North Halifax Planning Group meeting

Residents of Bradshaw Village and Valley are invited to the next meeting of the North Halifax Planning Group on Monday 13 October at 7.30pm

At Bradshaw Cricket Club, Bradshaw Lane

Chaired jointly by Councillor Dan Sutherland and David Bates the Planning Group will update the meeting with progress of the Local Plan.

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Justin Fletcher Live At The Victoria Theatre

justin-fletcher-03Join CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher for an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza live on stage at The Victoria Theatre, Halifax on Saturday 8November and Sunday 9 November at 11am and 2.30pm.

Justin Live is a fun show for all the family packed full of popular interactive song and dance routines, including some of Justin’s own chart-hits, and ‘appearances’ by many of Justin’s well known television personas.

Famous for his many faces in hit programmes such as Something Special, Justin’s House and Gigglebiz, triple BAFTA Award winning Justin is bringing his very own spectacular show to our theatre this autumn.

Tickets cost £16 and the show is suitable for all ages.

Click here to book your tickets now or call on 01422 351158.

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Your invite to Dads R Us Breakfast this Saturday

DadsRus_LogoCome along to Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre on Saturday 4 October from 9.30am till 12.30pm for a fun packed morning consisting of various activities for the dads/male carers and the kids to enjoy. And don’t forget the tasty breakfast that is also on offer.

Dads R Us is a group run by volunteers in North Halifax. It is there to support men that have a connection to a child within the area. The group has 4 board members that meet monthly to discuss up and coming events and the ongoing running of the group.

The group holds a regular meeting at different venues within North Halifax, on the 1st Saturday of every month. The session includes dads getting together having a full cooked breakfast with the kids and getting involved in all kinds of activities. Throughout the year Dads R Us arrange trips out to farms, museums, camping trips and dads social evenings out.

The dads have an allotment growing a range of fruit and veg, which is FREE to all dads attending the breakfasts and meetings. The allotment dads meet every Thursday evening.

The group is always looking for male carers and dads to join them. Contact the secretary via email

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World Mental Health Day At The Shay Stadium

Insight Healthcare will be holding a FREE event at The Shay Stadium on Friday 10 October 2014 to raise awareness of Mental Health issues and Wellbeing.

The Event will run from 11.30am till 3pm and there will be performances by The Rock insightChoir and Pennine Magpies Dance Group.

There will also be FREE taster sessions in the following:

  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Pilates
  • Massage and Meditation

FREE refreshments will be made available on the day and there will be a FREE raffle with prizes donated from Saks, Halifax Town FC, Harvey’s, Body Shop, Unitas Floatation and BHair.

You are more than welcome to drop in on the day.

For more information visit the insight healthcare website here.

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Ovenden Phoenix Fc – Players Needed

ovenden phoenix fcAre you looking to join a Football Team?

Ovenden Phoenix Fc are looking for players to help improve their team and add a little more depth to the current squad.

Any new players must be over the age of 16 as you will be required to play in the Halifax Sunday League. There is a signing on fee of £10 and the subs are £5 per game.

Training takes place every Wednesday from 6pm till 8pm at the state of the art, floodlit, 3g Pitch at the Osca Foundation sports complex on Cousin Lane.

If you are interested in joining Ovenden Phoenix Fc please contact team management on Facebook by clicking here.

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Voluntary Sector Commissioning Programme Launch’s

The Calderdale Council is setting up a new funding programme to support the kind of work that the voluntary sector does.

They are pleased to advise that applications to the Cultural Objectives and Larger Funding strands of the scheme are now being invited.

For information about the scheme, how to apply and to make sure you are on the mailing list, please contact the Grants Team via email at or contact one of the following:

Please note, the closing date for applications to the Cultural Objectives and Larger Funding Strands is 9am on Friday 31 October 2014 – late applications will not be considered.

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Mixenden High Rise Flats Community Garden Project

mhrcgpAre you a budding gardener in North Halifax?

The Mixenden Flats Community Garden Project currently has Volunteering opportunities for anyone with an interest in gardening.

Support can be given to a group with the design, practical training and funding support for community fruit, vegetable, herb and bee friendly flower growing projects.

The project runs every Wednesday from 10am till 12.30pm.

If you are interested in taking part or would like further information, please contact Deborah Ash on 07947567711 or email

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Magical Musical Evening

all souls operatic societyThe all souls’ amateur operatic society are proud to present ‘Accent On Song’, a magical musical programme which varies from musicals to opera, secular to sacred, traditional to classical – something for everybody!

Join Musical Director Colin Akers and Accompanist Catherine Warwick at various venues throughout October for an enjoyable evening of entertainment.

The dates and venues are as follows:

  • St Michael’s Church, Mytholmroyd – Thursday 9 October 2014 – 7.30pm
  • Square Chapel, Centre for the arts, Halifax – Friday 10 October 2014 – 7.30pm
  • St Jude’s Church, Savile Park, Halifax – Saturday 11 October 2014 – 7.30pm
  • St Stephen’s Church, Lindley, Huddersfield – Thursday 16 October 2014 – 7.30pm

Tickets are available to purchase from any Society Member or you can call on 01484 717934.

You can also call Square Chapel on 01422 349422 (Friday Show Only)

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Sure Start Autumn Courses

Sure Start Children’s Centres will be running a number of courses and activities throughout Autumn from now until December.

sure startCourses range from Baby Massage and Nature Escapes to Paediatric First Aid and Karate for the Under 5’s
See timetable below -

surestart courses

Please Click Here here to view a copy of the full timetable.

If you would like to book a place on one of the courses please call Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax on 01422 251090 or click here to book online.

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Schools get the Sex Factor

Csex-education_2805017balderdale Council is helping local secondary schools to educate pupils aged 13-15 years old about relationships, staying safe and safe sex through means of theatre.

The ‘Sex Factor’ theatre production teaches pupils about how to stay safe; delaying sex until they are older; safe sex and where to go for help, through a performance which will appeal to young people.

The programme is based upon research with young people and showcases a range of different scenarios that pupils may find themselves in. After the play, pupils can talk to a range of experts to ask questions and get more advice.

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is already part of the curriculum across all schools and Calderdale Council is working with the ‘Theatre & Learning’ company to help them deliver these sessions.

Out of 14 secondary schools 10 have so far signed up for the new programme and remaining schools are in discussions.

Places for the performance are limited so parents are encouraged to book as soon as possible by emailing

Parents can also make use of the fantastic support on offer at or which helps parents talk about growing up, relationships and sex.

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CEILIDH at St John’s Church

Warley Community Association & St John’s Church are jointly holding a “CEILIDH” in Warley at St John’s church hall on Saturday 11 October 2014 from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.

Tickets cost just £5 and there will be a pie and peas supper with a vegetarian option on offer and also a raffle.

If you would like to book and purchase a ticket please call one of the following numbers
01422 833824 – 01422 839458 – 01422 367979


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Eid-ul-Adha festival Celebration

The ladies of Integrated Calderdale would like to invite you to go along and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha festival with them.

Go and listen to some interesting presentations of “why and how Muslims celebrate Eid”.

The event will be held in the conference room at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre on Thursday 2 October 2014 from 11.30am till 3pm and you are more than welcome to take a guest.

If you are interested in attending please contact Nighat by phone on 01422 347392
or via Email at

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Disability Partnership Calderdale Meeting

edev-logoThe Disability Partnership of Calderdale have arranged a meeting for Tuesday 30 September 2014 at the Kings Centre, Halifax starting at 5.30pm.

You will be able to meet:

  • Kerry Maynard who will update us on council tax, the under occupation charge and discretionary housing payments.
  • Jackie Codman who will update us on universal credit, the claimant commitment, personal independence payments and digitalisation of JobCentre plus.
  • Alastair McGregor who will tell us about employment support allowance and the help available from the CAB.

Do you have a disability or do you care for someone who does?
If so, then do come along to this essential meeting for your chance to keep up-to-date with welfare reform-especially how it affects people with a disability.

Registration and light refreshments will be available from 5pm and Sign language interpreters and communication support will be available.

To help us manage this meeting please book your place and let us know your access and communication needs.

Contact Kate Smyth. Telephone: 07831 380160 (voice or text) or email at

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Save a life – Give Blood

bloodbus2Have you ever considered giving blood?
The North Bridge Leisure Centre of Halifax will be
holding blood donor sessions on Wednesday 22 October from 2.15pm to 3.45pm and 4.45pm to 7.30pm.

Each blood donation could save or improve the lives of several people.

To find out more, to register, or to book an appointment please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit

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Home library service roadshows

Reading is therapy for many people, especially if they live alone and you may know a neighbour, friend or relative who loves reading but can no longer visit the library.

To talk to someone about the Home Library Service, call in to one of the libraries below between 10am and 1pm.

  • Central Library, Halifax: Friday 3 October 2014
  • King Cross: Monday 6 October 2014
  • Northowram: Tuesday 14 October 2014
  • Beechwood Road: Thursday 16 October 2014

This is a FREE service for housebound residents of Calderdale where you will be able to ask questions, find out more about the service and take an application form.

For more information visit Home library Service or call 01422 288062 / 07712 869866.

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Digital Champion Network

Get onlineGet Online Week will be the platform for launching the Council’s Digital Champion Network, A campaign that aims to help residents access and use the internet, and experience the benefits of life online.

You don’t have to be an IT whiz to be a Digital Champion – you just need a bit of spare time and enthusiasm to support others to experience the many benefits of the internet and digital technology.

As well as giving something back to your community, you can:

  • Improve your own knowledge and confidence in using computers and the internet.
  • Gain valuable experience and organisational skills which can help build your CV.
  • Get involved in new projects and organisations, opening up other opportunities for volunteering and employment.

If you think you have the right skills and can offer your time to be a Digital Champion, please register your interest at

For more information contact

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Get Online Week 2014

Banner-Getonline-week-2014-GCOctober 13 to 19 2014 is the 8th national Get Online Week, inspiring people across the UK to get online and do more with digital skills.

Would you or your service like to get involved?
The Council will be hosting a series of events throughout the week which will help engage with new audiences and help people learn some online skills – whether that’s starting at the very beginning or simply learning a bit more about how they could use the internet to make life easier.

For more information click here, search the hashtag #GOLW or contact

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Swap the fags for gags

StoptoberThe Council is asking smokers to swap their fags for gags and quit the habit for good this October with Public Health England’s 28 day Stoptober campaign.

Humour is a great way to distract yourself from smoking and have some fun during Stoptober.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but figures show that you’re four times more likely to quit for good if you use NHS stop smoking services.

Anyone wanting to quit can call the local specialist stop smoking service on 01422 397372 or visit

The Victoria Theatre is also on hand to help see you through Stoptober with a great range of comedians including Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili, Noel Fielding and Jon Richardson. Book tickets at

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Park Road Yard Sale

On Monday 6 October 2014 Age UK will be holding a yard sale at 5 – 6 Park Road, Halifax (opposite the People’s Park)

There will be a variety of furniture on sale including:
Age Uk• High back wing chairs.
• Office desks.
• Office chairs.
• Dining room chairs and table.
• Small side tables.
• Computer desks and more.

The yard sale will run from 11am till 2pm and will open at 10am for voluntary and for non-profit organisations.

You can take away on the day or transport can be arranged for a small charge.

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5-A-Side Football League – Teams Needed

OSCAThe OSCA Foundation of Ovenden are looking for 5-A-Side teams for a new football league to be held on their ground breaking, state of the art 3G pitch so dust off your boots, grab your mates and join now!

The new league will run on Monday evenings at the OSCA foundation sports centre, Four fields on Cousin Lane, Ovenden and the price is only £20 per team per game.

If you are interested in joining the league please call now on 07974 077143 or email Neil Ross at

For more information on the OSCA foundation click here to visit their facebook page.
Give them a follow on twitter for the latest news and updates @FoundationOSCA

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