Charity Football Match Raises Money for Happy Days Homeless Charity

Thanks to everyone who played and donated in the charity football match at Natty Lane field on Boxing Day supported by Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.

£87 was raised for the  Happy Days  Homeless Charity.

Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2018-2019



The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays. All start at 1:30pm.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Sunday 6 January 2019 Hebden Bridge 1760-1910 

At the start of that period there were around half a dozen buildings but the Industrial Revolution changed all
that. We’ll look at various aspects of the area’s expansion.

Meet David Nortcliffe at 1.30 p.m by the Tourist Information Centre HX7 8AF (by the marina on the A646) for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.


New Years Eve Mini Rave with BOOMCHIKKABOOM

Enjoy a Family Rave to celebrate the end of 2018. Into their sixth year of hosting these popular raves, Boomchikkaboom are back at The Piece Hall, playing all your favourite, feel good dancefloor fillers. Expect an explosion of fun, with snow machine, bubble machine, parachute fun, dance battles, photo booth and more.

Aimed at walking tots to 8 years but all ages welcome! in the big top tent at the Piece Hall on Monday 31 December, 12:00pm & 2:30pm.

Book your tickets priced Adult £12 / Child £9.50 at


North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 21 December – OUT NOW!

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  • Magical Menagerie at Halifax Borough Market
  • Waste and Recycling Collection Dates over the Christmas Period
  • Help for Heroes Christmas Shop in Halifax Borough Market
  • Storytelling with Father Christmas
  • Santa’s Grotto at Westgate Arcade
  • Tips on Having a Crime-free Christmas

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think.

Have a great weekend!

Help for Heroes Christmas Shop

On Saturday 22 December, Help for Heroes will be holding a Christmas shop in the Halifax Borough Market.

The stall will be in the borough market below Redland and they will be selling hoodies, t-shirts, and a wide range of H4H merchandise ideal for a stocking filler.

There will also be 4 Hero Bears in attendance where children can get a chance to say hello and have their photos taken with a bear or all 4 if they are together, the bears will be about between 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm, it’s also a good chance to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

Santa’s Grotto at Westgate Arcade

Santa will be greeting youngsters in his magical grotto at Westgate Arcade where they can hand over their wish lists and receive a gift.

Every day from Monday 17 December to Monday 24 December, 11:00am-5:00pm.

Tickets only £5 per child – includes meeting Santa and his elves, a gift and a wonderful certificate.

Storytelling with Father Christmas

Father Christmas is taking a break from his busy schedule to read his favourite seasonal stories to all the good boys and girls. Join him for a magical morning of storytelling in the big top tent at the Piece Hall on Saturday 22 December, 10:15am & 12:00pm and on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December, 10:15am.

Recommended for audiences 1-8yrs find out more and book your tickets at £5 each at