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  malcolm.kielty@outlook.com or at https://disabilitypartnershipcalderdale.org/2018/09/03/ignite-sport-festival-of-inclusivity/ or email SportsforallCalderdale@gmail.com

The timetable so far is as below;

Sure Start Children’s Centres Autumn Newsletter

Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership have published the Autumn Newsletter which includes information about the family learning courses that are taking place September – December 2018, along with the accredited courses on offer. It also includes their What’s On Guides, which shows the weekly groups on offer across the Children’s Centres and services provided by partner agencies. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

This has also been uploaded to the website, along with a booking form. To book onto the courses you can either complete the booking form electronically on the website or contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.

Bats in the Belfry Nature Walk

Meet Calderdale Countryside & Woodland staff and a member of St. John’s Church, Coley (between Shelf & Hipperholme), on Tuesday 25 September, 7:15pm for a FREE walk to learn more about bats and nocturnal wildlife that live in the local area.

This is an outdoor session, including a short walk across fields with gates and stiles so torches and warm clothing are required.

Public meeting – Equality Forum Calderdale, all welcome!

The Equality Forum for Calderdale will hold its annual public meeting on Wednesday 3 October, 5:30pm at the Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2TS. Lisa Rowe, Supported Housing Manager (from Together Housing) will be attending.

All members of the public are welcome to attend as it will provide you with the opportunity to ask direct questions on issues that may be of concern to you. It is important that all members of the community representing different groups attend to ensure that the Equality Forum is listening and taking into consideration issues that affect you in terms of  Commissioning & Partnership in Calderdale and can then try and address some of these concerns.

New Tennis Club at Northowram

Are you interested in playing tennis in Northowram?

A new tennis club has been formed recently in Northowram and it is hoped to Asset Transfer the old courts in the village soon. The courts will then be re-surfaced and painted before opening up to members and the public next spring.

Peter Thornton is the driving force and chairman of the club and along with like minded people have formed a committee and already have £2000 in grants to help with the great amount of work involved to get the courts to playable status.

The committee is looking to the public to get behind this new club in any way that they can, and the new club is playing tennis each weekend on Sundays at Park Tennis Club at Hove Edge 1:00pm-3:00pm for a price of £3-00 per adult and 50p for children U16.

Meet at the Northowram Tennis courts at 12:30pm.

They are looking forward to next year when hopefully the courts will be opened again and the public and schools can be invited again to enjoy tennis in the village.

Please email petert0749@gmail.com for more information.


Let us Promote Your 2018 Halloween and Bonfire Events

Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year? Let us know and we will advertise it for you.

Last year we received over 15,000 blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.

If you are holding a Halloween or Bonfire event this year and would like us to advertise for you, please email us here to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Note – The email subject is pre-written to ensure your event isn’t lost or overlooked!


Northowram Gin Festival

Northowram Primary School PTFA is please to announce that in association with pop up gin festival (as seen at Brodstock and Hipperholme gin festival), Northowram will be holding their very own gin festival on Friday 28 September, 8:00pm-11:30pm at Northowram Community Centre, Black Clough, Northowram HX3 7HF.

Live music will be from ‘The Good Citizens‘, a three piece band bringing their own acoustic twist to cover songs and showcasing a wide range of locally sourced gins as well as worldwide favourites.

Tickets are available at £10 which includes your first gin and a gin glass for you to keep!

Tickets are limited so get yours ASAP as all previous events run by this company have been a sell out.

This event is open to anyone and everyone and you do not need to have any links with the school. You just need to like gin, good music and also having a good time! (and be 18 or over).

For further information contact Natalie on 07971 625735 or visit the PTFA Facebook page.