North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 17 September 2021 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • City Connect free 12 week cycling programme
  • Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place at Bankfield Museum September 18
  • Pimp my Pellon Shroggs Tip litterpick Saturday 18 September
  • Holmfield Bowling Club Macmillan Coffee morning September 24th

 Have a great weekend!

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 10 September 2021 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • Ovenden Ward Forum Monday 13 September
  • Walk In Vaccination clinic at Parkinson Lane Primary School September 16
  • Become an Engagement Champion
  • 40th Anniversary Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk September 18th

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Ovenden Ward Forum Monday 13 September

Covering Ovenden ,Lee Mount and Wheatley area

      Monday 13 September 2021

6.00pm start

We want to hear you views about your neighbourhoods, We want to hear how you see work, shopping, education and leisure in the future.

All your thoughts will inform the planning that the Council is starting with businesses , health services, educational establishments and all our key partners, but most of all local people.

For further information or to express an interest in registering to attend, please contact:

Email: karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk

We look forward to seeing you there

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 03 September 2021 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • Nominations are Open for Calderdale Community Champions
  • 40th Anniversary Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk September 18th

 Have a great weekend!

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Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax by September 3rd

The next round of Ward Forum Grants is open.

You can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is 3rd September 2021.

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Or Download an application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252209.
email Tony : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk
or Heather : Heather.Bentley@calderdale.gov.uk

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the environment
2.            Improving health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 20 August 2021 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • The Friday Flyer is going on holiday!
  • Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 16th-22nd August
  • Sure Start Children’s Centres Recruiting – various locations
  • The embers are glowing at the Phoenix Shed…

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The embers are glowing at the Phoenix Shed…

Follow me as Ed Moss and Chris Freeman provide an exclusive look into the Phoenix Shed!

1. Mural donated to Shed 2. Money Box 

I visited the Shed, initially expecting to find an amateur woodworking workshop, offering men something to do, only to find out that there is much more than that available to members.

As I was shown around, it was abundantly evident that each member that comes through the Shed is much more than a name.

I’ve been regaled with several touching, success stories and evidence of dignified support available in time of hardship.

You get to know the people who visit, you make meaningful connections, you find solutions to their problems and there is the Shed’s uniqueness. It actively promotes social cohesion and integration to society.

What is the Phoenix Shed?

A place where men are reborn

The Phoenix Shed is a place for men over the age of 55 to meet, greet and find support from each other during what life has in store.

Being a member of the Shed opens up avenues to support that would otherwise not be readily available. What makes this place special is the emotional support, camaraderie and genuine concern the members find from those running the Shed, each other and ultimately, themselves.

Not the least, the Phoenix Shed offers the opportunity to its members to engage in woodwork, wood turning, joinery projects among other things.

The woodworking areas of the Shed are well stocked with material and equipped with well maintained, good grade tools.

Their work has been featured at Hebden Bridge, in the form of a golden painted bench sitting in the Town Hall.

1. Chris with a vintage chair he restored 2. Bench similar to that found at Hebden Bridge Townhall 3. Planter made from reclaimed wood

Several other works, including benches, planters as well as birdboxes, hedgehog shelters, as well as many, many more projects have been commissioned.  If you need a walking stick or hiking pole, they can make those too and they’re rather good at it.

1. Ed displaying a shepherd’s hook and walking stick 2,3,4. Walking sticks made by members of the shed with different handles.

As well as that, members are instructed in the finer art of wood carving and wood turning, creating some impressive pieces of work.

One of their members is teaching woodcarving at The Shed and he is also a member of the West Riding Woodcarvers, who have large panels of work in several West Yorkshire Hospices, including Overgate.

Samples of wood carved panels (carved by George)

The Shed welcomes all men over the age of 55, especially those who have for any reason become displaced and isolated from society.

Membership involves an annual £20 fee and a small contribution per visit.

You don’t have to do woodwork to attend. There is a lounge where you can get a hot drink and just have a conversation.

Reopening

Many have been wanting to know when the Phoenix Shed will be welcoming its members back.

The Shed has been operating quietly, following Covid guidelines during the past year and a half, offering what help and support it could to its members.

It offered a time to reflect, take stock and prepare for the reopening. A lot of work is currently afoot at their Threeways Centre hub and it won’t be long before you can go back to your favourite hub again!

Carving of the Shed’s Phoenix