Join the Stainland Ukulele Group

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The Stainland Ukulele Group are looking for experienced players to join the group.

They meet every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm in Stainland.

If you are an experienced player and interested in joining the group or if you would like to book the band to play at your event please contact Lisa on 01422 379442 in the evenings or email

Heritage walk: Upper Rastrick

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Meet Margaret Sharp for this revised walk looking at a history of Rastrick for over 1000 years, but particularly the last 250 years when Rastrick industrialised and expanded dramatically.

Sunday 18 October 2015 – From 2.15pm
At St. Matthew’s Church, Church Street, Rastrick, HD6 3NF

Admission costs £3

This walk is two and a half hours of fairly easy walking and is suitable for accompanied children over the age of thirteen. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the day. Sensible footwear please.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 09 October – OUT NOW!!

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Lower Valley LogoClick here to view the latest LV Friday Flyer…


  • Volunteer at the Elland Food Bank this weekend!
  • Enjoy family fun at Rastrick Fire Station open day on Sunday!
  • Did the Adult Brass Class Launch go as planned? Find out today!

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


Victorian Christmas Market

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Our Victorian Christmas Festival is on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November with a wonderful Christmas Market of over 80 stalls full of locally produced foods and crafts. This is an ideal opportunity for you to stock up on delicious local food for Christmas and what better time to visit all the craft stalls where you are sure to find perfect Christmas gifts.

There will be entertainment throughout both days with Christmas Carols being sung by local school choirs, fairground organ, mulled wine, roast chestnuts and street entertainers.

Saturday’s Market will draw to a close on Saturday 28th November with a lantern parade, christmas light switch on and community carol singing.

The Market is back in full swing on Sunday 29th November with a Christmas Service conducted by members of our local churches and will include community Carol singing.

Stallholders, entertainers, visitors and locals are all encouraged to dress in Victorian costume to help us create a wonderful Victorian atmosphere, shops and shop assistants will also be getting into the spirit of the Victorian Christmas and will be decked out in Victorian costume.

Please visit for loads more details

Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On

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Saturday 28 November 2015


Halifax will become a Christmas haven as soon as the staged event begins at 2pm with lots of live entertainment.

Local dance groups, local choirs, children’s entertainment and some well-known mascots, rugby stars, cheerleaders and radio celebrities will showcase their talents onstage for an afternoon and early evening to remember, and not forgetting the Victoria Theatre’s pantomime cast.

There will be a Christmas Market running from 10am until 6pm at the Woolshops with local crafts, hot food and plenty of gifts to buy, and a special appearance from a very busy man; Father Christmas will pop on to the stage to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

The Halifax Christmas Light Switch On is free to attend, and will culminate in the lights being turned on by very special guests at roughly 4.30pm with a firework display to follow.

Start your own business drop in sessions – October 2015

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

Click here for details of upcoming sessions and further information.

Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.

Still time to apply for secondary school places

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Parents with children who are due to move to secondary school in September 2016 are being reminded to complete their applications online by 11.59pm on Saturday 31 October 2015 but if your application is late it could mean that your child is not offered a preferred school… read more…

You will need to make an application if your child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005.

Apply for a secondary school place at or for advice email or call the admissions team on 01422 392617.

Sure Start Children’s Centres Recruiting Now

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sure start nhpNorth Halifax Partnership has been awarded a contract to deliver Children’s Centre Services in North and East Halifax and Lower Valley for three years.

As a result, we are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies including Family Support Worker, Parent Link Worker, Group Site Supervisor, Early Years Practitioner, Receptionist and Cleaner!

Closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 30 October 2015

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply, please visit:

Grandma Remember Me? A play about dementia

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Grandma Remember Me PosterDrawing on the experiences of living with someone with dementia, Grandma Remember Me is a moving story told through a mix of puppetry, drama and storytelling that explores the importance of memories and relationships within our lives and how to keep and treasure them.

Friday 23 October 2015 – From 7.30pm
At St Johns Community Hall, Gooder Lane, Rastrick, HD6 1HF

Tickets cost £5. For further information please call 01484 719631 or email

Find out more about the play here.