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Free Advice Surgery

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Free Advice Session for Not for Profit Organisations & Voluntary & Community Groups, Tuesday 17th June, 10.00-14.00, Mytholmroyd Community Centre   Sector Support Calderdale is holding a free advice session where you can get support on a wide range of issues affecting your group or organisation, including:

  • Setting up a new organisation
  • Governance & legal structures
  • Business & project planning
  • Funding sources & bid writing
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • Community Asset Transfer

Also if you have recently been turned down for a CMBC Small Grant we can review the feedback with you and help you to improve future applications.   For further details, or to book a place, please contact: Jo Budgen, 01422 345174/ 07791 060614, jo@nbforum.org.uk     Venue: Mytholmroyd Community & Leisure Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5AF


Changes to bus services – have your say

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Volunteers’ Week Roadshow

Volunteers week 2014

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place on 1-7 June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. In Calderdale the Volunteer Centre has organised a ‘Volunteering Roadshow’ with promotional stalls at a number of locations across the Borough. On Monday/Tuesday 2nd/3rd June 10-3.30pm it will have a promotional stall next to Marks & Spencer in The Woolshops, Halifax. To find out more about the volunteer opportunities available locally (over 500) head to our stalls on these dates. Chat to our friendly staff and pick up your free guide to volunteering in Calderdale.

The roadshow is at Elland Market on 6th June (10-2pm) and Todmorden Market on Thursday 12th June 830-230pm


Contact Steve Blackman – 01422 356758 / steveb@nbforum.org.uk for further details


Neighbours Day – reminder

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Goings on at the Old Library Cornholme






There’s two great events planned for June – hope to see you there! 

Cornholme & Portsmouth Open Gardens Day 15th June 12:00 until 5:00
The Open Gardens Day has 16 gardens/plots/growing spaces open to view this year... Some people  have entered  again for the  2nd year running so it will be interesting to revisit them a year on….There’s  some really  interesting new ones as well   including a market garden and a   hillside garden designed along Himalayan hill farming lines. There will be refreshments at The Old Library where you can pick up a map of where the gardens are and also pick up some bargain plants from the plant stall, chat with other gardeners and swap hints and tips.

COMMUNICYCLE June 28th Portsmouth Rec 12:00 til 8:00 

Fantastical Family event to be held on Portsmouth Recreation ground, for all the community – there will be local acts, food , face painting, stalls and games. There will be bike time trials and expert bike know how from Dirt Trax. It’s going to be a fabulous day, so put it in the diary.

Dementia Awareness Week May 19th – 23rd.

Please share this and pass on to highlight the benefits that creativity can have, for those living with dementia; and support the Alzheimer’s market place events in Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Friday morning and at the Maurice Jagger centre on Friday afternoon.

What does dementia mean to you postcard VDG Creativity

Trustees speed matching 2014


This event is aimed at organisations who are looking to recruit trustees with a business background however, if you have other volunteer roles in mind you are welcome to promote these too. NB: Booking is essentialTrustee

Unfamiliar with speed matching? Here’s how it works:
The idea is simple: you bring around 20 new business volunteers into contact with the same number of organisations in a fun environment. They have a limited time with each organisation & move on at a signal to the next. Both organisations & volunteers keep score sheets & matching of “yes” & “maybe” scores occurs afterwards.
The essential ingredients are:

  • 20 or so well-prepared speed matching organisations
  • Same number of labelled dating tables in a spacious venue
  • An equal number of volunteer business “daters”
  • Timekeeper with a loud voice & an even louder whistle (or plastic sax)
    Lots of coffee!

Further details regarding the event will be emailed out to those who express an interest in booking. It takes place on Thursday 15th May, 530pm at Lloyds Banking Group, Halifax. We will provide a, tea, coffee, biscuits and lots of potential volunteers eager to meet you. If you would like to register an interest in this event please email steveb@nbforum.org.uk


Job opportunity – Handmade parade




Handmade Parade CIC General Manager/Fundraiser
Handmade Parade brings artists into communities to create parades, festivals and stunning celebrations. Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire we produce the annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade and the Todmorden Lamplighter Festival and have created bespoke parades and participatory events for Yorkshire Festival, Incredible Edible Todmorden, Skipton International Puppet Festival and the Rochdale Canal Festival. Please visit  http://handmadeparade.co.uk for more information.
We are in the process of growing from one major event a year to a year-round organisation and are seeking a general manager to help us establish and maintain a sustainable platform to facilitate that grow.
Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, motivated and well-organised individual to take on the job of Handmade Parade General Manager. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, reliable, an excellent communicator and has a good understanding of arts management and fundraising.
The General Manager will work closely with the Artistic Director, Event Producer(s), Volunteer Coordinator and report to the Board of Directors.
Key Responsibilities include:
            • Working with Handmade Parade team to develop partnerships and income-generating opportunities
            • Help create and action a long-term plan to sustainably grow the organisation
            • Create and maintain budgets with Artistic Director and Event Producer(s)
           • Fundraising: researching, applying for and administrating grants and other income-generating opportunities
            • Banking and Accounting
            • Overseeing year-round running of the organisation
The applicant should be experienced in arts management and/or managing a creative business and have a proven track record of fundraising and revenue development. This position is part-time, 2 days per week.
This is initially a 3-month paid position to be reviewed with the possibility of becoming a permanent position.
Applications due: April 25, 2014 Interviews will be held on May 9 Position to start the week of June 16, 2014 
Please email andrew@handmadeparade.co.uk for a complete Job Description.



Multi-agency event at Cornholme Old Library


Calderdale Carers – Christmas Felicitations!

December 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Calderdale Carers special Christmas carer’s event will take place on December 18th

There will be lunch, music, carol singing plus much more to begin the festive season…

Carers, Cared for’s and Former Carers are all welcome to join us!

Booking Essential to book please call 01422 369101

Wednesday December 18th at St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Calderdale Carers Project, Carers Support Group Christmas sessions


Calderdale Carers Project, Rimani House, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD

12:30 – 14:30 3rd December and 7th January

Lower Valley Group:

Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AF

13:30 – 15:30 5th December

Todmorden Group:

Todmorden Health Centre, Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 5RN

11:00 – 13:00 10th December and 14th January

Asian Carers Group (women only):

Calderdale Carers Project, Rimani House, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD

10:30 – 12:30 17th December and 21st January

Sowerby Bridge:

St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

13:00 – 15:00 18th December and 15th January


Get in the mood for Christmas at Square Centre for the Arts

Square Choir Xmas Poster 13 copy

Electric blanket safey check


Age%20UK%20Calderdale%20and%20Kirklees%20Logo%20RGBElectric blanket testing day
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are hosting an electric blanket testing day on Tuesday 12th November at the Age UK Choices Centre in Woolshops, 9.30am-12.30pm.
We are expecting a large number of blankets so booking is essential – call 01422 399830 to book your test. Then bring your blanket in and if it fails the safety test, we will replace it free of charge with a similar one of the same size.
At our last session 80% of the blankets tested failed the safety check!
Unsafe blankets are a potential fire risk and West Yorkshire Fire Service will be on hand to offer home fire safety advice.

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Go MAD in the Calder Valley – Making and Doing Event

Here are some MAD events for the Calder Valley – for full details, including any prices, about these and more please consult festival website www.southpennines.co.uk.
Saturday, October 5
Hebden Bridge
Meet the Maker at The Town Hall, St George’s Street, with Made In The Valley, 07944352913, 11am to 4pm; Crafty Crochet at Ribbon Circus, Albert Street, 01422 847803, 10am to 5pm; Soft Circuit Workshop at the Alternative Technology Centre, Hebble End Mill, 01422 842121, 1pm to 4pm; Open Studio at Brooklyn Studio, Unit 3 – 38 Hangingroyd Lane, 11am to 5pm; Making Monsters at Word of Mouth, Hangingroyd Lane. Record-breaking Bunting at the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, 11am to 3pm, for the 2014 Tour De France Grand Depart; Out and About Sketching Walk from the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, 10.30am to 4.30pm, charge and advanced booking esential, call Sally Darlington on 01422 844450; Mad Hatter at Heart Gallery, 4a Market Street, 01422 845845, 10.30am to 4.30pm; Meet the Milliner at Hat Therapy, 56 Market Street, 01422 845717, 11am to 5pm; Beading with Billie at B Beads, Hangingroyd Road, 07715 560816, 10am to 5pm.
Textile Hub at Cheeky Sew and Sew, 22 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, 01706 816181, 10am to 4pm, including Make a ‘Bag for Life’ workshop, an Upcycling Workshop, and a free spinning demonstration; felt-making at Water Street Gallery, 25 Water Street, 01706 839714, 10am to 4pm; Paintings at Platform One Gallery, Todmorden Railway Station, 11am to 4pm; Still Life at Tod Studios, Stansfield Road, 11am to 4pm, pre-booking is advisable 07717 352104. Sunday, October 6
Hebden Bridge
Meet the Maker at Heart Gallery, 4a Market Street, 01422 845845, noon to 4pm; Open Studio at Brooklyn Studio, Unit 3 – 38 Hangingroyd Lane, 11am – 5pm; Calder Photowalk with Ed Chadwick, starts from Snug Gallery, 58 Market Street, , runs 10.30am to 2.30pm; Record-breaking Bunting at the Birchcliffe Centre, same details as Saturday
Textile Hub at Cheeky Sew and Sew, address details as above, 10am to 4pm, choose from a paid workshop or a drop-in demo or spend the whole day making and doing; felt-making workshops at Water Street Gallery, two half-day sessions in felt-making, from 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm; Paintings at Platform One Gallery, contact details as above, 11am to 4pm; Raku firing workshop at Tod Studios, 11am – 4pm, contact details as above; Upholstery workshop at Tod Studios, 1pm – 4pm.


Jig Jaw at the Trades Club!



Alzheimer’s Society Halifax Roadshow


Sector Support Calderdale launch event – what is resilience?



Sector Support Calderdale launch event – Voluntary and Community Sector showcase



Sector Support Calderdale launch event – Funding with and without Grants



Tea Dance at St Hilda’s


St Hilda’s Church Gibraltar Road Halifax  TEA DANCE on Saturday 29th June from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.  Come along and dance — or just listen to the music. Brian and John have been practising so it should be perfect!!!!!!  Tickets £4 including tea, coffee and biscuits. Bring friends for a lovely afternoon. 
Church building accessible, bus 542 passes the church. Contact Margaret Chapman 01422 250099 or e mail  b_chapman2@sky.com for tickets or further details.