Have Your Say on the draft Council Budget – This Wednesday

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Calderdale Council’s Cabinet has announced budget proposals which include the launch of a flood recovery and resilience fund worth £3 million.

Have your say on Wednesday 27 January at 6.30pm at Brighouse High School Sixth Form Centre Mulberry Suite, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1FB

There are other ways you can have your say on the draft budget

By emailing:

Download the feedback form at www.calderdale.gov.uk/budget and email it to budget@calderdale.gov.uk. 

By writing:

Complete the form at www.calderdale.gov.uk/budget and post it (no stamp required) to:

Budget Consultation
Licence number RTJK-SCKU-XGCL
Town Hall

All responses will be considered before the final recommendations are made by Cabinet on Monday 15 February 2016.

Final decisions will be taken at the Annual Budget Council meeting on Monday 29 February 2016 at Halifax Town Hall.

Halifax Young Singers in Concert

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St Thomas’ Church, Greetland and West Vale, presents the Halifax Young Singers in Concert in church on Saturday 6 February at 7.30pm.

Tickets : £7 adults, £5 children   (includes refreshments)

Tickets available from St. Thomas’ church, or reserve tickets on St. Thomas’ website (www.stthomasgreetland.org.uk), or reserve on 01422 379994.

Job vacancies at The Greetland Academy

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Greetland Academy has 2 Midday Supervisor vacancies to start as soon as possible for individuals who are pro-active, keen and enthusiastic, who can encourage children to enjoy their lunch and are happy to organise games etc.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Application details and supporting documents

Volunteers required for Canal & River Trust clean-up – This weekend

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Canal & River TrustThe Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England and Wales, is organising a clean-up of the Calder and Hebble Navigation canal at Elland, after the Boxing Day floods caused widespread damage to the towpath and dumped rubbish and other debris.

The Trust is holding a volunteer event between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 23 January focussed on the canal between Elland Lock and Park Nook lock. Local people can help repair the towpath, rebuild a damaged dry stone wall and clear the rubbish that the flood waters have dropped.

To sign up visit Canal & River Trust volunteering opportunities

Help reduce graffiti on Calderdale Streets

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West Yorkshire Police are piloting “Graffiti Alerts” using photo-sharing site Flickr and the site features graffiti photos, as well as locations, of a number of areas in Calderdale and the wider areas of West Yorkshire.

If you recognise any of the graffiti “tags” or images, you can report your suspicions online to Crimestoppers – and you might even qualify for a small reward.

Check out the photos and see if you can help

Deadline for Community Grants – 1 February

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Is your organisation looking for funding for an event or equipment? Monday 1 February is the next deadline for the Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund.

Calderdale-based voluntary, community or faith groups can apply for up to £3,000 from the Small Grants Scheme, and up to £5,000 from the Festivals & Events Fund. You will need to provide signed copies of your most recent annual accounts and an eligible constitution; if you work with children or vulnerable adults you will also need to provide a copy of your safeguarding policy.

In the past the schemes have supported youth groups, sports clubs, and community centres, as well as major festivals and events throughout the Borough.

For further information and application packs visit the grants webpages or phone Steve on 01422 392317.

Get creative at the Healthy Minds art & wellbeing group

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healthy mindsThese informal, relaxed sessions usually take place the last Wednesday of the month and are for anyone who would like to take time out to be creative, express themselves & meet new people.

The next session will take place on Wednesday 27 January – 1pm to 3pm
At St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

For more information contact Dianne on 01422 345154 or email Dianne@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk