Know Your Rights! And How to Use Them

A FREE Training Programme Open To All in the Mixenden and Illingworth area on – Know Your Rights! And How To Use Them.

To learn some new skills, go to one of the Community Skills Training groups in North Halifax. Text or call Roisin (*Row-sheen*) on 07771655617 for more information and to confirm a place.

Pick one of the two programmes below and then get ready to learn skills which will make you feel stronger every day. No previous experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome. Come ready to gain confidence and learn to solve problems in your community, with your community.

Speak confidently | Influence the world | Fight for important issues | Feel well | Develop strength and self-belief | Be heard

WEEKDAY PROGRAMME: Monday 4, Wednesday 6, Friday 8 December 2017, 9.30am till 2.30pm. Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden. Refreshments and lunch included. Open to all.


EVENING PROGRAMME: Monday 4 December, 6.00pm till 8.30pm. Illingworth Fire Station, 193 Keighley Road, Illingworth. Refreshments. Open to all. (Evening sessions will continue in 2018. Details TBC.) Continue reading

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 24 November – OUT NOW!!

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  • White Ribbon Day 25 November – Tomorrow!
  • Halifax Christmas Lights Switch on and Night Market
  • Have Your Say – Details of upcoming Ward Forums

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!

Festive Crafty Sessions at Halifax Central Library

A number of Festive Crafty Sessions are being held on Saturday 25 November at The Imaginarium in Halifax Central Library.

Tickets can be booked through TicketSource.

For more information on any of these please contact Gillian Rice on 01422 392638.

Paper Mobiles

Who knew you could have so much fun with paper! Go along and meet Christina from Ikkle Dragon Crafts and make your very own decorative Christmas, hanging mobile. A rainbow of colourful designs awaits you – lots of designs, lots of fun!


Age: 8-12

Parents are welcome but not required to stay.

Creative Fairy-Lights 

Jazz up your room with your very own handcrafted paper fairy lights and add some sparkle and glamour to your room. Come along and meet Christina from Ikkle Dragon Crafts and get creative. Simple, unique and fun!

11.30am – 12.30pm

Age: 8-12

Parents are welcome but not required to stay.

Quaranteens – Crafty Sessions for Teens

Come along and meet Christina from Ikkle Dragon Crafts. You will get creative with jewellery and make rings, bracelets, necklaces and more!


This session is suitable for Teens aged 12-18.


Gig Buddies Festive Social Event

Advance warning that The Gig Buddies Festive Social has arrived! They are pleased to announce that Gig Buddies have been allocated some reduced priced tickets for the Comedy event in the Spiegeltent at the Christmas market in the Piece Hall this year on December 20 at 7pm-10pm.

Lots of buddies talked about wanting to see some comedy so they will be seeing Alun Cochrane for some ‘grumpy, joyful, silly-serious stand up’.

Tickets are £10. Please contact Gig Buddies Calderdale to book and to speak to us about the ticket prices either by calling 01422 353073 or 07378 841145 or by emailing 

Gig Buddies is a project that pairs up people with and without learning disabilities in Calderdale to be friends and to go to events together.

Calderdale Council on being Winter Wise

It’s getting cold out there! Calderdale Council have produced a short film for a guide to staying Winter Wise.
Winter is a time when people are at more risk of injury or illness. By thinking ahead you can reduce risk and be prepared should the cold weather hit suddenly.

You can also download the download the Stay Winter Wise booklet.

Commemoration of World AIDS Day at Square Chapel

A reminder that World AIDS Day is December 1.

To commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day join together at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts to remember those affected by HIV throughout the World. The evening will feature people telling stories of their experience of HIV along with guest speakers, music recitals and a performance by an African drum troupe. This event is organised by The Brunswick Centre, which provides a number of services across Calderdale and Kirklees

This is a free event and starts at 6pm until 7:30pm approximately.

Refreshments available to purchase from the café.

Call the Brunswick Centre on 01422 341764  for more information.


Support and Integration Fund launch


Grant funding of between £500 – £50,000 is available. To find out how you can get involved go to the launch event on  November 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm to find out more. The FREE event is to be held at the CFFC Offices on Discovery Road HX1 2NG but you must register your interest through Eventbrite where you will also find more information about the aims of providing the grants.

Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) are particularly interested in seeing locally-based community and faith organisations who may not currently support asylum seekers and refugees, but who would like to widen their offer to asylum seekers and refugees This could be a safe, well-promoted local group for asylum seekers in need to contact, an offer of befriending, lunch clubs or coffee mornings, parent and child groups or to a local project to increase the community understanding and cohesion around asylum and migration issues. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

In addition we also have a grant of £50,000 available. The large grant is to support asylum seekers’ and refugees integration in Calderdale. This would include holding a caseload of people who may be in need of support as well as working with locally-based community and faith organisations to help build the integration support they are able to offer. Immigration advice would not be expected. Ideally, this post will be over a maximum of two years. A total of £50,000 is available to one organisation.