Don’t Buy Alcohol for Under 18’s this Summer!

It is illegal to buy alcohol on behalf of someone who is under 18 and being caught doing so could get you a £90 on-the-spot fine or you may even end up in court with a criminal record and an unlimited fine.

Local partners and the community are working together to tackle underage drinking in the area.

If you have any information relating to the supply of alcohol to young people or drinking on the street, please contact the police on 101.

For more information on the harm underage drinking can lead to visit



Partners clean up Mount Pellon Community

On Thursday 23 March, partners from Calderdale Councils Safer Cleaner Greener team, Community Wardens, West Yorkshire Fire Service and staff from the North & East Halifax Neighbourhoods team got together for a community Spring Clean around the streets of Mount Pellon.

Students from Leeds and Wakefield colleges studying public services also got involved with the clean up and accompanied West Yorkshire Fire Service as part of their work experience.

Arson information leaflets were handed out in the area to make residents aware of the risks of arson when bulky waste is left in close proximity to their properties as well as information on how any bulky waste can be removed.

In total, 15 large bin bags of litter were accumulated from the roads and streets in the area.

The Phoenix Shed is doing great things for the community

Two projects recently completed by The Phoenix Shed, Halifax show that the chaps can turn their hands to most projects and help those in the local community.  If you are male and are over 55, then the Shed, based in The Threeways Centre, is a great place for you to go every Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 4pm.

More details from either Chris Freeman 07930 207537, or Eddie Moss 07481 543881

The Phoenix Shed Goes Batty for Dixon Scar

The Phoenix Shed Halifax has recently handed over the order for bat and bird boxes to The Friends of Dixon Scar. The order was for 16 bat boxes and 16 bird boxes, half of which are for future use and for storage reasons, had to be flat packed.  To further facilitate storage, the flat packed boxes were shrink wrapped.

Dave’s comment when he saw the boxes was, “My goodness, they’re posh.”  And they are too. Made in red pine that will withstand the elements, the boxes are all made from untreated timber.

Chris did much research before embarking on the project and that research turned up the fact that bat boxes must not be treated with chemicals, as they can be fatal for the bats, so the best red pine was chosen from a local wood yard.

The Phoenix Shed Gets on Their Bikes for Local Gym

When customers at the gym start to complain that the Spinning Bikes are getting very difficult to use, who does the Spinning Instructors turn to?  The Phoenix Shed of course.

Eddie Moss, Shed Leader and Trustee Chris Freeman spent a day at Queens Sports Club, Saville Park servicing the Spinning Bikes.  The guys downloaded the full service schedule from the Internet and worked strictly to that to ensure that nothing was missed.

At the first Spinning Class the customers all commented on how much nicer it was to have bikes that were smooth and easy to use.

Well done chaps!

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 31 March – OUT NOW!!

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  • Plans for new build at Moorside Community Primary School on display today!
  • Easter and Holiday fun for families, children & young people!
  • 2017 Easter Bonnet Parade in Mixenden next week!

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Have a great weekend!

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 24 March – OUT NOW!!

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  • West Yorkshire Police Stop and Search Ride Along Scheme!
  • Wheelchair accessible gym – Grand opening soon!
  • NHP Children’s Centres recruiting now!

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Have a great weekend!

Skate Competition at the Orange Box this weekend

Do you want to compete against other skateboarders to become King (or Queen) of the Box? For one afternoon Orange Box’s rooftop Skate Park will be turned into a competition arena for skateboarders competing to take the crown.

Saturday 25 March – 1pm to 5.30pm
At Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF

Knockout rounds will start at 2pm so if you are entering please turn up at 1pm to register, collect your wristband and have a skate before the competition starts.

Prizes generously donated by Welcome Skate Store and Endemic Skate Store
Tickets: £2 (includes entry to Sports Box activities Zorbing & Bouldering)

Ash Green pupils meet West Yorkshire Fire Service

Heather Stout from the Mixenden Initiative and pupils from Ash Green Community Primary School, received a visit in school from Blue Watch, from Illingworth Fire Station on Friday 3rd March.

Fire fighters, Barney, Adam, Andy and Fraser, came to meet the lads for the first time, after the boys decided they wanted Blue Watch to be their chosen watch.

It just so happened it was World Book Day in school on the day of their visit, so the boys took Blue Watch by surprise when they were met by Where’s Wally, Batman, The Joker, Al Capone, Iron Man, a footballer, a Ninja Turtle, a pirate and a knight in shining armour!

After asking lots of questions of the fire fighters, Blue Watch invited the boys to visit Illingworth Fire Station on Friday 10th March to have a look around.

The boys were shown around the upstairs of the fire station, where the firemen train and relax whilst waiting to go on a ‘shout’. Watch Commander Andy explained that even if they are asleep, they only have a couple of minutes from getting the call to getting in the fire engine, with all their equipment on, and leaving to attend the call out.

When the group went back downstairs, the boys were shown the room where the fireman’s pole is and where they keep their protective clothing and boots that they wear when attending a fire.

Mrs Bowers and Mr Munday from Ash Green decided to hold a competition to see who could get the firefighters protective clothing on first. They were both very quick but Mr Munday just pipped Mrs Bowers and was the winner!

The group then went outside to the car park where the boys were shown the crashed cars that the fire fighters use to practise having to cut people out of cars. They also showed them some of the equipment they carry on the fire engine. The firemen then got the hoses out and let the boys have a go with them.

The boys really enjoyed the afternoon and ended their visit by thanking Blue Watch for a fantastic tour of Illingworth fire station.