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Love Your Local Markets Fortnight

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Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.

Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.

Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.

From Friday 17 to Friday 31 May, markets across the world will be getting involved with the National Association of British Market Authorities’ (NABMA) Love Your Local Market campaign.

Now in its eighth year, the campaign celebrates markets being at the heart of local communities, with the theme ‘Markets – Close to your heart’.

Throughout the fortnight there will be an artist in residence at Halifax Borough Market, in association with Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) and Artworks, Halifax. Visitors will be able to see illustrator Louis Benoit at work, producing sketches and drawings inspired by the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of the magnificent Victorian market. Shoppers are encouraged to come and watch, ask questions and chat.

Louis’ residency will be followed by a second artist and a poet, with the resulting pieces forming part of an exhibition in the summer.

Also at Halifax Borough Market will be a Record Fair on Saturday 25 May in the Albany Arcade and on Thursday 30 May the Arcade also hosts a Food Mixer Market, celebrating great local food and including a pop up from Halifax-based Darkland Brewery.

Todmorden will be hosting a ‘Foodie Fryday’ event on Friday 31 May, 9:00am-7:00pm, which will be a feast for the senses with a great selection of delicious food on offer, including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, fine cheeses, jams and preserves, freshly made pizza,  vegan treats, Indian street food, sweet treats and much more.

There’ll also be special offers and tastings at other Calderdale Markets, including Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse and Elland.

Calderdale Council’s Markets Manager, John Walker, said:
“Love Your Local Market fortnight is always a special time at Calderdale markets. It’s a great time to visit, as in addition to the existing great stalls, there are lots of special events showcasing our wonderful markets.
“If you’re a young entrepreneur it’s also the perfect time to test out your ideas, with free stalls for young traders at our Open Markets.
“There are also lots of other incentives available, including free weeks and ‘trade for a fiver’ options. Get in touch to find out more!”

For more information about trader incentives, or if you’re interested in trading on any of Calderdale markets email john.walker@calderdale.gov.uk

Community Cafe Coordinator Required at The Space

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A Community Café Coordinator is required for The Space @ Field Lane, Rastrick for 15 hours per week with a salary of £6,403.80 per year (£8.21 per hour).

The Space @ Field Lane Community Centre is a newly refurbished facility to establish and delivery activities and services in Field Lane estate Rastrick. They are looking for a motivated individual with experience of working and or running a café facility.

The Community Café will play a key role in supporting and developing activities and events and bringing people together at the centre.

Working directly with the Centre Manager

You will need:

  • Previous experience of running / working in a cafe
  • Experience of using kitchen equipment
  • Basic understanding of working in a community setting

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the cafe
  • Train employees / volunteers on drinks preparation and proper use of coffee equipment
  • Ensuring adequate stock levels of supplies and consumables for café area, managing orders and stock rotation
  • Maintain updated records of daily, weekly and monthly revenues and expenses
  • Advise staff / volunteers on the best ways to resolve issues with clients and deliver excellent customer service
  • Ensure all cafe areas are clean and tidy
  • Comfortable working with members of the public, able to initiate conversations and provide a sincere welcome and enjoy providing good service

 Administrative

  • To ensure the centre has adequate supplies by communicating with the centre Manager.
  • Completion of timesheets.

General

  • To undertake all activities in compliance with Space @ Field Lane policies and procedures, with particular reference to equality and health and safety.
  • To carry out any other duties within the scope of the post.

The successful candidate will be offered opportunities for ongoing professional development and further training as resources allow.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Mags Bryson on 01422 288017
To apply, visit our website:  www . thespaceatfieldlane . org . uk and download an application form.

Brighouse 1940’s weekend – 1st to 2nd June 2019

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Step back in time as Brighouse goes back to the 1940s era on Saturday 1 June, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 2 June, 10:00am-4:00pm. Brighouse 1940s Weekend is back again!

See what life was like in this significant time in our history as the town centre and shops are transformed.

You’ll be able to sit in a Messerschmitt, see Churchill, learn to dance the Lindy Hop or dance the night away with the Ashby Big Band.

This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend. The whole town centre will become the venue for a host of 1940’s events and displays from Spitfires to vintage vehicles, from home cooking to 1940’s dress and make up.

Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town. NOTE: SS Uniforms and Insignia are not permitted at our event and anyone wearing them will be asked to leave.

Brighouse 1940’s weekend – 1st to 2nd June 2019

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Step back in time as Brighouse goes back to the 1940s era on Saturday 1 June, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 2 June, 10:00am-4:00pm. Brighouse 1940s Weekend is back again!

See what life was like in this significant time in our history as the town centre and shops are transformed.

You’ll be able to sit in a Messerschmitt, see Churchill, learn to dance the Lindy Hop or dance the night away with the Ashby Big Band.

This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend. The whole town centre will become the venue for a host of 1940’s events and displays from Spitfires to vintage vehicles, from home cooking to 1940’s dress and make up.

Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town. NOTE: SS Uniforms and Insignia are not permitted at our event and anyone wearing them will be asked to leave.

 

Love Your Local Markets this Easter

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Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.

Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.

Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.

The famous market halls have everything you need, when you need it.

Take a trip to your local market and see for yourself. Great products, great value and great people to talk to!

Rastrick Ward Forum – Monday 15 April 2019

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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!

Monday 15 April 2019 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start at The Community Hub, Rastrick High School, Field Top Road, HD6 3XB.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Community Wardens Clean Up in Rastrick

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Saturday 23 March Community wardens Lee Ackroyd, Mary Price & Ray Jackson from North  East & Lower valley wards did some joint action clean up on Field Top Road, Rastrick due to local residents raising concerns about the volume of litter in the area.

The wardens litter picked the hotspot areas for litter with large amounts  removed.

Residents  came to speak with the Wardens to show their appreciation in cleaning up the area with one resident wanting information on how to join a community clean up in the future.

More clean up projects will be organised in the near future.

Garden Competition 2019

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🌻🌷 Calling all gardeners – the annual Together Housing Garden Competition is back! 🌻🌷

This year there are new categories to enter.

  • Community Corner – have you gardened as a team to create and maintain a community garden or area of communal grounds? Then this is the category for you.
  • Mini Gardens – small is beautiful, if your floral arrangements are in containers, hanging baskets or in a patio or similar area, enter here.
  • Floral Garden/Borders – this is the category for you if you have a floral garden or blossoming borders.
  • Children age 5-16 – budding young gardeners should enter this category.
  • Gardener of the Year – all competition entrants will be automatically in with a chance of winning this prestigious award.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 31 July 2019 and the winners will be announced by the end of August.

How to Enter:

Please email three photos of your garden along with the category you would like to enter and your contact details to: involve@togetherhousing.co.uk

Or, post your photos with the category you would like to enter and your contact details to: Christine Fenton, Resident Engagement Assistant, Prospect House, Wharf Street, Blackburn, BB1 1JD.

Happy gardening and good luck!

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Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers Open Day

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On Sunday 14 April Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers will be holding the first of their Open Days for 2019 at Ravensprings Park, Cawcliffe Road, Brighouse.

  • 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 (full wheelchair access including ground-level track)

Ride for free all afternoon. Please note cash only sorry no credit or debit cards accepted.