Latin Dance for adults at The Greetland Academy

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Greetland academyAll adults welcome to take part in Latin Dance Classes which will continue after the half term holiday at just £4 per session.

Thursdays 25 Feb / 3 and 17 March – 6.45pm to 7.45pm
At the Greetland Academy, School St, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8JB

If you wish to join or require any further information please contact Jayne on 01422 372893 or email

Young People’s Patient Experience Survey

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Are you aged 10 – 24 and living in Calderdale?

The PRG Support Project is based at Voluntary Action Calderdale and works with GP Surgeries to increase the involvement of patients.

The project wants you to think about your GP Surgery; how do you feel about it? Is there anything you would change about the way you receive care and treatment?

Please complete a short survey and have your say here.

Fun for all the family on National Libraries Day

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Saturday 6 February is National Libraries Day and Calderdale libraries are giving families the chance to celebrate by holding a range of free activities across the borough.

From quizzes and crafts to exhibitions and piano performances, there’s something for everyone… read more…

For more information about National Libraries Day visit  or find out more about your local library at

Quit16 and the Big Tobacco Cough Up

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Quit16 launched this week showing the 16 cancers linked to smoking and while most of us know about the links to lung cancer, smoking is actually linked with 16 different cancers, including cancers of the mouth, stomach, kidney, bowel, liver, pancreas, ureter, oesophagus, cervix, bladder and ovaries.

In our region we have the highest adult smoking rates in the country…but there’s an excellent local stop smoking service where you’re five times more likely to stay quit with the help on offer.

Did you know it takes just 20 minutes from quitting to make a difference to your health? – Watch the short video below and see for yourself!


The big tobacco cough up

Did you know that the tobacco industry makes a profit of over £4000 for every death caused by tobacco, which kills more than 100,000 people per year. Cancer Research UK has a petition for the tobacco industry to pay for the damage it causes… Sign it here…

Tobacco Cough Up

Flooding roadshows in Calderdale

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These drop-in sessions are your opportunity to find out what the council and other organisations are doing to reduce the impact of flooding in the future, discuss future flood defence plans, share flood resilience information and receive details of grants available for people affected by flooding.

There will also be practical demonstrations on how you can make your home or business more resilient to flooding. More information including dates/venues is available online

flood roadshows

FREE IT support with the Silver Surfers at Hamerton Close

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Get all the online skills you need with free and easy courses with Silver Surfers at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland, HX5 0BD.

We provide step by step support to:

  • Make the most of email
  • Browse for information
  • Use Skype or Facetime
  • Shop online safely
  • Bank online safely
  • And more …

Every Wednesday at 4pm from Wednesday 10 February – Just turn up!

Sing out loud sessions at Hamerton Close

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Improve your confidence, mood and wellbeing with sing out loud sessions including social time over a cup of tea or coffee at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland on the following dates:

  • Thursday 18 February – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 3 March – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 17 March – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 31 March – 1.45pm to 3.30pm

Just turn up, or if you would like to know more please call Christine on 01422 328643 or Pauline on 07811 438228

Storm Trooper Zumbathon – Next week!

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Storm Trooper ZumbathonRaise money for Calderdale flood victims at the Storm Trooper Zumbathon. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro this event is open to everyone with a guest appearence by Lizzie Jones, cakes, face painting and more.

Saturday 13 February – 12pm to 2pm
At The Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, HX1 3UZ

Get involved for just £10 per person or £5 for under 12’s.

If you would like to take part or would like further information find Storm Troopers Zumbathon on Facebook.


February Half Term Events at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Do something this February half term with a variety of activities taking place at Kershaw’s Garden Centre – Drop in any time between 10am and 12pm on the following dates.

  • Monday 15 February – Pain a Pot
  • Tuesday 16 February – Feathered friends
  • Wednesday 17 February – Minion crafts
  • Thursday 18 February – Frog crafts
  • Friday 19 February – Little Monsters

There will be a £1 charge for materials and don’t miss the 3 for 2 offer on all toys in the toy shop.

For further information contact Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse on 01484 713435 or visit