Jumping Clay at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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A 3 week family learning activity using air drying clay which is non toxic and mess free to form models each week. The theme will be a popular children’s story. For 3 – 5 years, younger siblings are welcome.

Wednesday 24 February – 10am to 11.30am
Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 4AF

To book a place, please call Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197 or book online at www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Have your say at the Elland Ward Forum tonight

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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.

Tuesday 26 January 2016, 6pm arrival for 6.30pm start.

At Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL


  • 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 Graham Gibbons, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288016.

Are smoke free children’s playgrounds the future? Have your say!

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Calderdale Council is asking for people’s views on whether children’s playgrounds should be smoke free, with public consultation running for the next week.

The Council is committed to reducing smoking prevalence, and as part of this commitment the proposal is to make all Calderdale playground areas smoke free… read more…

Research carried out in Calderdale parks, children’s centres, parent and toddler groups and primary schools found that 97% of respondents said they would support encouraging people not to smoke in children’s play areas and 78% said they would be more likely to visit smoke free play areas.

The short survey is live online here until Sunday 31 January and takes around 5 minutes to complete. Get involved and have your say.

Sausage & Ale Ceilidh at Bradley Wood – This weekend!

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There are tickets still available so why not get involved and enjoy entertainment from a live band and some guest ales to encourage the attempts at dancing… of course no sausage & ale ceilidh would be complete without a FREE sausage supper.

Saturday 30 January – 7pm till late
Bradley Wood Campsite & Activity Centre, Shepherds Thorn Lane, Brighouse, HD6 3TU

Tickets cost £10 – For information and to book email admin@bradleywood.org.uk or call 01484 715858

Bradley Wood Ceilidh

One month on from the Boxing Day floods

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A month after the unprecedented flooding on 26 December 2015, Calderdale Council’s Leader, Cllr Tim Swift, talks about the damage and recovery work so far.

“The Boxing Day floods caused devastation across Calderdale. The impacts are extensive and widespread, and will be felt for a long time to come. Amongst those affected include an estimated 2,781 homes and 1,635 businesses, communities, the local economy, a number of schools, bridges, roads, library and visitor facilities and GP surgeries.

“Throughout this really difficult time, Calderdale’s amazing community spirit continues to shine through. I’m so impressed with how volunteers, community groups, businesses, the Council and other organisations are working relentlessly and pulling together to get the borough back on its feet. I’d like to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved.

“Since Boxing Day we have paid out 1,082 grants to households at a cost of £541,000; approved business grants worth over £1 million in total; inspected well over 100 bridges to make sure they’re safe to travel on and to assess any damage; bought 160 dehumidifiers for residents and businesses to use; spent more than 3000 hours removing debris and collected over 320 tonnes of waste.

“The total cost to the Council will not be known for some time, but from initial estimates it’s likely to exceed £50 million. To help us cover this amid already decreasing budgets, and to make sure residents and businesses can return to normal as soon as possible, we continue to seek further support from the government and the Leeds City Region.”

For more information on the flood recovery and support available, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk

‘Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – February 2016

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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. Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location.

If you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a free 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.

West Yorkshire Police Alternative Contact Options

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West Yorkshire Police currently operate a number of on-line contact options through the force website www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus.

These include : –

101 Live Chat – take part in a live chat with a control room operator, useful for general enquiries

Report a Crime – report low level crime to our control room on-line, you report will be forwarded on to local officers if further lines of enquiry exist

Lost Property – report property lost in West Yorkshire to our control room on-line and receive a lost property reference number

Local Crime Tracker – track the progress of your crime via the West Yorkshire Police website, you can also send the officer dealing with your case a message via this facility

Leave an Officer a Message – use this form to leave the officer dealing with your case a message

Request a Call Back – request a call back from our Customer Contact Centre at a time slot that suits you, 2 hour slots are available from 08:00 to 22:00 hours

Anti-Social Behaviour – report instances of anti-social behaviour to your local officers using this form, this is an alternative to 101 that will still receive the same level of police response

Hate Crime – report non-emergency hate incidents directly to our control room using this form, all reports will be forwarded to your local district police officers

Find out useful information or to get advice about other issues go to our ClickB4UCall section : –

  • Noise nuisance
  • Untaxed vehicles
  • Social Media
  • Animal Welfare
  • Fraud and Internet Fraud
  • Cyber Crime
  • Drink/Drug Drivers
  • Help for Victims

WYP information

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.