Christmas Concert in Aid of Memory Lane Cafe and Happydays Homeless Charity

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge will be holding a Christmas Concert on Friday 1 December 2017 6pm-9pm at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ.

For just £5, which includes festive refreshments there will be many styles of music from jazz to ‘barbershop’.

All of this to support the Memory Lane Cafe and Happydays Homeless charity.

Tickets can be obtained from June on 01422 706373, Shabir on 07866 369916 or call into the Happydays Cafe & Cycle shop on Town Hall Street HX6 2EA.

North Halifax Mum set for BBC #mumtakeover

Danielle Durrans

North Halifax Partnership Chair Danielle Durrans is taking part in a high profile BBC broadcast on the 28thNovember called #mumtakeover.

The event in Blackpool aims to be the UK’s biggest conversation about mums and mental health – from post natal depression to loneliness to work/life balance and juggling it all – with a focus on positive solutions.

Ovenden mum of two Danielle said

“I’m so excited to be asked along. As mum of teenage girls I know the issues a mum faces can be wide ranging and often the greatest support you can get is from your other mum friends. As a Director of North Halifax Partnership managing a number of Sure Start Children’s Centres in Calderdale I have a real interest in how local services are providing support to mums”.

Celeb mums Stacey Solomon, Rochelle Humes, mum blogger and author Giovanna Fletcher, and DJ Neev Spencer will be joining 5 Live’s Anna Foster to host, with a panel of experts and an audience of 450+ mums primed to discuss the issues.  It’s all going to be filmed in the beautiful Circus room of the Blackpool Tower and will be broadcast across the BBC – both digitally and via the news channel and 5 Live.

If you would like to get involved on social media on the day, there are a few things you can do:

  • Post a selfie video! Share your story, mum-hacks or ask a question here on the #mumtakeover uploader.
  • Help spread the word – share the event page here
  • On the day let’s turn our rumble into a roar! So at 11:06 please post about the event on your social media channels, being sure to include #mumtakeover. It’d be great if we could start

Have Your Say! Warley Ward Forum – 5 December 2017

Warley Ward forum poster DecWarley Ward Forum on Tuesday 5 December 2017

At St Columbas Church Community Hall (to the rear of the Church), Sandbeds Road, Pellon, HX2 0QF

6.30pm refreshments and signing in. 7pm meeting starts.

Up for discussion:

  • Police Update
  • Community Updates
  • Staying Well in Warley
  • Ward Forum Grants

Click here for the full agenda…

Minutes of meeting 6 September 2017…


Relaxation Workshop from Insight Healthcare

This Relaxation Workshop will look in detail at relaxation techniques and how you can implement them into your every day life.

This workshop will be great for you if your are;

  • Interested in improving your self-care and wellbeing
  • You are experiencing stress and anxiety

Book now on Eventbrite for this free event, lasting only 1½ hours, which will be on Monday 15 January 2018 6pm to 7:30pm (venue to be confirmed).

Calderdale Talking Therapies is part of Insight Healthcare, a not for profit organisation and an experienced provider of free talking therapy services on behalf of the NHS.
We are able to help those who are registered with a GP in Calderdale and are aged 18 and over. This service provides help to people experiencing common difficulties such as: low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, anger, phobias, trauma, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and family problems.

Have Your Say! Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum – 4 December 2017

N and S Poster - December 2017Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum on Monday 4 December 2017

At Stone Chair Variety Club, Ing Head Gardens HX3 7LB

5.30pm refreshments and signing in. 6pm meeting starts.

Up for discussion:

  • Police Update
  • Winter Service and Gritting
  • Staying Well in Northowram and Shelf
  • Ward Forum Grants

Click here for the full agenda…

Minutes of meeting 13 September 2017…


Ovenden Way Hotel (Freehouse) to be Demolished

Since the fire that gutted the Ovenden Way Hotel in July 2013, the building has remained in an untidy and potentially dangerous state.

Calderdale Council has issued what is known as a Section 215 notice in order that the building can be demolished, the area cleared of demolition materials and other rubbish and the area is to be made tidy.

This will take effect on 18 December 2017 subject to any appeal being lodged before then.

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Devising Project Budgets for Funding Bids

Do you struggle with putting a budget together for your funding applications?

Voluntary Action Calderdale are offering a course to take place on Tuesday 5 December 9:30 – 12:30 at the VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5AY.

The aim of the session is to enable you to understand;

  • what is the purpose of  a budget
  • why organisations need a budget
  • who should be involved in the process
  • when the budget process should begin

You will learn how to;

  • plan and prepare an income and expenditure budget
  • prepare budgets for restricted and unrestricted funds
  • how to lay out a budget
  • manage the budget process

Booking is via the website at

Alternatively, please ring the Training Administrator for more information on 01422 348777 or email