Reminder! Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – Tuesday 24 September 2019

Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 24 September 2019, 6:30pm  at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden HX2 8RX.

6:30pm refreshments and signing in and the meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Up for discussion:

  • North Halifax Transformation – David Greenfield
  • West Yorkshire Police Update
  • Councillor Updates
  • Dodge Holme clean-up feedback

Click here to view the full agenda…

With the General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Over 20 bags of litter removed from Wheatley Streets

On Saturday 14 September 2019, members of the Wheatley Neighbourhood Watch Group teamed up with partner services to take part in a clean-up in the area organised by Dan Marham, Ward Link Worker from the North Halifax Partnership.

With support from West Yorkshire Police PCSO’s Gordon Thorpe and James Hughes as well as CMBC Community Wardens Jonny Cato and Zameer Akhtar the group met for 1.45pm at The Flying Pig at Greystones.

The groups headed out at 2pm and split in two with one group heading down towards Long Lane and Hebble Lane whilst the other team headed up Wharfdale Mount before going down Ramsden Street and along Wheatley and Shroggs Roads.

The clean up quickly gained the attention of passing residents who were thankful for the work of those involved with most saying they would love to take part in future clean-up activities in the area.

Youngest member of the group George, aged 8 had an ongoing competition to see who could fill their bags the quickest to add an element of fun to the event.


Resident Gerda Norminton who helped with the clean up commended the team effort and said;

“It was great to walk home without looking at rubbish everywhere. A good day and exercise for all of us” and finished by urging more people to take part next time.

The clean-up seemed to pass quite quickly but resulted in over 20 bags of general litter being removed from the streets of Wheatley.

Clean-up Route

Thanks goes to residents Aneta Stevens, Gerda Normington, Jade Rhodes, Sean Bamforth and young George as well as our partners from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council who came along to support the activity.

News of the clean up is quickly gaining praise on social media and it is hoped that more residents continue to come and support in the future.

The bags were left at the entrance of Larch Close Woods Path on Long Lane and will be collected by the Calderdale Council Safer, Cleaner, Greener Team


North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards 2019 – OPEN NOW FOR NOMINATIONS

Button 2019Celebrating the stars of our local communities in Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden.

Do you know a stand-out star or an amazing community group in North Halifax? Then give them the recognition that they deserve by nominating them for a North Halifax Neighbourhood award.

Since 2009 North Halifax Partnership has recognised over 350 individuals and groups at our annual awards event – Night of the North Halifax Stars!

The categories for nomination are:

  • Contribution to Children & Young People
  • Contribution to Sport & Play #ActiveNorthHalifax
  • Contribution to Work & Training
  • Contribution to a Safer Cleaner Greener Environment
  • Contribution to the Older Generation
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Community Involvement
  • Young People of the Year
  • Good Neighbour
  • Lifetime Achievement

You can nominate online, or call us on 0300 555 0266 to do it over the phone.

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 18 October 2019

Find out more at

An opportunity to have your say at Ovenden Ward Forum! – 17 Sept

Ovenden flyer poster Wednesday 5 June 2019

Just a reminder that the next Ovenden Ward Forum meeting is on Tuesday 17 September 2019, at Moorside Community Primary School, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

From 6.15pm (doors open at 6pm).

If you have a neighbourhood issue you want to talk to the police or Councillor about,  or if you are interested in what’s going on in the ward, then please come along to the meeting or contact



Halifax Heritage Trail Listing 2019

‘TIME & PLACE’ at All Souls, Haley Hill, HX3 6DR

  • Sat 14 Sept – 11am – 3pm
  • Sun 15 Sept – 11am – 3pm
  • Sat 21 Sept – 11am – 3pm
  • Sun 22 Sept – 11am – 3pm

There is always something new to discover year on year.

Come and visit this extraordinary Grade 1 listed Gothic church commissioned by the local industrialist Edward Akroyd 160 years ago. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and considered to be his finest church with exceptional stained glass.

Scott also designed the model village Akroydon for Edward Akroyd’s mill workers and the old manor house was later donated to become Bankfield Museum.

As part of the anniversary celebrations of The Churches Conservation Trust and the building itself the dedicated volunteer team are working to bring this generally unused building back into the community, to be an exceptional venue for events and exploring the history of the area.

 ‘TIME & PLACE’ solo art exhibition by Jane Austin

The local watercolour artist Jane Austin is holding a third solo exhibition of paintings, this year reflecting the rich heritage of the church, the Akroydon model village and Halifax itself, rooted firmly in the Industrial Revolution. The drawings from several workshops during the year will inspire to take a closer look. Meet the artist and see how she develops her work, as seen on BBC 1 series ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’.

Once a thriving church it fell into disrepair and was no longer used for regular worship by 1979. However many people still have fond memories of family celebrations and connections with the church which are being gathered into a community project of stories and images, ‘People of All Souls’. Dates for video filming of stories at the church and recording of photographic memories at Bankfield Museum will be published soon.

Guided Walk

A knowledgeable guided walk of the area, with Jackie Butterfield, will leave the church on Sunday 15 September at 11am and Sunday 22 September at 11am taking approximately an hour, inviting a donation of £3.00, bookable through the Halifax Visitor Information Centre, 01422 368725.

Sunday Service

A service will be held on Sunday 15 September at 4pm by Reverend Hilary Barber from the Halifax Minster.

Information regarding accessibility please contact the Churches Conservation Trust or email

BSL Lessons at Calderdale SmartMove!

Starting Thursday 19 September at 5pm. This course is an introduction to sign language and basic conversation skills.

The sessions are £5 each, last for one hour and the course runs for 8 weeks.

There are 10 places available. Please book yours fast to avoid disappointment as they will go quickly.

To book, either comment below, message @CalderdaleSmartMove on Facebook, or email BSL

Win a prize every time with RSPCA at Beechwood Big Picnic

faye rspca

Meet Fay and Ray from the RSPCA at their Teddy Tombola at Beechwood Big Picnic on Saturday!

RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch is a self-funding branch of the RSPCA responsible for raising money locally to support their animal welfare work.

Their main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes.

Fay will also be selling RSPCA merchandise and talking about the work of the charity, their animals for adoption and any welfare enquiries you may have.

We’re really looking forward to meeting the local community, so please come and say hello! It’ll be just pawsome to meet you 🙂

Beechwood Big Picnic, Holmfield – Saturday 7 September 2019, 12pm – 4pm.