2019 Dates for Daisy Chain Cafe at Halifax Rugby Union Club

Future dates for the Daisy Chain Café at the start of 2019 at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road are as follows.

  • Wednesday 9 January,  1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Wednesday 13 February,  1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Wednesday 13 March,  1:00pm-3:00pm

For  more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266.

Daisy Chain Café is a new community run, monthly meeting place in Ovenden run by volunteers and partners from the North Halifax Staying Well Steering Group who are working towards a Dementia Friendly North Halifax.

Funded by the ‘North Halifax Community Fund’ Daisy Chain Café is open to anybody especially people and living with or affected by dementia. The mission of the cafe is to provide friendship, support, activities and cake!



Singalong with Steve at Blackburn House

Singalong with Steve at Blackburn House, Nursery Lane, Ovenden HX3 5SJ.

For aged 60 plus. Steve Brown is a professional musician with a wide range of experience.

Dates (2:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month):

31 October, 28 November, 19 December 2018

30 January, 27 February, 27 March 2019

Stay on for a relaxing time chatting over coffee and cake.

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.

Saturday 3 November 2018 Murder Site to Gibbet

A look at the rich and varied heritage of west central Halifax, including People’s Park, the Workhouse, the Hanson Lane Bomb site, West Hill Park Model Village, and many Crossley connections. Hear about the tragic deaths of Mary Hackett and Emily Pye, view the location of a fatal boiler explosion, and see one of Mackintosh’s early warehouses. Finally – the story of The Gibbet. Duration: just over two hours.
Meet David Glover at Lister Lane Cemetery Gates, Lister Lane HX1 5JL at 1:30pm

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

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Moorside Junior Wardens in Action Again

After the recent walkabout and litter pick in January 2018  (https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/2018/01/12/moorside-junior-wardens-clean-up-brant-avenue/) the wardens decided they wanted to highlight the amount of rubbish and dog faeces left in and around the area. The wardens have all worked really hard on creating and developing posters that will remind people to not litter and raise awareness around  picking  up faeces after their dogs.

We can take action in relation to complaints about dog fouling if you know who the person is who is not cleaning up after their dog has fouled, or you know the approximate time the fouling occurs.

Even if you do not know any of the above, but your area is badly fouled, let CMBC know or our new Community Warden Lee Ackroyd know and he will endeavour to undertake patrols and also clean up the worst affected areas.

You can help us by providing as much of the following information as possible:

  • Accurate location, is there a nearby landmark, lamp column or house number?
  • Frequency and time, how regular and at what time does it occur?
  • Description of the dog, for example a male black labrador puppy.

Address and description of the person walking the dog Or and report via https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/community/clean-streets/request-report/dog-fouling/form.jsp?stage=location or contact Community Warden Lee on 0300 555 0266.

The posters will be erected in and around the Brant Avenue area later this month so look out for the fantastic art work created by the wardens from Moorside Community Primary School.


North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 23 February – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…


  • Be Clear on Cancer
  • Dementia Friendly Screening – ‘Singin’ in the Rain’
  • Get Ready for International Women’s Day
  • Consultation Closing Soon on Young People’s Mental Health
  • Consider Changing your Energy Provider
  • And finally… Nominate your Stars for the 2018 Neighbourhood Awards!

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!

Halifax Awarded Purple Flag Status

Halifax has been awarded Purple Flag status for the seventh consecutive year for being a safe, vibrant and welcoming night out. Purple Flag, like Green Flag for parks, recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night time economy. Assessors visited Halifax before Christmas where they commented on the outstanding work of the Partnership and continued work with groups including the Street Angels, Bus Oasis, White Ribbon campaign and venues in the town centre. For more information visit the website or follow Purple Flag on twitter #HXPurpleFlag

Members of the Community Safety and Resilience Team, Hollie Good and Charlotte Palethorpe, and Sgt Ben Doughty and PC Michelle Cheaney from West Yorkshire Police received the award at a ceremony hosted by Purple Flag in Chester on 15 February.

Calderdale Family History Society – Yorkshire Oddities

The beautiful Yorkshire countryside is dotted with many interesting and often bizarre follies. These and their fascinating origins are explored in this engaging talk by Paul Kenny, together with some of the “characters” the county has spawned over the centuries.

The talk will take place in the Shibden Room of North Bridge Leisure Centre, HX3 6TE on Thursday 22 February, 7:30pm-9:00pm.

From humble beginnings in Halifax, these include the rather eccentric Percy Shaw, who went on to invent the Catseye reflective road stud.

Admission is just £1 or free to members of Calderdale Family History Society.