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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 »

Laughing at Water performance – Sowerby Bridge

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Image may contain: nightTaking inspiration from the geese that wander the streets of Sowerby Bridge, Fire & Water will perform an eccentric dance performance around an animated giant goose which will accompany the famous Rushbearing cart on September 2 from 10:00 and September 3 from 11:00.

The dance will incorporate Morris dancing, chefs, eggs and jets of water and will be performed at the Rushbearing Festival in Sowerby Bridge on the first weekend of September before making an appearance at The Peoples’ Fair at the end of the month.

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.

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

Pirate Day at Shibden Hall

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Bankfield Pirate by Chris MouldThursday 10 August 2017.

There are three sessions 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00. Please select the session when booking.

Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the Hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. Please note this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Booking: £4 per child. Please book online or phone 01422 352246

Summer Reading Challenge

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Aged 4-12? Head to your local library this summer and join The Summer Reading Challenge. It started Saturday 8 July and is available in all Calderdale Libraries but it’s still not too late to catch up!

Sign up to receive your special agent collector folder. Read at least 6 books over the holidays. Collect stickers for each book you read. The stickers will help you to crack the case and catch the crook!