Autumn Warmth from the Curious Motion

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Curious Motion have released their Autumn Newsletter, with ideas to keep you active through Autumn. You will find information about the launch of their podcast Curious e-motion, more on Brews and Grooves, including a children friendly session, the One Minute Motion gallery, Move the Calderdale way feedback and sounds of relaxation.



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Free Term Time Meals for Children with Blondin’s Cafe at the Piece Hall

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During this Half Term, Blondin’s Café in The Piece Hall will be serving out free meals to children who rely on school dinners.

The food is contributed by all the outlets in the Piece Hall.

This is a part of a local initiative, to support the families that would otherwise struggle to feed their children during the holiday term break.

The project will run throughout the Autumn Term time break from 10am to 4pm.
Kids will receive a man, a piece of fruit and a drink.

Follow the link for more information: The Kindness Project: Food for Kids

You will find information about how you can help. Any donations are welcome and any surplus will be used over for plans for a similar project during the Christmas break.


West Yorkshire Police Christmas Card Competition

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Today, October 27th, we’re launching our children’s Christmas card competition!

Budding young artists are being offered the opportunity to see their festive artwork to be used for the official West Yorkshire Police Christmas card.

To find out how to enter visit:

Rules for artwork:
  • 4 to 16 years, can design a corporate Christmas card for West Yorkshire Police demonstrating the different roles in Policing and the work we do to keep communities and the people in them safe.
  • All entries must be hand-drawn and must be received by the closing date of Monday November 30th, 2020 (any entries received after the closing date will not be counted).
  • The image should fit on one side of A5 (an A4 piece folded in half) portrait or landscape.
  • Entries can be submitted by post only.

Click here for full details and competition information.

West Yorkshire Police Urging The Public to Stay Safe This Halloween

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Stay safe this Halloween.
Many traditions such as trick or treating are to be avoided due to restrictions that are currently in place across all of the county of West Yorkshire.

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West Yorkshire Police is urging the public to stay safe this Halloween amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Following on from Government guidance, West Yorkshire was put into Tier 2 ‘High’ Covid Alert category, mixing of households and social distancing measures are currently in place, and police are urging the public to enjoy the festivities at home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

“This year, trick or treating is not encouraged, but there are lots of activities families can do at home and to keep them safe.”

Typically this time of year tends to be the busiest period of the year for the police and last year West Yorkshire Police received nearly 1,800 999 calls on 31 October, and just over 4,000 contacts overall.

“As we all know things can change quite rapidly, so please ensure you are keeping an eye on Government announcements and the local guidance on the website so you can keep up to date on Covid restrictions as well as guidance

“For anyone experiencing anti-social behaviour or clear breaches of the restrictions in place I would urge they contract West Yorkshire Police. But most of all, it continues to be about using common sense, thinking of others and following the local guidance so that we can all be as safe as possible, thank you.”

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Police’s plea for people to act responsibly.

“If you are celebrating please be respectful of your neighbours and your community – remember, we’re all in this together. Please also remember that the handling of fireworks is best left to the professionals. Please don’t risk injury or having to call on the emergency services or NHS at a time when they are so desperately needed in fighting the pandemic.

Any incidents of anti-social behaviour can be reported online via the West Yorkshire Police website, please visit

999 should always be used in an emergency, where there is a danger to life or crime in progress.

For more information and advice via Twitter, search #WYHalloween or follow West Yorkshire Police @WestYorksPolice and West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre @WYP_CCC.

Stay Safe This Halloween
  • Have a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Decorate your household or living space
  • Have a trick or treat hunt with your household members in your home
  • Bake some Halloween treats
  • Carve and decorate pumpkins and display them in your windows
  • Have a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Have a virtual Halloween pumpkin carving contest

Resources for Children Young People and their Families in Calderdale

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The following list of agencies and support groups are here to assist children, young people and their families with a number of issues that may trouble them, ranging from health, social to personal issues.

Tough Times Reference Group

The young people’s Tough Times Reference Group works for Calderdale Council on the emotional health and wellbeing (EHWB) agenda. During lockdown they have been working with services across Calderdale on producing this  Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing services poster.

Their intention is for every young person and their families to know about the different services, not only by name, but also what each service specialises in, to ensure young people receive the support that best fits their emotional health and wellbeing needs.

Open Minds CalderdaleWorry Cards on Returning to Education – created by young people for young people
Recently, 16 young people came together to create 14 flash cards for students returning to education. The purpose of these cards are to help decrease stress levels surrounding any worries or queries that students might have. These top worries have been selected as the most frequent worries that students said they would face on returning to education last September.

Online Halloween Activities for Children

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Newground Together Youth Team have planned a series of online Halloween Arts and Crafts events aimed at children between 8 and 12 years of age.

It gives children an opportunity to make their own homemade Halloween decorations.

The sessions run from the 26th – 30th of October. There will be two online sessions each day, a morning session from 11-12 and an afternoon session from 3.30-4.30pm.

If interested, please email for information and to book.

Free activity packs will be posted to you before the half term.

Halloween Online Activities

Brighouse Town Amateur Under 7 girls football team are looking for new players!

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Looking for something new for your daughter to do? Would you like to introduce her to football and let her meet other likeminded girls?

Brighouse Town Girls U7s football team are currently looking for new players to join the team.

We are a lovely friendly club with a focus on having fun – we train on Wednesdays & play on Sundays.


The team trains on Wednesday 6-7pm  at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium, HD6 2PL or indoors at the Huddersfield New College, New Hey Road, HD3 4GL.

All abilities welcome. Training is provided by experienced male and female FA Level 1&2 coaches.


For more information, contact


Mark Wisbey

Brighouse Town Girls U7s Coach/Manager

07848 099 572

Central & Hub libraries are now open

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We have been working hard to make our libraries Covid Safe, and as part of this we are operating in a different way to usual. All of the Calderdale Libraries are now open. Please observe the opening days and hours.


Central Library
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 – 4pm

Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Sowerby Bridge & Todmorden
Monday – Saturday: 10 – 4pm

During this second phase, you can:

·         Browse & select your own books

·         Use the computers, maximum of 70 minutes per day (slots can be pre booked)

·         Use of Microfilm/fiche Readers (where available) is limited to 1 hour in Hubs & 2 hours in Central Library and must be pre-booked

·         All children’s areas are limited to one household & 30 minutes. This needs to be pre booked when using Central, King Cross & Hebden Bridge Libraries on a Saturday.

·         Return items

·         Collect pre-ordered items using our select & collect service or by reserving individual titles online

·         Request items that are in stock at the library of your choice

·         Visit Local Studies in Central Library for up to 2 hours, by appointment. Please ring 01422 392631 or email: providing a contact phone number.

·         Access e-books, e-audio books, digital magazines and comics. All are available to download free from

·         Access 24-hour reference resources from the Digital Library at

·         Enjoy story time and craft sessions at Libraries

·         Use the Home Library Service. E-mail: or call 01422 288062. This service will continue to operate for anyone who needs to use it!

·         All libraries are operating a one-way system, face masks are mandatory as per Government guidelines & there are sanitising stations placed around all the libraries.

·         There are staff available to assist you at various points within our libraries & we have track & trace in place or the QR-code for the NHS Tracing App.

A reminder that all items currently on loan are due back by 30th November.

Please remember you can renew online, in person or by phone & you can also register to receive an email reminder 3, 5 or 7 days before your items are due back.

We realise that this may seem very different but we are very pleased to be able to move into this phase & look forward to welcoming you all back.

Access Calderdale Industrial Museum on social media

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In addition to the existing Calderdale Industrial Museum facebook group which is a fantastic forum to share and discuss interesting information, the museum has now set up it’s own dedicated facebook page where the latest updates and news about the museum will be posted.

Please view and like this new page at –

There is also a Twitter page which can be followed at –

You can always get information about the  museum on the dedicated museum website –