What would you do to improve health and social care?

The #NHS has released it’s Long Term Plan. Make sure you have your say on how it is used to shape #Calderdale

Please fill in the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NHSwhatwouldyoudo



Want to Sing? – Then get Singspired!

Singspiration Choir are a friendly, fun choir who enjoy singing and the benefits singing can have. They believe singing promotes a sense of well being, builds confidence and is good for both our physical and mental health.

They meet on Mondays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (with a little break for a cuppa and a chit chat).

The first session after Easter will be Monday 29 April, 6:00pm and will meet at Halifax Golf Club, Union Lane, Ogden, HX2 8XR.

There are no auditions, no music to read, and they sing a variety of music styles. They try not to use musical terms and refer to each section as tops, middles and bottoms. Choir members are free to decide which part they want to sing in.

Anyone over 16 yrs welcome.

The first session is a Taster Evening free of charge. Then £6.00 a session paid monthly in advance.

For more information please call either Linda 07739 397892, Pat on 01422 244854 or 07940293578, Dominic on 07835 243335 or look them up on Facebook.

The choir are very friendly and always look forward to meeting new people interested in singing in the choir and having fun.


Beechwood Park Practical Dates

Join in with activities to improve your local park on Tuesday 7 May, 4 June,  2 July, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December all sessions beginning at 9:45am.

Activities include ditching, drainage, tree work, walling, fencing, hedge laying, cutting back vegetation, litter clearance, pond work and surveying. All tools and training provided on the day along with the chance to work alongside like-minded volunteers.

Sessions are run by Calderdale Countryside Service. Please dress for the weather and bring your own gardening gloves, drinks, lunch and snacks for those who are wanting to stay all day.

Contact Chris on 07769 954956 for further information or email Chris.Sutcliffe@calderdale.gov.uk.

And don’t forget to put Saturday 7 Sept 2019 in your diaries for a great big fun day for all the family at the Beechwood Big Picnic.

Easter and May Bank Holidays Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

Please remember your Waste and Recycling Collections will be a day later through Easter and bank holiday weeks. The Waste and Recycling Easter eZine can be downloaded as the  Waste and Recycling eZine Easter 2019.

Usual collection day:                                          Collection will be on:

Monday 22 April                                                   Tuesday 23 April
Tuesday 23 April                                                   Wednesday 24 April
Wednesday 24 April                                           Thursday 25 April
Thursday 25 April                                                 Friday 26 April
Friday 26 April                                                        Saturday 27 April

Monday 6 May                                                      Tuesday 7 May
Tuesday 7 May                                                      Wednesday 8 May
Wednesday 8 May                                              Thursday 9 May
Thursday 9 May                                                    Friday 10 May
Friday 10 May                                                        Saturday 11 May

Monday 27 May                                                     Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 28 May                                                     Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 29 May                                             Thursday 30 May
Thursday 30 May                                                   Friday 31 May
Friday 31 May                                                          Saturday 1 June

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 3 June. 

We prefer flat plastic!
Please remember also to squash your cans and plastics before placing them in the white bag; they will take up less room so you can fit more in the sack and it will help the items to stay more securely inside the sack on a windy day.


Next Daisy Chain Cafe at Halifax Rugby Union Club – Wednesday 10 April

Just to remind you that the next Daisy Chain Café will be held on Wednesday 10 April, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road.

For  more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266.

Daisy Chain Café is a new community run, monthly meeting place in Ovenden run by volunteers and partners from the North Halifax Staying Well Steering Group who are working towards a Dementia Friendly North Halifax.

Funded by the ‘North Halifax Community Fund’ Daisy Chain Café is open to anybody especially people and living with or affected by dementia. The mission of the cafe is to provide friendship, support, activities and cake!

Future events for this year and the beginning of next are;

  • Wednesday 08 May 2019 1.00-3.00pm
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019 1.00-3.00pm
  • Wednesday 10 July 2019 1.00-3.00pm




Next Meeting of Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch Monday 8 April

Just to remind you that the next Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be held on Monday 8 April 2019,  6:00pm start at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road, Illingworth.

Angela Cawthra will be attending the meeting as a guest speaker, to talk about scams and frauds.

Pc Chris Newton the Ward Officer will be in attendance to help with any queries you may have regards crime in your area.

Karen hopes to see you all there however any problem please don’t hesitate to contact Karen or Pc Chris Newton direct on christopher.newton@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

For none urgent issues any other issues to ring 101 number or in case of an emergency always please ring 999.

For more information about Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch contact Karen by email on Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk or phone 0300 555 0266.

Illingworth Children’s Centre Easter Event

Illingworth Children’s Centre will be holding this year’s FREE Easter event on Monday 15 April 2019, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Illingworth Methodist Church, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 9LL.

There will Farmyard Soft Play, a Superhero Bouncy Castle, Buzzwire, Face painting, Refreshments and more…

REMINDER – BOOKING is essential so please ring the centre on 01422 243633 to secure your place!