St. Hilda’s Church Remembrance Events

On Sunday 18 November, 2:30pm, St. Hilda’s Church, Halifax is to have the Breakaway Brass at church as part of the Poppy-Pin Remembrance month will join with the choir in playing and singing songs and music from the war era. Tickets are £5 per person and there will be light refreshments.. To reserve please call 01422 363623 or pop into the church.

On Wednesday 28 November, 1:15pm to finish the month the children from Parkinson Lane School will be singing and dancing at the church. Again refreshments will be available. The event is free but with a retiring collection.

It would be great for lots of people to support the children as they’ve also decorated the church.


Staying Well at St. Columba’s and New Website

Look over your shoulder (comp 9)Find out more about what’s happening at the newly refurbished St Columba’s Church Hall by visiting the new website at

Join in and have a Brew & A Chat on Monday 12 November, 10:30am-12:30pm organised in conjunction with Calderdale Staying Well.

Have a brew and a cake then try a Kurling taster session .. join in with a craft group, check the library of books .. plenty to do .. and lots of great company. £2 entrance fee – unlimited tea/coffee.

Following that there is an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Awareness Session on Wednesday 14 November, 6:30pm. This session in the hall will last about 1.5 hours and will introduce people to how to use the new AED recently installed in the Church Hall.

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

The Angels Corner Cafe will be open Sunday 18 November, 12:00pm-3:00pm. (The cafe will also be open at the same times on Sunday 9 November).

St Columba’s Church Hall have received funding from the Warley Staying Well Steering Group and Community Foundation for Calderdale, as well as from Calderdale Council’s Ward Forum Grants. 

Remembrance Centenary at Lister Lane Cemetery

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On Wednesday 7 November, 12:30pm-2:30pm and also on Sunday 11 November, 10:30am-3:00pm, the gates of Lister Lane Cemetery will be draped with dozens of poppies, handmade by local people. The formal unveiling by the Mayor of Calderdale will be on Wednesday 7 November, 1:30pm.

In honour of the Centenary of the of the Armistice of the Great War that ended 100 years ago, the memorials of men who died will also be marked with poppy crosses.

Vacancy – One Bedroom Flat at Charlton Court

A one bedroom flat is available to let in a beautifully appointed Retirement Living complex at Charlton Court in Pellon, Halifax. This is a large, self contained one bedroom flat with kitchen, living room, bedroom, small utility room and bathroom with walk-in shower.

Available to let now – call 01422 344305 or 07807 632339. 

Ward Forum Grants – Still Time to Apply!

Ward forum grants are now available in the North East Halifax   area which covers the wards of Illingworth & Mixenden,    Northowram and Shelf, Ovenden and Warley.

The grants must be spent on activities and projects that benefit the    community for example local sports groups, environmental projects or Christmas celebration events?

Up to £500 can be applied for and groups should have a constitution and bank account, however groups can apply without a constitution or bank account but you must show how your project benefits the community and if successful invoices will be paid direct by the North East Halifax neighbourhood team.

Decisions on who gets a grant is made by a Ward Forum grants panel made up of neutral community representatives.

If you have an idea for a project in your area and want some advice then please contact Tony King on 0300 555 0266 or email

One thing you must do is make sure you put as much information on the application form, many projects will not be funded due to poor application forms. Please do not hesitate to call Tony King or Daniel Marham for advice on completing the application on 0300 555 0266.

The deadline for has been extended to 30th November 2018.

However if you would like a grant before the deadlines please submit your application and include why you need the grant before the deadline.

Good Luck!

To apply for the grant please open the link below;

Halloween Event at Creations Children’s Centre

Everyone is invited to a FREE family Halloween event at Creations Community Children’s Centre, Albert Road, Pellon on Tuesday 30 October, 11:00am-12:30pm. Come in fancy dress and have some Halloween fun with all the family with the Play Bus coming, face painting and food and drink provided.

Pellon High Five Autumn Newsletter and Timetable of Activities

Pellon High Five has published the Autumn 2018 newsletter, which can be downloaded  here.

The Christmas party this year has been arranged for Friday 7 December, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Class closing times are yet to be decided but some tutors are going on holiday after the party.

Below is shown the timetable of activities as at October 2018.


Using our Chi ballsRun by Pellon High Five 50+ Community Group, every shape and size is right for these classes, it doesn’t matter how much, or how little, you can do. High Five caters for different levels of fitness and laugh with each other sometimes at our inability to master some moves! Most people will admit to being nervous about going to a “Keep Fit” class, so if you’re worried about coming to your first class on your own, call to arrange for someone to meet you as you arrive. All our new members say what a friendly bunch of folk they are and how welcome they were made. So what are you waiting for? Your first class is free & subsequent classes £3.

Exercise does so many brilliant things for your body & brain. If doctors could put it in pill form & bottle it we would all be rushing to get a prescription. How about a new year’s resolution to spend less time on the settee & more moving.

High Five Pilates
Pilates can be gentle for those who have injuries but strenuous for those who need a challenge. Our clinical Pilates classes cost £3 for an hour session. Again your first class is free. You will strengthen the muscles that support your body. These muscles could also help to reduce wear & tear on joints & keep them functioning. Good posture is important in helping to reduce back pain.

The classes do not run every week so please email before going.

More information can be found by calling 07960 736938 or for pilates, gentle exercise and Scottish dancing from the tutor Sue Watson on 07964 713927 or email or visit the website at www.pellonhighfivehub.wordpress.