Friends of Roils Head AGM – Saturday 2 March 2019

Do you have any issues or concerns about Roils Head Moor?

Do you have an idea on how to improve the moor?

Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of the moor?

Would you like to be part of the ‘Friends of Roils Head Moor’ group?

Would you be interested in taking on a committee role for the group?

Feel free to join the next meeting of the Friends of Roils Head for their AGM on Saturday 2 March, 10:00am at Grace Baptist Church, Roils Head Road, Halifax HX2 0LH.

The aims of the The Friends of Roils Head group are to:

  • Protect, conserve and enhance Roils Head Moor (previously known as Highroad Well Moor) as a place of recreation, education and enjoyment for the long-term benefit of all sections of the local community and schools.
  • Gather input from local people and representative groups so that the moor may best serve the local community.

For more information contact Tony King, Ward Coordinator North East Halifax Neighbourhood team on 0300 555 0266 or email



Coffee Afternoon on Wednesdays at St. Hilda’s Place of Welcome

The free Coffee Afternoon at St. Hilda’s Church, Gibraltar Road HX1 4HE is every Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm.

All are very welcome to come along and have Tea, Coffee and Biscuits (and occasionally cakes!) and join in the chat and company.

You can ask for more information on the St. Hilda’s website contact page.

Have Your Say! Warley Ward Forum – Wednesday 6 March 2019

Just a reminder of Warley Ward Forum on Wednesday 6 March, 6:30pm at Pellon Baptist Church, Spring Hall Lane, Halifax HX1 4UA.

This is your chance to have a say in what matters to you in the Warley Ward and surrounding areas.

6:30pm refreshments and signing in. 7:00pm meeting begins.

With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Up for discussion:

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

The minutes of the last meeting held on Wednesday 5 December 2018 can be downloaded here.

Angels Corner Dementia Friendly Cafe at St. Columba’s Church

The next Angels Corner Cafe (Dementia Friendly) will be on Sunday 17 February, 12:00pm – 2:30pm at St. Columba’s Church Hall, Highroad Well Lane, HX2 OQF. It will then open on the third Sunday of every month.

Refreshments will be available also: £2.00.

This Cafe caters for vulnerable, isolated people and people with dementia with their carers, friends and/or families and anybody else wishing to attend. People are invited to attend by simply ‘popping in’ to relax, enjoy, have fun with different activities, listen to Music, ‘sing a long’ or chat and make new friends in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Activities include some or all of the following:
Arts, Crafts, Games, Quizzes, Word searches, Bingo. Through the various activities and informal and social environment in which new skills may be learnt, will also be catered for. The Cafe also provides a safe, comfortable and supportive environment.

For further information please contact: Pauline on 07939 100495 or via email:

Staying Well – ‘Bring Your Neighbour’ Event at Halifax Academy

The Staying Well Team held another successful event at Halifax Academy Primary School.

The ‘Bring Your Neighbour‘ event was attended by over 80 local residents, there were demonstrations by Tai Chi Tigers, Line Dancing  and the ‘ Ryburn Ringers’ and Fuel Poverty also attended to talk about the benefits of affordable warmth.

Amongst the other agencies who attended were Victim Support, Better Living Team, Macmillan and Citizens Advice, who were also on hand to offer advice and information regarding their services.

The highlight of the day finished with the very popular singer Julianna, 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. 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 Hayley Conlon 01422 393956 or email

Pellon High Five Line Dancing with Cindy’s Silver Stompers

Pellon High Five invites you to join Cindy’s Silver Stompers Line Dancing at
Highgate Methodist Church, Stretchgate Lane, Pellon HX2 0EU every Monday, 1:30 -2:30.

Usually it is £3 per class but the first class is free.
We would ask new members to come at 1:15pm to register.

More information can be found by calling 07960 736938, email or visit the website at www.pellonhighfivehub.wordpress.

Pellon High Five Winter Newsletter and Timetable of Activities

Pellon High Five has published the Winter 2019 newsletter, which can be downloaded  here.

Thanks to Jenny Garner for preparing the Christmas Quiz. This year’s Christmas party was voted a resounding success and the food was delicious.

2019 Membership renewal is due now. Happily once again, no membership fee but please make sure you complete the form (available from your tutor) with your up-to-date details. Pass them to the committee and they will be passed onto Angela, the Membership Secretary. Please put on which class/es you attend otherwise there is difficulty uniting you with your membership cards.

In March High Five will be 8 years old! The AGM has been arranged for Friday 29 March, 2:00pm at Highgate. It’s later this year so that the Treasurer can present a more accurate full year’s accounts for the financial year-end in February. A plea here once again for new Committee members. High Five can only keep going if  there is an active Committee. If you can’t join, maybe you know someone else who would?

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.