At Warley House Gardens, Stock Lane on Sunday 12 May, 1pm to 5pm. This is the first open day of the year and is in aid of National Gardens Scheme Charities. The gardens are some two and a half acres, including lawned areas, a Japanese type garden and woodland. Refreshments will be available and plant sales. Toilets on site. No dogs allowed other than guide dogs. Admission £3.50, children under 12 free if with adults. More information: www.warleyhousegardens.com
Just a reminder to those who’ve received invitations to our upcoming Neighbourhood Networking Day on the 17th April. Space is limited, so to secure a place, do RSVP as soon as possible and let us know the names of your group’s attendees, and also which workshops they would prefer to attend.
01422 393794 / email@example.com
Here is an invitation from Boothtown Local History Group to participate in their exciting new project looking at memories of Boothtown:
DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OR PICTURES OF BOOTHTOWN HOW IT USED TO BE?
IF YOU WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OUR CELEBRATION DAY TO BE HELD ON THE 2ND OF MARCH AT THE ‘POD’ ON GRANTHAM ROAD PLAYING FIELDS WHERE WE CAN TALK TO YOU AND, IF YOU AGREE, WE CAN RECORD YOUR MEMORIES AND COPY YOUR PHOTOS TO BE USED FOR OUR LOCAL HISTORY GROUP AND THE EXHIBITION WE ARE HOPING TO PUT ON IN THE FUTURE.
For further information, contact Akroyd Library.
Winter months have a devastating impact on many older people and that’s why Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees is inviting you to join thousands of others across the UK raising money for Age UK’s Bobble Day on Friday 8th February 2013.
Any money that you raise will help Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees warm up our older people. We help by:
• Providing information guides and tips on how to stay warm in your home
• Providing thermometers, so older people know when to turn on your heating
• Offering benefits checks and advice about winter benefits
• Administering grants to those in need of winter warmth . Click here to find out more.
Wear it Woolly
We are asking everyone to come to work, your local community venue or even school on Friday 8th February dressed in anything woolly. Be it a funny jumper, a sherpa hat or a colourful scarf. Each person pays £2 to take part, helping raise money and awareness. Every woolly item worn will help us Warm Up Calderdale and Kirklees and reach out to even more older people.
Get Bobble Day off to a great start with a Warming Morning. Whether you serve up speciality teas, frothy coffee or hot chocolate with whipped cream, you can ensure your friends and families begin the day with a warm feeling inside. Why stop there? Give your guests home-baked cookies to dunk or serve up bacon butties for breakfast.
Do Bobble Day your own way
There are a whole host of different ways you can help us warm up Britain. So let your imagination run free.
If you would like to get involved contact Judith Churley at Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01484 535994 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: Don’t forget to let Karen know if you are going
Wanted: Husbands, Brothers, sons, Male Friends…….. YOU?
Take part in a sponsored walk in heels for the White Ribbon Campaign who involve men in pledging never to commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence against women.
Starting at The White Swan Hebden Bridge on 24th November at 11.00
Sponsorship and registration forms are available from White Ribbon Campaign 1 New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge.
Telephone: 01422 886545
Registered charity: 1123874
With Halloween and Bonfire night coming up it’s a fun time for young people in the community. However, we need to be considerate to those in the community who may be vulnerable and wish to avoid trick or treaters on Halloween. West Yorkshire Police have created a poster with this in mind. To download poster click here
RIGHT UP YOUR STREET!
Fed up of the rain and the floods? Why not come along to Todmorden
Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square (by the side of the market)
on Thursday 29 November and celebrate the more positive side of
living in the Upper Calder Valley?
“Right Up Your Street” is a free event where you will be able to meet
representatives from over 20 different organisations operating
almost on your own doorstep. You’ll be surprised at the number of
services, social activities and volunteering opportunities there are.
Organisations attending include: Upper Valley District Nursing team,
University of the 3rd Age, HOUR car scheme, Calderdale Council’s Home Energy and Handyperson service, Age Concern, Police, Calderdale Carers Project,, Alzheimers Society and many more. Incredible Edible will not only be encouraging people to grow their own veg but will also be providing free homemade soup for all.
The Official Opening, by the Mayor of Todmorden Councillor Abid Hussain, will take place at 10.00am and the event wills finish at 2.00pm.
Organiser of the event, Judith Guy from Calderdale Carers Project, said
“Why not come along to this free event, enjoy a hot drink and soup,
Have a gossip and pick up loads of useful information.”
Are you interested in Calderdale Planning issues but not sure how to find out what’s going on, or how to make your voice heard?
The Council’s website and on- line planning portal is a mine of information – and offers quick ways to keep up and have your say. You may have read that from October 19 the Council will be consulting local people about its long term Core Strategy . This includes preferred options for how to meet the need to provide 600 new homes a year in Calderdale between now and 2029.
In October and November, the Halifax North and East Team will be holding sessions in local libraries in Halifax North and East to show you how to use the electronic system, including how to find out about planning applications near your home.There will be more news on this later
In the meantime, why not drop into the Beechwood Library Open Day on Saturday 15 September between 10 and 4, where the team can show you how to find out about local planning applications?
Click here to read more about the open day.
The week long festival from 23rd August through until the 31st August has been planned not only to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee but also to celebrate the creative arts in the local community.
The festival in what is hoped to be the first of many such events, will see Brighouse playing host to some high profile and successful performers including The Yorkshire Saxophone Choir and the Ian McMillan Orchestra.
To view the full festival itinerary and to buy tickets, please visit: www.brighousefestival.co.uk.
STROKE AWARENESS DAY
Come and find out more about Stroke Services in your area.
Friday 18th May 2012, 2pm till 4pm
Heath Stroke Club, Manor Drive, Halifax, HX3 0DN
Come and have your blood pressure taken!
For more information, contact Heidi at the Stroke Association on 01484 714147.