‘Whiskers & Cream’ Afternoon Tea

Sunday 18th August 2019 – 1pm to 4pm
The RSPCA team will be serving a delicious afternoon tea, with a guest speaker and local craft and trade stalls. A cattery tour will also be available, with the chance to meet some of the purrfect cats and kittens in their care!

Price £10, places may be booked by contacting fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or by calling Michelle on 07908 478956.

Ogden Water Practical Day

Starting 20th Aug 2019

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Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve.

Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water. Session runs 9.45am – 3pm.

Please contact 07769 954956 for more details.

Bring a packed lunch. No dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and hearing dogs). Please wear old clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Suitable for ages 16+.


RSPCA bring ‘PAWS FOR A CAUSE’ fun dog show event to Holmfirth!

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch are delighted to bring their ‘Paws for a Cause’ fun dog show to Holmfirth with stalls and fun for all the family.

Saturday 17 August – 12pm to 4pm
At The Sands Recreation Ground, Holmfirth, HD9 3TS

To find out more about Paws For A Cause please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch at www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk.

You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘Paws For A Cause 2019’ in the events section.

Next step apprenticeship event at the John Smith’s Stadium

The Next Step event, is an apprenticeship and opportunity event for 16-19 year olds who might not have plans for September or might need to change their plans.

Tuesday 27 August 2019 – 4pm to 7pm
At John Smith’s Stadium,  Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG

and over 20 colleges and training providers will be attending including Calderdale College, Halifax Elite Rugby Academy, The RAF, Qube Learning, Bradford College and more.


The Next Step events page

Crossley Juniors Grand Opening – 17th August

Crossley Juniors is holding the grand opening of the new pitches at the clubs Mason Green Headquarters including fun for all the family including a food van, bar, music and more.

Saturday 17 August 2019 – From 12pm
At Illingworth Sports Social Club, HX2 8HG

The pitches will benefit children from 7-16 years old and adults in the North Halifax area for many years to come in both football and rugby.

Have you visited Shelf Park recently?

Group photoHave you visited Shelf Park recently? There’s loads going on to get involved in and active. What do you think of our local park?

Friends of Shelf Hall Park – This newly formed group has been busy identifying potential projects for the development of the Park.  They would like to hear new ideas from people. Public consultation will take place over the summer months.

Green Events

  • Friday 26 July 2019 meet in the Bridle Stile car park at 10.00 am please bring gloves and appropriate footwear – all ages welcome to improve this local amenity
  •  Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 6.30 p.m.  Meeting at the Stone Chair Variety Club, Brighouse and Denholme Gate Rd, Halifax HX3 7LB all welcome.

Get Active!

Shelf Bowls – Open to anyone over 14 years playing from April until the end of September.  If you have never played, contact Bryan on 07840 70759 Cookbryan@Yahoo.com for information.

Bowls can be provided free of charge whilst you learn and you just need some flat shoes. The group plays on the green at the bottom end of the park; they are active in a number of local leagues and would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in playing or learning to play.

Walks in the Park – Several walks start from the Park and at Bridle Stile there is access to the Calderdale Way.  There is a link on “From Weaver to Web” and a pamphlet with four walks produced by Calderdale Council.

Meanwhile if you have an hour to spare a stroll around this local park it could be part of your 10,000 steps each day.  Further information can be found on the Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/665772030508502/?ref=bookmarks  or contact: Davidwager@btinternet.com tel 01274602429 or Nicklesfoster@yahoo.co.uk


The Flashbacks Swing Style Band at St. Hilda’s this August

St. Hilda’s Church, Gibraltar Road is holding a Big Band concert on Sunday 4 August from 2.30pm – 4.30pm featuring the Flashbacks a Swing Band playing music in the Glenn Miller style.

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks at Bailiff Bridge 

With room for dancing if anyone feels energetic!

Tickets are £5 per person and include light refreshments. These can be reserved by ringing 01422 617222, or on the door on the day.

Everyone is VERY welcome and we can recommend the event as the Flashbacks have have been to us twice before and have a firm following.