Rastrick Ward forum – 5 October 2015

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Monday 5 October 2015, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

The Community Hub Technology Centre, Rastrick High School, Field Top Road HD6 3XB

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Mags Bryson, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288017.

Brighouse Ward Forum – 30 September 2015

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Mulberry Suite, Sixth Form College, Parsonage Lane HD6 1AY

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Mags Bryson, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288017.

Community Connections – Project Workers x2 Jobs

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Closing date for both positions Monday 14 September 2015

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Further information

Would you like to be involved in a programme for older people and adults at risk? Our Community Connections projects work towards involving people in their communities and reducing social isolation.

Community connections are recruiting two new project worker posts working in Calderdale and Kirklees.

DRC Project Worker Post details and application guide  Role Profile
Contract type: Initial 12 month contract
Salary: £16,320 pro rata
Hours: 24.5 hours per week

IoM Project Worker – Post details and application guide  Role Profile
Contract type: Initial 12 month contract
Salary: £16,320 pro rata
Hours: 17.5 hours per week

You will need to have an understanding of the issues some older people are facing, such as social isolation and living with dementia.

If you have project work experience, enjoy meeting people, would like to be involved with volunteers and support the local community then please apply using the attached application form and follow the application guide for the post you would like to apply for.

Complete applications should be returned by email to ruth.duffy@yccuk.org.uk or by post to Ruth Duffy, Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Brian Jackson House, New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP.

Your Views on Cromwell Bottom

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crom-runCromwell Bottom is a Local Nature Reserve owned by Calderdale Council along the banks of the River Calder between Elland and Brighouse.

The Reserve covers around 25 hectares and is home to a rich variety of wildlife and habitats, many not found anywhere else in Calderdale. The area is popular with visitors who enjoy its quiet nature, but facilities are limited.

The area next to the Nature Reserve known as North Bank Loop is a newly restored former landfill site of around 14 hectares, which could offer potential for development in the future.

Calderdale Council would like your views on how the Cromwell Bottom area could be improved both to conserve wildlife and encourage more visitors.

Please click here to share your views…

You can also visit our stall at local events:

  • Brighouse Canal and Music festival (we-re on Park Road) Sat 22 and Sun 23 August 2015
  • Cromwell Bottom on Saturday 12 September 2015
  • Elland Vintage Fair Sunday 20 September 2015

Once we have completed the consultation the results will be summarised on the Calderdale Council website and a plan for Cromwell Bottom will then be drawn up, and you will have the chance to comment on this before the final plan is agreed.

25 mile History and Heritage Sky Ride

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You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

Starting in Brighouse this 25 mile circular loop will really stretch your legs but the rewarding views will be worth it.  This challenging ride through the stunning scenery of one of the highest parishes in England – Queensbury. The route skirts the famous Black Dyke Mill and heads on to ‘Mountain’ and the picturesque 360 degree views over Ogden and Mixenden reservoirs. Returning through the pretty village of Warley and skirting the canal back to Brighouse.  This ride really isn’t one to be missed if you love being on your bike, climbing a few hills and enjoy the views at the top!

Sunday 30 August 2015 at 10.00am

This table shows information about the ride
Cycling time Ride distance Suitable for Distance from me Ride level
150 Mins 25 Miles 11+ (children 11-15 with adult) ? Miles
CHALLENGING

Starting Point: Woodvale Office Park, Woodvale Road, HD6 4AS (off Bradford Road A641) , past the Brighouse swimming pool and round the bend on the left

Overall Duration
3 hours 30 mins  (2 hours 30 mins cycling)
Bike Type
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 

BOOK NOW. IT’S FREE

Women only Breeze Bike Rides in Elland

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breezeNew to cycling or just need a confidence boost? Then come and join us at the Brooksbank Cycle Circuit in Elland. The circuit is a 750 metre tarmac circuit and provides a high quality, traffic-free cycling environment.

This session is to give women the opportunity to build their confidence and to get on a bike in a safe environment.

Saturday 29th August 2015 at 12.15pm

Starting Point: The Brooksbank School Sports College Victoria Road, Elland, HX5 0QG

Starting Point & Postcode
The Brooksbank School Sports College Victoria Road, Elland  HX5 0QG
Overall Duration
1 hours 0 mins  (1 hours 0 mins cycling)
Bike Type
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 

BOOK NOW. IT’S FREE

Adult Education Open Day – 5 Sept

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Calderdale Adult Learning will be based at their new venue at Heath, Free School Lane, Halifax from September 2015 and are offering lots of fantastic courses, many with 20% off for the first year!

Whether you want to learn a new skill, start a new hobby, or gain a qualification (such as GCSE English or Maths), there is a huge range of courses on offer with something for everyone.

Find out more and explore our new facilities at the free OPEN DAY LAUNCH EVENT on Saturday 5 September – there will be taster sessions, workshops, family activities, demonstrations, and more!

The Mayor of Calderdale will officially open the new centre at 12noon with free cream teas served – there’s even a chance to win back your course fees.  Don’t miss out, find out more about everything we offer, click here or call 01422 392820.

Taxi drivers join the fight to stamp out CSE

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Taxi training at ShayNearly 700 taxi drivers and private hire licence holders in Calderdale have now received training on spotting and reporting signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Over 26 training sessions, organised by Calderdale Council’s Licensing team, have been delivered already, with at least a further four in the pipeline.

The Halifax Taxi Owners Association and the Private Hire Association have worked with Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Police to plan the training, which is designed to improve customer service and protect members of the public and drivers… read more…

Learn to Play the Cajon!

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Have you seen acoustic bands and wondered what is that amazing instrument the drummer is playing? Well it was the Cajon!

Simple and fun to learn!

Join me for beginner evening classes at the Greetland Academy!

Instruments are required!

If interested please contact Jayne Firth at the Greetland Academy – 01422 372893 or j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk

For more information on the Cajon and my experiences please visit www.weplaydrums.com/drum-blog/

James Newsome