Brighouse

Join the Foundation Club Membership Monthly Event August 31

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You’re invited to the monthly Foundation Club Membership Event

Members and Non- Members are all warmly welcomedWednesday 31st August 20221.00 pm to 3.00 pmThe Room, Town Hall Dental, the Old Town Hall, Thornton Square
Brighouse HD6 1EA

Join the Calderdale business community to find out more about the Foundation Club at this monthly membership event.

This summer, we are relaunching our membership club. We held a successful event last month at Hebden Bridge Town Hall where 40+ like minded people who also support CFFC came together to network.

We are planning on having monthly events to bring people together and connect and will move venue each month to spread the events throughout the borough.

I’m inviting you to come and join us at this free event and to find out more about supporting us so that we can support Not-for-Profit Organisations in Calderdale. There will be a couple of short speeches, but in the main it’s open networking so you can get to know other members over a cuppa and a biscuit.

Register your free place here

If you would like to become a member, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

There are different levels of membership, you can choose the one that’s right for you:

Voluntary Organisations : £10 per year

This is for Not-for-Profit organisations

Friend of the Foundation : £120 annually or £10 per month.

This is for individuals or small businesses/ sole traders

Foundation Club Members : £600 annually or £50 per month

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Club, including:

  • Being part of a group of people who care about their community and want to be part of something bigger making a difference
  • Supporting the Foundation so we can give out grants and continue our role to connect people and create a positive impact in our community in the 5 areas we have as priorities
  • The opportunity to show your support for an issue they care about
  • Monthly networking events
  • The opportunity to engage with the issues you care about and be connected with volunteering or fundraising opportunities
  • Certificate of membership
  • Logo to use on your website, email signature, and social media
  • Invite to social events
  • Receive our Annual Report
  • Invited to our AGM
  • 1 to 1 meeting as connectors and convenors to introduce you to people
  • Listed in our online directory

If you are a Foundation Club Member or a Friend of the Foundation, 100% of your membership fee goes towards making grants for one of the priorities you choose. Plus, in the first year we will match fund your membership to double the amount going towards making grants. If you are a Foundation Club member, your membership fee is £600 so £1200 will go towards grants and if you are a Friend of the Foundation, your membership fee is £120 so £240 will go towards making grants.

It would be lovely to see you at the August event.

Let’s Grow! Free Family events schedule

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Join the Let’s Grow Team on an event near you and have a go with tactile, outdoors experiences around growing and learning about the wonderful world around you!

These free, family friendly fun sessions offer something for the whole family to enjoy. Babies and small children are welcome.

Next sessions as follows:

Sowerby Bridge – Wednesday 3rd August
Tuel Lane Car Park, next to Tuel Lane Lock

Todmorden – Thursday 4th August
Pollination Street Garden

Elland – Friday 5th August
Southgate Bandstand

Brighouse – Saturday 6th August
The Parklets, Bethel Street Car Park

Lower Valley Ward Forum dates and Venues Jul-Aug 2022

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Please find below information on the next Ward Forum meeting dates for each ward, as well as contact information.

Elland

Next forum: Tuesday 26th July (6.30pm start).

Venue: Willow Court, Victoria Rd, Elland, HX5 0PL.


Greetland and Stainland

Next forum: Thursday 28th July (6.30pm start).

Venue: Via Zoom. For login details, please email Graham Gibbons.


Hipperholme and Lightcliffe

Next forum: Thursday 4th August (6.30pm start).

Venue: Via Zoom. For login details, please email Graham Gibbons.


Brighouse

Next forum: Monday 8th Aug   (6.30pm start).

Venue:   Brighouse 6th Form, Halifax Rd, Brighouse HD6 1AY .

Let’s Grow coming to Calderdale on a location near you!

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Let’s Grow comes to Calderdale visiting Lower Valley for a week of hands on outdoors experiences around growing and learning about the wonderful world around us!

Start the summer holidays with our free, family friendly fun sessions! Each session is hands on with something for the whole family to enjoy.

Sowerby Bridge – 3rd August
Tuel Lane Car Park, next to Tuel Lane Lock

Todmorden – 4th August
Pollination Street Garden

Elland – 5th August
Southgate Bandstand

Brighouse – 6th August
The Parklets, Bethel Street Car Park

Brighouse Charity Gala June 25th

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The Annual Brighouse Charity Gala will take place on Saturday 25th June from 12pm.

It will start with the float parade which will conclude at Wellholme park.

There will be family friendly entertainment, stalls, food and music. Many charities will have their stalls to provide information on what services they provide.

Live performances from local artists have been confirmed through Creative Music promising this to be a sizzling event!

 

The event is organised and run by local charities and volunteers.

If you would like to become involved, please visit the event’s page.

 

Brighouse Charity Gala

Staying Well community event outcome March 30th

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On the 30th March, our Lower Valley Staying Well Workers linked with Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope to deliver an event in Brighouse, showcasing local community provision as well as developing a chance for community consultation.

 

Community stalls included the Memory Lane Cafe, Our Place, Turning Point, The Space at Fieldlane, Rastrick Big Local, Salvation Army and their craft group, Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, and a local Theatrical group.

Beside the stalls, a number of other people came to the event including the community champion from Morrisons in Elland, the Lower Valley Active Calderdale worker and the Lower Valley Better Living trainer.

The event took place from 11 – 2pm, with plenty of time for people to come in from the snow and have a lovely warming drink and a cake, take part in decorating heart shaped biscuits and painting rocks, talk to the many stall holders and discover how what is available in their area can enrich their lives.

Richard and Louise introduced the event in a fun, friendly way, and people relaxed and enjoyed themselves. A tasty sausage casserole and vegetarian chilli was provided by Focus 4 Hope, as well as fresh wood fired pizza from Alex at Crust and Crumb.

Once the food had time to settle, Marsha and David of Tai Chi Tigers got everyone moving.  The effect of gentle movement, tapping and breathing made everyone feel more relaxed and positively energised.

We have received positive feedback from the event with many participants saying they felt uplifted.

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Arts and crafts

 

Some of the guests

   

Information stalls

Food

 

Tai Chi activity

 

Feedback

“It was a wonderful event run by all. Meeting new people, not feeling as anxious and just nice to manage to leave the house”

“This is the first time I’ve been in a group meeting since losing my husband to Covid 18 months ago. Thank you”

“Good event well organised. Thank you for your hard work”

“A good all-round event enjoyed the time spent with lots of info. Thank you”

 

Stay tuned to the Calderdale Lower Valley Blog and Staying Well for similar upcoming events!

Human scratching post climbing event to raise funds for local RSPCA branch

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West Yorkshire RSPCA branch is preparing for a record kitten season following the effects of the pandemic and lockdowns.

And to help raise funds to pay for food, vet bills and medicine to help handle the influx, the staff at RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District are joining forces with ROKT Foundation to invite people to take on the scratching post challenge on Yorkshire’s highest indoor climbing wall.

When: April 1st at ROKT Brighouse

April is dubbed as the start of kitten season – when cats are most likely to give birth – but after three lockdowns RSPCA staff fear many cats may not have been neutered and as a result the local charity could face their busiest wave of cats and kittens ever.

The costs associated with looking after so many rescued animals are higher than ever, so the RSPCA branch is appealing for people to sign up for the fundraiser at ROKT in Brighouse on April 1 to generate much needed income through a day of sponsored climbs – dubbed the scratching post challenge as a link to cats’ love of climbing.

Lauren Moore of the RSPCA, said: ‘’Many people still don’t realise that even a young cat at four or five months old can become pregnant. And given the lockdowns and difficulty in being able to access veterinary services as a result of the pandemic, we fear a huge number of cats won’t have been neutered as they usually would have.

“Even when services have been back open, the change to people’s lives mean the usual things may have been forgotten or they haven’t been able to afford to do so and it all adds up.

“So we’re preparing for our busiest ever influx of cats and kittens this spring and with that comes a lot of associated costs to make sure these animals get the care and treatment they need.

‘’Even without a major influx during kitten season, we still face rising costs for the basics to provide care for all our animals until we can find their forever homes

“That’s why we’ve teamed up with the ROKT Foundation charity to run this unique fundraiser because although we will need to raise funds to cover the significant costs for their care, we also want to raise awareness of the importance of neutering or spaying your cat too.

Katie Kinsella, ROKT Foundation’s Director for Community & Business Engagement, said: “It doesn’t matter whether you’re seasoned climber or a complete novice, we have climbing routes for everyone and the team at ROKT Foundation will help get you up the wall and raise some much needed money for this wonderful charity.

 

Pocket, Chalk and Boulder. AKA, all you will need for this challenge!

“Cats love to climb and so do we, so it’s a perfect partnership to raise funds and attention for a very real problem our local RSPCA faces. But with everyone’s help, we can all make a difference.”

To sign up for the challenge or to find out more please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/the-scratching-post-challenge

For more on the ROKT Foundation charity see www.roktfoundation.co.uk
ROKT | Old Flour Mill, Millroyd Street, Brighouse, HD6 1EY

Flood Drop-In sessions – in response to the impact of Storm Ciara

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Drop-in sessions have been set up to address the impact of the recent flooding in the region of Calderdale. You are invited to attend for your opportunity to discuss your concerns and propose your ideas.

 

Dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 11 March  –  Mytholmroyd Community Centre, HX7 5AF   11am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12 March  –  Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0JL   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 13 March  –  Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AA      11am – 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 March  –  Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY   10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 19 March  –  Brighouse Civic Hall, HD6 1RW   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 20 March  –  Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club, HX6 1AN   11am – 7pm

 

10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow  – Brighouse Arts Festival 2020

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Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have suddenly been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, appearances on TV, and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.

 

Matthew Harrison-Lord, Brighouse Arts Festival Director, said “I cannot believe we have managed to book O’Hooley & Tidow for their 10 year celebration concert as they gain international fame from the Gentleman Jack series. Once again, we have managed to bring huge acts to Brighouse – a town that normally gets forgotten about when it comes to the big artists and acts”

 

Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way.

 

John Buxton, Arts for Brighouse Charity Trustee, said “We know and love their work as local Calderdale artists, it’s great to see them catapult into fame because of Anne Lister and Shibden Hall’s history. Brighouse’s direct connection is that Anne Walker is buried at Lightcliffe, part of Brighouse and Lower Calderdale”

 

Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like TheCoppers or The Watersons.’

 

10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow, Friday 2nd October 2020, 7:30pm, St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £20.

 

REVIEWS:

‘I have just listened to your track, ‘Beryl’, with tears in my eyes! It’s beautiful and brilliant.’ Maxine Peake

 

A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM 

 

Nominated four times for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’.

 

‘England’s answer to the McGarrigles.’  * * * * * The Guardian  

 

‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson

 

‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’

* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month

 

‘Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’  

* * * * * R2  

 

‘Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’

 * * * * Songlines

 

Festival website: www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk 

Online Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/brighouseartsfestival 

Social Media:

www.facebook.com/brighouseartsfestival

www.twitter.com/brighousearts

www.instagram.com/brighousearts 

#BrighouseArtsFestival 

Brighouse Artisan Market this weekend

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Sunday 29 September 2019 – 10am to 4pm

If it’s food you’re looking for, then look no further than Brighouse Artisan Market with locally made cheeses, bread made by local bakers, meat from local farmers and a great selection of cakes and sweets.

Jams and chutneys made from locally sourced fruits or delicious pork pies from a local pig farmer to a delicious chocolate fountain.

In case you feel hungry during your visit there will be a wide variety of street food, from a Pakistani street buffet to a hog roast or Mongolian stir-fry to Pie and Peas, there is sure to be something to tickle your taste buds.

There is a wide selection of locally produced crafts, ranging from jewellery to glassware, soaps to ceramics and bags to knitwear.

You can find out more about this at: Visit Calderdale .