Friends of Beechwood Park AGM

The friends of Beechwood Park are having their annual general meeting on Tuesday 29 October 2019 – 6.30pm at St Andrews Church, Beechwood Road, Holmfield, Halifax.

If you have an interest or use the park and would like to nominate yourself for a role within the group such as chairperson, secretary or treasurer, please email me your name, address, contact details and what role you’re interested in to

The Illingworth Messenger – October 2019

There’s lots going on in and around Illingworth and the September edition of the Illingworth Messenger contains details of events, activities, local news and much more!

As usual lots of local services are advertised and there are updates of local sports teams etc.

Read the latest messenger here…

If you would like something advertised in the Illingworth Messenger, items can be handed in to your church representative, dropped off at Illingworth Moor Good-As-New Shop or emailed direct to Irene Mulhall at

Let us Promote Your 2019 Halloween and Bonfire Events

Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year? Let us know and we will advertise it for you.

Last year we received over 15,000 blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.

If you are holding a Halloween or Bonfire event this year and would like us to advertise for you, please email us here to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Please note – The email subject line is pre-written to ensure that your event goes to the correct mailbox!


Elland Male Voice Choir concert at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

71315209_10156674733440036_8784781130617323520_n.jpgConcert in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

On Saturday 12 October 2019, 2pm.

Tickets £6 (includes hot drink and biscuits)

Contact or ring  07766 653479

All proceeds will support guide dogs in the Calderdale area.

A BIG local vision of a mentally healthy North Halifax.

The North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership were at the Beechwood Big Picnic this month talking to as many people as possible about mental health, and creating our big drawing of a vision for North Halifax.

We want people’s personal experience to be at the heart of everything we do and we know that to improve health and wellbeing in North Halifax we need to work with local people from the very start.

a mentally healthy vision of nhx

Right now the vision boards are touring various Council and NHS buildings to make sure that service managers and decision makers take note of what local people think.

And keep your eye out from October, as the boards will be visiting local libraries and community venues in north Halifax to carry on the conversation.

If YOU live or work in North Halifax, join in the #BigNHXConversation by sharing your thoughts on social media with @NHXPartnership

Or you can email

  • What does mental health mean to you?  
  • What could mentally healthy look like in schools, in families, in workplaces or outdoor spaces?
  • What should a mentally healthy North Halifax look like when someone is struggling?

North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership is a local Primary Care Network initiative bringing together health and social care providers to provide better personalised and preventative mental health care in the local community.

The partnership includes GPs and health and social care professionals, local community organisations, council and public health officers and ward Councillors. So, we’re also pleased to announce that North Halifax has been recognised nationally and nominated in 4 categories for an NAPC Award 2019, including Primary Care Network of the Year!

Winners are due to be announced on  9 October 2019 – so keep your fingers crossed for North Halifax!


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.

Help Plan New Neighbourhoods in North Halifax

Calderdale Council is planning for the development of three new neighbourhoods in North Halifax at:

  • Clough Lane – Opposite Ash Green School Mixenden (the old Stanningley Green School Site)
  • Keighley Road – Opposite Morrisons
  • Turner Avenue South  – Between Furness Drive and Turner Avenue South

We want to create healthy age friendly neighbourhoods with new homes that met local needs with new community facilities.

Come and Talk to us at:

Morrisons Supermarket, Keighley Road HX2 8HU on Friday 20 September 2019 – 12.00 to 5pm

Sure Start Childrens Centre – Ash Green School (Upper Campus), Clough Lane,  Mixenden, HX2 8SN on Tuesday 24 September 2019 – 12.00 to 5pm

Or Visit – Email: – Call 01422 392453