Train Like a Jedi and Change4Life

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Taking inspiration from everyone’s favourite Star WarsTM characters, Rey and Luke, it’s time to get your kids moving as they learn to master the ways of the Jedi with our fun, play along video. Check back for new games every week throughout the summer – play now!

The Resistance needs you!
Calling all friends of the Resistance, the First Order are fast approaching and the Resistance need as much help as they can get during their darkest hour. This is your chance to help, so get ready!

Through this fun Train Like A Jedi video, Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones will guide you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi. Be strong, healthy and prepared for when the Resistance might need you.

The 12 moves become one Jedi training routine. Don’t worry if you can’t manage them all at once – some of them need a bit of practice. And once you’ve mastered these don’t be afraid to have a go at creating your own moves too!

Once you have finished the training, these Jedi skills will be valuable in the next part of the journey – a series of secret challenges during the summer holidays.

Have fun, work hard and Train Like A Jedi. May the Force be with you!

Have Your Say! New Plans for North Bridge Leisure Centre

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From Monday 16 July to Monday 13 August have your say on plans for the new Halifax leisure centre. Click here to take part in the survey and help shape the plans.

Exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax.
Currently, Halifax has two town centre sports provision sites, Halifax Swimming Pool and North Bridge Leisure Centre. Both facilities are dated and require significant ongoing maintenance to continue to operate.
To ensure the future provision of modern leisure facilities in the town, the Council has been exploring a number of options for the construction of a new facility in the town centre to meet the needs of the community.

A feasibility study concluded that a new combined swimming pool and leisure facility on the existing North Bridge site would provide the most cost effective solution, by incorporating the existing main sports hall and viewing balcony.
Work is currently progressing on the detailed design, construction and consultation requirements and we will commence a stakeholder consultation process from July to August 2018 to ensure that those who are using the facilities will benefit from them.


Transforming Halifax

The outcomes of this project will:

  • Grow the economy – Contribute to the wider regeneration of Halifax town centre as part of an improved retail and leisure offer.
  • Reduce inequality – Reduce health inequalities throughout the Borough by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes.
  • Modernise the Council – Increase productivity by addressing the current demand for leisure activities, reducing unused spaces, dealing with the existing maintenance backlog and achieving greater energy efficiency.

CREW Heart Support Group – Trip to Llandudno

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CREW Heart Support Group will be hosting a trip to Llandudno on Monday 13 August 2018.

The cost is £13 per person or £25 per couple.

Pick up and drop off points

  1. Halifax Bus station 8:30am
  2. Savile Park Fish Restaurants 8:45am
  3. Brighouse Bus Station 9:00am, (approx. times)

If you would like to book your place, contact Sophie on or phone .

You can also book your place with your exercise instructor or walk leader. A £5 deposit will secure your place.

Pretty Muddy Race for Kids

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Bring the kids to Savile Park in Halifax on Saturday 21 July, 9:45am for the Race For Life Pretty Muddy Kids event.

It is a muddy course with plenty of obstacles and a mud pit, so the kids can get extra muddy while having fun with friends and helping to raise valuable funds for beating cancer.

The 5k obstacle course completes 1 lap of the grassed areas close to Savile Park Road, before heading into Manor Heath Park. The route is a mixture of roads, grass and tarmac paths. Road closures are in place for your safety.

£10 for each child with supervising adults going free. Book now at the Cancer Research Race for Life website.

This is of course followed by the adult Pretty Muddy Race for Life with details here.

Phoenix FM Calling for Young People with ASD

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Phoenix Radio 96.7fm at Dean Clough, Halifax wants to work with young people to create a regular radio show designed by and for young people aged 16-19 with a moderate learning disability or with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.

The fee is £5 per person per session with 6 places available per workshop. For more information call Howard on 01422 365923 or email

Befriending Volunteer Opportunity with Age UK

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Are you looking for a way to share your time and give something back to the community?

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are currently recruiting volunteer befrienders. Join them in helping older people love later life through personalised activities, friendship and getting out and about.

Contact Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01422 252040 or email: for an application pack.

The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park 8 July

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Just a reminder of the The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park Sunday 8 July, 11:00am-4:00pm.

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.

Download our poster to advertise it in your area.

Ramfest 2018

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Ramfest 2018 is  a festival for friends and family – a festival to enjoy and all to raise money for multiple worthy causes! This year these are Andy’s Man Club and Heartbeat of Sport.

This year, Ramfest is on Sunday 15 July, 11:30am-8:00pm at Southowram Cricket Club, Ashday Lane, HX3 9TR.

There’s nothing quite as good as live music and there is a total of 8 performances!

Including the debut performance by Andy’s Man Club Band.

Here’s the line-up in full:

  • Noon – 12.50 | Andys Man Club Band
  • 13.00 – 13.50 | Regiment
  • 14.00 – 14.50 | Psychoslinkys
  • 15.00 – 15.50 | Dave Barnes from The Voice
  • 16:00– 16.50 | In Echoes
  • 17.00 – 17.50 | The Revelator Band
  • 18.00 – 18.50 | International Party Doctors
  • 19.00 – 19.50 | The McCarrons

Food includes:

  • Stonebaked Pizzas
  • Roast Beef Wraps
  • Mexican Cuisine
  • Burgers
  • Ice Cream

There’s also a kids play area to keep them entertained and for the grown-ups a beer & gin bar.

Please note that no alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the site.

More about the charities that Ramfest is supporting this year.

Andy’s Man Club
This charity aims to get men talk about their feelings and emotions, something that men are notoriously bad at. Talking can improve the quality of the lives of men and their families and “It’s okay to talk”.

Heartbeat of Sport
Did you know that twelve people under the age of 35 die of sudden cardiac arrest every week?
The team at Heartbeat of Sport is raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrest within sport and doing what they can to prevent it. The more people out there can spot the warning signs, then the higher the chances for survival are.
Specialist equipment for screening and care is needed, so Heartbeat of Sport needs your support during Ramfest.

Tickets: Buy in advance from Ticketsource: at £6 for Adults and
£12 Family (2 adults, 3 children under 18 years of age).

On the day tickets will be £10 Adults and £2 Children

For more information call 0113 238 0805.

Facebook Support Group for Unpaid Carers

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A new Facebook Support Group has been created to foster a community of carers made up of those that have a responsibility of providing care for their partner, other family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or an addiction.
The group will provide a space through which members can connect with each other in order to:

  • Overcome the isolation and loneliness that carers often feel
  • Share thoughts and ideas
  • Listen and be heard on the challenges you may be facing
  • Provide and receive support
  • Learn what help and support is available for carers

Perhaps in Carers Week 11-17 June you could take the opportunity to meet other carers online.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

This Carers Week, we’re coming together to build communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers. Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. The impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated this Carers week we will be looking to share examples of good practice from supporters of which have helped carers to stay Healthy and Connected.

Link to the group:

Closure of Burley Street Surgery, Elland

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Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have given the following information about the closure of Burley Street Surgery. This is taken from the Calderdale CCG website at

‘Burley Street Surgery will soon be closing
Dr Falak Naz’s contract to provide GP services at the surgery will shortly come to an end. This means that Dr Naz’s practice will close at Friday 29 June, 6:30pm.

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the planning and buying of GP services in Calderdale. We want to make sure that you will have a GP after Dr Naz retires.

You will need to register with a new GP practice in your local area.

You can find more information on the internet. The NHS Choices website: will tell you about local GP practices, the services they offer and how to register with a new practice. Alternatively, you can contact the CCG by calling 01422 307400, texting 0777 133 4724 or by emailing

We understand that you might find it difficult or be worried about having to change doctors, so we will make sure there is lots of support to help you.

We have also arranged two drop-in sessions where staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about this change and support you to find a new GP Practice.

These drop-in support sessions will be held at:  Bertie’s, Brook Street, Elland HX5 9AW on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 6pm to 8pm, and
  • Friday 15th June 2018 at 10am to 12 noon

If you have any concerns about this change or would like some help to register with a new practice, you can contact us by calling 01422 307400, texting 07771 334724 or by emailing