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Men ACWY Vaccine – Reminder for Teenagers and ‘Fresher’ Students

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Teenagers and “fresher” students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

More information can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx#what

What is the Men ACWY vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.

The Men ACWY vaccine is called Nimenrix.

Read the patient information leaflet for Nimenrix (PDF, 385kb).

At what age should teenagers and young people have the vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccination is being offered to teenagers and also to first-time college and university students who haven’t already had the vaccination. Read the rest of this entry »

Wildlife Discovery Adventure around Field Lane Children’s Centre

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Starting Tuesday 12 September between 1:15pm – 2:45pm there will be 3 weeks of discovering all things wild on our nature toddle around Field Lane Children’s Centre area.

Week 1 will be exploring the area and what lives there.

Week 2 will be mini beast hunting

Week 3, the final week, having a go at seasonal wild art and a treasure hunt.

Best suited to children aged 2+ but children of all ages are invited to come along and explore. Welly boots are a must if it rains.

Archery Taster Session with Community Transport Calderdale

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Ever fancied having a go at something different?  Why not try archery?

Community Transport Calderdale have teamed up with the energetic folk at CI Adventures to bring you a great afternoon taster session.

The itinerary for the afternoon of Friday 15 September 2017 is:-

Arranged transport from local pick up points (Times to be advised)

Arrive at venue – 1pm

Introduction and H&S briefing – 1pm to 1.15pm
Archery session – 1.15pm to 2.45pm
Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) 2.45pm
Close of session approx 3pm

Children aged 6+ with an accompanying adult are welcome to join the session.

Return transport to local pick up points.

This is a great opportunity to try something new!  This session is open to all – any age, any ability.

Price for the activity day – £14 per person

Price includes accessible transport to and from the venue (Local pick up points)

To reserve your place please complete the reservation form at http://www.ctcalderdale.co.uk/archery-taster-session.html

Brighouse Oddfellows Friendship Month Meeting

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As part of Oddfellows Friendship Month 1 -30 September, Brighouse Oddfellows are hosting an all-day tea party on Saturday 2 September 2017 10:00 – 14:00 at Oddfellows Hall, Brighouse.

There will be tea & biscuits (and some buns) and time to have a chat, take part in table quizzes etc.

For more information call Andrew or Lynn on 01484 324929. 

If you would like to advertise this event, download the poster

Still Time to Do Something this Summer

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There is still time to do things in the Summer Holidays from Busy Babies at some our libraries, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Flour, Flat bread and fire at Ogden Water, Elves and Fairies to a Bat Walk at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to check your local Children’s Centres to see what events they may be holding. There is a full list of activities that can be downloaded in the Do Something Summer Activity Guide

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 11 August – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer …

Featuring:

  • Halifax Agricultural Show 2017
  • Important safety information on Snap Map
  • Victim Support launch live chat service
  • Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group Open Day
  • Musical Afternoon at Blackley Baptist Church
  • Weekly message from the NHP Energy Levels Project!

Have a great weekend!

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

Launch of Men FM – By Men, for Men

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A new online station has been recently launched Men FM : Made by men, for men with 60 minutes of inspiration from Leeds men.

If you would like to find out what activities and support is happening in Calderdale please call the Staying Well Team on 01422 392767.

MenFM features:

  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Personal stories
  • How to get involved

Guest appearance from Prof White, the world’s first ever professor of men’s health.

To listen to all this just click on this Men FM link.

A new film about Brighouse – A Happier Valley

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North Park Pictures are showing the world première of ‘A Happier Valley’, a new film about Brighouse, its past and people, and how it has been shaped by water.

With free food, tea and coffee, (along with a paying bar) and music by renowned Brighouse singer-songwriter, Roger Davies.

North Park Pictures, Freedom Studios and Imran Ali were commissioned as part of Landlines and Watermarks produced by 509 Arts, funded by Calderdale Council, Calderdale Community Foundation, and Arts Council England.

6.30 for 7pm start on Monday 4 September 8.30pm finish

Brighouse Civic Hall, Bradford Rd, Brighouse HD6 1RW

This event is free. Booking Link coming soon or call 01274 730077

Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group Open Day

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Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group Open DayOn 12 August 2017 between 10:00 – 16:00 join members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group for a day of activities at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve. These will include guided walks, pond dipping, a display of birds of prey, craft and photograph stalls, and refreshments with home-made cakes.

The event will take place behind the car park, located just off the A6025 Elland to Brighouse road. (Follow the brown LNR signs.) It will be accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Parking and the event are both free, though donations to Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group would be welcome.

For more information, visit: Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group