Grab the perfect gift for Grandad this Christmas

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Phoenix Shed - Friday Flyer PosterAre you stuck finding a present for the older man in your life, or maybe for your Grandad?

Look no further than The Phoenix Shed Membership Christmas Card, complete with a £20 membership to be a part of The Phoenix Shed.

The Phoenix Shed will open it’s doors to members, over 55 years of age at the beginning of January 2016 and to celebrate the good news, every new member application  before Christmas will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a £20 Local Shopping Voucher.

Apply now and be a part of The Phoenix Shed, a place to pursue your hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

To get involved call 01422 344074 – 07930 207537 or email  or if you require further information call Eddie Moss on 07533 610763 or Rob Clegg on 01422 254211.


Training Available from The PRG Support Project

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The PRG Support Project at Voluntary Action Calderdale are putting on briefing sessions for anyone who wants to know more about Patient Reference Groups in Calderdale, how they operate and what activities they become involved in on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 1 December 2015 – 5pm to 7pm – Voluntary Action Calderdale
  • Thursday 28 January 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Hebden Bridge Town Hall
  • Tuesday 16 February 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Central Methodist Church, Brighouse

Please email or call 01422 438723 to book a place.

Brooksbank Closed Circuit – FREE Women Only bike ride

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There’s currently 3 places left for The FREE Brooksbank Closed Circuit women only session so if you would like to join in, be sure to book now before it’s too late.

The ride will take place on Saturday 12 December at 12.15pm
At The Brooksbank Closed Circuit, (next to Elland Golf Course), Victoria Road, Elland, HX5 0TA

The ride will last 1 hour – Sign up today

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

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with Live Reindeer Cam

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reindeercamTune in to reindeer cam where your children can watch the magic of Christmas unfold right before their very eyes when Santa comes out to feed his reindeer and watch your child’s face light up with excitement.

You can watch the reindeer live at any time of day but Santa himself will only make an appearance at the following times:

  • Weekdays at 4pm and Midnight
  • Weekends at Midnight

From Monday 30 November Santa will make daily visits at the following times:

  • Weekdays at 4pm, 11pm and 2am
  • Weekends at 11pm

See for yourself at and remember to watch at 4pm to see Santa

Budget consultation – the results are in!

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Over 12,000 people took part in Calderdale Council’s largest ever budget consultation, which resulted in over 4300 formal responses.

The ‘Your Council, Your Voice’ public consultation was launched in September 2015 to help the Council identify savings of £9.6 million which must be made by 2017/18.

During the nine week consultation residents, local businesses, staff and voluntary organisations were invited to tell the Council where we should invest; how services could be run differently and how communities can help us keep Calderdale a fantastic place – all in the context of a further 12% cut in government funding by 2017/18 and at least another £20 million savings by 2018/19… read more…

Get involved and shop local for Small Business Saturday

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Saturday 5 December is this year’s ‘Small Business Saturday’ so please show your support for local businesses on the day and get involved by shopping local!

Small Business Saturday 2014 was a runaway success

  • 16.5 million People shopped in a small independent business on the day, representing a 20% increase in footfall on 2013 or 2.7 million more shoppers
  • 64% of UK consumers were aware of the day, a 33% increase on 2013
  • Over 3.5 million Facebook views and #SmallBizSatUK trended at number one all day on 6 December 2014

Calderdale’s local independent small businesses appreciate your support all year round so join the ‘Get Involved’ campaign on Saturday 5 December and make it a fantastic and successful day!

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band present Carol’s and Brass

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Enjoy Carols and Brass with the Clifton and Lightcliffe Band including Refreshments.

Friday 4 December – From 7.30pm
At St Thomas’ Church, Rochdale Road, Greetland, HX4 8JE

Admission costs are Adults £6 and Children £2 – Tickets can be purchased from St Thomas’ Church, reserved from the church website or you can simply pay on the door.

For more information about the Clifton and Lightcliffe Brass Band visit

FREE climbing session for dads at ROKT Climbing Gym

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ROKT logoAttention all dads! You and your children are invited to attend a FREE instructed climbing session.

Saturday 12 December – 4pm to 5.30pm
At ROKT Climbing Gym, Mill Royd Street, Brighouse, HD6 1EY

A mini-bus will be transporting all those attending from Elland C of E Primary School (meet in school car park at 3.30pm)

Numbers are limited so places will be given on a ‘first come first serve’ basis – Call Chris on 01422 373159 and make sure you don’t miss out!

Treat your canine friends to see Santa Paws this Sunday

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santa pawsOn Sunday 29 November, Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre will be welcoming mans best friends to meet Santa Paws.

With Christmas just around the corner Santa Paws will be at the Garden Centre waiting to meet and greet your four legged friends with a gift and all breeds, ages and sizes are welcome between 1pm – 4pm.

As this is the season for giving, Kershaws are teaming up with the local RSPCA Branch, RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District to see if customers will help animals less fortunate than their own and make a donation to give them a better life in 2016.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are also holding a Christmas Open Day at their Animal Centre on Sunday 6 December for families to go and get in the festive spirit!

With stalls, games, meet the animals and of course, mulled wine and mince pies! 12pm to 4pm at RSPCA Animal Centre, Wade Street, Halifax HX1 1SN