Sowerby Bridge

Tea in the Garden with Friends of Rishworth Mill Dam

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The Friends of Rishworth Mill Dam invite you to Tea in the Garden on Sunday 23 June, 1:30pm-3:30pm at The Gatehouse, Rishworth HX6 4QE (opposite Rishworth Palace).

Have tea, coffee and cake and learn about the project and plans for the future.

Tickets are £3 and are available from Geoff on 07912 079999, from the Malthouse Hotel in Rishworth, Ripponden library and from Hair Care in Ripponden.

If you are going by car, can you please use Heathfield school car park.

Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge FREE Dementia Awareness Sessions

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Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge are running some free, informal “Dementia Friends” awareness sessions at Tesco, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3BN.

They will be held on

  • Monday 3 June, 2:00pm and again at 6:30pm
  • Friday 7 June 10:30am and again at 2:00pm

The session lasts about an hour and explains how dementia affects a person and how we can all help to support them.

You can book for one of these sessions by ringing Chris on 01422 706373 – or you can simply turn up on the day if you prefer.

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

Working Together to Prevent Moorland Fires – Everyone Has a Part to Play

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Calderdale Council is working proactively with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police to prevent moorland fires, but all agencies also depend on the vigilance and care of those who are out and about in our wonderful countryside to play an active part in protecting it.

Whilst Calderdale was thankfully unaffected by recent high-profile blazes at nearby Marsden Moor and Ilkley Moor, it’s important that local people and visitors recognise the part they play in supporting the Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and other local authorities in preventing any future incidents.

Calderdale Council is working with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service in pursuing stricter prevention methods, through the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders, which would prohibit the use of barbecues and lighting of fires in defined areas of the countryside. More about Public Space Protection Orders can be found here https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/crime-prevention-and-community-safety/community-safety/pspo

A formal consultation was launched on Wednesday 8 May 2019 for people to have their say on these plans. To have your say please complete the feedback form on this web page https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/crime-prevention-and-community-safety/community-safety/pspo/moorland-fires The consultation closes on Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Consultation drop-in events are taking place on Saturday 25 May, 10:00am-1:00pm in the Ripponden Parish Council offices and on Sunday 26 May, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Todmorden Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their views, and staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

The proposals for Public Space Protection Orders must be considered by the Council’s Cabinet before they can be put in place. This will happen as soon as possible after the consultation has ended.

The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park – Sunday 7 July

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Just a reminder of the The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park HX2 7JZ on Sunday 7 July, 11:00am-4:00pm.

This is the third event aimed at bringing families together to share conversations, meet local people, play games and have fun.

This year the fun day will include The Burner at Crow Wood Park 2019 – 10km Run, 2.5km Run and Summer Fayre Runs are being organised for all abilities. If you would like to take part please click on the link above.

Lots going on with:

  • Bouncy castle
  • Traditional games
  • Face painting
  • Stalls

Bring food and share in a picnic (remember to bring a picnic blanket).

Bring your friends and neighbours.

For up to date information call June on 01422 706373 or Shabir on 07866 369916.

 

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!

Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge: Calderdale Heritage Walks

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 7 April, 2:15pm – Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge.

David Cant discusses the impact of the first trans-Pennine turnpike, canal and railway on Sowerby Bridge. Meet David at 2:15pm outside the railway station Jubilee Refreshment Rooms.

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

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

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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