Have Your Say! Ovenden Ward Forum – 13 December

Come along to the Ovenden Ward Forum and have your say on what matters to you.

On Wednesday 13 December 2017

At Moorside Community Primary School, HX2 8AP

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm. Meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Local ward updates
  • Police updates
  • Staying Well update

Lantern Parade Lights Up Mixenden

The Annual Ash Green Lantern Parade in October saw around 100 children, parents, staff and community workers marching through the streets of Mixenden dressed in spooky costumes and carrying lanterns and finishing with a lovely Autumn feast at the School Upper Site!

Mixenden Initiative and Mixenden Activity Centre witches Vicky and Jill put on a spooky show at Mixenden Library for the children, and the parade was supported by Sure Start Children’s Centres staff, local Police officers, Fire Service and Community Wardens.




‘Brought to your Knees’ in the Warley Ward – Staying Healthy and Well

The Staying Well Team held another successful event at Pellon Social Club on Monday 9 October. Attended by over 60 local residents,  there were  talks by Sue Watson from High Five on keeping fit and well, Men’s United and The Phoenix Shed also attended to talk about the benefits of their groups, and how they can make a difference to  help men who feel lonely and isolated.  Other agencies who attended were Victim Support, Better Living Team, Better Lives and Calderdale DART, who were also on hand to offer advice and information regarding their services.  The highlight of the day finished with the very popular singer Sally Glennon, who managed to entice the attendees to show off their dancing skills!

The Staying Well project works one to one, with people who are isolated or lonely to link them to social activities in their area. These local events have been successful in reaching even more lonely and isolated people, and following the success of ‘Head over Heels’, ‘Look over your Shoulder’ and ‘Brought to your Knees’ events, Staying Well is now moving throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and also planning another community ‘Dip your Toe in the Water’ event in the New Year, with the theme of staying positive and motivated.

Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area.

If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email hayley.conlon@calderdale.gov.uk

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 27 October – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…


  • Halloween at Eureka!
  • Halifax International Market
  • Time Out Activities for 13-19 year olds
  • Go Wild in Beechwood Park

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!

Half term Launch of Time Out Activities for 13-19 Year Olds

The Time Out Project is being launched this half term with a range of FREE activities to help you feel good and stay well.

With art, drama, yoga, skating and more ending with the Spooktacular Halloween party on Friday 3 November.

For full details visit www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk   Facebook Time Out Calderdale or phone 01422 345154.


Training to help you get back into work – Courses at Recovery College

Calderdale Recovery College have free courses and places available. Below is what’s coming up over the next month.

Do you know someone who is thinking about going back to work? Then this series of courses may just help:

Employment Tool Kit:

Your Rights at Work – Monday 30 October 10.30am – 12pm 

Back by popular demand:

Mindfulness x 8 session – Wednesday 1 November 11am-12.30pm
Achieving a state of peace x 1 session – Monday 30 November 10am-3pm

All the above courses are taking place at Hope Street Resource Centre, Hope Street, Halifax, HX1 5DX.

Many of the courses may be able to support professional development and training needs.

More information: www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/about-us/recovery/calderdale/

Recovery College Calderdale offers a range of courses and one off workshops with the aim of improving mental health through learning.

The courses focus on being mentally healthy, staying well and developing the knowledge and strength to overcome the challenges we can all face at times in our lives. Building our personal resilience, having confidence and self-esteem, to be able to make decisions and to believe in ourselves.

The courses are co-designed and co-delivered by people with real life experience, who work in conjunction with health professionals, education providers and trainers to share what works for them.

Courses aren’t therapy – the aim is to provide a positive learning approach in which to share knowledge and provide the space to reflect on your own health and understanding.

You are not referred to the Recovery College, simply enrol yourself for any of the courses that are of interest to you. Courses are open to all adults with personal experience and we welcome carers, supporters and professionals too.

If you are new to the college you will be invited to an induction session where you will find out more about how it works, the courses on offer and to answer any questions that you may have.

For further information please contact Recovery College Calderdale on 01422 393339  or email calderdale.recovery@swyt.nhs.uk

The Return of the Shibden Spooktacular

The Shibden Spooktacular is returning on Thursday 26 October 2017 5:30pm – 9pm. Enjoy a FANGtastic event of fun, frights & fireworks!

All children (and adults) are encouraged to come to Shibden Spooktacular in fancy dress. Whether you want to be a spooky skeleton or a dapper Dracula, pretty princess or wicked witch, put on your best costume and head on down for a fang-tastic night.

Be sure to get down early for our ghoulish fancy dress competition being held by the stage area at 6.25pm. There will be prizes for the best dressed children.

This year, there will be a choice of fairground rides located by the cafe, for the kids to go on and keep them entertained.

Let ghouls and ghosts guide you around the Shibden estate on one of 2 Spooky Walks. As you make your way through the creepy decorations, see if you can spot our witches, goblins and maybe the odd vampire or two.

There will be two separate walks around Shibden Park, both of which will start from beside the lake. The first spooky walk will depart at 6.45pm and is ideal for our younger guests. The second spooky walk will set off immediately after the firework display has finished.

Please note that due to several steps and uneven ground along the route, this part of the evening is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Explore the spooky happenings of Shibden with a ride on the popular Ghost Train of Shibden Hall. Running all evening (except during the fireworks).

There will be several food vendors available on the night serving everything from Hot Dogs to Soup, Coffee and Donuts to name but a few. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Tickets are only available on the day, at the entrance to the park. There are no advance sales.

Adults: £5 Adults
Children: £3
Family: £15 (Up to 2 Adults and 3 Children)

Get to the event using the FREE Park and Ride from Eureka.
**There is no charge for parking your car, or using the bus**

The first bus leaves at 5:15pm from the Eureka car park but there will be a frequent shuttle service. The last bus is expected to leave Shibden Park at 9:15pm when the event finishes.