Family Fun Day at Threeways Sports Centre

Stillbirth Awareness group is holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 4 May, 2:30pm-6:00pm at Threeways Sports Centre, Nursery Lane, Ovenden.

There will be a bouncy castle as well as face painting, stalls, raffles and refreshments.

Bird Boxes, Toilet Roll Holders and Garden Benches from Phoenix Shed

The guys at the Phoenix Shed have been busy making bird boxes for this Spring and now have a small stock, just waiting for some bird friendly customers. The ‘Standard’ bird box is of a typical RSPB design, but is easier to clean. Our newest offering is a ‘Swift’ nest box. All of these are on offer at £15 each, or £24 for two. Their quality means that they will give many, many years of service, without needing to be painted, or treated.






A Posh Toilet Roll Holder


The brief was’ “I would like a sort of rustic toilet roll holder that will hang from the towel rail under the hand basin”. So here’s what was made for the lady.



Garden Benches

They now have garden benches all ready to grace your garden this summer. Made of pressure/heat treated timber and triple coated with Ronseal 5 year paint, they should give many, many years of faithful service. They are also very sturdy and competitively priced at just £125.

And next week a story about Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge and how The Phoenix Shed has worked with the local community to clean up the are in time for summer.

What would you do to improve health and social care?

The #NHS has released it’s Long Term Plan. Make sure you have your say on how it is used to shape #Calderdale

Please fill in the survey!



Beechwood Park Practical Dates

Join in with activities to improve your local park on Tuesday 7 May, 4 June,  2 July, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December all sessions beginning at 9:45am.

Activities include ditching, drainage, tree work, walling, fencing, hedge laying, cutting back vegetation, litter clearance, pond work and surveying. All tools and training provided on the day along with the chance to work alongside like-minded volunteers.

Sessions are run by Calderdale Countryside Service. Please dress for the weather and bring your own gardening gloves, drinks, lunch and snacks for those who are wanting to stay all day.

Contact Chris on 07769 954956 for further information or email

And don’t forget to put Saturday 7 Sept 2019 in your diaries for a great big fun day for all the family at the Beechwood Big Picnic.

Easter and May Bank Holidays Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

Please remember your Waste and Recycling Collections will be a day later through Easter and bank holiday weeks. The Waste and Recycling Easter eZine can be downloaded as the  Waste and Recycling eZine Easter 2019.

Usual collection day:                                          Collection will be on:

Monday 22 April                                                   Tuesday 23 April
Tuesday 23 April                                                   Wednesday 24 April
Wednesday 24 April                                           Thursday 25 April
Thursday 25 April                                                 Friday 26 April
Friday 26 April                                                        Saturday 27 April

Monday 6 May                                                      Tuesday 7 May
Tuesday 7 May                                                      Wednesday 8 May
Wednesday 8 May                                              Thursday 9 May
Thursday 9 May                                                    Friday 10 May
Friday 10 May                                                        Saturday 11 May

Monday 27 May                                                     Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 28 May                                                     Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 29 May                                             Thursday 30 May
Thursday 30 May                                                   Friday 31 May
Friday 31 May                                                          Saturday 1 June

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 3 June. 

We prefer flat plastic!
Please remember also to squash your cans and plastics before placing them in the white bag; they will take up less room so you can fit more in the sack and it will help the items to stay more securely inside the sack on a windy day.


Wellbeing @ Moorside Community Primary School

The second session of Wellbeing @ Moorside was held on Friday 5 April 2019 at Moorside Community Primary School promoting good positive Mental Health and Wellbeing.

15 Parents and carers who attended the session were treated to a very informative talk and alerts about Scams and Frauds from West Yorkshire Trading Standards. What are scams and how do scammers contact you? Scams are tricks used by dishonest people who try and con you out of your money. They come in many different guises such as letters saying you have won the lottery, emails saying you are owed a tax refund or phone calls offering a free boiler. Often, the scams ask you to pay an admin fee for their service or request that you send them your bank details and personal information. Almost always, these scams are unsolicited and turn up out of the blue:

  • In a letter
  • Over the telephone
  • On your doorstep
  • In the street
  • Via the internet/ email
  • In a text message

More top tips on how to protect yourself from scams and frauds in general can be found on

Also in attendance was The Basement Project. The Basement Recovery Project is an independent self-help, charitable organisation, based in Halifax, which offers support and inspiration to those people who are involved with alcohol or substance misuse, the opportunity of a new sustained abstinent lifestyle – recovery from addiction.

The Basement Project played fun games with beer goggles and scratch cards to trying to engage people in a fun way to show that the project is here to help without judgement. They also raised awareness of the harm alcohol can do not only to the individual but also on their family and community.

For more information or support in the strictest confidence contact

Basement House 10 Carlton Street Halifax HX1 2AL 01422 383063.

The next session of Wellbeing @ Moorside will be held on Friday 17 May, 9:00am-11.00am at Moorside Community Primary School , Keighley Road Ovenden.

Everyone is welcome to come along.

Next Daisy Chain Cafe at Halifax Rugby Union Club – Wednesday 10 April

Just to remind you that the next Daisy Chain Café will be held on Wednesday 10 April, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road.

For  more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266.

Daisy Chain Café is a new community run, monthly meeting place in Ovenden run by volunteers and partners from the North Halifax Staying Well Steering Group who are working towards a Dementia Friendly North Halifax.

Funded by the ‘North Halifax Community Fund’ Daisy Chain Café is open to anybody especially people and living with or affected by dementia. The mission of the cafe is to provide friendship, support, activities and cake!

Future events for this year and the beginning of next are;

  • Wednesday 08 May 2019 1.00-3.00pm
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019 1.00-3.00pm
  • Wednesday 10 July 2019 1.00-3.00pm