Hocus Pocus at Eureka! Ages 0 to 11

Starting Saturday 19th October 2019 – Doors open from 9.30am

Hocus Pocus at Eureka!

Bubble, bubble, there’s toil and trouble at Eureka! this October half term, as a coven of witches and a convocation of wizards have flown in to use the children’s museum for their official Halloween recruitment drive.

The Eureka! Witches and Wizards will be putting apprentice magicians aged 0-11 years through a series of tasks and tests before they pledge allegiance, while mystical characters from Black Knight Historical will be conjuring up some truly magical classes in the Eureka! Theatre.

Spooky fancy dress encouraged! The museum will be opening its doors early at 9.30am on weekdays throughout half-term for eager visitors wanting to get their magic on before lunchtime.

For further information call  01422 330069 or visit www.eureka.org.uk

Moorside Junior Wardens meet the SCG Partnership

Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Monday 7 October 2019.

A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team,  Anti-social Behavior Officer and Active Calderdale who spoke to the Junior Wardens  to give them an insight of their day to day job roles and discussed how the Junior Wardens can work in partnership with them and be involved in small scale activities throughout the year to help make a difference to their local community.

Karen Scanlon said

“The Junior warden scheme is a team of children and young people who are dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in helping to improve their community’s overall quality of life.”

“As a team we will work to identify environmental and safety problems within our area and report them. Encourage friends, family and our community to look after the environment and the safety of others and be proud of where we live and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live.”

The Junior Warden scheme has been set up again at Moorside Community Primary School to look at tackling issues within the Ovenden community so be sure to keep an eye out for any future work being done.

Let us Promote Your 2019 Halloween and Bonfire Events

Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year? Let us know and we will advertise it for you.

Last year we received over 15,000 blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.

If you are holding a Halloween or Bonfire event this year and would like us to advertise for you, please email us here to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Please note – The email subject line is pre-written to ensure that your event goes to the correct mailbox!


PASSPORT to ACTIVE at Beechwood Big Picnic

passportPick up your BEECHWOOD PASSPORT to win a Family Activity at Mixenden Activity Centre.

Collect stickers at each activity to be entered in our prize draw.

Winner can choose either archery or indoor climbing  for a family session – valid for 12 months.

Don’t forget to hand in your completed passport the NHP Info Tent or Beechwood Steward at the end of your visit!

Passports will be available from the NHP Info Tent at the Beechwood Big Picnic on Saturday 7 September, 12pm – 4pm. Bechwood Park, Holmfield.





Threeways Gymnastics Talent at Beechwood Big Picnic

Gymnastics 3WaysJoin us in the main arena at Beechwood Big Picnic this Saturday 7 September for a smorgesboard of talented local performers including Threeways Gymnasts.

Threeways Gymnastics was founded in 2013, our motto being Gymnastics For All.

They provide affordable, easy to access sport in the heart of Ovenden.

Fun, respect, discipline and sportsmanship are the foundations upon which we have built our club and can’t wait to see it build and grow into the future!

For more information about the Gymnastics classes at Threeways contact hailey@3ways.org.uk or call 01422 728050. Our classes are very popular and whilst we do their very best to accommodate new members you need to act quickly to get a place for your child!

Ovenden West Riding Juniors looking for players

Ovenden West Riding Juniors AFC based at Four Fields Cousin Lane are on the lookout for new players for their under 7’s team for the coming season.

Boys / girls aged 6 years old are eligible to join irrespective of ability.

The under 13’s team, also based at Four Fields are on the lookout for players and you must be under 13 before the 31st August.

For further information contact Steve on 07727 860731.