are Looking For Volunteer Coaches

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Image result for greetland goldstarsVolunteer Coaches are required to help with training and tournaments – children with autism, additional needs.

Training at 3Gi, Shaw Lane, Halifax HX3 9ET on Saturdays 11am-12pm.

You don’t have to commit to every Saturday. The club will help with support and training and cover the cost of FA Level 1 Coaching qualification.

You need to be 16 years and over.

For anyone personally it does look good on CVs and personal statements for University, but more importantly you will be contributing to developing the talents of a fantastic team of brilliant kids who always give 100%.

Please contact jessetts@aol.com if interested.

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.

Greetland and Stainland Ward Forum – Thursday 4 October 2018

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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!

Thursday 4 October 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start. At Holywell Green Primary School, Stainland Road, Holywell Green HX4 9AE

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Let Us Promote Your 2018 Halloween and Bonfire Events

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Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year? Let us know and we will advertise it for you.

Last year we received thousands of blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.

If you are holding a Halloween or Bonfire event this year and would like us to advertise for you, please email us here to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Note – The email subject is pre-written to ensure your event isn’t lost or overlooked!

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Norland Moor Management Plan Consultation

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Norland Moor is held high in the affections of the local population and the wide variety of different user groups that embrace its sense of open space, views and peace. Although widely considered as a natural and wild place, Norland Moor is a product of thousands of years of human influence and natural processes, and offers a home to a variety of specialist plants and animals.

It is the largest outdoor resource owned by Calderdale Council, and like many natural and semi-natural places is confronted by a number of challenging issues.
The 2018-2028 draft management plan explores these concerns, and sets out the management context and the proposed mechanisms for addressing them.
This Management Plan is open for consultation from Wednesday 1 August to Thursday 4 October, and is available to view or download as the Norland Moor Draft Management Plan 2018-2028 [PDF 6549KB]

Responses to the draft management plan can either be made by email: NorlandMoor2018@calderdale.gov.uk or in writing: Countryside Service, Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, HX3 0AQ.

It will not be possible to reply to every individual response. If you would like us to keep you up to date with the management of Norland Moor and the consultation process, please email the above address (with your comments, if any) an acceptance of the following General Data Protection Regulations:-
Due to changes in data protection regulations we would like to verify that you are happy for us to contact you about Norland Moor consultation and other matters relating to the Moor. Please indicate within your response that you would be happy for us to contact you in future if you would like to receive updates.  If we don’t receive this permission, we will delete your contact details from our list. We will refresh our mailing list on an annual basis.

Norland Scarecrow Festival 2018

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The 2018 Norland Scarecrow Festival 

  • DATES: Friday 31 August through to Monday 3 September. 9am to 7pm – weather permitting. Feel free to visit on any of these days!
  • THEME: This year’s festival theme is “Scarecrows beginning with N” – all the scarecrows will be built with this theme in mind. We look forward to the usual range of ingenious, witty and beautifully made scarecrows appearing all round our village.
  • FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES: As well as scarecrows, there’s music, food, ice creams and lots more at this year’s Festival – Full details & top tips on enjoying your day!
  • Visiting the Norland Scarecrow Festival 
    • Parking: If you are visiting the Festival, please use the main car park, next to the Scarecrow Tent, on the playing fields in the centre of Norland, (see map, right or use postcode HX6 3RL).  Parking is free if you purchase one of our Trail Guides for £2.  All proceeds go to good causes. More info on how to get to the festival. Respect residents’ parking by not parking on the village roads.
    • Viewing the Scarecrows: this is best done on foot or bicycle, using the Trail Sheet to find your way around. Please don’t attempt to visit all the scarecrows by vehicle – the local roads are very narrow. However, there is a section of the trail, as shown on the Trail Sheet, which can be done by car.
    • Refreshments: There are many places to pick up food and drink, including Norland Church, the Scarecrow Cafe (Hollin Lane) and Norland WMC, plus the icecream van in the centre of the village. There are also numerous pubs and some local residents also supply refreshments!

     

    Finally: Please respect the property, privacy and the scarecrows of the Norland Residents and give consideration to others whether walking or driving; but most of all enjoy the Festival.