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Men ACWY Vaccine – Reminder for Teenagers and ‘Fresher’ Students

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Teenagers and “fresher” students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

More information can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx#what

What is the Men ACWY vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.

The Men ACWY vaccine is called Nimenrix.

Read the patient information leaflet for Nimenrix (PDF, 385kb).

At what age should teenagers and young people have the vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccination is being offered to teenagers and also to first-time college and university students who haven’t already had the vaccination. Read the rest of this entry »

Still Time to Do Something this Summer

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There is still time to do things in the Summer Holidays from Busy Babies at some our libraries, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Flour, Flat bread and fire at Ogden Water, Elves and Fairies to a Bat Walk at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to check your local Children’s Centres to see what events they may be holding. There is a full list of activities that can be downloaded in the Do Something Summer Activity Guide

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 11 August – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer …

Featuring:

  • Halifax Agricultural Show 2017
  • Important safety information on Snap Map
  • Victim Support launch live chat service
  • Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group Open Day
  • Musical Afternoon at Blackley Baptist Church
  • Weekly message from the NHP Energy Levels Project!

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

Launch of Men FM – By Men, for Men

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A new online station has been recently launched Men FM : Made by men, for men with 60 minutes of inspiration from Leeds men.

If you would like to find out what activities and support is happening in Calderdale please call the Staying Well Team on 01422 392767.

MenFM features:

  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Personal stories
  • How to get involved

Guest appearance from Prof White, the world’s first ever professor of men’s health.

To listen to all this just click on this Men FM link.

Meadowland Bug Hunt in Cunnery Wood

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Insect, Nature, LiveMeet members of Calderdale Countryside & Woodland Service at the front of Shibden Hall on 9 August at 10.30 or 13.00 for a session of minibeast hunting in Cunnery Wood and the surrounding meadows.

Cost £3.30 per child (£2.30 for Passport to Leisure holders).

Booking not required, just turn up for the session that suits you best – No dogs allowed!

Shibden Park is a large expanse of parkland with a lake, model railway, children’s play area and cafe all within easy reach of the lower car park. Further up the park there is Shibden Hall a 600+ year old listed timber framed hall. A little higher and a trip through a short tunnel will bring you to Cunnery Wood, newly planted woodland in the area formerly known as the Halls kitchen garden. There is something for everyone in this wooded parkland very close to the centre of Halifax.

Pirate Day at Shibden Hall

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Bankfield Pirate by Chris MouldThursday 10 August 2017.

There are three sessions 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00. Please select the session when booking.

Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the Hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. Please note this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Booking: £4 per child. Please book online or phone 01422 352246

Brighouse Art Circle August and September Syllabus 2017

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Activities for August and September are:

August  3 19:30 – 21:30     Life Model

August 4 12:30 – 15:30      Afternoon outdoor meeting, Red House, Gomersal

August 10 19:30 – 21:30   Demonstration  by Clive Wylie in perspective in buildings

August 14 12:30 – 15:30    Afternoon outdoor meeting, Greenhead Park

August 17 19:30 – 21:30    Workshop, paint a picture from your holiday

August 24 19:30 – 21:30    Costume Model

August 29 12:30 – 15:30     Afternoon outdoor meeting, Brighouse canal basin

August 31 19:30 – 21:30      Demonstration/workshop

September 7 19:30           Open evening, exhibition, displays, tombola, stalls, supper provided.   Picture of the night competition. Free admission.  Everyone Welcome

Fees for workshops are:

Annual Subscription Single member £20 – Couple £30
Annual Subscription Juniors under 18 – £5
Life models £3
Demonstrations £3
Costume models £2
Workshops are charged at £1

For more information, email brighouseartcircle@yahoo.co.uk or visit the website at  Brighouse Art Circle

Summer Reading Challenge

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Aged 4-12? Head to your local library this summer and join The Summer Reading Challenge. It started Saturday 8 July and is available in all Calderdale Libraries but it’s still not too late to catch up!

Sign up to receive your special agent collector folder. Read at least 6 books over the holidays. Collect stickers for each book you read. The stickers will help you to crack the case and catch the crook!