Have Your Say! Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum – 3 December 2018

Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum is on Monday 3 December 2018, 5:30pm at Stone Chair Variety Club, Ing Head Terrace, Shelf, Halifax HX3 7LB.

5:30pm refreshments and signing in. 6:00pm meeting begins.

With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Up for discussion:

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

Shelf Pre-School Christmas Fair 2018

This year’s annual Christmas Fair for Shelf Pre-School will be held on Saturday 24 November at Shelf Village Hall, Halifax Road HX3 7NT. From 12:00pm to 2:30pm there will be a fantastic range of stalls and a superb raffle to be drawn on the day.


Christmas Fair – Northowram Primary School

Northowram Primary School will be holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday 25 November, 1:30pm-4:30pm at Northowram Community Centre.

There will be the usual Christmas stalls as well as glitter tattoos, minced pies and mulled wine and lots more for the whole family.

Shibden Winter Craft Fair

The Shibden Winter Craft Fair will be held this year on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2018 10am – 4pm.

A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for Christmas shopping. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself!

Admission: Reduced admission to Shibden Hall.

The car park on Lister’s Road is located up the hill from Shibden with a short walk down to the entrance. Further parking is available off Godley Lane by the lake and Mereside Cafe. From here there is an up-hill walk to Shibden Hall. Both car parks require parking tickets to be purchased. Disabled parking is available for Blue Badge holders next to the site, accessed from Lister’s Road and follow the narrow road down towards the Hall.

For more information call 01422 352246 or visit museums.calderdale.gov.ukwhatsonevents

Ward Forum Grants – Still Time to Apply!

Ward forum grants are now available in the North East Halifax   area which covers the wards of Illingworth & Mixenden,    Northowram and Shelf, Ovenden and Warley.

The grants must be spent on activities and projects that benefit the    community for example local sports groups, environmental projects or Christmas celebration events?

Up to £500 can be applied for and groups should have a constitution and bank account, however groups can apply without a constitution or bank account but you must show how your project benefits the community and if successful invoices will be paid direct by the North East Halifax neighbourhood team.

Decisions on who gets a grant is made by a Ward Forum grants panel made up of neutral community representatives.

If you have an idea for a project in your area and want some advice then please contact Tony King on 0300 555 0266 or email Tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

One thing you must do is make sure you put as much information on the application form, many projects will not be funded due to poor application forms. Please do not hesitate to call Tony King or Daniel Marham for advice on completing the application on 0300 555 0266.

The deadline for has been extended to 30th November 2018.

However if you would like a grant before the deadlines please submit your application and include why you need the grant before the deadline.

Good Luck!

To apply for the grant please open the link below;


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.