New British Signing Language Services at Christ Church, Pellon

Christ Church,  Church Lane, Pellon HX2 0EF are starting to hold a new Sunday evening service in which  will be the first language with interpretation into English. The service is led by Deaf and hearing people.

The Signing Service will include a ‘simply signing’ choir, payers and the Bible presented in BSL, a signing preacher and group discussions. There will also be an interpretation into spoken English.

The services will be on the 2nd Sunday, 6:30pm of every month so the future dates are 10 February, 10 March, 14 April and 12 May.

All are welcome.

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.

Upcoming Dates for the Daisy Chain Cafe in Ovenden

The future dates for the Daisy Chain Cafe held at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden are as follows;

Wednesday 13 February 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 13 March 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 10 April 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 08 May 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 12 June 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 10 July 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Friends of West View Park Meeting – Thursday 24 January

Do you have any issues or concerns about West View Park?

Do you have an idea on how to improve the park?

Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of the park?

Would you like to be part of a ‘Friends of West View Park’ group?

Come and find out what’s happening at the next Friends of West View Park AGM meeting on Thursday 24 January, 6:15pm at United Reform Church, Warley Road, Halifax.

Please come along to the next meeting or contact Tony King for further information about joining the group on 0300 555 0266 or email

Activities at Forest Cottage from July to September

Please see the attached activities that are taking place at Forest Cottage from July to September.

Note also that the workers at Forest Cottage offer Information, Advice and Guidance on;

  • Sexual Health
  • 1; 1 Support
  • Employability Skills
  • CV Writing
  • Life Skills

Within the youth sessions we food and drinks are supplied at no cost to young people and there is music and a great atmosphere.

To find out more, speak to the Senior Worker,  Andrea Fawthrop, Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Halifax HX2 8AD, Phone: 01422 254220, mobile; 07789271125

The centre is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Moorside Junior Wardens conduct speed checks on Keighley Road

Karen Scanlon, from the Ovenden Initiative, arranged for Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School’s to go out with the speed camera to get an idea of how road users are driving in the area of our local schools.

Joined by Dan Marham, Ovenden Initiative and Calderdale Council Community Warden Lee Ackroyd, the session began with Junior Wardens  using the camera on Keighley Road where the responsible drivers received a thumbs up as they passed, and the not so responsible drivers getting a thumbs down!

From the 289 cars recorded, only two of those were driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit and one of which was an emergency vehicle much to the Wardens amusement.

Future speed checks will continue to take place throughout North and East Halifax with both Junior Warden Groups and in partnership with West Yorkshire Police in ongoing work to tackle nuisance vehicles in the area.


West Yorkshire Police Summer Concert

This year’s West Yorkshire Police Summer Concert will take place on Monday 18 June, 7:30pm-10:00pm at Halifax Minster.

Chief Constable, Dee Collins, is delighted to invite you to enjoy music from the West Yorkshire Police Brass Band, alongside other local performers.

The event is FREE but places are limited so to reserve a ticket please go to Eventbrite. Tickets will be allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis and are restricted to 4 tickets per request.

If you are unable to attend and no longer require tickets for this event could you please contact Jennifer Foster via email at