Spy Cops “Deep Deception” meeting with Helen Steel, Hebden Bridge Trades Club 10th April

Calderdale Trades Union Council is holding a public meeting at 2pm on 10th April at Hebden Bridge Trades Club, with  “Deep Deception” co-author Helen Steel and Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI) core participant Mark Metcalf, a National Union of Journalists delegate to Calderdale Trades Council.

McLibel campaigner Helen Steel tells the story of ‘the spycops network’ and the women like herself who uncovered the shocking truth about shadowy undercover policing set up to to spy on protesters in mainly left-wing and progressive groups.

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Tuesday 3rd April deadline for comments on Walshaw Moor Estate’s planning application for 5km stone track across protected moor

Here is the link to the planning application 18/00237/FUL| Formation of new stone and timber access tracks to connect to existing stone tracks, including passing places and turning circle | Land At Coordinates 396528 435776 Widdop Road Heptonstall Hebden Bridge Calderdale, on the Calderdale Council Planning Portal.

Since the track also goes into the Pendle Council area, the planning application is also being considered by Pendle Council, you can comment here – the planning application number is 18/0143/FUL.

You’ll need to log in to each planning portal to comment.

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#GE2017 Education Question Time hustings in Brighouse and Halifax

Calderdale NUT are hosting two Education Question Time events in the Halifax and Calder Valley constituencies in the run up to the general election. They are free events, but tickets must be booked in advance at http://ticketsource.co.uk/calderdalenut and are limited to two tickets per booking.

All declared candidates have been invited. Currently this is James Baker LIB, Holly Lynch LAB, Chris Pearson CON for Halifax, and Janet Battye LIB, Josh Fenton-Glynn LAB,  and Rob Holden IND Craig Whittaker CON, Kieran Turner GREEN for Calder Valley. Continue reading

All welcome at Hiroshima Day memorial event, Hebden Bridge on 6th August

Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in an event to remember those who died when the nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and those who still suffer from radiation poisoning, and say Never Again! 

Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice is hosting an hour-long programme of poetry, readings, songs and reflection, starting at 3pm by the Packhorse Bridge in Hebden Bridge. 

At a time when our government has just voted to renew the UK’s weapons of mass destruction, it is even more important to remember the horror of nuclear weapons.

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Butterfly count – here is a nice thing to do in 15 minutes

If you are in a sunny place outdoors for 15 minutes, you can count how many of these butterflies you see, then enter the numbers in the chart and submit the info together with the date and your location, at www.bigbutterflycount.org.uk Continue reading

Calder Valley peace group continues campaign for nuclear disarmament after MPs vote to renew Trident

On 18th July 2016 from 6pm – 7pm, many passing drivers on the main road through Hebden Bridge showed support for a well-attended protest, organised by Calder Valley CND for Peace & Justice, against the renewal of Trident. At the same time, MPs were debating the issue in Parliament. Continue reading

Hebden Bridge Mayor to read peace declaration on 70th anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bombing

At 3pm on Sunday 9th August, peace campaigners in the Upper Calder will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki.

This took place on August 9th, three days after the neighbouring city, Hiroshima, was destroyed by the world’s first nuclear attack.

The commemoration will take place at the wavy steps by the Pack Horse Bridge on Bridgegate, central Hebden Bridge. All are welcome to take part. Continue reading

Science week meeting with Blackshaw Environmental Action Team 17th March

During Science Week Blackshaw Environmental Action Team (BEAT)  has a public meeting on Tuesday 17th March at Blackshaw Head Methodist Church, with two speakers:

Roger Munday will talk about Science and religious belief – conflict or common ground?

How can a rational, scientifically-literate person today sincerely believe in a supernatural, interactive God?

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Global Justice Calderdale Meeting Tuesday 11th November in #HebdenBridge

The next meeting of Global Justice Calderdale (fka World Development Movement) will be on Tuesday 11th November at 7.30pm in the White Lion, Hebden Bridge.

All are welcome.

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