Category Archives: Calderdale-wide

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Free talk on the soldiers of undivided India in WW1

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FREE summer art sessions with Healthy Minds

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

These FREE art sessions are for anyone interested in relaxing, exploring their own creativity, meeting up with others and looking at how creativity can enhance our wellbeing.

All sessions will be held at St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge from 1pm to 3pm.

Wednesday 24 June – Midsummer Mandalas
Create your personal mandala or just relax & colour

Wednesday 29 July – Waterside Inspiration
A mindful walk to collect images & ideas (bring your own sketch book, notebook or camera)

Wednesday 26 August – Weaves & Webs
Jewellery & trinkets, wall-hangings & webs

For more information & to book email Dianne at Dianne@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or call 01422 345154.

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Helping you beat scams and doorstep crime

West Yorkshire Trading Standards logoFree workshops for over 55s on scams and doorstep crime

Do you work with older or vulnerable people in Calderdale?

West Yorkshire trading standards are running a new project in West Yorkshire to help people over 55 learn more about scams and doorstep crime.

The free SAFER (Scams and Frauds Education for Residents) workshops for over 55’s will cover topics such as:

  • Doorstep Crime
  • Scams & Frauds
  • Benefits for Older People

The interactive workshops will help those taking part to learn how to protect against fraud, gain confidence in dealing with doorstep callers and receive a toolkit with practical items to use at home. Anyone who attends can also have access to a Debt and Money Advice worker who can provide free confidential advice on debt and money management and help carry out benefits checks. The workshops can be booked for a time and place to suit your team meeting, group or other community activity.
To book a workshop or for more information: Contact Rebecca Finch for more information: E: rfinch@wyjs.org.uk T: 0113 393 9814

Now taking bookings for August 2015 and beyond

Do something different every day for Refugee Week

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Cake and a Cuppa at Heath Stroke Club

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Clean Up Clifton Beck with Calder and Colne Rivers Trust

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

Calder and Colne Rivers Trust will be holding a clean-up Clifton Beck Day on Saturday 25 July 2015, starting with balsam bashing from Shelf to Brighouse and a riverside tidy in Wellhome Park from 10am to 12pm with trained monitors to sample all the becks.

There will be an information tent in Wellholme Park where you can find out more about the work of Calder and Colne Rivers Trust, do some bug identification, and children can enter a bug painting competition as well as enjoy a nature goodie bag.

If you want to help with any of these activities, or you would like to put your name down for monitor training, please get in touch and tell us about your skills by email to talk@calderandcolneriverstrust.org or just turn up and visit the tent on the day.

For information on the Calder and Colne Rivers Trust visit calderandcolneriverstrust.org

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Grants of up to £1000 for community projects

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

community grantsAre you part of a group of residents or a community group who has a burning ambition to get a project off the ground but don’t have the money to make it happen?

If so, we may be able to help fund groups that want to make a difference to their neighbourhoods by giving money from our Community Grants which are considered during the year by our Area Committee Panels.

Pennine Housing has grants of up to £1000 available for local groups to apply for – you don’t have to be a Pennine Housing tenant to apply for one and you can apply at any time throughout the year so why not request an application form today!

To request an application form or for more information please contact one of our Resident Involvement Officers below:

Mohammed Daji – Tel: 01484 824313 – mohammed.daji@togetherhousing.co.uk

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