Pellon High Five Spring Newsletter and Timetable of Activities

Pellon High Five has published the Spring 2018 newsletter, which can be downloaded here. The next Staying Well coffee morning will be on Monday 16 April, 10:30am in St. Columba’s church hall.

The current timetable of activities is as before but as of January 2018, the kurling, Scottish dancing and tai chi classes are full:

Using our Chi ballsAlso, Cindy would like to announce a new Line Dancing class starting on Monday 14 May, 1:30pm-2:30pm (but please arrive at 1:15pm for registration).

Run by Pellon High Five 50+ Community Group, every shape and size is right for these classes, it doesn’t matter how much, or how little, you can do. High Five caters for different levels of fitness and laugh with each other sometimes at our inability to master some moves! Most people will admit to being nervous about going to a “Keep Fit” class, so if you’re worried about coming to your first class on your own, call to arrange for someone to meet you as you arrive. All our new members say what a friendly bunch of folk they are and how welcome they were made. So what are you waiting for? Your first class is free & subsequent classes £3.

Exercise does so many brilliant things for your body & brain. If doctors could put it in pill form & bottle it we would all be rushing to get a prescription. How about a new year’s resolution to spend less time on the settee & more moving.

High Five Pilates
Pilates can be gentle for those who have injuries but strenuous for those who need a challenge. Our clinical Pilates classes cost £3 for an hour session. Again your first class is free. You will strengthen the muscles that support your body. These muscles could also help to reduce wear & tear on joints & keep them functioning. Good posture is important in helping to reduce back pain.

The classes do not run every week so please email before going.

More information can be found by calling 07960 736938 or for pilates, gentle exercise and Scottish dancing from the tutor Sue Watson on 07964 713927 or email or visit the website at www.pellonhighfivehub.wordpress.

Police and Fire Service Visit Whitehill Junior Wardens

Heather Stout, from the Ovenden Initiative, arranged for some of our local uniformed services to meet the new Whitehill Community Academy Junior Wardens recently.

Police Community Support Officer, Megan Boothroyd, from West Yorkshire Police, visited Whitehill Community Academy Junior Wardens to tell them all about her role as an officer in Illingworth on Wednesday 14 March 2018.

Megan spoke about some of her day to day duties before showing the Wardens some of the equipment she carries whilst explaining what it is used for.

PCSO Boothroyd also told the Wardens about some of the more unusual aspects of her job including some of the funny things that have happened, before some very good questions were asked by the Junior Wardens, who all seemed very keen to know everything about life in the Police Force.

Following up from that exciting session, on the 28 March Fire Prevention Officer, Dave Manning, from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, also made a visit to tell the wardens about his role in the community.

Dave, until recently a Fire Fighter based in Halifax, invited some of the Junior Wardens take part in a role play to show them how dangerous it can be in a car if you are not wearing a seatbelt and the driver is distracted.

Through the role play, Dave managed to get the message across of how easily drivers can be distracted by children in the back of the car. He also had one volunteer to help him show the rest of the group how to put someone in the recovery position.

Lots of good and interesting questions were asked by the Junior Wardens, who seemed to appreciate the serious message Dave was promoting.

Project_Twelve:31 Supporting Barnado’s Identity Group

Project_Twelve:31 supported LGBTQ young people on Thursday 30 March with Barnardo’s learning about organisations that fight for the rights of those who identify as LGBTQ with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender young people and those Questioning their sexuality or gender identity. How you identify should not be a barrier in your life and Barnardo’s work directly with young people, parents and carers, schools and local authorities to help tackle HBT (Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic) bullying, and educate Individuals about how to combat it to help ensure that young people feel safe and empowered to be their full selves.

If you are girl aged between 12 and 18 years of age and you live in the North Halifax area and are looking for something different and exciting to do in 2018 then join Project_Twelve:31 on Thursday evenings at Ovenden Four Fields at OSCA, Ovenden.

Call 0300 555 0266 and ask for Karen or email to find out more.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 30 March – OUT NOW!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Slightly early this week due to the Good Friday Bank Holiday!


  • Nominate your Stars for the 2018 Neighbourhood Awards!
  • Halifax Long March this Bank Holiday Weekend
  • Hebden Bridge Duck Race
  • A Chance to go up Wainhouse Tower
  • Angels Corner Dementia Friendly Cafe Soon to Open at St. Columba’s

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!

Grow Calderdale News – Spring Edition Out Now!

Calderdale Council have issued the Spring edition of Grow Calderdale News featuring;

  • Top tips on what to do in your garden this month
  • Gardening Club events
  • Planting herbs
  • Wildlife and bee friendly gardens
  • Seasonal recipes
  • Get involved in Active Calderdale

The full newsletter can be viewed online.

Friends of Shibden Park Grand Easter Egg Hunt

Shibden Friends Grand Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 30 March to Sunday 8 April.

Forget the snow….. coming soon ….Easter Egg Hunt ….. this will run through the school holidays until the eggs run out.

See the boating house for the hunt start ….

Tickets ONLY £1 all entrants win an egg.
Tickets available only from the boathouse.
All proceeds go towards more play equipment on the park.

FREE Events this Easter at Westgate Arcade

Starting on Friday 30 March 2018 and perfect for children and young families, Westgate Arcade is holding an Easter Colouring competition during the Easter Holidays!

From 11:00am to 3:00pm on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March the Easter Bunny will be in the Arcade to begin an Easter Egg colouring competition and handing out Easter treats.

Then every day from Tuesday 3 April to Sunday 14 April (11am – 3pm) you are welcome to come and create your winning design!

The Easter Bunny will choose a winner, winning £50 for their family (voucher to be spent at Westgate Arcade) and £50 for their school or nursery.