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Published by The Grapevine Magazine, 2019-09-04 05:54:13

The Grapevine Brighouse Issue 79 September 2019

Back to school! This issue is filled with local events like Elland Show, Climb4CALAIS and Overgate Hospice's Midnight Walk, plus handy business ads for your every need!

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Issue 79 Sep ‘19

Your community magazine - connecting
local people to local businesses


Christie Lea – celebrating 25 years

Walk down memory lane with Chris Helme

What’s going on in your local community?

Distributed to 9,500 homes and businesses every month throughout Brighouse including
Bailiff Bridge, Clifton, Hove Edge, Rastrick, Woodhouse, Fixby

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Editor’s Note: Property
Back to school, back to work, back to
whatever this month represents for you –
welcome to our September edition.
We missed you last month – did you miss us?
Anyway – back to it and lots going on locally.
The lovely boutique that is Christie Lea in
Hipperholme is celebrating a special 25th
anniversary year and 47 Grains are continuing
their readers’ offer.
We are starting to plan for the run up to you
know what – so get in touch if you have a
business or service that you would like to
promote locally to 17,500 local homes and
See you in October and thanks for your
continued support.

Love the Grapevine Mag Team


Now taking bookings for Oct ‘19 onwards,

No part of this publication may be copied, partly copied or
reproduced without the Editor’s permission. All advertisers are
independent of the publication and advert content does not reflect
the views of the Editor. Copyright The Grapevine Mag 2018.
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marketing purposes. Legal action has been taken in the past on
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accordingly. We spend a lot of time and energy each month creating
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Food & Drink

Food Matters

Blueberry Muffins

Equipment: Muffin cases and 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Finally, fold in the blueberries
tin to bake them in, large mixing 125g blueberries (frozen are OK) and divide the mixture between
bowl, hand mixer each of the muffin cases.

Ingredients Method: Bake for 5 minutes then turn the
oven down to 180c/160c fan/
gas 4 and bake for a further 15-
100g unsalted, softened butter 18 minutes until they have risen
140g golden caster sugar and are golden in colour. You can
2 large eggs check if they are fully cooked by
140g natural yogurt popping in a cocktail stick to see
if it comes out clean.
F O O D1tspvanillaextract Cool the muffins in the tin on a
rack for 10 minutes or so then
2 tbsp milk remove them from the tin to
Heat the oven to 200c/180c fan/ finish cooling.
gas 6.
Line a 12 hole muffin tin with
paper cases.
Beat the butter and sugar
together until they are fluffy then
add the eggs. Beat for 1 minute
and then mix in the yogurt,
vanilla extract and milk.

Combine the flour, baking These will keep for up to 4
days in an airtight container
250g plain flour powder and bicarb in a bowl with and can be freshened up in the

2tsp baking powder a 1/4tsp salt, then tip this into microwave for 10 seconds or so
the wet ingredients and stir in.
on high power.



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Lifestyle & Leisure Bespoke handcrafted woodwork
Unique home and gardenware, decorations and gifts
All items are made by hand in Hove Edge
15% OFF! Commissions and custom orders taken
instagram: dcwoodcraft_co_uk

Unit 4, Kershaws Garden Centre, Brighouse, HD6 2QD

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The farewell appearance Giselle Allen soprano
of the HCS’ Yvonne Howard mezzo

renowned conductor Nicky Spence tenor
John Pryce-Jones Gidon Saks bass

North of England Classical Orchestra

Sunday 13 October 2019 6.30pm

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Tickets from £2 to £25 from Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Box Office: 01422 351158 or online:

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Lifestyle & Leisure

Christie Lea

Celebrating styling ladies for 25 years

It’s time for celebration at Anyone who has called to see Christie Lea stock a wide range of
Christie Lea boutique in Julie and Janice at Christie Lea designer labels such as;
Hipperholme – who are will know that they offer an • Joseph Ribkoff
celebrating 25 years of providing exceptional and friendly service • Passioni
fabulous fashion to discerning in a relaxed environment. • Faber Woman
ladies Julie told us “The kettle is always • Oui
Originally opened in Batley back on and we really enjoy spending • Barbara Lebek
in 1994, Christie Lea is a thriving time with our ladies as they try
local, independent fashion our styles on and we’re happy “In terms of styles and brands,
boutique which provides a wide to advise and give feedback and we cater for all ladies from size
variety of quality ladieswear recommendations on colours, 10-18 and offer a wide variety
brands. styles and matching accessories.  of choice,” said Julie, “There’s
The business relocated to It’s what we love doing and smart, sophisticated, casual
Hipperholme back in 2015 and there’s nothing more satisfying and we feel we’re a great place
many of their loyal customers than seeing ladies walking away to find an outfit for a special
came with them.  They have also who we know will love the look occasion or perhaps a new
gained a whole new following and quality of what they’ve winter coat to get you ready for
of local Halifax ladies within this purchased from us.” the autumn/winter season that’s
area too. on the way!”  They also have
Boutique owner, Julie Priestley, a seamstress on hand for any
told us “We’re so fortunate as alterations too.
our customers still do travel The boutique is colourful, warm,
from Batley way to come and open with the added benefit
see us which is fabulous.  Since of being able to park directly
relocating to Hipperholme outside and also wheelchair
though – we’re delighted to say friendly.
we have some amazing loyal Call in and take a look at the new
ladies who now shop with us. collection – it’s very likely that
the kettle will be on too!

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Lifestyle & Leisure

All Change on Commercial Street
By Chris Helme

Looking back over the years many shops have come
and gone on Commercial Street. Some through the
owners retiring, whilst others may not have been as
successful as they would have liked and decided to
cut their losses.

Numerous plans and feasibility studies have
been produced over the years, all with the best
of intentions to improve the town centre.
Having visited many towns over the last forty years
as a guest speaker, I have often heard members of
the group talking about how their own communities
have gone backwards particularly the town centre.

At every opportunity I tell them what Brighouse Next door we have had the Merrie England coffee
does to attract visitors to the town, with the many café, with most people unable to remember the
events that are organised, principally by volunteers. days when this popular café was not there. How
The cry I often hear is, ‘they will not do that here’. many can remember visiting next door in the 1960s
So, we are well placed, with what is done in the when it was Fawcett’s the stationers? It still trades
name of community spirit, and to be a welcoming under that name and sells some beautiful cards and
and lively place for people to come and see what is gifts for all occasions.
on offer. Then it is Corals betting office, now this is a corner
I recently called into the former Marsden’s jewellers’ that has seen many changes. Local history is often
shop on Bradford Road, which is for the time being best seen on the first floor. Here is a good example
used as a ‘pop-up’ shop for the Brighouse Bid, and with its art deco and very much the Burton house
picked up some of the literature that is available. I style which was adopted during the 1920s. It does
would recommend readers call in and have a look at seem a long time ago since this corner shop was
the literature and be able to say when the Brighouse the YEB showrooms. Queuing up on a Saturday to
Bid is being discussed you will know something pay your electricity bill and maybe eye up a new
about it. cooker or electric fire. Then it was the Abbey Bank
This photograph is dated 1943 and shows to some to occupy this corner which later became part of
readers what is a familiar section of Commercial Santander, the Spanish multinational banking group.
Street. There have been many changes to this small Across the Park Street junction is Taylor’s chemist
section over the last seventy-six years. Looking shop, with its fancy shaped bottles and the different
at the six businesses on view in this photograph colour liquid inside that all chemists had.
they are Boot’s the Chemist, which is now part of Unlike many other towns the good news is that
the Commercial Street and the Wellington Arcade. whilst Brighouse does have its share of empty shop
Probably more of you will remember when it was premises, they don’t seem to be vacant as long or as
the Army and Navy Store and of course it now a often as many of the towns I am asked to visit.
charity shop.

The big fronted shop next door is F.W.Woolworth, As was the slogan over forty years ago, ‘shop
what a shock it was when in 2008 it was announced local’ and keep the town centre alive, vibrant and
that the 807 shops would close, the final 200 stores attractive.
closed in January 2009. It was where generations
of schoolchildren visited to buy pens, crayons and Chris Helme – Local Nostalgia Magazine
colouring books. It was the store where aunties Chris has launched a new, local nostalgia
and uncles and grandparents would buy snakes magazine. The 5th edition is out now. You can
and ladders, Ludo and the ever-popular boxed find his advert on page 6
compendium of games for a Christmas present.

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In November the Town Hall Foundation, partnered with Focus4Hope, will be
making our third trip of 2019 to the refugee camps in Northern France. Thousands

of people, many of them women and children, are living in tents across the area
having been forced to flee persecution in countries like Sudan, Syria and Iraq.

On our last visit, we provided care and dental treatments for many of the children
there, but there is still so much more to do. Please help us to help the children in
need by raising as much money as possible at our Climb 4 Calais event. Thank you.


Inspired by the Oscar winning documentary Free Solo
our goal is to climb the height of El Capitan in one day!

El Capitan is a vertical rock formation located in the Yosemite National Park, California.
At 2308 metres above sea level it is the equivalent of 64 full ascents of Roktface.

£15 to attend and climb from 11am

GO TO to book your space today,
plus you can download your sponsor form too.


Find out more information: t: 01422 943022 e:

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Grapevine’s Charity of the Year 2019 - Overgate Hospice

Overgate Hospice – Charity

of the Year 2019

Enjoy a walk in the dark this month

On September 14 the Midnight Promoted by Sky
Walkers will put their best foot This year’s new routes have
forward as they take to the been tried and tested by the
streets of Calderdale on the fundraising team. Jess Bailey,
brand new seven and 13 mile event fundraiser, said: “Our
routes, starting and finishing Midnight Walk is our biggest
at North Bridge Leisure Centre, fundraiser of the year. The
Halifax. routes are great ones this year
The walk is a way for supporters of Overgate to take as both routes will experience the first few miles
on a challenge while raising much needed funds for together. We are excited to see everyone light up
the hospice. the streets in memory of their loved ones and it’s
Many participants will walk in memory of a loved great to have so many supporters signed up already.
one, “their star”, while others do it for fun or a Spread the word and let’s get as many people as
challenge with friends, family or even their dog. possible involved this year in support of our local
Each walker will receive a T-shirt before the event, hospice.”
which they will wear on the night and once they Registration is £15 per person or £21 on the night,
cross the finish line walkers will receive their well- which includes a T-shirt, medal, a goody bag and
earned medal plus a delicious bacon butty and a refreshments. The entry fee means every penny
cuppa. raised in sponsorship money goes directly to the
patients at the hospice.

To register, call 01422 387121 or visit

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Lifestyle & Leisure

Richard’s Story

At the Town Hall Foundation, in partnership with Focus4Hope, we
work alongside a great number of people facing personal challenges,
from loneliness and isolation to homelessness and requiring urgent
medical care. One particular individual we have had the great
pleasure helping is our friend Richard, and this is his story.
Richard has been struggling with homelessness for the past twenty
years, from the age of 18, with the longest period of living rough on
the streets being over a year. Since he was 18, he estimates that he
slept on the streets for a total of six years. After leaving university,
Richard struggled with drink and drugs, leading to his struggles with
finding accommodation, living in a variety of shelters and hostels as
well as on the streets.
In November of 2018 we met Richard during our outreach sessions
in the centre of Leeds, where we provide handouts for those
sleeping on the streets as well as on site dental care. At this time
Richard had been sleeping rough for around two months and was
suffering from a painful abscess in his mouth that he was unable to
get treatment for. This abscess was bordering on the start of sepsis,
which is lethal on the streets. Anyone who meets Richard knows
that it is hard not to be charmed by his positive mental attitude and
we wanted to do everything we could to help.
The Town Hall Foundation paid for Richard’s treatment, and through constant contact and guidance by the
team at Focus4Hope Richard found a flat and a place to call his own. Our team also paid for all his furniture,
bedding and essentials he needed to get back on his feet.
We’re delighted to say that Richard now works with us at Focus4Hope and the foundation, and we could
not be happier to see him thriving. He is now fully trained in First Aid and going on education courses run
by our sister company Focus4Success. He’s stated that he wants to use his new position to give back and
help others like himself get off the streets.
Richard’s story is an inspiring one, and while we helped him along the way it wouldn’t have been possible
without all the hard work he did to better himself. We’re incredibly proud of him and can’t wait to see
where his future takes him. We want to be able to help more people like Richard, and that’s only possible
thanks to the amazing work of our community who regularly get involved in events such as clothing
donations and the Best of Brighouse Awards.

We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting
the Christmas, Crackers, Curry and Comedy Night on
Thursday 19th of December at Brighouse Sports Club.
For each ticket sold £10 will provide a food parcel for
those in need in our community over the festive period.
Find out more at


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Lifestyle & Leisure ‘HAPPY DAYS’

A Rock & Roll trip down memory lane

The New York Daily News Adult Tickets: £15.00  / Concessions: £12.00.
wrote: ‘If you like GREASE you Please email details to
will LOVE ‘HAPPY DAYS’! or send a cheque along with a S.A.E. stating the
This fast-moving, heart- performance & number of tickets to Stage Door
warming & catchy musical Studio, The Studio Rooms, 11, St James St, Halifax.
which has been adapted HX1 5SU.
from the famous television
series where Henry Winkler
played the ‘Fonz’ is bursting
with high spirited dancing
& lyrical songs. A ‘Rock n
’Roll’ trip down memory lane
in Milwaukee with Richie
Cunningham & his best friends
about to graduate high school.
Arnold’s malt shop, the hub of
the community is due to close,
but ‘cool’ ‘Arthur Fonzerelli,
vows to save the day!
The Playhouse, Halifax: Thursday, 17th -  Saturday,
19th October at 7.15pm with a Saturday Matinee at

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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing

Free Event – The Science of Digestion

Organised by Huddersfield charity, Guts UK

Learn more about the hidden world inside • 6:40pm: IBS & Food: What do we know?
us all, the conditions that affect your (Julie Thompson)
digestive system and what we know • 7pm: Liver: 500 Functions (Dr Varinder
about how to fight them. Athwal)

This exciting event falls just before Love Their vision is of a world where digestive
Your Gut Week ( which disorders are better understood, better
runs from 16-22nd September, and aims treated and everyone who lives with one
to highlight the vital role of the digestive gets the support they need.
system and emphasise the importance of Guts UK’s mission is to provide expert
good gut health! information, raise awareness of digestive
The expert speakers include two local health and fund research into conditions of
dieititans, two consultant gastroenterologists the gut, liver and pancreas. If you’d like expert
(gut doctors) and a Guts UK funded researcher: information about a digestive condition or gut
• 5pm: Doors open health, get in touch. Visit:
• 5:30pm: Introduction & Living with Crohn’s Book your free tickets:
Disease (Dr Phil Smith)
• 6:00pm: Diet, Bugs & Gut Health - which For more information: 01484 483123 or
5-a-day? ( Prof. Jon Rhodes) email
• 6:20pm: What if it’s Coeliac Disease?
(Christian Costas) 

Science of Digestion
in Huddersfield
Thursday 12th September • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn all about the hidden world inside us all, the conditions that affect
your digestive system and what we know about how to fight them.
This is your chance to hear from leading experts in a friendly but
informative way. Exploring the Science of Digestion is open to all.

Topics include: Our guts just don’t get the
• Diet, Bugs & Gut Health: which attention they deserve.
• IBS & Food Guts UK are the only charity
• Coeliac Disease funding research into the
• Liver: 500 Functions digestive system from top
... and more! to tail - the gut, liver &
Kindly supported by Love Your Gut
Week: 16-22
The Revell Ward Suite, Huddersfield Football Stadium, September
Stadium Way, HD1 6PG Reg. Charity No: 1137029

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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing

Why wait for

With fast access to general surgery
treatments and procedures, we’ll
make sure you don’t miss a thing.

• Bowel surgery, colostomy
and ileostomy

• Colonoscopy
• Flexible sigmoidoscopy
• Gallbladder/gallstone removal
• Gastroscopy
• Hernia repair surgery
• Haemorrhoid removal treatment
• Varicose vein treatment

Book to see an expert today
Search ‘Spire Elland’
Call 01422 229 370

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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing





We often hear that having dentures, At The Old Church Dental Practice we can Dental implants can be used to

or missing teeth, mean that you solve many of these issues by restoring replace one missing tooth, or an

struggle to eat certain foods, lack your smile using dental implants. entire jaw of missing teeth and

the confidence to smile, or are The benefits of dental implants has they will look, feel and behave
reluctant to socialise for fear of been proven time and time again as just like your natural teeth.

being judged by the appearance the best way of replacing missing It’s amazing the difference

of your teeth. teeth, or getting rid of your dentures. one day can make!

The Old Church Dental Practice

Leeds Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8NT

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Business, Finance & Technology
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Business, Finance & Technology

Brighouse Town FC

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Lifestyle & Leisure
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Business, Finance & Technology

Business Owner
Finance Q & A’s

By Debbie Story, Sleigh & Story, Brighouse

Q. If my husband and I give our house to my Aid scheme and you’re a basic rate taxpayer, the
children but continue to live in it, will inheritance charity is able to claim back tax of £25 from the
tax be chargeable on the property when we die?  government, which means the charity receives
A. The inheritance tax residence nil rate band £125, but it costs you only £100. A higher rate
(RNRB), which is currently being phased, is designed taxpayer can claim 20% (the difference between the
to help people in your position to pass on the family higher rate of tax at 40% cent and the basic rate of
home to children or grand- children, tax-free after tax at 20%) as a tax deduction on the total value to
their death.  the charity of the donation. So, on a gift of £100,
Broadly, where someone dies on or after 6 April a higher rate taxpayer can reclaim £25 (20% of the
2017 and their estate is above the basic inheritance gross donation of £125). The claim is usually made
tax threshold (currently £325,000), the estate may via the individual’s self-assessment tax return.
be entitled to an additional threshold before any Q. I borrowed some money from my company to
inheritance tax becomes due. The extra amount for lend to my brother. He is paying it back in monthly
2019/20 is up to £150,000 and this will increase to instalments over three years. I am the sole director
£175,000 in 2020/21. and shareholder of the company and I am not
The additional threshold can be added to the basic charging my bother interest on the loan. Are there
inheritance tax threshold of £325,000 if the person any tax implications I need to consider? 
and their estate meet the qualifying conditions. A. The tax implications for the company are that the
This means that from 2020/21, it should be possible loan is deemed to have been made to an associate
for a married couple or civil partners, to pass on a of a participator in the company, and as such, it will
family home worth up to £1 million to their direct be caught by what are commonly referred to as the
descendants. ‹section 455 rules›. Broadly, these rules mean that
The amount of the additional threshold due for an the company will have to pay tax at 32.5% on the
estate will be the lower of: amount of the loan outstanding nine months after
- the value of the home, or share that direct the accounting year end of the company. When the
descendants inherit loan has subsequently been repaid to the company,
- the maximum additional threshold available for the HMRC will refund the tax paid.
estate when the person died There is an exception to this, namely where a
HMRC’s guidance Inheritance tax: additional loan does not exceed £15,000, but only when the
threshold (RNRB) provides further information. shareholder does not own more than 5% of the
Always seek professional advice before entering into shares.
any arrangement where the main purpose, or one of If an employee of a relative of an employee receives
the main purposes, is to obtain a tax advantage. an interest-free loan from an employer, this will be
Q. My child’s school is asking parents to make a benefit-in-kind for the employee. Interest at the
a one-off donation to help with much-needed ‘official rate’ (currently 2.5%) is calculated, and this
school funds. If I complete a gift aid form for my deemed interest is subject to tax. However, there
donation, will I be able to can claim tax back on the are exceptions to this tax charge where: 
payment?  - the loan is a ‘qualifying loan’;
A. If the school is a registered charity, either - a qualifying or non-qualifying loan is less than
registered with the Charity Commission or with £10,000; and
HMRC, you can make gift aid payments to them - - the employee can show that they received no
both regular and one-off payments.  benefit from the loan to the relative.
Under gift aid your donation is treated as being Sleigh & Story Ltd, Thornhill Brigg Mills,
made net of basic rate tax (at 20%) tax and the Thornhill Beck Lane, Brighouse HD6 4AH.
charity claims the tax back from the government. You can follow Sleigh & Story on Facebook,
So, if you make a donation of £100 under the Gift or Twitter @sleighandstory.

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The information contained in this article is of a general nature and you are advised to obtain specific professional advice
before you take any action.

Families & Education

Kids Puzzle Page

Monkey maniapuzzlepage

Spot the differences

Can you spot the 10 differences?

find his

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Consumer Champion 

Consumer Champion

Consumer Champion – the man who helps you resolve your consumer complaints!

RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAYS  If you find something unexpected the Supply of Goods and Services
Enjoying a good meal is a (or disturbing) in your food Act 1982. The act states that you
fundamental part of everyone’s then you can expect a written should expect the ‘services’ to be
day, no matter whether you like apology a refund and some carried out with reasonable care
to make your own MasterChef compensation. However, don’t and skill within a reasonable time
masterpieces or grab a takeout start booking that holiday or and at a reasonable cost. That’s a
on the way home. paying off your mortgage just yet. lot of ‘reasonableness!’
However, in the last year, Big businesses like supermarkets
Resolver has seen a huge are stingy when it comes to The important thing is, if you feel
increase in complaints about dodgy items that have found their you’ve not got the service, food,
restaurants and takeaways – over way in to products where they or anything else the restaurant
60,000 cases - and complaints shouldn’t be. The norm seems led you to believe you would get,
about supermarkets are edging to be a voucher around the £10 then in theory you can complain. 
ever-higher too. So here’s a guide to £20 mark though some higher
to your rights when things go amounts are offered where It makes sense to make your
wrong. there’s some negative publicity complaint at the venue and to
Buying food – your rights in the media. But even then, it’s tell the manager at the soonest
Shopping for food is such a rarely over £100. opportunity that you’re not
part of life for us all that we Takeaways and restaurants – happy and why. Take a photo -
sometimes don’t realise that the your rights you can escalate the complaint
rights we have when buying a A good meal often comes down to head office if it’s a chain. But
packet of cereal are the same as to the individual taste and be reasonable about what you
they are when buying a pair of preference of each diner.  What want to resolve the matter. If you
shoes. works for some doesn’t work just want to cut your losses and
In theory, when returning any for others as any restaurant leave, then as long as you haven’t
item – including food – you review will tell you. There’s racked up a massive bar bill it’s
have lots of rights regardless of nothing wrong with preferring reasonable to expect some or all
whether the goods or services a full English or a Cordon Bleu drinks to be comped. If the meal
were bought in store or online, experience. You have minimum is a big event for you then let the
thanks to the Consumer Rights expectations and you want restaurant know how this has
Act. them to be met. But you can’t impacted on you - they may be
The act covers loads of things, have your cake and eat it, so to able to come up with a solution
but the important bit says speak. If you’ve eaten the meal, that compensates for the event
you have the right to reject you won’t get far complaining being spoiled.
something if it’s faulty within that it wasn’t what you wanted
30 days of buying it and get a afterwards! You can find out more about
refund. The law that is generally your rights or make a complaint
However, the one exception to considered to be the one using Resolver for free at www.
this is goods that are likely to that gives you most rights is Or view our
perish within 30 days, when the Twitter page @WalkerResolver @
time limit changes to become resolvercouk or go to facebook.
the date the item is expected to com/resolvercouk
perish. This is usually the use-by
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Plant of the month Garden


Fuchsia can be grown outdoors in moist, fertile
soil, and are ideally placed in flower borders
and beds. Once planted they can often live for
years with minimal care.
Pendent flowers are borne from summer to
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General principles of urban SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)

If our valley was natural it would maintain a balance • Consider plants that take up moisture, but don’t
of water circulation through the processes of rainfall, mind dry spells.
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ground. use water as they grow, and break apart the ground
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Due to human development replacing plants and
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management. Many small changes can have a big into the sewer, the water is temporarily stored /
combined effect on reducing flood water quantity filtered and cleaned, through Slow the Flow methods
and quality. (known as SuDS elements - see central box and
Ways that You Can Slow The Flow

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mething’ that makes you sure period property there are lots of other will also ensure that they can see where they

eel like your home. colours that would work well. Greens, pale are going. Using solar powered lights is an

rpeednescothraetnioinsH,thsooautmrwcieengbsufrs&eyshI,ntebwrlouioeosdreannsddoreodr.s can look stunning on a easy solution and costs very little but you can
also install lights by your front door so that if
you’re not sure of who is visiting you can flick
them on to see. Some people also prefer
them to switch on automatically when
someone passes to alert them that they can
possibly be seen.

First impressions are always important and as
you can see, making your home look as
special as you are is pretty simple.
Home Focust’s easy to forget the outside an otherwise neglected entrance.
int colours, bathroom tiles You might like to consider the use of fresh

vely things that we can hardware on your door from handles,

ur own stamp on the knockers and bells which can all modernise

on’t advocate trying to keep
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First Impressionsot.
The use of flowers to surround your house is
certain to freshen up even the dullest of
exteriors. If you’re lucky to have enough
room you can add hanging baskets, window

baskets and of course planters either side of

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see if it has thisatot s‘imwpolywgivefeavcertyothrin’gaa ngododtchleaant. upkeep of flowering plants you can go
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kerb eanpopuedtgahhlo. eonRpet’oiptoaunian.ttMdisnaigvkdyeooecuraistrseatwrtahtihegrrhaytthotianrnedgcrvuarpteteoardinytksoowetnhheeicephsidcwueanspi. lblewshueinteghwthheetJhoenretshees,y and opt for trees - bay and holly are
easy particularly good as they can be shaped
to suit and will add some height to the
are visiting your home or not. display.
A quick job to make your exterior look
better is to simply give everything a
good clean. Polish up any silverware,
wipe your wood or upvc window
surrounds with hot soapy water and shine up the
glass with a water and vinegar solution. A bit of
sparkle can go a long way as well as save you time
later on. UPVC can often start to discolour if you
On an amusing note, there is one person who is likely don’t keep it clean so a weekly wipe down, at least
to see your house every day and that’s the postman. on the bits you can reach, won’t go amiss.
For this reason it’s worth testing your letterbox. Is
it accessible, and more importantly how easy is it to
get items through the slot? If it is really stiff you’re Another thing you can do is take a few steps back
likely to end up with squashed letters and a postman from your property and really study it to see how it
with sore fingers! looks at different angles. Consider how the windows
are dressed from the inside - this will show from the
outside and can make a big difference. Have a think
So do the ‘postman test’ on your front door and about whether wooden blinds would look better
check your letterbox. Make sure it is secure, but not rather than curtains which can be hung straight or
too stiff and give it a good polish every now and then draped to the sides.
to keep it looking looked after.

There are lots of other things you can do to give your Lighting is also super important both from a safety
house kerb appeal. Repainting your front door is an and an aesthetic point of view. If you have a pathway
easy enough option. Make sure you choose exterior up to your house make sure it is adequately lit - it
gloss paint - there are ranges designed specifically for can look really pretty guiding people towards your
this purpose. Black is always a popular choice - it’s entrance and will also ensure that they can see
chic, stylish and generally goes with most brick or where they are going. Using solar powered lights
rendered tones. But if you live in a period property is an easy solution and costs very little but you can
there are lots of other colours that would work well. also install lights by your front door so that if you’re
Greens, pale blues and reds can look stunning on a not sure of who is visiting you can flick them on to
wooden door. see. Some people also prefer them to switch on
You might like to consider the use of fresh hardware automatically when someone passes to alert them
on your door from handles, knockers and bells which that they can possibly be seen.
can all modernise an otherwise neglected entrance. First impressions are always important and as you
The use of flowers to surround your house is certain can see, making your home look as special as you are
to freshen up even the dullest of exteriors. If you’re is pretty simple.

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Community News & What’s On

What’s On... September

Your contributions are welcome and FREE for the Community Pages. Just email details to
The deadline for submitting events for the October issue is 12th September - notices are placed on a first come, first served basis

Brighouse Art Circle is a friendly group of people,
who share a love for art. They enjoy demonstrations, For anyone experiencing memory difficulties, you are
workshops, life models and exhibitions.  New members invited to share Company, Cuppa, Cake and Chat Held at
of all abilities are warmly welcomed at any time of St Chad's Church, Halifax Road, Brighouse
the year. Meetings are held every Thursday at Waring Every 1st Tuesday of the Month
Green Community Centre, Brighouse HD6 2AX at 10.30 am - 12 noon
7.30pm. Call in or phone Geoff on 01484 712947, ALSO
facebook, email or visit

Sept 5 Open evening, exhibition, displays, tombola, Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
stalls, supper provided.   Picture of the night 10.30 am - 12 noon
comp. FREE ADMISSION.  As the name implies. A friendly get together for anyone
EVERYONE WELCOME                      in the community and beyond! Bring a friend or pop in
Sept 13 Life model on your own 
Sept 20 Demonstration And enjoy 
Sept 27 Workshop A warm welcome,
Company, Cuppa, Cake and Chat  
Tel: Christine - 01484 717858 / 07927 565972
Talk on “A VICTORIAN SCANDAL”, the story of Effie Grey. Eileen 07850 916062 for further details.
Saturday 7th September 2019, at 2.0pm for 2.15pm
start. Blackley Baptist Church.  BRIGHOUSE PROBUS CLUB
Linda Randall has written a book, “Fair Maid of Perth”,
about this beautiful Scots girl who married two artistic The Club for Retired and Semi Retired Men
giants; first John Ruskin then John Everett Millais. She We meet on the second Wednesday
talks, too, of Victorian morals and how London Society of every month at 10 am at Hove
was expected to behave. Edge Bowling and Social Club for light
Members £3.00, non-members £4.00, includes refreshments followed by speakers
refreshments after talk. All welcome. on a wide range of subjects. Our next
NORTHOWRAM METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday 11th September – Peter
LADIES GUILD Drake - “A Journey Through Africa Part
3”Wednesday 9th October – Ian Baxter - “Back to
After the summer break the ladies first meeting at the Berlin and Beyond”
Church will be held on Wednesday 7th Sept, these mtgs New members welcome. Tel 07434 316490. Or just
are heldmonthly on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm. come and join us for an enjoyable morning.
The group havespeakers, trips out, occasional meals out
too and good fellowship. The next occasion is Cream Tea Could all members of the Brighouse Third Age Group
on Weds 7th August, 2pm at the Church. please note that the 2019/2019 registration day is
All ladies are welcome at our events. between 10:00 & 12:00 on Monday 9th September - Old
and new members are cordially Invited.”

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COME FOR A NATTER, ENJOY A BREW Community News & What’s On

Maybe pick up an outfit at our Good as New! ON SATURDAY 3 AUGUST
Every Wednesday 10 – 12 at Christ Church, HIPPERHOLME & LIGHTCLIFFE ART
Hipperholme crossroads SOCIETY WERE HAPPY TO BE PART

They were able to exhibit both framed and unframed
paintings, and welcomed an opportunity to talk to
visitors.  They had to share a tent with the Reptile
section but, fortunately for the artists, the reptiles had
a big following, some of which turned their attention to
the paintings.  The warm and sunny Open Day brought
in lots of visitors and turned out to be a great success. 
Find out more about the Society at
We also held an outdoor painting afternoon at Cromwell
Bottom on Wednesday 7th August, despite a slightly
wet start and managed to capture one of our members
enjoying the peace and tranquillity whilst sketching.

Whether you are new to Scottish dancing or are an KNOWN ARTIST BRUCE MULCAHY. 
experienced dancer, you will be welcome to our club.  If
you are interested, come along and join a friendly club Using oil paints, Bruce painted a very competent
with members of all ages. representation of a craggy sea scene.  He was very
We meet every Thursday at 7.30pm at Waring Green generous with his tips and advice, explaining and
Community Centre, Brighouse, HD62AX .You don’t need demonstrating clearly his reasons for the techniques
experience or a partner to take part in our weekly dance he used.  He was also very happy to answer questions. 
meetings. To see more interesting and
On the 14th of September, 12th of October and 9th of inspiring demonstrations by
November we will be holding our Open Night Dances, professional artists join us on
cost £8.00. Tuesdays, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm,
For further information phone Pat on 01484685072 or at Brighouse Rest Centre.  More
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Local Nostalgia Magazine 6 & Bathroom 42
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Reflexology for Better Health 18 47
Specsavers 21 Walkers Windows 26-27
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Brighter Financial Services
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Yorkshire Payments 28-29 PR Window Cleaning 45
Spotless Ovens 46

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Town Kitchens 44

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