Find Out More About Transport at The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms

Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on Sowerby Bridge Railway Station HX6 3AB hold a number of transport related events through the year.

The next will be on Monday 15 April, 7:00pm where John Myddelton will be speaking about Tramways and a swinging railway.

See below for other events;

Beechwood Park Practical Dates

Join in with activities to improve your local park on Tuesday 7 May, 4 June,  2 July, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December all sessions beginning at 9:45am.

Activities include ditching, drainage, tree work, walling, fencing, hedge laying, cutting back vegetation, litter clearance, pond work and surveying. All tools and training provided on the day along with the chance to work alongside like-minded volunteers.

Sessions are run by Calderdale Countryside Service. Please dress for the weather and bring your own gardening gloves, drinks, lunch and snacks for those who are wanting to stay all day.

Contact Chris on 07769 954956 for further information or email

And don’t forget to put Saturday 7 Sept 2019 in your diaries for a great big fun day for all the family at the Beechwood Big Picnic.

Next Daisy Chain Cafe at Halifax Rugby Union Club – Wednesday 10 April

Just to remind you that the next Daisy Chain Café will be held on Wednesday 10 April, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road.

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!

Future events for this year and the beginning of next are;

  • Wednesday 08 May 2019 1.00-3.00pm
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019 1.00-3.00pm
  • Wednesday 10 July 2019 1.00-3.00pm




Family Fun Day at West View Park – Saturday 13 July

There will be a Family Fun Day at West View Park on Saturday 13 July, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

There will be lots of activities for you and your family with

  • Falcon Display
  • Face Painting
  • Pony Rides
  • Circus Juggler
  • Circus Workshops
  • Bird Box Making
  • Lion Learners
  • Stalls
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Climbing wall
  • Plus many more…


For further information ring Tony King or Rachael Henry on 0300 555 0266.

To book a stall, complete and return the form (DOC or PDF) to or

Moorside Parents creating a space for wellbeing

On 15th March, The Friends of Moorside Community Primary School (PTFA) launched their new Wellbeing Support Group at Moorside School with a fantastic turn out of parents, grandparents and local people hoping to find out what the group can offer.

Local services, community groups and ward Councillors came along to support the launch with many committing to attending future sessions including:

Moorside School, Staying Well, Healthy Minds, Basement Project, Dads R Us, Macmillan Information and Support, Andys Man Club, Age UK, Insight HealthcareCalderdale Credit Union, Better Living Team, Illingworth Moor ChurchPACEWest Yorkshire Police, Calderdale Council Social Care, Community Safety Team, Safer Cleaner Greener Team, Groundwork Green Doctors, SAFER Project.

I personally thought it was a great opportunity for lots of different agencies to band together to help the people of Calderdale improve their lives. Kevin

I am proud to have been asked to open this event. We had a great turn out and I am confident the group will go from strength to strength, helping to keep parents with young children in touch so they can support each other and avoid isolation.” Cllr Anne Collins

All future sessions will be 9am – 11am at Moorside Community Primary School (map) on Friday 5 April, Friday 17 May, Friday 7 June, Friday 28 June, Friday 19 July.

Everyone welcome – not just parents of children at the school!

For more information, please contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email Or ask at school!

Free Super Sunday & Holiday Clubs


Regular clubs for disabled children and their siblings that are fun, creative and completely FREE!

Clubs start with a short family quest to get you inspired before you get stuck in to a creative activity, run by our trained, experienced Enablers, who will make sure that the activities are accessible to all. Children with any disability are welcome at any club, *except for three sessions which are for children with autism only.

The whole family is welcome and our clubs are not only great fun, but also an opportunity to meet other families, chat and share experiences. Clubs last two hours starting at 10am and involve a mix of play, art activities and gallery exploration.

Oh, and did we mention that they’re FREE!

Clubs in 2019

  • Tuesday 16th April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23rd April – Clay play (fully booked)
  • Sunday 19th May – Print making  (*Autism only)
  • Sunday 16th June – Mosaics (fully booked)
  • Sunday 14th July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30th July – Tie-dye (*Autism only)
  • Tuesday 6th August – Print making
  • Tuesday 13th August – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 20th August – Mosaics
  • Tuesday 27th August – Tye-dye

Club places must be booked in advance.

Call 01422 330069 and we’ll take it from there. If you’ve booked for a club but are then unable to attend, please let us know asap as we keep a waiting list so another family might be able to come in your place.

Hearing Impaired visitors can book places by email if you prefer – just email

Waiting List

If you would like to attend a club that is fully booked please use the email form to let us know.

On the form please include;

  • which club you would like go on the waiting list for
  • how many people would be attending if space became available
  • your contact details

We will contact you if space becomes available.

More information…

Wellbeing and Support Meetings at Moorside School

Moorside School parents group are holding a number of Wellbeing and Support sessions supported by Staying Well and Healthy Minds.

The sessions will be;

  • Friday 15 March, 9:30am-11:00am – Launch
  • Friday 5 April 9:00am-11:00am – Scams & Frauds
  • Friday 17 May 9:00am-11:00am – Consumer Savvy
  • Friday 7 June 9:00am-11:00am – Savvy Savings
  • Friday 28 June 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well
  • Friday 19 July 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well

For more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email