Still Time to Do Something this Summer

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There is still time to do things in the Summer Holidays from Busy Babies at some our libraries, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Flour, Flat bread and fire at Ogden Water, Elves and Fairies to a Bat Walk at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to check your local Children’s Centres to see what events they may be holding. There is a full list of activities that can be downloaded in the Do Something Summer Activity Guide

FC Halifax Town Roadshows for Greetland Goldstars and appeal for girl players

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Halifax Town Summer Roadshow

FC Halifax Town are holding a Summer Roadshow at Greetland Goldstars Monday 21st August 2017, from 10am to 1pm. It is open to boys and girls in Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 from Sept 2017. It is being held at Greetland Community Centre at a cost £5 per player (50% of fee to Greetland). There will be three hours of football training and matches in a fun environment. This is being run by FCHT coaches who are all FA qualified and DBS checked. See your manager for more details or contact Nick Walker : e-mail.

Greetland Goldstars are also looking for new players for their girls teams who play in the West Riding Girls League. Training is every Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Greetland Community Centre and teams play on Saturday/Sunday mornings.

For further information call John King on 07982 801988 or email


Lower Valley Friday Flyer 11 August – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer …


  • Halifax Agricultural Show 2017
  • Important safety information on Snap Map
  • Victim Support launch live chat service
  • Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group Open Day
  • Musical Afternoon at Blackley Baptist Church
  • Weekly message from the NHP Energy Levels Project!

Have a great weekend!

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Get Involved – Join Elland & District Partnership

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The Elland & District Partnership are still looking for interested people to join them in their various activities to improve the Town.

They meet bi-monthly and try to influence any decisions which affect the area. If you are interested and wish to help, their next Open Meeting is on 10 October at Willow Court starting at 7pm.

They would certainly look forward to meeting you there.

For further information email Joe on

Little Explorers under 8’s session

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Lots of fun outdoors in the Forgotten Forest on Bradford Road, Brighouse. A small woodland area with everything you need. Relax in the hammocks, play instruments or read story’s in the tipi, build dens, play in the wooden boat, tipi or train. Balance on logs and beams, climb trees, make mud pies in the mud kitchen, bug hunt, explore the site, enjoy the craft and drink hot chocolate from water boiled in the Kelly kettle.

e woods at the  in  on Monday 14 August from 10:00 – 12:00. Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child. Babes in arms are free. Ticket information can be found at For further information contact Sarah on 07708398548 or email


‘Early Bird’ Discount on VAC’s Data Protection Course

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VAC are currently offering a 50% discount on their Data Protection course which is running on Monday 16 October 9:30 – 16:30 at the VAC offices in Halifax.

In December 2015, the long process of agreeing a new set of legislation designed to reform the legal framework for ensuring the rights of European Union (EU) citizens to a private life was completed. This was ratified in early 2016.The reforms are captured within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25th May 2018 at which time those organisations in non-compliance will face heavy fines. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

If you are currently subject to the Data Protection Act, it is likely that you will also be subject to the GDPR.

The GDPR was designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.

The one day Data Protection session will cover everything you and your organisation needs to know about how to prepare for the implementation of the GDPR.

This session provides a stimulating and lively introduction to the topic and will equip you to return to your workplace with ideas for improving and developing existing data protection policies and procedures.

The charge for the course varies according to what type of organisation you are but by entering the code ‘EARLYBIRD’ when booking, the 50% discount can be applied.

Booking is via their website

Alternatively, please ring the Training Administrator for more information on 01422 348777 or email

Launch of Men FM – By Men, for Men

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A new online station has been recently launched Men FM : Made by men, for men with 60 minutes of inspiration from Leeds men.

If you would like to find out what activities and support is happening in Calderdale please call the Staying Well Team on 01422 392767.

MenFM features:

  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Personal stories
  • How to get involved

Guest appearance from Prof White, the world’s first ever professor of men’s health.

To listen to all this just click on this Men FM link.

Victim Support launch live chat service

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Victims of crime have another way of accessing support after Victim Support received a cash boost to fund a live web chat service.

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson who commissions and oversees victims services in West Yorkshire agreed to give £13,000 funding to the charity to fund a pilot of their West Yorkshire Live Chat service until March.

It means victims of crime can talk online to a specially trained supporter, increasing the options of face to face or the telephone, to access support and advice.

The money comes from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Victims and Witness grant.

The service will be available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday across West Yorkshire via the Victim Support website. It will be only one of a few areas across the country where Victim Support, the current victim service provider in the West Yorkshire operates, that is using and trying out this service.

Mark Burns-Williamson (PCC ) said: “I am very pleased to be able to support this Live Chat service pilot as being a victim of crime can have a significant impact on a person’s life, on their family and in their community, so accessing timely support in this way is vital.

“I want to encourage and support all organisations to identify innovative ways of supporting victims of crime and this is another way of looking to ensure victims have access to direct emotional and practical support in line with modern, accessible and confidential services.

“The Victims Code sets out the services which will be provided across the region to ensure specialist help is provided to support victims and their families to cope and recover from the impacts of crime, particularly the most vulnerable.

“People can also access support at our Help for Victims website which will soon have a link to the victim Support Live Chat function pilot at and look forward to seeing how the service progresses during this period.”

Lesley McLean, Victim Support’s manager, said: “The Live Chat service means that victims of crime can now speak to a supporter online and is another opportunity for people to access support.

“It provides an alternative to people who perhaps don’t want to meet someone face to face or speak on the telephone.

20th Anniversary Weekend at Bethesda Methodist Church

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bethesda photoBethesda Methodist Church in Elland are celebrating the 20th Anniversary since re-opening the church after refurbishment.

On Saturday 19 August 2017 9:00 – 12:00 they will be holding a car boot sale. There will be bacon, butties tea and coffee followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at 3pm led by Reverend Colin Sherwood.

To book a place for your car, please call Nancy on 01422 250059.

On Sunday 20 August morning worship at 10:30 will be lead by Reverend Anne Smith.

A new film about Brighouse – A Happier Valley

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North Park Pictures are showing the world première of ‘A Happier Valley’, a new film about Brighouse, its past and people, and how it has been shaped by water.

With free food, tea and coffee, (along with a paying bar) and music by renowned Brighouse singer-songwriter, Roger Davies.

North Park Pictures, Freedom Studios and Imran Ali were commissioned as part of Landlines and Watermarks produced by 509 Arts, funded by Calderdale Council, Calderdale Community Foundation, and Arts Council England.

6.30 for 7pm start on Monday 4 September 8.30pm finish

Brighouse Civic Hall, Bradford Rd, Brighouse HD6 1RW

This event is free. Booking Link coming soon or call 01274 730077