Calderdale Council

Halifax International Market

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From Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 October, Market Place will be returning to Halifax with a huge selection of traders from across the globe. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with a great variety of tasty treats and unique crafts and gifts from all over the world!

As well as providing a unique shopping experience for local residents and visitors, the Continental and Gourmet Food Market will bring both a true flavour of British and international cuisine to the Halifax creating life, colour and vibrancy.

Metal Matters in Calderdale

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Where does the metal you recycle end up? Calderdale Council‘s latest Metal Matters campaign explains it all – it could end up as electrical goods, a bus, a plane – the possibilities are endless. Metal can be recycled again and again. Did you know if you put two extra cans in your white sack you will save enough energy to run a computer for up to 12 hours. Also, you can now recycle clean foil and empty aerosols in your white sack. Look out in the post for your leaflet or find out more on the Council website. Make your metal matter!

Please call in to one of our Roadshows:

Friday 29 September (11am – 3pm) – Tesco, Huddersfield Rd, Brighouse. HD6 1RZ.

Wednesday 4 October (11am – 3pm) – Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Elland. HX5 9DT.

 

New Central Library and Archives Opening 5 September

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Readers young and old will have the chance to explore the new Central Library and Archives in Halifax, when it opens to the public for the first time at 9.30am on Tuesday 5 September.

This is the next stage of the remarkable transformation of Halifax Town Centre, with the new library opening next to the Piece Hall and Square Chapel creating a vibrant cultural, heritage and learning quarter.

Visitors will be able to admire the beautifully restored Square Church rose window and enjoy upward views of the tower and spire from the staircase as they tour the building, from the local studies section and the West Yorkshire Archives’ room on the lower ground floor to the adult non-fiction collections on the second floor.

Alongside a host of exciting activities to mark the opening a self-guided Heritage Trail has been put together to highlight the preserved historic features.

The old Central Library and Archives at Northgate, including the Halifax Visitor Information Centre, will close for the final time at 5.30pm on Tuesday 29 August to allow staff the time to transfer the remaining stock and equipment to the new building and do the final preparations for opening.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press said:

This is a really exciting moment for Halifax, and Calderdale, following the fantastic opening day for the Piece Hall on Yorkshire Day.

Visitors will not fail to be impressed by the new library, which conserves the landmark spire and rose window of the Square Church within a brand new 21st century building with state of the art facilities’.

The opening day will be marked with a range of drop in activities for children, families and young people.

A family craft session will be held between 10.30am and 12 noon, followed by the first ever Busy Babies session in the new children’s library will take place at 1.30pm.

Youngsters can make duct tape crafts and emoji stress balls in the new teen area on the first floor between 1 and 3pm or play with a range of new board games.

Friday 8 September is a Local Studies focus day and the autumn events programme will begin on Thursday 14 September.

From Tuesday 5 September the Central Library and Archives will have new opening times, with services available six days a week:

  • Monday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

The new Central Library and Archives will be officially opened by Dr Jonathan Foyle, writer and architectural historian in the presence of Calderdale Council’s Mayor, Cllr Ferman Ali, on the afternoon of Saturday 9 September 2017.

The new Central Library and Archives has been wholly funded by Calderdale Council. To find out more about the civic opening and the new Central Library and Archives visit our website or follow Calderdale Libraries on Twitter @CMBClibraries.

Important Information about the 2017 Electoral Registration Household Canvass

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In the next few days all households will receive a Household Enquiry Form (HEF) addressed to “the occupier” listing the details of who we think is living at the property.  All households are required by law to respond and tell us if the information on the form is correct or of any changes. Once you have your letter, it is quick and easy to respond on line and you can also register any additions or changes of address.  If you don’t respond you will receive a reminder followed by a personal visit. Please pass this message to your friends and family.

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – 13 July 2017

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Thursday 13 July 2017 – 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.
St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Brighouse Ward Forum – 12 July 2017

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Wednesday 12 July 2017, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Mulberry Suite, Sixth Form College, Parsonage Lane HD6 1AY

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

“Revive” Re-use Shop at Brighouse Household Waste Recycling Centre

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Calderdale Council have a shop at Brighouse HWRC for the resale of good quality unwanted items. These can be donated at all household waste recycling centres:

 

 

Items we can re-use:

  • Furniture, home wares, clothing, bric-a-brac, sports equipment, tools and garden equipment
  • Stuffed furniture, such as sofas, mattresses, armchairs and cushions. These must have fire labels attached, dated from 1988 or later, whether indoor or outdoor furniture.
  • Children’s toys that display the CE mark on the toy, or its packaging. Showing that the manufacturer has declared that their product complies with European health, safety and environmental legislation.

Items we cannot re-use:

  • Due to issues with PAT testing and legal responsibilities surrounding this no electrical items can be sold. These items should be deposited in the electricals’ skip provided. Small electrical items such as hairdryers, toasters and kettles can be placed in your black box and collected on the kerbside collection scheme.
  • Safety equipment such as bike helmets, children’s car seats, life jackets cannot be sold from Revive.

All items will be checked to ascertain whether they are fit for purpose.

Atlas Mill Household Waste Recycling Site, Atlas Mill Road, Brighouse, HD6 1ES

Note: Pedestrians are not allowed on site to gain access to the re-use shop. You must park in the designated car park for the shop.

Sharing the benefits of Shared Lives

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Shared Lives carers and the people they support across Calderdale are coming together to celebrate Shared Lives Week 2017 (17 – 25 June). Shared Lives carers open their home, family and community life to an adult or young person who needs care or support to help them live well.

Shared Lives of Calderdale provides short breaks, long term care and daytime support for people who need extra help in their lives. Shared Lives carers provide this help in their own home or in the homes of the people being cared for.

Everyone gets something out of it. Adults in need get a welcome break in a friendly environment, they meet new people, enjoy different experiences and retain their independence. Families get a break and a little time to themselves. Shared Lives carers get the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference.

Shared Lives of Calderdale – tailored not tied down

Shared Lives provides the best possible care, the type of care that people really want and quality care that matches individual circumstances and assessed needs. Sometimes a stay away from home or a regular day out is the ideal option and may also give family carers a welcome break. If longer term care in required, Shared Lives can provide that too. It’s a great way of letting people live independent lives with the security of having qualified support on hand.

Armed Forces Day June 17

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Saturday 17 June, 9am-5pm
Southgate, Halifax Town Centre

11am will mark the official opening of Armed Forces Week by the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Ferman Ali at Halifax Town Hall followed by a parade into the town centre.
There will be stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, plus much more. Representatives from the armed forces will be there, so come along and find out more about military life past and present.

For more information go to www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for armed forces.

If you wish to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded by clicking Armed Forces Day 2017

Upcoming Parenting Support Courses

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Being a parent is not always easy, that’s why Parenting Support Provision run courses to give you ideas and tips to help. They have dedicated teams that can provide structured and tailored family support that suits you. They offer practical, friendly advice to help you deal with any aspect of family life.

The next course starts on 13 July at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Mellow Babies is a 12 week  course following ideas of Mellow Parenting which promotes positive parent-child interaction. Mellow programmes allow parents to take the lead in exploring their relationships and provide a structured environment where they can learn how to improve their relationship with their child.

For further information on this course call 01422 392689.

Details of all upcoming courses available can be found in the Parenting Support Provision Leaflet.