Mum2Mum Market in Sowerby Bridge

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Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.

Saturday 3 February – 1.15pm to 3.15pm at Trinity Academy, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2NW.

Everything imaginable for your little ones including:

  • Buggies & Travel Systems
  • Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
  • Home & Safety Equipment
  • Baby Carriers & Harnesses
  • Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
  • Growbags, Bed Guards
  • Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
  • Highchair’s, Bumbos
  • Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free. Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here

For further information please email halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk

Our Place Celebrating Their Move – Saturday 29 July

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Our Place are having an Open Day to launch their new venue, name change,
Saturday 29 July 2017 from 10am to 3pm at Heath Club, Manor Drive, Halifax
Tombola, raffle, pre-loved stall, refreshments, other organisations and more….
Please feel free to go along and meet them and spread the word!

Our Place is a local charity which provides day care at weekends for Calderdale residents aged 50 or over, including transport provision, a two-course meal, refreshments throughout the day, day trips/events and entertainment.They take referrals from individuals, GPs, Health Professionals, Social Services and Families or Carers, and also provide respite for carers, who can bring their cared-for to our centre and then have a day to themselves.

If you feel this service may be of use to yourself or others please get in touch with Melanie Rumble, Weekend Care Coordinator email: melanie.rumble@cvac.org.uk or phone 07548 249813

All happening in Hipperholme!

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Something certainly got people talking last week when 41 local residents attended an older people’s information and activity event hosted by Christ Church and Staying Well.

The day was all about showcasing the services and activities available for local people in Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, and how the Staying Well Team is available in your area to help you take that first step out of the door.  Mostly though it was about fun, meeting people and having a go at something new and the 41 residents attending enjoyed a programme of activities including a gentle exercise class, Tai Chi, new age kurling and an art class demonstration.

The Staying Well project helps people to access social and health and well-being related activities in the community. The service is open to any adult over 18 in Calderdale but is particularly focused at people who are already, or are at risk of becoming lonely or isolated people.

Joining us on the day were the District Matrons, Hipperholme library and the Home Library Service, the Falls Prevention team and Rowlands Pharmacy offering free blood pressure checks.

Over the course of the day people gave their views on what they thought were the main barriers for older people accessing activities in Hipperholme and what gaps in provision there are. Now a group of 6 residents, Cllr Raistrick, Rowlands Pharmacy and members of the Church have decided to get together with the Staying Well team to look at this in more detail over coming months.
Local resident Esme Dyson said,

“People hope for a nice long life and when you’re young you don’t always consider that a long life often comes hand in hand with failing eyes or extra trouble getting around. For older people the availability of local services and activity groups can make such a difference to quality of life.

“That’s why I’m so pleased to be involved in today and I would encourage everyone to take an active part in improving their own health and well-being.” 

The Staying Well team is also available to support local groups and organisations who want to develop new activities in their area. The team can help with applying for funding and also promoting and publicising your group or organisation.

If you would like to get involved, or would like more information, call the Staying Well team on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk.

Some more feedback from the day:

“First class! Great morning out”, ” Well run, loved the taster sessions”,

“What a great turnout! – just shows what a great place Hipperholme is”

“Thank you for all the energy you have put into today’s activities and the lovely lunch”

“Brilliant well organised”

“Very interesting looking forward to taking part”

Click to view the photos!

I AM ELLAND – Exhibition at Brooksbank School Friday 30 June

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Friday 30 June from 6 pm. An exhibition of art, photography and writing by students from the school, followed by a celebratory concert featuring local musicians, including Elland Silver Band and Elland Male Voice Choir, headlined by Lizzie Jones.
Raising funds for Overgate Hospice.
Tickets £10 available from the Victoria Theatre Box Office: 01422 351158 and at local outlets or online at www.victoriatheatre.co.uk


Routes Festival 2017

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Saturday 24 June, 12pm

Now in its fifth year, Routes Festival returns with another day of the best in unsigned and underage music at Orangebox Young People’s Centre, Halifax.

Routes Festival provides a platform for young musicians aged 12-24 to showcase their talents on an open and accessible stage. This year Routes will present live music across three stages throughout the day, encompassing a wide range of musical styles – from pop to metal, dance to acoustic.

Tickets £3.50

Orangebox 10 Square Road Halifax HQ1 1QG England 01422 349422

Beechwood Big Picnic – 1st July

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Join North Halifax Partnership and the Friends of Beechwood Park on Saturday 1 July for a great big fun day for all the family.

At Beechwood Park, Holmfield, 12pm – 4pm

Lots of free activities for children, young people and grown-ups!

In the Main Arena:

  • Beach and seaside games
  • Join the Vegetable Nannies in their Allotment for a bit of gardening and childcare.
  • Peppa Pig, Facepainting tent, Sure Start Children’s Centre tents, Sports Day Races
  • Entertainment, Dog Show, Family Fun Run

Picnic Meadow:

  • Bring your own or,
  • Burgers and ice cream for sale.

In the Sports Zone:

  • Archery, Football, Rounders, Boxing,
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Treasure Hunt

On the Community field:

  • Community stalls
  • Project_Twelve:31 tent: Dream-catching, Music Jam, Henna Hands, fortune cards
  • Staying Well tent: Art class taster, Tai Chi taster, Health Awareness, Golf Putting.
  • Local History display
  • Men in Sheds
  • Walking Football
  • Bowling demo

Nature Meadow:

  • Learn more about meadows, the plants that are in our meadow and the minibeasts that live there.
  • Butterfly Hunt

FREE entry. Most activities are free except for food and ice cream.

Limited parking available at Trinity Academy Halifax, HX2 9TZ.

Dogs welcome but please keep on a lead.

Event contact: 01422 255402

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

Armed Forces Event in Halifax Town Centre

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This event is FREE to attend

Saturday 17 June – 9am to 5pm
At Southgate, Halifax Town Centre

Enjoy yourself at this free event with stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, plus much more.

Official Opening of Armed Forces Event on Southgate by the Mayor of Calderdale at 11am

Representatives from the armed forces will be there, so come along and find out more aboutmilitary life past and present.

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.

Volunteers Week 2017 1-7 June

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Volunteers Week (1-7 June) is a great time to celebrate the brilliant work of volunteers across Calderdale and there’ll be lots of opportunities to get involved.

Volunteer at one of the events below

  • Tuesday 6 June – Countryside Volunteering
  • Thursday 8 June – VAC Volunteer Open Day
  • Thursday 8 June – Countryside Volunteering (Shibden Park)
  • Tuesday 13 June – Volunteering Fayre (Bradford)
  • Wednesday 14 June – The Changing Face of Volunteering

Click here for detailed information on each event…

Visit Sector Support Calderdale and Voluntary Action Calderdale to find out more.

If you’re looking for more about events visit www.volunteersweek.org.uk and take a look at their events map or if you have any questions or comments about Volunteers Week 2017 or volunteering in general please contact volunteer@calderdale.gov.uk