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Take part in the 2015 Dam’ard Triathlon

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Dam'ard TriHave you got what it takes to compete in the Dam ‘ard Triathlon 2015? Find out by taking part in this years event.

On Sunday 27 September 2015

Swim 500m, Bike Ride 30k and run 8k through the breath taking Pennine countryside in this partnership event between Halifax Calder Rotary and The Fire Fighters Charity.

For further information or to sign up now, visit www.halifaxtriathlon.com or follow on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #DamArdTri

Create Pocket Brick Monsters with Bricks4Kidz

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Bricks4Kids logoBricks4Kidz workshops are a combination of games, activities, craft, and model building with LEGO bricks so go along to create a pocket brick monster and equip it with special powers to work alongside these creatures of wonder.

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 – from 12.30pm to 2.30pm (Ages 6+)
At Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD – Get directions

We use unique model plans with our special project kits, as well as “colour kits” offering building which encourages their imagination – Parents do not need to stay with their children unless there are specific behavioural needs.

For further information on Bricks4Kids and upcoming workshops in your area click here.

Phoenix Shed launch and inaugural meeting

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what is men in shedsWednesday 5 August saw the launch of the Halifax Men in Sheds project – the Phoenix Shed.

30 people attended the inaugural meeting of the group held in the tech-block of the old Ridings School, now Threeways Centre.

Here is where the local men are planning to get together to pursue hobbies and interests.

“A shed provides a community space for men to socialise together whilst working shoulder to shoulder. This is how many men communicate”    Eddie Moss, a founder member of the group

A member based organisation there are now seven men on a steering committee who will be responsible for shaping development of the project over the coming months.

Rob Clegg, member of the committee said,

“Although our shed is mainly for men of retirement age or older, or in ill heath, it is not limited to these groups; younger men and women will also be welcome”

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Halifax Agricultural Show 2015 – This weekend!

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HX agricultural ShowThe Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone and is held on Savile Park Moor – Get directions

On Saturday 8 August 2015 from 9.30am to 5pm.

Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there’s local produce, flowers, fruit & veg and crafts with entertainment such as vintage vehicles, farmer’s markets, stalls and more.

For further details see www.halifaxagriculturalshow.co.uk

  • Advance Tickets: Adults: £8, Concessions: £4, Family: £20
  • On the Day Tickets: Adults: £10, Concessions: £5, Family: £25

To book tickets online, please click here

For updates, visit the Halifax Agricultural Show Facebook page or follow them on Twitter

Yorkshire Smokefree helping people to quit and get fit

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Yorkshire Smoke Free LogoWorking in partnership with Calderdale Council, the ‘Quit and Get Fit’ initiative offers local people who have stopped smoking for 4 weeks with the service, a free 7 day pass to local leisure and sports centres including:

  • Halifax Swimming Pool
  • North Bridge Leisure Centre
  • Sowerby Bridge Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Todmorden Sports Centre
  • Brighouse Leisure Centre

Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale offer a range of resources to help people quit that you can pick and mix to suit you including telephone support, face to face sessions and an online quitting programme.

If you would like to quit smoking call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 00 11 free from a landline or 0330 660 116 free from most mobiles, or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk

Housekeeping Assistant – The William Henry Smith School

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Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
Salary: £7.85 per hour
Hours per week: 15

Closing date Friday 21 August 2015

Further information

The School requires a Housekeeping Assistant to join the housekeeping team and part of the job includes laundry and sewing skills using an industrial machine.

The successful applicant could be expected to work on the Schools’ directed days and may also be required to work up to two weekends per year if needed. You should be able to support your application with proof of relevant experience.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service background check.

For more information or to obtain an application pack email caroline.booth@whsschool.org.uk

Need a room for an event or meeting?

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Basic RGBThe Greetland Academy has a designated meeting room which can comfortably house up to 24 people fully equipped with IT facilities and it is available for community use both during the day and for evening events.

The academy can also offer refreshments ranging from tea, coffee and biscuits to full buffets and meals as well as a hall and gym facilities for larger events.

For further details please contact Jayne Firth, School Business Manager on 01422 372893 or email j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk