Shibden Hall May Day Craft Fair

Visit the Shibden Hall May Day Craft Fair on Monday 7 May, an all-day event with admission just as the usual price (Adult £5.00, Concession £4.00 (Children 5 – 16 years / Senior Citizens /Passport to Leisure) Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £14.00)

Demonstrations of traditional crafts including pole lathing, blacksmithing and rag-rugging as well as local Celtic traditions such as building a green man.

Take part in May Day dancing and listen to traditional folk tales.

Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter – Shelf Library

Horrid Henry is an anti-hero who attracts trouble as surely as jam attracts wasps. Join Calderdale Libraries at Shelf Library on Thursday 12 April, 10:30am for this funny encounter where Horrid Henry meets his match – Rabid Rebecca, the toughest teen in town! You will capture your very own spider and play some devilish games.

This activity is suitable for children aged 5-8.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Tickets are £3.00 per child (£2.00 PTL) and can be booked online at Ticketsource.




What does your local library mean to you?

Library Service Delivery Review

Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale. This is to ensure they meet their needs.

Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries. This will take place from Monday 5 March until 30 April 2018.

The way that people use libraries is changing. The Council is looking at what is best for each individual library and community now and in the future. This is to ensure a modern, relevant service which is able to thrive in the 21st century.

You can have your say by using the: Library Consultation form.

Or click below to access information about YOUR local library in North and East Halifax.

You have the chance to give your opinion. This will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in summer 2018.

Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said:

We know how much libraries mean to local people. We are committed to maintaining high-quality services that meet their needs. We are reviewing our community libraries to ensure we continue to provide the best possible libraries service to residents. In a cost-effective way to meet the service’s challenging requirement to save £160,000 by 2020. We urge people in each part of Calderdale to share their views.

Shelf Juniors AFC Summer Tournament

Secure your place today for the upcoming Shelf Juniors AFC Summer Tournament which this year will take place on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June.

Registration is £25 for a single team or £40 for 2 teams. Age groups are as the poster below.

For further details email or phone 07375 868760.

Have Your Say! Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum – 28 March 2018

Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at

Northowram Community Sport and Activity Club, Westercroft Lane, Halifax. HX3 7EN.

5.30pm refreshments and signing in. 6pm meeting starts.

Up for discussion:

  • Councillor update
  • Policing priorities and update
  • Open forum.
  • Ward Forum Grants

Click here for the full agenda…

Minutes of meeting 4 December 2017…


Ward Forum Grants – Still Time to Apply!

There is still time to apply for the latest round of Ward Forum Grants!

If you have a new or existing project that is ongoing and require additional funds; be sure to get your application to us with grants of up to £500 available to community groups and projects in the following wards of North Halifax:

  • Northowram & Shelf
  • Park & Warley
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Ovenden

Email Tony King at or call 0300 555 0266 if you require any help.

Have you considered reviewing your energy provider?

Have you thought about switching your energy provider, but not found the time to do it?

Ofgem and Calderdale Citizen’s Advice give really easy to follow support with Energy Best Deal and

Come to one of our drop in sessions in March 2018 (see below for dates and venues), and we’ll help you find your options there and then, using an impartial tool.

You’ll  need to bring this information with you :

  • The name of your supplier and the tariff you are on
  • How much energy you used in the last year
  • How you currently pay for your energy
  • Your postcode

This information is on your bill and annual statement from your energy supplier – ring us if you’re not sure how to find it.

If you are on a pre-payment meter, you may not save as much by switching , but it may still be worth your while coming to the drop in.

If you’re not sure whether the drop in is for you , or want to know more please contact Liz Broadley on 07852 173723  or email

Time Date Venue
10am -12noon Thursday 8 March Northowram & Shelf  Children’s Centre Hub, Northowram Library, Lydgate HX3 7EJ



Monday 12 March Creations  Community Children’s

Centre HX2 0QD


1pm –3pm


Wednesday 14 March  

Field Lane Children’s Centre HD6 3JT