Men’s Activities Networking Event – 8 Nov

North Halifax Staying Well Steering Group and Phoenix Shed (Men in Sheds) invite you to a Men’s Activities Networking Event on Thursday 8 November 2018.

1pm – 4pm at Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, HX3 5SW.

The event will focus on activities that get men talking, socialising and doing things to improve their wellbeing.

There will be a variety of workshops, demonstrations and talks on the agenda from some local groups who are already reaching men with significant success, including,

  • Phoenix Shed
  • Andy’s Man Club
  • Men United
  • Halifax Rugby League Foundation
  • DadsRUs

Open to all men, women and community groups who want to discover what works to engage men and what doesn’t. Have you got an idea for an activity that could improve the health and wellbeing of men in Calderdale? Come along to our networking event and see who else might be able to help you?

Refreshments included.

Please email to reserve your space and ensure we have enough cake to go round!


The Addy Table Top Sale!

css.jpgLots of toys, clothes and bargains to be had.

On Saturday 10 November, 11am – 3pm.

Slippy Lane, Mixenden, HX2 8QD. Contact 01422 241450.

Halloween Half Term Activity just for Boys with Project 12!

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Project_Twelve:31 are offering a Halloween Themed Half Term activity JUST for Boys aged 12 years and above.

Including Wood Adventure, Wall Climbing & Bike Decoration 🚴‍♂️🤸‍♂️❄️

On Thursday 1 November 2018, 5pm – 7pm 😁👌 At Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane Mixenden

This activity is FREE but there are limited places and booking is essential.

For more information or to book contact Karen on 0300 555 0266 or email 🤔

#boyscangetinvolved #halloween #mac #projecttwelve

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Bradshaw Cricket Club Bonfire and Fireworks – 2 November

Image result for fireworks displayOn Friday 2nd November at Bradshaw Cricket Club.

The fire will be lit at 6pm, with a firework display at 7.30pm.

The bar will be open, and supper is available.

All welcome!


North Halifax community launch the Daisy Chain Café

Local services, ward councilors, residents, school children and even dogs came to Halifax Rugby Union Club this week to support the launch of the Daisy Chain Café.


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!

Deputy Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Chris Pillai opened  the event by thanking the hard work of volunteers in working to set the cafe up.  Some of the volunteers have personal experience of dementia and understand how a café of this nature can really make a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia.

Councillor Anne Collins who welcomed everyone to the event said,

How exciting this is for the North Halifax to host a Dementia Café that will run once a month working towards making North Halifax Dementia Friendly

Based at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park  the cafe will open from 1pm – 3pm every second Wednesday of the month and will include activities such as quizzes, visiting entertainers, chair exercises, Bocha (a type of boules), singing and bingo.

The next opening will be Wednesday 14 November.


The North Halifax Community Fund includes funding from the Community Foundation for Calderdale Isolation Fund and Staying Well funding. Read more about the fund here.

Hayley Conlon, Staying Well Worker said,

“The North Halifax Steering Group, which is made up of local people and community groups decided that  Daisy Chain Café was well deserving of  the funding from Community Foundation for Calderdale and Staying Well as it supports our aims to develop activities that improve social opportunity and prevent loneliness and isolation in adults in Calderdale”

For more information, please ring Karen on 0300 555 0266 or email

Special thank you to Community Foundation for Calderdale, North Halifax Partnership, Illingworth Moor Church, Halifax Rugby Union Club, Memory Lane Café Sowerby Bridge, Illingworth and Bradshaw Local Activity Group, Men United at Ovenden Park, Phoenix Shed, Calderdale Council, Age Uk, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire Service, Together Housing, Savile Park Care Home, the Junior Wardens of Dean Field Community Primary School, Alzheimer’s Society, Angels Corner Café Pellon and everyone who came along to support the launch!

Ignite 2018: Calderdale’s Inclusive Sport and Music Festival

Join Ravenscliffe School on Tuesday 30 October 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm to celebrate inclusive sports and music for Ignite 2018! A wide variety of free inclusive sports in the morning and music and dance sessions in the afternoon.

For more information contact Malcolm Kielty on or at or email

The timetable so far is as below;

Simple Reflections Photography Group

Do you enjoy taking photos?  Would you like to come and share a small sample of your photos with a like-minded group who WILL NOT critique them but listen to what inspired you to take that photo, or listen to the story that your photo tells? 

If so, then Simple Reflections Photography Group is for you!

Starting Wednesday 17th October 10am and 7:30pm

The first session is at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.

All following sessions will be at Mount Zion Methodist Church, Per Lane, Halifax HX2 8XG
Theme: 3 pictures of Summer interpreted by you.

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The Aim is to form a group of photography enthusiasts who gather together once a month to share a picture / a group of pictures within the group on a monthly given theme.

The group is for those who enjoy taking pictures without the requirement of harsh criticism or critique of their work.

The setting is in an informal safe space and atmosphere where every members contribution is valued and respected

It does not matter what kind of camera or equipment is used as long as the pictures are able to be downloaded on to a laptop computer via memory card, cable, USB or wifi.

Members will be required to bring their contributions of work in a downloadable format at the time of the meeting or can let the convener of the group have their work beforehand.

At the end of each group session there will be a different theme set by the convener for the following month to be brought to the group for reflection.

There will always be refreshments available.

Occasionally a guest photographer may be invited to share some of their work as inspiration and encouragement to the group.

This is not a closed group and is open to all abilities as we all learn together with each other.

Occasionally the group may be asked to display some of its creativity in other spaces, this will be up to each individual whether or not they wish to exhibit any of their work.

If there is an exhibition and members wish to sell any of their exhibited work we ask that a minimum of 20% donation goes to a local homeless charity and Mount Zion Heritage Chapel.

The aim of the group is to share our creativity, learn together and journey alongside each other. Most importantly of course is to have fun.

If you wish to come along please contact Paul Welch at