Rastrick Big Local

Rastrick Big Local – Voice Your Choice 2018

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All residents of Rastrick should be receiving in the next few days a voting form to decide which project they would like to win up to £65,000 in Rastrick Big Local’s 2018 Voice Your Choice.

The theme chosen by the Community for 2018  is “Children and Young People”.

The acceptance of proposals closed at the end of February.  RBL have spent some time going through all the great ideas and it’s your turn now!

There are 8 projects to choose from namely;

  • Phoenix Radio – Drawing the line
  • Illuminated Rastrick
  • Aye up Rastrick art festival
  • Bradley wood scout campsite and activity centre Challenge Valley Project
  • Sling Swing
  • Burnsall road play area and Rastrick Health and fitness centre
  • 100 Doorsteps – Rastrickians in words and images
  • Scavengers of Rastrick

Full details of every project are included in the voting form with information on how to vote with voting open now until Sunday May 13.

Alternatively, to find out more information and to vote online go to Vote Your Choice.

Rastrick Big Local will be having a stall on Sunday 29 May at the Brighouse Artisan Market where details of the projects will be displayed and the chance to vote if not done so already.

Seventh Rastrick Beer Festival 2017

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The highly successful Rastrick Beer Festival is to be held again over two days in September in the community hall at St John’s Church, Rastrick.
This year’s event will be held on Friday September 22 from 3pm until 10.30pm and on Saturday September 23 from 1pm until 10.30pm.
As with the previous festivals there will be national and local ales and ciders on offer as well as food, which will also be served at certain times. A prosecco bar will also be available.

The previous festivals have raised thousands of pounds for both the church and local charities.
Organisers of this year’s festival have agreed to support Bloodwise, which is the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, which helps makes people’s lives better and helps stop people getting cancer in the first place and the Neonatal Unit at Calderdale Hospital.

Bloodwise says it researches, helps and campaigns, shares learning, and raises money, adding “we have changed the world for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood disorders.”
Recently St John’s pantomime committee raised £1,000 for Bloodwise after one of its long standing members received treatment at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, for blood cancer.

The organising committee’s chairman, Roger Ellis, says he is hopeful that this year’s event will be just as successful as the previous six beer festivals which he put its success down to a combination of hard work by a dedicated team of volunteers and the wonderful support of the church community. “We have also received wonderful support from the business community and the festival sponsors and we really do appreciate their backing,” said Roger.

He says the feed back they had received in previous years indicated it was a very friendly event, that people were made very welcome and that it was a very well run festival with a good choice of top quality beers and ciders. “I would urge people to come along, enjoy themselves, sample some first class beers and ciders and support some very worthy charities,” added Roger.

The 2017 Voice Your Choice results are in!

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vyc-resultsRastrick Big Local would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote in the Theme Vote for Rastrick Big Local, Voice Your Choice 2017 – you have once again, made a huge contribution to making Rastrick a better place.

The voting closed on 18 September 2016 and a total of 503 votes were cast… a 63.8% increase on last years theme vote.

The results are as follows:

  • Category A – Health and Well Being – 200 votes
  • Category D – Community Safety – 153 votes
  • Category B – Leisure – 112 votes
  • Category C – Work and Money – 38 votes

In the coming months we will be contacting groups and organisations to determine if they would be interested in putting forward any proposal that could be delivered to improve health and wellbeing in Rastrick and your ideas are welcome!

If you are interested in putting forward a proposal then please contact Danny Leech at Rastrick Big Local on 07544 684954 or by email to danny.leechrblvyc@gmail.com

Cast your vote and ‘Voice Your Choice’ in Rastrick for 2017

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All residents in Rastrick HD6 3  and those in HD6 1 south of the river (Huddersfield Side) should be receiving voting details in the next 10 days to decide on what Issue they would like Rastrick Big Local to tackle next for Voice Your Choice 2017.

There are 4 Issues identified in the Rastrick Big Local Plan;

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Leisure
  • Work and Money
  • Community Safety

Voting closes on Sunday 18 September 2016

Make your choice and vote either online at rastrickbiglocal.co.uk or by using the Household voting form that will be delivered to you and returning it to the voting box at one of the 9 voting stations detailed on the form.

Community Update and Voice Your Choice Celebration Event

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Rastrick Big Local is holding a Community Update and Voice Your Choice Celebration Event to which all residents are invited along and a free finger buffet will be provided.

Thursday 16 June 2016 – 6pm to 9pm
At Rastrick Cricket Club, Clough Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3QL

You can drop in at any time from 6 to 9 pm and talk to the three winners of this year’s Voice Your Choice:

  • Woodhouse Lane Play Area
  • Fruit For All
  • Bradley Wood Camping Pods

The Mayor of Calderdale, Brighouse Councillor, Howard Blagbrough will attend the event at 7.15 to formally award the contracts to this year’s winners and information about future Rastrick Big Local events, including the Big Funday at Rastrick Bowling Club will be available.

Fishing lessons for young people at Brookfoot Lake Fishery

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fishRastrick Big Local, Brighouse Angling Association and West Yorkshire Angling Action Group are offering fishing sessions to young people from the Rastrick area.

Small organised groups of up to 6 persons are invited to go along and enjoy coarse fishing instruction at the Brookfoot lake fishery and parents, carers, group leaders are welcome at all times.

The venues, Riley`s and  Airey`s ponds are small, well stocked places with good access and safe bank side pegs from which to learn about coarse fishing and most boys and girls will catch something on their first attempt and more experienced anglers can catch lots!

The Association now has three experienced coaches* who are fully qualified by the national governing body, the Angling trust (anglingtrust.net)

The sessions,  usually 1-2 hours long, will take place on the afternoon during school holidays or early evening in term time from late spring to September.

All participants will be introduced to the knowledge and skills used in fishing; knowledge of the fish we catch and the natural environment in which we enjoy our great sport.

In the long term we would anticipate a lifelong appreciation of the world of fishing and possibly become member of a club.

For further information visit www.brighouseangling.co.uk or call Clive Milsom  on 01274 875968 or Sean Auty on 07954 582135

FREE Fishing books are available at Brighouse, Rastrick and Bailiff Bridge Libraries

Bricks 4 Kidz at Rastrick Library – This week

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Bricks4Kids logoJoin in for some Lego play and brick fun with two sessions running side-by-side, one for over 5’s (Lego) and another for the under 5’s (Duplo) – Kindly funded by Rastrick Big Local, this is a FREE session for residents of postcode HD6 3

Wednesday 28 October – From 10.30am to 12pm
At Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, HD6 3NE

Booking is essential to attend this event, due to limited numbers, please contact the library directly to book on 01484 714858 or email rastrick.library@calderdale.gov.uk.