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Edition 43

Elland Greetland Stainland Holywell Green Sowood West Vale

Christmas Community Events Local shopping guide Kids Puzzle Page Local History




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Eds’ Letter Welcome to our double festive edition of Go Local! This issue we have a local Christmas shopping section showcasing some great local businesses which offer unusual, and often locally sourced, products - some great pressie ideas. And don’t forget to visit the Elland Christmas event on Thurs Dec 9th (see P9 for more details). In the interests of fairness, this month we have a reply from the Elland Morrison’s supporters group putting their point of view (P51). It only remains to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year - we’ll be back at the end of January after a few weeks break! PLEASE KEEP THIS BOOK BY YOUR PHONE & SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Helen & Rachel


Page 4-13 Christmas Shopping Feature including: 4 Why shop locally? 8 Local Christmas gift guide 14 Monthly recipe - Pumpkin Soup 17 Go Local! RSPCA Pet of the month 18&43 Sudoku 25 Zest - design and print 29 Just for kids 36 Horoscopes 37 Eclipse - making a splash 51 The case for Morrisons in Elland 59 Local History - ghost stories 73 Wordsearch 66, 68, 70 & 74 Community News & Events 72& 73 Index of Advertisers/Useful Numbers Sections: Pets Food Business Garden Health & Beauty Leisure Children & Education Home & Trades Community General Motoring

Next deadlines (February edition): Booking - 10th January Final artwork - 14th January Community notices - 12th January (email only)

No part of this magazine may be copied or reproduced without permission of Go Local! All advertisers are independent of Go Local! Content of adverts does not necessarily reflect the views of the editor. All efforts are made to ensure information is correct at the time of going to press however Go Local! do not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies. Copyright “Go Local” Dec 2010 / Feb 2011.



Christmas Shopping Feature Think local, be local, buy local…..this Christmas Christmas can be an extremely stressful and busy time. However, there’s one sure way to beat the stress and the crowds this year and it’s simple. Keep your shopping local!

enthusiasm back into businesses on their doorstep and go from strength to strength.

This Christmas Go Local! sets each and every one of our readers a challenge. If you haven’t shopped locally recently – we’re With cheaper parking options, no setting you a simple goal. Have a look motorways to negotiate and a vast choice of through this month’s issue of Go Local and gifts from a whole host of independent see if you can buy at least 3 Christmas shops – the best Christmas shopping solution presents from one of our featured businesses is literally on your doorstep. – it’ll make all the difference for you – and Over the years, this area has shown its them! strength throughout difficult times – many Perhaps even buy local produce and create shops and businesses have continued to trade a Hamper filled with produce sourced from positively and in some cases the hard times around here - different, unique and a gift have made businesses refocus and to which you can tailor specifically. perhaps even branch out and extend what To give you a little inspiration see our they offer to customers. local Christmas gift guide on page 8 and any It’s thanks to the support from campaigns of the local businesses and events in this such as Totally Locally which have helped us feature from pages 4 to 13. all realise just what’s available throughout our local area. Local, independent shops will always provide something that little bit different – with alternative suppliers, perhaps a free gift wrapping service and real nooks Your local butcher   and crannies to explore. We’re fortunate to in Elland  have a strong community spirit throughout our area and it’s vital that we all continue to Selling quality local meat,  support shops and local initiatives - as their survival and growth will ensure that the next poultry and pies.   generation will instinctively put money and Now taking orders for 


64 Southgate, Elland.     

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Christmas Shopping Feature FOOD - Catering needed? Delicious Hot and Cold buffets with Home Baking at sensible prices. For funerals or Parties. We can help with venue choice. just call Jan on 01422 378867 or 07973 296611

HAMPERS FROM HOME Full of home baking, jams, chutneys and locally sourced YORKSHIRE products. From £20. Free delivery within 5 miles of Stainland or orders over £50. just call Jan on 01422 378867 or 07973 296611

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The Festive Season is here! Hostingley Farm Free Range Bronze and White Turkeys Free Range Geese Orders now being taken. Wide range of desserts, dinner party specials! Located 3/4 mile west of Greetland on the B6114 Saddleworth Road Open Tuesday to Saturday.

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Christmas Shopping Feature Your local Christmas Shopping Guide For antiques & glassware: Barnyard Antiques (P10) For Children- Dondolare & Urchin Kids (Ripponden), Trinkette (Sowerby Bridge) For your Christmas tree: Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm, Tommy Topsoil For your Party Clothes - Daisy Dot, Elland; The Closet, Bollox Boutique & Mademoiselle (Sowerby Bridge) For your bags & acccessories: Dazzlin Diva (Elland); The Closet, Joya, Trinkette (Sowerby Bridge) For foodies: Dobsons sweets (Elland), Far Barsey (Barkisland), Sofra Hampers (P6) For your Christmas meals: Elland Food House, Far Barsey, Goldenham’s rare breed pork, Greenvale, Elland market (Fridays - fish, fruit & veg) For your Christmas flowers: Lupins

For her Christmas undies: Anon (Elland), Brassiere (Hipperholme) For her - gifts and stocking fillers: Chesswas & Dazzlin Diva (Elland), Gallery 339 (Skircoat Green), Joya & Trinkette (Sowerby Bridge) For Jewellery:- Chesswas For teens: Popstar for a day (P10), Drum or Sax Lessons (P6&7)

Lynne and Rebecca wish all  our customers, new and   old, a very Merry   Christmas and a   Happy New Year!  66 Southgate, Elland, HX5 0PS 

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Hand engraved glassware by Beverley Smith-Walsh

An Aladdin’s Cave on your doorstep 07881 661348

Creating art on glass

Trophies Awards Presentations Collectables Corporate gifts

Commission for all occasions Weddings - Births Christenings - Birthdays Anniversaries - Retirements Also stocking locally made crafts (footstools, handmade silver jewellery) and local author’s first book Open: Thur 10.30-8, Fri & Sat 10.30-6, Sun 2-6, available by appointment at all other times

01422 375716

Barnyard Antiques 07860 951211

Add a piece of history to your home & garden Garden ornaments Stone troughs Pottery Cast iron items Farming bygones Collectables

Station Motors, Stainland Road, Holywell Green Parking

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Christmas orders now being taken! Stand pies - order for Xmas!

Now stocking: A selection of pies and high quality cooked meats Freshly baked bread (Thomas’s bakery, Elland) Local free range eggs Just Jenny’s ice-cream Longley farm cream & yoghurts Haigh’s farm fresh milk A range of cheeses Seasonal fruit & vegetables

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Eating Out this Christmas


Monthly Recipe

Pumpkin Soup with Stilton Toast Pumpkins are in abundance at the moment and as the nights draw in - there’s nothing better than comforting soup. Best served in front of a roaring fire with a glass of mulled wine. Serves 4. Preparation time 15 minutes. Cooking time 1 hour.



1 red onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped 1 medium pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2-3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked 2 pints/1 litre vegetable stock 4 thick slices of bread 3oz stilton

1.Heat a thick bottomed pan, add the olive oil, onion and garlic and sweat for 5 minutes. 2. Add the pumpkin and carrots and fry for a further 5 minutes. 3. Put in the rest of the ingredients, pour over the stock and simmer for 40 minutes. 4. When the vegetables are soft, blend in a food processor. 5. Toast the bread then melt the stilton on top. 6. Best served in a big bowl on a cold night.

01422 833584 Wharf Street Sowerby Bridge

Recently refurbished of Sowerby Bridge is …. now serving food. Also available now is our Christmas Menu - just £19.95 for 3 courses. It’s not too late to book your Christmas Party!

New January Menu Come along and enjoy 2 courses for just £11.95 including a bottle of wine per couple

Sunday lunch from £9.95 per person

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Pets & Animals


HIRD & PARTNERS  Veterinary Surgeons

Farm, Equine & Pets  Equine Surgical Facilities  24 Hour Emergency Cover  Consultation by Appointment  Friendly, caring and     Professional Service  Branch Surgeries at    Ripponden & West Vale  Hird & Partners, 52 Oldham Road, Ripponden, HX6 4DP Tel 01422 823312  Ripponden surgery opening times: Mon to Friday 8‐1, 2‐7; Saturday 9‐12.   

Also at 3 Victoria St, West Vale, HX4 8DF. 01422 315610 

and 10‐12 Blackwall, Halifax, HX1 2BE. Pet appointments 01422 354999, Farm & Equine 01422 354106  

Stainland Dog Sitters

DogWatch Service A Regal Manor for Doggy Knights Not a ‘Kennel’, more like a Holiday Camp for dogs Viewing highly recommended CRB’d Contact Paul or Barbara

07929 146 802 363 Stainland Rd Stainland Village HX4 9HF Excellent references available

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Here’s Lightning. . .

Meet ‘well-mannered’ Lightning

Lightning came in to the Centre a year ago as part of a cruelty case. Lightning had been kept in terrible conditions and was severely under weight. He is now looking for a new home and is currently living in foster care with 2 other dogs. Lightning is a very loving dog, he is easy to walk and very well mannered. If you are interested in giving Lightning the retirement home he deserves, please contact the Animal Centre. Lightning qualifies for the EARS Scheme.

Please see: for more details and for other pets who also need a good home or ring 01422


Pets & Animals


New or Restart Vaccination course (2 visits) inc. free health check £36

Dog booster £29 – as low as £23 with our discounts. Cat booster £29 – as low as £23 with our discounts.

Vaccination discounts are available for both existing & new clients. Please ring for details.

FREE - Puppy & Kitten Health checks How to contact us

For an appointment or in an emergency Hx 833960

Opening Hours Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 7.00pm Sat: 8.30am - 6.00pm

How to find us Our clinic is located in Sowerby Bridge at the junction of the A58 and A6026 (Wakefield Rd). We have a private car park plus adjacent on-street parking. 1 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AP. 01422 833960.

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Valley View Dog Grooming For all your dog’s beauty and hairdressing needs Grooming/Trimming Bathing Hand Stripping Nail Clipping “As a fully qualified, insured dog groomer - I can provide all the above services to get your dog looking and feeling great!” Call Tracey for a professional, friendly service on

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Lifestyle & Leisure Ryburn Golf Club

NEW YEAR OFFER! Up to 3 months free membership! Join Ryburn from 1st January 2011 and get membership right up to 31st March 2012 for just 12 months' fee. Full Playing Gentlemen - £495

Ladies & Gentlemen 5 day membership - £340

Apply now or call for more information: 01422 823936 (John, Membership Secretary) 01422 376571 (Raymond, Club Secretary) 01422 831355 (The Clubhouse) Ryburn Golf Club, The Shaw, Norland, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3QP

Can’t Sew? Won’t Sew? or just haven’t got time... Evening dresses or suits need altering for this year’s parties? Repairs & alterations to much loved garments?

I can help! Over 25 years experience of dressmaking. All jobs considered. Please phone Kathleen on

01422 371936

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Lifestyle & Leisure SPRINGHEAD FUNERAL SERVICE Local Independent Funeral Director located at Sowood * Serving Halifax & Huddersfield * Traditional Chapel Of Rest * 24 hour service * Caring, friendly service at your time of need

ÂŁ1,650 Cremation Funeral Plan (Includes Disbursements) Please Contact

01422 327382 for more details.

Ready to deliver your dream wedding Bridal gowns Bridesmaid dresses Evening wear Menswear Proms & Accessories 2011 Evening, Bridal & Prom Dresses - now arriving


Book your menswear for 2011 at 2010 prices! Bring this ad along to qualify offer valid until 31st Jan 2011

Westgate Bridal Studio 6 Westgate Halifax HX1 1DJ

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Business, Financial & Professional Accountancy & Financial Management Services More people than ever are repairing or upgrading instead of buying a new computer… Repair / Upgrade PC/ Laptop Hardware & Software • Rescue Files From Dead PC • Build a New PC to your own Specifications • By the Hour Tuition on Hardware & Software, EBAY Buying/Selling Tuition •

NO REPAIR = NO CHARGE Please call Steve on

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Or 07946 518347 Forest Hill Road, Sowood.

Free Initial Consultation

Our Services include: • Savings & Investment Advice • Pension Advice • Retirement Options • Personal Protection • Group Pensions & Protection • Trusts & Inheritance Tax Advice

Trinity Financial Advisers Ltd Pennine House. Lowfields Close. Lowfields Business Park. Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9DA

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT & BUSINESS ADVISER PERSONAL Sole Trader & Partnerships Self Assessment VAT Business Plans & Start Ups CORPORATE Annual and Management Accounts Corporation Tax Forecasting & Budgets Payroll PLEASE CALL LOUISE FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

07876 738380

01422 373171

email: Dean House Lane, Stainland.

Independent Financial Advice Trinity Financial Advisers Ltd are part of a privately owned insurance broker group based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, which was formed in 1990 but incorporates companies and client relationships established over 40 years. The organisation as a whole has grown rapidly in recent years and in total now employs over 80 people in offices at Northumberland House located in the centre of Huddersfield, an office in Sheffield which opened during 2008, and also at Pennine House in Elland where the Financial Services division is now based.

Tel: 01422 313666 Fax: 01422 374540 Email: Web:

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Business, Financial & Professional No ifs…    No buts….  Just better value Home  Insurance ‐ Guaranteed!    

We guarantee to provide quality  cover AND save money on your   Home Insurance renewal.

Professional advice from ‘real people’.  Established in Yorkshire over 40 years.  We also insure cars, vans, shops, offices, travel, fleets,  taxis, liability, professional indemnity, businesses,   property owners… and much more. 

RYBURNE  BROKERS & CO     Call for a quote on  

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Tel: 0800 567 7462 Mobile: 07800 529303

Church View Offices, Elland Road, Ripponden. Free parking outside office.

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Zest Design & Print - providing printing with a personal touch Local Graphic Designer, Claire Montgomery, started her own design and print company just two weeks after being made redundant. Claire had to make a decision to start the business quickly and realised that opportunities like that don’t come up twice. “I decided the time was right to launch my own print and design company and Zest was born,” Claire said, “I’ve taken on the work from existing print clients and also now have the capability to help all businesses large and small with all their print and design requirements.” The 25 year old from Halifax is supported by The Prince’s Trust and has already completed the Trust’s ‘Explore Enterprise’ course which covers all key areas of starting and running a business.

Now Zest Design & Print is up and running and ready for business whatever shape and size it make take.

Claire of Zest Design & Print

“My aim with Zest was to provide a one stop printing shop for customers - from help with logo design, to a complete print supply solution - we can help supply all sorts of printing no matter how large or small the order is. We pride ourselves on the personal touch we provide and can guarantee we’ll tailor the print solution to fit your timescales and budget,” said Claire.


Business, Financial & Professional SADDLEWORTH BOOKKEEPING COMPANY Specialists in bookkeeping & payroll for small businesses Established 10 years Services include; Bookkeeping VAT returns Wages PAYE

Pls call Linda on 01422 374973 for more information Based in Stainland

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Smith Solicitor LLP


Matrimonial, Wills & Probate, Conveyancing

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GREETLAND CAR SALES • Cars Bought & Sold • Part exchange no problem • All cars checked & cleaned

before delivery

Contact Bob on: 01422 311253 or

07941 364230

Saddleworth Road, Greetland, HX4 8LZ

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Full range of MOT’s for:

• Motorcycles (Class I & II) • Cars (Class IV) • Private Passenger Vehicles & Ambulances • Minibus (Class V) • Private Passenger Vehicles (Class VII).

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Servicing and Repairs by   Qualified Technicians  Petrol ‐ Diesel ‐ LPG / Autogas Sales  MOT’S & Services  Tyres & Exhausts  Free Collection & Delivery   

Specialist Services  LPG Conversions  Air Conditioning Service & Repairs  4 Wheel Alignments  Electronic Fault Diagnostics 

Auto Electricians ‐ Audio/DVD/Alarm Installation  Engine management reconfiguration tuning 

Accident Management Specialists. Insurance Company Approved. 

01422 373127 or mobile 07850 373127 (24 hour recovery)  Saddleworth Road, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8LZ.        E:    Open 7.30am to 6pm Mon to Fri,  8am to 4pm Saturday 

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Merry Christmas from Charlotte and the team at Back to Fitness Physiotherapy! Well it’s that time of year again – dark nights, woolly hats  and freezing cold weather.  You can rest assured that if you  hurt your back whilst shovelling snow or get repetitive  strain from opening all your Christmas presents, Back to  Fitness Physiotherapy is here to help!  We are a private physiotherapy practice intent on offering  the highest level of professional service and clinical care to  our patients.    

At Back To Fitness Physiotherapy we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of   musculoskeletal injuries such as back pain, muscle and tendon injuries and arthritis and  in particular, the rehabilitation of sporting injuries.  We have two clinics, one at Mill Fold  in Ripponden and  the other on the Rochdale Road in Greetland.     

We all know how unsettling pain and discomfort can be. We will treat you quickly and  accurately ‐ we commit to seeing you within 48 hours of initial contact so that you avoid  the long NHS queues.  We are open in between Christmas and New Year so don’t be in  pain, call us on 0800 0751 641 or e‐mail us on

Winter Physio Voucher! £10 off the cost of a Physiotherapy initial assessment at either our Ripponden or Greetland clinic until the end of January 2011. Please mention this Go Local! offer when booking your appointment.

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Whitaker’s introduce Personalised Freeform - a premium Varifocal lens tailored for you with; Real and perfect vision - for all distances and directions of gaze Wider fields of view - in all zones Maximum visual clarity - for detailed viewing High aesthetic value - thin and flat Comfortable vision - throughout the day Eye examinations & Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Full range of Contact Lenses Excellent range of frames

a different kind of optician Professional Family Eyecare Call us to make an appointment on: 01422 372008 (also at Sowerby Bridge and Halifax)

79 Southgate, Elland

Skircoat Green Physiotherapy &

Sports Injury Clinic

Chartered & State Registered Physiotherapist Years of experience working with elite athletes

Current physio at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, formerly of Burnley Football Club

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Neck, Back & Joint Pain Muscular & Ligament Injuries Neurological Conditions Sports Injury Specialist General Orthopaedic Conditions Post Injury & Surgery Rehabilitation

Evening & weekend appointments available Medical insurance approved

Seraj, Darren Gough & South Africa & Yorkshire cricketer, Jack Rudolf in the treatment room at Headingley

Call 01422 250142 or Mob 07909 980707 Roseneath, Greenroyd Avenue, Skircoat Green, Halifax, HX3 0JN

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Spa treatments on your doorstep! GARRU RUFA FISH - NOW AT Creative Beauty!

A beauty treatment which is popular around Europe, Asia and the United States has arrived in Stainland! Tiny Garra Rufa fish, or "doctor fish" are a type of toothless carp that nibble on the dead skin. The feet are exfoliated when immersed in water - the fish swim around the tank and gently suck at the feet and between the toes using suction shaped mouths to remove dead skin. In just 15 minutes they can get rid of three layers of dead skin. Available now for only£10! Fea Open Night Tuesday 30th November 6 till 9pm Simtuorning Hirs Free information on Botox, Fillers & Collagenics… t f A chance to buy some great Christmas gifts plus free fiizz & food! Garom lax Why not try our new Garru Rufa fish pedicure for only £10? 105 y

Look gorgeous this festive season with our great value offers and packages: GET READY TO SPARKLE! Enjoy a mini Manicure, mini Pedicure & Fake Bake spray tan. Sparkle this party season! All for only £25 FAKE BAKE Thursdays & Fridays! Original Fake Bake spray tans in original or extra dark at only £10 on Thurs or Fri HOLLYWOOD LASHES Book a full set of Hollywood lashes for £45 (normal price £55) a saving of £10 BIO SCULPTURE GEL NAILS & TOES Full set of nails & toes for only £45 MINX TOES every Saturday for only £15

And then….. COSY UP in January with our ‘WINTER WARMER’ package Ginger & Orange Synergy Dermalogica Facial Scalp & Shoulder massage Stress Reliever Back Massage Warming Detox Box session. All for only £29.50.

All offers subject to availability & valid until end Jan 2011.

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01422 310983 for an appointment.

1 Kilncroft, Stainland.

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Your Horoscopes FOR DECEMBER * Annabel Burton * Astrologer SAGITTARIUS Once your mind is made up, everything else is easy but you have been faced with almost too many possibilities. Still, it has been important to go through the pro's and cons of each one. What yo decide impacts both your home and professional life and if you have thoughts about finally make your dream a reality this could be the starting point. An important point in your relationship is reached around the time of the Full Moon on the 21st and you reap the benefits of your wise decision making months earlier. Find out more

CAPRICORN Although you are a realist, even you can afford to be cautiously optimistic this month. Events conspire to work in your favour and your personal dreams and wishes are not so far fetched. But then you aren't likely to expect something achievable. Whatever it is that is on your mind is now less of an anxiety although an unexpected turn of events in the first week was not on your agenda! Still, work with what you have and promise yourself to do something that you have either never had the time or money for previously!.Find out more

AQUARIUS Recent events have shown you how circumstances can bring together people who would not normally have met and this is playing out this month. There is time to build long lasting friendships and discover what you can bring to the party too What you always thought of as easy and straightforward turns out to be one of your rare skills and you may be teaching others a thing or two! Travel plans work out better in the first week and into the New Year and the 21st brings a party atmosphere earlier than the main event!.Find out more

PISCES Your expectations are met and then some! This month promises to be a time for moving on and receiving the rewards from past efforts that have seemed a long time coming. It's your intention to go in a particular direction and this is much more certain now. Make the most of Venus in Scorpio, which can bring passion and intensity and make for memorable meetings with the opposite sex. You need to be adaptable too, as situations developing early on require careful handling. The Full Moon on the 21st brings you closer to your family and loved ones who have been out of the picture for a while. Find out more

ARIES This month, yo have come to the end of the year and you are making plans for the next. Your focus is on your goals and future direction so take advantage of current trends to explore possibilities that take you from where you are right now, both in your personal and professional life. Your ruler, Mars, encourages you to strive for the best and around the third week, you get a fortunate link to someone who can be of real help, plus the chance to make new friends over the Christmas period. Find out more

TAURUS This is such a romantic time for you and relationships begun in December can last and grow as you find someone who shares your hopes and dreams. This is also a good time for business partnerships and you are keen to continue with this idea, and put into practice your entrepreneurial skills. It's not until later this month, as the Sun moves into Capricorn, that your focus turns to travel and the possibility of a winter break.

Legal matters are geared in your favour, but expect a few delays in the last week. Find out more

GEMINI While the Sun is in your opposing sign of Sagittarius, this time of year brings issues around relationships to the fore. Not only can you strengthen existing ones, but your mind wanders to the past and previous times in a nostalgic way. You are taking stock of the year and see all its ups and downs but you have a cautious optimism about 2011. The Full Moon is in your sign at the solstice and this is a powerful time to set your goals, dreams and wishes. Find out more

CANCER You are dealing with practical matters early on and there may be a fair amount of rearranging plans and adapting to sudden change in the first week or so. But you are gearing up to celebrate Christmas in a modest but sincere way. The idea of too much fuss doesn't appeal right now, and you are thoughtful and in a reflective mood. The Sun moves into your chart area of relationships in the third week and your current situation moves onto the next level. If there is no one special just yet, your determination to change this sees results early on. Find out more

LEO You are at your most creative and spontaneous this month, and you have the ability to inspire others. You could be planning something completely different for this year's celebrations and while you are happy with tradition to a certain extent, you want to make this a memorable Christmas. On a personal level, new opportunities around your career open doors and you are planning a move at some point soon.. Find out more

VIRGO When you allow a certain amount of flexibility into your plans, then there is the potential for a little bit of synchronicity and happy coincidence to play out. This month, you need to be fairly relaxed about your expectations, since changes may be necessary. Other people are keen to do their bit so you can be less concerned about the outcome of what you have in mind. You are about to enter an important and progressive time, where you can make great strides forward, due to a beneficial and helpful influence. Find out more

LIBRA For the whole of this month, your ruler, Venus, is in insightful and passionate Scorpio. This gives you the edge, particularly when you are dealing with finances and what you do to earn your cash. Expect a bonus or two or the chance to spend wisely and with flair. Your natural creativity can generate funds too. Initially, spend some time making connections and links with other people who have your best interests at heart. Home is wear the heart is later and Christmas times is happiest with your nearest and dearest. Find out more

SCORPIO It feels as though yo have a magic touch and can do no wrong, and to a certain extent this is so for December. Others are attracted to you and you find that money seems to come more easily as well, but then so is your ability to spend it. If you are artistic or creative, then you get new inspiration and the desire to be more commercial in your pursuits. Take note of your instincts, particularly when you meet someone new. All is not as it seems! Make an important decision around the 21st. Find out more

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Eclipse Beauty, based in Ripponden, have just added an additional 200 to their team of beauty therapists….as the new beauticians come in the form of tiny spa fish…….

by side - you can come along and enjoy the pedicure with a friend,” said Heidi, “Taster sessions are available which last just 10 minutes or you can enjoy a longer period of up to 20 minutes in tank followed by a relaxing foot massage.” So how do the Garra Rufa fish help promote healthy feet? Here’s the science bit….. The fish consume dead or infected areas of the skin - leaving the healthy skin to grow. They also release a special enzyme that can help improve skin disorders such as psoriasis. In fact, after the treatment and massage - my skin felt noticeably softer and I felt generally more chilled. As you experience the fish pedicure in the main area of Eclipse - it’s a warm, relaxing environment where you can have a chat or simply sit, relax and read a magazine. Eclipse are also planning on adding to the whole sea experience this month too. Beauty Therapist Bridget told us “We’re introducing a new Lava Shells massage where smooth, warm shells are glided over the body, with varying pressures and techniques to meet your particular needs whilst hydrating and moisturising the skin.”

The Garra Rufa Spa Pedicure is a new beauty craze which is popular amongst the beauty elite and provides a completely organic alternative to a traditional pedicure. Eclipse Beauty have just introduced this brand new treatment after witnessing its huge popularity and success elsewhere in the US and Asia. The fish therapy was discovered by 2 brothers on holiday in Turkey more than 200 years ago - they found the fish were attracted to their legs as they dipped them in hot springs. It was a sensation so enjoyable that they returned to the springs daily and as a result discovered their skin had improved in look and texture. The treatment itself is refreshingly simple. At first your feet are gently spritzed and dried then the moment of truth - placing each foot in with the hungry fish! Initially the sensation is slightly strange as dozens of little mouths (like mini suction pads) swarm around your feet and ankles. You can liken the sensation to placing your feet in a warm bath of gently bubbling water - embracing your feet and ankles with a tingling sensation. After a few seconds - you begin to relax and enjoy the experience and Who needs the Tropics this winter? start to chat away - quickly forgetting that Just get down to Eclipse in Ripponden! you’re being gently nibbled at! “We’re finding that people fall into 2 categories with the Garra Rufa pedicure - either not keen on the thought of an intimate ‘fish experience’ or eagerly throwing off footwear keen to enjoy the benefits” said Heidi Holdsworth, Eclipse Beauty owner. “As the tanks are side


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Your Community News & Issues Does Elland really need one of these? Are you aware of the Morrisons are proposing to build a new store on the site of the present Nu-Swift site in Elland? Last month we gave the

viewpoint against from a local trader, Dave Jackson. This month the supporters group have their right of reply. “In answer to Dave Jackson’s point of view in November Go Local… Why choose Heckmondwike to illustrate the point, why not Brighouse? The simple truth is that it would contradict the argument. Since Tesco opened, Brighouse has become a thriving shopping centre, going from strength to strength. Are Elland’s traders frightened of competition? They would have to lower prices, hold more stock and give shoppers what they want. A new supermarket will create more jobs, it will offer better prices and more choice, something the town has been crying out for, for years. The recession affects us all and we do not want to be tied to the very limited, expensive, few shops in the town. Most families can’t afford to shop in Elland and have to travel to supermarkets outside the town for cheaper prices, and choice, taking trade away from Elland. There may be 3 large supermarkets within a 3 mile radius, but why would you travel 3 miles, when you can travel one, using less petrol and time, not to mention the green issue. Rather than criticise Morrisons, let’s congratulate them for being a forward thinking, successful Yorkshire brand that has taken on the monopoly of the Tesco’s and Asda’s of this world and brought a bit of Yorkshire pride and value to a competitive retail market. As for the specialist shops supported by loyal customers; if the customers are loyal, these traders needn’t worry about the competition a supermarket would offer. You mention individuality and variety - we don’t have this in Elland. If the Nu Swift site is well away from the town centre how will it affect the traders

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who, according to Mr Jackson, provide the personal touch, choice/variety, and willingness to go the extra mile, if this is so, then again these loyal customers will continue to shop there. With reference that the two smaller supermarkets are sufficient for the size of Elland, if they were, then people would not travel from Elland in their droves to Tesco, Asda or Sainsburys as they currently have to in order to get their ‘weekly shop’, they would make all purchases in Elland, which is not the case. By supporting the building of a Morrison’s supermarket you would simply be making the lives of many people living in Elland much easier, not changing their current habits or putting new opportunities their way. Think about the elderly, the mothers with children, the disabled, those without a car, or work out of town and have to shop outside your normal trading hours. As for going the extra mile, we don’t see the traders of Elland doing this by opening in the evenings until late or Saturday afternoons for those who can only shop at these times and we certainly do not see them bringing down their prices, thus promoting healthy competition. Our answer has to be an emphatic yes; we wholeheartedly support the Morrisons scheme.” Gillian Pearson, on behalf of the Morrison Support Group A Public Exhibition is being held on Thursday & Friday 25 & 26 Nov at Bankfield Social Club, Huddersfield Road, Elland. 25 Nov: 12.30pm-8pm, 26 Nov: 9.30 am-3pm

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Your Community A Ghost Story for Christmas


David J Glanfield, Greater Elland Historical Society Unfortunately the explanation for ghost stories to be told at Christmas has been lost in the mists of time. The long winter nights when families huddled around the hearth to keep warm & swap stories before the advent of television? We have a fine tradition for ghost tales within our district so let’s begin:Boggarts – a malevolent household fairy, the kind that loses your reading specs or the remote control. There is a boggart’s chair in front of Ellen Royd (The Clinic) in Westgate. The stone has a smoothed side worn down by the boggart. You can find boggart stones throughout Calderdale and rather curiously there’s a boggart chair in Mytholmroyd situated outside a house named Ellen Royd. Long Wall Mouse – mentioned in Lucy Hamerton’s Olde Eland, a ghostly white mouse known for its quietness that visits Long Wall after dark. It is said that whoever sees the Long Wall Mouse will meet with some misfortune and therefore avoid the area when darkness falls.

bling, and say, “there goes Leathery Coit!”’. Although just outside our boundary the then landlord in the 1990s of the Grey Horse at Halifax Road, Birchencliffe encountered an ‘apparition’ emerging from cellar – said to be former landlady who had killed herself in the 1940s or 50s. (Dalesman October 2010).

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Another apparition has been seen at The Pinfold, Upper Edge. Please take a look at Leathery Coit – our most well-known apparicategory/elland/ for further details & more tion. From Olde Eland ‘It was said that a about ghosts in the Greater Elland area. traveller was once foully murdered in the Recently a photograph was taken inside Elland Fleece Inn, and that the bloodstains still Town Hall before the renovations began. I’m remained where the deed was done; stains not aware of any haunting within the building which no amount of scrubbing or soft soap but the photograph is rather eerie and those could ever obliterate (the staircase has since present, when it was taken, say that they felt a been removed), and that those who dared to cold chill and an uncomfortable presence. You watch may see an awful sight for at midnight can take a peek here (uncertain which days) the doors of the large barn at the top of Westgate (behind the Fleece 20Stories/Town%20Hall%20Cinema.htm . but now demolished) slowly opened without Finally I wouldn’t volunteer to walk up or human agency, and there issued forth a travel- down Gog Hill on a dark evening and that’s ling carriage with headless horses and headless not because of the slippery cobbles. It could coachman, who drove furiously down Dog easily be the setting for a gothic ghost story. Lane (Eastgate) to Old Earth, and thence returned. ‘ A very frightening vision...’the com- Merry Christmas! ing of the spectral vision appears to have been Elland historical society meetings take accompanied by a sudden rush of wind, place the second Weds of the month at however quiet the night, and one can imagine Elland Working Men’s Club, South Lane, how a sleeper, wakened suddenly by a violent Elland at 7.15pm. Next meetings: gust or an unexpected noise, would listen trem- 8th December - Return visit by Ian Clayton. 12th Jan - Members Evening


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Your Christmas Church Events & Notices

Southgate Methodist church Sun 19th Dec 6pm Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols by Candlelight. A traditional service of Readings, Christmas Carols and special music from the Church Choir. Followed by coffee and mince pies. Christmas Eve 6pm Carols for All. An hour of singing your favourite carols . A perfect way to start Christmas celebrations for all the family. Christmas Day 10.30am Family Service. – a celebration of Christmas for all ages. Dean Head, Scammonden Sun 19th 2.30pm Carol service & Christingle. Christmas day 11am.

Greetland & Lindwell Methodist Church: Christmas Fayre at Lindwell Sat 4th December 2pm - 4pm. To be opened by our Sunday School Queen, Miss Fiona Hoyle & entertainment by Greetland School Choir. Stalls (Cakes, Mystery Gift, Christmas

goods, Biscuit Tombola), Raffle & Quiz. Seasonal refreshments available. Christmas Celebration at Greetland Sat 18th Dec 11am - 1pm. Cake stall, Coffee & Mince Pies, lunch available. Come & Sing-along to your favourite Christmas Carols. Two Carol Services at Lindwell Sun 19th Dec: 10.30am & 6.00pm. Outdoor 'Carols on the Green' on Christmas Eve where Milner Lane meets Hoults Lane at 7pm. Christmas Eve 'Midnight Service' Greetland, 11.30pm Christmas Day Service Lindwell 9.30am.

Your Community News & Events Celebrate 50 years of Girls' Brigade in Elland Service at Southgate Methodist Church Elland at 10am Sunday 30 Jan 2011. Decorate a tree at All Saints’ Church, Savile Road, Elland The theme is “Christmas Carols and Songs” Open to all – residents, local businesses and local groups. Friday 3rd Dec 6.30pm official opening & refreshments - admission £5. Sat 4th 10.30-4, Sun 5th 12-4. Admission £2, under 12s free. Plus festive produce, craft stalls and refreshments. Visit Santa in his Grotto: Sat (11-12.30, 1.30-3.30) & Sun (1.303.30pm).

St Patrick’s Primary Elland Cricket, Athletic School, Hullenedge Road, and Bowling Club New Elland is holding its annual Year's Eve Party Christmas Fayre on Sat Come and enjoy a fantastic 4th Dec from 2pm. Come New Year's Eve for just £50 along for an afternoon of pp inc. of drinks & carved fun including traditional buffet. 7pm-1am. crafts, stalls, raffle, Dance to live band followed tombola etc plus the by disco and fireworks to chance to purchase special see in the New Year. For Christmas gifts and tickets - 01422 372682. novelties – and a visit from a very special guest! RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield Refreshments Christmas Open Day available.

& Family Fair!

(at the animal centre next to Sainsbury’s Halifax)

Sun12th December from 12-3pm £1 admission Stalls, games & lots of fun! Please come along & support us.




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Accommodation (local) Cherry Tree Cottages 22 Adult Care Passion for Support 37 Aerials ADI 56 Premier Aerials 58 Sky-Tec Installations 64 Alarms, CCTV and Security Calder Valley Security 63 Halifax Security 61 Antiques Barnyard antiques 10 Architects Cave Architects 44 Architectural Metalwork Northgate Fabrications 44 Audiovisual / TV Jones TV 5 Beauty & Cosmetic Enhancement Brown Sugar 37 Creative Beauty 35 Eclipse 38 Estetica 32 Builders & Property Services Aloha Build 58 API Builders 56 Copley Builders 57 GB Gorst Builders 64 PJW Building Services 67 Shaw Construction 62 Builders merchants Philip Cooper 50 Ryburn Valley Builders Merchants 69 Carpet cleaners M&N 55 Procleanze 54 Zebra 53 Cars - repairs, sales & servicing Feather Diesel Services 30 Lambert Street Garage 30 Moderna MOT’s 31 Sunside Service station 31 Cars - sales Greetland Car Sales 30 Catering Outside catering - Jan 6 Children’s Activities / Dance Jo Jingles 3 Shine Theatre Arts 28 Children’s Clothes & Shoes Dondolare 6 Christmas Trees Ripponden Christmas Tree farm 1 Tommy Topsoil 12&19 Cleaning - interior Cleaner Ovens 52 Park Lea Cleaning 53 Swiftclean 52 White Rose home cleaning 54

Cleaning - exterior Advance Clean 55 Alpine 52 Procleanze 54 Computers & Broadband Cass Technologies 24 PC Fix 23 Counselling Eileen Braben 42 Curtains & Blinds Beau Bows 45 Classic Curtains & Blinds 45 Varley’s Blinds 44 Damp Proofing Protreat 65 Decorators APH 71 Brian Watson 63 Calder Painting 48 Spb Décor 61 Tom Hemingway 67 Dentists Calder House Dental 41 Department Stores Harveys 76 Domestic Appliance Repairs A1 Domestic Appliance Repairs 63 Driving School Accelerate 31 Electricians Ady Electrical 60 One Stop Electrical 50 P. Walker electrical 64 Financial & Business Services The Business Depot 27 Crowthers Accountants 24 Louise Higson Accountancy 23 Saddleworth Bookkeeping 26 Trinity Financial Advisers 23 Fireplaces Energy Innovation 2 Fitness Ladies Exercise Gym Sessions 40 Fitted Kitchens Water Rooms 47 Flooring & Carpets Floors 2 U 61 Floor Décor 62 Priory Hardwoods 46 Florists Lupins 8 Food Suppliers Elland Food House 4 Far Barsey 7 Goldenhams rare breed pork 5 Greenvale 11 Hampers from Jan 6 Lippylicious Cakes 3 Funeral Services Springhead Funeral Service 22 Furniture The Natural Furniture Company 45

Garage Doors 1st Class Garage Door Services 63 The Garage Door Team 57 Gardening, Landscaping & Tree Services Attwater Arboriculture 43 Eden garden services 43 Greetland Garden Service 43 Glassware Beverley Smith-Walsh 10 Hair Salons Foils 40 Linda’s Hair Extensions 32 Handymen / Property Maintenance CT Midgley 50 MB Property Maintenance 62 Gary the Gopher 64 Tom Hemingway 67 Holistic Therapies Holistic Healing Weekends 41 Hypnotherapy 42 Reiki at Little Haven 42 Insurance Brokers NFU Mutual 26 Ryburne Brokers 24 Jewellery & Gifts Chesswas 5 Joiners Alan Mitchell Joinery 61 DJH Joinery 46 Stuart Lumb 67 Laundry & dry cleaning Press and Go 55 Pressing Engagement 65 Lingerie Brassière 12 Anon 7 Locksmiths Calder Property Services 69 In House Securities 71 Mobility Specialist Brook Miller 20 Music Calder Recording Studios 10 Drum Tuition 6 Halifax Sax 7 Opticians Whitakers Opticians 34 Pharmacy Stainland Pharmacy 40 Physiotherapists Back to Fitness 33 Skircoat Green Physiotherapy 34 Plastering Champlast 74 Plumbers & bathrooms Energy Innovation 2 Kennedy Plumbing 58 Stuart Lockwood 56 Waddington gas services 60 Water Rooms 49

Index of Advertisers & Useful Numbers Printing, Signs and Design Artome 28 Zest 25 Private Hire / Taxi / Airport Travel Elland Cars 76 Removals & Storage Gary the Gopher 64 Michael Heaps Ltd. 44 Restaurants & Pubs Ashiana 15 Williams 14 Roofing Acorn Roofing 56 Alpine 60 Crown Roofing Services 71 Sewing & repairs Kathleen Simnet 19 Solicitors Smith Solicitor LLP 28 Sports Clubs Ryburn Golf Club 19 Tiles & Tiling Dickies Tiles 48 Tutoring Study Plus 28 Utility Bills The Utility Warehouse 22 Veterinaries& Pet Services Elland Pet Supplies 17 Hird & Partners Vets 16 Prospect Vets 18 Stable Environment 16 Stainland Dog Sitters 16 Valley View Dog Grooming 18 Wedding Services Westgate Bridal Studio 22

Will writers The Will Service Ltd 26 Window cleaning D&M Cleaning 52 Procleanze 54

Windows supply & repairs Calder Property Services 69 David Norcliffe 67 Everest 75 Thor Homecare 58

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Bus & Train times …….. 0113 245 7676 Calderdale Council…….. 08452456000 Calderdale Royal Hospital …. 357171 Citizens Advice Bureau….. 842848 Crimestoppers…………..0800 555111 Elland Library …………...374472 Gas emergency line……..0800 111 999 Halifax Police Station…..337077 NHS Direct……………..0845 4647 RSPCA Halifax…………. 365628 The Rex………………... 372140 The Samaritans…………01422 349349 Train Tracker…………. 0871 2004950 Victoria Theatre……………. 351158 Yorkshire Electricity…... 0800 375675 Yorkshire Pet Ambulance 0845 6801156 Yorkshire Water………...0845 1242424



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