Staying Well at St. Columba’s Refurbished Church Hall

The newly refurbished St Columba’s Church Hall hosted our Staying Well event on the 19 July, with safety and security being the main theme of the day. There were talks providing preventative measures regarding home safety, scams and keeping safe and secure, from PSCO Lyndsay Whitwam, The SAFER Team Calderdale Council and the District Fire Prevention Officer; Victim Support and Newground were also present to raise awareness and offering valued advice, which was well received by over 50 local residents who had attended the event. After a tasty lunch, the group were treated to Local historian David Glover who gave an informative and amusing illustrated talk ‘Buried Alive’. Following on from the ‘Look over your Shoulder’ event, Staying Well is continuing to move throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and planning another community ‘Brought to your Knees’ event in the late summer, with the theme of staying healthy and well. 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

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 18 August – OUT NOW!!

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  • The Piece Hall Welcome Weekend
  • Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan
  • Harvey’s Awesome Pooch Party
  • FREE Graffiti Workshop at King Cross Library
  • Weekly message from the NHP Energy Levels Project!

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!

Let The Phoenix Shed help to make your garden special

Light up a dull corner, or just display to look pretty.  These light units are made from fully recycled timber and have simple LED lights on top.  As you can see, they look great in the evening.

The timber has been treated against rot and has also been repainted.  They are supplied in rustic brown.  They can also be supplied with colour changing LEDs.  You chose, to make yours individual.

And how about these fantastic planters?  They are designed to take a 7” pot and can be made in a variety of heights to suit any garden and any space.  Made from the best Scandinavian red pine they can be left natural, or we can paint them rustic brown, or garden green.  The choice is yours.

Free local deliveries, please call Chris for details:  07930 207537

Alan has been working away these last few weeks to create this wonderful Eagle Head walking stick.  Not only does it look good, it’s also a very comfortable and practical walking stick.  Well done to Alan, as this is his first foray into wood carving.

If you would like a walking stick to be made especially for you or for someone else, why not give us a call – Chris 07930 207537, or pop in to see us at The Phoenix Shed.  We are at The 3Ways Centre, HX3 5SX, Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30am until 4.30pm.

Are you a gentleman over 55, or do you know of anyone of similar age, who would benefit from joining us at The Phoenix Shed Halifax?  There’s all sorts of amazing things happening at The Shed, so come along and join us.

Give Chris a ring 07930 207537, or Eddie, our Shed Leader, 07481 543881

FREE Graffiti Workshop at King Cross Library

Meet Graffiti Artist Jake Gardiner (aka Klonism) and get inspired to create your own graffiti masterpiece.

The 4 workshops at King Cross Library is for 12 -1 8 teens on Tuesday 22 August 2017  and are; 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00.

You will be using paint pens and permanent markers to upcycle vinyl records or canvasses with your unique graffiti ‘Tags’.

Places are free but limited so please book in advance at  call 01422 392638 or email

Illingworth Moor Church Good as New shop Family Game Night

Kids of a certain age (about 60 or 70) will remember the ‘dark nights’ during the power cuts when we took Monopoly very seriously and very personally.   Kids moaning they’re bored? Well how about taking them along to the ‘Family Game Night’ 19 August 16:00 – 19:00. This is an event suitable for all age groups. (Children must be accompanied by an adult). Spend a few hours and enjoy a selection of traditional Games from Monopoly to Connect Four whilst chatting with friends new and old.
No automatic alt text available.Also football tables will be out and a selection of crafts – not forgetting our giant Play your cards right!
Entry is £1 per person.
(Money going to Mount Zion Heritage Chapel)
Food & Drinks will be available.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Volunteer Open Evening

On Thursday 7 September 2017, Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be hosting a volunteer open evening. Why not go along for a chat to find out about the many different ways you can help to save a life!

The open evening will start at 6:30pm at Cue Gardens, Stadium Mills, Stadium Rd, Bradford BD6 1BJ. ​This is a walk in event so you don’t need an appointment, however where possible please confirm attendance. ​

For further information contact Jenny on 07880 389052

Not everyone realises that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance relies solely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across the region. In fact, as an independent Charity they only receive help through secondment of the paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. We need to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances and highly-trained crew in the air.  This is the equivalent of £4.4M every single year.

As a rapid response lifesaving emergency service, our air ambulances serve a population of five million people across four million acres.  Our two new Airbus H145 helicopters operate from Nostell Priory near Wakefield in West Yorkshire and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, covering the whole of Yorkshire seven days a week, 365 days per year. Night vision flying from 2017 extends the hours of operation. Continue reading

Camp Craft as one of the FREE activities at Mixenden Activity Centre

Tom Jennings, Specialist Tutor, at Mixenden Activity Centre, decided to do Camp Craft as part of this week’s free activities at the centre.

Camp Craft involves making things from other things that you may find lying around or no longer have use for.

He started by making a controlled camp fire in the drum of an old  washing machine. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, he then proceeded to make skewers from twigs and branches, and then he made bread with some flour and water he just happened to have lying around!

He made the flour and water into dough which he wrapped around the branches that were then baked across the fire before being dipped into some chocolate spread he also happened to have lying around. Tom is very good at foraging… especially when chocolate spread is involved!

The centre provides FREE activities for local children during the school holidays on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Other activities include, rock climbing, archery, mountain biking and water sports.

If you would like further details of these free activity days, please contact Heather Stout at The Mixenden Initiative on 01422 255402 – booking is essential as places are limited.