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Walsden | Cornholme | Todmorden | Hebden Bridge | Mytholmroyd | Luddendenfoot & Surrounding Areas

Diaries

Health

Plan your week with your kids

Coping with growth spurts

Out & About

What’s on:

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Tatton Park

Local events over the coming weeks

Summer ‘18 Issue 61


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Earn money, run your own business and offer a great service for local parents… • • • •

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Welcome

Welcome To

The Summer ‘18 edition of The Scallymag for Todmorden and Hebden Bridge

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fter 60 editions of The Scallymag, that’s 15 years worth of news and reviews for parents in our area, we though a re-vamp was long overdue. We hope you like our new, updated style.

calendar plus a new feature, ‘Being Mum’, where local mum of two, Josie Pritchard, investigates a current issue affecting parents in Britain today. In this issue she’s been investigating phone apps, particularly social media, to flag up some of the concerns parents should know about. Don’t forget our front cover competition (some things we will never change) plus lots of other features and stories. So grab yourself a brew, sit down for a few minutes and enjoy your new-look Scallymag. Have a great Summer everyone!

We still have all the usual regular features; Local news, Out & About, Literacy and Health news and, of course, our indispensible diary pages. We also have some ‘What’s on’ pieces to help you plan your Summer

Congratulations To:

For competition entries, to discuss and book advertising space, ideas for future articles or just to let us know what you think of the magazine, please get in touch by any of the following means: 0 Bankside House, Haugh Road, Todmorden, OL14 6BU 8 hazel@thescallymag.co.uk  07816 321439 R www.thescallymag.co.uk The Scallymag (Todmorden & Hebden Bridge) @ScallymagTod

Finlay Hardy aged 8, of Luddendenfoot, who drew our wonderful front cover picture “Fun in the Sun” He gets a £25 voucher to spend at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge. Many thanks to Bill from Silly Billy’s for judging the competition.

Editor: Hazel Bregazzi Lay-out, Design & Publishing: Bankside House Publishing, Todmorden Distribution: Many thanks to all schools, groups and other businesses which help with the distribution of The Scallymag® Special Thanks: To all advertisers whose contribution ensures the magazine can be distributed Free of Charge Editorial & Advertising: Hazel Bregazzi, 078160321439 Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to ensure that information contained in this magazine is true, accurate and fair, the publisher cannot take any responsibility for events arising from the use of this information. Any statements or opinions given in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher. © The Scallymag® 2018 Nothing may be reproduced without permission




Local News

Inspirational Black-belt Students

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lack belt is not an easy journey but it is a rewarding one which will change your life forever.

After four years of grit, courage, hard work, commitment and dedication, these 4 young people have achieved their first degree black belt and are now in the AEGIS Mastery Programme,

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training hard for their second degree in two years time. Martial arts is not just about physical training; it incorporates mental, emotional and spiritual aspects too. With the AEGIS system you learn how to defend yourself and how to make the most from your life, whatever your age, by applying their laws and strategies.

Funding boost for Luddenden village play area

oung people in Luddenden will soon be able to enjoy an improved play area in the village, thanks to Suez Communities Trust funding.

Calderdale Council will receive over £30,000 from the Trust, which will be used to make improvements to the play area in Luddenden village. The Council worked closely with the local Luddenden Mayor’s Fund on the funding application. The community group also consulted with local children to find out what they wanted to see in their play area. The new equipment set to be installed includes climbing blocks, a new basket swing and spinning bowl as well as educational play panels for younger children. The play items will improve the local outdoor facilities and encourage more children to be active more often, complementing the Council’s Active Calderdale movement. Calderdale Council’s Assistant Director – Neighbourhoods, Andrew Pitts, said:

“It’s great news that residents and visitors to Luddenden will soon be able to enjoy improved facilities at the local play area. “It’s especially important that young people in the village have contributed to the design of the play area, by providing feedback on the type of facilities they would like to see installed.” Gill Radford, Chair Person of the Playground Subcommittee at Luddenden, said: “I am delighted that the grant application has been successful and that SUEZ Communities Trust has made it possible for the village to update its playground.” Marek Gordon, Chairman of SUEZ Communities Trust, added: “SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding awards through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion. We were delighted to be able to offer funding to Calderdale Council.”



SUEZ Communities Trust is an independent funding body set up in 1997 to provide funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. To date SUEZ Communities Trust has supported more than 3,900 projects to a combined value of over £110 million using tax credits donated by SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK (formerly SITA UK). The funding is used to improve vital public recreation facilities such as village halls, community centres, sport, heritage, green spaces and play areas. The Landfill Communities Fund is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling Landfill Operators to contribute money to organisations enrolled with the scheme. Since its inception, in 1996, over £1.4 billion has been spent on more than 53,000 projects across the UK. For information on how to apply for funding from SUEZ Communities Trust call (01934) 524013 or visit www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk


Local News

Maximum fun at Maxwell’s

Food at the College

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axwell’s Fun House in Hollins Mill has recently started a huge expansion programme that will make it an all encompassing family complex in the heart of Walsden. Laura told us all about the plans; “First, our existing customers will be pleased to know that the ball pool and frame is to remain. It has been popular with families since we opened so there is no reason to change it. However, we have recently taken the lease of the unit next door. We are busy knocking through a door between the two and will create a exclusive party area in there, with a dedicated Nerf gun and Laser quest arena.” Further to this, Laura has also taken on the lease of all of the second floor of the mill, with even bigger plans for that space. “Over the past few years this space has been used for many things; snooker hall, bar, function room and gym, to name just a few.” Laura told us. “We are currently stripping everything out so we can see the original building again, then we will split it up into different areas.” Hopefully, in the coming months, there will be a new bar, kitchen and function room installed. There will also be a second ball pool and a large climbing and bouldering venue, part of which will be over two floors. It is hoped the first phase will be completed by the middle of June so check it out, next time you’re passing!

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n February 12th history was made in Todmorden when Calderdale Council agreed that the best option for the future of the College and the town was to hand over the building to Todmorden Learning Centre rather than allow Aldi to develop the site for a bigger supermarket. This made them the first asset transfer to successfully outbid a supermarket.

At the time Emma Leeming, of TLC, said: “It’s been a lot of really hard work to put together a workable plan and we’re over the moon that this hard work has paid off. “We’ll be working with the council to create a facility which nourishes the town and is sustainable - for businesses, for the community and for education.” And so, on 23rd June, the first Food Day will be hosted by Todmorden Community College. The event is being coordinated by Todmorden Food Assembly and is planned to be a day of fun, learning, sharing and creating, all about food. An extravaganza of activities will be there, including tastings, arts activities, storytelling, workshops, demos, discussions and a chance to try your hand at plate spinning and other circus skills. You can wander through the Makers Market full of local produce and goodies, or join in the mass forage and help create a Pay-as-you-Feel dinner. There will also be a chance to hear more about TLC’s plans for the new community-owned College. The event is open between 10am and 5pm and entry is by donation. The event is part of the Incredible Festival of ideas, taking part along the valley between Thursday 21st and Sunday24th June. Visit www.incrediblefestival.org.uk for more information.




What’s On

Hebden’s Handmade Parade

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his year’s Handmade Parade in Hebden Bridge will take place on Sunday 24th June. The parade begins at 11.30 and will be followed by a postparade Picnic in the Park between 12.00 and 3.30.

The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is an annual celebration of creativity and imagination. Two weeks of open workshops involving local artists, families, volunteers, guest artists and amazing street bands start on Saturday 9th June and everyone is invited to take part. The workshops culminate in the spectacular parade event, with up to 1000 people dancing down the streets and around the park of Hebden Bridge, watched by thousands more. Artistic Director, Kerith Ogden says: “The 2018 Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade will be a chance for our community, our artists, and our audience to get really creative and have fun exploring the idea of

Punch In The Park

a travelling fair and circus coming through our town. There’ll be ridiculous rides, surreal sideshows, weird circus, and all the fun of the fair” When the workshop doors open, everyone is invited to go along and create a costume, a parade artwork or giant puppet. You can also get involved in parade classes learning samba, dance and stilt walking. For more information please go to www. handmadeparade.co.uk/hebdenbridge-parade The parade organisers are also looking for volunteers. They tell us it’s a lot of fun and you’re really helping bring excitement to the community. For more information please email, volunteer@ handmadeparade.co.uk

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his Summer, In The Park Productions will be doing some free Punch and Judy shows in various locations around Todmorden. On the first four Wednesday’s in August, that’s 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd, they will perform three free shows per day. The first will be at 10am in Cornholme Park, the second at 12 noon in Centre Vale Park and the final show at 2pm in Walsden Recreational Ground. The exact locations and the wet-



weather alternatives will be announced soon. In The Park Productions are the clever people behind the hugely successful Robin Hood and Alice in Wonderland shows in Centre Vale Park in recent years. For more information check out their website - www. intheparkproductions.co.uk or see them on Facebook.


What’s On

Camel Racing comes to Todmorden

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ollowing the success of last year’s event, Centre Vale Park in Todmorden will once again play host to a traditional country fair, on Saturday 7th July.

This year’s fair follows in the footsteps of an excellent 2017 show, all thanks to the fantastic team of volunteer helpers and the large number of visitors who supported the event. For 2018, the organisers aim to showcase the very best of our local producers alongside unusual and informative displays such as coracles, chainsaw sculptures and sheep sheering (electric and manual). There will be dog shows; you can enter your own dog on the day in lots of different categories, including Best Toothy Grin, Waggiest Tail or Smartest Trick, plus obedience and agility. There will be classic cars and a huge array of food to tempt you. Visitors will be entertained with displays from Sikh Martial Arts, Birds of Prey, Mad About Science and Safari Phil with his exotic creatures. Children will be able to enjoy a donkey ride and the main attraction, not to be missed, will be Joseph’s Camel Racing. In addition to the live displays, the park will host stalls from local and national charity groups, offering lots of interesting information.



There will also be a mid afternoon auction of “No longer used treasures”. Take your stuff along to be auctioned but, if it is impossible for you to bring your item on the day, please contact the phone number below for more information and assistance. Auction proceeds will be going to local charities. The event organisers will be donating to local charities from the proceeds of last year’s country fair. Local charities and independent groups are invited to make their presentation for assessment. All suggestions must be submitted in writing and addressed to Todmorden Country Fair, 48c Halifax Road, Todmorden OL14 5QG. The deadline date is Wednesday 20th June. Successful applicants will be notified and the cheques will be presented at the Fair on Saturday 7th July. Once again, this event is an opportunity for local people to get together and make a truly great day for all the family Tickets are available via local shops or online www. todmordencountryfair.co.uk


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Tatton Park,

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Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN | 01625 374400 | tattonpark.org.uk

his is one of those places that every year, as we drive past the road signs destined for somewhere else, I promise we are going to visit but we never actually manage to make it. So when I was stuck for ideas of where to go for my birthday treat (yes, I have to organise that too), I came up with Tatton Park. My birthday, my decision, my treat, so no one is allowed to complain – that’s the rules in our family!

Tatton Mansion Hall and Park is believed to be one of the UK’s most complete historic estates, spread over 1,000 acres of deer park. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, a neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm, an adventure playground and an essential cluster of tearooms and visitor shops. For nearly 400 years the estate was the property of the Egerton family until 1958 when it was bequeathed to the National Trust. To-day it is financed and maintained by Cheshire East Council. Once the cost-saving picnic was packed, it took under an hour to drive to. Beware, there is a £7.00 entrance and parking fee, however this allows you access to drive around and explore the park. If you want to visit the mansion house and gardens, this is all extra. If you wanted just to go for a (sunny) day out with a picnic and let the children enjoy the adventure play-ground and



wander freely around the beautiful scenic deer park, then this is all that it will cost. In my humble opinion, I think the fee is worth it as it covers so much more than a parking charge! Should you want to visit the other attractions, as we (I) did, then I still found them reasonably priced. A family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) to gain access to the mansion only is £19.00. Tatton Park is big with a number of family attractions, again, in my humble opinion, too much to do in one day. So we were selective and just visited the Mansion House and had a long walk around a small part of the park. It’s worth planning what you want to do and see before you go. That way you can budget your time and your finances! Our visit to the Mansion House was fascinating and even interested the younger members of the Sunderland clan. There is an amazing library, lots of fabulous artwork and stunning damask furnishings


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to wonder at. One of my favourite rooms was the dining room, where a massive table is fully set with a Minton dinner service dating from the mid-19th century. So glad I wasn’t in service then doing the washing up! At the end of the 19th century around 40 indoor servants worked here supervised by a housekeeper and house steward. With Tatton Mansion you get the rare opportunity to visit ‘upstairs and down’ and see the whole of the house, not just selected rooms, so you get a complete experience of what the house was like in its heyday. Guides were present in most of the rooms and were knowl-edgeable and helpful in answering questions. We all really enjoyed the tour around and felt it was well worth the money. After a picnic near the adventure playground (situated near the main car park), we took a lovely amble to explore the park. Deer just wander freely and get unbelievably close.

We were aiming to stroll to a marked viewing point around Tatton Mere, but we never made it, it was too far for those of us with shorter legs. However, definitely worth a visit on another sunny day when we can further explore the number of nature trials that there are dotted around. Sturdy shoes are needed particularly if the weather has not been good as the ground can be uneven and muddy. Taking a pram or buggy would be fine on some of the walks, check out the Trail leaflets for suitable routes first. Toilets are plentiful; baby changing facilities are available and all are of a good standard. We all had a really enjoyable day as there was something for everyone. It is the sort of place you go for a day out every year or so and choose something different to do each time. I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday treat – well done me! By Tracey Sunderland



Photos courtesy of Cheshire East Council & Tatton Park

Photos: Left - Tatton Park Mansion Below - Bridge over the Golden Brook in Tatton Gardens Right Top - Exhibition in the Mansion Kitchens Right Middle - Deer in the Parkland Right Bottom - Flower display in the Gardens


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Diary Pages

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he heart of The Scallymag are the following five, indispensible diary pages.

Pre-school and Playgroups usually offer free sessions for children aged 2 1/2 and over for 15/30 hours per week during term time. Contact them directly for more information. Out of School Clubs are for older children who require care outside normal school hours or during holidays.

Those listed take all children, not just those who attend any associated school. The bottom section shows opening times for places you might like to visit regularly with your child. The centre spread is the Pre-school Diary. White background is for drop-in sessions, shaded background is for bookable activities. All sessions will require an adult to remain with the child at all times. Most activities charge a small fee; all Children’s Centre services are free, with any donations gratefully

received. Please phone ahead before setting out as details can change at any time. The second spread shows the many different activities available for school age children, from Chess to Dancing, Karate to Brass bands! Again, please use the contact details provided to check details before setting out. If you have any new or up-dated information that should be included here, please let us know – contact details are on page 3.

Out of School clubs

8:45 - 11:45 12:25 - 3:25* ages 2 to 5

Tuesday

9:00 - 12:00 12:25 - 3:25* ages 3 & 4

9:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 4:00*

9:00 - 12:00 1.00 - 3.30* ages 2 - 5

9:20 - 3:30* ages 2 to 4

8:45 - 11:45 12:25 - 3:25* ages 2 to 5

Wednesday

9:00 - 12:00 12:25 - 3:25* ages 3 & 4

9:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 4:00*

9:00 - 12:00 1.00 - 3.30* ages 2 - 5

9:20 - 3:30* ages 2 to 4

8:45 - 11:45 12:25 - 3:25* ages 2 to 5

Thursday

9:00 - 12:00 12:25 - 3:25* ages 3 & 4

9:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 4:00*

9:00 - 12:00 1.00 - 3.30* ages 2 - 5

9:20 - 3:30* ages 2 to 4

Friday

9:00 - 12:00 12:25 - 3:25* ages 3 & 4

9:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 4:00*

9:00 - 12:00 1.00 - 3.30* ages 2 - 5

9:20 - 3:30* ages 2 to 4

The Fun Track Out of School Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave. Mytholmroyd 01422 882226

9:20 - 3:30* ages 2 to 4

Heptonstall Out of School Club Heptonstall J, I & N School, Smithwell Lane, Heptonstall 01422 843619

Todmorden CE Nursery Todmorden CE Junior, Infant & Nursery School, Burnley Rd, Todmorden 01706 812019

9:00 - 12:00 1.00 - 3.30* ages 2 - 5

Hebden Royd Out-Of-Schools Club Upper Rooms, St James’ Church, Hebden Royd 01422 842821

Colden Early Years Nursery Colden School Playground, Smithy Lane, Colden, Hebden Bridge 01422 846734

9:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 4:00*

Before & After School Luddenden Dene J,I & N CE School, Dene View, Luddenden Foot Andrea - 07812 905251

Mytholmroyd Playgroup The Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge 01422 882226

9:00 - 12:00 12:25 - 3:25* ages 3 & 4

Space at The Ark The Ark Nursery, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd 01422 882010

The Ark Pre-School Dean Hey Farm, Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd 01422 882010

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Steiner Kindergarten Steiner Kindergarten St. John’s Centre Cragg Vale caldersteiner@gmail.com

Shade School Nursery Knowlwood Road, Todmorden 01706 812913

Pre-schools & Playgroups

9:45 - 1:45 ages 3 to 6

7:00 - 6:30 ages 4 to 14

7:30 - 9:00 2:30 - 6:00

7:45 - 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 4 to 11

7:30 - 9:00 3:30 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

7:30- 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

7:00 - 6:30 ages 4 to 14

7:30 - 9:00 2:30 - 6:00

7:45 - 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 4 to 11

7:30 - 9:00 3:30 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

7:30- 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

9:45 - 1:45 ages 3 to 6

7:00 - 6:30 ages 4 to 14

7:30 - 9:00 2:30 - 6:00

7:45 - 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 4 to 11

7:30 - 9:00 3:30 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

7:30- 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

8:45 - 11:45 12:25 - 3:25* ages 2 to 5

9:45 - 1:45 ages 3 to 6

7:00 - 6:30 ages 4 to 14

7:30 - 9:00 2:30 - 6:00

7:45 - 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 4 to 11

7:30 - 9:00 3:30 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

7:30- 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

8:45 - 11:45 12:25 - 3:25* ages 2 to 5

9:45 - 1:45 ages 3 to 6

7:00 - 6:30 ages 4 to 14

7:30 - 9:00 2:30 - 6:00

7:45 - 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 4 to 11

3:30 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

7:30- 9:00 3:00 - 6:00 ages 3 to 11

9:45 - 1:45 ages 3 to 6

* Lunchtime supervision is also provided for children staying all day, for a small extra charge.

Mytholmroyd Library Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd 01422 883933

Walsden Library Inchfield Road, Walsden 01706 815602

Maxwell’s Fun House Hollins Mill, Rochdale Road, Walsden Todmorden 01706 813166

Upsy Daisy’s Playcentre Moderna Business Park, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd 01422 881717

Jitterbugs Play Centre Riverside Works, Todmorden Road, Littleborough 01706 378123

Soft Play

Todmorden Library Strand, Rochdale Road Todmorden 01706 815600

Library times Hebden Bridge Library Cheetham Street Hebden Bridge 01422 842151

Swim for all Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090

* See Diary Listing for Fun Swim times

Swim

10:00 - 6:30

10:00 - 6:30

2:00 - 4:30

2:00 - 6:00

10:00 - 3:00

9:00 - 6:00

9:30 - 6:00

Monday

9:00 - 12:00 1:30 - 7:00

Tuesday

9:00 - 12:00 1:30 - 3.45 7:00 - 8.15

Wednesday

9:00 - 12:00 1:30 - 7:00

10:00 - 5:00

Thursday

9:00 - 12:00 1:30 - 9.00

10:00 - 6:30

Friday

9:00 - 12:00 1:30 - 7:00 8.00 - 9.00

10:00 - 5:00

10:00 - 6:30

1:30 - 6:30

Saturday

9:00 - 1:30 3.00 - 6:30

10:00 - 4:00

10:00 - 4:00

10:00 - 12:00

sunday

9:00 - 12.45 2.30 - 4.00

10:00 - 5:00

10:00 - 5:00

10:00 - 3:00

9:00 - 6:00

9:30 - 6:00

9:00 - 6:00

9:30 - 6:00

10:00 - 6:00

9:00 - 6:00

9:30 - 6:00

10:00 - 3:00

9:00 - 6:00

9:30 - 6:00

1:00 - 4:00

9:00 - 6:00

9:30 - 6:00

1:00 - 4:00

10:00 - 4:00

9:30 - 6:00

2:00 - 4:30

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THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

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MONDAY

Pre-School Diary Centre Vale Playgroup 9:30 - 11:30 Fielden Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Please call in for details

Children’s Centre info at Baby Clinic 9:30 - 11:00 Hebden Bridge Group Practice Valley Road, Hebden Bridge 01706 399970

Midgley Under 5’s 9:45 - 11:15 Midgley School, Midgley Claire - 01422 883837

Parent S 10:00 - 1 Todmord Burnley 01706 3

Pre-school dance 10:00 - 10:40 Steiner Parent & Child JADPA - Julie Anne Dance and Performing Arts, 10.00 - 12.00 St John’s Centre, Cragg Vale Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Sally - 07904 052 816 Station Road, Luddendenfoot Julie - 07758 147364 18 months - 3 yrs

Baby Massage 10:30 - 11:30 Todmorden or Hebden Bridge. Please call for details Debbie - 07899 077704

Ducklings Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090

Todmorden Taekwondo - Dragons 6:00 - 6:30 Todmorden Town Hall, Todmorden Keith - 07789 074198 4 - 6 yrs

Yoga fo 7:00 - 8: Todmord Donna 0

Mytholm Parent & Toddlers 9:00 - 11:00 Hebden Royd School, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge 01422 842821

Luddenden Valley Stay & Play 9:15 - 11:15 Luddenden Foot Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddenden Foot Collette - 07901 748024

Mytholmroyd Toddlers 9:15 - 11:15 Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Elphaborough, Mytholmroyd 01422 882226

BATS Playgroup 9:30 - 11:30 Central Methodist Church, Todmorden Tammy Powell

Childminder Network Group 9:45 - 11:45 (term time only) Dodnaze Community Centre, 54 Hirst Grove, Hebden Bridge 01706 399970

Active Walking (not suitable for pushchairs) 9:45 - 11:15 Meet at St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge Lucy - 07943 771739

Icky Stic 10:00 - 1 Methodi Street, H Nichola

Parent & Toddler Swimming 9:00 - 10:00 Shade Junior & Infant School, Shade, Todmorden 01706 812913

Steiner Parent & Child 10.00 - 12.00 Machpelah Mill, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge Sally - 07904 052 816

Parent & Toddler Swimming 1:30 - 2:30 Shade Junior & Infant School, Shade, Todmorden 01706 812913

Ducklings Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090

First Ballet & Tip Tap Toe 4:00 - 5:00 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113 Age 4 - 5 yrs

Ballet & Tap 4:00 - 5:00 JADPA - Julie Anne Dance and Performing Arts, Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddendenfoot Julie - 07758 147364 3 - 5 yrs

Leader 5:30 - 6: AEGIS A Commun Central S 07903 7

Parent & Toddlers 9:15 - 11:15 St Joseph’s Primary School, Wellington Road, Todmorden Rowena - 01706 812948

Mumfit - postnatal exercises 9:30 - 10:00 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Julie - 079503 764969

Mum Zone 10:00 - 1:00 Queen Hotel, Rise Lane, Todmorden 01706 819917

Stay and Play 10:00 - 11:30 (term time only) St James’ Church, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge 01706 399970 - FREE Ages 0 - 5yrs

Older baby Yoga 10:30 - 11:15 DC Dance Studios, Victoria Road, Todmorden Julie - 07503 764969 Age 12 weeks and older

Weaning Group 11:00 - 12;00 (1st Wed only) Todmorden Children’s Centre Burnley Road, Todmorden 01706 399970 - FREE

Steiner Baby Group 10.00 - 11.15 Machpelah Mill, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge Sally - 07904 052 816

Little Bear Feet 11:00 - 11:45 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113 Age 1½ - 3 yrs

MiniMeTime Classes 11:00 - 12:00 (term time only) Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge Fiona - 07768 636427

Parent & Toddler Swimming 11:45 - 12:45 Shade Junior & Infant School, Shade, Todmorden 01706 812913

Ducklin various 4:00 - 7: Todmord Ewood L 01706 8

Dad & Male Carers Group 3.30 - 5.00 (2nd Thu of month)

Crafty C 3:30 - 5:

Caterpillar Club 8:30 - 11:00 (term time only) Scout Road Academy, Scout Road, Mytholmroyd Emma - 07901 888829

Parent & Toddlers 9:00 - 11:00 The Old Library, 1 Parkside Road, Cornholme Oxana - 01706 813222

Art Stars 10:00 - 10:45 The Star Tree Studio, 42 Victoria Street, Littleborough Neela - 07778 543233

Blackshaw Head Parents & Toddler Group 9:30 - 11:30 Blackshaw Head Chapel, Hebden Bridge Ann - 01706 810596

Thula Mama (Mums and Babies Harmony Singing)

10.00 - 11.30 Central Hebden Bridge Liz Powers 01422 847702

Walsden Community Playgroup @ St Peter’s 9:15 - 11:15 St Peter’s Church, Walsden Sheila 01706 815924

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1:00 - 3: Todmord Burnley 01706 3

Central Street Playgroup 9:00 - 11:00 (term time only) Central Street School, Hebden Bridge 01422 842784

St Michael’s Angels Worship and Play 9:00 - 11:00 St Michael’s Hall, Mytholmroyd Catherine - 01422 883130

Dodnaze Parent & Toddlers 9.45 - 11.15 Dodnaze Community Centre, 54 Hirst Grove, Hebden Bridge

Breastfeeding Group 10:00 - 11:30 Todmorden Children’s Centre Burnley Road, Todmorden 01706 399970 - FREE

Hebden Bridge Toy Library 10:00 - 11:30 (term time only) Hope Baptist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge Sarah

Jo Jingles 9:30 - 10:15 (under 2s), 10:30 - 11:15, (over 2s), 11:30 - 12:15 (3mths - walking) 12:30 - 1:15 (over 3s), Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Jo Corbett - 01706 212889

Baby Messy play 10:00 - 10:45 The Star Tree Studio, 42 Victoria Street, Littleborough Neela - 07778 543233

Mini Me Time Mini Movers 10:00 - 11:00 Riverside School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge Fiona - 07768 636427 Confident walkers +

Post Natal Mum & Baby Yoga 11:00 - 12:30 Calderale Yoga Centre, 38 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge Donna 07985 274181

Mini Me Time Mini Groovers 11:00 - 12:00 Riverside School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge Fiona - 07768 636427 3 mths - walking

Parent & Toddler Swimming 12:15 - 1:15 Shade Junior & Infant School, Shade, Todmorden 01706 812913

Stubbings Toddler Group 9:00 - 11:00 Stubbings Infant School, School Street, Hebden Bridge, 01422 842728

Old Town Playgroup 9:00 - 11:00 Old Town Primary School, Billy Lane, Old Town 01422 842859

Todmorden CE Playgroup 9:00 – 11:00 (term time only) Todmorden CE School, Burnley Road 01706 812019

Luddenden Valley Stay & Play 9:15 - 11:15 Luddenden Foot Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddenden Foot Collette - 07901 748024

Mytholmroyd Toddlers 9:15 - 11:15 Mytholmroyd Community Centre car park, Elphaborough, Mytholmroyd 01422 882226

Baby & Play Parent & Toddlers 9:30 - 11 9:30 - 11:30 Todmord Vale Baptist Church, Burnley Lower G Road, Cornholme Todmord 01706 3

Ante-Natal Clinic 9:00 - 4:00 Todmorden Children’s Centre, Burnley Road, Todmorden By appointment only via your midwife

Jo Jingles - Family session 9:45 - 10:30 Art Stars Jitterbugs Play Centre 10:00 - 10:45 Riverside Works, The Star Tree Studio, 42 Victoria Street, Littleborough Todmorden Road, Neela - 07778 543233 Littleborough Jo Corbett - 01706 212889

MiniMeTime Classes Steiner Parent & Child 1:30 - 2:30 (term time only) 10.00 - 12.00 Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe St John’s Centre, Cragg Vale Road, Hebden Bridge Sally - 07904 052 816 Fiona - 07768 636427

Little Bear Feet 9:00 - 9:45 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113 Age 1½ - 3 yrs

Pre-school Boys Dance 9:45 - 10:30 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

(term time only)

Ducklings Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090

Fun Swim 1:30 - 2:45 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090

Ducklings Swimming various levels 9:00 - 1:30; 3:15 - 6:30 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090

Dance with Melody Bear 9:00 - 9:45 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

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Pre-School Ballet & Tap 9:15 - 10:15 Sarah Hitchon School of Dance, The Conservative Club, Rochdale Road, Todmorden Sarah - 07929 576785

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Todmord Todmorden Children’s Centre Burnley Burnley Road, Todmorden 01706 3 01706 399970 - FREE Ages 3

Ballet & Tap 10:00 - 11:00 JADPA - Julie Anne Dance and Performing Arts, Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddendenfoot Julie - 07758 147364 3 - 5 yrs

Dance w 4:00 - 4: DC Dan Todmord Dawn Age 3 - 4

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Heptonstall Parents & Toddler Group 10:00 - 11:45 Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club, Acre Lane, Heptonstall please call in for details

Sunny Days Playgroup 10:00 - 12:00 (except Bank Holidays)

Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge Catherine - 07921 903846

Bookstart Busy Babies 11:00 - 11:40 The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s Street, Hebden Bridge Ben - 01422 392620

Baby Stay and Play 12:30 - 2:00 (term time only) Central Street School, Central Street, Hebden Bridge 01706 399970 - FREE

Todmorden CE Playgroup 1:15 - 3:15 (term time only) Todmorden CE School, Burnley Road 01706 812019

St Mary’s Family Service All Children Welcome 4:05 onwards St Mary’s Church, Todmorden 01706 819300

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Open 10:00 - 5:00 Flying Saucers, Butlers Wharf, Hebden Bridge 01422 846666

10:00 - 11:30 The Methodist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge Nicola - 01422 843129

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Pregnancy Yoga 7:00 - 8:30 Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge April - 07930 466759

Baby Stay & Play 1:30 - 3:00 Todmorden Children’s Centre Burnley Road, Todmorden 01706 399970 - FREE Pre-walkers only

Tweenies/Midweek Movers 1:30 - 3:00 (term time only) Todmorden Children’s Centre Burnley Road, Todmorden 01706 399970 - FREE Ages 0 - 3yrs

Children’s Centre info at Baby Clinic 1:30 - 3:30 Grange Dene Medical Centre, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd 01706 399970

Preschool Ballet 4:00 - 4:30 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

Todmorden Taekwondo - Dragons 5:50 - 6:25 Todmorden Town Hall, Todmorden Keith - 07789 074198 2 - 5 yrs

Ducklings Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090

R-Kix Soccer Tots 5:00 - 6:00 Calder High School, Brier Hey Lane, Mytholmroyd Rick - 07887 477626 3+ yrs

Leader Tots 5:30 - 6:30 AEGIS Academy, Salem Community Resource Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge 07903 706784

Active Walking (not suitable for pushchairs) 9:45 - 11:15 Meet at St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge Lucy - 07943 771739

Tinderwood Trust Forest School 10:00 - 12:00 The Cricket Club, Eastwood, Todmorden Claire - 07926 053461

Baby Art 10:00 - 11:30 Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge Catherine - 07921 903846

Family Fun Swim (U 11s) 10:00 - 12:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090

Family Service with crafts/Messy Church 10.30 - 11.45 (1st Sunday only) St Peter’s Church, Walsden Rev’d Nancy 07964 340849

Leader Tots 10:00 - 11:00 AEGIS Academy, Salem Community Resource Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge 07903 706784

Lesbian Parents Group Sunday Socials 2:00 - 4:00 (last Sun only) Various Locations - call for more info. 07704 568237

Baby Massage & Yoga 2:00 - 2:45 DC Dance Studios, Victoria Road, Todmorden Julie - 07503 764969 Age under 12 weeks

Todmorden Swimming Club - Widths

7:00 - 8:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Deborah - 07551 266862

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Stay & Play 1:30 - 3:00 (term time only) Todmorden Children’s Centre Burnley Road, Todmorden 01706 399970 - FREE

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Family Fun Swim (U 14s) 1:00 - 2:15 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090


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FRIDAY

THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY

MONDAY

Out Of School Diary After School Swimming 3:45 - 6:15 Shade Junior & Infant School, Shade, Todmorden 01706 812913 4+ yrs

Modern Jazz Dancing 4:00 - 7:15 Sarah Hitchon School of Dance, The Conservative Club, Rochdale Road, Tod Sarah - 07929 576785 3 + yrs

St Josephs Rainbows 5:00 - 6:00 St Josephs School, Wellington Road, Todmorden Rowena - 07470 400044 5 - 7 yrs

Mini Movers - Street Crew 5:00 - 5:30 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

Mini Movers - Ballroom/ Latin 5:30 - 6:00 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

Judo Excellence 6:00 - 7:00 Above Purdy Pine, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge Tony - 07932 081793 5 - 8 yrs

Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5+ yrs

Mini Movers - Disco/Cheer 4:00 - 5:00 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

Football Coaching 5:00 - 6:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 8+ yrs

2nd Luddenden Rainbows 5.30 - 6.30 every fortnight Kershaw Youth Centre Kershaw Drive, Luddendenfoot Fran - 07711 871068 5 - 7 yrs

Hebden Bridge Chess Club 6:00 - 7:15 Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge John Kerrane - 01422 842426

Luddendenfoot Boys Brigade Anchors & Juniors 6:30 - 8:00 Luddendenfoot Civic Institute, Station Road Heather - 01422 885542 5 - 11 yrs

After School Swimming 3:45 - 6:30 Shade Junior & Infant School, Shade, Todmorden 01706 812913 4+ yrs

Gym 4:00 - 5:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 8 - 15 yrs

Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5+ yrs

Mini Movers - Musical Theatre 5:00 - 5:30 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113 Age 4 - 6 yrs

Calder Valley Fell Runners - Junior 5:45 - 6:45 Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, M’royd Alastair - 07812 593660 8+ yrs

Netball Intermediate 6:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Lisa - 07977 007190 11+ yrs

Ballet & Tap 4:00 - 5:00 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113 5+ yrs

Climbing Fun 4:00 - 5:30 Climbing’ Skool, Vale Street, off Stansfield Road, Todmorden Emma - 01706 819100

Netball Beginners 5:00 - 6:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Lisa - 07977 007190 10+ yrs

Tod Harriers Junior Training 5:00 - 6:30 Todmorden High School, Ewood Land, Todmorden Ben - 07817 108921

Todmorden Community Brass - 5-Note Beginners Band 6:00 - 6:45 The Bandroom, Wellington Road, Todmorden David - 01706 815820

2nd Mytholmroyd Brownies 6:30 - 8:00 The Ark Angela - 01422 885378 7 - 10 yrs

Kids Sewing Club 3:30 - 5:00 Word of Mouth, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge Jinny - 01422 648299 8+ yrs

Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5+ yrs

TIMS (Model Railway enthusiasts) Junior section 5:00 - 7:00 Knowl End Farm, Staups lane, Todmorden David - 07763 347579 7+ yrs

Climbing’ Skool Academy 5:00 - 6:30 Climbing’ Skool, Vale Street, off Stansfield Road, Todmorden Emma - 01706 819100

7th Todmorden Brownies 6:10 - 7:25 Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden Abigail - 07796 618411 7 - 10 yrs

2nd Todmorden Brownies 6:15 - 7:30 St Joseph's School, Wellington Road, Todmorden Fiona - 01706 819703 7 - 10 yrs

Dancing - Various classes 4:00 - 8:45 Sarah Hitchon School of Dance, Conservative Club, Fielden Square, Todmorden Sarah - 07929 576785 10 + yrs

Spanish Club 4:00 - 5:00 Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge Anil - 01422 229748 6+ yrs

7th Todmorden Rainbows 5:00 - 6:00 Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden Katie - 07769 151276 5 - 7 yrs

Tai Kwon Do 6:00 - 7:00 Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Mytholmroyd Helen - 07901833249 6 - 14 yrs

18th Hebden Bridge Beavers 6:15 - 7:15 Top Floor, Salem Mill, Hebden Bridge Sarah Hebdenbridgebeavers @gmail.com 6 - 8 yrs

Todmorden Taekwondo 6:30 - 7:30 Todmorden Town Hall, Todmorden Keith - 07789 074198 5+ yrs

Kids Sewing Club 3:30 - 5:00 Word of Mouth, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge Jinny - 01422 648299 8+ yrs

Dancing - Various classes 4:00 - 8:00 Sarah Hitchon School of Dance, Conservative Club, Fielden Square, Todmorden Sarah - 07929 576785 10 + yrs

Climbing Fun 4:30 - 6:00 Climbing’ Skool, Vale Street, off Stansfield Road, Todmorden Emma - 01706 819100

Football Training 5:00 - 6:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 7 - 8 yrs

2nd Hebden Bridge Brownies 5:45 - 7:30 Hope Baptist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge Christine - 01422 843725 7 - 10 yrs

1st Heptonstall Brownies 6:30 - 7:30 Heptonstall Junior School, Heptonstall Angie - 07795 506083 7 - 10 yrs

Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5+ yrs

Football Training 4:00 - 5:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5 - 6 yrs

R-Kix Soccer Tots 5:00 - 6:00 Calder High School, Brier Hey Lane, Mytholmroyd Rick - 07887 477626 Under 7s

1st Mytholmroyd Rainbows 5:45 - 6:45 St Michael’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd Lisa - 01422 886274 5 - 7 yrs

8th/26th Calder Valley Cubs 6:00 - 7:15 Central Methodist Church, off Bramsche Square, Todmorden Dave - 01706 816568 8 - 10 yrs

Woodcraft Folk (Elfin & Pioneers) 6:30 - 7:45 Salem Mill (Top Floor) Salem Street, Hebden Bridge Eden - 07908 379983 6+ yrs

After School Swimming 3:45 - 6:00 Shade Junior & Infant School, Shade, Todmorden 01706 812913 4+ yrs

Swimming various levels 4:00 - 7:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5+ yrs

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy 4:30 - 6:30 Hope Baptist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge Wendy - 01706 810164 5 to 11 yrs

Family AEGIS Class 6:00 - 7.00 AEGIS Academy, Salem Community Resource Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge 07903 706784 7+ yrs and adults

Todmorden Community Brass Training Band 6:30 - 7:30 The Bandroom, Wellington Road, Todmorden Maurice - 01706 816588

Dancing - Various classes 4:00 - 7:30 Sarah Hitchon School of Dance, Conservative Club, Fielden Square, Todmorden Sarah - 07929 576785 10 + yrs

Junior Tennis 4:00 - 5:00 Todmorden Tennis Club, Hallroyd Road, Todmorden Andrew - 01706 815265 4 - 10 yrs

Climbing’ Skool Academy 4:30 - 6:00 Climbing’ Skool, Vale Street, off Stansfield Road, Todmorden Emma - 01706 819100

8th/26th Calder Valley Beavers 5:30 - 6:45 Central Methodist Church, Todmorden Dave - 01706 816568 6 - 8 yrs

Rugby League Under 12’s 6:00 - 7:00 Littleborough JARLFC, Littleborough Sports Club, Rakewood Lane, Littleborough Janine - O7894 791033

Todmorden Swimming Club - Widths 7:00 - 8:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Deborah - 07551 266862

Football Training 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5+, 7+, 9+ & 11+ yrs

Ballet & Tap 9:00 onwards Sarah Hitchon School of Dance, The Conservative Club, Rochdale Road, Tod Sarah - 07929 576785 3 + yrs

Dance 4 All 9:15 - 1:15 Riverside School, Hebden Bridge Abigail 07772 608989 5+ yrs

Lane Shaw Drama Academy 10:00 - 1:30 Hebden Bridge Town Hall St George’s Street Hebden Bridge 07754 970798

Ballet & Tap (various levels) 10:00 - 11:00 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

Judo Excellence 11:00 - 12:00 Above Purdy Pine, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge Tony - 07932 081793 8+ yrs

Border Gymnastics 9:00 onwards Ferney Lee School, Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden Paul - 01706 816755 5+ yrs

Swimming various levels 9:00 - 1:15 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5+ yrs

Junior Badminton 9:30 - 10:30 Calder High School, Brier Hey Lane, Mytholmroyd Mary - 07970 734639 6 - 11 yrs

Judo Excellence 10:00 - 11:00 Above Purdy Pine, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge Tony - 07932 081793 5 - 8 yrs

Gym 10:00 - 11:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 10 - 11 yrs

Hebden Bridge Saints Saturday Soccer Club 11:00 - 12:00 Luddenden Dene School, Dene View, Luddendenfoot. Nick - 01422 882378 5 - 8 yrs

20th Pennine Calder Beavers 9:00 - 12:00 (first Sat of Month) Ferney Lee School, Todmorden Rachel - 07766 890668 6 - 8 yrs

Mini Movers - Disco/Cheer 9:00 - 10:00 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

Rugby League Training 9:45 - 11:15 Littleborough Community Campus School, Calderbrook Road Carol - 01706 378348 7 - 9 yrs

Todmorden Judo Club 10:00 - 12:00 Canteen Mill, Whiteplatts Street, Todmorden Sean - 07812 187270 5+ yrs

Mini Movers - Gymnastic Dance 11:00 - 11:30 DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden Dawn - 01706 839113

Climbing Fun 11:00 - 12:30, 2:30 - 4:00, 5:30 - 7:00 Climbing’ Skool, Vale Street, off Stansfield Road, Todmorden Emma - 01706 819100

Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Various levels)

4:00 - 7:30 JADPA - Julie Anne Dance & Performing Arts, Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddendenfoot Julie - 07758 147364

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Out Of School Diary Todmorden Taekwondo 6:30 - 7:30 Todmorden Town Hall, Todmorden Keith - 07789 074198 5+ yrs

Todmorden Swimming Club - Lengths 7:00 - 8:00, 8:00 - 9:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Deborah - 07551 266862 For strong swimmers

Todmorden Shotokan Karate 7:00 - 8:30 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 07794 241107 7+ yrs

Judo Excellence 7:00 - 8:00 Above Purdy Pine, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge Tony - 07932 081793 8+ yrs

Family AEGIS Class 6:30 - 7:30 AEGIS Academy, Salem Community Resource Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge 07903 706784 7+ yrs and adults

20th Pennine Calder Cubs 6:30 - 8:00 Ferney Lee School, Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden Chris - 07774 817235 8 to 10½ yrs

1st Old Town Brownies 6:30 - 7:45 Stubbings Infant School, School Street, Hebden Bridge Dinah - 01422 843202 7 - 10 yrs

Todmorden Judo Club 7:00 - 8:00 Canteen Mill, Whiteplatts Street, Todmorden Sean - 07812 187270 8+ yrs

Todmorden Swimming Club - Widths 7:00 - 8:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Deborah - 07551 266862

Todmorden Guides 7:15 - 9:00 Roomfields Baptist Church, Todmorden Clare - 07726 599287 10 yrs +

Luddenden Guides 7:00 - 8:45 Luddenden Youth Centre, Kershaw Drive, Luddenden Foot. Sue - 07920482404 10 yrs + 18th Hebden Bridge Cubs 6:30 - 8:00 Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St. Hebden Bridge Howard hebdenbridgecubs@gmail. com 8 - 10½ yrs

Todmorden Shotokan Karate 7:00 - 8:30 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 07794 241107 7+ yrs

Family AEGIS Class 6:30 - 7:30 AEGIS Academy, Salem Community Resource Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge 07903 706784 7+ yrs and adults

Kids Thai 7:00 - 8:00 Hiit House Fitness, Whitham Mill, Stansfield Road, Todmorden Alison - 07795 536986 4+ yrs

Heptonstall Guides 7:50 - 9:00 Heptonstall Junior School Emma - 07821419547 10 yrs +

Ballet, Tap & Jazz 11:00 - 12:00 JADPA - Julie Anne Dance & Performing Arts, Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddendenfoot Julie - 07758 147364

Kids Thai 2:00 - 3:00 Hiit House Fitness, Whitham Mill, Stansfield Road, Todmorden Alison - 07795 536986 4+ yrs

Sports Zone 60 - For children with disabilities 1:00 - 2:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden Debbie - 01422 264740 6 + yrs

Swimming various levels 3:15 - 6:30 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 5+ yrs

Fun Swim 1:15 - 2:30 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 Under 14s

Hebden Bridge Saints Team Trials Please phone for times and venue details Graeme - 01422 884527

SUNDAY

NB. If you would like to join a Rainbows or Brownie pack, please visit the Guiding website to register & state which pack you are interested in. www.girlguiding.org.uk

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Junior Hippodrome Youth Theatre Alternate Sundays 10:00 - 12:00 Hippodrome Theatre, Halifax Road, Todmorden Martin - 01706 817518 8 -10 yrs Entry by Audition

Family AEGIS Class 11:00 - 12:00 AEGIS Academy, Salem Community Resource Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge 07903 706784 7+ yrs and adults

Family Fun Swim 10:00 - 12:00 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 Under 11s

Climbing Fun 12:30 - 2:00 Climbing’ Skool, Vale Street, off Stansfield Road, Todmorden Emma - 01706 819100

Family Fun Swim 1:15 - 2:30 Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden 01706 839090 Under 14s


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Being Mum By Josie Pritchard

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ave you heard of “Yik Yak”? “Ask Fm”? “Voxer”? Me neither, but then I admit to coming from the generation before smart phones and am just about managing to keep up with Facebook and its everchanging interface. I don’t get Twitter or Instagram at all and I’m banned from Snapchat by my children. And that’s it. The extent of my knowledge. So if, like me, you have tweens or teens, then read on. This is stuff you need to know.

You may be aware that Facebook, the first and, by a long way, the largest social media site is seriously un-cool. It has become the place that parents and their parents hang out. Your connected child will probably have an account there and may even have accepted your friends request but, do they use it? It is constantly trying to re-invent itself with its ‘stickers’ and ‘un-like’ buttons but the kids have gone; disappeared into their own world of Vine and Yubo where mum and dad will never even dare to look, never mind actually find them and see what they are doing there. It is scary though. A few of the worst offenders have made the headlines and been flagged up to parents. You may recall the controversy when Snapchat introduced Snapmaps. Every Snapchat user (and that must be about 157% of young people) automatically broadcasts their location to all their contacts, all the time. If their account is public (please ensure your child’s account is NOT public) then they are broadcasting this information for all the Snapchat world to see. It doesn’t take a genius parent to see the potential risks that are associated with this, so Snapchat have introduced a Ghost Mode. If your child is not yet of an age where

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their friends might need to know at exactly which park gate they are waiting for them, turn on Ghost Mode! One of the most worrying problems that arises from uncontrolled social media is cyberbullying. The anonymity that some apps offer to would-be bullies can be lethal. Ask Fm is a site where users ask other users questions and can make them anonymous, leading to obvious problems. Kiwi is another where anonymity is possible and, of course, fake accounts can always be created in most apps. Inappropriate content is also a huge concern, whether it is unsolicited contact from a stranger where an image or video opens immediately, or whether the user believes an image will be deleted within a few seconds so sends ‘compromising’ images that can be screen shot and used to intimidate them later. Look out for Kik, Snapchat, Tumblr, Tango, Periscope and Yubo. And what about those apps that allow complete strangers to connect? In fact some of them exist solely to allow this to happen. Omegle randomly connect you to anyone else who is using the site, from anywhere around the world, and allows to you chat by audio or video. It is done


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H anonymously initially until you chose to share personal information. What are they thinking? Okay, it says it is for ages 13+ only but there are no checks on signing up and no parental consent required. Other apps flagged up as potentially allowing contact from strangers are Tango, Instagram, ooVoo, Allo, Glide and IMVU. Finally, those pesky in-app purchases that can run to hundreds of pounds if you’re not careful. The games apps are the worst offenders here, but there are some social sites, such as Viber, that charge for extra stickers! Of course most of these apps state they are for ages 13+, and even that can be considered too young for some, but how do they actually prevent younger children from using them? And what can you do as a parent? The primary advice is to speak to your child about them. Even before they want to get involved with social media, make sure they understand the risks, follow the rules and, most importantly, know that they can talk to you if they feel uncomfortable about anything. Here are some top tips to keep in mind: • Apple, Android and Windows phones and devices all have parental control setting you can apply to your child’s device so they can’t download non-age appropriate apps. A quick Google search will show you how to do this. • If your child does want to download a new app, make sure they tell you they are doing it, even the free ones. Then go through the security setting together. • Make sure your child knows the risk of sharing - anything! Explain why they must never share their passwords with anyone; not even their closest friends or girlfriend/boyfriend. And, when it comes to sharing images, a simple rule to remember is - if you wouldn’t share it with your family, don’t share it online.

Coping With Hayfever

ay Fever can make Summer miserable to anyone who suffers. It is simply an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat. So it is worse when the pollen is around in the air, between March and September. Symptoms can include sneezing, a runny or blocked nose, itchy, red or watery eyes, itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears, pain around your temples and forehead and feeling tired. There’s currently no cure for hay fever. You can’t prevent it but you can do things to ease the symptoms when the pollen count is high. Things to do... • put Vaseline around nostrils to trap pollen • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into eyes • shower and change clothes after being outside to wash pollen off • stay indoors whenever possible • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in the car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter. Things to avoid... • cutting grass or walking on grass • spending too much time outside • keeping fresh flowers in the house • smoke or being around smoke – it makes symptoms worse • drying clothes outside – they can catch pollen. Also, don’t forget you can speak to your pharmacist if you or your child appears to have hay fever. They can give advice and suggest the best treatments to ease the symptoms, like antihistamine drops, tablets or nasal sprays to help with itchy and watery eyes, sneezing and a blocked nose.

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Local News

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ophie Lancaster was murdered in a hate motived attack in Bacup, Lancashire on the 24th August 2007 when she was just 20 years old.

Her mother, Sylvia Lancaster, wanted to ensure that no-one else suffered such violent prejudice again so she established The Sophie Lancaster Foundation with three main aims : • To create a lasting legacy to Sophie • To work educationally to challenge prejudice and intolerance of people from alternative subcultures • To work for an extension of the hate crime strands to include “Alternative Subcultures” To this effect, the foundation, based in Haslingden, developed secondary education resources which have been used in hundreds of schools throughout the UK and in 2014 The Sophie Lancaster Foundation created a Primary Resource Pack available for Key Stage 2 (years 3-6). This was made possible through funding from The Big Lottery/Lancashire Telegraph Fund and was piloted in East Lancashire primary schools. The resource is interactive and thought provoking and has been developed as a six week P.S.H.E. package, which can also be used to provide a variety of one hour sessions if preferred.

The sessions challenge common preconceptions and enable pupils to explore their values and beliefs, and where they originate from, in a safe environment. Subcultures and all strands of diversity are explored through character cards, task cards, images, vocabulary, videos, music, discussion, creative writing/artwork, role play and physical transformation. The content and structure enables a wide range of issue- based topics to be explored including: how to respect equality and diversity in relationships, physical, mental and emotional well-being, how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships, respect for self and others, rights and responsibilities, managing transition, bullying and hate crime incidents. The sessions support the development of critical thinking, empathy, increased awareness and understanding of difference and diversity, the consequences of actions for self and others and a deeper knowledge of cultural issues in the wider world.

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The resource has proved to be an excellent tool for teachers wishing to explore these issues. Primary school teachers can book onto one of the training days to enable them to deliver the resources themselves. Over the last ten years the foundation has worked with police forces throughout the UK delivering training to officers and other professionals; this has resulted in eighteen police authorities adding “Alternative Subcultures” to the monitored strands of hate crime recorded. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation recently marked the tenth anniversary of Sophie’s death which was a time of reflection for what has been accomplished as Sophie’s legacy. One of their proudest achievements was Sylvia being awarded an OBE in ‘15 for her work which included being an advisor to the government on hate crime issues. The foundation was also awarded the prestigious No28te “Upstanding Organisation of the Year Award” in October ‘17 which was a huge accolade of all the achievements of the small charity and its committed team of staff, volunteers, patrons and supporters. Then, to cap it all, the BBC3 film “Murdered For Being Different” won the Best Single Drama in the BAFTA TV awards in May. For more information please see www.sophielancasterfoundation.com


Literacy News Information Kindly supplied by:

The Book Case 29 Market Street, Hebden Bridge www.bookcase.co.uk 01422 845353

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love all the inspiring books for children that come out this time of year, ready for the summer break. Here are a selection of favourites, full of inspiring ways for young people to make the most of the holidays.

Best Sellers

at The Book Case 1 - Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest Harry Heape £6.99 Pvp

2 - Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 Elena Favill £25.00

10 things I can do to help my world - Melanie Walsh £8.99

Written in a way that pre-schoolers will understand, this is a beautifully simple book for small children where transforming pages reveal ten things that everyone can do to help conserve their world, from turning off the television properly, walking to school and turning off lights when leaving a room, to feeding the birds and growing plants from seed.

Be the Change: The Future is in Your Hands - Eunice and Sabrina Moyle £9.99

This inspiring book contains great ideas for creative projects for civic and community action that children can get involved in. From organizing community events or meetings, using social media to affect change, to contacting your government representatives. There are also creative projects like making campaigning T-shirts and posters.

The Big Book of 100 outdoor activities - Laura Minter and Tia Williams £14.99

This great hands on book full of quick and easy ideas to encourage outside play, there’s even a rainy day section with nature inspired indoor crafts. The authors run the successful crafting blog Little Button Diaries and these activities are well designed to be simple but give effective and satisfying results.

Turn This Book into a Beehive - Lynn Brunelle £14.99

Yes really! As well as a fascinating insight into the world of the bee and their importance to vital ecosystems, this book also transforms into a home for bees!

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Pvp

3 - The Lost Words Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris £20.00 Pvp

4 - Oi Dog

Kes Gray £6.99 Pvp

5 - Brontes Children of the Moors Mick Manning £12.99 Pvp

6 - Hairy Maclary Lynley Dodd £6.99 Pvp

Local writer Harry Heape’s new children’s book has dominated our sales, following his visits to local schools. Children are loving his adventure story featuring Pippin, a girl with a special gift. The second Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls is proving every bit as popular as the first, with more stories to engage and inspire young people. Lost Words, the beautiful ‘nature spellbook’ that celebrates the language of nature through poetry and art remains hugely popular. The Brontes is another beautifully illustrated book, telling the story of the sisters’ life in Haworth in a accessible way for younger children. Finally two lovely children’s picture books, the classic Hairy Maclary and Kes Gray’s hilarious Oi Dog!


Bloke in a Kitchen

Pasta with Aubergine and Pine Nuts By Richard Dalby

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his truly authentic Italian dish is a brilliant way of introducing aubergine into family meals; as well as olives, and even possibly capers. The combination of different flavours and textures come together as one so perfectly; it really is a thing of Italian genius. Like any good pasta sauce this is easy to prepare at home and so much more delicious than a shop bought sauce. All you need to serve with this is a nice simple salad. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Method

Serves 4

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1 large aubergine, cut into small bite sized cubes 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 tbsp tomato puree 25g pine nuts 10 salted or pickled capers, soaked in water for 10 minutes, then drained and chopped 1 small chilli, finely chopped 20 olives, stoned, roughly chopped. 400g penne / rigatone pasta Finely grated parmesan cheese to serve

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Leave the aubergine cubes in lightly salted water for an hour then drain, squeeze out the water and pat dry on paper towels. In a large frying pan, cook the aubergine in olive oil until slightly browned, adding the garlic towards the end of this step so that the garlic doesn’t burn - add a little more olive oil if too dry. Add the tomato puree, pine nuts, capers, chilli and olives and fry gently for 10 minutes. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente, then drain and mix well with the sauce. Serve with the grated cheese.


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Health Matters

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ur teenage son has recently had a growth spurt and now he is walking like an old man - what can we do to help him? Regular trips to the shoe shop and trousers that seem to shrink in the wash are features of living with teenagers. In their teens, children put on an amazing growth spurt to reach their adult height. Girls usually do this more gradually from 8 to 14, but in boys it often occurs more suddenly between 13 and 16 and they can grow taller by as much as 9 cm in a year! This phenomenal growth starts at the outside of the body and works in. Hands and feet are the first to expand so needing new shoes is often the first sign of trouble. Next the arms and legs grow longer, but even here the ‘outside in’ rule applies and the shin bones lengthen before the thigh and the forearm before the upper arm. Finally the spine grows and right at the end the chest and shoulders of boys broaden out and in girls their hips and pelvis widen. Growth spurts happen to all kids, but they can wreak havoc on their athletic life and posture. Their bodies go through periods of rapid vertical growth punctuated by periods of “filling out” as the muscles catch up with the bones. Particularly in boys there are great periods of time where the bone growth out-strips the muscle growth and during this time they can look hunched and awkward. Add to this that due to the rapid upward growth they are having to deal with a changing centre of

gravity and it’s no wonder teenagers often appear clumsy. The good news though is that there are definite things that help! • Good nutrition throughout this time is essential as growing bodies need all the fuel they can get to help with the rapid growth. • Regular sleeping habits will help the body adjust to the changes it is going through and allow it to continue its repairing functions also, so don’t be surprised if they seem to be permanently asleep! • It is important to maintain activity level, despite the temporary clumsiness, so encourage them to keep up with sports and explain that the lack of co-ordination will improve. • Stretching is more important than ever to help ensure that the muscles can lengthen and keep up with the sudden bone growth. As well as stretching pre and post sport they often benefit from stretching on a daily basis and may need help initially with this to ensure correct technique. • Core strengthening exercises are key to keeping stability, especially around the spine, as they shoot upwards. Pilates type exercises may seem dull to a teenager, but all the football academies recommend this type of training as they recognise the importance of deep muscle strength in their players.

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Safe Hamstring stretches The most common tight muscles are the hamstrings - the muscle at the back of the thigh. When these tighten it can affect the spine as well as the legs leading to an inability to straighten up properly. The safest form of hamstring stretch is NOT to touch your toes as you are more likely to stretch your back than your hamstrings. Instead lie on your back. Raise your left leg with a straight knee until you feel a slight pull in the back of the thigh keeping your bottom on the ground. Hold this for 10 seconds and as the tightness subsides raise your leg a little further (keeping your knee straight) till you feel the pull again. Hold for another ten seconds and then try to raise it a little higher for a final ten seconds. Repeat on the other leg and do each stretch three times on each leg. If you have concerns about any teenager with muscular or joint issues associated with growth spurts visit one of our Physiotherapists for an MOT - during an hour appointment we will check muscle lengths and joints and teach correct stretching individualised to your child and the sports and activities they take part in. If you have any health questions, querys or concerns you would like to ask an expert about, please contact us by any of the methods shown on page 3.


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The Scallymag for Todmorden & Hebden Bridge - Summer '18  
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