Greetland Goldstars Girls Team – Training now!

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Greetland Goldstars have set up girls football training sessions for under 9’s and under 10’s girls.

Every Thursday – 5.30pm to 6.30pm
At Greetland Community Centre, Rochdale Rd, Greetland, HX4 8JG – Directions

Both teams will enter the West Riding Girls league in 15/16 and are looking for players to join them.

The club are also looking for team kit sponsors for 2 kits, so if you are interested in joining the team or would like to sponsor the kit, please contact John King at or call 07982 801988.

Click here for a brief background on Greetland Goldstars.

All Saints’ Church – Heritage Open Day

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All Saints’ Church will be open to show off its hidden architectural treasures to local Heritage Open Day Logoresidents and visitors free of charge with light refreshments available.

Sunday 13 September 2015 – 12pm to 4pm
Savile Road, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0JF

The Church is a Grade 2 listed building designed by George H Fellows-Prynne around 1900. It is early English in detail, but Edwardian in its massive scale and described as one of the finest churches built in the 20th century.

For further information visit

Help restore St Matthew’s Churchyard – This Sunday

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Get involved in the restoration of St Matthew’s Churchyard located opposite the Sun Inn, Lightcliffe.

On Sunday 16 August 2015 – 2pm to 4pm

Join a small group dedicated to restoring the old churchyard surrounding the tower on the third Sunday of every month – no tools or special skills required, just go along in your old clothes and get involved.

Take part in the 2015 Dam’ard Triathlon

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Dam'ard TriHave you got what it takes to compete in the Dam ‘ard Triathlon 2015? Find out by taking part in this years event.

On Sunday 27 September 2015

Swim 500m, Bike Ride 30k and run 8k through the breath taking Pennine countryside in this partnership event between Halifax Calder Rotary and The Fire Fighters Charity.

For further information or to sign up now, visit or follow on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #DamArdTri

Create Pocket Brick Monsters with Bricks4Kidz

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Bricks4Kids logoBricks4Kidz workshops are a combination of games, activities, craft, and model building with LEGO bricks so go along to create a pocket brick monster and equip it with special powers to work alongside these creatures of wonder.

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 – from 12.30pm to 2.30pm (Ages 6+)
At Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD – Get directions

We use unique model plans with our special project kits, as well as “colour kits” offering building which encourages their imagination – Parents do not need to stay with their children unless there are specific behavioural needs.

For further information on Bricks4Kids and upcoming workshops in your area click here.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 7 August – OUT NOW!!

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Lower Valley LogoClick here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Events this weekend including Danny Jones fundraiser, Halifax Agricultural Festival and a Bumblebee Hunt at Shibden
  • Dad’s and kids event in Rastrick
  • Halifax Men in Sheds update

Have a great weekend!

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Phoenix Shed launch and inaugural meeting

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what is men in shedsWednesday 5 August saw the launch of the Halifax Men in Sheds project – the Phoenix Shed.

30 people attended the inaugural meeting of the group held in the tech-block of the old Ridings School, now Threeways Centre.

Here is where the local men are planning to get together to pursue hobbies and interests.

“A shed provides a community space for men to socialise together whilst working shoulder to shoulder. This is how many men communicate”    Eddie Moss, a founder member of the group

A member based organisation there are now seven men on a steering committee who will be responsible for shaping development of the project over the coming months.

Rob Clegg, member of the committee said,

“Although our shed is mainly for men of retirement age or older, or in ill heath, it is not limited to these groups; younger men and women will also be welcome”

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Halifax Agricultural Show 2015 – This weekend!

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HX agricultural ShowThe Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone and is held on Savile Park Moor – Get directions

On Saturday 8 August 2015 from 9.30am to 5pm.

Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there’s local produce, flowers, fruit & veg and crafts with entertainment such as vintage vehicles, farmer’s markets, stalls and more.

For further details see

  • Advance Tickets: Adults: £8, Concessions: £4, Family: £20
  • On the Day Tickets: Adults: £10, Concessions: £5, Family: £25

To book tickets online, please click here

For updates, visit the Halifax Agricultural Show Facebook page or follow them on Twitter