Moorside Parents creating a space for wellbeing

On 15th March, The Friends of Moorside Community Primary School (PTFA) launched their new Wellbeing Support Group at Moorside School with a fantastic turn out of parents, grandparents and local people hoping to find out what the group can offer.

Local services, community groups and ward Councillors came along to support the launch with many committing to attending future sessions including:

Moorside School, Staying Well, Healthy Minds, Basement Project, Dads R Us, Macmillan Information and Support, Andys Man Club, Age UK, Insight HealthcareCalderdale Credit Union, Better Living Team, Illingworth Moor ChurchPACEWest Yorkshire Police, Calderdale Council Social Care, Community Safety Team, Safer Cleaner Greener Team, Groundwork Green Doctors, SAFER Project.

I personally thought it was a great opportunity for lots of different agencies to band together to help the people of Calderdale improve their lives. Kevin

I am proud to have been asked to open this event. We had a great turn out and I am confident the group will go from strength to strength, helping to keep parents with young children in touch so they can support each other and avoid isolation.” Cllr Anne Collins

All future sessions will be 9am – 11am at Moorside Community Primary School (map) on Friday 5 April, Friday 17 May, Friday 7 June, Friday 28 June, Friday 19 July.

Everyone welcome – not just parents of children at the school!

For more information, please contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email Or ask at school!

The Last Memory – 2 FREE performances in Ovenden and Mixenden

picture.pngA play by Alan Stockdill performed by Talking Stock Productions

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 7pm
Moorside Community Primary School, Ovenden, HX2 8AP 

Friday 24 May 2019, 7pm
Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, HX2 8RX

FREE. Donations to Daisy Chain Café on the night welcome.

Book now on 01422 392767 or email

“How can I go to heaven if I don’t know who I am?” says Ernest to his daughter Lynne when he’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But he also has a plan: to leave an imprint of who he is. Lynne is to be the guardian of his memory, the keeper of their past. Join them on their journey; share their hopes, fears, smiles and tears – and arrive with them as they seize the last memory.

This poignant and uplifting play will ring true for many carers and Alzheimer’s sufferers in the UK today. Its sensitive, warm humour will make the audience laugh, cry and really think.

There will be a Q&A after the performances.

“Tender and powerful. It made me think about dementia in a different way.”

“The actors dealt with the difficult subject of dementia tenderly and compassionately, picking out the humour, the positives, the memories and the ‘carpe diem’ moments in a beautiful, truly touching way…”

“Brilliant.  There was not a dry eye in the house…”

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 15 March 2019 – OUT NOW!

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  • Calderdale Council Suicide Prevention measures
  • Caring Together – an event for carers and their loved ones 
  • Upcoming Ward Forums
  • Halifax Canoe Club Information evening
  • Free Training  

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Reclaiming lives after Stroke – support group

different strokesDifferent Strokes is a charity run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors

We help younger Stroke Survivors reclaim their lives through active peer support and independent recovery.

Come along to our monthly meetings:
We meet between 1pm and 3pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

We meet at:
Halifax Fire Station
Skircoat Moor Road

Group Coordinator: Geoff Render
Phone: 07434 958024

Follow us on Facebook 
Information Line: 0345 1307172

Tea and Talk with David Glover

St Mark’s Siddal presents an afternoon tea and talk with David Glover, president of the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

On Saturday 23 March 2019.

Join us for a delicious afternoon tea preceded by a historical address Halifax in the 1930s: Slideshow.

3pm to 5pm at St Mark’s Church, Siddal, HX3 9AD

£10 per person. Ticket only event! Buy tickets online at: or from Debs on 07960 097058.

Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel

By David Glover. A series of fundraising events:

Wednesday 20 March, 2pm

  • Old Halifax Photos – Part 8
  • See past views of Woodside Mansion and Woodside Baths
  • Old houses such as Castle Carr and upper Saltonstall
  • And, be amazed at forgotten buildings in Southowram Bank, Claremount and Lee Mount.

Wednesday 3 April, 2pm

  • Some scientists, engineers and inventors Calderdale gave birth to
  • A man who made scientific instruments for King George III
  • The man who brought electric light to Halifax and helped develop the telephone
  • And, the inventor of Linoleum and Lincrusta! 

Wednesday 10 April, 2pm

  • John Crossley & Sons of Dean Clough, 1803-1982 – a slideshow
  • The story of the world’s largest carpet factory told in pictures
  • A Halifax institution and one of the town’s most respected employers


Tickets £6.00 [£5.00 Concessions]

Tour de Yorkshire Quiz Night

tour de yorkshireFun quiz, raffles, supper and more!

On Saturday 23 March 2019, 7pm start. At Bradshaw Cricket Club, 15A Bradshaw Lane, HX2 9XB

Only £1 per person.

All funds raised go towards the purchase of bunting, flags etc. to decorate the village for the Tour de Yorkshire in May.

Everybody welcome