Brighouse school powered by the sun

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Carr-Green-school-e1447667909833Carr Green Primary School in Brighouse is now saving money and providing cleaner energy after solar panels were installed at the school.

Solar panels, installed by Hub Energy, now cover the roof of the school, converting the sun’s free and clean energy into power. The panels will generate 10% of the school’s energy, saving 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year… read more…

Calderdale Community Energy is looking for more schools to develop energy saving projects. There are many ways to save, for example, some lighting improvements can bring the same savings as solar panels.

For more information about Calderdale Community Energy, visit or to speak to someone about the range of energy savings options available, contact Calderdale Council’s Environmental Projects team on 01422 392250.

School Choir Competition at Kershaws

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Kershaws Garden Centre are proud to announce the 3rd Annual school choir competition, with all Choirs singing after school (about 3.30pm) on the following dates:

Entries are still welcome by contacting Mark Yates / Liz Kenny on 01484 713435 or emailing

Santa Paws is coming to Kershaws

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xmas-puppy-7256434Santa ‘Paws’ will be welcoming dogs to his Grotto where Mans (& Santa’s) best friends will receive a gift in return for a donation to the local RSPCA.

Sunday 29 November – Between 1pm and 4pm
At Kershaws Garden Centre, Halifax Rd, Brighouse, HD6 2QD

For further information contact Mark Yates /Liz Kenny on 01484 713435 or email

Operation Santa at Bradley Wood

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There’s been a disaster at the North Pole and all operations have had to be moved elsewhere with Bradley Wood selected as the perfect location so get involved with festive fun for all the family.

Saturday 28 November – 2pm to 6pm
Bradley Wood Campsite & Activity Centre, Shepherds Thorn Lane, Brighouse, HD6 3TU

The cost is £10 for Children and adults go FREE and with lots of activities and games to try and even some reindeer’s to ride it would be a shame to miss out.

VIP passes are available to help the elven guests and of course Santa Claus. For further information contact or call 01484 715858

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Have your say on maternity and paediatric services

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If you and your family are currently using or have recently used local maternity and/or paediatric services then share your views at an informal session and talk about Community & hospital services, Transport issues, Emergency & urgent care for children & young people and Issues about maternity & paediatric services you think important.

Tuesday 1 December 2015 – 10am to 12.30pm
Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

Only a small number of places are available so please contact as soon as possible to book your place or call 01422 431094.

If you can’t make it to a session but still want your views to count complete this online survey,  quoting code CEC/12, by 14 December 2015

Raise your awarness of domestic abuse

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CMBC are working with the White Ribbon Campaign and other agencies to reduce domestic abuse against women and you can get involved by attending the White Ribbon Campaign Event.

Wednesday 25 November – 9am to 12pm
The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YS

If you would like to book a place email or for further information on the campaign visit

Cromwell Bottom Needs Your Help This Weekend!

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Some major work needs to be done at Cromwell Bottom  in the reed beds to clear water channels and keep the area healthy for all the creatures that live there and help is required to get the job done.

Saturday 14 November – At 9.15 – 9.30am for a safety talk
Meeting in the Compound area at the Soon to be Visitor Centre

Wellingtons or Waders will be best for splashing about in the reeds, but Boots will be fine for some of the bag dragging outside the reed bed and please take a Packed Lunch & Flask as well as warm Waterproof clothing.

If you fancy helping out, in any way you can phone Robin Dalton on 07712 867619.

Greetland Academy Open Day for Prospective Pupils

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If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2016 then go along to one of two Open Evening sessions at The Greetland Academy for Prospective Pupils.

Thursday 19 November – 10am and 4pm
The Greetland Academy, School Street, Greetland, HX4 8JB

Please contact the school to book your place on your preferred session by calling 01422 372893 and if you have friends or family with children who may wish to attend ask them to get in touch too!

Donate and help the most vulnerable this winter

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Are you clearing out the old before bringing in the new this Christmas?

If so then why not consider donating your unwanted items to the One Good Turn charity at one of their Give and Take sessions being held across Calderdale throughout November and December. – The most urgent items required include:

  • Men’s clothes, shoes, coats – Ladies coats, shoes
  • Children coats, pyjamas, dressing gowns, slippers, shoes – Toys, Games, Books
  • Bedding, duvets, duvet covers, sheets, blankets for single and double beds and cots
  • Toiletries, Toothpaste, Soap, Deodorant, Sanitary Towels, Nappies, Shower gel

Donations can be made on Tuesday 8 December at Waring Green Community Centre, Brighouse from 1pm to 3pm.

For further information visit