Christmas Fayre at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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FLCC xmas FayreEnjoy Christmas Crafts, Stalls, Face Painting a visit from Santa and more at the Field Lane Children’s Centre Christmas Fayre.

Friday 4 December – 2.30pm to 4pm
At Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Rd, Brighouse, HD6 3JT

For more activities going on throughout Sure Start Children’s Centres click here

The results of the Budget Consultation are in!

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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… find out what people thought…

All the comments and data which people have submitted during the consultation are available to view on the Council’s website at  The responses will help to inform the budget savings discussions as the Council begins to prepare the formal budget proposals.

Vacancy: Executive Director Hebden Town Hall

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37.5 hours per week.  £30k per annum.

Are you dynamic and collaborative, a person whose first response is “yes we can”?  We are looking for someone with drive, ambition and vision to manage The Town Hall in Hebden Bridge and support the trustees in their collective leadership of Hebden Bridge Community Association.You’ll be skilled in helping people work together and as happy supporting our business tenants as you are working with voluntary groups… read more…

Brighouse school powered by the sun

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Carr-Green-school-e1447667909833Carr Green Primary School in Brighouse is now saving money and providing cleaner energy after solar panels were installed at the school.

Solar panels, installed by Hub Energy, now cover the roof of the school, converting the sun’s free and clean energy into power. The panels will generate 10% of the school’s energy, saving 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year… read more…

Calderdale Community Energy is looking for more schools to develop energy saving projects. There are many ways to save, for example, some lighting improvements can bring the same savings as solar panels.

For more information about Calderdale Community Energy, visit or to speak to someone about the range of energy savings options available, contact Calderdale Council’s Environmental Projects team on 01422 392250.

School Choir Competition at Kershaws

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Kershaws Garden Centre are proud to announce the 3rd Annual school choir competition, with all Choirs singing after school (about 3.30pm) on the following dates:

Entries are still welcome by contacting Mark Yates / Liz Kenny on 01484 713435 or emailing

Santa Paws is coming to Kershaws

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xmas-puppy-7256434Santa ‘Paws’ will be welcoming dogs to his Grotto where Mans (& Santa’s) best friends will receive a gift in return for a donation to the local RSPCA.

Sunday 29 November – Between 1pm and 4pm
At Kershaws Garden Centre, Halifax Rd, Brighouse, HD6 2QD

For further information contact Mark Yates /Liz Kenny on 01484 713435 or email

Operation Santa at Bradley Wood

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There’s been a disaster at the North Pole and all operations have had to be moved elsewhere with Bradley Wood selected as the perfect location so get involved with festive fun for all the family.

Saturday 28 November – 2pm to 6pm
Bradley Wood Campsite & Activity Centre, Shepherds Thorn Lane, Brighouse, HD6 3TU

The cost is £10 for Children and adults go FREE and with lots of activities and games to try and even some reindeer’s to ride it would be a shame to miss out.

VIP passes are available to help the elven guests and of course Santa Claus. For further information contact or call 01484 715858

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Have your say on maternity and paediatric services

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If you and your family are currently using or have recently used local maternity and/or paediatric services then share your views at an informal session and talk about Community & hospital services, Transport issues, Emergency & urgent care for children & young people and Issues about maternity & paediatric services you think important.

Tuesday 1 December 2015 – 10am to 12.30pm
Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

Only a small number of places are available so please contact as soon as possible to book your place or call 01422 431094.

If you can’t make it to a session but still want your views to count complete this online survey,  quoting code CEC/12, by 14 December 2015

Raise your awarness of domestic abuse

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CMBC are working with the White Ribbon Campaign and other agencies to reduce domestic abuse against women and you can get involved by attending the White Ribbon Campaign Event.

Wednesday 25 November – 9am to 12pm
The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YS

If you would like to book a place email or for further information on the campaign visit