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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

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

Upcoming Parenting Support Courses

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Being a parent is not always easy, that’s why Parenting Support Provision run courses to give you ideas and tips to help. They have dedicated teams that can provide structured and tailored family support that suits you. They offer practical, friendly advice to help you deal with any aspect of family life.

The next course starts on 13 July at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Mellow Babies is a 12 week  course following ideas of Mellow Parenting which promotes positive parent-child interaction. Mellow programmes allow parents to take the lead in exploring their relationships and provide a structured environment where they can learn how to improve their relationship with their child.

For further information on this course call 01422 392689.

Details of all upcoming courses available can be found in the Parenting Support Provision Leaflet.

Castle Carr Fountain Walk 2017 – Tickets available!

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This July in the estate of Castle Carr, their famous gravity fed fountain will once again rise magnificently into the sky.

Sunday 2 July 2017  A picturesque walk, 2.5 miles each way will commence from the Cat I’th Well Inn at 12noon prompt.

The estate will be open from noon until 3. Suitable footwear should be worn as parts of the walk are wet and muddy and uneven.

The fountain itself will play from 2pm for just over 15 minutes.

Organised again by the Rotary Club of Halifax, and with permission granted by Yorkshire Water and the land owner, it is again hoped the fountain will reach a height of over 100 feet.

This is strictly a ticket only event. Tickets costing £5 each can be purchased from the Crossroad Inn, the Cat ith Well Inn, Woodlesford Newsagents near Mount Tabor and Harvey’s of Halifax ( 3rd Floor Customer Services).

For families, a ticket enabling entry for two adults and up to three children is available for £15. Children under 5 have free entry. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead. Tickets can also be booked online here

Pick up your Calderdale Events and Festivals guide

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Visitors to Calderdale this spring and summer can now start to plan their trip, with the release of the annual Calderdale Events and Festivals guide.

The colourful guide is crammed with over 30 entries of indoor and outdoor events taking place right across Calderdale, between April and September.

Calderdale Events and Festivals guide is available in Calderdale libraries, visitor centres and museums. Also keep an eye out for it in visitor attractions across West Yorkshire.

For details of events and festivals in Calderdale all year around visit www.visitcalderdale.com

Look how far we’ve come! Celebrating Staying Well in Elland

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20160720_192855On Wednesday 20 July the Elland Staying Well Hub held an event to celebrate the achievements of the project in Elland, Stainland and Greetland so far.

Local community groups and organisations were invited along to Elland Cricket Athletic & Bowling Club to showcase their work in these areas. Those attending included Elland & District Partnership, Chit Chat Group, Bethesda Church, Cartwheel, Yorkshire Community Connections, Let’s Just Do It, CREW and Bluebird Care.

The Adult Brass class who received funding from the project, kicked off proceedings by playing three pieces for the attendees conducted by Sam Harrison.

20160720_193728Elland Staying Well Worker, Rachel Swaby then highlighted the work in the community over the last 18 months and how, through anecdotal evidence and statistical analysis, the Staying Well project has achieved the goals set out at its inception, which were to reduce loneliness and isolation in older people and create more connected communities.

Comments overheard during the night were unanimous in agreeing that “it’s been good for Elland…It’s just what Elland needed.”

Win Theaker of the Chit Chat Group said

The funding we got means we can stop panicking about money and plan ahead properly…expand the work we do, get bigger and better next year!”

whilst another community group member added

“I know most of us knew each other’s groups before, but it’s like we are more together now and we’ve also made new contacts and come out of our shells.”

A film titled ‘Real Stories’ was shown and gave a particularly touching recount of how the Staying Well project has helped 3 local residents when they needed it most, and was followed by an impromptu ‘Thank you’ speech to Rachel from a 96 year old member of the audience, who is also a member of several of the community groups that were present.

Todmorden 20mph Engagement Work

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The Engagement Champions project is working in partnership with Calderdale Council to undertake a survey with local residents to determine their experiences and opinions of travel in the local area.

The method of engagement will be a series of door to door interviews to be conducted following the introduction of the new 20mph speed limit to determine resident’s views since its implementation.

This work will be paid at a rate of £7.50 for each completed survey.  Payment is made to your chosen local community organisation or charity.

The work MUST be carried out between Monday 1 August and Wednesday 7 September 2016 and will involve weekend and evening work.

To take part in this work you must be a trained Engagement Champion and attend a briefing session.

We can also offer training for newly interested people which will run back to back with a briefing session as listed below.

If you do not attend the training or the briefing event then you cannot take part in this work.

Please ensure you attend one of the following sessions:

Date: 28th July 2016  Venue: Todmorden Health Centre
Training for newly interested:  2.30-4 pm or 6.30-8 pm
Briefing session only (existing Engagement Champions): 4-5 pm or 5.30-6.30 pm

Therefore, if you are newly interested you will need to attend 2.30-5 pm or 6.30-8pm

If you are interested in this Engagement task, please contact Megan on 01422 431094 or email megan.vickery@cvac.org.uk