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 www.goenergyshopping.co.uk.

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 Liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk

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


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 Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk or call 0300 555 0266 if you require any help.

New Contact Number for North and East Halifax Neighbourhood Team

Please note that we have a new contact number for North & East Halifax Neighbourhood Team

0300 555 0266


Volunteers Keep Heywood Church Graveyard in Good Order

Members of the Heywood church in Northowram recently received a £500 Northowram & Shelf ward forum grant. This was used to purchase tools and equipment to  clean up and maintain the church grave yard, involving clearing away overgrown weeds and bushes and tending to graves that had fallen into disrepair.

As you can see from the photos this was no easy task.


New Community Warden for North and East Halifax

We welcome the appointment of Lee Ackroyd our new Community Warden for North and East Halifax covering the wards of Illingworth & Mixenden, Northowram & Shelf, Ovenden, and Warley (including Pellon).

You may see Lee walking about in your area where his role is to tackle issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling.

Community Wardens work closely with Council services and partners such as the fire service, West Yorkshire police and trading standards.

If you have any issues of concern, you can speak with Lee or go to the open Ward Forum meetings that we advertise here and on the Friday Flyers (if you are not already subscribing to this email us on team@halifaxnorthandeast.com).

Alternatively you can contact us directly on the same email address or by calling 0300 555 0266.

Healthy Minds ‘Winter Reflections’ Workshop at Shibden Park

‘Winter Reflections’ is a course from Healthy Minds that will be running in January at the Mereside Centre in Shibden Park. 

Do you feel isolated and lonely in winter? Why not join this friendly writing group? Learn new ways to look at things. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Shibden park, you will explore the art and heart of reflective writing to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

The 3 week course will be on Thursdays 11, 18 and 25 January, 1pm – 3pm at The Mereside Centre, Shibden Park HX3 6XG.

To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded as Healthy Minds Workshops Jan to March 18.

Santa at Shibden

On Saturday 9 December, 9am – 4pm Santa comes to Shibden.

Receive a present from Santa, a £5 voucher to use at the Mereside Cafe, a ride on the land train and a ride on the miniature railway (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for both rides)

£12 per child plus £3 per accompanying adult.

The Friendly Brass Band will be providing live music on the day and other entertainment includes a raffle, Christmas Bran Tub and Letters to Santa.

Bookings are now being taken at the Mereside Cafe between 9am and 11am each day 01422 382959