Bookstart Busy Babies at Brighouse Library – Ages 0 to 2

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Songs and rhymes are the best introduction to the magical world of language and literature.

Come along to Bookstart Busy Babies for 40 minutes of songs and rhymes led by our Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence.

You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire.

Sessions run from 10.30am to 11.10am on the following dates;

  • Tuesday 8, 22, 29 October 2019
  • Tuesday 5, 12, 26 November 2019
  • Tuesday 3, 17 December 2019
  • Tuesday 14, 21, 28 January 2020

Just £2 per child or FREE with a passport to leisure

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.

Shay Stadium Community Football – Ages 5 to 11

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Take part in the School holiday football club at the Shay Stadium, Halifax for ages 5 – 11
£13 a day, £10 for siblings. (book individual days or for the full week)

Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019 – 9am to 4pm
At Shay Stadium

To book please visit or contact Lee Ashforth on 0783 442 1064.

National Churches Trust – Cornerstone Grants

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The Cornerstone grants programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of major urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 (inc. VAT).

Applications will also be considered that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project cost.

Deadline: 4th November

More information and to apply:

Dog training and obedience course @TheSpace

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This 10 week dog training course with The Happy Dog Training Academy starts on Wednesday 2 October 2019 at The Space, Field Lane, Rastrick HD6 3JT

Puppies (under 12 months) 7-8pm. Adult dogs (over 1 year) 8-9pm

We teach owners how to train their dogs with 1:1 tuition. We offer

  • general obedience training – sit, stay, down, walking on the lead and more
  • beginners obedience training to the Good Citizens Award standard
  • Health and nutrition

£40 for the 10 week course.

Up to date vaccination certificate needed on the first lesson. Maximum of 15 dogs per lesson so booking required. Email or phone 07490 719752.

Find us on Facebook @thehappydogtrainingacademy

A new Staying Well class for Shelf – Pilates for All

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shelf.pngShelf and Northowram Staying Well Steering Group have commissioned this exercise for all class at Shelf Village Hall starting on Thursday 3 October.

With funding from Community Foundation for Calderdale through the Isolation Fund, this Pilates For All class will include standing and seated exercises so everyone can take part.

Enjoy a 45 minute class with a highly qualified instructor for just £5 a session.

For more information, call Eve on 07930 803229.

There are community funds available in the Lower Valley wards through the Isolation Fund and Staying Well for micro-commissioning activities that improve well being and tackle isolation and loneliness. If you would like to know more, please call Staying Well on 01422 392767 or email

Greetland Goldstars Disability Football

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Try something new, get fitter, learn skills and meet new people!

Every Saturday, 11am -12 noon at the 3GI The CLock Tower, Shaw Lodge Mills, HX3 9ET

Age 7 and up but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and adult.

Please contact John King on 07982 801988 or email for further information.


Greetland Football Club looking for players for Girls teams

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Our very popular Under 8’s girls team (year 2 and 3 at school) are on the lookout for new players. They train Thursday outside at Greetland Community Centre 5pm to 6pm

We also require players at for our girls Under 11’s (school year 6) and girls Under 12’s (school year 7). Both train Thursday evenings outside at Greetland Community Centre 6pm til 7pm.

Please contact John King on 07982 801988 or email for further information.

Greetland FC are a FA Charter Standard Community Club and offer football for all.

Older Person’s Holiday Fund 2020

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holiday fund headerThe Community Foundation for Calderdale’s Older Person’s Holiday Fund makes going on a holiday more affordable for older people who do not have the opportunity through social isolation, ill health or disability or financial hardship.

A holiday can provide a change of scenery, a chance to sightsee or simply a relaxing break with loved ones.

Grants of £300 for a single person or £500 for a couple are available towards a holiday in the UK. If a single person needs a carer it is possible to apply as a couple to enable the carer to go too.

Applications are weighted towards:

  • Applicants who are 60+
  • People who live in postcode areas HX although people who live in other areas of Calderdale are encouraged to apply.
  • Those in financial hardship
  • Those who suffer from long term illness or disability.
  • People who have not benefited from the fund before

The application deadline for UK breaks in 2020 is 15th December 2019

Please return your completed application form to:
Post: Holiday Fund, Staying Well, 87 Turner Avenue South, Halifax, HX2 8EF
Apply online: click here for the online application form 

Decisions will be made within 4 weeks of the grant deadline and payments will be made directly to the holiday provider.

If you require support completing the application, please contact Staying Well on 01422 392767 or email

Brighouse Artisan Market this weekend

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Sunday 29 September 2019 – 10am to 4pm

If it’s food you’re looking for, then look no further than Brighouse Artisan Market with locally made cheeses, bread made by local bakers, meat from local farmers and a great selection of cakes and sweets.

Jams and chutneys made from locally sourced fruits or delicious pork pies from a local pig farmer to a delicious chocolate fountain.

In case you feel hungry during your visit there will be a wide variety of street food, from a Pakistani street buffet to a hog roast or Mongolian stir-fry to Pie and Peas, there is sure to be something to tickle your taste buds.

There is a wide selection of locally produced crafts, ranging from jewellery to glassware, soaps to ceramics and bags to knitwear.

You can find out more about this at: Visit Calderdale .