Dads Event: Woodland Explorers at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve June 18th

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Happy Father’s Day for all Dads, Grandads and male carers!

Join Sure Start Children’s Centre and Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve to a Woodland Adventure this Saturday June 18th from 10am – 12pm.

We will be looking for creepy crawlies and help us fill our bird feeders. Who knows, we may even get a glimpse of the birds coming to feed!

Children will receive a free pack lunch and an activity pack.

Venue: Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, Elland Road, Brighouse, HD6 2RG

June 18th 10am – 12pm

Booking is essential, Please contact the Family Support Team
on 01484 386621 to book your place today

Places may still be available

Next Companionship Cafe Dates in Elland Morrisons – Next June 14th

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Home Instead has partnered with Morrison’s supermarket in Elland to hold companionship cafés for older people in our community.

Our first event in May was very successful and we have now scheduled 4 more dates – our next café is on Tuesday 14 June at 10am. 

Staff from Home Instead and Morrison’s are on hand to ensure the event goes smoothly and free tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, as well as a raffle and a quiz.

If you would like to know more, contact me on  01422 292424 or email Julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk

Venue: Morrison’s Cafe in Elland, Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Halifax HX5 9DT

Future Companionship Cafe Dates:
12 July, 9th August, 13th September

Elland Spring Craft Fair May 22 at Working Mens Club

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Come to the Spring Craft Fair on Sunday the 22nd of May at Elland Working Men’s Club to enjoy a fun afternoon of arts, crafts, stalls and delicious food!


You will find stalls with cakes, buns, coffee and tea, choices of hot and cold food, as well as tombola, raffles and places where you can buy an assortment from cosmetics and jewellery to candles and arty ornaments.


Free entry, from 12pm – 3pm


Elland Working Men’s Club, Roseberry St, Elland, HX5 0HT

First Companionship Cafe in Morrisons Elland May 10th

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We attended the first ever meeting of the Compassion Cafe run by Home Instead at the Elland Morrisons cafe.

It was a good turnout, enjoying several interesting conversations, amusing quick games, a short but demanding trivia quiz, all in a cozy atmosphere with plenty of tea and coffee and of course biscuits!

If this sounds like something you would like to take part in, keep an eye out for the next Companionship cafe scheduled for early June, exact date to be confirmed.


Our Café is open to older people – whether on their own or with a family member, friend or companion but not exclusive. It is ideal for any older person who is looking for more opportunities to get out, enjoy some conversation and meet new people.

These cafes will be run on a monthly basis. Next cafe will be in June, stay tuned for the exact date.

We look forward to seeing you in our next meeting!

Also if you know which musical the song “Love Changes Everything” is from…


Elland Companionship Cafe starting Tuesday 10th May at 10am

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Home Instead Calderdale is teaming up with Morrison’s Supermarket in Elland to run a monthly companionship café for older people.

The first meeting is on Tuesday 10 May at 10am in the Morrison’s store cafe.

Our Café is open to older people – whether on their own or with a family member, friend or companion and is ideal for any older person who is looking for more opportunities to get out, enjoy some conversation and meet new people.

Free drinks and biscuits are included.

If interested, come along and join with our activities and conversation. Make new friends and enjoy a cup of coffee in like minded company.

For more information, please ring Home Instead on 01422 292424


Venue: Morrisons Cafe, Morrisons Elland, 4 Jubilee Way, Elland, Halifax HX5 9DT

Join the Elland Town Development Board

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Are you passionate about Elland? Do you want to get involved and help shape ambitious plans for improving Elland Town Centre?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Elland has received £6.3 million investment to fund improvements in the town as part of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, with further conservation funding on the horizon. The Elland Town Development Board has been set up to guide, steer and influence the transformation of Elland – to build a town where history lives, communities come together and where memories are made.

We are determined that the Elland Town Development Board represents the residents and the businesses and organisations that make it the unique place it is.

We’re looking for people from every part of our town to join the Town Development Board and help write Elland’s next chapter.

Who do we need in particular?

  • People who are passionate about Elland
  • We need more representatives from the Private Sector – you could be a business owner, have a stall on the market, want to help develop young people’s skills or be committed to generating sustainable growth and have ideas how to do that.
  • We also need more Community & Voluntary Sector representatives – you could be from a local charity or organisation. In order to better reflect the diverse needs and aspirations of the local community we are particularly seeking applications from communities who are currently underrepresented including but not limited to young people, disabled people and people of different ethnicities and faiths.

If you are interested in finding out more, or would like a copy of the role profile to submit an application, please contact the Elland Town Development Board Chair Councillor Victoria Porritt by emailing  councillor.vporritt@calderdale.gov.uk  or by ringing Mobile: 07738785233.

A covering letter (one side of A4 maximum) with a copy of your CV showing how you meet the role profile should be submitted to Councillor Victoria Porritt by 1700hrs on Friday 22 April 2022.

Upcoming Lower Valley Ward Forums March 2022

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Please find the dates for the next ward forum for the Lower Valley wards.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about what is going on in your local area and share your views on how matters and resources should best be allocated.


Next forum: Tuesday 22nd March (6.30pm start).

Venue: Via Zoom



Next forum: Monday 28th March (6.30pm start).

Venue: Via Zoom

Greetland and Stainland

Next forum: Thursday 31st March (6.30pm start)

Venue: Via Zoom

Join in the online Ward Forum!

All the above ward forum meetings are run online via Zoom.

For more details and for the link to join the meeting, please email: graham.gibbons@calderdale.gov.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there.

3 Live Consultations around the A629 Halifax to Huddersfield

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Calderdale the Next Chapter wants your views and opinions on the developments planned around the A629 connecting Halifax to Huddersfield.

Full story here

3 live consultations are live now and there’s still time to take part.

Find all consultations

We want to hear your feedback on proposals for walking and cycling in north and west Halifax and covering a broad area between Halifax, Elland and Huddersfield.1. Improved walking and cycling around the A629, Halifax – Huddersfield
Open until 23 November 2021

2. North Halifax Improved Streets for People Round 2
Open until 19 December 2021

3. West Halifax Improved Streets for People Round 2
Open until 19 December 2021


Find out more about the Next Chapter Projects here


Community Get Together – Pizza, Activities, Information – November 18

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Healthy Minds, Staying Well and Focus4Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities, fun and food!

Our community Get Together will be at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on

Thursday 18 November between 10am – 2pm

There will be mindful movement activities, arts and crafts, pizza making and lots of information about local services.

Please call 01422 392767 to book your place or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Alternatively contact Healthy Minds or Focus4Hope.



Have your say on plans for Elland Station and access

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Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) on developing plans to build a new rail station in Elland and they would love to hear your feedback on the latest proposals.

Following an initial public engagement In summer 2018, a series of improvements have been made to enhance the station itself and walking and cycling access to the new station from Elland and the wider area. The public consultation is now live and will run until midnight on 16 August. The latest designs and a feedback questionnaire can be found on WYCA’s ‘Your Voice page’ here https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/elland2020

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, public drop-in sessions for this engagement are not possible, however, if you would like to talk to a member of the WYCA project team about the proposals before you submit your feedback you can contact them via the methods below. You should also contact WYCA if you require any of this information in an alternative format e.g. braille.

Via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Via phone: 0113 245 7676

Via post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)*

Thank you for your interest in the scheme and hope you find the proposals interesting.