Exciting new group for adults with a learning disability

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Lead The Way are starting an exciting new group for adults with a learning disability and working with Hoot Creative Arts to provide 10 sessions allowing people to explore their creative side, meet new friends and have fun.

Starting on Thursday 1 October 2015 – From 10am to 12noon

Get involved for just £2.50 per session including refreshments.

For more information and to book a place please call Lead the Way on 0300 0120416 or 07436 102544

Please note – Places are limited and all 10 sessions must be attended.

Get organised event for 2016 school leavers

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Year 11 school leavers and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have when they leave school in 2016.

Monday 28 September 2015 – Between 3pm and 7.30pm
At the Shay Stadium, Halifax

Young people and their families are encouraged to drop in for the chance to speak with colleges, sixth forms, further education providers, universities, work based training providers and employers from across the region… read more…

Click here for more information about the Get Organised event 2015 or call 01422 392701.

Spooktacular Halloween Walk at Shibden

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Dare you join ghosts and ghouls for a spooky walk around Shibden Estate and a night of Halloween fun?

Friday 30 October 2015 – Gates open at 6pm with a firework display at 7.30pm before you walk alongside the creatures of the night.

Entry costs £4 for adults and £2 for under 16’s which includes the guided walk, entertainment and a fireworks display.

Rides, refreshments and additional activities in the park will be charged separate from admission.

Would you be interested in volunteering on the night?… click here to get involved

Wuthering Bytes festival in Hebden Bridge

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Calderdale council have been invited to front three days of Wuthering Bytes to celebrate all things digital, technology and innovation and how this translates into transforming public services.

Taking place at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from 8am on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 29 September
  • Wednesday 30 September
  • Thursday 1 October

Go along for a packed three days full of interesting talks and hands-on workshops as part of Wuthering Bytes; a week-long festival of technology in the heart of the Pennines, featuring talks and workshops on a diverse range of topics, including open source software and hardware, open data, the Web, citizen innovation and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Further details can be found at eepurl.com/bwE9IP and you can click here for the line up of speakers.

Tickets for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will be priced at £10 each and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Thursday is free to attend with no lunch provided; however we do need to know who is coming so please register here so we can keep you informed of the agenda and when tickets will be available.

This is set to be an extremely exciting three days – not to be missed, register your interest now!

Calais Refugee Support from Calderdale – Group meeting

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The Calais Refugee Support from Calderdale Group will be meeting to develop a plan of support from Calderdale for Calais on Monday 7 September 2015 at 6pm at The Works, 12 Hollins Mill Ln, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2QG

There will also be a collection point located at Hebden Bridge Town Hall for the donation of the following items:

Trainers, hiking boots, wellies (only sizes UK 7-9), Tents (covers, tarpaulins), Jackets (small and medium only), Travelling bags, Socks, Candles and other lighting, Belts, Tracksuit trousers, Blankets, Jeans (size 28-32), Smartphones with SIM, Sleeping bag, Soap and shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Plastic bags, Wooly hats, Pants, Pots and Pans

Note – Items not needed at the moment are Women’s clothing or shoes, Jumpers, Children’s clothing, Nappies, baby wipes etc, Feminine hygeine products and Suits or formal shoes

The collection point will be open from Monday 7 September from 9am to Friday 25 September at 5pm for anybody who wishes to make a donation.

For further information on the Calais Refugee Support from Calderdale, find the group on Facebook here.

Your views on the Police 101 number

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The current Police 101 contract expires in March 2016 and ahead of this, the Home Office are undertaking a review of the service to identify options for the future of the 101 service.

As part of the review, they are keen to hear the public’s views on the 101 police non – emergency number and feedback will be used to help ensure it continues to meet the needs of the public.

Please take a moment of your time to complete the online survey.

Safer Communities Fund, apply for up to £5,000

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The Safer Communities Fund is a grant giving scheme which is designed to make funding easily accessible for projects that aim to make West Yorkshire safer and feel safer.

Application deadline to grant round 6 Friday 25 September 2015 (5pm).

Grant round 6 has a generic theme and projects will address the Police and Crime Plan priorities (see page 7 of the plan).

Voluntary and community groups, small charities and not-for-profit groups as well as National charities working in West Yorkshire can apply for up to £5,000.

Please read the guidance notes and terms and conditions before completing the application form.