Halifax Minster Summer Festival

Halifax Minster will be holding the Summer Festival from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 8 July with a variety of music, art, poetry and tours. Starting with an organ recital by Dr Simon Lindley on Thursday 28 June, 1:00pm, the full program can be downloaded here.


North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 22 June – OUT NOW!

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  • Ward Forum Grants now Open for Applications
  • RugbyForce at Ovenden Park
  • Armed Forces Event in Halifax
  • Handmade Parade and Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
  • Great Get Together at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church
  • Don’t Lose it All for Football. World Cup Domestic Abuse Campaign

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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Handmade Parade – Hebden Bridge Sunday 24 June 2018

The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is an annual celebration of funkiness, the art of the handmade and is just a lot of fun! The magic happens in two weeks of workshops, open to anyone who wants to make costumes, parade art or help create giant puppets. With a crack team of local professional carnival artists, volunteers, guest artists and some killer street bands, we create just the occasion for up to 1000 people to dance down the streets of Hebden Bridge, watched by thousands.

The parade will set off at 11:30am – note this is half an hour earlier than last year!- from the Handmade Parade workshops on Victoria Road and head down Valley Road, through St George’s Square and Bridge Gate to finish in Calder Holmes Park, where there will be mini festival of live music, dance, street theatre and picnic in the park with fabulous food stalls from local vendors until 4.30 pm.

Please note that the roads in the centre of Hebden Bridge are due to close between 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

Parking is very limited in our narrow valley so if possible, please arrive by bus or train (we’ve made it easy: the parade ends right next to the train station!) If you must drive, please give yourself plenty of time (lots of great cafes and shops in Hebden Bridge!)

(Hint: best views of parade, especially if you have little ones, is on Valley Rd and Holme St–it’s very crowded near St George’s Square and on Bridge Gate!)

Love Shroggs park? Help shape its future!

Do you use Shroggs Park?  Why not help shape its future and become part of the Friends of Shroggs Park Group

Come along to the next meeting and get involved on Wednesday 27th June 2018 – 6.30pm at St George House, Lee Mount, HX3 5BT

Find out what’s happening in the park.

For further information contact Tony King, Ward Coordinator North East Halifax Neighbourhood team on 0300 555 0266 or email tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk



Moorside Junior Wardens conduct speed checks on Keighley Road

Karen Scanlon, from the Ovenden Initiative, arranged for Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School’s to go out with the speed camera to get an idea of how road users are driving in the area of our local schools.

Joined by Dan Marham, Ovenden Initiative and Calderdale Council Community Warden Lee Ackroyd, the session began with Junior Wardens  using the camera on Keighley Road where the responsible drivers received a thumbs up as they passed, and the not so responsible drivers getting a thumbs down!

From the 289 cars recorded, only two of those were driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit and one of which was an emergency vehicle much to the Wardens amusement.

Future speed checks will continue to take place throughout North and East Halifax with both Junior Warden Groups and in partnership with West Yorkshire Police in ongoing work to tackle nuisance vehicles in the area.


Get into Teaching – Drop in Information Session at the Piece Hall

Are you a graduate or about to complete your degree?

Do you want to find out more about teaching as a career?

There will be a drop-in session about training to teach in schools with practising teachers as your tutors!

The Learning Studio, The Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE

Saturday 23 June 10:00am-12:00pm; drop in at any time between the start and the end.

This organisation runs a School Centred Initial Teacher training (SCITT) programme with partners across West Yorkshire working in both primary and secondary teacher training. There are salaried and unsalaried places on the programmes and both QTS and a PGCE are offered. The programmes are exactly like a University programme except that they are entirely taught in schools by current teachers.

There are placements in schools across West Yorkshire which take trainees from recent graduates up to career changers in their 50’s and beyond.

The session will help you to:

  • find out how to apply
  • see what an ITT programme in a SCITT involves
  • understand student finance and student bursaries for Initial Teacher Training
  • look at different areas of the region and where you might choose to train

FREE Cycle Training for Apprentices

CityConnect are offering free cycle training courses to apprentices in West Yorkshire to help you to access training, employment and interviews. If you commit to completing the course you can even have a Raleigh bike at a considerably discounted price along with lights, helmet and lock for free.

Speak to your training provider or visit cyclecityconnect.co.uk/cycle-training.

The most local CityConnect Cycle hubs are at Kings Cross Fire Station in Halifax and the OSCA Foundation at Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Halifax.