Bird Boxes, Toilet Roll Holders and Garden Benches from Phoenix Shed

The guys at the Phoenix Shed have been busy making bird boxes for this Spring and now have a small stock, just waiting for some bird friendly customers. The ‘Standard’ bird box is of a typical RSPB design, but is easier to clean. Our newest offering is a ‘Swift’ nest box. All of these are on offer at £15 each, or £24 for two. Their quality means that they will give many, many years of service, without needing to be painted, or treated.






A Posh Toilet Roll Holder


The brief was’ “I would like a sort of rustic toilet roll holder that will hang from the towel rail under the hand basin”. So here’s what was made for the lady.



Garden Benches

They now have garden benches all ready to grace your garden this summer. Made of pressure/heat treated timber and triple coated with Ronseal 5 year paint, they should give many, many years of faithful service. They are also very sturdy and competitively priced at just £125.

And next week a story about Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge and how The Phoenix Shed has worked with the local community to clean up the are in time for summer.

What would you do to improve health and social care?

The #NHS has released it’s Long Term Plan. Make sure you have your say on how it is used to shape #Calderdale

Please fill in the survey!



Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun – Easter Basket at Bankfield Museum

Take part in an eggcellent trail and make an Easter Basket ready for Easter Day at Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road HX3 6HG on Tuesday 16 April 2019. 

There are sessions at;

  • 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tickets are £4.00 per child (£3.00 PTL) and can be booked online at Eventbrite.

Find Out More About Transport at The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms

Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on Sowerby Bridge Railway Station HX6 3AB hold a number of transport related events through the year.

The next will be on Monday 15 April, 7:00pm where John Myddelton will be speaking about Tramways and a swinging railway.

See below for other events;

Northowram Scarecrow Festival May Bank Holiday Weekend

Northowram Scarecrow Festival is a FREE family event that takes place this year on the May Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 4 -Monday 6 May.

There’s fun for all the family at Northowram Village, Halifax, where in addition to the Scarecrow Trail there’s a Fun Dog Show, Bake Off, BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Games, Raffle and Tombola.

Please can you help the Scarecrow Event to support the local community. The organisers are asking residents and local businesses alike to donate raffle and tombola prizes. To help us please we have 2 drop off points – The Club on Northowram Green and The Shoulder of Mutton on Towngate.

If you would prefer someone to collect donations please contact us through the Facebook page (northowram scarecrow event) or email on

To enter the competition please register your Scarecrow.​

This year there will be 2 “categories” to enter​

  1. Traditional – usually a single item (using straw, dried grass etc as the main component)
  2. Display – those with an idea on a grand scale (as it says, something bigger than your average scarecrow)

Each category winner and runner-up will receive a rosette and certificate.

The ‘Helen Silson’ trophy will be awarded to the scarecrow voted best by the Judges from all those entered. Also as usual there will be an award for the scarecrow voted top in the ‘People’s vote’.

Home-Start Calderdale Extraordinary General Meeting

Home-Start will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on Friday 26 April, 1:00pm at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Square Road HX1 1QG followed by a Thank You and Goodbye Gathering to celebrate the amazing contributions that Home-Start has brought to Calderdale over the last 20 years.

A light buffet and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to

Dirty Dancing at the Victoria Theatre

Dirty Dancing is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax this April!

The classic story will be performed on stage, Wednesday 17–Saturday 20 April, 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production.

To book tickets from £31.75 go to or call the Box Office on 01422 351158.