Step forward for new leisure centre

Calderdale Council news:

This month we’re presenting exciting plans for the new Halifax Leisure Centre to Full Council.

We’ve got our fingers and toes crossed that it gets approval so that we can start working on the detailed design for the project. Find out how we got on at the most recent Council Cabinet meeting:…/step-forward-new-leisu…


Win a prize every time with RSPCA at Beechwood Big Picnic

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Meet Fay and Ray from the RSPCA at their Teddy Tombola at Beechwood Big Picnic on Saturday!

RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch is a self-funding branch of the RSPCA responsible for raising money locally to support their animal welfare work.

Their main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes.

Fay will also be selling RSPCA merchandise and talking about the work of the charity, their animals for adoption and any welfare enquiries you may have.

We’re really looking forward to meeting the local community, so please come and say hello! It’ll be just pawsome to meet you 🙂

Beechwood Big Picnic, Holmfield – Saturday 7 September 2019, 12pm – 4pm.

PASSPORT to ACTIVE at Beechwood Big Picnic

passportPick up your BEECHWOOD PASSPORT to win a Family Activity at Mixenden Activity Centre.

Collect stickers at each activity to be entered in our prize draw.

Winner can choose either archery or indoor climbing  for a family session – valid for 12 months.

Don’t forget to hand in your completed passport the NHP Info Tent or Beechwood Steward at the end of your visit!

Passports will be available from the NHP Info Tent at the Beechwood Big Picnic on Saturday 7 September, 12pm – 4pm. Bechwood Park, Holmfield.





Being Mentally Healthy in North Halifax – what does it look like? Beechwood Big Picnic #BigConversation

North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership is a local initiative bringing together health and social care providers to provide better personalised and preventative mental health care in the local community.  Some of us are  going to be at the Beechwood Big Picnic this Saturday talking to as many people of all ages as possible about mental health.

We want people’s personal experience to be at the heart of everything we do and we know that to improve health and wellbeing in North Halifax we need to work with local people from the very start.

Can you help us create a truly local vision of what being mentally healthy in North Halifax means?

  • What does mental health mean to you?  
  • What could mentally healthy look like in schools, in families, in workplaces or outdoor spaces?
  • What should a mentally healthy North Halifax look like when someone is struggling?

Find us in the Wellbeing Tent between 12pm-4pm at Beechwood Big Picnic, Beechwood Park, Holmfield on Saturday 7 September 2019.

If you can’t make the Big Picnic you can still get involved in the conversation. Follow this link to add your voice to the #BigNHXConversation

Threeways Gymnastics Talent at Beechwood Big Picnic

Gymnastics 3WaysJoin us in the main arena at Beechwood Big Picnic this Saturday 7 September for a smorgesboard of talented local performers including Threeways Gymnasts.

Threeways Gymnastics was founded in 2013, our motto being Gymnastics For All.

They provide affordable, easy to access sport in the heart of Ovenden.

Fun, respect, discipline and sportsmanship are the foundations upon which we have built our club and can’t wait to see it build and grow into the future!

For more information about the Gymnastics classes at Threeways contact or call 01422 728050. Our classes are very popular and whilst we do their very best to accommodate new members you need to act quickly to get a place for your child!

Try some Turtley awesome Yoga at Beechwood Big Picnic this weekend

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Helen from Turtle Yoga will be at the Beechwood Big Picnic this Saturday 7 September offering FREE yoga sessions for all.

Turtle Yoga based in White Rose Mill,  Holmfield provides  friendly and welcoming classes for all levels and abilities 6 days a week. Helen also runs specialist classes for pregnancy, runners and baby friendly.

Click here to find out more about Turtle Yoga classes in North Halifax.


Leaving the European Union – a message from Calderdale Council

Message from Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive of Calderdale Council
Leaving the European Union – our role in the Council

The Prime Minister has stated that the UK will formally leave the EU on 31 October 2019 with or without a withdrawal agreement. As that date approaches, the Council is busy planning to ensure that Calderdale is as prepared as it can be for whatever happens.

Read this latest update from Robin which includes a summary of the current position what it all means for Calderdale, what action the Council has already taken and what happens next.

If you need support to apply to the EU Resettlement Scheme, there are FREE sessions to help at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 18 December 2019, 1pm – 3pm

On Saturday 7 September Customer First will also be at NHP’s Beechwood Big Picnic to advise local residents about the EU Resettlement Scheme.