Neighbourhood Watch Crime Prevention Free Webinar Series

The Neighbourhood watch team are delighted to invite you to attend our free crime prevention webinars running during February.

More about each webinar

Each webinar will be delivered by Neighbourhood Watch with an expert speaker on each of the topics of knife crime, burglary prevention and scams.

Places are free but limited so book your place soon to avoid disappointment.


Preventing Burglary with WIDENDates and times: 14th Feb 1pm – 2pm and 22nd Feb 6pm – 7pm – please attend one session only Speaker: Inspector Matt Coe, Sergeant Matt Coe, Crime Prevention, London Safety Centre

Understanding the Psychology of Scams
Dates: 15th Feb, 3.30-4.30pm and 28th Feb, 5.30-6.30pm – please attend one session onlySpeaker: Paul Maskall from the Fraud & Cyber Crime Prevention Manager, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)

The Making of Calderdale Wednesday talks at the Industrial Museum

Calderdale Industrial Museum has talks planned around the topic “The Making of Calderdale”.

Find out about what occurred in our region with regards to workforce, historic connections with the rest of England, industrial changes, resources, that helped build where we live.

Wednesday 15th February :
Wainstalls Waifs: their journey from workhouse to independence’  by Kim Pearson.~
An update on the girls from Liverpool who came to work at Calvert’s Mill in Wainstalls.

Wednesday 15th March : ‘Water, Coal, Wood and Iron: the recipe for a new economy in 1750’ by Dr Stephen Caunce.
Follow up talk on the early years of the Industrial Revolution in our area.

Future talks announced on 3D Printing (4th April) with demonstration during the talk and Edward Crossley’s Telescopes (10th May). More information on these will follow nearer the time.

The talks are by members of CIMA and experts in their subject.

All talks are open to members of the public as well as members of the museum, and start at 7.30pm.  Non members are charged £4 on the door, so please bring your membership cards. Tea & coffee will be available from 7pm for a donation.

Calderdale Industrial Museum : Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG (Opposite Halifax Central Library, next to the Piece Hall entrance)

Magpies set to open on a Saturday!

We have some great news….Magpies will be opening on Saturdays!

Starting from Saturday 4th of March, the Magpies will be open between 10am and 2pm and everyone is welcome!

Join us for 4 hours of Magpies fun including sports, cooking, arts and crafts and more….

The day costs £40 which includes activities, a meal and full staff support.

Every Saturday from 10am until 2pm, starting from Saturday 4th March.

Our outreach events are a great way to make new friends and try new activities.

You don’t have to be a Magpies member to join us, these events are open to everyone.

Get in touch now to book on!

Find us : Magpies, Unit 15, Calderdale Business Park, Club Lane, Ovenden
Halifax, HX2 8DB

Acoustic Dogz back at the OSCA March 4th

The next LIVE BAND event of 2023 will be held on Saturday March 4th when local favourites ” ACOUSTIC DOGZ” will be back by popular demand!

An event not to be missed, with local favourite Acoustic Dogz covering music from 60’s to present day.

Saturday 4th March at 8pm in OSCA’S BAR.

Entry is free for the event.

The bar will be serving drinks at social club prices.

Families with children welcome

OSCA Foundation, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD
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Electric Scooters and the Law in the UK

There are certain legal requirements around the use of e-Scooters that you need to be aware of.

The UK Government is currently taking part in ‘Future Transport Zone’ trials for
e-scooter hire with a view to making them legal to use on the roads.

Enquire with your local authority for a trial closest to you.

Read the legal requirements (PDF)

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 27 January 2023 – OUT NOW!

Click here to view the latest North and East Friday Flyer

This week:

  • Ash Green Sure Start Children’s Centre in the Halifax Courier!
  • OSCA Foundation next Tabletop / Car boot sale Sunday Feb 5th
  • Calderdale Resident Perception Survey Vision 2024 – by Jan 31st
  • Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

Have a great weekend!

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Illingworth Messenger February 2023

The Illingworth Messenger, one of the best informative newsletters of the region, is back with the New Year, covering February news and events across the church circuit. Find church service schedules, activities and local businesses, sudoku and the ever amusing smile lines!

View Latest Illingworth Messenger here

Previous issues of the Illingworth Messenger and homepage

The Illingworth Messenger is full of useful information about activities, businesses, news and initiatives around Illingworth and Ovenden.

The messenger lists the church service schedules for Holy Nativity, St Malachy’s and Illingworth Moor Methodist Church and scout meeting times.

Don’t forget the entertainment and puzzles section.

Please note the links to the messengers are external to Halifax North and East. These links are valid at the time of posting but we cannot guarantee their validity.