Halloween Disco at The Mill Playcafe

This popular event is back on Saturday 27 October, 5:00pm-7:00pm at The Mill PlaycafeShaw Lane, Halifax HX3 9ET.

DJ Grim Reeper is back with more spooky fun and games. Dust off those fangs and boogie on down to the Mill Playcafe where there will be a spooktacular parteeeeee.

Disco to all your favourite Halloween tunes, win some prizes and get your freak on and show some ghoul moves!

£8 for walkers, £5 for crawlers includes buffet for children.

Souvenir professional photo’s by Samantha Mottram photography at just £3 each, payable on the night.

Full bar and cafe service available (they are licensed).

Booking is essential as this is the most popular event of the year! Book now at Eventbrite.

Halloween Party at Illingworth Children’s Centre

Look forward to a spooky (but not TOO spooky!) Halloween Party at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane on Friday 26 October, 4:00pm-5:30pm. 

There will be fancy dress, pass the parcel, biscuit decorating and lantern making.

Whilst the event is free, places are limited so it is advisable to book a place by calling 01422 243633.

Project_Twelve:31 Receive their Motor Skills Certificates

Well done to all the girls of Project_Twelve:31 who received their qualifications in Motor Skills Certificates at a presentation on Thursday 18 October at Bumpy Limited in Birstall.

Bumpy Limited offer on and off road motorcycle training – open 7 days a week with a full range of motorcycle rider training courses as well as off road tuition on trials bikes for young people from the ages of 7 to aged 60 and beyond!

A charity established in 1988 and since its foundation has assisted hundreds of people of all ages to start motorcycling and pass their tests.

They have a large fleet of fully maintained motorcycles consisting of Suzuki SFV650’s, Kawasaki ER6’s, Yamaha YBR125’s as well as various 125 scooters and 50cc mopeds, plus a variety of Off-Road Trials bikes to hire as part of your lesson.

Local Speed Initiative at Riley Lane, Bradshaw

On Tuesday 10 October, Karen Scanlon from North Halifax Partnership was joined by Lee Ackroyd (Community Warden Halifax North and East), Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch and PC Chris Newton to monitor the traffic speed at Riley Lane, Bradshaw facing down towards Holdsworth Road. The traffic was monitored from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.







This road has a 20 mph speed limit and the aim was to assess how drivers were performing in this area.


  • 158 Vehicles were recorded
  • 57 Vehicles drove at the speed limit of 20mph
  • 29 Vehicles drove UNDER 20mph
  • 72 Vehicles drove ABOVE the speed limit of 20mph
  • 3 Male and 1 Female driver were stopped and vehicles checks performed
  • 16 Other Vehicles were advised

The details recorded were as follows;

Pellon High Five Autumn Newsletter and Timetable of Activities

Pellon High Five has published the Autumn 2018 newsletter, which can be downloaded  here.

The Christmas party this year has been arranged for Friday 7 December, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Class closing times are yet to be decided but some tutors are going on holiday after the party.

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 736938 or for pilates, gentle exercise and Scottish dancing from the tutor Sue Watson on 07964 713927 or email pellonhighfive@gmail.com or visit the website at www.pellonhighfivehub.wordpress.

Singalong with Steve at Blackburn House

Singalong with Steve at Blackburn House, Nursery Lane, Ovenden HX3 5SJ.

For aged 60 plus. Steve Brown is a professional musician with a wide range of experience.

Dates (2:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month):

31 October, 28 November, 19 December 2018

30 January, 27 February, 27 March 2019

Stay on for a relaxing time chatting over coffee and cake.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 19 October – OUT NOW!

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  • Half Term Activities
  • Halloween and Bonfire Events
  • Hog Houses for Sale!
  • Last chance to see – performances and events this weekend.

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!