Accelerating Community-led Housing in Calderdale

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All over the country, community-led housing groups are springing up and tackling the housing crisis head on, delivering quality, affordable homes that meet local needs.

The Government has recognised that communities know their local areas better than anyone – and are perfectly placed to make things happen.

Until March 2020 Calder Valley Community Land Trust, in partnership with Calderdale Council, is offering FREE support and advice to help community-led groups develop the homes we need.

We can help if you are:

  • A group or community organisation wanting to tackle a housing need in your area
  • Interested in developing homes for yourself with like minded people
  • Or have or know of a great site for affordable homes

How can we help?

  • Advice for new or existing groups interested in developing community-led housing
  • Signposting to resources including help with accessing finance
  • Bringing people together through a local network

Find more information at – Get in touch through Marc Collett at or Taylor-Michelle Stead at

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 22 November 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…


This week:

  • The Big Christmas Light Switch-on in Halifax with Pulse Radio!
  • FREE access audits available to Voluntary and Community groups
  • Dance Ability Calderdale – Children Dance classes every Tuesday at The Space

Have a great weekend!

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The Space at Field Lane Christmas Fair Saturday November 30

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Start your Christmas with The Space at Field Lane in Rastrick. Come see our stalls with wonderful selection of handmade crafts & gifts all in one place.

Other activities include: Hand & Foot massages, Toys & Gifts, Face Painting and of course Christmas music, cafe & Mince Pies!

Running on Saturday November 30 12 – 5 pm at The Space at Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT.

For more information phone 01484 556 924 or email

Huddersfield Live at Home Winter 2019 Newsletter

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Have a look at what’s happening in neighbouring Huddersfield in the Huddersfield Live at Home latest Winter 2019 Newsletter.

Find out about shows, events and groups in the Huddersfield and Elland area for the period of Dec 2019-Jan 2020.

MHA is an award-winning charity that helps improve the lives of over 18,000 older people across the UK every day. As the only national care provider to offer connected care and support through specialist care homes, thriving retirement living and vibrant community groups, our organisation is a leading light in later life care.

Huddersfield Live at Home Winter 2019 Newsletter

Santa at Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre joined by Dapple the Unicorn Saturday 30th November

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On Saturday 30th November at 1:30pm at Kershaw’s Garden Shopping centre, Santa will arrive on a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the vintage tractor launching our family Fun day.

Santa will be joined by Dapple the unicorn,  (the only known unicorn in captivity) on his parade Saturday 30th November

There will be free face painting & mince pies, fun and games, Competitions, Balloon magic, Christmas Crafts and special offers for mums and dads, with music from a Brass Band

Come for a fun filled family day. We look forward to seeing you!



Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre,
Halifax Road
Tel 01484 713435
Fax 01484 400563

Have a Crime Free Christmas in Calderdale

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West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale council and partners are working together to reduce crime and make people safe. Here are some useful tips to prevent and reduce criminal activity during the festive season.


1. Light up, lock up, be secure
Use a timer switch so lights come on when you’re not in. Lights on help deter burglars.

2. Keep your valuables out of sight
Burglars often look through windows. Keep expensive gadgets, chargers, car keys wallets and purses out of sight.

3. Do not leave packaging by the bins
Dispose fully expensive Christmas presents boxes in your bin, not against it. Don’t advertise it!

4. Be on your guard against bogus callers
Don’t let anyone you do not expect in your house. Always check ID, call the company if unsure, refuse entry. Genuine callers won’t mind.

5. Keep your car safe
Park in well lit spaces, lock the car, don’t leave valuables or Christmas presents in the car.

6. Keep yourself safe
Plan your return home, inform a friend or family member, only use licensed taxis.

7. Don’t drink and drive
If you will drive, stick to soft drinks.

8. Alcohol related behaviour
Officers will be on duty to make sure anti-social behaviour doesn’t ruin the night for others.

9. Internet safety
If shopping online use a secure payment service and never give out personal or financial information unless you know the contact. For advice

10. Domestic abuse. How much more can you take?
Domestic abuse often increases at Christmas. 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247.

The Big Christmas Light switch on in Halifax with Pulse Radio! November 23

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This year, the Christmas Lights switch on will take place at George Square with a whole day of activities across the town and entertainment lead by Danny and Rosie from Pulse Radio to kick start the festive season.

Saturday 23 November 2019 – 11am to 8pm, lights will be switched on at 4.30pm.
At Georges Square, Halifax, HX1 1HF

Danny and Rosie from Pulse Radio will be gearing you up for Christmas to the max!

We’re excited to have Callum Butterworth (from The Voice) and Bulsara and His Queenies performing, last year they turned the Christmas lights on at Carnaby Street!

Put it in your diary and stay tuned for more details.


Why not try the Lantern Making Workshop at the Piece Hall and have a festive lantern ready for the big switch on!

Yorkshire Cancer Research Autumn Craft Fair and Live Music

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Yorkshire Cancer Research is hosting a craft fair and live music event in The Bailiffe Bridge Community centre in Brighouse on Saturday November 16.

The event is taking place in two parts.

Craft Fair runs from 10:30am – 4:30pm:

  • Raffle, tombola, refreshments, face painting, handmade cards, ceramics, wood turning and much more.
  • Admission is free, prices at the stalls vary.

Live music from 7:30pm – 10:30pm:

  • In Echos perform live, playing hits through the decades.
  • Licensed bar, raffle, auction.
  • Doors open at 7:00pm.
  • There’s a £10 entry fee.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact
Julia Waddington 07957816226  –

Bailiffe Bridge Community Centre
Victoria Rd, Brighouse HD6 4DX
01484 717808

Wear your Christmas Jumper for Overgate Hospice!

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Share the Christmas cheer with your colleagues and raise some much needed funds for Overgate Hospice this festive season.


To get involved, please contact us to tell us you’re taking part. Then donate £1 per person to wear your Christmas Jumper on Friday December 13.

Overgate can collect the fundraiser proceedings from your workplace. Alternatively, you can send us a cheque or drop it in at our hospice in Elland.

For more information call 01422 387 121 or email


Thank you for your continued support!

Registered Charity Number 511619