Cooking with Kids in Mixenden

Cooking with Kids.pngA 4 week cooking course for the whole family. Families will cook healthy meals together on a budget including takeaway favorites including Chinese and curries to name a few. The group will eat what they have cooked together at the end of the session.

Suitable for children of any age.

From Monday 16 September — Monday 7 October 2019

10.30am — 12pm at Holy Nativity Church, Sunnybank Road, Mixenden, Halifax, HX2 8RX

To book a place please complete the online application at

For any other queries please contact Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197.


Visitors go wild at Ogden Water

On Wednesday 31st July, North Halifax Partnership Staff Karen Scanlon, Dan Marham and CMBC Community Warden Lee Ackroyd joined The Countryside and Woodlands Team at Ogden Water for a wild Ogden day.

The event was opened by the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster who welcomed everyone to a fun packed day where they would learn more about local wildlife.  Activities included Minibeast hunts, making an insect hotel, plus indoor crafts  making clay hedgehogs and fuzzy bees as well as educational talks on the importance of bees.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended and spoke to visitors about moorland fires along with Moors for the Future who were there in the Bogtastic Van which tours towns and cities to inspire visitors about the iconic moorlands that surround them.

For further information on Ogden Water and to find out what’s on visit  or contact

The Beechwood Big Picnic 2019 – a great big fun day for all the family

event header A4Pack your bucket and spade because the Beechwood Big Picnic is back!

Saturday 7 September, 12 noon –  4pm, Beechwood Park, Holmfield.

Lots of free activities for children, young people and grown-ups.

Traditional seaside attractions including a real beach, deckchairs and children’s entertainment. Bring your own picnic or choose from various food stalls.

  • Dog Show Competition and Family Fun Run.
  • Tug-of-War, Egg and Spoon, Knobbly Knees, Hook-a-duck.
  • Have-a-go Pilates, Mountain Biking, Football, Rugby skills, Tai-Chi, Petanque, Croquet.
  • Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party and DadsRUs in the Stocks!
  • Phoenix Shed woodwork displays, Bowling Club demo
  • Fire Engine and West Yorkshire Police.
  • Community stalls and entertainment from Threeways Gymnastics, the Magpie Movers, Phoenix Radio.

FREE entry.

Limited parking will be available at Trinity Academy Halifax, HX2 9TZ

Dogs welcome but please keep on a lead.

Event contact: 0300 555 0266

Board not Bored at Mixenden Library

board-not-bored-e1562766082362.jpgDo you love playing board games?

Why not come along to the Mixenden Library Board Games Club!

We have lots of new, exciting and unusual games recommended for ages 8 -14 years.

It’s completely FREE!

Mixenden Library

  • Monday 22nd and 29th July
  • Monday 5th and 19th August

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

For more information, please contact Gillian Rice from Discover at Calderdale Libraries Service on 01422 392638



New clean up group takes action in Mixenden

At the March Ward Forum meeting in Mixenden, local resident Caeia March raised concerns over the amount of litter and fly tipping on her usual walking routes throughout Mixenden and said she would like help in setting up a clean up group for the area that local residents and young people could get involved in to help make the community a cleaner place to live for themselves and future generations.

CMBC Community Warden, Lee Ackroyd and Ward Link Worker Dan Marham met with Caeia and a friend to discuss the project in greater detail and put together a plan moving forward.

On Saturday 29th June 2019 Caeia and the residents clean up group were joined by Community wardens Lee Ackroyd & Ray Jackson along with Ward link worker Dan Marham of North Halifax Partnership and Ward Councillors Lisa Lambert, Dan Sutherland and Stephanie Clarke.

The group met outside Mixenden Library at 10.45am before heading up the road to Mixenden Stones where they began the clean up action throughout the wooded area all the way to the exit opposite Bake N Butties.

The clean up lasted around 90mins in which time 12 bags of rubbish were removed including general litter, plastic items and carpet. Youngsters Jack and George who got involved said they had fun on their trail which included a bit of Balsam Bashing along the way.

This was the first litter pick that had been organised by the group but one that was a great success.

More clean ups will be arranged and the clean up group hopes that even more residents will join in with future clean ups to help keep their area clean and tidy.

Over 50’s Luncheon Club – Dates July to September 2019

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 2019;

  • Thursday 4 July – Dermot Doyle
  • Saturday 13 July – Entertainment with the duets (Dance Social 8:00pm-Late).
  • Thursday 18 July – Sally Glennon
  • Thursday 1 August – Pat Jordan
  • Thursday 22 August – Nicky James

For further information contact Maurice Kidney email: or call 01422 343483.


Fun Day at the Ivy House, Holmfield

Halifax RLFC will be holding a Fun Day at the Ivy House, 318 Shay Ln, Halifax HX2 9BB on Saturday 6 July, 2:30pm-4:30pm to raise funds for the Reserve Team.

There will be stalls and games to suit all age groups.