Sure Start Children’s Centres Autumn Newsletter

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership have published the Autumn Newsletter which includes information about the family learning courses that are taking place September – December 2018, along with the accredited courses on offer. It also includes their What’s On Guides, which shows the weekly groups on offer across the Children’s Centres and services provided by partner agencies. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

This has also been uploaded to the website, along with a booking form. To book onto the courses you can either complete the booking form electronically on the website or contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.

The Saturday Cafe at LoveBread CIC

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Each Saturday, a team of young volunteers take over at LoveBread to run The Saturday Cafe. They bake cakes, make pancakes, grind coffee and more. The café runs on a pay-as-you-feel basis and 100% of donations go to local charities.

Funded by CFFC and the #Iwill project.

All welcome, open 9:30am-1:30pm at No7 Martin St, Brighouse HD6 1DA

#iwill work with young people across the UK as young as 10, to do inspirational things in their communities to help others.

Over 700 organisations, including LoveBread have pledged #iwill, to encourage young people across the UK to take part in social action.

Working with business, education and voluntary sector partners, the #iwill campaign aims to ensure that all young people can access social action opportunities, whatever their background, as involvement in social action strengthens communities and enhances the skills of young participants.

Charlotte Hill, CEO of Step Up To Serve, the charity which coordinates the #iwill campaign says: “We are delighted that LoveBread has pledged to support our work.”

Lower Raistrick: Calderdale Heritage Walks

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On Sunday 28 October meet Ian Philp at 2:15pm in the car park adjoining the Assembly Rooms, Briggate, Brighouse HD6 1EL for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

The area where Rastrick meets Brighouse. It grew from around 1840 onwards into a complete new community with, not just houses, but its own small mills, places of worship, shops, pubs and the like.

£3 for all ages. For more information, visit: Calderdale Heritage Walks Current Season or email CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

Let Us Promote Your 2018 Halloween and Bonfire Events

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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 thousands of 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!


Brighouse Summer Artisan Market

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Brighouse’s ever popular food and craft markets have a new look for 2018!

The next of the new Artisan Markets will be on Sunday 19 August 2018 with dozens of stalls featuring locally made food and crafts exhibited by Yorkshire producers and businesses.

There’ll be around 60 stalls across the town centre on Sunday – with a particular focus on amazing food. From regular favourites like Love Bread, Temujin and Luddenden Valley Wines to new additions Gintopia, Linley Hog Roast and The Candied Peel Cake Co.

The Markets are run by the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), a voluntary group made up of the town’s retailers and businesses, who give up their time and energy to develop, organise and manage the events.


Jumping Clay at Rastrick Library

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With the support of Friends of Rastrick Library Jumping Clay is coming to Rastrick library on Wednesday 25 July, 10:15am.

Fun with clay for the kids! In this session participants will have the opportunity to create their own fridge magnet!
Spaces are limited so booking is required at £3 per child.

Email friendsofrastricklibrary@hotmail.com or call 01484 714858.

Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers Open Day

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On Sunday 8 July Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers will be holding an Open Day.

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

Rastrick Ward Forum – Monday 9 July 2018

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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 9 July 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start at The Community Hub, Rastrick High School.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

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National Neighbourhood Watch Week is back for 2018!

NNWW18 runs from Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June – where the national organisation will be asking members how the movement will continue to help build safer and stronger communities over the next three years and beyond.

These are exciting times for Neighbourhood Watch as they look to the future of this fantastic movement and how we can make the most positive impact on communities across England and Wales over the next three years.

The national scheme is hosting a series of six seminars in June and July to give members to help develop NW’s Strategy for the next three years.

Members of the Board of Trustees will be attending each seminar to present and facilitate the Strategy discussion and to meet NW members. The Board know how vital it is to liaise and consult with local NW members and is committed to doing this in order to build a strong Strategy with shared commitment from all stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board, the staff team and to network with each other to see what has been happening in other areas and to have YOUR voice in the future of Neighbourhood Watch.

There will also be the launch of new Crime and Vulnerability Toolkits at these seminars.

Crime in England and Wales is changing and NW is providing new practical information and help for members to support the police in the detection and reduction of these crimes. The network of 2.3 million member households is a force to be reckoned with.

So NW are finding more practical ways to empower members to look at some of the crimes that cause such significant harm to victims and communities. A simple example of this would be that if you regularly see different people going into a nearby house or minibuses turning up this may be a sign of Human Trafficking or if you are aware of an elderly neighbour regularly getting people knocking on their door they may well be being targeted for scams.

This summer NW are going to develop a group of 100+ local NW Champions from across England and Wales at the Seminars. The Champions will then be able to share their knowledge in their local area so even more people can get the important information they need and act as a local resource to other coordinators and members. This may simply mean sharing the information contained within the toolkits, developing a local focus on one or more of the areas or running a local project if they or local coordinators want to.

Anyone – member, coordinator or Association lead – with an interest in gaining information, additional knowledge and the chance to share this within their area with other members and coordinators will be the perfect participants for the seminars.

The toolkits provide information on and cover the following areas:
• Domestic Abuse – which as we know affects all communities
• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

The closest seminars to our area are;

  • Tuesday 26 June – Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish North Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG.  9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.
  • Wednesday 27 June – Royal Hull Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF, 9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.

More information about the seminars can be found at https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/national-neighbourhood-watch-week-2018/

Withinfields And Victoria School Reunion

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Barry Chapman and Peter Edwards would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the past reunions for Withinfields and Victoria Schools. Following the success over the last 2 years at Southowram Cricket Club with a summer venue, they are to return there for the 34th reunion on Friday 1 June, 7.30pm onwards.

To get there from Brighouse go up Southowram and turn left at the Pack Horse crossroads into Towngate and at the end of Towngate (bus terminus) head down Ashday Lane and the cricket club is well signed on the left.

From Halifax head into Southowram and at the Pack Horse crossroads go straight forward into Towngate.

The cricket club will have pie and peas available at a reasonable price but it would be appreciated if you could include in your reply if you would like some. The bar will be open and again there will be a raffle with some good prizes.

The profit from the raffle pays for postage and room hire and if you would like to donate a prize please bring it along on the night.

Barry and Peter hope you can come along and bring with you anyone else we may have failed to contact. New faces are always welcome including spouses and partners.

For more information contact Barry on 01422 256653 / 07765 307123 or Peter on 01484 985107 / 07522 450064.