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Saturday Art Club, Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse

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Fortnightly- Saturday 15 July, 9 September, 23 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December 10.30am-12.30pm at Smith Art Gallery, Halifax Rd, Brighouse HD6 2AF.

Children aged 8-14 years old are invited to come along and be creative, make stuff and have fun at the Brighouse Saturday Art Club. We use the fantastic collections at the gallery for inspiration.

 

Workshops costs £5.00. To book a place please contact Jeffrey on 01422 352334 or email jeffrey.andrews@calderdale.gov.uk

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.
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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”

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Brighouse Ward Forum – 12 July 2017

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Wednesday 12 July 2017, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Mulberry Suite, Sixth Form College, Parsonage Lane HD6 1AY

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Treasure Hunt – Elland Children’s Centre 28 July 2017

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You are never too young to enjoy a good old treasure hunt and picnic. Families of all ages can take part in a walking treasure hunt around Elland and Holywell Green followed by a picnic and some activities.

Meet at Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, Elland on Friday 28 July 2017 10:30am aiming to finish the walk at  12:00pm.

Suitable for children all ages

To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres on 01422 266197

Food for Summer – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre 1 August 2017

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Starting Tuesday 1 August 2017 11:15 – 13:15 at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre there will be two weeks of families making picnics and eating together in the park. Each week families will make a range of savoury and sweet picnic foods, trying different food and enjoying the weather and activities in the park.

Suitable for families with children of any age (please inform us of any food intolerances when booking your places).

To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres on 01422 266197

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.

Calderland – Taster Singing Workshop, Sowerby Bridge June 14

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Calderland is a huge musical vocal and visual extravaganza that will be presented in The Piece Hall courtyard at the end of September 2017.

This ambitious project is made by and with the communities of Calderdale and will tell stories of a valley and people shaped by water and performed by a large community cast who will take the audience on a musical odyssey along the Calder Valley.

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NHP Energy Levels! Are you energy efficient?

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Being energy efficient can make a big difference to the cost of your energy bill. It doesn’t always need a big investment in time or money to make sure you’re wasting less energy and saving more.

Simple changes in your home such as switching off or unplugging any chargers or appliances you don’t need on can save you money.

If you haven’t already! Be sure to sign up below and receive free energy saving tips which could save you money, entry into our prize draws to win energy saving goodies as well as the chance to take part in free DIY or Family Cooking sessions.

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