New Community Warden for North and East Halifax

We welcome the appointment of Lee Ackroyd our new Community Warden for North and East Halifax covering the wards of Illingworth & Mixenden, Northowram & Shelf, Ovenden, and Warley (including Pellon).

You may see Lee walking about in your area where his role is to tackle issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling.

Community Wardens work closely with Council services and partners such as the fire service, West Yorkshire police and trading standards.

If you have any issues of concern, you can speak with Lee or go to the open Ward Forum meetings that we advertise here and on the Friday Flyers (if you are not already subscribing to this email us on

Alternatively you can contact us directly on the same email address or by calling 01422 255402.

High Five Gentle Exercise at Highgate Methodist Church

Gentle Exercise: Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00 at Highgate Methodist Church, Stretchgate Lane, Pellon, Halifax.

Pilates: Thursdays 1:30pm at Highgate Methodist Church, Stretchgate Lane, Pellon, Halifax.

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. We cater 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 us to arrange for someone to meet you as you arrive. All our new members say what a friendly bunch of folk we 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 from the tutor Sue Watson on 07964 713926 or email or visit the website at www.pellonhighfivehub.wordpress.

Christingle at Christ Church, Pellon

Christ Church, Pellon are holding TWO Christingle services on Christmas Eve,  Sunday December 24 firstly at 4:30pm then again at 6:30pm. 

You now have two chances to enter into the spirit of Christmas as they present the Christmas story in a relevant way for all the family. Go along to get your Christingles and join in this great family tradition.

For any further information call 01422 365027 or email

Friends Groups plant trees and Council Wardens clean up Pellon

In December members of the Friends of Roils Head group and the Friends of Beechwood Park Groups visited Roils Head Moor and Beechwood Park where they carried out a tree planting project led by Calderdale Councils Countryside Officer, Chris Sutcliffe.

Elsewhere, Calderdale Council Community Wardens carried out a Pellon estate clean up on Wednesday 6 December which saw various items of bulky waste cleared from a number of properties.

Check out some of the photos of all the hard work below!

Roils Head Moor

Beechwood Park

Pellon Estate Clean Up

Have Your Say! Warley Ward Forum – 5 December 2017

Warley Ward forum poster DecWarley Ward Forum on Tuesday 5 December 2017

At St Columbas Church Community Hall (to the rear of the Church), Sandbeds Road, Pellon, HX2 0QF

6.30pm refreshments and signing in. 7pm meeting starts.

Up for discussion:

  • Police Update
  • Community Updates
  • Staying Well in Warley
  • Ward Forum Grants

Click here for the full agenda…

Minutes of meeting 6 September 2017…


‘Brought to your Knees’ in the Warley Ward – Staying Healthy and Well

The Staying Well Team held another successful event at Pellon Social Club on Monday 9 October. Attended by over 60 local residents,  there were  talks by Sue Watson from High Five on keeping fit and well, Men’s United and The Phoenix Shed also attended to talk about the benefits of their groups, and how they can make a difference to  help men who feel lonely and isolated.  Other agencies who attended were Victim Support, Better Living Team, Better Lives and Calderdale DART, who were also on hand to offer advice and information regarding their services.  The highlight of the day finished with the very popular singer Sally Glennon, who managed to entice the attendees to show off their dancing skills!

The Staying Well project works one to one, with people who are isolated or lonely to link them to social activities in their area. These local events have been successful in reaching even more lonely and isolated people, and following the success of ‘Head over Heels’, ‘Look over your Shoulder’ and ‘Brought to your Knees’ events, Staying Well is now moving throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and also planning another community ‘Dip your Toe in the Water’ event in the New Year, with the theme of staying positive and motivated.

Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area.

If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email

Warley Community Association: Celebrations Around the Christmas Tree

On Saturday 25 November from 3pm outside the Maypole Inn in Warley,  you can join Father Christmas, the Mayor of Calderdale, and Warley Church Singers for the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights.

There will be a raffle, Christmas punch, cake and mince pies. Father Christmas will give the children a star with their name on to hang on the tree, as well as a glow stick.

After the switch on there will be carols around the tree for all to enjoy.