Apply to Perform at Routes Festival 2018

There is less than 2 weeks to get your applications in to perform at Routes Festival 2018 on Saturday 23 June!

To apply follow this link to the forms and information on Dropbox.

Shibden Hall – Closures Due to Filming of ‘Gentleman Jack’

In 2018 Shibden Hall will be involved in the filming of a new costume drama for the BBC and HBO.

“Gentleman Jack” will be an eight part series for television written by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister of Shibden Hall.

In order to facilitate this Shibden Hall will be closed to the public from:

  • Monday 14 May until Sunday 22 July (10 weeks)
  • Monday 3 September until Sunday 21 October (7 weeks)

It will open for the summer holiday period and all of August.

Better Living Service – Spring Newsletter

The Better Living Service of Calderdale Council have produced a Spring Newsletter with describing the Better Lifestyle Sessions and more.

Do you want to make a change to improve your health?
Maybe to lose weight, be more active, stop smoking or reduce your alcohol intake……..
Why not book a FREE Better Lifestyle Session with a qualified and experienced Better Living Trainer.  They will be able to  offer you the support and advice you need to take the next step to make a change.

Better Lifestyle Sessions are available at venues across Calderdale on various days and times through the week.

To book a Better Lifestyle Session ring 01422 230230 or email BLT at

There is also a chance to start the next pre-natal mum’s class on Wednesday 18 April by calling 01422 230230 or emailing Lauren Dawtrey on

Other things in the newsletter include the #Active Schools competition, Healthy Weight groups and the national SugarSmart campaign to raise awareness of the hidden sugar in our food and drinks.


CREW Shorter Walks Spring 2018

CREW (Cardiac Rehabilitation through Exercise and Walking) have announced the led, shorter walks for Spring 2018. Suitable for all levels, all are welcome and there is no need to book.

For further information call Sophie on 07982 728548 or email

Wedding Fayre at Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel

Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel are holding the very first Wedding Fayre on Sunday 10 June, 11:00am-4:00pm with FREE entry.

If you are in the process of planning a wedding or are newly engaged, this is the perfect opportunity to view the historic building all dressed up and set for a wedding.

There will be a selection of wedding related vendors in attendance from florists to cake makers. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding bookings and the cottage will be open for refreshments.

For more information email

Countryside News – Spring Edition Out Now!

The latest edition of Countryside News from Calderdale Council with a programme of  walks and events which covers the period 1 April to 30 September 2018 is now available.

The council were expecting to only have information online this time but thanks to support from Public Health, they have been able to produce a printed leaflet for Spring and Summer this year.

The printed leaflet can be found in local Tourist Information Centres, Sports Centres, Libraries and Ogden Water Visitor Centre.

In the leaflet you will find a brief description of walks, events and practical days; to find out more details you will need to visit the Council’s website and search for Countryside Events or you can go direct to the web and browse through the listings.

If you do not have access to a computer at home, free access is available in local libraries or you can ring 01422 284415 to find out the information you need (answerphone available for out of hours calls but please leave your name and number so they can call you back).

There are a wide range of walks, events and activities on offer again this spring and summer including bat walks, stream dipping, practical conservation days, moth trapping and a number of opportunities to improve your gardening skills at Manor Heath Park.

Shelf Juniors AFC Summer Tournament

Secure your place today for the upcoming Shelf Juniors AFC Summer Tournament which this year will take place on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June.

Registration is £25 for a single team or £40 for 2 teams. Age groups are as the poster below.

For further details email or phone 07375 868760.