Let Focus4Hope collect and recycle your tree! – book by January 8th

There is nothing quite like the look and scent of a real tree at Christmas, but when Christmas is over, they can be a hassle to dispose of.

Why not let Focus4Hope collect and recycle your tree this January!

For a small donation, we will pick up your tree from outside your home and recycle it for you, it takes the stress and hassle away from you and is good for the environment too!

Our amazing volunteers will be collecting Christmas Trees from Thursday 12th January to Saturday 14th January 2023.

Collection postcodes: HD6, HX1, HX2, HX3, HX4 and HX5.

Registration closes 10pm on Sunday 8th January 2023


For a one off donation Focus4Hope will collect the Christmas tree and recycle it in a sustainable manner at Ogden Water Nature Reserve. The service is run by volunteers with individuals and companies giving up their time and vans.

Could you become a Tree recycling volunteer? Please get in touch with us!


Merry Christmas from the Friday Flyer Team!

To all of you from all of us,
we would like to wish you a merry Christmas!

We shall meet again in January 2023!

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 16 December 2022 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Look for local Christmas Events in our festive section!
  • Mixenden Ward Forum meeting December 20th
  • From the Brew & Chat Group Pellon – Christmas Party
  • Winter Wise 2022/2023 booklet to every Calderdale Household

Have a great weekend!

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Christmas Holiday wishes from the Friday Flyer!

The North and East blog and Friday Flyer team would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We will take a break over the Christmas period from the 16th of December to the 3rd of January.

We are looking forward to sharing your updates as well as ours, so look out for developments in the New Year!

We’d lilke to thank you for your ongoing support and for sharing your news and updates with us. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

Until we speak again, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Alone this Christmas?

If you are going to spend Christmas by yourself and do not look forward to it, take a look this free or low cost activities list put together by the Staying Well Team.

Free or Low Cost activities for Christmas and New Year 2022

We hope your Christmas is magical and that it brings some comfort to your life. At any rate, don’t forget, it’s only one day.

Make the most of it, your way.

Office furniture and supplies giveaway to charitable and community organisations

Surplus to Purpose, a Leeds based charity would like to share with third sector organisations that they have office furniture and stationary supplies available to you, free of charge or a donation if you are able.


Everything offered on a first come, first served basis. You can view the stock or arrange a collection by appointment only.

For more details, contact Surplus 2 Purpose directly:

Surplus 2 Purpose:
w : https://surplus2purpose.com/
f : https://www.facebook.com/Surplus2Purpose/
e : adam@surplus2purpose.com 

Overgate Hospice Annual Carol Concert December 17th


At the Minster Organ: ALAN HORSEY


A wonderful evening of thrilling traditional music for all to sing, enhanced by exciting works from our famous GUEST BAND, HAMMONDS as well as special Carols by the Choir – a number of which involve audience participation too. Something for all the family. Early booking and arrival is advised for this perennially popular concert – one of the real highlights of the Calderdale Christmas Calendar.

Put the date in YOUR diary now – Saturday 17th December 2022.

We extend our thanks to the Bearder Charity for their generous support of our Annual Carol Concert in 2022.

  • Venue: Halifax Minster
  • Date: December 17, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets: £12 pp

For a ticket please contact:

Choir secretary 01422 373 252
Online: www.wegottickets.com
From the Hospice: 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland, HX5 0QY

Purchase on the night: 01422 387121

Winter Wise 2022/2023 booklet to every Calderdale Household

If you live in Calderdale, look out for your Winter Wise booklet coming through your door, jam packed with useful advice and contact details that will support you through the colder months.Our guide covers how to stay well, travel safely, protect your home and prepare for flooding. We’ve also included the support available to help with the cost of living increases.

A digital version of the booklet can be found here.