North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 15 September – OUT NOW!!

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  • Update on new Hub for Mixenden
  • Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan
  • Metal Matters in Calderdale
  • Grow with the Flow in Todmorden
  • Opening Queensbury Community Managed Library
  • Upcoming Energy Levels Cooking Sessions

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!

FREE Go Cycling drop in hub at OSCA

On September 16 2017 at  10am12pm, working in partnership with Go Cycle, OSCA offer a free, fun and sociable way to get healthy and more active. Qualified cycle instructor and bike provided.

Drop in to the Ovenden Sports and Community Arena, Cousin Lane, Halifax for more information .

Cost: FREE and no booking necessary just turn up.

Update on a new Hub for Mixenden

For quite some time plans have been in place to create a vibrant central hub for Mixenden and it seems the development is now starting to move forward. The planning application was validated on Wednesday 23 August and is at a stage where it is now being processed.

You can view the planning application online here – On this site you can view detailed plans and other documents. You can also have your say and leave a comment before Friday 29 September 2017

The application is for the development of a Community Hub, with associated landscaping and parking, followed by the demolition of the existing library, and development of a community garden on the Land West of Post Office site on Mixenden Road. 

Design boards are now being displayed in Mixenden library so feel free to pop in and see how your new community areas will look. Members of the project team will be attending the next Ward Forum meeting on Tuesday 5th December where they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Services and Events at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre

Mixenden Parents Resource Centre Nursery have a few half day places left for over 2’s
Open Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm
Sessional 9am-11.30am or 1pm-3.30pm £5.00 1 healthy snack and drinks provided.
Times can be negotiable. Please phone 01422 240043 for more information and to speak with one of our fully qualified Early Years Practitioners.

Lunch Club
We run a lunch club every Wednesday from 12 pm at Flat 3 Mixenden Court for a small cost of £1.50 where you will receive a meal all from fresh ingredients includes main, pudding and cup of tea/coffee. Everyone welcome just turn up at 12 noon.

Free Advice & Support
We have on site Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm our own advice and support workers who can help you with Benefit problems, form filling, debt, housing, household goods or just a general chat to off load a problem. Don’t despair help is just a call away please ring 01422 249343 or 01422 240043 to book an appointment.

Coffee Morning
Every Tuesday morning we run a coffee morning from 10am–12 noon with free tea, coffee and cakes but this Tuesday 19 September we will be joining Holy Nativity Church at their coffee morning to help raise money for Macmillan cancer support with our cake sale baked by members of staff and children from our Nursery with a prize going to the child who sells the most slices. Church will be holding a tombola, tea & coffee. Everyone welcome just call in to the Church at the bottom of Sunny Bank Road Mixenden and help raise money for a great cause.

Get Involved to Turn your Street into a Hedgehog Friendly Street

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society would like you to get involved to turn your street into a hedgehog friendly street.

In the 1950s, there were an estimated 30 million hedgehogs in Britain, but they are disappearing fast, with only 1.5 million recorded in the 1990s and numbers falling since.

On 8 September 2017 the Daily Mail ran an article by Victoria Allen stating that experts are saying not to feed hedgehogs in autumn, see

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has made it very clear that there is NO evidence to suggest this is the correct course of action and no new research has been carried out in this area. Their advice remains to offer hedgehog food, meaty cat or dog food, cat biscuits and water for hedgehogs up until they hibernate. This food can literally be a lifesaver, helping them build the fat reserves they need for hibernation.

Fay Vass, Chief Executive of BHPS said “I was alarmed to read this misleading article. There is no evidence to suggest this is the right course of action, I feed hedgehogs in my own garden and will continue to do so right up until the food is no longer taken. Providing supplementary food for hedgehogs at a time when it is critical for them to gain weight in preparation for hibernation is to be encouraged. Should future science prove robustly that this is not the correct thing to do then of course our advice would change, but there is no such evidence or indeed any such research being carried out.”

Opening of Queensbury Community Managed Library

Queensbury Community Managed Library will open the doors on Monday 18 September 2017 at 10am.

Usual opening hours will be;

  • Monday 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm


They are also holding a children’s competition ‘Your Favourite Book Character’ . The competition is split into different age groups as follows;

Under 5s – colour in a pre-printed picture of your favourite book character.

Reception and Years 1 & 2 – create a book cover featuring your favourite book character.

Years 3-6 – create a book cover featuring an imaginary character and write a short description of that character.

11 Years and over – design your own cartoon character and storyline.

All entries, no larger than A4, should clearly state the child’s name, DOB, school and contact details and should be handed in at the library. Closing date for entries is Monday 16 October at 4pm.

Vote for your favourite Calderdale park!

Seven parks in Calderdale are in the running for the Green Flag People’s Choice Award.

To help your favourite Calderdale park to make the UK’s top 10, simply cast your vote by visiting, select your country/region on the interactive map to find your park and click the ‘vote for this park’ button.

You can vote anytime from 1-30 September 2017. All the UK’s 1,797 award winning Green Flag Award parks are eligible and voting is simple.

Simply use the map to find to your favourite park and click the vote button. It’s really that simple. Once you’ve voted, don’t forget to encourage others to get involved too.