Hipperholme & Lightcliffe

10th Annual Halifax Food & Drink Festival Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July 2017

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The Halifax Food & Drink Festival runs across the weekend of Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July 2017 for the 10th consecutive year. Bringing together the very best of the regions home grown local produce along with a taste of Yorkshire and the rest of the world.

The festival will take over a number of town centre streets (Southgate, Cornmarket, Russell Street and the Woolshops) with around 100 stalls and exhibitors promoting a vast offering of both food and drink.

Plus a live demonstration kitchen with local chefs and regional food producers onstage, showcasing talents and tricks in the kitchen.

For more information, visit: Halifax Food and Drink Festival

Memory Lane Cafe Coming Soon to Maurice Jagger Centre

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Make sure you put Wednesday 2 August 2017 in your diary.  That’s the launch date for the Memory Lane Cafe at  the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road Halifax.

The cafe will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 2pm to 4pm and for £2 there are refreshments as well as crafts and activities, music and games and just general conversation. Sometimes you just want a brew and something to do.

For further information contact June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 or you can email contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com

A copy of the poster to display in your premises can be downloaded from Memory Lane Cafe Halifax 2017.

This dementia-friendly Memory Lane Cafe will be held this year on:

August 2 and 16

September 6 and 20

October 4 and 18

November 1 and 15 and December 6

Identity Group for LGBTQ Young People in Calderdale

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Identity is an LGBTQ group situated in the Halifax/Calderdale area, formerly known as GALYIC. The group offers confidential support and advice to all young people aged 12 – 18 yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. They are based in a secure location in Halifax town centre that offers a safe environment for young people to meet.

Group sessions are held on Thursday evenings between 5.30pm -8.00pm.
Please contact them via email identitylgbtgroup@barnardos.org.uk or on the telephone Call or text Kate on 07867 644696 or Kellie on 07870 382440 to arrange to meet with you.
You can find more information on their website at identitylgbtgroup.com or on the Barnados site at  barnardos.org.uk/calderdale.

The group itself is run by experienced members of staff and volunteers that are selected with help of the young people, and that are all qualified to deal with and provide advice on any sexual and gender identity  issues. Kate and Kellie are our youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.

More information can be found in the new Identity Leaflet.

Identity is going from strength to strength, and has regular new members joining the group and are busy promoting their training in schools challenging HBT bullying.

Fire Safety Advice from Together Housing

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In light of the fire at a high rise block in London, Together Housing would like to reassure all tenants and nearby residents of any high rise blocks that they are confident everything possible is  done to ensure they are protected and kept safe.

However, as a precaution, Together Housing are double checking all procedures over the coming weeks and will be re-issuing fire safety advice to tenants.

Together Housing has cladding on a number of its properties and, following speculation in the media, understand tenant’s concern about whether it is fire resistant.

In construction, Together Housing have taken every step possible to ensure the materials they use are fire resistant and the design safe. The details from the Grenfell Tower Fire are not yet known but Together Housing are reviewing this on a daily basis as details become available and will be keeping tenants informed through digital channels.

Read the full press release from Together Housing here…

Defibrillator Training at Salterlee School 19 June

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The Community Resilience Team from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service are inviting parents and local residents to attend a free familiarisation session to teach people the procedure for using a defibrillator. The session will be on Monday 19 June 6 pm – 8 pm at Salterlee Primary School , Shibden HX3 7AY.

You do not need to book for this event so just turn up at the school at 6pm.

The defibrillator is now at the front door of the school and can be accessed by all the community. It has been provided by the fund raising efforts of staff at Yorkshire Ambulance Service who cycled around every Rugby Super League Club in the north and to Cardiac Science who donated the cabinet.

Community Connections Volunteer Befrienders Information Drop-in June 21

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Community Connections are holding an information “Drop In” session  at Hamerton Close (sheltered housing), Elland on Wednesday 21 June 1 pm –3 pm for Befriending Volunteers in Calderdale.

We all know what it’s like to feel lonely from time to time, but facts show that around 1 million older people regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone and their only form of company being the TV.

By visiting someone who feels lonely and out of touch every week can be so beneficial for their well-being and also extremely rewarding for you, the volunteer.

Community Connections follow a safe recruitment process which involves references and DBS check (free), all supported by a Yorkshire Children’s Centre Volunteer Coordinator .

They complete home safety checks and initial assessments with clients and introduce and match you with who you are happy to spend time with.

If you have ever thought of becoming a befriender to an older person for  company and conversation just 1 hour a week, someone local to you,  then please come along or get in touch with Jacqui Smith at jacqui.smith@yccuk.org.uk  or telephone 01484 519988.

 

Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Over 50s Event

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For residents in Hipperholme, Lightcliffe, Bailiff Bridge, Coley, Norwood Green and Hove Edge. 

On Tuesday 27 June, 11am – 2pm

At Christ Church Hipperholme (at the crossroads), Wakefield Road, HX3 8AA

  • FREE taster activities in Tai Chi, Kurling, gentle exercise and Art.
  • Sing along with the High Five Singers! 
  • Meet the Staying Well Team!
  • Have your say on provision in your area
  • Information from the Falls Prevention Team, Home Library Service and local District Nurses.
  • BUFFET LUNCH INCLUDED

To book your place, please contact Richard on 01422 393704 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk. 

Transport may be available, please ask when calling.