March

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

Working together Conference with Family Voice Calderdale

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Family Voice is the parent carer forum in Calderdale – working for children and young people aged 0-25 with any disability or additional needs. Find out more at the ‘Working together’ conference 2017.

Friday 17 March 2017 – 10am to 2pm
At The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YT

What you can expect on the day

  • Speakers on ‘Making decisions – Parents as equal partners
  • Workshops on ‘Benefits’, ‘Self-advocacy’
  • ‘Stress reduction and mindfulness’
  • discover what’s on offer locally for disabled children and their families and to identify gaps
  • Information stands
  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • Free entry into a prize draw to win a £50 shopping voucher
  • Venue close to Halifax town centre, with free car parking

Places are limited so if you would like to attend please book by calling Lucy at Unique Ways on 01422 343090 or by email to family.voice@uniqueways.org.uk

Get involved with the Brighouse Yarn Explosion for Tour de Yorkshire

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brighouse-yarn-bombersOn Sunday 30 April 2017, the Tour de Yorkshire will be passing through Brighouse town centre.  We would like to decorate Brighouse to welcome the cyclists and visitors, but to do this we need your help.

Do you have spare wool that you could donate, can you knit, crochet or sew? You could help make yellow jersey bunting, flowers, pom poms, leaves, squares, strips which can then be sewn together to create features.  If you can make it we can use it!

The chosen charity of the Tour de Yorkshire this year is the Alzheimer’s Society,  Alzheimers Disease is the most common cause of Dementia.  The logo of the Society is the Forget-me-not, so we would like as many knitted/crocheted Forget-me-nots as possible to create a special feature.

As the Tour de Yorkshire takes place on the same weekend as the Brighouse Spring Market we hope to create a Yarn Trail to entertain visitors, young and old alike.

To find out more about how you can get involved drop into Wesley House at Central Methodist Church on Tuesday’s at 7pm, information can also be found at Baa Baa Brighouse in Rastrick, Pot Spot in Brighouse and Samuel Taylors at Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road.

Donations can also be dropped off at any of those locations.

For further information email Brighouseincredibleyarnbombers@hotmail.co.uk or find the Brighouse Incredible Yarnbombers on Facebook

Mother’s Day Photo Shoot at Hollywell Green Children’s Centre

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Make Mother’s Day memories and have your family photos taken with a Tempest Photography photo shoot as well as arts & crafts activities with snacks provided.

Friday 3 March – Between 1.30pm and 4.30pm
At Hollywell Green Childrens Centre, Stainland Rd, Holywell Green, HX4 9AE

Booking Essential! – To book a place please call 01422 266197

Each photo shoot will last no longer than 10 minutes.

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