Go Bat Spotting with Batman and Hugh

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Meet at Park Wood Crematorium, Elland for a stroll looking for bats in the local area as they prepare themselves for hibernation.

Wednesday 16 September at 7.30pm

  • Easy walk on level paths
  • Particularly suitable for families (strictly no unaccompanied children)
  • Sorry no dogs with the exception of guide or hearing dogs
  • Walk – please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Insect repellent, warm clothing and a torch recommended and parking available in the crematorium grounds.

Contact Robin Dalton 07712 867619 for further information.

Your Views on Cromwell Bottom

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crom-runCromwell Bottom is a Local Nature Reserve owned by Calderdale Council along the banks of the River Calder between Elland and Brighouse.

The Reserve covers around 25 hectares and is home to a rich variety of wildlife and habitats, many not found anywhere else in Calderdale. The area is popular with visitors who enjoy its quiet nature, but facilities are limited.

The area next to the Nature Reserve known as North Bank Loop is a newly restored former landfill site of around 14 hectares, which could offer potential for development in the future.

Calderdale Council would like your views on how the Cromwell Bottom area could be improved both to conserve wildlife and encourage more visitors.

Please click here to share your views…

You can also visit our stall at local events:

  • Brighouse Canal and Music festival (we-re on Park Road) Sat 22 and Sun 23 August 2015
  • Cromwell Bottom on Saturday 12 September 2015
  • Elland Vintage Fair Sunday 20 September 2015

Once we have completed the consultation the results will be summarised on the Calderdale Council website and a plan for Cromwell Bottom will then be drawn up, and you will have the chance to comment on this before the final plan is agreed.

Beach Party at Elland Children Centre today!

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ellandlogoJoin in the fun from Kids Kapers as Elland Children’s Centre brings the beach to you!

Friday 14 August 2015 – 10.30am to 1.30pm
Elland Children Centre, Boxhall Rd, Elland, HX5 00B

Including a children’s entertainer and mayhem throughout the day with picnic nibbles provided for lunch, so what are you waiting for?

Don’t forget to take your bucket and spade for playing in the sand and water!

Hire space from Elland Cartwheel Youth & Community Centre

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Elland Cartwheel Youth & Community Centre have various spaces available to hire for community groups and anyone who is holding events such as a meeting or training.

Spaces include a coffee bar, a sports hall capable of hosting 150 people, an IT suite and more.

If you are interested in booking, please call on 01422 374533 or visit the Elland Cartwheel website and complete the online contact form.

Heritage Open Days at St Mary’s Church, Elland

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Go along and see the beautiful, historic mother church of Elland which has served the people of the community for over 800 years.

  • Friday 11 September 2015 – From 11am to 1pm
  • Saturday 12 September 2015 – From 10am to 4pm

Church of St Mary The Virgin, Church Street, Elland, HX5 1RU

St Mary’s is one of two Parish Churches within the United Benefice of Elland, belonging to the Church of England and to the Anglican/Episcopal Communion and linked with the Parish of Nyasura, in the Diocese of Mara in Tanzania.

All Saints’ Church – Heritage Open Day

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All Saints’ Church will be open to show off its hidden architectural treasures to local Heritage Open Day Logoresidents and visitors free of charge with light refreshments available.

Sunday 13 September 2015 – 12pm to 4pm
Savile Road, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0JF

The Church is a Grade 2 listed building designed by George H Fellows-Prynne around 1900. It is early English in detail, but Edwardian in its massive scale and described as one of the finest churches built in the 20th century.

For further information visit www.achurchnearyou.com/elland-all-saints/

Best Foot Forward Walk – Elland (Calder and Hebble)

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breast cancer careJoin us for a Best Foot Forward walk in Elland and walk. It’s a great way to get some exercise and socialise with others who’ve been affected by breast cancer.

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 at 10.45am

Meet at The Barge and Barrel pub car park where parking is FREE or bus numbers 343, 503, 537 and 573 stop a 15-minute walk away from the pub.

If you would like to join a walk, just turn up on the day or if you have any questions you can email bestfootforward@breastcancercare.org.uk

Celebrate Yorkshire Day at the Classic Car Rally this weekend

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Celebrate Yorkshire Day  with the cars of yesteryear when the Classic Car Rally rolls into town.

classiccarOn Saturday 1 August 2015 – Elland Town Centre

Entry is FREE and there will be a bouncy castle for children as well as mini quad bikes, market stalls and of course a display of classic cars provided by Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Show.

Supported by Calderdale Council, Bellicatessen, Oliver’s and The Savile Arms and sponsored by Nissan of Halifax, it’s an event not to be missed.

Calling all workers – Elland Hub network meeting

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Elland teapotShopkeepers, plumbers, milkmen, librarians, florists, butchers, publicans, bakers…

We think the people working in Elland know the people living in Elland best and since the Staying Well in Elland project is all about linking older people with social activities in the community, we feel your knowledge is invaluable to us and we would like your ideas.

Come along to the Elland Hub network meeting on Thursday 16 July to give us your thoughts and enjoy a FREE Buffet.

From 3pm to 5pm at The Canon Winter Centre, All Saint’s Church, Charles Street, Elland, HX5 0JF.

Please let us know if you can come and if you have any special dietary needs by calling 07938 115515 or email matthew.thompson@calderdale.gov.uk