Elland Library

Flat Stanley at Elland and Rastrick Libraries

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Stanley Lambchop is just a normal healthy boy, but ever since a large notice board fell on him, he’s been only half an inch thick. But amazing things can happen to you when you are flat! Enjoy the magical and brilliantly funny adventures of Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. You will make your own Flat Stanley and Airmail envelope.

This activity is suitable for children aged 5-8.

Tuesday 20 February, 10:30-11:30 at Elland Library.

Tuesday 20 February, 2pm-3pm at Rastrick Library.

Tickets are £3 per child and are available through Ticketsource.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For further information email Elland library at elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call on 01422 374472.

For the Rastrick session email Rastrick library rastrick.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01484 714858.

Elland 700 at Elland Library – Walk and Write around Elland

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This year marks the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town.

The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward II allowing it to host a weekly market, as well as two fairs a year.

On 15 June 2017 – 14:00 to 17:00 take a short walk around Elland exploring its history with a knowledgeable local guide. Then return to the library to do creative writing inspired by the walk. For more information about this FREE event contact Elland Library on 01422 374472 or email elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk.

Yorkshire Day – nah then, what’s going on?

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Yorkshire_Day_BannerHalifax is set to roll out the red carpet on Monday 1 August as the chosen host of the 2016 Yorkshire Day Celebration so be sure to get involved and celebrate all that’s great about the UK’s biggest county with events, activities and fun for all the family.

A parade of 200 civic dignitaries made up of Lord Mayors, Mayors and other Civic Heads from across Yorkshire will be led by a traditional brass band as they parade through the streets of the Town Centre to visit Halifax Minster for a special themed public service before enjoying a Yorkshire Day lunch at The Shay.

Events will kick off at 10am outside Halifax Town Hall which will be flying the Yorkshire flag from dawn to dusk and between 10.30 and 11.30am the Siddal WI is holding a Yorkshire Tea Party at Halifax Central Library with cakes and bakes for sale to raise money for charity.

Local libraries are getting involved with the celebrations by hosting events such as:

  • Face painting for children at the Central Library – 1pm to 3pm,
  • Craft session at Brighouse Library – 2pm until 3pm
  • An afternoon of Yorkshire dialect at Elland Library – from 2pm

If you can’t wait until Monday then you may want to go along to Bankfield Museum on Saturday 30 July to hear a talk on The Costumes of Yorkshire, based on a book published in 1814 about the clothing of working people.

Elsewhere, Eureka continues its ‘44 Days of Summer’ and celebrates all things Yorkshire whilst Harveys of Halifax will run promotions on Yorkshire merchandise, offer a Yorkshire Menu in the restaurant and will have a Yorkshire Day window display.

There’s plenty more going on which can be found at www.visitcalderdale.com, so be sure to do Yorkshire and Halifax proud by getting out with all the family and celebrating all that’s great about the place we love to live!

Yorkshire Dialect with Rod Dimbley – FREE event

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There is a vast body of literature written in the Yorkshire dialect, which deserves to be heard and not lost.

Join Rod Dimbley, who has adapted this material, delighting his audiences with more than a touch of natural Yorkshire humour.

Monday 1 August 2016 – 2pm
At Elland Library, Coronation Street, Elland, HX5 0DF

Book online for FREE at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/265676 or call 01422 374473 for further information.

Rob dimbley

Story time at Elland & Brighouse Libraries – Skellig

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What is that strange human-like creature living in the garage? Come and listen to an excerpt of this fantastic book by David Almond and find out more. You will also make Skellig’s favourite food.

  • Wednesday 30 March – 10.30am to 11.30am at Elland Library
  • Tuesday 5 April – 2pm to 3pm at Brighouse Library

Suitable for ages 5 to 8 All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Tickets cost £3 per child or £2 for Passport to Leisure card holders and must be purchased in advance online here.

For more information please contact Shelley Bullas on 01422 392638.

Learn the ways of technology with Age UK’s Digital Inclusion IT Classes

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Digital InclusionLearn your way around a computer with Digital Inclusion Information Technology classes every Wednesday at Pellon Network Centre from 10am to 12pm.

Or get one to one basic learning at the following Calderdale Libraries:

  • King Cross Library
  • Elland Library
  • Brighouse Library
  • Rastrick Library

Includes loan of IT equipment, tablets and laptops with WIFI and support from volunteers on assessment.

If you would like to get involved and require further information call 01422 252040.

Calderdale Local Plan Consultation

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The Council is currently working to produce a Local Plan for Calderdale. This will set out a framework for how the District will grow over the next 15 years to meet the need for new homes and jobs. It will also identify sites for proposed development, and areas that will be protected.

The consultation starts at 12 noon on Friday 6 November and runs for 6 weeks until 5pm Friday 18 December. Residents and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on potential sites, and other aspects of the Local Plan, and the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for CIL.

We are very keen to encourage residents and others involved in the community to view the information on the Council’s website and make their comments on line, using the following links to the Local Plan page on the Council’s website.

The following drop-in events will be held around Calderdale and each will provide information covering the whole of the District. There is no need to register for these events, and people can come along to the venue that is the most convenient for them.

  • Monday 16 November – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 November – Halifax Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 19 November – Todmorden Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 21 November – Elland Library – 12pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday 24 November – Foundry Street Centre, Sowerby Bridge – 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 26 November – Mulberry Suite, Brighouse High School, – 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 8 December – Threeways Centre, Ovenden – 4pm to 7pm

To find out more visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search Local Plan, or you can email
spatial.planning@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 392206

Start your own business drop in sessions – November / December 2015

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

Click here for details of upcoming sessions and further information.

Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.