North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 21 November – OUT NOW!!

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The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think

Have a good weekend!

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Tonight! Ladies Night at Halifax Rugby Union Club

There is a Ladies Evening being held tonight at the Halifax Rugby Union clubhouse and the doors open 7.30 pm and there will be a bar open all night.

There are 20 fantastic stalls offering a wide cross-section of gifts including:

  • Pilgrim & Tutti & Co Jewellery
  • Jamies at Home
  • The Cooking Cottage Cakes
  • Phoenix Cards
  • Jackie Cooper Image Consultancy
  • Wax Witch Candles
  • Virgin Wine Tasting
  • Chicken Shed Gifts
  • ZR Hand Made Fashion
  • Jackie’s Craft Boutique
  • our very own Lottie Shaw and many more

Admission costs £5 on the door and gives you 5 raffle tickets for the draw with 20 prizes donated by our stall holders up for grabs.

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High Five does Pilates!

Starting in January 2015, the High Fives group will be holding Pilates sessions at a cost of just £3 per person.

Pilates strengthens core muscles so please check with your doctor if you have any health issues which could effect you taking part.

These sessions will be held Tuesdays at Mount Tabor Methodist Church from 3.15pm starting Tuesday 6 January 2015 and Thursdays at Highgate Methodist Church from 1.30pm starting Thursday 8 Jauary 2015.

Bring a mat (if you have one) and a towel to use as a head rest and also a warm layer of clothing.

Please email if you require further information.

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Activities with High Fives!

High Fives is a friendly, active group that holds classes for over 50s in Pellon, and this year your membership costs just £1!

Get involved in a varied set of activities such as:

  • Kurling
  • Singing
  • Tai chi
  • Gentle exercise
  • Scottish dancing
  • An art group

And introducing Pilates starting Tuesday 6 January 2014!

If you would like an informal chat about what might be involved, you can contact the committee by phone on 07407531481 or by email at

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All aboard the Santa Express!

TheSantaExpressGo along on Saturday 20 December 2014 and join Father Christmas on his Santa express train before meeting him in person at Shibden Park.

Various times are available between 11am and 4pm but due to Santa’s busy schedule it is advised that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets cost £6 for Children and £2 for adults… Click here to book yours today!

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Five Alive – High Five’s latest newsletter

Click here for the latest High  Five newsletter.

High Five is a community group based in Pellon providing activities to improve the wellbeing of people over 50. The group run the following activities throughout the week:

Day Time Activity Venue
Monday 11.30 Tai Chi Highgate Methodist Church
Monday 1.00 Singing Highgate Methodist Church
Tuesday 10.00 Gentle Exercise Highgate Methodist Church
Tuesday 10.45 Tai Chi St Columbas Church Hall
Tuesday 2.00 Gentle Exercise Mount Tabor Methodist Church
Wednesday 1.30 Kurling Highgate
Thursday 12.00 Art Pellon Network Centre, Rye Lane
Thursday 1.30 Scottish Dancing Highgate Methodist Church
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Youth Groups at St George’s Church Hall

Please see below a number of weekly groups that run at St George’s Church Hall, Lee Mount between Monday and Friday where both boys and girls are welcome.

Weekly Activities:

  • Monday – 6pm to 7pm – Beavers
  • Monday – 7pm to 9pm – Explorers
  • Tuesday – 6.30pm to 7.45pm – Cubs
  • Friday – 6.30pm to 7.45pm – Cubs
  • Friday – 7.45pm to 9.45pm – Scouts

Also every Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 6pm is the Ninja Stars youth drop in at St George’s House and at a cost of just 50p per person, per session for young people aged 7 to 12.

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Ten Years On and Ovenden still Blooming

On Tuesday 18 November 2014, Halifax in bloom, Ovenden Initiative and Pupils from Dean Field Community Primary School came together and marked 10 years of bulb planting by planting thousands more daffodil bulbs along the driveway of Dean Field School and Cousin Lane Ovenden

In November 2004 the bulb planting began with 85,000 jet fire daffodil bulbs being planted on the central reservations from top to bottom on Ovenden Way and every spring you can see a stunning display of daffodils.

Every child who attends the school got involved along with Dean field Parents and Friends Association, teachers, support staff and councillors from the Ovenden Ward to mark the ten year anniversary.

Karen Scanlon – Ward Link Worker for Ovenden Initiative said:

“It’s a fantastic way to mark the occasion and to enable all the young people from Dean Field Community School to be involved in creating some local history that will reward Ovenden with years of blooming daffodils.”

Halifax in Bloom and Dean field PFA put in a bid to the Ovenden Community First to work in partnership alongside the Ovenden Initiative, Safer Cleaner Greener Team at Calderdale Council and the Junior Wardens from Dean field Community Primary School Cousin Lane.

Look out for the sea of yellow from February 2015 along Cousin Lane, Ovenden.

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Phoenix Trading sale at the Shant, Holmfield

Go along to the Shant, Holmfield on Tuesday 25 November from 7pm to get involved in the Phoenix Trading sale.

All items are reasonably priced and of good quality with cards, gifts, birthday and Christmas accessories on sale so if you are still in need of Christmas cards or gifts, the Shant is the place to buy them.

All proceeds will be donated to The Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation (for Cervical Cancer Awareness).

If you require further information, please visit Shant Holmfield on Facebook.

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Running Effective Meetings – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoMake meetings a more effective use of your time.  How often do you complain about yet another hour or two spent in an unproductive or badly run meeting?

Discover ways to make meetings more effective for you and everyone else – from different ways to approach organising and holding a meeting, to chairing skills and dealing with time-wasting behaviours.

The course will be delivered by Voluntary Action Sheffield on Monday 8 December 2014 from 1pm to 4.30pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email

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Council Tax drop in session in Ovenden

Calderdale Council CMBCAre you struggling to pay your Council Tax, or do you know somebody who is?

Then go along to the Council Tax drop in session on Tuesday 25 November being held by Calderdale Council at the Threeways Centre (old Ridings School) between 11am and 3pm.

Advice and support on managing your money is on offer, all you need to do is turn up.

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St George’s Community Christmas Fayre

Christmas fayreGo along to St George’s Hall on Saturday 22 November 2014 from 11am to 2pm for St George’s Christmas Fayre where there will be lots to do such as; arts and crafts, tombola, a good as new stall, Bespoke Candles and Gifts and Jacket potatoes & chilli.

Your child can also visit Santa’s Grotto to give Santa a Christmas list at a cost of just £1.

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St George’s Youth Drop in

Go along to St George’s House between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 22 November 2014 where you can relax and purchase a hot drink or cake that will be on sale on the day.

All proceeds raised on the day will go towards a youth trip to London.

There is also a youth drop in for young people aged 13 and over every Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm at a cost of 50p per person.

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Christmas shoppers will benefit as Council launch FREE parking

Calderdale Council CMBCChristmas shoppers will have the benefit of extra change in their pockets this year as from Saturday 15 November 2014 Calderdale Council launched FREE Saturday parking at four car parks in Halifax town centre.

It will be free to park all day every Saturday until Christmas in any of the Council owned car parks in Victoria Street, High Street, Cross Hills and Mulcture Hall Road meaning that the usual tariff of 50p an hour or £1 all day will not be applied… Read the full story here…

On-street parking charges in Halifax town centre will continue to be suspended until a permanent TRO is introduced early in the New Year.

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Shelf Juniors AFC Winter Fayre

shelfjnrafcGo along to Wade House in Shelf and join Shelf Juniors AFC for their annual Winter Fayre taking place on Saturday 29 November 2014 from 12pm to 4pm.

Check out their games, tombolas and a range of stalls including gifts, cakes, glitter tattoo’s, body shop, princess dresses and a large selection of toys or why not try your luck in a raffle for a chance to win a Microsoft Xbox One console.

Entry costs just 50p for adults which includes a hot or cold drink and children go FREE.

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Win a £50 hamper this Christmas in Ovenden

xmas hampersFollowing the success of last years Christmas hamper scheme in Ovenden, we are happy to announce that we will be running it again this year and the draw will take place in the middle of December.

If you would like to be in with the chance of winning a hamper worth £50, all you need to do is support your local shops in Ovenden by spending a minimum of £5 in any of the participating stores in order to receive a raffle ticket for every £5 that you spend.

Please note that the scheme will only be in effect from Monday 24 November until Wednesday 3 December, therefore you will only receive a raffle ticket on and between these dates.

For a full list of participating shops, please click here.

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Become a Practice Champion and receive a FREE voucher

Go along to the Mereside Cafe at Shibden Park for an induction to become a voluntary practice champion and receive a FREE £10 Love to Shop voucher upon completion.

The induction will take place on Friday 21 November from 9.45am till 3pm at the Mereside Cafe, Shibden Park.

If you require further information please contact Petra Gordon on 01422 397 373 or 07795 052187 or alternatively call Ann Waterhouse on 01422 397 373


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Victorian Christmas Fayre in Warley

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWarley’s Victorian Christmas Fayre will be held at Warley Town School on Saturday 6 December from 1.30pm to 4pm.

There will be stalls with gifts and cakes and of course the Warley Calendar will be on sale. Also games, tombola, bran tub, children’s craft room, cafe with seasonal fayre and Father Christmas will be waiting to meet you in his grotto.

At 4pm Father Christmas will lead the children and parents onto the Christmas Tree in the centre of the village where the Mayor will then switch on the lights and Carols will be sung.

Admission is free and you will be welcomed with a warm glass of punch.

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Co-production Awareness Workshop

Voluntary Action CalderdaleThis course is for all employees, volunteers, service users, carers, and partners of SWYPFT and provides an opportunity for participants with various experiences, skills and assets to explore ways of working in partnership whilst aiming to promote an understanding and exploration of co-production as a way of working together.

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Give a definition of what co-production is
  • Identify and explore possible challenges to co-production
  • Distinguish between co-production and other ways of working
  • Produce a list of possible benefits to working co-productively
  • Identify one opportunity where participants could work co-productively

The session will run on Tuesday 25 November 2014 at Voluntary Action Calderdale and will be facilitated by Katie Siobhan, Rachel Williams and Mark Wisbey.

If you are interested and would like to book a place, please contact Angela Williams on 01422 393339.

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Fundraising Race Night – Le Tour De France

triangle cc logoGo along to Triangle Cricket Club on Saturday 22 November 2014 for a ‘Tour De France’ race night.

Starting at 8pm at a cost of £2 per bike, there will be 6 races and you can sponsor any one of them.

Supper will be available on the night and all money raised will be donated to the Ryburn Valley Greenway Project.

Everyone is welcome to attend, please click here for directions.

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