Chris Helme Autumn Talks – The Road to Publication

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Join Chris Helme at various Calderdale Libraries as he takes you on his journey from what in 1985 seemed a good but on the other hand daft idea that he could put a book together.

  • Wednesday 16 September – From 1.30pm to 3pm
    Elland Library – Tel 01422 374472
  • Friday 18 September – From 11am to 12.30pm
    Stainland Library – Tel 01422 374896
  • Tuesday 3rd November – From 1.30pm to 3pm
    Bailiff Bridge Library – Tel 01484 719164

Now eight books later culminating with his latest ‘All in a Day’s Work’ which is based on 30 years in the police service the publication story is brought right up to date.

Please leave your contact details at individual libraries to reserve your place.

Take the Norland Moor Visitor Survey

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Norland MoorCalderdale Countryside and Woodlands Service are conducting a visitor survey on Norland Moor over the summer and autumn to find out what people do on Norland Moor, how often they visit and what (if any) things they would like to alter about the way the moor is managed.

Click here to take the short survey today!

The information gathered will be used to help decide how best to manage the moor in the future. The survey is the first stage, followed by a series of focus groups to zoom in on issues faced by different user groups.

After all this has been completed, a management plan will be produced for the moor taking to account people’s views before the final document goes out to consultation during spring/summer 2016.

RSPCA’s Big Walkies in Halifax

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Dogs and their owners are invited to join in for the ultimate sponsored dog walk. Treat your pet to more trees, more fun and more reasons to slobber.

Sunday 27 September 2015 – From 11am to 3pm
North Dean Woods, Stainland Road, Greetland, HX4 8AN

There are two routes available for this event, a 3km and a 5km and you can register your dog online at a cost of just £10 for one dog and then £5 for any additional pooches.

For further information or to book a place on the walk, please click here.

Volunteer for Healthwatch Calderdale and make a difference

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Want an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Then become a Healthwatch Volunteer!

Healthwatch Calderdale is the local health and social care watchdog who rely on volunteer participation to reach all communities within the Calderdale Council area to gain views, experiences and ideas on local services.

There’s a broad spectrum of volunteer roles to suit all groups, ages and abilities so why not get involved today?

To find out more about Healthwatch volunteering roles, please email jo.sygrove@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 431099.

Courses with the Workers’ Educational Association

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Maybe you have been thinking about writing your very first novel but unsure where to start or just in need of inspiration!

Well think no more, as this Autumn from Monday 7 September 2015 there will be a number of courses which you can take part in such as creative writing, art, poetry, History and much more. No matter what your interests are, there’s a good chance you will find a course to suit you.

If you would like to take a look at some of the courses on offer, you will find details of each one including cost, duration and booking details by viewing the Autumn brochure here. (Calderdale courses can be found from page 13)

Art & Literature classes in Calderdale

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WEA LogoAre you a fan of art and literature and looking to brush up or expand on your current skills?

Get involved with classes in Art and Literature in Calderdale covering skills such as creative writing, philosophy, drawing and painting, poetry and more.

Starting autumn and winter terms in Halifax or Hebden Bridge.

Fees are £20 to £70.88 depending on the length of course you choose and if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a FREE course.

You can enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or telephone 01422 822342.

History classes in Calderdale

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WEA LogoWEA LogoGet involved with history classes in Calderdale covering topics such as Industrial history & heritage of Yorkshire, Victorian Explorers, Family History and more.

Starting autumn and winter terms in Halifax or Hebden Bridge.

Fees are £20 to £70.88 depending on the length of course you choose and if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a FREE course.

You can enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or telephone 01422 822342.