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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

Cherishing Churchyards Week – June 3 Activities for Children

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On Saturday 3 June Chris Sutcliffe, a Calderdale countryside officer, will be organising Half Term Nature Activities for Children in St. Matthew’s Churchyard (opposite The Sun Inn) from 1:15 pm as part of our Celebration Event. All welcome. The Mayor & Mayoress of Calderdale are also visiting on that afternoon.

You are always very welcome to come and wander around St. Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe  which has been restored over the past few years. If you can’t visit the churchyard  that week, then visit www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk and take a virtual tour or trace a family headstone.

 

NHP Energy Levels! Save money with Smart Meters

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Did you know that all households in England, Scotland, and Wales are to be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020.

All though it is not obligatory, having a smart meter means the end of estimated bills, no more having to read the meter or trying to work out your bill and it also means nobody has to come into your home for meter readings.

With your smart meter, you’ll also get an easy-to-understand portable display that shows you exactly what you’re spending in pounds and pence and in near real time which can help you cut costs and save money.

This means you can also work out which appliances are guzzling the most energy or show the kids the difference it can make when they remember to turn the lights off.

Once you have a smart meter, you’ll only get accurate bills from your energy supplier, just as you do with your phone bill.

Find out how you can get a Smart Meter

Important information!   Installation of a smart meter is voluntary. You are not obliged to take up any offer. All smart meter installers have to comply with the Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice (SMICop) which is a requirement of the Standard Licence Condition. SMICop covers marketing and sales, the installation itself, post installation support, and additional support for vulnerable consumers. Installations must be by appointment. The installer must provide you with notification prior to the installation visit and explicitly state that you will not be charged any up-front or one-off fee for installation. Any breach of the Code of Practice should be referred to the Consumer Service 03454 04 05 06

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.

Animal Adventure – Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

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Hop, fly or gallop to Eureka! for an Animal Adventure

Animal lovers will be furry-ous if they miss half term at Eureka! They are welcoming a bevy of beasts for an Animal Adventure from 27 May through to 4 June 2017.

Paws, trotters or wings – whatever your mode of transport – make sure you don’t miss out as it’ll be paw-some…

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