Meet the author, Juliet Barker at Brighouse Library

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juliet barkerGo along and listen to this well known author examine the process of writing her book ‘England Arise’

On Thursday 24 September – From 2pm
At Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, HD6 2AF

FREE tickets available online here, by phone on 01484 718324 or in person at Brighouse Library, Harrison Lord, Ryecorn or SImply Flowers

Senior Support Worker – Creative Support, Brighouse

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Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time
Salary: Up to £16,344
Hours per week: 37.5

Closing date Monday 12 October 2015

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Further information

Creative Support are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated senior support worker to assist the Registered Manager in the smooth management and provision of their supported living service for people with learning disabilities in Brighouse. Working with a dedicated team of support workers, you will be responsible for the day to day provision of support to 5 individuals.

You will be required to co-ordinate the implementation of person centred support plans to ensure people are supported to have full and meaningful lives. You will monitor and review service delivery ensuring all support is delivered to exacting standards. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to work in partnership with service users, their families and other professionals.

You will have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and have a relevant qualification in health/ social care. Previous experience of supervising a staff team would be an advantage.

The post requires you to work flexibly and includes evening and weekend work and occasional sleep- in duties.

In return, a wide range of benefits are offered to ensure job satisfaction:

  • Free life assurance
  • Pension with company contribution
  • A range of employee discounts

Completed application forms can be emailed to

For further information about the position, please contact the local office and ask for Tim Ham (service manager) on 01422 323422.

An evening with Frances Brody at Rastrick Library

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Enjoy an evening with Leeds based author Frances Brody, creator of the Kate Shackleton Mystery Series, writer of stories and plays for BBC Radio and the Frances McNeil novels, as part of the Brighouse Arts Festival.

On Thursday 24 September – From 7pm
At Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Brighouse, HD6 3NE

Tickets cost £5 (concessions £3.50) including refreshments.

Book online or by calling 01484 718324 or in person at Harrison Lord, Rycorn, Simply Flowers or Brighouse and Rastrick Libraries.

A 10% booking fee applies when you book online, there are no fees when you book in person or by phone.

Dry Stone Walling – Taster Sessions

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dswaGet involved with dry stone walling, beginners taster sessions on the first Sunday of Every Month

Starting Sunday 4 October 2015 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
At Stainland Cricket Club, HX4 9AJ (Meet in car park outside 1885 The Restaurant)

The cost is £10 per session – For further information and to book a place please contact Roger Depledge on 01422 257020 or email

Volunteers wanted for Elland Food Bank Drop In

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Volunteers required to support a new Elland Food Bank pilot project for Saturday mornings starting Saturday 10 October 2015.

Do you have?

  • Good people skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Good listening skills
  • A desire to help people
  • A ‘can do, happy to help’ attitude and able to work as part of a team

Volunteers are needed to help out on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12.30pm for a duration of 6weeks at the Cartwheel Club Youth and Community Centre, Huddersfield Road, Elland.

Volunteer briefing and training session will be taking place on Thursday 24 September from 6.45pm to 8.30pm at the Cartwheel Club.

If you think you can help, please get in touch with Jayne Spencer on 07807 011948 or by email to or alternatively contact Compass Bridge Limited on 01422 311299 or email

Exhibit your work at the Calderdale Open Art Exhibition

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calderdale_open_logoProfessional and amateur artists are invited to exhibit 2D work in any medium for the 2015 Calderdale Open Art Exhibition.

Saturday 10 October to Wednesday 21 November
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HG

There is an entry fee of £20 or £15 concessions for up to three artworks and work should be delivered to Bankfield Museum by Saturday 3 October 2015 between 10am and 3.30pm – closed Sunday and Monday.

Download an entry form to get involved and view the entry conditions here.

Vintage Fair at Elland Cricket Club – This weekend!

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Enjoy yourself at a vintage fair this weekend including over 20 vintage stalls, a classic motor show (including cars, bikes, buses, lorries and military vehicles), fairground rides, refreshments and even an RAF fly-past.

On Sunday 20 September – From 10am to 5pm
At Baines Hall, Elland Cricket, Athletic & Bowling Club, Hullen Edge Road, Elland, HX5 0QY

Entry costs adults £5, children £1, OAP £2 or family tickets £10 (2 adults and 2 children)

1950’s Tea Party & Dance at Elland Cricket Club

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Enjoy FREE entry for a cream tea and entertainment from a live Jive Band in an afternoon of nostalgia and 1950’s prices for refreshments.

On Saturday 19 September – From 2pm to 4pm
At Baines Hall, Elland Cricket, Athletic & Bowling Club, Hullen Edge Road, Elland, HX5 0QY

Entry is by ticket only – Contact Ingrid Holdsworth on 01422 256919 to get yours.

Vintage Ball at Elland Cricket Club – This Friday!

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Enjoy a Vintage Ball, with live music from 60’s legends The Bachelors, 3 course Black tie dinner, charity raffle and auction.

On Friday 18 September – From 7pm till late
At Baines Hall, Elland Cricket, Athletic & Bowling Club, Hullen Edge Road, Elland, HX5 0QY

Tickets cost £30 – To book and for further details contact Ingrid Holdsworth 01422 256919