Illingworth Children’s Centre Family Fun Event

Illingworth CCCome and join in with fun for all the family

FREE food, games and face painting

On Monday 24 August

From 10am to 12 noon

At Illingworth Community Children’s Centre (next to Whitehill Academy)

Lion Learners workshop with exotic and familiar animals from around the world.

Learn all about the environment they live in and how to look after them.

For more information contact us on 01422 243633

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FREE easygoing bike ride this weekend

Get involved and take part in a 3 mile easy going bike ride lasting approximately 1 hour and 15mins (30mins cycling) starting at People’s Park.

Sunday 9 August 2015 at 2pm
Meet at the large water feature located in the middle of the park, Park Road , HX1 2TS

This ride is suitable for anybody and all abilities and is FREE to take part in… further details of the route and other information can be found at

Click here to book your FREE place on the ride today.

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FREE Street Dance sessions at OSCA this week

Get active with at the Ovenden Sports and Community Arena tomorrow and Friday with FREE Street Dance sessions for ages 14 and above.

  • Wednesday 5 August – 1pm to 2pm
  • Friday 7 August – 1pm to 2pm

Contact Simon on 07974 077143 for further information or visit  for details of other services that OSCA provide.

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Don’t be bored, get Board at Mixenden Library

FREE Board Games Club at Mixenden Library starting today.

  • Tuesday 4 August – 10.30am to 12noon
  • Tuesday 11 August – 10.30am to 12noon
  • Tuesday 18 August – 10.30am to 12noon
  • Tuesday 25 August – 10.30am to 12noon

No booking necessary, just pop in to the library, get involved and have fun today!

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Kick Start your Rugby World Cup celebrations at the Trophy Tour and Fun Day tomorrow

Looking forward to the start of the Rugby World Cup and in need of something to do to pass the time until it begins?

Then you wont want to miss out on one of the biggest events in Calderdale since the launch of the Tour De Yorkshire… That’s right, The Rugby World Cup is coming to Calderdale with Halifax RUFC having been selected as one of the host venues for the tour.

The famous Webb Ellis Cup will be on show at Ovenden Park, home of Halifax RUFC tomorrow with a festival of fun planned, and best of all, you can enjoy it for FREE!

11am to 4pm – Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Halifax, HX2 8AR – Get directions

There will be a mixed ability rugby game as well as a whole host of fun and entertainment for the family to enjoy; with the police, fire brigade and Royal Navy reserve in attendance and a special guest.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see the Trophy that England won in 2003 thanks to a certain Mr Wilkinson and that famous drop goal with 26 seconds left on the clock.

RUFC WCday banner

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Meet Your Neighbour Supper

Christian Muslim eventAn invitation for Christians and Muslims to enjoy food and conversation on life together in a shared community.

On Tuesday 1 September, 7pm – 9pm

At Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, HX2 0BA

This event is promoted by the Neighbourhood Co-Operative of Christians and Muslims

RSVP as soon as possible to either:

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Best Foot Forward Walk in Shibden Park – Today

bcc logoBest Foot Forward walk in Shibden Park, providing a great way to get some exercise and socialise with others who have been affected by breast cancer.

Wednesday 4 August 2015 from 10.45am

Meet at the car park next to the Mereside centre, which can be accessed off the A58 (Godley Lane) and costs just 30p for an hours parking – Bus number’s 508, 548, 549 and 681 stop on Godley Lane.

To join a walk, just turn up on the day and or if you have any questions email

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Big Lottery Fund – Help Through Crisis funding available

BLF logoThe Big Lottery Fund have £30 million available and are looking to fund projects from Voluntary or community organisations that draw on the strengths and personal experiences of people facing hardship so that they can overcome immediate difficulties and be ready for opportunities and challenges ahead… Further information

Application deadline Wednesday 26 August 2015

Projects should:

  • Empower people by supporting them to have a stronger voice and better shape a response to their circumstances.
  • Ensure that people using their services are closely involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of services.
  • Build on good practice by sharing learning and evidence.
  • Pro-actively target those who have most difficulty in engaging with mainstream services.
  • Include a robust evaluation, as well as activities that support sustainability.

They are looking to fund projects that meet all four of the following outcomes:

  • People who have experienced hardship crisis are better able to improve their circumstances.
  • People who are at high risk of experiencing hardship crisis are better able to plan for the future.
  • Organisations are better able to support people to effectively tackle hardship through sharing learning and evidence.
  • Those experiencing, or who are at high risk of experiencing, hardship crisis, have a stronger, more collective, voice, to better shape a response to their issues

In order to apply, organisations should check their eligibility using the online questionnaire here.

Eligible applicants will be automatically directed to the Stage One application form which will be assessed and if successful, applicants will be invited to submit a full application for funding for which further information and guidance will be given.

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Heritage weekend and wedding dress display at Mount Zion

Mount ZionHeritage weekend at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel including a display of Wedding Dresses on display throughout the weekend for the Bride to be to view & buy as well as a selection of Wedding Photos on display and refreshments on sale.

Friday 11 September – 11am to 4pm
Saturday 12 September – 11am to 4pm
Sunday 13 September – 11am to 1pm

On Saturday 12 September Candoart will be running workshops throughout the day for All Ages and The Vice President of the Methodist Conference, Dr Jill Barber will preach at the 200th Anniversary of the rebuild of the Chapel on Sunday 13 September at 2.45pm

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Consent – It’s really not that difficult… Resources for talking to young people

What does teaching young people about consent really look like in action?

Click below for seven comparisons that anyone can use to show how simple and logical the idea of consent really is. (Caution: Bad Language)
cartoon of consent

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 31 July – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

  • Take part in a Heritage Walk this weekend!
  • Share your ideas at our Go Walking consultation sessions!
  • Get involved with the all new Halifax Phoenix Men Shed and more!

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 great weekend!

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Live music at Northowram Sports and Activity Club

Go along to Northowram Sports Club and enjoy live music from Folk style band, The Carolina Code.

On Friday 28 August 2015 from 8pm

Northowram Community Sports and Activity Club, Westercroft Lane, Northowram, Halifax, HX3 7EN

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FREE Family Activities at Mixenden Library this Summer!

Go along to Mixenden Library for FREE fun family library sessions to explore the hilarious world of Tom Gates and find out if giraffes can really dance.

book covers mix libGiraffes Can’t Dance – Friday 14 August 2pm to 3pm
Can Giraffes really dance? Gerald thinks he can! A session for children ages 2-5 years at Mixenden library.

Tom Gates Extra Special Treats (Not) Monday 24 August, 2pm to 3pm
Will Tom achieve his Star Pupil Badge? Share the story together, play Tom’s games and make your very own badge to take home. For ages 6 – 9 years

For further information on either of the sessions contact Mixenden Library on 01422 244694.

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Breastfeeding Advice and Support

breast feeding groupMeet other mums for a chat and a cuppa at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre where one to one advice and support is available.

Every Friday from 11am to 12.30pm

Followed by Baby Adventures at 1pm so why not take some lunch with you and stay and play.

For more information call Vicky on 01422 243633

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Walk & Ride Festival South Pennines 2015

The programme for this year’s South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival which takes place between Saturday 12 September and Sunday 27 September is now available!

You can stroll through all the events on our events pages on this site or pick up a copy of the Festival brochure at information points across the South Pennines.

Download the 2015 Festival Guide…

Download the Walk & Ride Festival 2015 Guide

Find out more about the South Pennines and the amazing range of routes for the walker, cyclist and rider on the Walk and Ride Website

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West Yorkshire Police Band – Regular Brass / Percussion Players – Police Support Volunteers

West Yorkshire Police Band – Regular Brass / Percussion Players – Police Support Volunteers.

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Walk or Run to Ell-and-Back – 4 Oct

Originally posted on Calderdale Lower Valley:

Elland Round TableThe walk to Elland Back 2015 is a challenging 20 mile circular route to walk or run on Sunday 4 October 2015.

There are regular checkpoints, spectacular countryside views and hot food at the end. This event is organaised and run by Elland Round Table volunteers.

* 20 mile supported circular route from Greetland in West Yorkshire
* Stunning panoramic views over the foothills of the Pennines, Calderdale Valley and West Yorkshire
* Entry fee includes refreshments en route, hot food at the finish and signed certificate

How do I enter?
Register online today!   (rules of entry apply)
Can I enter on the day?
Yes, we can usually accommodate entries on the day, but please try to register in advanceso we can include you in our catering arrangements.

How much does it cost…

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District Wildlife Assistant – Police Support Volunteer – Calderdale District

Originally posted on North Halifax Work Support:

Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (MS Word)

Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (PDF)

This is an opportunity for volunteers to support operational policing through the Wildlife Officer in Calderdale.

The successful candidate would be supporting the Wildlife Officer by assisting admin support as well as liaising with the public and external agencies.

We are looking for a volunteer who has knowledge of wildlife and countryside law and the ability to engage with members of the Police and public.

This role is based throughout the Calderdale District.

Closing date : 1st September 2015

Please complete the below Application Form and Vetting Forms and return by post or email to :
PC Alex Langley
Halifax Police Station
Richmond Close

Application / Vetting Forms

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Walk with us!

We want to make walking in North Halifax really BIG this year.

And it’s not all about organised walks either (although we are blessed with some lovely local countryside to explore).

Whether it’s a walk to the shops, to school or to the pub, we want to know where you want to go.

So we’re kicking off with a series of consultation sessions across Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden to find out.

The idea is simple.

We’ll have some really big maps and some coloured pens and we’d like you to draw for us your usual walking routes and where you would like to be able to walk to but currently can’t.

3 sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday 11 August at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 12 August, Illingworth Methodist Church, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 19 August at Threeways Centre, Ovenden, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Or drop in and see us at Mixenden Library or Beechwood Road Library between Wednesday 11 August – Wednesday 26 August  2015.

Health Alliance Go Walking

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August – October films at Square Chapel

Sat 8 Aug – Wuthering Heights (2011) – 7.30pm
Sun 9 Aug – The NeverEnding Story (1984) – 2.30pm
Sat 22 Aug – Napoleon Dynamite (2004) – 7.30pm
Sun 23 Aug – Matilda (1996) – 2.30pm

Wed 2 Sept – The Tribe (2014) – 8pm
Sat 5 Sept – The History Boys (2006) – 7.30pm
Sun 6 Sept – The Illusionist (2010) – 2.30pm
Wed 9 Sept – While We’re Young (2014) – 8pm
Wed 23 Sept – It Follows (2014) – 8pm

Wed 7 Oct – Whiplash (2014) – 8pm

Ticket prices are £6.50 full price tickets -£5.50 Concessions – £4 Passport to Leisure. There is also a £1 fee when booking online.

To book tickets call 01422 349422, email, or write to Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, 10 Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG.

Cheques are payable to ‘Square Chapel Trust’ please add £1 to your payment if you would like your tickets posting to you.

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