Advertise your 2017 Halloween and Bonfire events with us

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Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year?.. Let us know and we will advertise it for you

Last year we received over 6,000 blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.

If you are holding a Halloween or Bonfire event this year and would like us to advertise for you, please email us here to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Note – The email subject is pre-written to ensure your event isn’t lost or overlooked!



An update from Elland & District Food Bank and Support Drop-In

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When we opened our doors in October 2015 we helped just one family in that first session. Now, one year later, we have 86 people registered with us and give food bags to 25 people on average every Saturday morning!

The Food Bank is open every Saturday morning at the Southgate Centre, Langdale Street in Elland from 10.15 a.m. until 11.45 a.m.  As well as a bag of food, customers are also offered a warm welcome, refreshments, and a friendly chat.

Any person wishing to access the food bank just needs to come along and register. They will be asked in confidence to explain their circumstances and we will do our very best to help them. We offer help to any family or single person living in Elland and district.

We are so indebted to the management and customers of Morrisons in Elland. Every Saturday morning we collect several trays of bread and produce from the store. Morrisons  donates all this food, which would otherwise have to go to waste. They also allow us to have a trolley in the store which customers fill every week, putting in a tin or two as they leave the store. We also receive many food donations from faith groups, local community groups, local businesses and individuals.

Financial donations are also important to us as they help with the running costs of the project such as building rent, insurance, packaging materials etc. The Food Bank is run entirely by volunteers and is funded solely by grant money or donations.

To make a food or financial donation, or to find out more about becoming a volunteer, contact Ann Mansfield (Secretary) on 01422 364620, or email to ellandfoodbank@gmail.com

New Minibus Day Trips with Community Transport Calderdale

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Community transport calderdaleEnjoy days out this October and November on a number of minibus day trips with Community Transport Calderdale including Blackpool and Liverpool.

    • Thursday 27 October – Harrogate & Harlow Carr Gardens
      Price for transport only… £10.50 per person
    • Friday 28 October – Blackpool Illuminations
      Price for transport only… £10.50 per person
    • Wednesday 9 November – Million Dollar Quarter (Leeds Grand – Stalls)
      Price for transport and ticket… £25 per person
    • Friday 11 November – Liverpool
      Price for transport only… £11 per person
    • Friday 18 November – Boundary Mills
      Price for transport only… £7 per person
    • Friday 25 November – Millstones, Christmas Lunch
      Price for transport, 3 course lunch & entertainment… £31 per person

Transport is by wheelchair accessible vehicle and there are local pick up points available

For further details and to make reservations please phone 01422 888080 or email info@ctcalderdale.co.uk

FREE horror movie make over at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Students from Bradford College Media Make Up & Special effects department will be providing a FREE Hollywood style Halloween makeover.

Monday 31 October 2016 – 10am to 4.45pm
At Kershaws Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD

In this free event the students will practice their make up skills to provide (fake) wounds, vampire & zombie looks ideal for Trick or Treat & Halloween parties.

For further information call Kershaw’s Garden Centre on 01484 713435 or email info@kershawgardencentre.co.uk

Greetland Goldstars Halloween Fancy Dress Disco

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Enjoy spooky family fun at the 2016 Greetland Goldstars Halloween Fancy Dress Disco Party for under 6’s to under 11’s with halloween games and a prize for best fancy dress.

Friday 28 October 2016 – From 6pm
At Heath Rugby Union Club, North Dean, Stainland Rd, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8LS

Family tickets cost £5 – To book please call Adam on 07880 743022 or Wayne on 07722 430640


Safeguarding Week 2016 – 17 to 23 October

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Don’t forget next week is Safeguarding Week in Calderdale and there are lots of activities planned for this year, continuing to raise the awareness of the role we all play in protecting vulnerable children and adults.

The launch event is on Monday 17 October at the Woolshops, Halifax from 12.30pm.

Visit the safeguarding website for further information and don’t forget you can tweet a picture of yourself during the week holding the written message ‘safeguarding’s my business’ to show you support #SafeCdale16.

Creature Feature’s Children’s Workshop at Rastrick Library

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Local artist and author of the children’s book Creature’s Features, Guy Farrow, holds a story telling and painting workshop.

Saturday 22 October 2016 – From 11am
At Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3NE

  • Workshop for under 6’s 11am to 12noon – FREE
  • Workshop for over 6’s 1.30 to 3.30pm – Just £3 including drink

If you are interested in this event and would like to book, please contact Rastrick Library on 01484 714858