Moorside Junior Wardens meet the SCG Partnership

Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Monday 7 October 2019.

A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team,  Anti-social Behavior Officer and Active Calderdale who spoke to the Junior Wardens  to give them an insight of their day to day job roles and discussed how the Junior Wardens can work in partnership with them and be involved in small scale activities throughout the year to help make a difference to their local community.

Karen Scanlon said

“The Junior warden scheme is a team of children and young people who are dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in helping to improve their community’s overall quality of life.”

“As a team we will work to identify environmental and safety problems within our area and report them. Encourage friends, family and our community to look after the environment and the safety of others and be proud of where we live and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live.”

The Junior Warden scheme has been set up again at Moorside Community Primary School to look at tackling issues within the Ovenden community so be sure to keep an eye out for any future work being done.

Let us Promote Your 2019 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.

Please note – The email subject line is pre-written to ensure that your event goes to the correct mailbox!


Friends of Shroggs Park Group – Clean up

The Friends of Shroggs Park require volunteers to help with keeping your community park clean and tidy.

With your help we would start by clearing up the woodland area, cutting back of the ivy/vegetation from the steps and pathways, a cleanup of the rubbish and broken fences.

Chris Sutcliffe Area Countryside Officer for Calderdale Council will attend with necessary tools and organise us to carry out the cleanup.

The date for the first clean up will be Friday 18th October 2019, 10am to 12.30pm and all volunteers would meet at the vehicle entrance at Wheatley Road, Next to the yellow barrier.

If you are available and would like to help please contact Peter 07763747032 or email for full details, or just come along.

Please dress to the weather and wear appropriate foot wear.

A BIG local vision of a mentally healthy North Halifax.

The North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership were at the Beechwood Big Picnic this month talking to as many people as possible about mental health, and creating our big drawing of a vision for North Halifax.

We want people’s personal experience to be at the heart of everything we do and we know that to improve health and wellbeing in North Halifax we need to work with local people from the very start.

a mentally healthy vision of nhx

Right now the vision boards are touring various Council and NHS buildings to make sure that service managers and decision makers take note of what local people think.

And keep your eye out from October, as the boards will be visiting local libraries and community venues in north Halifax to carry on the conversation.

If YOU live or work in North Halifax, join in the #BigNHXConversation by sharing your thoughts on social media with @NHXPartnership

Or you can email

  • What does mental health mean to you?  
  • What could mentally healthy look like in schools, in families, in workplaces or outdoor spaces?
  • What should a mentally healthy North Halifax look like when someone is struggling?

North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership is a local Primary Care Network initiative bringing together health and social care providers to provide better personalised and preventative mental health care in the local community.

The partnership includes GPs and health and social care professionals, local community organisations, council and public health officers and ward Councillors. So, we’re also pleased to announce that North Halifax has been recognised nationally and nominated in 4 categories for an NAPC Award 2019, including Primary Care Network of the Year!

Winners are due to be announced on  9 October 2019 – so keep your fingers crossed for North Halifax!


Over 20 bags of litter removed from Wheatley Streets

On Saturday 14 September 2019, members of the Wheatley Neighbourhood Watch Group teamed up with partner services to take part in a clean-up in the area organised by Dan Marham, Ward Link Worker from the North Halifax Partnership.

With support from West Yorkshire Police PCSO’s Gordon Thorpe and James Hughes as well as CMBC Community Wardens Jonny Cato and Zameer Akhtar the group met for 1.45pm at The Flying Pig at Greystones.

The groups headed out at 2pm and split in two with one group heading down towards Long Lane and Hebble Lane whilst the other team headed up Wharfdale Mount before going down Ramsden Street and along Wheatley and Shroggs Roads.

The clean up quickly gained the attention of passing residents who were thankful for the work of those involved with most saying they would love to take part in future clean-up activities in the area.

Youngest member of the group George, aged 8 had an ongoing competition to see who could fill their bags the quickest to add an element of fun to the event.


Resident Gerda Norminton who helped with the clean up commended the team effort and said;

“It was great to walk home without looking at rubbish everywhere. A good day and exercise for all of us” and finished by urging more people to take part next time.

The clean-up seemed to pass quite quickly but resulted in over 20 bags of general litter being removed from the streets of Wheatley.

Clean-up Route

Thanks goes to residents Aneta Stevens, Gerda Normington, Jade Rhodes, Sean Bamforth and young George as well as our partners from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council who came along to support the activity.

News of the clean up is quickly gaining praise on social media and it is hoped that more residents continue to come and support in the future.

The bags were left at the entrance of Larch Close Woods Path on Long Lane and will be collected by the Calderdale Council Safer, Cleaner, Greener Team


Help Plan New Neighbourhoods in North Halifax

Calderdale Council is planning for the development of three new neighbourhoods in North Halifax at:

  • Clough Lane – Opposite Ash Green School Mixenden (the old Stanningley Green School Site)
  • Keighley Road – Opposite Morrisons
  • Turner Avenue South  – Between Furness Drive and Turner Avenue South

We want to create healthy age friendly neighbourhoods with new homes that met local needs with new community facilities.

Come and Talk to us at:

Morrisons Supermarket, Keighley Road HX2 8HU on Friday 20 September 2019 – 12.00 to 5pm

Sure Start Childrens Centre – Ash Green School (Upper Campus), Clough Lane,  Mixenden, HX2 8SN on Tuesday 24 September 2019 – 12.00 to 5pm

Or Visit – Email: – Call 01422 392453

North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards 2019 – OPEN NOW FOR NOMINATIONS

Button 2019Celebrating the stars of our local communities in Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden.

Do you know a stand-out star or an amazing community group in North Halifax? Then give them the recognition that they deserve by nominating them for a North Halifax Neighbourhood award.

Since 2009 North Halifax Partnership has recognised over 350 individuals and groups at our annual awards event – Night of the North Halifax Stars!

The categories for nomination are:

  • Contribution to Children & Young People
  • Contribution to Sport & Play #ActiveNorthHalifax
  • Contribution to Work & Training
  • Contribution to a Safer Cleaner Greener Environment
  • Contribution to the Older Generation
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Community Involvement
  • Young People of the Year
  • Good Neighbour
  • Lifetime Achievement

You can nominate online, or call us on 0300 555 0266 to do it over the phone.

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 18 October 2019

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