March

Have your say! Library Service Delivery Review

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Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale to ensure that their needs are met.

Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries. This will take place from Monday 5th March until 30th April 2018.

The way that people use libraries is changing. The Council is looking at what is best for each individual library and community now and in the future. This is to ensure a modern, relevant service which is able to thrive in the 21st century.

You have the chance to give your opinion. This will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in summer 2018.

Presentations will take place at Ward Forums during March and April 2018. These will give more information and let attendees have the chance to share their feedback.

You can also have your say by using the: Library Consultation form.

Calderdale Lower Valley Library information

Click here for information on other Calderdale libraries

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

Sure Start Children’s Centres Newsletter Spring 2018

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The Sure Start newsletter for Spring 2018 includes details of the new baby clinics, a what’s on guide for all our Children’s Centres and how to follow each individual Centre on it’s own Facebook page.

Have you thought about getting a better deal on your energy bills? With NHP Energy Levels you could boost your energy and save money. The newsletter gives details of the drop-in sessions January to March 2018 when Ofgem and Citizens Advice will show you how to go Energy Shopping.

The newsletter also includes dates for Sure Start training courses taking place in both Lower Valley and North & East Halifax from January to March 2018.

Click here to read the newsletter online

Skate Competition at the Orange Box this weekend

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Do you want to compete against other skateboarders to become King (or Queen) of the Box? For one afternoon Orange Box’s rooftop Skate Park will be turned into a competition arena for skateboarders competing to take the crown.

Saturday 25 March – 1pm to 5.30pm
At Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF

Knockout rounds will start at 2pm so if you are entering please turn up at 1pm to register, collect your wristband and have a skate before the competition starts.

Prizes generously donated by Welcome Skate Store and Endemic Skate Store
Tickets: £2 (includes entry to Sports Box activities Zorbing & Bouldering)

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting now!

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We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation:

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Administrator
  • Cleaners x 2
  • Cook

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 31st March 2017

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply, please visit our website at surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

Boost for Lower Valley Support Team

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Calderdale Council’s Support and Independence Team in the Lower Valley is celebrating after being rated as ‘good’ in a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection… read more… 

The team helps people who need support to regain independence following an accident, illness or after leaving hospital. The service is based in Brighouse, but supports people in their homes in Brighouse, Elland, Halifax and Rastrick.

The service was previously inspected by the CQC in December 2015 where it was rated as ‘requiring improvement’.

FREE Sure Start event for dads

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Registered dads and their children are invited to a FREE event provided by Sure Start North Halifax Partnership to see Moana at The Vue Cinema, Broad Street Plaza, Halifax

Saturday 25 March 2017 – Arrive at 9.30am

Reserve your tickets before Tuesday 21 March 2017 by calling Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621

Once booked you will receive a confirmation text with details of meeting time and place.

Annapurna Indian Dance at the Orange Box this weekend

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Enjoy a variety of performances with dance presentations from different parts of India including music and singing.

Saturday 11 March – 2pm to 4pm
At The Orange Box, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF

Dr Chamundeshwari Kuppuswamy, a scholar in Bharatanatyam dance and inspirational speaker will present a lecture demonstration on storytelling aspects of Indian traditional dance.

The event will also celebrate twenty years of Annapurna’s commitment to engaging communities and culture through a legacy exhibition.

For information call 01422 209906 or email info@annapurnadance.com

Know your CO this No Smoking Day

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This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 8 March), people in Calderdale are invited to ‘Know your CO’ with free Carbon Monoxide testing available.

From now until Friday 10 March, Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale is offering free testing of people’s Carbon monoxide levels, every morning from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre, Great Albion Street, Halifax.

You can also have your FREE CO test at:

  • New Road Children’s Centre, Sowerby Bridge – 7th March
  • Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road – 8th March
  • Elland Children’s Centre – 9th March

Carbon monoxide is one of the 4000 chemicals inhaled from tobacco smoke. It is a colourless, odourless and highly poisonous gas better known as a hazard given off by faulty gas appliances.

The carbon monoxide test takes just a few minutes, and involves holding the breath for at least 10 seconds, then blowing into a monitor.

For more information about help to stop smoking or the CO test, call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 0011 or 0330 660 1166 or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk