Ovenden Way Hotel (Freehouse) to be Demolished

Since the fire that gutted the Ovenden Way Hotel in July 2013, the building has remained in an untidy and potentially dangerous state.

Calderdale Council has issued what is known as a Section 215 notice in order that the building can be demolished, the area cleared of demolition materials and other rubbish and the area is to be made tidy.

This will take effect on 18 December 2017 subject to any appeal being lodged before then.

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Lee Mount School Christmas Fair

Lee Mount School will be holding their Christmas Fair this year on Thursday 14 December 2:45pm – 4pm. 

There will be lots of stalls including Avon, Pure Gym, Deli Indulge, Chocolate Tombola, General Tombola, Secret Santa and Slimming World.

Tea and coffee will be served with mince pies & lots more including festive games.

Free Cooking Session for Male Carers and Kids at Ovenden Park

Calling all Dads, Male Carers, Grandads, Brothers, Uncles…

FREE Cooking Session 6:00pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017 at Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, HX2 8AR.

To book this fun session please email liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk

or ring 07852 173723 by Friday 17 November 2017.

Book early as places are limited!

Ward Forum Grants – Apply for up to £500 by 30th November

The latest round for Ward Forum Grants is open to applications!

If you have a new or existing project that is ongoing and require additional funds; be sure to get your application to us with grants of up to £500 available to community groups and projects in the following wards of North Halifax:

  • Northowram & Shelf
  • Park & Warley
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Ovenden

The closing date for applications is now Thursday 30 November 2017.

Click here for further information and to apply for a grant online or email Tony King at Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk if you require any help.

Going Wild in Beechwood Park

Free half term fun for families at Beechwood Park on Tuesday 31 October at 10am–12pm hosted by Sure Start Children’s Centres.

Kids bring your adults and explore the natural environment around the park, make a colour palette, wild cocktail and leaf crowns at this one off session. Activities are aimed at children aged 2+ but all children are welcome, the ground is relatively flat and accessible for prams.

Booking essential for this activity as we expect it to be very busy, please follow the link below to get free tickets or phone 01422 266197.

New Junior Wardens for Moorside Community Primary School

The Junior Wardens scheme at Moorside Community Primary School  started off the 2017/18 school year with an interview process where the new wardens were interviewed by their Head teacher Mrs Worthington, KS2 Teacher Amelia Houghton, for Ovenden Initiative Karen Scanlon, Police Support Officers Katie Leeman, West Yorkshire Fire Prevention Officer Andy Greenwood and Safer Cleaner Open spaces manager Pete Oddy.

During the interview some of the questions asked was ‘Why do you want to be a Junior Warden?’ some of the fantastic answers included to improve the local environment and help people within the local area.

Look out for the Wardens over the coming months out and about in the a Ovenden area.

Project_Twelve:31 team up with Handmade Parade making Koinobori

Young people from Project_Twelve:31 worked with Handmade Parade artist Bee Jasko and writer Emma Decent to create work as part of Fly Project  throughout the Summer holidays.

Three sessions were held throughout the summer programme. Handmade Parade had approached and  arranged with Project _Twelve;31 to deliver the sessions where a total of 20 young people attended across the three sessions, creating  very detailed and imaginative wind socks.

They created designs on silk using dye to make wind socks called Koinobori by drawing patterns & dying fabric.

They were then allowed to flutter in the wind in Shibden Park. The custom is followed in Japan on Children’s Day, which takes place on May 5, the last day of Golden Week, the largest break for workers and also a week in which businesses usually close for up to 9–10 days. Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May, in honour of children for a good future and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.

The fantastic work was displayed on Saturday 9 September 2017 at Shibden Hall, Halifax, as part of the Heritage Open Day

Fly! is a community engagement project in partnership with Handmade Parade, Yorkshire Water and Pennine Prospects that aims to use the arts and kite making to encourage local people to access the South Pennine landscape.

Look for us on https://www.facebook.com/projecttwelve31 or handmade parade https://www.facebook.com/HmadeParade/