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Forgotten Forest Under 8’s Halloween Special

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On Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be having a special under 8’s Halloween session. Lots of Halloween fun with apple bobbing, broom making, worm soup eating.
Feel free to dress up. Starting off with a welcome around the log circle, a site safety chat and information about all the fun things to do. You are then free to explore. Play in the swings or hammocks, bug hunt, climb trees, build with natural materials, play in the mud kitchen or in some of the pallet designs( boat, reading nook, wood tipi, train) or go in the tipi and read a story, place with sensory toys, puppets or musical instruments.
There will be a theme to each session with a story and a natural but optional activity.
There is a break half way through for hot chocolate around the fire. Tea, coffee, juice and water are always available and they are free. There is also an outdoor toilet.
We finish off with a recap songs and goodbyes.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

Owl Babies Yoga at Forgotten Forest

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On Sunday 22 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be doing gentle yoga poses based around the book owl babies with a special guest visitor Rachel from Senses and Touch. Suitable for toddlers and preschool ages but other ages are welcome.

There will be all the usual Forgotten Forest fun available such as stories, craft, den making, bug hunting, digging, the mud kitchen, sensory play and music in the tipi, dinosaurs small world, fairies and knights small world, tree climbing, the tree swing as well as free refreshments -Hot chocolate around the log circle.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

Brighouse Arts Festival 7-14 October 2017

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The Brighouse Arts Festival 2017 is here! This year there is the greatest selection of artists, entertainment and events for the 2017 festival. Check out ‘What’s On’ for the full line up.

Keep your eyes peeled to the festival website over the coming weeks as they announce performances, exhibitions, tours and talks for The Brighouse Festival: Bridging Arts and Community.

Literature is a large aspect of The Brighouse Arts Festival 2017: with author talks, writing workshops, group sharings, spoken word and community involved projects there’s lots for everyone to enjoy.

Earlier we advertised the talk by Juliet Barker about Branwell Bronte at Rastrick Library on Tuesday 17 October at  7pm but we still have to tell you about ‘Street Theatre from Calderdale College Acting Performance Foundation Degree Students’ . This will be street theatre by students from Calderdale College in Halifax. Students studying the Acting Performance Foundation Degree will be entertaining the streets of Brighouse on Saturday 7 October.

Expect contemporary, improvised, fun and interactive street entertainment and theatre for all of the family to enjoy on the streets of Brighouse for the opening day of the Brighouse Arts Festival 2017 from 12pm-4pm.

FREE to enjoy, watch, participate and experience.

Unique Ways – Conference and Care Survey

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Unique Ways, the charity which supports families with disabled children aged 18-25 is seeking the views of those families in a Carers Needs Assessment at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FVCCNA2017

They also want to alert you to the forthcoming Early Years SEND Conference at Savile Park School on Saturday 14 October from 9:15am to 3:30pm which will focus on the practical ideas to enhance the learning and development of children with SEND.

The charge will be £20 for parents, £25 for Calderdale professionals and practitioners and £50 for others.

Get Ready for Stoptober and Start your Smokefree Future!

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Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England, is back for the sixth time and it’s bigger than ever.

Over 1 million people have joined Stoptober since 2012. Research shows that if you can make it to 28 days smoke free, you’re 5 times more likely to stay quit for good and the campaign will highlight some of the best ways to quit.

To find out more about Stoptober visit http://ow.ly/cLGf30fk0mZ or contact the Calderdale Smokefree Service http://calderdale.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/

Join thousands of others and make Stoptober the start of your smokefree future!

Fun Swim Sessions at Brighouse Pool for Disabled Children

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Does your child or young person like to play in the water? Sports Services are delivering ‘fun swim’ sessions for disabled children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. Sessions will help to promote positive experiences for children, gaining confidence in the water, developing friendships and encouraging social activities.

Water confidence can be gained by enjoying various activities i.e., playing with balls, floats, sinkers. All aids will be provided
(to include woggles, swimfins and arm discs).

The ‘free’ Fun swim sessions will take place on the following dates at Brighouse Pool, Woodvale Road (HD6 4AX)

Sunday 15 October 3-4pm

Sunday 26 November 3-4pm

If you are interested please contact Debbie Greenwood who will ask you a few questions about health and ability to check whether further support is required for your child to attend the session.

Email: debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk
Phone: 01422 341527

Advertise your 2017 Halloween and Bonfire events with us

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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 over 6,000 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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Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer 

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Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.