Volunteering, is it for you?

Bored? Need a new challenge? Meet new people – Gain work experience – Increase your confidence.

At Creations Community Children’s Centre, Albert Road, Pellon on Tuesday 4 September, 11:30am-1:30pm.

This session will provides you with all the information you need about becoming a
volunteer with North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres.

Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be provided.

To book, please ask at you local Children’s Centre or call on 01422 251090.

Keep the Football Passion Alive with Ovenden AFC

Ovenden West Riding Juniors AFC are looking for new and old players for the forthcoming season 2017/18 for their under 14 team. They will commence training on Saturday 21 July, 10:00am at the OSCA site at Forest Cottage on Cousin Lane.

Matches in the Huddersfield Junior League take place from September on Sunday mornings kicking off at 10:30am.

For more information contact Jason on 07775 440157 or Steve on 07727 860731.

All their coaches are as a minimum FA Level 1 qualified, DBS (CRB) checked and hold a FA Safeguarding & Emergency First aid Certificates.

Over 50’s Luncheon Club – Dates for July – September 2018

The Halifax and District Irish Society organise the “Over 50’s Luncheon Club” which takes place at The Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax. Meetings are usually held every 2 weeks but keep an eye out for the entertainment listings to confirm this.

The Luncheon Club usually operates from 12 noon to about 3pm. (Open from 11.15am).

Live entertainment, dancing, free door entry ticket raffle, main raffle, bingo, domino card and full buffet meal; all this for only £5.00 per member.

All members are issued with a membership card. There is no annual subscription. Members are advised to have this card with them when attending any Luncheon Club meeting. Any lost cards will be replaced without charge.

Dated and numbered tickets are provided and entered into separate free door entry ticket raffle for a £10.00 prize.

Members are asked to advise the committee if bringing a guest. Guests will also pay a charge of £5.00 but they are not entered into the free door entry ticket raffle.


Below are the listings for July to September 2018;

  • Thursday 5 July – Nicky James
  • Thursday 19 July – Ged Graham
  • Thursday 2 August – Peter Mylette
  • Thursday 16 August – Sally Glennon
  • Thursday 30 August – Dermot Doyle
  • Thursday 13 September – Peter Mylette
  • Friday 14 September – Gala Dinner Dance at Cedar Court (tickets £35, black tie event)
  • Sunday 16 September – Festival Family Day with Chris Hooley for just £2
  • Thursday 27 September – Nicky James

For further information contact Maurice Kidney email: maurice.kidney@sky.com or call 01422 343483.


The Flashbacks Swing Style Band at St. Hilda’s Church

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks, a Swing Band playing music in the Glenn Miller style are coming to St. Hilda’s church on Sunday 3 June from 2:30pm.  Playing music from 1930s and 1940s such as  Tuxedo Junction.

Tickets are £5 per person which includes tea, coffee and cakes with profits being for the church roof fund.

For further information contact Brian or Margaret on 01422 250099.

The Flashbacks rehearse at the Bailiff Bridge Community Centre every Thursday morning 10:30 – 12:00. Further information can be obtained from Nigel on 01274 602214.


Calderdale College to Launch £1.5m Digi Hub in September 2018

Calderdale College is undertaking a seven-figure project to create a new state-of-the-art Digital and Creative Industries Centre (Digi Hub) in time for September 2018, helping to prepare students for employment in the exciting and fast-developing world of digital and creative industries.

The new Digi Hub will see the College invest over £1.5million to create exciting new facilities, including: a Cyber Security Lab, Motion Capture Studio, Games and Web Design Suite, Animation Studio and Digital Media Studio.

In addition, it will feature a range of services for businesses, including website and mobile applications, design and commercial print services.

Find out more here: www.calderdale.ac.uk

Shibden Hall – Closures Due to Filming of ‘Gentleman Jack’

In 2018 Shibden Hall will be involved in the filming of a new costume drama for the BBC and HBO.

“Gentleman Jack” will be an eight part series for television written by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister of Shibden Hall.

In order to facilitate this Shibden Hall will be closed to the public from:

  • Monday 14 May until Sunday 22 July (10 weeks)
  • Monday 3 September until Sunday 21 October (7 weeks)

It will open for the summer holiday period and all of August.

Countryside News – Spring Edition Out Now!

The latest edition of Countryside News from Calderdale Council with a programme of  walks and events which covers the period 1 April to 30 September 2018 is now available.

The council were expecting to only have information online this time but thanks to support from Public Health, they have been able to produce a printed leaflet for Spring and Summer this year.

The printed leaflet can be found in local Tourist Information Centres, Sports Centres, Libraries and Ogden Water Visitor Centre.

In the leaflet you will find a brief description of walks, events and practical days; to find out more details you will need to visit the Council’s website and search for Countryside Events or you can go direct to the web and browse through the listings.

If you do not have access to a computer at home, free access is available in local libraries or you can ring 01422 284415 to find out the information you need (answerphone available for out of hours calls but please leave your name and number so they can call you back).

There are a wide range of walks, events and activities on offer again this spring and summer including bat walks, stream dipping, practical conservation days, moth trapping and a number of opportunities to improve your gardening skills at Manor Heath Park.