Women’s Table Tennis at Halifax Table Tennis Centre

Fancy trying something new? Played years ago and want to have another go?
Then this is for you.

Halifax Table Tennis Centre now has a session just for women.

Every Wednesday7:00pm-9:00pm.

£3.50 per session. First session free.

No need to book, just turn up!

Table Tennis is a great game for all ages and abilities. You can quickly learn enough to have a fun evening and for those who want to go further coaching and match play are available.

The centre is located in Calderdale Business Park, Club Lane, Ovenden HX2 8DB. The entrance is from the 1st car park when coming down Club Lane.

For more information contact Jackie Wood 07704 214097.

Have Your Say! Calderdale Council Talkback Panel

Do you want to have a say on the issues facing Calderdale?

Each month Calderdale Council ask the Talkback panel about a key issue, such as waste and recycling, littering, road safety, physical activity, parks, budgets, vision, museums, libraries, air quality, social care and much more.

They are now looking to recruit new volunteers and it’s really quick and easy to register! Visit the webpage for more information.

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Friends of Beechwood Park minutes of last meeting – 7 August

Read the minutes of the last Friends of Beechwood Park meeting held at St. Andrew’s Church on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

The minutes include park issues and residents feedback as well as funding news and feedback from local events. Further inclusion is encouraged to ensure the future of the group and to make sure that the views of all the local residents and those using the park are heard.

Read the latest minutes online here…

Beechwood Park is one of Calderdale’s best kept secrets!

This Local Nature Reserve and urban park is situated off Beechwood Drive within walking distance of a number of schools in North Halifax and as you may be aware it used to be home to an army camp.

It’s not all nature though, this park offers great facilities to cater for all ages and preferences including parks, football pitches, a bike track, crown green bowls and for those of you who enjoy working out, you can find some fantastic gym style equipment dotted around.

If you head up towards the more wooded area of the reserve (Tar Hill) you may even be fortunate enough to spot a member of the Roe Deer family that reside there so be sure to have a camera with you on your next visit just in case.

The Friends of Beechwood Park Group consists of local residents who work tirelessly to keep improving this outstanding place with litter picks and other beneficial activities.

If you are interested in being part of the Friends of Beechwood Park Group, call Tony King or Dan Marham on 0300 555 0266 for information and dates of future meetings or email tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk


Get Involved in Planning the Next Shroggs Party in the Park

Interested in helping with the next Shroggs Party in the Park?

The AGM of the group organising Party in the Park will take place on Tuesday 18 September, 7:30pm in St Georges House, Lilac Street, Lee Mount HX3 5BT.

If you are interested in this event and wish to know more or become involved please accept this invitation to attend.

For more information email Glenn Roper the Chair of the group on shroggspartyinthepark@gmail.com

Ovenden West Riding Under 10 Tigers

Training will be commencing on Wednesday 1 August, 6:30pm and every week after at the OSCA site, Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax. HX2 8AD.

The team will be playing in the Huddersfield Junior League commencing early September on SUNDAY mornings you must be under 10 years of age before August 31st of this year.

FA Qualified coaches will be in attendance.
All players of mixed ability are welcome, for more information contact Jordan  07950 360746

Why Not Become a Trustee at Threeways Centre?

Threeways Centre is an independent, community-based organisation which seeks to make a big difference across North Halifax. Their Board of Trustees has committed members from the local community, and are now moving to increase its size and skills base.

They are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of trustee skills on the Board as well as to consolidate existing skills with an eye to future planning. Threeways require dynamic and motivated volunteers who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives of Threeways to fulfil these voluntary duties. They expect Trustees to contribute actively to the Board by:

  • Giving strategic direction;
  • Setting overall policy;
  • Defining goals and setting targets;
  • Evaluating performance;
  • Ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability.

There is no need to have trustee experience in order to apply. On the basis of their recent skills audit, Threeways now seek people with financial and/or legal skills, property management experience, as well as Company Secretary experience, to deepen expertise in those areas.

Trustees are expected to:

  • Attend monthly Board meetings and an annual planning day;
  • Get involved in support work including fixed term projects and/or sub-committees as relevant to their skillbase;
  • Contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis;
  • Attend events associated with the work of Threeways;
  • Become ‘champions’ of Threeways in order to promote its development

If you would like to express your interest in this position, send an email to sophie.michelena@locality.org.uk or call Sophie on 07515 576369. If you can send a brief outline of why you are interested in becoming a trustee together with a summary of your skills and experience that would be helpful. Ideally, do send on a link to your Linkedin Profile.

You will be invited to sit in on part or all of our next Board meeting, and if you remain interested, Sophie and two of our Board members will then arrange to meet with you to talk about your ambitions and expectations in a little more depth. They will then make a recommendation to the Board and a response will be sent to you in writing.

We have developed a Trustee Induction pack to support any successful candidates in their role.

We hope you want to be part of supporting people in North Halifax, do click here for their stories.

Halifax RUFC Ladies Competition and Open Day at Ovenden Park

On Saturday 4 August 2018, 2:00pm onward there will be a Ladies seven a side competition at Ovenden Park , the home of Halifax RUFC.

There will be a feast of female rugby union football on the above date when local ladies seven a side teams will come together to celebrate over 20 years of Ladies rugby at the Club .

The Rugby Football Union is intent upon the expansion of the ladies game nationwide and Halifax RUFC can rightfully claim to have been a significant local force in this trend having instituted their team in 1996 .

Last season ( 2017/8 ) saw the Club , very creditably , finishing mid table in the Northern Counties League 1 and the target is to put a second development “Warrior“ fifteen out on a regular , friendly basis in next season . With the numbers currently training and committed, that target looks eminently attainable .

The invitation is open to all to visit Ovenden Park, inspect the facilities , watch the rugby and experience the ready welcome.

Admission is FREE .

Club players and RFU officials will be easily identifiable—to talk about the game ,the Club , the opportunities for new friendships and plans for the coming season .