Jewellery Making at Ash Green Children’s Centre

Starting on Thursday 21 June, 10:00am-11:30am Ash Green Children’s Centre, Mixenden HX2 8SN will be holding Jewellery Making Workshops. Design and create your own jewellery using different materials.

A great hobby or even a small business that could be a source of income.

To book a place call 01422 266197 or online

Art Exhibition and Sale at Lee Mount Baptist Church

Local art groups will be holding an exhibition and sale at Lee Mount Baptist Church  on Friday 15 June, 6:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday 16 June, 10:00am-4:00pm.

Entry is FREE and with the exhibition also including a craft stall, art equipment and books along with the essential tea, coffee and cakes.

A chance also to find out more about the regular Wednesday Art Group.


Boccia Taster Session at North Bridge Leisure Centre

As part of Learning Disabilities Week 2018 Lead the Way has arranged a Boccia taster session with Calderdale Sports to be held at North Bridge Leisure Centre on Wednesday 20 June, 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Boccia is a target sport seen in the Paralympics which is played indoors with soft leather or rubber balls. It is a game of intriguing tactics and once you play it you will be hooked.

For further details contact Debbie Greenwood on 01422 341527 or email

Not a Box – Junk Modelling at Halifax Central Library

Suitable for ages 4 – 10 this will be an exciting session on Saturday 30 June, 10:00am-11:00am or 11:30am-12:30am at the Imaginarium, Halifax Central Library and Archives. Inspired by the fun-filled book ‘Not a box!’ by Antoinette Portis. Just let your imagination run wild!

This is a junk modelling session for all the family.

Not a box is a beautifully designed book, celebrating the power of the imagination to transform even the most ordinary of objects into something magical.

A box is just a box unless it’s not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Inspired by the memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her brother, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill of when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes reality. Her simple, spare text and illustrations show that seeing truly depends on the ability to believe in the possibilities.

Book your place at Ticketsource.

All children must be accompanied buy a parent/carer.

Ward Forum Grants Now Open to Applications for up to £500

It’s Back!

The ever popular ward forum grants scheme for 2018/19 is back, if you have an idea for a project that is going to benefit your local community and need a small grant of up to £500 then please apply. The criteria for the grant is quite varied but it must benefit the community, it is preferred that your group has a constitution and bank account, but if you haven’t you still may get funding.

If you have an idea for a project in your area and want some advice then please contact Tony King on 0300 555 0266 or email

One thing you must do is make sure you put as much information on the application form, many projects will not be funded due to poor application forms.

The deadline for the first round of grants is 31st August 2018.

The deadline for the second round of grants is 16th November 2018.

However if you would like a grant before the deadlines please submit your application and include why you need the grant before the deadline.

Good Luck!

To apply for the grant please open the link below;

RugbyForce Comes to Halifax RUFC Bid to Improve Ovenden Park Facilities

Halifax RUFC needs YOUR help on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June to take part in the RFU and NatWest RugbyForce initiative at Ovenden Park ( behind Moorside School ) from 9:00am each day.

Once again the Club has been awarded funding by the Bank for the work planned by the Club and aimed at sprucing up the facilities in time for the new season .

Players , committee members and other Club members will be attending throughout each day to help in the vital work of cleaning , carrying out repairs and renewal around the extensive estate .

The Club looks to expand further its growing “ Community profile “ by making the Club a hub for sporting and social activities and members of the public will be most welcome to see what is going on and hopefully lend a hand .

These are crucial days for the club to help us ensure the facilities are well maintained for the season ahead, so any help you can lend would be greatly appreciated.
Even if you can only spare an hour, please come along and help. The club will be open from 9:00am for volunteers to come along.

Community Shows Positive Response to Graffiti

Showing the enormously positive spirit of the local community and the Friends of West View Park,  five members of the group plus two children met to write messages of support following the defacement of the war memorial at West View Park.

Hopefully the colour and messages of positivity will do something to balance the negativity of this act. Messages included ‘So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world’, ‘the earth is one country and mankind it’s citizens’ and ‘One earth’.  

People do need a place to express themselves but open dialogue is the answer.

As the group were giving the positive message of unity and respect, many of the passers by thanked them for their efforts.