Hair Styling Workshop at Holmfield Mill

There will be a Hair Styling Workshop at Holmfield Mill, Holdsworth Road, Holmfield HX3 6SN over 4 weeks starting Tuesday 5 March, 12:30pm-2:30pm.

A 4 week adult only course (limited crèche available) where you will learn how to use hair products correctly, learn different plaiting techniques and how to put hair up into different styles for weddings or other special occasions.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Paediatric First Aid Course at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre

There will be a Paediatric First Aid Course at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre over 4 weeks starting Monday 4 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

4 weeks learning will lead to a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and shock.  Learners must attend the full 12 hours to gain the accreditation.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Faith and the Environment Talks at Holy Nativity Church

Calderdale Interfaith Council are holding a talk on Thursday 7 March, 10:00am—12:00pm at Holy Nativity Church, Sunnybank Road, Mixenden, Halifax HX2 8RX.

The theme will be Faith and the Environment and there will be talks from faith representatives about how their faith relates to the environment.

For further information, please contact  Sail Suleman, Cohesion & Equality Officer  on 01422 392869 or by email at


Riding for the Disabled Coffee Morning

During half term, the Calderdale Riding for the Disabled Group will be holding a coffee morning on Friday 22 February, 10:30am-12:00pm at Meadow View Stables, Cow Hill Gate Lane, Ogden HX2 9PB.

Calderdale RDA are looking for volunteers from spring in the role of sidewalkers and leaders so this would give you a chance to meet the team and look around.

Volunteer Role Description – Side Walkers and Leaders

Purpose of Role: To support the session coach and encourage the participants to have a safe and enjoyable time.

Main Activities/Tasks: Help preparing for sessions by gathering equipment, grooming kits and tack Be able to help and encourage the children whilst grooming, tacking up. Communicate the coaches’ instructions to the child in words and demonstration.

Qualities and Skills: You will need to be caring, confident, capable and use common sense.
Be reasonably fit and able to work as a team. Be able to take instructions and respond straight away.

Any experience with horses or in a caring role with people will be useful but not essential. A kind, empathetic nature with a desire to be involved is great.

Allergies or fear of horses will be a barrier to this role

Training Provision: Meet, greet and familiarisation app. 2 hours
Half hour before start of each session

Availability needed: The group runs Spring to Autumn. The exact days for 2019 tbc

For more information email

Views of Mixenden Reservoir Whilst Promoting Local Speed Initiative

On Friday 1 February, Karen Scanlon from North Halifax Partnership was joined by Lee Ackroyd (Community Warden Halifax North and East) and local residents were involved in checking vehicle speeds. Whilst it was very cold, Karen was able to capture the beauty of this wonderful landscape.









The Illingworth Messenger – February 2019

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

The messenger is advertising the National Nest Box Week 14-21 February, Illingworth Moor Boys Brigade 50th Anniversary Event, The Daisy Chain Cafe, Marie Curie and the Great Daffodil Appeal and much more!

As usual lots of local services are advertised and there are updates of local 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

Join up for Crossley Juniors AFC Under 12 Swifts

Crossley Juniors AFC is an Illingworth, Ovenden and Holmfield based club football club that is needing a few extra players for the u12s Swifts (school year 7).

All abilities welcome to come along and start training which is held every Tuesday, 7:00pm at Moorside Primary School.

Training is provided by FA Level 1 qualified Coaches.

For further information contact Lee on 07922 889967.

For further information visit the Facebook page.