Dean Field Primary celebrates Black History Month

In honour of Black History Month, the students of Dean Field Primary from Nursery to Year 6 have been learning about one important person of the Black community as part of the History curriculum.




As part of this the students got involved with a range of activities including a Diversity dance from Nursery to a boxing focus on Muhammad Ali and tennis skills based on Venus Williams.

Some activities linked more specifically to cross-curricular sessions such as poetry and writing. Each person they learned about was added to the classroom historical timeline.




Students and teachers really enjoyed their projects and will embed this each year into the History curriculum.


Pellon Clean Up Day!

On the morning of Thursday 8th October 2020 members of the North East Halifax Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership carried out two estate clean ups in the Pellon and Mount Pellon areas of the Warley Ward.

In total there were 26 bags of litter, 3 mattresses, 2 bed bases, various items of wood and a large oil drum containing cooking oil, this waste was collected from the streets and pavements only.

Involved were officers from the North Halifax Partnership, staff and vehicles (4 cage vans and a road sweeper) from Calderdale CMBC and Together Housing Group, also helping out were local residents and Councillors.

The council are carrying out reduced bulky waste collections if you have items you want removing please contact the council and get your collection booked in asap.

Pellon Litter picking results from September 25

Congratulations and thanks go to the volunteer litter picking team that undertook the cleaning up of the streets of Pellon on Friday the 25th of September. The 11 intrepid volunteers picked a whopping 13 sacks full of refuse, some of it bulky, from around the main Pellon areas.

In the space of two hours the volunteers covered an area starting from Pellon New Road around the green space and shops and also some of Dyson Road, Pellon Lane and Rye Lane areas.

The rest of the rubbish will be responsibly disposed of.

If that is something you are interested in, keep an eye out on the North and East blog for similar opportunities.

Do you wish to organise a litter picking session  in your area? It’s easier than you think. Get in touch for more information:

Making our streets greener and healthier

Article found in the Calderdale Council website

People living in an area of Halifax are being asked for their views on how to make their streets greener, healthier and more attractive.

The £1 million project, which is being delivered by Calderdale Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is part of a “Streets for People” programme aimed at creating safe, healthy and more inclusive places where people choose to walk, cycle and use public transport.

This project will focus on Park ward, with Illingworth, Ovenden, Mixenden, Lee Mount and Pellon set to benefit from wider improvements.

These areas have been identified because they are seeing traffic congestion at peak times, pockets of poor air quality and fewer walking and cycling facilities.

Residents will receive a letter asking them to take part in an online survey to help shape the improvements.

The survey runs from Monday 14 September until Friday 16 October 2020 and will be available at link)

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, said:

“Making sustainable travel choices is so important for our health and the environment. We want our communities to be places that look good and help us to feel good – places where we want to spend more time and which help us achieve our best.

“Our work in Park ward and North Halifax will help us to understand how we can improve walking and cycling facilities and boost access to public transport. This is a key part of our priorities to make Calderdale the most active borough in the North by 2024 and to tackle climate change.

“We want local people to shape these improvements, so we encourage them to complete the survey to let us know their thoughts.”

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, said:

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Calderdale Council on this exciting project, which demonstrates how we are putting local people at the heart of our work.

“Our Streets for People projects, of which this is one, will help make walking, cycling and public transport the natural choice for short, everyday journeys, helping to reduce air pollution, and increase road safety and physical activity.

“We want to create welcoming, safer, quieter and attractive places where people want to spend more time.  It goes without saying that nobody is better placed than local people to tell us how we can do that.”

Calderdale Council and the Combined Authority are working in partnership to make wider improvements as part of Leeds City Region’s £317 million Transforming Cities Fund – a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment announced as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal earlier this year.

The Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund Programme aims to provide around 627,000 people in the most deprived 20% areas in the country with better access to employment and skills opportunities. Through investment in high-quality, sustainable transport infrastructure, the programme aims to enable inclusive growth, boost productivity, support clean growth and create a modern transport system.

Help to make Calderdale a greener, healthier and more attractive place to live and work



Do you want to create better places for walking and cycling and to improve access to public transport in North Halifax (Illingworth, Ovenden, Mixenden, Lee Mount and Pellon) and Park Ward.   Calderdale Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority want to hear your views and are inviting you to take part in an online survey which is open from Monday  14 September and closes on Friday 16 October.  The online survey is at:

Plus – every completed entry will have the option to be entered into a draw to win one of five £50 shopping vouchers.

Anyone who lives in, works in, or visits the Park Ward area and North Halifax areas of Illingworth, Ovenden, Mixenden, Lee Mount and Pellon can complete the survey and the more people who take part the better to improve the understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the area.

Join us for litter picking in Pellon on Friday September 25th

Are you sick of the litter in Pellon? Do you want to get out in our community and make a difference?
Join us for a socially distanced litter picking session on Friday 25 September at 10am. Everything will be provided including sanitiser gel.
Meeting place is at Mount Pellon Green – opposite Lanikers restaurant on Pellon New Road at 10am.
If you need any info, please send a message through our facebook page or contact Natalie at

Senior Community Organiser
Usual working days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mob: 07932883499
Office: 0300 555 0266

Ward Forum Grants taking applications in North and East Halifax

Calderdale Council has made a total of £ 5,000 available for each ward to be spent by 31 March 2021. We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward.

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

Priority 1 – Community Celebrations and bringing people together (not during Covid emergency)
Priority 2 – Improve the health and well-being of local people
Priority 3 – Improving the Environment in the Ward

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

You can also apply online at

Don’t be put off by the application form! If you’ve got a good idea for a project, ring us on 0300 555 0266 and we can help you.