Angels Corner Dementia Friendly Cafe at St. Columba’s Church

The next Angels Corner Cafe (Dementia Friendly) will be on Sunday 17 February, 12:00pm – 2:30pm at St. Columba’s Church Hall, Highroad Well Lane, HX2 OQF. It will then open on the third Sunday of every month.

Refreshments will be available also: £2.00.

This Cafe caters for vulnerable, isolated people and people with dementia with their carers, friends and/or families and anybody else wishing to attend. People are invited to attend by simply ‘popping in’ to relax, enjoy, have fun with different activities, listen to Music, ‘sing a long’ or chat and make new friends in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Activities include some or all of the following:
Arts, Crafts, Games, Quizzes, Word searches, Bingo. Through the various activities and informal and social environment in which new skills may be learnt, will also be catered for. The Cafe also provides a safe, comfortable and supportive environment.

For further information please contact: Pauline on 07939 100495 or via email:  pavla5@tiscali.co.uk

Paint a Pot at Northowram Children’s Centre Hub this Half Term

There are still places available for this fabulous FREE Event at Northowram and Shelf Hub Children’s Centre Hub on Tuesday 19 February, 10:00am-12:00pm. To reserve a place please phone Creations Childrens Centre on 01422 434006.

 

Great News from the Phoenix Shed

Thanks to kind donations, The Phoenix Shed now has sufficient wood carving and wood turning tools to be able to offer more older men (over 55s) the chance to take up either, or both, wood turning and wood carving.

Sticky George (of Ogden fame) runs walking stick making and wood carving on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Several members are now doing wood turning and one member has made two lovely wood carving mallets for the Shed.

If you, or someone you know, would like to come along and try out walking stick making, wood carving, or wood turning, please ring Chris Freeman 07930 207537 to book a place. Price is £2.00 per session for members and £5 for non members. Membership is just £20 per year.

They are a really friendly bunch and we can assure everyone that they will receive a warm and hearty welcome.

Hair Styling Workshop at Holmfield Mill

There will be a Hair Styling Workshop at Holmfield Mill, Holdsworth Road, Holmfield HX3 6SN over 4 weeks starting Tuesday 5 March, 12:30pm-2:30pm.

A 4 week adult only course (limited crèche available) where you will learn how to use hair products correctly, learn different plaiting techniques and how to put hair up into different styles for weddings or other special occasions.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Paediatric First Aid Course at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre

There will be a Paediatric First Aid Course at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre over 4 weeks starting Monday 4 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

4 weeks learning will lead to a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and shock.  Learners must attend the full 12 hours to gain the accreditation.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

FREE Cycle Maintenance Training

CityConnect is offering free cycle maintenance courses on Saturday 23 February and Saturday 9 March, 10:00am-4:00pm at the OSCA Site, Forest Cottage Community Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD. The course includes,

  • Safety check, clean & lubricate
  • Wheel, tyre & Tube removal, mending punctures
  • Brake adjust cables & blocks
  • Gear adjustment

Bring your own bike or bikes will be available. The course is catering for an age group 16 or above.

Just turn up on the day or more information ring 01274 753556 or visit www.cyclecityconnect.co.uk/maintenance-training .

Cllr Groves, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said: “To date, more than 1,200 people have benefitted from our cycle training. Whether you cycle every day or whether you haven’t been on a bike in years, our free maintenance sessions will give you the skills to carry out basic checks and repairs, as well as the confidence to tackle roadside issues, such as fixing a puncture.
“We know encouraging more of us to travel by bike or on foot not only boosts people’s health and saves individuals money, it also brings wider environmental and economic benefits, which is why we want to make cycling and walking a natural choice for short, everyday journeys across West Yorkshire.”

Cllr Bryan Smith, OSCA Foundation Community Sports Hub Board Member and Ward Member for Ovenden, said: “OSCA Foundation Community Sports Hub is delighted to continue its partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide free maintenance, basic bike checks and repairs at our community sports hub along Cousin Lane, Ovenden.
“Making cycling and walking the natural choice for short, everyday journeys around North Halifax to boost health and wellbeing is part of the five year development plan to start local community cycling and walking clubs meeting at the community sports hub.’’

Through the CityConnect programme and in partnership with others, the Combined Authority is not only building new cycling and walking routes and improving existing infrastructure, it also offers a range of free services, including free adult cycle training, online challenges and support for businesses.

Have Your Say! Ovenden Ward Forum – 26 March 2019

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

On Tuesday 26 March 2019 at Moorside Community Primary School (new building), Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

Refreshments and signing in from 6:00pm. Meeting starts at 6:15pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Local ward updates
  • Police updates