Hipperholme & Lightcliffe
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
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 email@example.com 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.
Our Lower Valley Blog covers Brighouse, Elland, Greetland & Stainland, Hipperholme & Lightcliffe and Rastrick. We link to lots of groups and services in your area and try to bring information about events and activities together in one place.
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.
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.