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
Rastrick 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 email@example.com
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch are hosting their second Big Walkies – a sponsored dog walk for pooches and their owners to show their support for their local RSPCA Centre.
Sunday 25 September at 11am
At Shibden Park, Godley Ln, Halifax, HX3 6XG
To register please visit www.rspca.org.uk/bigwalkies it’s only £10 and once you’ve signed up, you will receive a Big Walkies Participant Pack, T shirt and dog bandana.
All sponsorship raised will go directly to the local RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield Centre, which is a self funding branch of the National RSPCA responsible for raising their own funds within the local area.
It’s time for the RSPCA annual photo competition once again and as usual they are looking for wonderful snaps of your pets or animals in a choice of 18 different categories!
Rosettes will be awarded for 1st to 3rd plus highly commended in each class. Winners of each class will be judged to find the overall winner and will be awarded a championship rosette and special prize.
Entries should be no bigger than 7″ by 5″, taken by an amateur photographer.
Please put the class number, pet’s name (if appropriate), your name, address and tel. number on the back of each photograph.
Entry fee is just £1 and the winning photographs will be displayed at the RSPCA Halloween Fair, to be held at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Winding Road, Halifax on Saturday 29 October 2016.
Download the form here to enter, which includes the postal and all entry information.
A 3 week family learning course for parents and children to get up and dance together, using modern dance, mimes, action rhymes, musical instruments and mini cheerleading for ages 1 to 3 years.
Starts Wednesday 28 September – 3.30pm to 4.30pm
At Field Lane Primary School, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT
To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197 or visit www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk
Ian Philp, Chairman of the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard (Hipperholme & Lightcliffe) visited the Men United at Ovenden Park Group on Wednesday 14 September to give a talk and presentation about the continued work carried out by himself and the Friends of Group who volunteer in order to restore the graveyard at Lightcliffe Churchyard to its original state.
The group was first set up in 2012 with the aims of ensuring the churchyard is cared for in a way which makes it a place in keeping with the function of burials, with an atmosphere of respect and commemoration for the departed, a pleasant, attractive place for all visitors, a haven for wildlife and a place that values and protects local heritage.
After 3 years of hard work there are now records for 11,279 burials on the site which can be searched through at lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk where you can also keep up to date with the latest news from the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard or make a donation to support their continued work if you wish to do so.
The Men United Group were intrigued to hear about some of the people of interest buried there, particularly the chest tomb of Mary Guest whose son Lieutenant General Joshua Guest 1660 – 1747 is buried in Westminster Abbey where a monument was erected to him by his widow Sarah who is also buried near her husband in the Abbey.
Lieutenant General Joshua Guest was in Scotland in 1715 – 16, and commanded a party of dragoons which pursued and overthrew Jacobite fugitives at Perth 21 January 1716. The Lockhart Papers give a story, claimed to be direct from Guest, relating to the period of the Spanish invasion of Scotland in 1719… read more here…
Men United would like to thank Ian Philp for visiting to give such a captivating talk and the group are now planning on visiting the graveyard at Lightcliffe Churchyard to have a look around and hear some more of the history surrounding the grounds.
Join Men United every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon at Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR – Just £2 per week (First session FREE)… Find out more here…
You can also message the group on Facebook here
There are places still remaining on the following day trips with Community Transport Calderdale:
- 21 September – Millstones – Those were the days
Price for two course lunch, entertainment and transport… £28 per person
- 7 October – Wetherby Whaler, Guisely
Fish and Chips restaurant. Price for transport only… £6.50 per person (Meal not included)
- 14 October – Millstones – Autumn Fling
Price for 2 course lunch, entertainment & transport… £28 per person
- 21 October – White Rose Centre
Price for transport only… £6.50 per person
- 27 October – Harrogate & Harlow Carr Gardens
Price for transport only… £10.50 per person
- 28 October – Blackpool Illuminations
Price for transport only… £10.50 per person
For more details and to make reservations please call 01422 888080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Transport is by a wheelchair accessible vehicle and there are local pick up points for all trips.
A 4 week adult only cooking course, teaching the basics and how to get the best out of your shopping budget. Participants will be cooking seasonal food with autumn and Halloween themes.
Tuesday 27 September 2016 – 9.30am to 11.30am
At Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 0BB
To book a place, please call Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197 or visit www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk
The Calderdale and Kirklees police liaison scheme has been nominated for an HSJ Award 2016, recognising the scheme for its innovation in mental health and the way that it has improved experiences of service users in crisis.
The HSJ Awards celebrate the finest achievements in the NHS and are seen as the most sought after accolade in British healthcare, being the biggest awards scheme of its kind in the world.
The police liaison scheme is run in Kirklees and Calderdale and involves mental health nurses working alongside officers at Halifax and Huddersfield police stations to recognise the signs of mental illness.
This ensures fewer people with mental health conditions are placed on Section 136 of the Mental Health Act, held in a cell or admitted to A&E when there are more appropriate ways of providing health care for them. The scheme also enables practitioners to visit victims and witnesses at home and support police officers at the scene of an incident.
The police liaison scheme is supported by the clinical commissioning groups in Calderdale and Kirklees and has had its funding extended, demonstrating how much of an impact the scheme has had in improving mental health services.
Read more about the scheme at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk