Pellon High Five Winter Newsletter and Timetable of Activities

Pellon High Five has published the Winter 2019 newsletter, which can be downloaded  here.

Thanks to Jenny Garner for preparing the Christmas Quiz. This year’s Christmas party was voted a resounding success and the food was delicious.

2019 Membership renewal is due now. Happily once again, no membership fee but please make sure you complete the form (available from your tutor) with your up-to-date details. Pass them to the committee and they will be passed onto Angela, the Membership Secretary. Please put on which class/es you attend otherwise there is difficulty uniting you with your membership cards.

In March High Five will be 8 years old! The AGM has been arranged for Friday 29 March, 2:00pm at Highgate. It’s later this year so that the Treasurer can present a more accurate full year’s accounts for the financial year-end in February. A plea here once again for new Committee members. High Five can only keep going if  there is an active Committee. If you can’t join, maybe you know someone else who would?

Below is shown the timetable of activities as at October 2018.

Using our Chi ballsRun 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 736937 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.

Have a Brew and a Chat and More at St. Columba’s

Look over your shoulder (comp 9)Find out more about what’s happening at the newly refurbished St. Columba’s Church Hall by visiting the new website at

Join in and have a Brew & A Chat on Monday 14 January, 10:30am-12:30pm organised in conjunction with Calderdale Staying Well.

Have a brew and a cake then try a Kurling taster session .. join in with a craft group, check the library of books .. plenty to do .. and lots of great company. £2 entrance fee – unlimited tea/coffee.

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

The Angels Corner Cafe will be open Sunday 20 January 2019, 12:00pm-2:30pm. Just pop in to relax, enjoy, listen to music, have fun with activities or chat in a welcoming and friendly environment.

St Columba’s Church Hall have received funding from the Warley Staying Well Steering Group and Community Foundation for Calderdale, as well as from Calderdale Council’s Ward Forum Grants. 

Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2018-2019



The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays. All start at 1:30pm.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Sunday 6 January 2019 Hebden Bridge 1760-1910 

At the start of that period there were around half a dozen buildings but the Industrial Revolution changed all
that. We’ll look at various aspects of the area’s expansion.

Meet David Nortcliffe at 1.30 p.m by the Tourist Information Centre HX7 8AF (by the marina on the A646) for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.


Next Meeting of the Rugby League Heritage Lunch Club

As part of the work of the Halifax RLFC Foundation, a Rugby League Heritage Lunch Club has been formed.

The aim is to meet on the first Thursday in every month at the Old Post Office pub in Winding Road, Halifax, HX1 1SJ. The time will be from 11:00am-1:30pm so the next meeting is Thursday 3 January 2019. The guest speaker will be Jamie Bloem.

The highlights of an old game will be shown on screen.

The target audience is the over 50s, but people of all ages are welcome. However, as we will be on licensed premises, under 18s MUST be chaperoned.

A two-course meal will be available at the fantastic price of £3.99 but places are limited, so book your place(s) now with either Malcolm Kielty 07946 510900 or or Chris Mitchell 07947 827627 email  leaving your name and contact details on or before 31st December.

Payment can be delayed until the day.

The numbers are limited to 50, so those booking their meal ticket will be given priority and those not buying a meal will be charged £1. If you do not pre-book, food may not be available.

The first meeting was on the Thursday 2 August, 11:00am-1:30pm, with the one-and-only Jim Mills being the first guest and their is a short video of this at

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 7 December – OUT NOW!

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  • Illuminating Halifax – Light up Square Chapel, the Piece Hall and Minster
  • Sowerby Bridge Christmas Lights Switch-on with Memory Lane Cafe
  • Dads ‘R’ Us Christmas Party
  • Kidocracy at the Piece Hall
  • Father Christmas Grotto in the Jungle!
  • Christmas Fairs, Concerts and Services

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!

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

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  • World Aids Day – 1 December
  • Halifax Minster Tree Festival
  • RSPCA Open Day in Halifax
  • Changes to Household Waste Recycling Centres
  • Christmas Fairs, Concerts and Services

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!

New Defibrillator at St. Columba’s Church Hall

On Wednesday 14 November,  St. Columba’s Church and Community Hall Group launched the use of their recently installed Defibrillator in conjunction with a visit from Neil Marsay from the Ambulance Service. Neil held a Defibrillator Awareness Session.

Trish Coyle, Chairman of the Community Hall Group, started the fundraising to purchase the Defibrillator by doing a sponsored slim. Warley Trust and The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund both gave a grant and Clif by Works (Mohammad) kindly gave a donation. James Haley (A and H Electrical) did the electrical work at a reduced price. James played rugby with the late Danny Jones – Lizzie’s late husband. Lizzie’s family attend St. Columba’s Church.

The defibrillator has been positioned outside St Columba’s Church and is registered with the Ambulance Service and available for use for anyone in the area.

Roy Stout has been appointed the Guardian of the Defibrillator and is the contact for the Ambulance Service.

More details about St Columba’s can be found on