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Dads and children event at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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fieldlane ccAll dads are invited to Field Lane Children’s Centre for a fun morning packed with exciting activities including arts and crafts, outdoor and sporting activities, face painting, den building and more.

Saturday 22 August from 11am to 1pm

Includes a FREE raffle with a special prize as well as food and refreshments.

This event is FREE and no booking necessary… just turn up on the day!

Help Through Crisis Fund – Apply by 26 August!

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BLF logoThe Big Lottery Fund have £30 million available and are looking to fund projects from Voluntary or community organisations that draw on the strengths and personal experiences of people facing hardship so that they can overcome immediate difficulties and be ready for opportunities and challenges ahead… Further information

Application deadline Wednesday 26 August 2015

Projects should:

  • Empower people by supporting them to have a stronger voice and better shape a response to their circumstances.
  • Ensure that people using their services are closely involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of services.
  • Build on good practice by sharing learning and evidence.
  • Pro-actively target those who have most difficulty in engaging with mainstream services.
  • Include a robust evaluation, as well as activities that support sustainability.

They are looking to fund projects that meet all four of the following outcomes:

  • People who…

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Best Foot Forward Walk – Elland (Calder and Hebble)

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breast cancer careJoin us for a Best Foot Forward walk in Elland and walk. It’s a great way to get some exercise and socialise with others who’ve been affected by breast cancer.

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 at 10.45am

Meet at The Barge and Barrel pub car park where parking is FREE or bus numbers 343, 503, 537 and 573 stop a 15-minute walk away from the pub.

If you would like to join a walk, just turn up on the day or if you have any questions you can email

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 31 July – OUT NOW!!

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Lower Valley LogoClick here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Get involved with the Halifax Men in Sheds project
  • Celebrate Yorkshire Day this weekend with events across Lower Valley and beyond!
  • Book your stall at the Boys’ Brigade table top sale

Have a great weekend and Happy Yorkshire Day!

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

Walk & Ride Festival South Pennines 2015

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The programme for this year’s South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival which takes place between Saturday 12 September and Sunday 27 September is now available!

You can stroll through all the events on our events pages on this site or pick up a copy of the Festival brochure at information points across the South Pennines.

Download the 2015 Festival Guide…

Download the Walk & Ride Festival 2015 Guide

Find out more about the South Pennines and the amazing range of routes for the walker, cyclist and rider on the Walk and Ride Website

Walk or Run to Ell-and-Back – 4 Oct

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Elland Round TableThe walk to Elland Back 2015 is a challenging 20 mile circular route to walk or run on Sunday 4 October 2015.

There are regular checkpoints, spectacular countryside views and hot food at the end. This event is organaised and run by Elland Round Table volunteers.

* 20 mile supported circular route from Greetland in West Yorkshire
* Stunning panoramic views over the foothills of the Pennines, Calderdale Valley and West Yorkshire
* Entry fee includes refreshments en route, hot food at the finish and signed certificate

How do I enter?
Register online today!   (rules of entry apply)
Can I enter on the day?
Yes, we can usually accommodate entries on the day, but please try to register in advanceso we can include you in our catering arrangements.

How much does it cost to enter? 
£9.00 for LDWA members, £10.00 for others

Where can I see the route and photos?
We’ve put a route map online and have an online gallery showcasing the stunning scenery you’ll get to enjoy.

Where is the new venue? 
Since 2014 the new Start/finish point is at Heath RUFC which is in a place known locally as West Vale. The official address is actually North Dean, Stainland Road, Greetland, West Yorkshire, HX4 8LS

Are runners allowed? 
Yes, we do allow runners to take part, but we do ask that you adhere to the later start time so we can make sure the checkpoints are manned in time.

When does the event start? 

Registration will open at 7.30am, with walkers departing between 8.00 and 8.30am, and runners at 9.30am

How do I get further information about the event or Round Table? 
Contact our Chairman by email email at or visit our website

5th Halifax Boys’ Brigade Table Top Sale – Elland

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We are holding one of our regular Table Top Sales at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on Saturday 17 October 2015.

Tables are now available to book from £10.

Admission is 70p on the day which includes a cup of tea or coffee.

Doors open at 9am and we finish at 12:30pm

All proceeds go to our Boys Brigade funds.

Contact Richard Wilkinson on 07729 979731 or email

District Wildlife Assistant – Police Support Volunteer – Calderdale District

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Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (MS Word)

Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (PDF)

This is an opportunity for volunteers to support operational policing through the Wildlife Officer in Calderdale.

The successful candidate would be supporting the Wildlife Officer by assisting admin support as well as liaising with the public and external agencies.

We are looking for a volunteer who has knowledge of wildlife and countryside law and the ability to engage with members of the Police and public.

This role is based throughout the Calderdale District.

Closing date : 1st September 2015

Please complete the below Application Form and Vetting Forms and return by post or email to :
PC Alex Langley
Halifax Police Station
Richmond Close

Application / Vetting Forms

Please ONLY submit applications to the above address if you wish to volunteer within the Calderdale District.