North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 22 February 2019 – OUT NOW!

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  • Bradshaw Get Together for Tour de Yorkshire
  • Quiz Night Supporting Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge
  • Faith and the Environment from Calderdale Interfaith Council
  • FREE Cycle Maintenance Courses
  • Check Your Ward Forums
  • Understanding Dementia – Online Course

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!

FREE Managing Your Money Course at Noah’s Ark Centre

The 3 week course starts on Tuesday 19 March, 10:00am-12:00pm at Noah’s Ark Centre, 322-326 Ovenden Road, Halifax HX3 5TJ. It is for people aged 19+ who want to understand ways to manage money and stay on top of bills.

You will learn;

  • What is a budget and why budget
  • Prioritising expenditure and increasing income
  • Calendar of spending
  • Considering energy bills and more

To find out more and to register for the course contact Sarah Coates at West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS) on 01132 706291 or email

Welfare Day at RSPCA Halifax

Tuesday 26 February 2019 it is World Spay Day!

To celebrate this RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford District Branch is going to hold a Welfare Event where they are offering to cat and dog owners:

FREE Microchipping and flea & worm treatments, food, and dog coats!

Plus: Neutering Vouchers which leave only a remaining balance to pay!

Appointment only 10:30am-15:20pm

RSPCA Animal centre, Wade Street, Halifax HX1 1SN

If you are in receipt of income support, Job seekers allowance, housing benefit, employment & support allowance, council tax benefit or pension credits and live within the Halifax, Huddersfield or Bradford region then you are eligible for assistance.

Please Note:  Proof of benefit will be required and all dogs must be on a collar and lead and cats must be contained in a secure basket or you will be turned away.

For all information and or to make an appointment please contact the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch by email on or call 01422 365628

Free Support from Calderdale Better Living Service


Do you want to make a change to improve your health?
Maybe to lose weight, be more active, stop smoking or reduce your alcohol intake……..

The Better Living Service of Calderdale Council provides help and support in improving lifestyles. This is a free service across Calderdale providing support around weight loss, accessibility to exercise, smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, stroke recovery, pre and post-natal health and much more.

If you would like further information, please either visit the website or contact our office on 01422 230230.

Why not book a FREE Better Lifestyle Session with a qualified and experienced Better Living Trainer.  They will be able to  offer you the support and advice you need to take the next step to make a change.

Better Lifestyle Sessions are available at venues across Calderdale on various days and times through the week.

To book a Better Lifestyle Session ring 01422 230230 or email BLT at

46th Bradford Brownies with Hi-Viz Jackets from Ward Forum Grant

The  46th Bradford Brownies wearing their high viz jackets purchased through their  Ward Forum Grant.

The leaders and brownies wore them with pride on a walk around the village.

Change of Speaker at Calderdale Industrial Museum Event

Unfortunately Jean Illingworth will be unable to give the illustrated talk on Wednesday 6 March, 7:30pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, HX1 1QG about the Harella clothing manufacturer. It is planned that this will be re-scheduled for later in the year.

However, CIMA are pleased to  say that Ruth Beazley has stepped in at short notice and will be giving her popular illustrated talk on ‘Triangle Mill Sisters’ about how the history of Wm. Morris’ mill at Triangle. This influenced the growth and decline of the village through 150 years, and the mill girls who lived there.  The talk starts at 7:30pm, with tea & coffee available from 7:00pm.

On Friday 22 March, 3:00pm  Glenda Shaw will be giving a talk on her Great Uncle Percy Shaw who invented Cat’s Eyes.

Shaw was inventive, even at an early age, but his most famous invention was the cat’s eye for lighting the way along roads in the dark. There are several stories about how he came up with the idea. The most famous involves him driving down the difficult road (Queensbury Road, part of the A647 with a very steep drop to one side) from the Old Dolphin public house in Clayton Heights to his home in Halifax, when a cat on a fence along the edge of the road looked at the car, reflected his headlights back to him, allowing him to take corrective action and remain on the road.

For both talks, CIMA members can attend for free, it will be £3 for non-members.

For more information email

Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – Tuesday 19 March 2019

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 Tuesday 19 March at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road, Illingworth, HX2 9LL

Refreshments and signing in from 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.

With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we may not have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Up for discussion:

  • Current Ward issues
  • Neighbourhood Watch & Police Update
  • Local Updates

The minutes of the last meeting held on Tuesday 4 December 2018 can be downloaded here.

For more information email