Calderdale & Local News

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    Together We Can
    https://youtu.be/E0CBnJlxrig Please choose the right service for your needs Self Care Many minor issues like coughs, grazes and sore throats can be treated at home Pharmacy Medical advice and treatment for things like colds, …
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    Video: Fire Prevention Tips & Support
    Mr Dave Manning from The Fire Prevention Service gave a fascinating talk on fire safety to our 28 June 2022 Open Meeting. He covered a huge range of topics, including Safe & Well visits, where they visit those at most risk …
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    Video: Meet Malcolm
    Disability Partnership Calderdale’s Malcolm Kielty shares his remarkable personal story as a person with a disability, with particular emphasis on the part that sport has played in his life. https://youtu.be/E1WVKXIA7JQ
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    Calderdale Direct Payments User Group
    Do you or someone you care for receive a Direct Payment from Calderdale Council? Are you interested in finding out more about Direct Payments? Why not join the Calderdale Direct Payments User Group for their next online meeting. …
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    The latest newsletter from Calderdale Council
    Station plans on the right track Plans are on track to improve Halifax Rail Station and the surrounding area, with feedback from a recent consultation being used to shape the project. The £30million-plus project, which is being …
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    Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme
    The Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme is back for the Summer! Free places are available at Summer holiday clubs across the Borough for children aged 5-16 eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Bookings go LIVE on …
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    New Learning Disabilities Walking Group
    Join a new weekly walking group for adults with learning disabilities run by Lead the Way. When: Every Wednesday at 1pm Where: Meeting at the Kings Centre Coffee House, Park Road, Halifax HX1 2TS Share this:TwitterFacebookLike …
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    Safeguarding Week 2022
    Various Calderdale organisations are promoting Safeguarding Week 2022 (20-24 June) to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business. This virtual Safeguarding …
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    Our next Open Meeting: Tuesday 28th June 2022
    Our next Open Meeting will be on Tuesday 28th June 2022. We’d love you to join us for this friendly, sociable get together which is free to attend, includes a free buffet lunch and where you can also claim your travel expenses! …
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    The Great Get Together – Sunday 3 July
    The Great Get-Together Charity Gala is in Crow Wood Park, Sowerby Bridge. We’ll have a stall on the day. Why not pop by and say hello. It runs from 11am till 4pm. More Info: Charity run: 2022 GGT Burner Cake …
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    Queen’s Award For Disability Support Calderdale
    Disability Support Calderdale have received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The charity will receive a glass crystal award, a framed certificate personally signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 and an invitation for …
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    Inclusion North Meeting: Reaching out to LD Families
    Inclusion North are hosting a zoom meeting about Reaching out to Families on Friday 17th June 10:30am-12pm for family carers supporting relatives with a learning disability, autistic people and neurodiversity. For further info …
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    Video: Jubilee Garden Party
    He’s a short video we shot at our Jubilee Garden Party last week – we hope everyone who attended enjoyed the day as much as we did! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZK4KpwY1GI Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like …
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    Performing Arts Course for people with learning disabilities/autism
    Mind the Gap’s industry leading Academy training is coming to Calderdale from October 2022. They are running a new one day per week performing arts course for people with learning disabilities and/or autism over the age of 18 at …
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    Dance For Wellbeing – Accessible Movement & Stretch
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    Calderdale All Ability Fun Kurling
    Venue: Heath United Reform Church, Free School Lane, Halifax HX3 0DW – fully accessible. On the 574 and 577 bus routes. More Info: 07966038926 / disabilityroadmap@gmail.com When: Mondays 11am – 1pm (excluding Bank …
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    Flower & Music Festival Halifax Minster
    Here’s a busy 5 days at the Halifax Minster, celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
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    Money, benefits and financial support
    Calderdale Council have a really useful page on their website looking at money, benefits and financial support. Dealing with money related matters can be off-putting, but there is lots of support for you. Visit the …
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    Dress Up and Dance through the Decades
    Carers Wellbeing Service would like to invite carers (and the person(s) they care for) to dress from their favourite decade and join them for an afternoon of singing and dancing to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, Carers Week …
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    Calder Crocs mixed ability racketball team
    Calder Crocs is the UK’s first mixed ability racketball team. Their first session will be taking place at the Old Crossleyans squash club on the 25th of June. http://www.facebook.com/caldercommunitysquash
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    Cycle for Health Sessions
    Start Date: Saturday 28th May Where: Springs Hall Athletics Track, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, HX3 0AA Time: 14:00 – 16:00 Cycle for Health is delivered over 12 weeks and free to access. Delivered as a 2 hour session, once per …
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    Active Calderdale Survey
    Active Calderdale are gathering information on physical activity habits, and opinions on how the local area can influence people to be more active. They’ll use this information to make sure that their work targets the people who …
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    Scope – places available on employment training courses
    Disability charity Scope have free places available on the next Starting Line pre-employment training courses. They have both online and face to face courses that will be delivered in Leeds and Manchester (venues tbc but likely …
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    Calderdale NHS Covid-19 Update
    Calderdale NHS are still encouraging everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves and others from coronavirus. Latest data for Calderdale, up to 5th May 2022: 427, 937 Vaccinations …
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    Arts & Craft For Adults With Learning Disabilities
    Vi Cruz is running Arts & Craft For Adults With Learning Disabilities at Todmorden College. Learn about ART and how to make it – including painting, paper mache, printmaking and origami. Feel proud of your achievements. …
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    New Healthwatch Videos: How To Get More From Your Pharmacy
    Healthwatch Kirklees & Healthwatch Calderdale have released a small series of videos aimed at helping local people to get the most out of their pharmacies. The videos each address a different subject and help explain the …
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    Our Jubilee Garden Party
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    Video: The Impact of Covid in Calderdale
    Jess March from Calderdale’s public health dept and Lucy Bradwell the communications manager from Calderdale Council spoke at our April 2022 Open Meeting . They were looking to find out people’s thoughts on Covid and the …
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    Access for all at Calderdale sports centres
    Calderdale Council is introducing changes to its car parks at Todmorden Sports Centre and Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, to ensure that disabled parking spaces are used correctly. As an inclusive organisation, the …
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    Celebrating the Jubilee – Calderdale Events
    Information from Calderdale Council on the Jubilee Calderdale is gearing up to make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee an occasion to remember for years to come. Communities across the borough will come together to celebrate 70 years …
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    Healthy Minds Events & Sessions April – June
    Healthy Minds runs free groups and activities across Calderdale to help you feel well. Contact your local R&S Worker listed in the programme below to book or enquire about a group or activity, or call their main line: 01422 …
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    Calderdale: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Events
    Here are just some of the events and activities in Calderdale to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail Starting in May, this is a specially created, augmented reality, outdoor trail …
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    Making Space – Caring For Carers
    Making Space is the Carers Wellbeing Service for Calderdale Phone 01422369101 Email carers.wsc@makingspace.co.uk Address: Suite 6b Rimani House, 14-16 Hall Street Calderdale, West Yorkshire HX1 5BD Facebook: …
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    Elland – Companionship Café
    Home Instead Calderdale (who provide home care) are teaming up with Morrison’s Supermarket in Elland to host a monthly Companionship Café for older people. Everyone welcome – whether you are alone, with a friend, family …
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    Video: Halifax’s Latest Wheelchair Rugby League Game
    Halifax Wheelchair Rugby League carried on their unbeaten run against North Wales Crusaders on 25 April, coming out as 86 to 52 winners, despite having a slightly reduced playing squad. The win leaves them Top of super league as …
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    Halifax Charity Gala Coming Up!
    Preparations are well underway for the 65th Halifax Charity Gala, happening on 11th of June at Manor Heath Park. Visit https://www.halifaxgala.org.uk/ for updates, information for the public and companies, as well as pictures of …
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    Healthy Minds Events & Sessions April – June
    Healthy Minds runs free groups and activities across Calderdale to help you feel well. Contact your local R&S Worker listed in the programme below to book or enquire about a group or activity, or call their main line: 01422 …
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    Lead the Way’s Spring Newsletter & Activity Pack
    Lead the Way have published a Spring Newsletter and Activity Pack, full of fun things to do. Why not download a copy: Lead The Way Spring Newsletter Activity Pack Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
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    Halifax Bus Station – Easy Read Guide
    Halifax Bus Station is being redeveloped in order to provide improved facilities and higher levels of comfort. The latest temporary re-arrangement of services at the site of the bus station and in Halifax centre was in late …
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    Squash: Mixed Ability Open Day
    Calderdale Community Squash will be hosting another mixed ability open day at the Old Crossleyans club on the 27th of April. Details are in the flyer below and there’s also a video from the last one below (if you’re a …
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    Police: Sign Up To West Yorkshire Community Alert
    West Yorkshire Police has launched a new and updated version of the messenger system “West Yorkshire Community Alert“. To sign up, please visit: www.wypcommunityalert.co.uk Community Alert is a system West Yorkshire …
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    Gardening For Young Adults With Learning Disabilities
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    Energy Cost Rebate
    A £150 rebate will soon be available to help eligible residents with rising energy costs. If you pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit you’ll receive it automatically within 10 working days of your first instalment being …
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    Accessible Calderdale
    Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum Are you interested in the countryside and getting around on accessible transport? Do you like to meet others with the same interests and get out and about with others? Accessible …
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    West Yorkshire Trading Standards – How They Can Help
    The Role of West Yorkshire Trading Standards They work with consumers to prevent them from becoming victims, with businesses to help them comply with good practice and with partners to put funds back into communities. For a full …
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    Calderdale’s flooding website re-launched
    The new Eye on Calderdale website, which provides information to support those vulnerable to flooding, is now live! The redeveloped website has a new look and improved functionality to make it easier to access and find the …
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    Are You Registered To Vote?
    Local Government Elections are coming up on Thursday 5th May 2022. If you are already registered to vote at your current address you don’t need to register again. Anyone who needs to register can do so quickly and easily online …
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    Changing Places – Big Funding Boost
    Changing Places, who provide accessible toilet facilities have received a big funding boost. £23.5m worth of funding has been allocated across 191 councils and that will see 513 new Changing Places toilets installed across …
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    Upcoming Square Chapel Entertainments
    There’s a great line-up of entertainment at Halifax’s Square Chapel in the coming weeks – to see the full line up and book, please visit their website. Meanwhile, here are a few highlights: Martin Offiah 31st …
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    Making Good Choices To Help The NHS
    Winter sees all our health services under a lot of pressure. To help the NHS, we all need to know which service is best suited to our medical needs. On this page you’ll find a quick and easy to use guide to help you. Self Care At …
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    FREE activities for deaf young people
    There’s an exciting programme of FREE activities from Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers (DEX) for deaf young people in West Yorkshire who are between the ages of 11 and 17. It’s incredibly important for deaf young people’s …
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    Police and Crime Plan Launched
    The Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin has Launched Her First Police and Crime Plan. Download the Report Here  A video about the plan, the Voice of West Yorkshire Document and the Needs Assessment can be found here: The Police …
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    Guide: Choosing the NHS service you need
    Winter sees all our health services under a lot of pressure. To help the NHS, we all need to know which service is best suited to our medical needs. On this page you’ll find a quick and easy to use guide to help you. Self Care At …
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    Mixed Ability Racketball Sessions – 13 March
    Mixed Ability Racketball is fully inclusive and includes people of all abilities and those who are new to sport and there’s a free drop-in taster session on Sunday 13th March at 1pm at Old Crossleyans’ Squash Club …
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    Making Space Easter Coffee Morning
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    Halifax Bus Station Update
    Halifax Bus Station is being redeveloped in order to provide improved facilities and higher levels of comfort. Below is a guide to help you identify where your bus will depart of arrive during the third phase of the building …
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    Calderdale Council Newsletter
    Statement from Cllr Tim Swift on the crisis in Ukraine Our Leader, Cllr Tim Swift has shared a message of support for Ukrainians around the world. The thoughts and prayers of everyone here in Calderdale are with Ukrainians. …
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    Making Good Choices To Help The NHS
    Winter sees all our health services under a lot of pressure. To help the NHS, we all need to know which service is best suited to our medical needs. On this page you’ll find a quick and easy to use guide to help you. Self Care At …
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    How To Report Dog Fouling
    Unfortunately there are some dog owners who act irresponsibly and do not clean up after their dog. You can assist the Council by reporting offenders to Environmental Health by going online – this is the quickest and easiest way …
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    Open Meeting Video – Who Wants To Be An NHS Millionaire?
    Here is a video we shot at our Open Meeting on Tuesday 22 February. We’re working with the local NHS services to help them with their “Winter Messaging” campaign. The aim of the campaign is to help people select …
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    Changes To Halifax Bus Station Services – Late February
    Services at Halifax Bus Station are set to change from later this month (February) as work progresses on a new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with …
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    Healthy Minds Wednesday Drop-in is back – by appointment
    The Healthy Minds Drop-in sessions are back. These sessions are an opportunity to get help, support, or to chat to us and find out more about our services. To stay as safe as possible, the drop-in will be by appointment only. …
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    Be Here Now: weekly creative arts group
    Be Here Now is a creative arts group which combines a gentle mix of dancing, painting, poetry, song and conversation. They are a friendly, welcoming group that loves to try new things. Feel positive and uplifted Exercise your …
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    Inclusive Dance Workshop
    Time Out Calderdale and Curious Motion come to the Orange Box in Halifax to introduce you to dance through fun sequences and activities with time to create your own ideas and find out how you like to move.   This workshop is …
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    Halifax’s New Leisure Centre To Complete By 2024
    Following the approval of plans to build a new, state of the art sport and fitness facility on the site of North Bridge Leisure Centre, the centre will be closing on 6 March 2022 to allow work to commence, with completion of the …
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    Guide: Choosing the NHS service you need
    Winter sees all our health services under a lot of pressure. To help the NHS, we all need to know which service is best suited to our medical needs. On this page you’ll find a quick and easy to use guide to help you. Self Care At …
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    Video: Focus Group work looking at signage & navigation at Calderdale Royal Hospital
    Disability Partnership Calderdale’s development worker Julie Stott has been working with Halifax Society for the Blind and the Hospital Managers to look at various aspects of Calderdale Royal Hospital from  the perspective …
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    Halifax Bus Station – Accessibility Workshop Report
    This is the report (Read Full Report Here) from the most recent Accessibility Workshop, looking at the development of the new Halifax Bus Station. The purpose of the workshop was to update accessibility groups in the Halifax area …
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    “Big” Sculptures By Sophie Ryder At The Piece Hall
    The Piece Hall courtyard will host a UK first when a selection of sculptures by world renowned artist Sophie Ryder go on display in Halifax from 19 February. The five pieces will include the 4.5m high ‘Dancing Hares’, which has …
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    Calderdale museums – what’s on
    Smith Art Gallery The Grand Tour10 January – 25 June 2022This exhibition will take you on a Grand Tour of Europe through some of the incredible paintings in our collection. The Grand Tour was a period of foreign travel …
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    Look Out – Halifax Society for the Blind Newsletter
    Below you’ll find the latest newsletter from Halifax Society for the Blind, downloadable in three formats. Here’s their intro, which gives you a good idea of what’s inside: We hope this newsletter finds you …
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    Modern facility supports adults with disabilities in Elland
    A new, modern respite care and short breaks centre for people with learning disabilities has opened in Elland. The former Westgarth children’s home has undergone major refurbishment works providing much improved accommodation for …
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    Calderdale Council’s Monthly Newsletter
    A robust and balanced budget Protecting communities and supporting businesses through the pandemic, building a strong recovery, and ensuring the Council maintains financial stability are the priorities for the Cabinet’s budget …
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    Family Voice Calderdale Respond to the Calderdale Transport Policy Consultation.
    Family Voice Calderdale response to the Calderdale Council Post 16 Transport Policy 2022-2023 Consultation. Executive Summary Family Voice Calderdale is a project of Unique Ways, a small local charity that supports families with …
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    Reporting Pavement Obstructions
    If you encounter obstructions on pavements in Calderdale and wish to report them, these are your options: Vehicles Obstructions caused by parked vehicles should be reported to the police on their non-emergency number by …
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    Easy Options To Join Council’s Sports Service
    Calderdale Council’s sports service has launched its new membership campaign for 2022, with flexible joining options to suit everybody. As well as annual one-off payment options, membership options launched for the new year …
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    Yorkshire Water // How can Yorkshire Water help me?
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    what’s On At Square Chapel
    In need of a great night out? Halifax’s Square chapel has got an exciting line up of events that deserve to be enjoyed with friends! Take a look at their full What’s On guide here Share this:TwitterFacebookLike …
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    Beechwood Road Library, Illingworth, Re-Opens
      Beechwood Road Library in Illingworth has reopened following extensive repair work. The work has involved major upgrades to both the interior and exterior of the building and improvements to its energy efficiency. Facilities …
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    Calderdale Winter Support Directory 2021/22
    This directory is full of information about the diverse range of help and services available from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector that can support you to have a safe, supported Winter. Find help on: …
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    New Year Support – Mental Health, Money & More
    Here are a few suggestions of where to get help should you have problems as 2022 gets underway. Adults can find support for mental health at South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust (SWYFT) an organisation which …
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    Help Alison’s Fund-Raising Swim
    Halifax’s Alison Schofield is aiming to raise £3000 to purchase an appropriate basketball wheelchair. She wants to continue to be able to play the sports she loves, improving her pain and stamina which she lives with daily …
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    Covid-19: Omicron and doing the right things to stay safe
    Omicron – what do we need to do? It is becoming clear that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads more quickly than previous strains. In some parts of the country the number of Omicron cases is doubling in two days, and it …
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    Halifax Bus Station Redevelopment Update
    This is the latest information from the Metro website as of 10 December 2021. It gives details of which bus routes are currently affected by the building work at Halifax Bus Station. For these routes, it lists the current …
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    Upcoming Calderdale Heritage Walks – Some Wheelchair Accessible
    Here’s the latest newsletter from Calderdale Heritage Walks, which includes all their upcoming walks, some of which are WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE After all of the Covid related problems over the past 2 years and following on …
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    Free Christmas Lunches for the elderly
    Angelcare Residential Living based in West Vale are offering up to 100 free Christmas Lunches for the elderly, who would otherwise go without this year. The free lunches will be delivered between the 23rd & 24th of December. …
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    Save Up to £250 With Energy Saving Tips
    Here are some easy to achieve energy efficiency measures that, combined, could save you hundreds of pounds per year. Our friends at Citizens Advice Calderdale compiled this list and kindly shared it with us: Understand your …
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    Calderdale Covid-19 Updates
    Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale These clinics are subject to demand and deliver vaccinations on a first-come first-served basis. Booster jabs are not available at these walk-in clinics. Find a clinic near you Living …
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    Free Festive Parking in Calderdale
    Free festive parking is back again in Calderdale. This is an initiative from Calderdale Council to help those doing their Christmas shopping in the Town Centres. Shoppers in Calderdale will be able to park for free on Saturdays …
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    Short Walks With Midday Me Time
    If you fancy a short walk, Midday Me Time is for you – it’s a series of regular walks at the same place, same time every week. Simply turn up and enjoy the walk Savile Park Moor, Halifax – Wednesdays at …
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    Over £200 million of investment is coming to Halifax
    Over £200 million of investment is coming to Halifax, and the Council is putting it to work already! This investment will help to transform the town for future generations and support our economic recovery from COVID-19. It’s an …
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    Halifax Pantomime – Relaxed and Signed Performances
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGuj-wUM0J4 This Christmas, The Victoria Theatre Halifax is putting on the biggest panto of them all, the fabulous Jack and the Beanstalk. It will run from Saturday 11 December 21 – Sunday 2 …
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    Community Transport Calderdale Nov & Dec Trips
    Community Transport Calderdale have planned the following day trips in the next few weeks: White Rose Shopping Centre – Saturday 20th Nov. Tong Garden Centre – Saturday 4th Dec Cost is £10 per person Pick Up Points: …
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    Movement & Dance With Curious Motion
    It’s been a busy Autumn at Curious Motion! Their classes are back in motion in Elland, including new offerings and new people! Read on for ways to stay connected and keep moving through the colder months. November …
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    Calderdale Museums: Craft Fairs are Returning for 2021!
    This is the November newsletter from Calderdale’s Museums Service: Shibden Hall Winter Craft Fair The hall will reopen especially for the weekend and host a selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for …
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    Our Hate Crime “Webinar” 11 November
    Here’s a reminder that we at Disability Partnership Calderdale will be running a webinar to talk about hate crime and how it can be dealt with. The Hate Crime Champions Training is for anyone who would like to learn more …
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    Piece Hall Events – November & December
    This Saturday 6 November 11am to 5pm see Halifax’s Piece Hall (visit http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk) hosting Light Up Lives for Diwali, a free event where the Courtyard will be alive with traditional Indian music and dance, …
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    Healthy Minds – Dozens Of Free Groups & Activities
    Please find a variety of free groups and activities across Calderdale to help you feel well, from Healthy Minds. Whether you need emotional support, information, resources or relaxing activities, they can help you find the right …
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    Direct Payments Support Group
    Do you, or your child get Direct Payments for your care and support from Calderdale Council? Or are you interested in getting a Direct Payment? Would you like to connect with other Direct Payment users, to share information and …
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    Changes To Cashless Parking Payments In Calderdale
    A borough-wide system for cashless parking payments in Calderdale will be introduced from early November. However, the Council have confirmed that those wishing to pay with cash will still be able to do so, and blue badge and …