Genealogy for Beginners at Queensbury Community Programme

Interested in researching your family tree? This is an ideal course for anyone who wants to start building their family tree and wants to confirm basic steps and recording techniques, both paper and computer based.

Genealogy for Beginners is starting at Queensbury Community Programme, The Bank, 36 High Street BD13 2PA on Wednesday 30 January, 12:45pm-2:45pm for 8 weeks at only £40 for the whole course!

Free online access to Ancestry and Find My Past.

Contact QCP as soon as possible to reserve a place email or call 01274 816748.


Junior Wardens Whitehill Community Academy Learn About Child Sexual Exploitation

Junior Wardens from Whitehill Community Academy welcomed Catherine Edwards CSE Project Worker CSE Hub Calderdale Council West Yorkshire Police Station into school to talk about Healthy Relationships On Line Safety and Raising CSE awareness with Young People

The wardens had really informative interactive and fun discussions around awareness across the board and how to look out for any possible indicators of CSE By Challenge thinking and start conversations and discussion about relationships with adults who support where appropriate

The session was very interactive and fun, asking the wardens what their thoughts and ideas are about relationships and online safety and giving them thoughts about how much information we give away ourselves via social media and how we can protect ourselves further by creating Complex Passwords. …

Boost Network Security. …or following simple safety steps

Staying Safe Online…..

1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords (only to parents )

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or teacher about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

10)   KEEP SAFE Keep informed and up to date with procedures and information and informing parents how to safeguard their children via social media.

Peter Pan from the Halifax YMCA Pantomime Society

The Halifax YMCA Pantomime Society presents its production of Peter Pan from Wednesday 26 January to Sunday 30 January at YMCA, The Marlborough Hall, 13 Crossley Street, Halifax HX1 1UG.

For more information and tickets (£8 adults, £6 children), please visit  The Halifax YMCA Pantomime Society

Tickets also available in person at the venue.

Dates and times of performances are;

  • 26 January 2019 – 1:15pm-3:15pm
  • 26 January 2019 – 6:15pm-8:15pm
  • 27 January 2019 – 1:15pm-3:15pm
  • 28 January 2019 – 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • 30 January 2019 – 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • 31 January 2019 – 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • 1 February 2019 – 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • 2 February 2019 – 1:15pm-3:15pm
  • 2 February 2019 – 6:15pm-8:15pm


FREE Creative Writing Course at King Cross Library

The aim is to develop writing skills and to produce a collection of work.

Writing exercises suitable for novices or more experienced writers.

Starting with pair work and group writing.

Two meetings per month from 26th January to 25th May on;

  • 26 January 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 9 February 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 23 February 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 9 March 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 23 March 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 6 April 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 27 April 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 11 May 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 25 May 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm

For more information, see King Cross Library or telephone: 01422 288028.

Please note, there is a 3 week break between course dates around the Easter holidays.

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorated by Calderdale Interfaith Council

Whilst Holocaust Memorial Day is actually Sunday 27 January, this year’s Interfaith Council event is on Thursday 31 January, 1:00pm with the theme “Torn from Home” and is being hosted by Calderdale College.

The programme organised by Calderdale Interfaith Council involves speakers including holocaust survivors. Also there will be presentations by students and others about situations where atrocities have and are taking place in other countries and continents.

Refreshments will be provided. If you can only come for part of the time, that’s absolutely fine – come for as long as you can. This annual event is always an emotional occasion – when we can remember and consider some of the terrible happenings in both past and present times.

For further information contact;

Tel: 01422 392869 or 01422 355436
Email: or 

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 18 January 2019 – OUT NOW!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…


  • Have Your Say on Calderdale Council Budget Proposals
  • Friends of Roils Head AGM
  • Friends of West View Park AGM 
  • Calderdale Industrial Museum – ‘Ghost Hunt’
  • How to Train Your Dragon LEGO Workshop
  • Angels Corner Dementia Friendly Cafe at St. Columba’s
  • Befriending Volunteers Required at Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees
  • 12 Months Sports Membership for the Price of 11
  • Latest in Entertainment at the Over 50s Luncheon Club

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!

Mothershare Baby and Toddler Sale Monday 21 January 2019

Mothershare‘s next baby and toddler sale will be held on Monday 21 January,  10:30am-3:30pm at Threeways Centre , Nursery Lane, Ovenden. There will be lots of baby bargains to be had including clothing,( fill a bag for £3.50 ) winter coats, toys, prams and other baby items.

The Mothershare team would also like to say a quick thank you to all who have donated items to them over the last few weeks. They have received some wonderful donations some of which have already been sent out to help some of the most vulnerable babies and children in our local area. This time of year can be difficult for lots of families but for some it’s almost impossible. With your support and generosity we are here to help those families stay together and keep their babies and young children warm, safe and cared for. Demand for the service is extremely high and they are helping more families than ever before and simply could not do it without your support.