Waste Collection Dates Over the Christmas Period

Some collection days will be different over the Christmas period. Most are a day later but if your collection date is usually Tuesday, this has been brought forward to Saturday 22 December. Please see the following to see when your collections are due.

Carols at St. Columba’s Church, Pellon

Carols at St. Columba’s Church, Pellon will this year be on Sunday 16 December, 2:30pm in the Community Hall and featuring the High Five Singers.

There has also been great attendance at both the Staying Well Brew and a Chat Christmas Party with and the Angels Cafe.

It’s fantastic that these events are becoming so well known and popular.


Staying Well Newsletter!

Golly – it hardly feels like 5 minutes since we had the last Staying Well newsletter but a lot has happened since then! We also need to keep you up to date with what is happening over the Christmas period and give you a chance to look at the full newsletter here.

There will be the Brew and a Chat Christmas party at St. Columba’s Church Hall, Pellon on Monday 10 December, 10:30am-12:30pm.

Tesco, Sowerby Bridge are sponsoring a Christmas party at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ on Tuesday 11 December, 2:00pm. 

Following that we have the Memory Lane Christmas Party at the Maurice Jagger Centre on Monday 17 December, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Not everyone has the best time at Christmas and Todmorden Central Methodist Church will be holding a short, reflective service / contemplation on Saturday 22 December, 2:30pm for those who struggle over the festive period.

The Story of Jesus Described in The Quran

Jimah Dawah Mosque is presenting a family event for people of all faiths or none to describe how Jesus and the key events in his life are described in the Quran.

The event will be hosted by local Imams at the JMAH at 97 Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 4ET on Sunday 16 December, 1:30pm-2:00pm. 

Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. For further information call 07926 675989.

Early Christmas Celebrations at Dean Field School

What a wonderful start to the festive season!

On Tuesday 4 December, Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School hosted an afternoon of Christmas festivities for older members of the of the Ovenden community.

Musical bingo was provided by Staying Well Daisy Chain Cafe and Afternoon Tea was served by the Junior Wardens sparing some time for pulling crackers and eating mince pies. To add to the festivities the Dean Field school choir sang a variety of Christmas songs.

Support Happy Days Charity at the Illingworth Moor Football Match

On Boxing Day, 11:00am on Natty Lane Field, Illingworth Moor Church will be having the annual Charity Football Match on Natty Lane Field.

Donations this year will be going to Happy Days Homeless Charity. Your choice is to play or watch.

Everything’s Coming up Roses – or Daffodils – at Moorside School

Moorside Community Primary School, Ovenden, planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs on Thursday 6 December 2018 that will show a sea of yellow when spring arrives.

The Junior Wardens planted the border areas along the driveway of the newly built school at Keighley Road, Ovenden, creating great displays that will go on for years to come.

With help from The North Halifax Partnership, CMBC Community Warden and Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener Team who worked alongside the Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School in the planting and management of their local environment.

Pete Oddy Area Manager –SCG Neighbourhoods Team said  “Spring bulbs can provide a really impressive, long lasting display which makes a fantastic addition to any mixed herbaceous border, providing a burst of colour weeks before the earliest perennials begin to emerge and prior to the season getting going as the daffodils begin to take centre stage. Planting a mixture of these early and later flowering bulbs means they can be enjoyed by all with a mass of colour right through until April.”