North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 23 February – OUT NOW!!

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  • Be Clear on Cancer
  • Dementia Friendly Screening – ‘Singin’ in the Rain’
  • Get Ready for International Women’s Day
  • Consultation Closing Soon on Young People’s Mental Health
  • Consider Changing your Energy Provider
  • And finally… Nominate your Stars for the 2018 Neighbourhood Awards!

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!

Have Your Say! Ovenden Ward Forum – 27 March 2018

Come along to the Ovenden Ward Forum and have your say on what matters to you.

On Tuesday 27 March 2018

At Moorside Community Primary School, HX2 8AP

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm. Meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Local ward updates
  • Police updates
  • Staying Well update
  • Library Reviews

Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 21 March 2018

The Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk tell us what matters to you in your area and the meeting includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Wednesday 21 March at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road, Illingworth, HX2 9LL

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm, meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Current Ward issues
  • Neighbourhood Watch & Police Update
  • Staying Well in North Halifax
  • Library Reviews
  • Local Updates

For more information email


Halifax Awarded Purple Flag Status

Halifax has been awarded Purple Flag status for the seventh consecutive year for being a safe, vibrant and welcoming night out. Purple Flag, like Green Flag for parks, recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night time economy. Assessors visited Halifax before Christmas where they commented on the outstanding work of the Partnership and continued work with groups including the Street Angels, Bus Oasis, White Ribbon campaign and venues in the town centre. For more information visit the website or follow Purple Flag on twitter #HXPurpleFlag

Members of the Community Safety and Resilience Team, Hollie Good and Charlotte Palethorpe, and Sgt Ben Doughty and PC Michelle Cheaney from West Yorkshire Police received the award at a ceremony hosted by Purple Flag in Chester on 15 February.

New Contact Details for Scope Starting Line

Scope Starting Line Calderdale has moved to new offices and also has a new phone number – details as below:

Scope Starting Line Calderdale
Unit 10D
Calderdale Business Park
Club Lane

Telephone Number – 07530 345800

Starting Line is an employment service which supports disabled people of working age living in Calderdale to find, apply for and keep a job.

This service is tailored to the individual and each customer is supported by a specialist Employment Advisor to prepare them for work, training or for a statutory work programme plus further understand their career goals and how to achieve them.

The service aims to

  • grow confidence, assertiveness and independence
  • develop important employability skills
  • support in making life-changing career decisions
  • find paid employment

What it offers

  • bespoke employment workshops
  • valuable work experience
  • interview preparation skills
  • employment opportunities
  • on-going support to both customer and employer

To register for Starting Line please complete the online application form or if you require further information, call 07530 345800 or email

Referrals can also be made directly from an organisation with prior consent from the customer.

Ride to Work Week: 12-18 March

This year Ride to Work Week will be Monday 12 – Saturday 18 March.

Riding to work, or part of the way, has significant benefits that will make you happier, healthier and wealthier. More people riding to work also reduces congestion and pollution (which contributes to 40,000 premature deaths annually in the UK), making us all safer and our communities cleaner, greener and more liveable.

Riding to work is also great fun and sets you up for the day – you arrive at work energised, warmed up and ready to go!

What can I win?
There are amazing prizes up for grabs, including European city breaks and vouchers to spend at a local independent business of your choice. Check out the prizes page to see what you can!

How to go into the draw
Firstly Register with Love to Ride at their Registration Page.
Every day you log a ride to work from 12-18 March you’ll go into a daily draw. Log your ride before midday the following day to go into the prize draw – winners will be announced on Twitter and Facebook at 3pm daily.

Log your ride on your Love to Ride profile, or sync with Ride Report to automatically be entered into the prize draw every time you ride to work!

If you are using a third-party app such as Ride Report or Strava, make sure you login on the site and set your trip purpose to ‘transport to or from work’ to ensure you go into the draw.

Halifax Central Initiative Celebrate International Women’s Day

Halifax Central Initiative will be celebrating International Women’s Day on Wednesday 7 March, 11:00am-2:00pm at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Halifax.

There will be plenty of things on offer with a fashion show, guest speakers, raffles, manicures, mendhi and support for health and wellbeing.

Local organisations and community groups will have stalls.

For more information email or call 01422 365948.

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