St Michael’s Church Shelf Christmas Fair Saturday December 7th, 2-5pm

Come along to St Michael’s Church in Shelf (opposite Lidl) for some fabulous festive fun during our Christmas Fair on Saturday December 7th from 2pm-5pm!

There will be refreshments, cake stalls, Tombolas, Raffle, Games, Christmas Quiz to name but a few and of course, Santa in his grotto!

We look forward to seeing you!

Have a Crime Free Christmas in Calderdale

West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale council and partners are working together to reduce crime and make people safe. Here are some useful tips to prevent and reduce criminal activity during the festive season.


1. Light up, lock up, be secure
Use a timer switch so lights come on when you’re not in. Lights on help deter burglars.

2. Keep your valuables out of sight
Burglars often look through windows. Keep expensive gadgets, chargers, car keys wallets and purses out of sight.

3. Do not leave packaging by the bins
Dispose fully expensive Christmas presents boxes in your bin, not against it. Don’t advertise it!

4. Be on your guard against bogus callers
Don’t let anyone you do not expect in your house. Always check ID, call the company if unsure, refuse entry. Genuine callers won’t mind.

5. Keep your car safe
Park in well lit spaces, lock the car, don’t leave valuables or Christmas presents in the car.

6. Keep yourself safe
Plan your return home, inform a friend or family member, only use licensed taxis.

7. Don’t drink and drive
If you will drive, stick to soft drinks.

8. Alcohol related behaviour
Officers will be on duty to make sure anti-social behaviour doesn’t ruin the night for others.

9. Internet safety
If shopping online use a secure payment service and never give out personal or financial information unless you know the contact. For advice

10. Domestic abuse. How much more can you take?
Domestic abuse often increases at Christmas. 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247.

OSCA Foundation General Public Bar – New opening date

OSCA Foundation based at Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane will now be opening its General Public Bar and Function room in early December.  – Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Opening dates and times below – Christmas open times coming at a later date!

  • Sunday 8 December –  12 noon to 7pm
  • Saturday 14 December – 12 noon till closing
  • Sunday 15 December – 12 noon to 7pm
  • Saturday 21 December – 12 noon till closing
  • Sunday 22 December – 12 noon to 7pm

Bar/Suite area is available for private functions, for further information contact Steve Smith on 07727 860 731

Wear your Christmas Jumper for Overgate Hospice!

Share the Christmas cheer with your colleagues and raise some much needed funds for Overgate Hospice this festive season.


To get involved, please contact us to tell us you’re taking part. Then donate £1 per person to wear your Christmas Jumper on Friday December 13.

Overgate can collect the fundraiser proceedings from your workplace. Alternatively, you can send us a cheque or drop it in at our hospice in Elland.

For more information call 01422 387 121 or email


Thank you for your continued support!

Registered Charity Number 511619

Christmas Fayre in Northowram

Northowram Primary School and Northowram Community Centre would like to welcome you to their 2019 Christmas Fayre with stalls, face painting and much more.

Saturday 1 December 2019 – 12 till 4pm
At Northowram Community Centre

Please support this event and raise money for Northowram Primary School & Northowram Community Centre.

Bookstart Busy Babies at Central Library – Ages 0 to 2

Songs and rhymes are the best introduction to the magical world of language and literature.

Come along to Bookstart Busy Babies at Halifax Central Library for 40 minutes of songs and rhymes led by our Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence.

You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire.

Sessions run from 10 -10.40am and 11-11.40am on the following dates;

  • Thursday 3, 24, 31 October 2019
  • Thursday 7, 14, 28 November 2019
  • Thursday 5, 12, 19 December 2019
  • Thursday 16, 30 January 2020

Just £2 per child or FREE with a passport to leisure

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.

Do Something Oct 19 – Jan 20

The Do Something Booklet for Oct 19 – Jan 20 is now available & so are tickets for events & activities.

Booking is essential via

Calderdale has some fantastic events planned from Busy Babies to make your own Roving Spacecraft. Dear Zoo, make a stop-Motion video, design your own Bloxels video game or learn to code with a micro bit, we have something for everyone CMBC #TakeALook #BookYourTickets