Pennine Magpie Receives Duke of Edinburgh Awards Licence

Pennine Magpie is excited to announce that it has received the Duke Of Edinburgh Licence.

This means that they are now registered as a licenced organisation to provide Duke Of Edinburgh Awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold.

“To complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, young people volunteer in their communities, learn a skill, get fit and plan and undertake an expedition, fulfilling six to 18 months of challenging activity. Through this sustained, meaningful activity, young people develop key life and employability skills, such as self-management, problem solving, team working, communication and confidence.”

For more information or to show your interest, please email

Charity Football Match in Ovenden – Sunday 22 April

Halifax North & East Partnership are hosting a Football Charity Friendly against Andys Man Club FC to Raise Awareness around Mental Health and the #ITSOKAYTOTALK Campaign On Sunday 22 April 2018, 1.30pm on the Performance Pitch, Four Fields Cousin Lane, Ovenden.

Kick off will be at at 1.30pm.

If anyone is interested in playing please email Karen at

Andy’s Man Clubs are here to help! Anyone suffering with anything from daily stresses to mental health issues in men! It maybe you or someone you know! It’s OK to talk!

Join Ovenden Community Growers at Threeways

Do you have green fingers? Do you want to enjoy our spring weather in the great outdoors? Why not get in touch with Ovenden Community Growers at Threeways Centre by texting Gary on 07825 752904.

Nominate your 2018 North Halifax Stars!

Celebrating the stars of our local communities in Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden since 2009…

Yes, it’s that time again for us to celebrate the individuals and groups who strengthen and improve our communities and the lives of the people who live within them at the North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards.

The North Halifax Neighbourhood awards are all about celebrating the local talent, hard work and community spirit that goes on within our neighbourhoods of North Halifax.

Is there a group or individual you feel makes a positive difference in your local area?… Then give them the recognition that they deserve… Nominate today!

Keep an eye on our blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #nhna2018 for updates.

What does your local library mean to you?

Library Service Delivery Review

Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale. This is to ensure they meet their needs.

Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries. This will take place from Monday 5 March until 30 April 2018.

The way that people use libraries is changing. The Council is looking at what is best for each individual library and community now and in the future. This is to ensure a modern, relevant service which is able to thrive in the 21st century.

You can have your say by using the: Library Consultation form.

Or click below to access information about YOUR local library in North and East Halifax.

You have the chance to give your opinion. This will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in summer 2018.

Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said:

We know how much libraries mean to local people. We are committed to maintaining high-quality services that meet their needs. We are reviewing our community libraries to ensure we continue to provide the best possible libraries service to residents. In a cost-effective way to meet the service’s challenging requirement to save £160,000 by 2020. We urge people in each part of Calderdale to share their views.

Project_Twelve:31 Supporting Barnado’s Identity Group

Project_Twelve:31 supported LGBTQ young people on Thursday 30 March with Barnardo’s learning about organisations that fight for the rights of those who identify as LGBTQ with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender young people and those Questioning their sexuality or gender identity. How you identify should not be a barrier in your life and Barnardo’s work directly with young people, parents and carers, schools and local authorities to help tackle HBT (Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic) bullying, and educate Individuals about how to combat it to help ensure that young people feel safe and empowered to be their full selves.

If you are girl aged between 12 and 18 years of age and you live in the North Halifax area and are looking for something different and exciting to do in 2018 then join Project_Twelve:31 on Thursday evenings at Ovenden Four Fields at OSCA, Ovenden.

Call 0300 555 0266 and ask for Karen or email to find out more.

Halifax Pretty Muddy 5k Race for Life 2018 Date Announced

The Halifax Pretty Muddy 5k Race for Life is this year on  Saturday 21 July. Again it will be at Savile Park, Savile Park Road, Halifax.

The entry fees are:

  • Girls: £10.00
  • Women: £19.99
  • Young Women: £19.99
  • Under 13 entry: due to the nature of this event, you must be 13 or over to take part

To register go to in plenty of time then download your 6 Week Training Plan