North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 15 September – OUT NOW!!

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  • Update on new Hub for Mixenden
  • Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan
  • Metal Matters in Calderdale
  • Grow with the Flow in Todmorden
  • Opening Queensbury Community Managed Library
  • Upcoming Energy Levels Cooking Sessions

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think.

Have a great weekend!

FREE Go Cycling drop in hub at OSCA

On September 16 2017 at  10am12pm, working in partnership with Go Cycle, OSCA offer a free, fun and sociable way to get healthy and more active. Qualified cycle instructor and bike provided.

Drop in to the Ovenden Sports and Community Arena, Cousin Lane, Halifax for more information .

Cost: FREE and no booking necessary just turn up.

Eureka Superhero Weekend

Ever wondered what your super power would be? Super-strength? Invisibility? Find out at Eureka’s annual Superhero Weekend! Fly over to Halifax to meet some of your favourite superheroes plus a super villain or two on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017.

Join forces with Batman and Wonder Woman as they confront supervillains Harley Quin and Joker, who are attempting to take over the museum as part of their latest dastardly plan. Or maybe you’ve always wondered whether it would be more fun to be a bit evil for the day, after all Joker and Harley Quinn certainly know how to enjoy themselves! So whose side will YOU be on?

The weekend will include regular appearances from the Transformer Bumblebee, with loads of opportunities for your little Transformer fans to meet and pose for photos with the 10ft robot-in-disguise!

If you’ve got what it takes to be a superhero (or villain) grab your cape, strap on your utility belt and fly down to Eureka! Activities are included in the price of standard admission or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.

Update on a new Hub for Mixenden

For quite some time plans have been in place to create a vibrant central hub for Mixenden and it seems the development is now starting to move forward. The planning application was validated on Wednesday 23 August and is at a stage where it is now being processed.

You can view the planning application online here – On this site you can view detailed plans and other documents. You can also have your say and leave a comment before Friday 29 September 2017

The application is for the development of a Community Hub, with associated landscaping and parking, followed by the demolition of the existing library, and development of a community garden on the Land West of Post Office site on Mixenden Road. 

Design boards are now being displayed in Mixenden library so feel free to pop in and see how your new community areas will look. Members of the project team will be attending the next Ward Forum meeting on Tuesday 5th December where they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Services and Events at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre

Mixenden Parents Resource Centre Nursery have a few half day places left for over 2’s
Open Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm
Sessional 9am-11.30am or 1pm-3.30pm £5.00 1 healthy snack and drinks provided.
Times can be negotiable. Please phone 01422 240043 for more information and to speak with one of our fully qualified Early Years Practitioners.

Lunch Club
We run a lunch club every Wednesday from 12 pm at Flat 3 Mixenden Court for a small cost of £1.50 where you will receive a meal all from fresh ingredients includes main, pudding and cup of tea/coffee. Everyone welcome just turn up at 12 noon.

Free Advice & Support
We have on site Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm our own advice and support workers who can help you with Benefit problems, form filling, debt, housing, household goods or just a general chat to off load a problem. Don’t despair help is just a call away please ring 01422 249343 or 01422 240043 to book an appointment.

Coffee Morning
Every Tuesday morning we run a coffee morning from 10am–12 noon with free tea, coffee and cakes but this Tuesday 19 September we will be joining Holy Nativity Church at their coffee morning to help raise money for Macmillan cancer support with our cake sale baked by members of staff and children from our Nursery with a prize going to the child who sells the most slices. Church will be holding a tombola, tea & coffee. Everyone welcome just call in to the Church at the bottom of Sunny Bank Road Mixenden and help raise money for a great cause.

Ward Forum Grant Used to Install Play Train at Shibden Park

The Friends of Shibden Park have now completed the play train project which is proving to be a great success with visitors to the park both young and old, the group were successful in securing a £500 Northowram and Shelf ward forum grant, which was used for the carved seats and perimeter fencing.

After mending the footbridge the Friends of Shibden Park moved onto creating the play train next to the Mereside cafe and this was unveiled by the Mayor of Calderdale in July.

FREE Modern Day Slavery & Human Trafficking training for anyone working in Calderdale


There is no typical victim of slavery – victims can be men, women and children of all ages and cut across the population. But it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups Modern slavery has been getting increasingly more attention both from the mainstream media and the government, which culminated with passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.

Types of modern day slavery include:


Human Trafficking could be taking place in Calderdale and you could help to tackle it. Hope For Justice will be running free training sessions for people working in Calderdale, typically those who work on the frontline and with the public.