Have Your Say! Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum – 4 December 2017

N and S Poster - December 2017Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum on Monday 4 December 2017

At Stone Chair Variety Club, Ing Head Gardens HX3 7LB

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

Up for discussion:

  • Police Update
  • Winter Service and Gritting
  • Staying Well in Northowram and Shelf
  • Ward Forum Grants

Click here for the full agenda…

Minutes of meeting 13 September 2017…


Christmas Craft Fair at Northowram Community Centre

On Sunday 26 November Northowram Community Centre  (next to St. Matthew’s Church on Bradford Road) will be holding a Christmas Fair 12 noon – 4pm.

With lots of stalls including Rebel n Rose, Santa’s Grotto, Festive Games and Face painting. There will be mulled wine, tea and cake available as well as crepes and waffles.

The £1.50 entry includes mince pie and hot drinks – kids go FREE!

Ward Forum Grants – Apply for up to £500 by 30th November

The latest round for Ward Forum Grants is open to applications!

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

The closing date for applications is now Thursday 30 November 2017.

Click here for further information and to apply for a grant online or email Tony King at Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk if you require any help.

Halifax Great War Heritage Society – Memorabilia Day

Your ancestors participated in our Nation’s endeavours during the years 1914 to 1918. Would you like to find out about their exploits?

On Saturday 11 November 10:15 – 3pm at Bankfield Museum there will be a free event to look at any memorabilia you may have from the First World War.

Do you have any:

  • photographs
  • diaries
  • postcards
  • trench art
  • uniform items
  • medals
  • souvenirs
  • other artefacts relating to their military or civilian service?

Enthusiasts from Halifax Great War Heritage Society will be pleased to explain all about the items and record them as part of the heritage of Calderdale’s War Effort.

For more information, see: Halifax Great Heritage Society .

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The Return of the Shibden Spooktacular

The Shibden Spooktacular is returning on Thursday 26 October 2017 5:30pm – 9pm. Enjoy a FANGtastic event of fun, frights & fireworks!

All children (and adults) are encouraged to come to Shibden Spooktacular in fancy dress. Whether you want to be a spooky skeleton or a dapper Dracula, pretty princess or wicked witch, put on your best costume and head on down for a fang-tastic night.

Be sure to get down early for our ghoulish fancy dress competition being held by the stage area at 6.25pm. There will be prizes for the best dressed children.

This year, there will be a choice of fairground rides located by the cafe, for the kids to go on and keep them entertained.

Let ghouls and ghosts guide you around the Shibden estate on one of 2 Spooky Walks. As you make your way through the creepy decorations, see if you can spot our witches, goblins and maybe the odd vampire or two.

There will be two separate walks around Shibden Park, both of which will start from beside the lake. The first spooky walk will depart at 6.45pm and is ideal for our younger guests. The second spooky walk will set off immediately after the firework display has finished.

Please note that due to several steps and uneven ground along the route, this part of the evening is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Explore the spooky happenings of Shibden with a ride on the popular Ghost Train of Shibden Hall. Running all evening (except during the fireworks).

There will be several food vendors available on the night serving everything from Hot Dogs to Soup, Coffee and Donuts to name but a few. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Tickets are only available on the day, at the entrance to the park. There are no advance sales.

Adults: £5 Adults
Children: £3
Family: £15 (Up to 2 Adults and 3 Children)

Get to the event using the FREE Park and Ride from Eureka.
**There is no charge for parking your car, or using the bus**

The first bus leaves at 5:15pm from the Eureka car park but there will be a frequent shuttle service. The last bus is expected to leave Shibden Park at 9:15pm when the event finishes.

Police Contact Point at Northowram Library

PCSO 82 Nicholas Mance will be holding drop in sessions at Northowram Library for anyone to raise concerns about the neighbourhood.

The dates and times are as follows but may be subject to change depending upon operational demands.

Time and date
Monday, November 6th 17:00 – 18:00 hrs
Thursday, December 7th 17:00 – 18:00 hrs
Monday, January 15th 17:00 – 18:00 hrs
Monday, February 5th 17:00 – 18:00 hrs

Shelf Pre-School Christmas Fair

This year’s annual Christmas Fair for Shelf Pre-School will be held on Saturday 18 November at Coley Church Hall, Coley Road HX3 7SA. From 11am to 1:30pm there will be a fantastic range of stalls and Santa himself will be paying a visit.