Services for Older People
Poetry, cake and a cuppa
The Heptonstall Village Team AGM
Heptonstall Village Team Monthly Shopper Bus
Village Team Trip to Bury Market
THE FAMOUS BURY MARKET
Bury Market remains the undisputed champion of the North so booking is essential for this first trip of this year.
World famous, Bury Market oozes charisma and atmosphere. The ambience and layout offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall. The range of products and facilities is second to none.
Bury Market is a very large traditional market in a modern setting. It’s a unique shopping experience and great day out for all.
Heptonstall Village Team – September Events
Lunch at the Shoulder of Mutton…
Our first lunch hosted by The Shoulder of Mutton was well attended and enjoyed by all.
Here are the dates for our next events.
Owen and Lisa will be back from Ireland for these dates and are looking forwards to welcoming us in person
Please contact Mel or Rachel if you need assistance with transport.
Lunch at The Cross….
Our new team will be welcoming you to The Cross on the 14 July, and then again on 11 August and 8 September 215.
This month we have Rachel Banks running the show for us.
Please let us know if you know of anyone who would appreciate a lift to the pub.. We can arrange this for you.Many thanks
The Bowling Club elements of Festival Day
Please be aware that any donation made at the bowling club on festival day will go to the Village Team.
If you wish to donate to the Heptobstall Festival to help us carry on bringing you top class entertainment in future years, please donate in buckets in Weaver’s Square, the Church Ruin, the pubs or at the Dog Show. We really appreciate your support!
The Heptonstall Villlage Teams’s first fundraiser is to invite you all to re-visit the election and buy 3 water bombs for a pound, Emma Hartley and the Calder High Students are manning this stand for the princely sum of now’t.
The stand was made for us for free, and signage company: ‘School Image’ provided all the graphics and promotional boards for us FOC. So all funds received will help to cover todays FREE activities
Flo Bellamy photo booth is our second fundraiser. For £1.00 per person you can whizz into her booth, grab a prop and get a 30 second fast fire round of shots, before whizzing out the other side. Flo is working for now’t for us, but she will be offering to enhance your shots and get them printed on acrylic blocs, canvas etc. Your shots will be available to download for FREE after the event.
Our third fundraiser is the pop up café in the bowling club. Here you can fill your platter from our ALL YOU CAN EAT Tapas Buffet or buy a children’s sandwich platter before settling down to watch the kids playing on the children’s stalls in the bowing club.
We will also be selling afternoon tea and cake, served in old fashioned miss- matched cups, saucers cups and saucers.
Once again Emma Hartley has arranged for some Calder High School Students to help us out, and all profits from this café will go directly to The Heptonstall Village Team, and the costs of putting the day on.
Christmas Lunch at the Social and Bowling Club: Thursday 18 December 2014
Christmas Lunch at the Social & Bowling Club: Thursday 18 December 2014
Thank you! Thanks to all for the generous support for our second Christmas Lunch! We had 65 guests, served by Village Team elves, and we sent over 15 meals to local houses.
The meal was cooked for us at no charge by Rik Jones, Head Chef at Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds, assisted by his partner Sarah Wilmot. The food was kindly supplied by Hebden and Poole veg suppliers and Sykes House Farm butchers, both based in Wetherby.
The wonderful Heptonstall School Choir entertained the guests with beautifully sung Christmas carols as well as more up to date songs.
Village Team Coach Trip – 14 April – to Stephen H Smith’s Garden Centre at Otley
The Village Team is planning to have up to six trips this year. We’ve been lucky enough to secure a large luxury coach which “kneels” to the kerb for easy access.
Our Spring Coach Trip is on Tuesday 14 April 2015 to Stephen H Smith’s Garden Centre at Otley, leaving Heptonstall at 11.30 am.
The garden centre has a 300 seat restaurant, indoor and outdoor plant sales area, and an Edinburgh Wool Shop.
It’s all on one level, so fully accessible.
We can also loan out wheelchairs if booked with Jane in advance.
To book, ring Jane Hartmann 01422 846675.
Other dates for your diary:
19th May Harewood House
8th July Oswaldtwistle Mills
18th September Harrogate Flower Show
Village Team Christmas Lunch 2014
We have 39 people already booked for this year’s community event, which will take place at The Social and Bowling Club on 18 December.
This is intended as a warm and welcoming Christmas event for anyone, and we will not discriminate against those who consider themselves too young to come along and join in!!
The big goal this year is to raise as much funding as we can to cover the cost of the day, and buy a really nice gift for all our guests.
Last year we sent home around 15 lunches for those who could not attend, and we know they were very much appreciated. This year we would like to do the same.
Our guests tell us, that they wish to get to know more of the newer inhabitants of Heptonstall and therefore they warmly invite you to join in, and come and have a Christmas lunch with us.
If you cannot attend, but would like to help us, we would be very grateful for your support, which could include…..
Making a donation:
- See details on our website…
- or leave a contribution with Tony at the Post Office or at May’s Shop.
- There is a shopping list in May’s and at the Post Office, just tick off the items you would like to supply
Helping with entertainment:
- Ring Jan Lymer on 01422 847979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering in other ways:
- Again there are lists with May’s and the Post Office
Heptonstall Village Team – Event Calendar
Well, what a year! Thanks to the amazing people of Heptonstall, we now have our own Village Team. Our main objective is to establish a varied, interesting and fun calendar of social events for our community elders.
So far, we have had:-
- a wonderful Christmas lunch 2013;
- a fabulous trip to Knaresborough, in September;
- varied speakers and entertainment at the Social & Bowling Club;
- lots of warm and welcoming lunches at The Cross Inn.
Lunch dates at The Cross Inn – Wed 19th November & Wed 10th December, 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Terry, and his team at The Cross, love hosting us, and I have to say, these are really lovely easy going events. Please let us know if you can attend, support us as a driver, or donate a raffle prize.
Fancy a trip to the panto? “Sleeping Beauty” at the Social & Bowling Club – Sat 29th November, 2:00 – 4:00pm (cost £3)
Oh no, we don’t Oh yes, we do….etc. As usual, we will arrange transport, for those who need it. We have spoken with the cast, who are delighted that some ‘old friends’ may be coming along to the Saturday Matinee.
Christmas Lunch at the Social & Bowling Club – Thurs 18 December, 12/ 12:30 pm
Can’t believe how quickly this year has gone! We are proposing a 3-course meal and surprise gift, for £10. A lot of our guests do not want a ‘free lunch’, but would rather pay a fair price for a good deal. We want to build in entertainment for this year too, but until we have organized that, we will be keeping mum!
As with any new group, we want more feedback, so we can develop and deliver ideas our community wants. What we learned this year:-
- lots of people have enjoyed meeting up with old friends they haven’t seen in a long time;
- guests also seem to want to mix with the younger, and/or newer residents of Heptonstall, and share stories.
So, in conclusion……
- We are suggesting this short Winter programme to allow us time to get more ideas for our 2015 calendar of events.
- You can email or phone: Jan Lymer – 01422 842979
With Kind Regards,
The Heptonstall Village Team
Halloween Lunch at The Cross
Guests at the Heptonstall Village Team lunch were surprised and a little taken aback when they were served by witches, skeletons, Draculas and other spooky creatures.
There were over 20 guests at this fun event. Anyone is welcome to come and join in the fun….. You won’t be discriminated against…. even if you think you are under age! Honest!
These events are lively, intelligent fun and aim to get the generations to mix up a bit. We often get old friends up from Mytholm Court and Mytholm Meadows as well as Elphin Court.
Our next 2 are :
Wed 19th November and Wed 10th December
The Village Team – Recent Event Updates
The Village Team -Lunch at The Cross – Wednesday 27 August 2014
Our fourth Lunch Club event went very well last week, one resident said it was a fantastic opportunity to meet up with friends she had not seen in a while, whilst another commented on the fabulous Steak and Ale pie and chips for £4.00. Bargain!
Terry asked us to remind the village that this deal is available to ALL (young and old alike) from 12.00 til 3pm. Every Wednesday.
Next date Wed 24th September. Come along and join in, the food is good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting.
Don’t forget! …..It is only 2 weeks until our poetry morning. This will be more than just poems from ww1, with 3 local published poets on hand to read from there works as well.
The Village Team -Lunch at The Cross – Wednesday 13 August 2014
‘Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere’ – just some of the comments from our guests at this event.
The day was rounded off with the arrival of local resident and published poet Michael Crowley who came to talk through the next Poetry and Cake event organised by Eileen Barnes 87.
Pop it in your diary Sunday 7th of September 1.30 at the Bowling Club.
See fliers for details.
Many thanks to The Heptonstall Village Team for arranging transport to those who require it.
Cake and Conversation with the Shaggy Dog Storytellers – Sunday 10 August 2014
There were over 70 people present on the day… it was pouring with rain outside… but warm and welcoming in the Bowling Club as guests were entertained with songs and music from the Shaggy Dog Storytellers. Nora 92…. stole the show with her wonderful voice and even more outrageous sense of humour.
Young and old (Paige 6 months, Phyliss Walstow 100 and 2 weeks!) enjoyed the cake and sandwiches prepared by The Heptonstall Village Team, and we all laughed at the wonderful tales told by the Shaggy Dog Storytellers.
This was one of a series of events designed to provide a varied, interesting and entertaining calender of social events for our elderly. If you want to find out more, suggest ideas for us for the future, volunteer or help us with raffle prizes look at the team’s web pages.
Lunch Club at the Cross Inn – July 2014
Lunch Club at The Cross Inn – June 2014
Cake and Conversation – March 2014
Christmas Lunch – December 2013
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Winter Support Service
If you are worried about your home being cold or damp in winter, and rising energy costs, Age UK have a new FREE service that is available to any older person.
They can help with:
- Checking your home’s energy efficiency
- Tips on staying warm and well in winter
- Installing practical equipment, such as draught excluders and radiator foils
- Companionship visits
- Days at Centres in Halifax and Huddersfield
To find out more, call us on 01422 262011 or visit the website.
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Online at Home Project
Want to get to grips with new technology and the internet but don’t want the outlay of a new computer straight away? Age UK may be able to offer:
- Loan of digital equipment for 6 months
- One-to-one support from an experienced IT volunteer
- Access to the internet
If you would like more information or to see if you or someone you know is eligible, please call Anne Cuthbert at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees 01422 252 040 or visit the website
Northern Powergrid: online registration for Priority Services Register (PSR)
Northern Powergrid has launched an improved online registration process for its Priority Services Register (PSR) for those customers who feel they are particularly vulnerable and would benefit from additional support during a power cut. New features now allow carers or relatives to register on behalf of a vulnerable person and also let those registering set the length of time they wish to be on the register. Reminders will be sent automatically to extend or end their registration. The PSR pages include tips on energy efficiency and contacts for organisations offering support and advice on heating and fuel bills.
http://www.northernpowergrid.com/page/powercuts/priority.cfm for more details…
An Invitation to Join “The Performance Ensemble”.
Plans are underway for an exciting community performance project for Calder Valley residents to be delivered in early 2014.
If you are close to 60 or above and have lots of stories to tell, this is for you. Set in a dance hall this quirky, romantic performance will include acting, singing, dancing, visual arts and live music. Local stories will be woven into the piece with volunteer performers, musicians and artists coming together to make this happen.
The Performance Ensemble is the brain child of Alan Lyddiard, an accomplished theatre director with a passion for creating community theatre with older people. Alan will be attending on September 14th to talk a little about the project, to answer any questions you might have and to listen to your ideas for the event too.
This informal get-together will take place upstairs at the church and there is a lift if you need one. Downstairs the infamous Mytholmroyd Marmaladies will be holding their ‘Marvellous Market’ so there’s plenty to do. There’s a café too.
Joe Standerline is the community Liaison Contact for the Performance Ensemble. Joe is a playwright and creative coach who’s helping to spread the word and ensure as many local residents know about the project as possible. If you’d like to know more, please give Joe a call on 0794 1234 313 or email joe’@’mycoachjoe.co.uk.
Mytholmroyd Methodist Church
Scout Rd. Mytholmroyd. HX7 5QD
Saturday 14 September 2013
11am to 12.30 pm.
If you can’t attend this time but would like to get involved in the project please let Joe know so he can keep you informed. Please feel free to forward this to friends and family.
See you there for the start of something wonderful.
Age UK in Calderdale and Kirklees
Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees Health and Community Services team are working with ‘Good Neighbour Scheme’. They aim to alleviate a lot of the problems associated with later life.
A project which the people of Heptonstall are likely to hear a lot more about is ‘LOCAL LINK’.
Local Link is managed by Andrew Fearnley, who has a network of Community Volunteers, mainly in rural areas of Calderdale, who act as ‘eyes and ears’ of their local communities, to support isolated older people. Mary Cockcroft and Jean Leach are our volunteers in the Heptonstall area.
Andrew also runs a scheme called ‘SAFE & WARM’, offering Home Energy Information and Advice, with support in applying for grants and reducing fuel poverty amongst vulnerable older people.
The ‘ACTIVE BEFRIENDING PROJECT’, co-ordinated by Christine Henry offers ‘one to one’ support for isolated people throughout Calderdale. Trained volunteers are linked with lonely older people who feel depressed and socially isolated. The scheme is focused on engaging people in activities with their befriender, in order to restore confidence and gain more out of life.
People are referred to the scheme through various channels; usually by Health Professionals, but often by family or neighbours and sometimes by the person who actually needs the support.
Andrew and Christine can be contacted at Age UKCK Choices Centre, Woolshops, Halifax. For further information Tel 01422 399830.
Community Car Service
The Good Neighbour Scheme (+ Voluntary Driver) Group have been successful in recruiting a number of local community volunteers – as drivers for the Community Car Service. If you have mobility problems and/or experience problems in using public transport then this service may be of help to you. You might be able to use it, for example, to get to:-
- GP or Hospital Appointments
- Food or other shopping
- Social events and activities
If you think that you – or someone you know – might be interested and/or you would like to find out more, then please contact Phil Kelly on 01422 847328.
Shopping Bus – Heptonstall to Tesco at King Cross.
3rd Monday of each Month
Pick up 12 o’clock;
- At telephone box on Hepton Drive
- Bus stop at the bottom of Longfield
There are a few vacancies.
If anyone is interested please contact
Margaret Coupe – Tel: 842550 or e-mail: margaret.coupe12*mypostoffice.co.uk (change * to @).
Luncheon Club – Hebden Bridge Methodist Centre
First Thursday of each month 12.00 to 12.30 start – (None in January & August)
Membership – No need to book or to attend on a regular basis.
2 Courses – Choice of menu – main course and dessert. Tea or Coffee. Cost £4.00.
For further information or to arrange to attend contact:
Mary Livesey: 845405 or Phil Kelly 847328.
Luncheon Club – Mytholmroyd
At Good Shepherd Centre (by railway viaduct on New Road).
Every Wednesday 12.45 (not in school holidays). For catering purposes regular attendance is preferred, but it is recognised that members won’t always be able to make it and that is not a problem.
Sample menu: Cauliflower-cheese soup, pork cooked with cider, mushrooms and onions, and spiced apple and raisin crumble. Tea of coffee. Cost £3.50. Bar drinks are available should Luncheon Club diners wish to purchase them.
For further information or to arrange to attend contact: Mary Livesey: 845405 or Phil Kelly 847328.