Hipperholme & Lightcliffe

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – Thursday 11 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 11 Octobery 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Illustrated Historical Talk: Ann Walker’s In-Laws

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In an Anne Lister related theme, David Glover describes Ann Walker’s in-laws – The Sutherland family of Scotland and Lightcliffe on Wednesday 26 Sep, 2:00pm at the Red Brick Auditorium of Square Chapel Arts Centre.

This talk begins with a bang – a murder in the 1750s West Highlands, and tells the fascinating story of a family from its Scots roots to a Halifax marriage – and beyond.

Along the way, hear how Ann Walker’s scheming brother-in-law Captain Sutherland ensured she was shut away in an asylum near York, moving into her home Shibden Hall himself. His son sold Crow Nest mansion and returned to Scotland, to an unfortunate future.

A curious tale including extreme greed, child abuse, and bankruptcy.

Tickets are £5 and can be booked at the Square Chapel website.

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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‘Over the Rainbow’ at St. Matthew’s, Lightcliffe

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On Saturday 20 October 2018, 7:30pm at St. Matthew’s, Lightcliffe will once again play host to a feast of outstanding music when Royal Northern College of Music graduates, Aidan Edwards and Juliet Montgomery , return to sing ‘Over The Rainbow’, an evening of well-known songs from films.

They will be supported by The Northowram Singers, and accompanied by a talented musical ensemble, led by musical director Rob Paxman.

Producer and narrator, John Brooke, said “We are so lucky to be able to welcome Aidan and Juliet back to Lightcliffe for our sixth annual fundraising concert, and feel honoured to have the support of such outstanding, professional singers. Every year seems to get better, and ‘Over The Rainbow’ promises once again to be the highlight of the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe calendar”.

Tickets cost £8.00 and are available from the ticket office at St. Matthew’s from 10.00am-12.00 noon on the following Fridays: 28 September, and 5, 12 and 19 October, or from Colin’s News, Hipperholme and the Lightcliffe Tea Rooms, or by emailing lightcliffechurchyard@gmail.com.

All proceeds go to The Friends of St. Matthew’s Churchyard – www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.

‘World Builder’ – Summer Workshop with LEGO Bricks

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On Friday 10 August, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Bricks4Kidz will be holding a workshop at Southowram Community Centre, off Law Lane HX3 9QJ using LEGO bricks.

The workshop is suitable for children 5 and above.

Bricks4Kidz are doing what they do best …. awesome building fun with LEGO bricks!

It doesn’t take much for a child to use their imagination to create new worlds and environments using LEGO bricks.

The “World Builder” workshop fuses the idea of Minecraft, alongside LEGO City and Friends, to allow the children to create buildings, communities, or the natural world around us.

The Technic LEGO builds will add something special to their creations.

Tickets are £4.90 per child and are available through Eventbrite.

All the bookable sessions will be available on www.brickworkshops.co.uk – keep checking as additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed.

‘World Builder’ – Summer Workshop with LEGO Bricks

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On Thursday 26 July, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Bricks4Kidz will be holding a workshop at the Sun Country Inn, Lightcliffe using LEGO bricks.

The workshop suitable for children 5 and above will be using the function room upstairs which means that parents / grandparents / carers can drop off the children and make use of the bar / restaurant for some R&R knowing that they’ll be entertained.

Please note that the workshops take place on the first floor and not accessible for wheelchairs.

Bricks4Kidz are doing what they do best …. awesome building fun with LEGO bricks!

It doesn’t take much for a child to use their imagination to create new worlds and environments using LEGO bricks.

The “World Builder” workshop fuses the idea of Minecraft, alongside LEGO City and Friends, to allow the children to create buildings, communities, or the natural world around us.

The Technic LEGO builds will add something special to their creations.

Tickets are £4.90 per child and are available through Eventbrite.

All the bookable sessions will be available on www.brickworkshops.co.uk – keep checking as additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed.

Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers Open Day

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On Sunday 8 July Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers will be holding an Open Day.

  • 2 tracks running lots of trains at Ravensprings Park (HD6 2HP)
  • Gates open at 1:30pm and close at 5:00pm 
  • Teas, coffee, cakes and ice cream available
  • Pay once at gate (prices held again!)

Adults £3, children £2, concessions £2
Ride for free all afternoon.Please note cash only sorry no credit or debit cards accepted.

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – Thursday 5 July 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 5 July 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

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National Neighbourhood Watch Week is back for 2018!

NNWW18 runs from Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June – where the national organisation will be asking members how the movement will continue to help build safer and stronger communities over the next three years and beyond.

These are exciting times for Neighbourhood Watch as they look to the future of this fantastic movement and how we can make the most positive impact on communities across England and Wales over the next three years.

The national scheme is hosting a series of six seminars in June and July to give members to help develop NW’s Strategy for the next three years.

Members of the Board of Trustees will be attending each seminar to present and facilitate the Strategy discussion and to meet NW members. The Board know how vital it is to liaise and consult with local NW members and is committed to doing this in order to build a strong Strategy with shared commitment from all stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board, the staff team and to network with each other to see what has been happening in other areas and to have YOUR voice in the future of Neighbourhood Watch.

There will also be the launch of new Crime and Vulnerability Toolkits at these seminars.

Crime in England and Wales is changing and NW is providing new practical information and help for members to support the police in the detection and reduction of these crimes. The network of 2.3 million member households is a force to be reckoned with.

So NW are finding more practical ways to empower members to look at some of the crimes that cause such significant harm to victims and communities. A simple example of this would be that if you regularly see different people going into a nearby house or minibuses turning up this may be a sign of Human Trafficking or if you are aware of an elderly neighbour regularly getting people knocking on their door they may well be being targeted for scams.

This summer NW are going to develop a group of 100+ local NW Champions from across England and Wales at the Seminars. The Champions will then be able to share their knowledge in their local area so even more people can get the important information they need and act as a local resource to other coordinators and members. This may simply mean sharing the information contained within the toolkits, developing a local focus on one or more of the areas or running a local project if they or local coordinators want to.

Anyone – member, coordinator or Association lead – with an interest in gaining information, additional knowledge and the chance to share this within their area with other members and coordinators will be the perfect participants for the seminars.

The toolkits provide information on and cover the following areas:
• Domestic Abuse – which as we know affects all communities
• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

The closest seminars to our area are;

  • Tuesday 26 June – Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish North Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG.  9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.
  • Wednesday 27 June – Royal Hull Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF, 9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.

More information about the seminars can be found at https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/national-neighbourhood-watch-week-2018/

Cherishing Churchyards Week – Walk in St Matthew’s Churchyard

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As part of Cherishing Churchyards Week, the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe will welcome any visitors on Sunday 17 June, 2:00pm-4:00pm. The churchyard is on Wakefield Road opposite the Sun Country Inn surrounding its iconic tower. It is a lovely time to visit with many wild flowers on view.”

You are always very welcome to wander around St. Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe  which has been restored over the past few years. If you can’t visit the churchyard  this week, then visit www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk and take a virtual tour or trace a family headstone.