Have Your Say! Calderdale Council Talkback Panel

Do you want to have a say on the issues facing Calderdale?

Each month Calderdale Council ask the Talkback panel about a key issue, such as waste and recycling, littering, road safety, physical activity, parks, budgets, vision, museums, libraries, air quality, social care and much more.

They are now looking to recruit new volunteers and it’s really quick and easy to register! Visit the webpage for more information.

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Kite Festival at Ash Green and Mixenden Activity Centre

There are FREE family workshops to make kites and flags as part of FLY! Thursday 23 August, 11:00am–2:00pm at the Portacabin, Ash Green upper site.

Free picnic lunch provided

Also, make an LED kite on Tuesday 11 September, 4:30 – 7:00pm at Mixenden Activity Centre.

KITE NIGHT is Tuesday 25 September, 6:45-8:30pm at Mixenden Activity Centre .

Fly your LED kite in the dark! Affordable food on sale.

Then we come to,  FLY! Kite Festival Saturday 29 September, 11:00am-5:00pm Hunter Hill, Mixenden.

Kites, workshops, stalls, fun!


Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

Just to remind you that the next Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Tuesday 7 August 2018, 6:00pm at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road ,Illingworth.

PC Chris Newton, the Ward Officer, will be in attendance to help with any queries you may have with regard to crime in your area.

Karen Scanlon, the Ward Link Worker from Ovenden Initiative, looks forward to seeing you all there. If you need to contact Karen you can call her on 0300 555 0266 or email karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk /Karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk .

You can also contact PC Newton directly on christopher.newton@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. For none urgent issues ring 101 or in case of an emergency please ring 999.

Halifax RUFC Ladies Competition and Open Day at Ovenden Park

On Saturday 4 August 2018, 2:00pm onward there will be a Ladies seven a side competition at Ovenden Park , the home of Halifax RUFC.

There will be a feast of female rugby union football on the above date when local ladies seven a side teams will come together to celebrate over 20 years of Ladies rugby at the Club .

The Rugby Football Union is intent upon the expansion of the ladies game nationwide and Halifax RUFC can rightfully claim to have been a significant local force in this trend having instituted their team in 1996 .

Last season ( 2017/8 ) saw the Club , very creditably , finishing mid table in the Northern Counties League 1 and the target is to put a second development “Warrior“ fifteen out on a regular , friendly basis in next season . With the numbers currently training and committed, that target looks eminently attainable .

The invitation is open to all to visit Ovenden Park, inspect the facilities , watch the rugby and experience the ready welcome.

Admission is FREE .

Club players and RFU officials will be easily identifiable—to talk about the game ,the Club , the opportunities for new friendships and plans for the coming season .

Illingworth Children’s Centre Sports Day and More…

Illingworth Community Children’s Centre will be holding their Sports Day on Tuesday 31 July, 9:30am-11:00am.

There will be lots of sports activities, fun and games to be had for just £1.60 per family.

Keep an eye out also for other events in August such as the Summer Crafts Day on Wednesday 10 August, 9:30am-11:00am and

the Family Fun Day on Saturday 18 August, 12:00pm-2:30pm with the Fun Bus, Jumping Clay, face-painting, rock decorating and much more.

MixMatch 2018 Award for Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy’s White Team were presented with the MixMatch winners shield last week after a closely contested final against the Park Lane Blue Team.

West Yorkshire Fire Service Watch Commanders Oli Crosland and Steve Greenwood, along with Heather Stout from the Ovenden Initiative, presented the shield to the worthy winners at a special assembly held at Trinity Academy on Friday.

As well as winning the shield, the winners will each receive a MixMatch T shirt when they return to school in September.

As you can see from the smiling faces of the team, they and their Principal, Mr Robinson, were very pleased with the result!


Do Something Fun this Summer at Whitehill Academy

Why not do something fun this Summer at Whitehill Academy, Occupation Lane, HX2 9RL with various activities during two weeks of August. Joanne McNamara and Richard Mulhall will be giving the chance for 6-12 year olds to take part in activities from boxing and climbing to baking and painting. There will be trips out to the Piece Hall and Ogden Water and much more.

Running from 9:00am-2:00pm in weeks commencing Monday 6 August and Monday 13 August, there will be 4 days each week of summer sports and fun for just £15 per day or £55 for all 4 days. Book now as places are going fast.

For more information email jo@jojomac.com or call 07415 972313.