Reminder! Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – Tuesday 24 March 2020

Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 24 March 2020, 6:30pm  at Mixenden Activity Centre, Mixenden, HX2 8SH.

6:30pm refreshments and signing in and the meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Police update
  • North Halifax Transformation – David Greenfield
  • Your issues – Open Forum

Click here for the full agenda…

With the General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from North Halifax Partnership!

Before we sign off for the holidays and a few mince pies we’d like to thank everyone for their support over the last year. That includes staff and volunteers; partner agencies, schools and local community organisations; and supporters and service users.

Sure Start Children’s Centres in North East Halifax will close on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Our Neighbourhood and Staying Well teams will be back in work Monday 6th January. 

NE Friday Flyer will resume on Friday 10 January.

We’ll see you again in 2020 but in the meantime here’s a snapshot from our latest annual report….

Find out more here… 


Merry Christmas from the Staying Well team!

element-xmas-bauble.pngBefore we sign off for the holidays we’d like to say a Merry Christmas to everyone especially the community groups and organisations who have supported Staying Well over the last year – we couldn’t do what we do without you kindness and generosity!

Please keep an eye on our website and social media as we will be bringing in the new year with details of our Staying Well Awards. And maybe while you’re enjoying your turkey or vegan nut roast, start thinking about the people and groups in your community who deserve some recognition for all they do.

Staying Well staff will be back in the office from Monday 6th January 2020 but you can also find information about events and services in Calderdale in our latest newsletter.

Have a peaceful and relaxing holiday!

Promote your physical activity session for free by joining the Active Calderdale Activity Finder by January 2nd!

As part of Calderdale’s mission to become the most active borough in the North by 2024 we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone in Calderdale, particularly North Halifax to find out about the opportunities to be active on their doorstep.

Following community feedback, we have created an online activity finder website, to showcase all of the great ways to be active in the borough from clubs and sessions of all sizes, and of all different levels of physical activity!

As someone who provides physical activity in Calderdale, you’re already a part of Active Calderdale – thank you for helping to get our borough moving! We’d love for you to log your session on our finder, so that we can do our bit to promote you and your activity. If you are a Friends of Park Group or run a location where other physical activity events occur please pass this to activity providers who run sessions in your park/space. Feel free to send this on to other physical activity providers you are aware of.

Signing up is simple, free, and should only take 5-10 minutes. The perfect task to be done in that strange time between Christmas and New Year!

For more information, including how to sign up, you can watch our video or check out the attached flyer.

Log your session on Open Sessions via this link

Check out the Activity Finder Flyer!

We’re in the process of filling the finder with as many sessions as we can. Once we’re happy that we’ve created a useful tool for the people of Calderdale we’ll be promoting it via a marketing campaign and through our networks across the borough. Please stick with us as we work to produce the best results possible for everybody.

If you have any questions on the finder, or Active Calderdale more generally, contact us at

Christmas at the Piece Hall – December Events

This winter, Yorkshire stunning Georgian cloth hall – The Piece Hall in Halifax – will be transformed into a spectacular Christmas destination like no other.

Teeming with Christmas events, activities and crafts workshops for everyone throughout the holiday season, featuring a stunning Christmas Tree, a Victorian style carousel and the cosy courtyard Deluxe Bar, as well as a Christmas Fair showcasing some of the region’s favourite independent craft stalls, artisan makers and pop up food and drink traders.

The surrounding shops, cafes bars and restaurants will be open as normal during this time.

The season will come to a close on New Year’s Eve when we bring in 2020 with an outdoor Courtyard Party, featuring live music, DJs and entertainment.

For more information, visit The Piece Hall

OSCA Foundation General Public Bar – Updated times

OSCA Foundation based at Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane hosts its General Public Bar and Function room.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Opening dates and times including Christmas opening dates:

  • Saturday 21 December – 12 noon till closing
  • Sunday 22 December – 12 noon to 7pm
  • Boxing Day (26 December) – 12 noon to 3pm
  • Sunday 29 December – 12noon to 7pm

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

Staying Safe – WomenCentre Drop-In Session Venues and Dates

If you are affected by any aspect of Domestic Abuse the Staying Safe team can help. We provide Drop-In sessions offering

  • Domestic abuse support
  • Safety Advice
  • Access to Legal Advice


WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN
Every Wednesday 10am – 12noon

Please note, the WomenCentre is a female only space. Men can call the Staying Safe team on 01422 323339 to make an appointment with a male victim support worker.

– Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden, OL14 7BX
1st Friday every month 10am – 12 noon.
3rd Friday every month 10am – 12 noon.

Please note – January only two dates, 10/01 & 24/01
Then 07/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 05/06/2020
Also 21/02/2020, 20/03/2020, 17/04/2020, 15/05/2020, 19/06/2020

National Domestic Violence Helplines

  • Women’s Aid: 0808 2000 247
  • Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
  • In an emergency, always ring 999 / 112
  • To report an incident to the Police, ring 101

For more information about what we do, please read:

Staying Safe Open Access Venues 2020

Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer Information