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!


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.

‘Create a Life You Love’ Adult Learning Course at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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This is a 4 week adult only course starting on Tuesday 5 March, 9:30am-11:30am at Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse HD6 3JT helping to improve self-awareness to improve relationships and wellbeing.

Enhancing a positive mindset with a focus on goals and positive attributes.

Encourage development of the ability to be aware of emotional reactions and behaviour and focus on strengths and the importance of emotional wellbeing and balancing needs, experiences and aspirations.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Friends of Rastrick Library Extraordinary General Meeting

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On Thursday, 7 February6:30pm there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Friends of Rastrick Library..

At the meeting, we will have the annual election of officers, deferred from the AGM in November 2018, and there will also be some proposals for some minor changes to the constitution.

Our Chairperson will be stepping down at this EGM and will not be standing for re-election.

They are accepting nominations for Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Please give these to the Secretary either before or at the meeting. You can hand in nominations at the library, or email friendsofrastricklibrary@hotmail.com.

The EGM will be followed immediately by an ordinary committee meeting.

The meeting will start at 6.30pm at Rastrick Library. All are welcome to attend.

Poetry Competition at Rastrick Library

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Now in its third year, this competition is open to anyone currently living in or attending school in Rastrick or Brighouse.

There are three age groups: under 11, 11 to 18, over 18, as at 1 September 2018.

You can enter a maximum of 2 poems. Poems can be on any subject, of any length and take any form.

There is no entry fee.

There will be three cash prizes per age group.

The judging panel comprises Benjamin Guilfoyle, performance poet, Susan Field, published poet and leader of a writing group, and Darren Martin, nephew of John Harrison.

You can get an entry forms from the library or you can email entries to friendsofrastricklibrary@hotmail.com. If emailing your entry, please include which age group you belong to.

Entries should be emailed or handed in at Rastrick Library by 1pm on Friday 15 February.

Prize winners will be asked to take part in the awards evening to be held at Rastrick Library on Wednesday 27 March, 7:00pm.

If anything is not clear, please ask staff at the Library.