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
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.
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
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.”