Sowerby Bridge

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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Creating a Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge

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Dementia Friends will be holding a Charity Quiz Night at Wetherspoons in Sowerby Bridge on Monday 25 February, 9:00pm. Entry is just £1 per person.

They will also be holding a coffee morning the day after, Tuesday 26 February, 10:00am-11:30am with home-made cakes and musical bingo.

If you would like more information about becoming a Dementia Friend, there will be FREE interactive demonstrations at Tesco on Friday 22 February, 10:30am and 6:30pm and also on Wednesday 27 February, 2:00pm and 6:30pm.

Happy Days Cycles Rough Ride Raising Money for the Homeless

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Happy Days Cycles and Cafe are raising money once again this February for Happy Days Homeless Charity.

Last year the ride was a real eye opener, with riders spending a lot of time riding and outside, but in the middle of winter, and in town centres with all that’s going on, the noise, the animals (think rats!), and the weather made it an intense experience.

All those taking part slept well the weekend it finished!. Despite having warm showers and meals each night it was still a huge struggle coping with everything going on. To be in that situation and not be able to get out of it, not have the support, the warm meals, the fresh dry kit is quite unthinkable.

The group will set off from Halifax and cover the length and breadth of the North of England, stopping at York, South Shields, Carlisle and Morecambe before arriving back in Sowerby Bridge on Friday, February 8 for a sleep out at Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club.

Cycling up to 80 miles a day, the team will be sleeping rough at every location, replicating the plight of the homelessness in the North of England in a bid to raise awareness and funding.

Last year’s ride from London to Halifax saw more than £10,000 pounds raised for good causes in the area.

Happy Days Ministries is based in Sowerby Bridge and provides essential services to those suffering from homelessness and addiction in the area.

As well as these services, its social enterprises include a cycling shop, a cafe and a building company.

Happy Days also operates one of the 60 Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries throughout the county, a scheme launched by Welcome to Yorkshire as a legacy of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire designed to give every child in Yorkshire an opportunity to borrow and ride a bike for free.

Dave Fawcett, CEO of Happy Days, said: “Last year we managed to raise over £10,000 and we want to go even bigger and better this year. If you’re a keen cyclist and want to get involved, we always have space available and we’d love to hear from you. Hopefully doing this ride will once again resonate with people and we can raise some much needed funds to help people off the streets”.

The rough ride starts on Monday 4 February but spaces are limited so for more information email Angela@happydaysuk.org for any details.

Domestic Abuse – in Whatever Language at Whatever Time

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Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Christmas, for some families is a time of celebration, but unfortunately for some the expectations of being there to provide and support can make Christmas a challenging time. Don’t forget the Samaritans are always there to help you and can be contacted though our link.

Calderdale Staying Safe has published a series of guides to in different languages to support those who may not know what services are available in UrduCzech and Polish.

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded here and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

There are also leaflets in different languages

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

06/12/18, 20/12/18

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Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

13/12/18 (No drop in 27/12/18)

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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE

                Monthly drop-in on 1st Tues of the month 9:30am–11:30am (No drop in 01/01/2019)

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.

Better Lives at Number 42 Outreach Sessions

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Better Lives at No 42 are holding a number of outreach sessions for those who find it difficult to get to the service at 42, Market Street, Halifax.

The new sessions are at Lawson Road Health Centre, Brighouse HD6 1NY on Mondays, 10:00am–12:00pm on 3, 10 and 17 December with future dates to be confirmed.

There will also be sessions at the GP Surgery, Hirstwood  HX6 4BN on the first Wednesday of the month, 9:00-11:00am.

Better Lives at number 42 Market Street, Halifax is a service for adults providing the support needed to stay healthy, independent and in control of your life for as long as possible.

Open Monday to Friday there is a team of social workers providing accessible, face to face information and support to adults in Calderdale.

Open in the Halifax base on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday 1:00pm-4:00pm & Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm.

Helping with health & well-being, promoting independence, support for carers, information about technology such as pendant alarms, signposting to other support organisations such as Staying Well and Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees.