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XMAS: Christmas Day Lunch, Halifax

Don’t be alone this Christmas!

Holy Trinity & St Jude’s Church in Halifax would like to invite anyone who would otherwise be on their own to join them for Christmas lunch which will served with all the trimmings plus plenty of fun and presents.

Wednesday 25 December from 11.30am
At Holy Trinity & St Jude’s Church, Free School Lane, Halifax,

There is no cost for this event, just reserve your place by calling Samantha Jones on 07760 471652 or by email to

This event was made possible thanks to the staff and pupils at Elland Church of  England School who helped raise funds.

HEALTH: Free Talking Therapy Services

Insight Healthcare Calderdale is an experienced provider of free talking therapy services on behalf of the NHS and are able to help those who are registered with a GP in Calderdale who are aged 18 and over. The service provides a quarterly newsletter with helpful information and the latest updates – Read it online here

FITNESS: Chair Pilates, Rastrick

A Chair Pilates session has been launched at The Space @ Field Lane. Get active and take part in gentle chair fitness exercise in Rastrick. Suitable for all abilities Every Tuesday – 1pm to 2pm At The Space at Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT. Just £3.50 per session – Places limited and booking is essential. Call in at The Space or ring 01484 556924 or by email to

XMAS: Halifax Lights Switch-On

The Big Christmas Light switch on in Halifax

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This year, the Christmas lights switch on will take place at George Square with a whole day of activities across the town to kick start the festive season.

Saturday 23 November 2019 – 11am to 8pm
At Georges Square, Halifax, HX1 1HF

Danny and Rosie from Pulse Radio will be gearing you up for Christmas to the max and Bulsara and His Queenies will be performing – last year they turned the Christmas lights on at Carnaby Street! Put it in your diary!

ACCESS: Free Audits For Volunteer Groups

FREE access audits available to voluntary and community groups

‘Developing Calderdale to become a more accessible and inclusive place for all’

  • VU_logo_web12.pngWould you like to develop your community group venue to become more accessible to people with disabilities?
  • Are you considering re-locating your group and would like to ensure the proposed venue is inclusive and accessible?

Visits Unlimited, a Calderdale-based access organisation have an experienced & skilled auditor who can provide a full access survey and report. Groups will have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Community Foundation for Calderdale to support recommendations for access and inclusion.

The Accessible Calderdale Project can also deliver a FREE half day session in disability awareness to organisations who have received an access audit.

To request an expression of interest form please email or call 07596 707795.

HELP: Ask The Police

Do you have a policing question that needs answering? We’d all prefer to see more Bobbies on the beat, but this is an alternative that does short-cut some key questions.

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Ask the Police is an official police resource that provides Q&A’s to a wide variety of the general public’s most frequently asked policing questions.

Click the link to find out your answer today:

SURVEY: Pennine Heritage

Are you interested in the history and landscape of Calderdale and the South Pennines?

If so then the Pennine Heritage at the Birchcliffe Centre in Hebden Bridge would like to hear from you.  They’re asking for views on how the centre should be used in the future and if you complete their online survey you could be in with a chance to win a mounted print from the Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, an online collection of over 40,000 images.

Click here to take the survey