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
Southgate Christian Centre have been hosting their popular Shoppers lunch on the first Friday of each month. In order to continue, they need your help.
If you have some time to spare, they are in need of volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up after this very well received community event.
This is a very rewarding experience and an opportunity to meet like minded people, making a positive contribution to the lives of others around you.
All orientation will be provided and subsidised lunch included. If you have some time to help others, they would be very grateful.
The Shopper’s lunch starts at 12pm on the first Friday of each month at the Southgate Methodist Church in Elland. For £5.00 you can receive a two course meal and a hot drink.
Please contact Wilma Paton on 07772123058 for information and to register your interest.
Venue: Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL
Craig Whittaker MP has organised an open public meeting to discuss regenerating Elland Town Centre. The meeting will take place on Friday 1 February 2019, 6:30pm in the Canon Winters Centre at All Saints Church, Savile Road, Elland, HX5 0NH.
The purpose of the meeting will be to try to bring together businesses, voluntary/community groups, residents, and Calderdale Council, to both discuss some of the planned projects in Elland and some of the ways in which we can work together to make improvements to the town centre.
Hopefully this meeting will allow an opportunity for people to give their views and for some progress to be made towards revitalising Elland Town Centre. The meeting will be chaired by Craig and Elland Councillor, John Ford.
Elland businesses have welcomed additional free parking in the town centre.
From Monday 2 July 2018, free parking will be available in Coronation Street car park, one of Elland’s main parking areas, to encourage more people to pop into town – whether it’s to have a quick coffee with friends, call into the shops and market, post a parcel or pick up a prescription.
The trial was agreed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on 11 June 2018, to help bring in more shoppers and boost business in the town after concerns were raised by local people.
Karen Bancroft from Elland Business Group and local business Keir Woodward Travel, said:
“Elland has been hit severely over the last few years with the loss of the local swimming baths, the Elland Bridge closure and finally the banks. This led to a severe drop in footfall and general consumer confidence in Elland town centre. The introduction of the free car parking at Coronation Street we hope will give the town centre a boost, which will then hopefully be supported by a much needed regeneration scheme leading up to the building of the new train station.”
Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said:
“We’re pleased that Elland businesses have welcomed the free parking trial, which should free up another 27 spaces in a key part of the town. We hope this will bring in more customers for local shops, to address the recent decrease in the number of people visiting the town centre.”
Elland business and residents submitted a petition to the Council for more free, short-term parking in the town centre, after three recent events caused reduced footfall – the closure of Elland Bridge after the 2015 floods, the loss of all the town’s banks and the distance of Morrison’s supermarket from the town centre. These issues will be considered as part of the Council’s two-yearly review of car parking / parking charges later this year.
The Council will review the Coronation Street car park trial after six months. The pay and display machine will not be in operation throughout the trial, but all other terms and conditions of the car park, such as parking in a marked bay and displaying a disabled badge in disabled bays, still apply.
The Council is looking to develop a longer-term solution to reviving Elland’s retail economy through Elland Town Development Board. It continues to work with Elland town centre businesses and other members of the Board to promote the town and encourage people to shop there. This includes creating a new Council-funded ‘shop local’ guide, circulated earlier this year to showcase the town’s great independent business offer.
FREE guidance & support with job searching & CV writing for families & young people looking for work, training, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships or short courses.
Every Monday – 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road.
Go along for a cup of tea and a chat or call Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197 for more information.
On the last Friday of every month, enjoy a FREE Soup and Sandwich evening between 6pm
The Soup and Sandwich evening is open to anybody in the community (Elland & District) who are on their own (or couples who feel socially isolated ) and who wish to come for food, warmth, company and conversation are very welcome.
Go along on Friday 27 October – 6pm to 8pm
At Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0EX
The project is also open to anybody (Singles or couples) who are unable to provide food for themselves.
Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year?.. Let us know and we will advertise it for you
Last year we received over 6,000 blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.
Note – The email subject is pre-written to ensure your event isn’t lost or overlooked!
Rex Cinema in Elland is offering a voucher for Friday and Sundays until August 31. Dunkirk and Cars 3 start Friday – Dunkirk is on all week at 5.35pm and 8.20pm. Cars is on every day at 2.30pm until and including Thursday 3 August.
Works Better is partly funded through the European Social Fund and delivered through a collaboration of six partners, including Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Councils. The programme aims to help people who want to get back into work overcome the barriers which are stopping them – and also to support employers with suitable vacancies to access this potential source of employees. For information on the “job club” sessions contact Elland library on 01422 374472 or email email@example.com
or for Brighouse library call 01422 288060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org