Hit It Percussion Instrument Class with Elland Silver Band

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Elland Silver Band have a new class for children aged 7-12 years old.

Hit It, is a percussion class to introduce children to percussion instruments.

Classes run every Thursday 6-7pm in the band’s room on Dewsbury Road, Elland.

The classes are Covd safe, covering all styles and teach music notation.

Send a message on their facebook page today to book your place or email


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Take Ten in May with the #StepOutChallenge!

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Can you step out for ten minutes every lunch time?

Stepping out of your front door even for a short walk can really boost your physical and mental health, so that’s why we challenge you to Step Out for ten minutes every lunch time this month.

To keep it fresh, we’ve also got a different suggestion each day for things you can do while you’re walking to give your wellbeing an extra boost!

Join us with every day on Twitter #StepOutChallenge

Sexual health and safety workshops for people with learning disabilities

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Lead the Way are providing two sexual health Cafes. The first one will be held on Zoom to discuss feelings around Happy Healthy Relationships.

We hope to follow this up with a practical session in September where we can look at contraception and Sexually Transmitted diseases.



The second is looking at using and meeting people on social media. Trading standards will be leading the first two sessions looking at the different scams that people may encounter online and also on the doorstep. The third session will be looking at the etiquette of using the technology and the fourth session will look at feelings when using social media.


If you would like further information and know of anybody please don’t hesitate to get in contact. If there are any adjustments we may need to take please please get in touch.


email Tracey Williams | Service Ambassador (Lead the Way)
01924 438 438 9

Living Streets walk to school week 17-21 May 2021

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Living Streets are having their Annual Walk to School week, encouraging all to make their way to school on foot.

May is the month of walking and there are many health benefits from walking, even for 10-20 minutes daily.

It is recommended that children of school age have at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. Walking to school will already set them on their way to achieve this goal and will help parents and carers with their fitness too!

For more information or to order a walk to school pack, visit here:

Walk to school week May 2021

Activity ideas to do with your children in May

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As we are still and will be for some time under Covid restrictions very few live group events are open but hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel and more events will become available locally.

In the meantime, the Sure Start creative minds have put together a list of fun activities for the whole family to take part in!

Download May Activity Ideas


You will find ideas about places to walk, arts and crafts with paper plates and more, to name but a few!

It’s National Gardening Week, 26 April – 2 May

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Be at one with nature and get yourself some green fingers.  Over the last year, we’ve come to rely on our gardens and green spaces more than ever.  Many of us have rediscovered the importance of connecting with nature for our mental and physical wellbeing and for National Gardening Week in 2021, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are celebrating the feel-good power of plants and gardens, highlighting the scientific links between gardening and wellbeing and sharing easy tips.

For lots more tips, advice and to find out how gardening activities can boost your personal wellbeing, visit the RHS website.

How to garden without a garden in North Halifax
If you don’t have a garden but would still like to cultivate those green fingers, the Gardeners World website has 10 tips on how to garden without a garden. You can also sign up to the Gardeners World email bulletin for a daily dose of gardening inspiration. The Paddock in Ovenden is a community garden, get in touch with Joan and Lynne and get growing with them, or just go along and have a chat.
There are self-managed and council owned allotments or options to grow on council land. The Todmorden’s Incredible Edible and RHS community garden sites have lots of hints and inspiration and explains the benefits of community gardening for both people and places. If you’re a Together Housing resident you can even win prizes in their Garden Competition.

Grow your own veg
There’s something magical about growing your own vegetables; it’s rewarding, healthy and fun and it’s also cheap, good quality and there’s zero food miles.  Why not have a go and see what you can produce this year either in your garden, in hanging baskets or on your windowsill.  Have a look at this beginners guide to get you started.


Lead Deputy Children’s Centre Manager at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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Wellholme Park Children’s Centre is looking for an inspirational manager who is able to provide leadership to a staff team and a provision of 37 children aged 0-4 years. Alongside our nursery we offer Children’s Centre services to across the areas of Brighouse, Rastrick, Bailiff Bridge & Lightcliffe.


Based at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

37 hours per week

£30,000 per annum


We are looking for someone who has substantial experience of managing a staff team together with the knowledge and understanding of how to support staff to provide high standards of care and education for our children.

Along with these skills you will need to have experience and a clear understanding of managing safeguarding issues and working together with a range of partner agencies.

If you think you are the person we are looking for and would like to visit the Children’s Centre or discuss the role in more detail, please contact Nicola Earnshaw on 07851774679.

For an application pack please visit our website . If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

Closing date for the post is 12 noon on Wednesday 12th May 2021

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

A Sure Start for your little one at Elland Children’s Centre

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Do you know where your local Children’s Centre is and how it can support you in the Covid pandemic?

Elland Children’s Centre full advert

Sure Start Children’s Centres were set up to be a one stop shop for services relating to children and families. Your local Children’s Centre is in Elland town centre, on Boxhall Road, next to Elland C of E school.

In normal circumstances, the centre offers a range of health services from antenatal and postnatal care to two year old development checks and smoking cessation clinics.

Antenatal and postnatal care are still operating in a Covid safe way. With the focus being on nurturing our young; activities for babies and toddlers are being offered online and include a range of stimulating activities to support your child’s development.

Often the Children’s Centre offers a bag of resources, free of charge, to enable you to join in the activity at home. A programme of events sometimes offers baby yoga, signing classes and many more creative activities – all free of charge!

There is a ‘drop-in’ service with support on a wide range of issues such as parenting dilemmas, housing and finance issues and other issues that affect the family such as domestic abuse.

Currently this is being offered by phone or online.

Last but not least Elland Children’s Centre also has a nursery which has two rooms; 0-2yrs and 2-5yrs and an outdoor play area. The nursery provides children with the best start in life where every child’s individual needs are celebrated.

The team of experienced, qualified Early Years staff; hand-picked for their passion and expertise, provide a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for every child. Learning is always fun at Elland Children’s Centre Nursery meaning that children develop to their full potential with the support and encouragement of the dedicated and caring staff. The nursery’s Ofsted rating is ‘Good with Outstanding features’. The nursery is fully open to all children even in the current lockdown and operating in a very Covid safe way.

Elland Children’s Centre Nursery offers competitive rates; there are no hidden costs i.e. no registration or retainer fees. All meals are included – breakfast, lunch, tea, snacks and drinks.

Their opening hours are 8am till 6pm and they offer full day sessions, morning sessions 8am-1pm or afternoon sessions 1pm-6pm.

Early Education Funding for 15 hours and 30 hours (criteria applies) is offered for eligible 2 and 3 year olds; these can be stand-alone sessions or incorporated into your child’s day if you are already paying fees to attend.

So if you are struggling to work from home with the little ones or feel you would benefit from a little help or support in these tough times – get in touch, Elland Children’s Centre would love to hear from you!

Call them on 01422 266197 to discuss further and the friendly team of experienced staff will be happy to answer any questions.

To view a virtual tour and other details of the Centre, please go to:

Follow us on facebook: Elland Children’s Centre

Living streets will teach you to Walk this May!

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May is National Walking Month

We know walking is good for us, but did you know even 10 or 20 minutes a day can make a difference to how you feel, to the air your breathe and your bank balance.

Living Streets #WalkThisMay have tips and free resources to help you find time and inspiration to include a stroll as part of your day, whether you’re working from home, at school or self-isolating.

Need a little more inspiration

Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge, it can be anything from 100 steps to a 100 mile joint effort from 30 April to the 3rd May. The amazing 6yr old Tony Hudgell has been inspired to walk 100 steps on his new prosthetic legs.  What can you do?

Park Run’s  Park Walk provides an easy 8 week guide to help you successfully build your walking up to 5k.

Visit the CREW website for the latest on  guided walks  and  self-guided walks around Calderdale, including weekly walks from Keighley Road and Beechwood medical surgeries and Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.

Check out Mixy Marchers Facebook page for details of when they’ll be resuming their walks.

 Remember to Stay Safe
Where ever you wander, please remember to keep yourself and others safe by following the local government restrictions.

Big Bike Revival 2021 is here! 

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If you’re a non-profit organisation, social enterprise, volunteer-led groups or community cycle club, find out more about the delivering the  Big Bike Revival 2021 sessions.

Events aim to cater for people returning or beginning to cycle for the first time, break down barriers to cycling and ensure that events are accessible to all. Sessions include taking old bikes and bringing them back to life, passing on riding and maintenance skills, and running group rides in local communities.