Best Foot Forward Walk – Elland (Calder and Hebble)

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breast cancer careJoin us for a Best Foot Forward walk in Elland and walk. It’s a great way to get some exercise and socialise with others who’ve been affected by breast cancer.

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 at 10.45am

Meet at The Barge and Barrel pub car park where parking is FREE or bus numbers 343, 503, 537 and 573 stop a 15-minute walk away from the pub.

If you would like to join a walk, just turn up on the day or if you have any questions you can email bestfootforward@breastcancercare.org.uk

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 31 July – OUT NOW!!

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Lower Valley LogoClick here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Get involved with the Halifax Men in Sheds project
  • Celebrate Yorkshire Day this weekend with events across Lower Valley and beyond!
  • Book your stall at the Boys’ Brigade table top sale

Have a great weekend and Happy Yorkshire Day!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

Walk & Ride Festival South Pennines 2015

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The programme for this year’s South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival which takes place between Saturday 12 September and Sunday 27 September is now available!

You can stroll through all the events on our events pages on this site or pick up a copy of the Festival brochure at information points across the South Pennines.

Download the 2015 Festival Guide…

Download the Walk & Ride Festival 2015 Guide

Find out more about the South Pennines and the amazing range of routes for the walker, cyclist and rider on the Walk and Ride Website

Walk or Run to Ell-and-Back – 4 Oct

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Elland Round TableThe walk to Elland Back 2015 is a challenging 20 mile circular route to walk or run on Sunday 4 October 2015.

There are regular checkpoints, spectacular countryside views and hot food at the end. This event is organaised and run by Elland Round Table volunteers.

* 20 mile supported circular route from Greetland in West Yorkshire
* Stunning panoramic views over the foothills of the Pennines, Calderdale Valley and West Yorkshire
* Entry fee includes refreshments en route, hot food at the finish and signed certificate
* STARTS AT 8.00 A.M. (LATER START FOR RUNNERS – 9.30 A.M.)

How do I enter?
Register online today!   (rules of entry apply)
 
Can I enter on the day?
Yes, we can usually accommodate entries on the day, but please try to register in advanceso we can include you in our catering arrangements.

How much does it cost to enter? 
£9.00 for LDWA members, £10.00 for others

Where can I see the route and photos?
We’ve put a route map online and have an online gallery showcasing the stunning scenery you’ll get to enjoy.

Where is the new venue? 
Since 2014 the new Start/finish point is at Heath RUFC which is in a place known locally as West Vale. The official address is actually North Dean, Stainland Road, Greetland, West Yorkshire, HX4 8LS

Are runners allowed? 
Yes, we do allow runners to take part, but we do ask that you adhere to the later start time so we can make sure the checkpoints are manned in time.

When does the event start? 

Registration will open at 7.30am, with walkers departing between 8.00 and 8.30am, and runners at 9.30am

How do I get further information about the event or Round Table? 
Contact our Chairman by email email at elland658@gmail.com or visit our website

District Wildlife Assistant – Police Support Volunteer – Calderdale District

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Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (MS Word)

Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (PDF)

This is an opportunity for volunteers to support operational policing through the Wildlife Officer in Calderdale.

The successful candidate would be supporting the Wildlife Officer by assisting admin support as well as liaising with the public and external agencies.

We are looking for a volunteer who has knowledge of wildlife and countryside law and the ability to engage with members of the Police and public.

This role is based throughout the Calderdale District.

Closing date : 1st September 2015

Please complete the below Application Form and Vetting Forms and return by post or email to :
PC Alex Langley
Halifax Police Station
Richmond Close
Halifax
HX1 5TW
calderdale.specialsvolunteers@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Application / Vetting Forms

Please ONLY submit applications to the above address if you wish to volunteer within the Calderdale District.

Brighouse Canal and Music Festival and Summer Market

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Celebrating the Calder and Hebble Navigation as it winds it’s way through Brighouse.

On Saturday 22 August and Sunday 23 August 2015

With boat rides, live music, fairground rides and a two day Summer Market with over 80 stalls of locally produced food and crafts with plenty of tempting street food.

More details at www.brighousecanalfestival.co.uk

Halifax Men in Sheds Launch Meeting – 5 Aug

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Imagine a bigger version of the shed at the bottom of the garden…

A place to pursue hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

And where you can enjoy a chat and a brew…

We are a group of men in Halifax looking for other men to join us in creating a place where we can get together to share and learn new skills.

Shed members share tools and skills. They choose projects to undertake and work at their own pace. Sheds can change lives, improve health and restore a sense of purpose.

Find out more about our project and get involved….

Launch Meeting

Wednesday 5 August 2015

6pm

At Threeways Centre, Ovenden, HX3 5SW  

Book at ticket here…

Men in SHeds

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For more information ring 07481 543 881 or  email phoenixshed@outlook.com

Celebrate Yorkshire Day this weekend – Events

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Yorkshire DayThis Saturday is Yorkshire Day and there’s a lot of events and activities going on in Calderdale for you and your family to enjoy:

Halifax Visitor Centre, Central Library, Halifax.
Yorkshire Day Raffle to win a Yorkshire Hamper and other great prizes. £1 a strip with all proceeds to the Mayors Charities. Tasting of Farrahs’s biscuits and fudge.

Kershaw Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD
Yorkshire Day Fayre 1st & 2nd August. Face Painting, Games, Stalls Competitions a great family event – Tel: 01484 713435

Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, Elland
Yorkshire Day activities and the launch of the New Bar Grill 54 Bouncy Castle, Garden Games, leisure access – Tel: 01422 375431

Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre, The Marina, Hebden Bridge
Yorkshire Day Wine tasting from Luddenden Valley Wines and Yorkshire parkin treats to try from Lottie Shaws – Tel: 01422 843831

Another World Adventure Centre, Moss Farm, Ogden, HX2 8YB
A Reet Yorkshire Weekend. Free Entry, Free Parking, £3 per activity or £25 for a day pass to all activities – 1st & 2nd August 10am to 5pm – Tel: 01422 240464

Lammas Day celebrations at Ogden Water Halifax 11am-4pm
Learn how to make a corn dolly and make some flatbread to cook over an open fire. £3.50 per person or £2.50 with  passport to leisure – Book Now 

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
1st & 2nd August a Rally for vintage, veteran & classic vehicles. Family event

Yorkshire Day Themed Park Run at Shroggs Park, Halifax, HX3 5BX.
5k route, Free event just need to register and start running. Blue and White clothing the order of the day.

Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HJ
Opening of Cabinets of Curiosity exhibition 1st August and runs until 3rd October
Free Entry – Tel: 01422 352334