Lantern Making at Mixenden Addy

A great time was had by all on Wednesday 30 October when members who access Community Support Services at The Addy, Mixenden made lanterns to take to this year’s Lantern Parade.

All are welcome to join this year’s Lantern Parade which will be starting from the lower site of Ash Green Primary School, Mixenden on Tuesday 6 November, 4:30pm-6:00pm. There will be Halloween games and a raffle after the parade along with refreshments.

There will be prizes for the best lantern and the most spooky outfit and the witches will be telling spooky stories outside Mixenden library.

 

Halloween Lantern Parade at Ash Green Primary School

All are welcome to join this year’s Lantern Parade which will be starting from the lower site of Ash Green Primary School, Mixenden on Tuesday 6 November, 4:30pm-6:00pm. There will be Halloween games and a raffle after the parade along with refreshments.

There will be prizes for the best lantern and the most spooky outfit and the witches will be telling spooky stories outside Mixenden library.

 

Ash Green Junior Wardens tackle speeding

Ash Green Speed ChecksHeather Stout, from the Mixenden Initiative, arranged for Junior Wardens from Ash Green Community Primary School’s upper and lower sites, to go out with the speed camera to get an idea of how road users are driving in the area of our local schools.

Joined by PCSO Alice Cordingley and PC Butterfield from West Yorkshire Police, the session began with Junior Wardens from the Lower Site using the camera on Mixenden Road where the majority of the drivers were responsible and received a thumbs up as they passed, with the not so responsible drivers getting a thumbs down!

It was then onto the Upper Site where Junior Wardens carried on where wardens from the Lower Site had left off for the second half of the session. Again, most road users were responsible and kept within the speed limits whilst a small number drove in excess.

Easter Bonnet Parade a BIG Hit in Mixenden!

Tuesday 22 March saw Ash Green Community Primary School’s first Easter Bonnet Parade through Mixenden take place and with over 350 pupils, parents, family and friends getting involved it turned out to be a real big hit.

Mayor Lisa Lambert, pupils and parentsThe parade was entertaining to say the least as pupils performed an Easter Train Dance, arranged and choreographed by Jill Barker and Lucy Hughes from Mixenden Activity Centre while Reverend Robb Sutherland and drummers from Ingineer provided music to help keep a good beat.

Parade on Mixenden RoadThe parade began at Ash Green Upper Site and continued down Mixenden Road before coming to an end at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden where the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert, Head Teacher, Mungo Sheppard and Parent Governor, Marcus Reeves all judged the biggest and best Easter bonnets competition.

Ash Green Easter Bonnet Parade 2

A big thank you to pupils, parents and the community who took part and helped make the parade a success.

Refreshments donated by Morrison’s Supermarket were enjoyed and helped bring an end to a great event and thanks must also go to the following  service providers who helped organise the event:

  • Holy Nativity church
  • Friends of Ash Green
  • Mixenden Activity Centre
  • The Mixenden Initiative
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • CMBC Community Wardens
  • The Mixenden Addy
  • NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • Photography students from North Halifax Grammar School

Ash Green Easter Bonnet Parade

Ash Green Junior Wardens visit Halifax Police Station

PC Ramsden and Ash Green Junior WardensHeather Stout from the Mixenden Initiative arranged for Ash Green Junior Wardens to visit Halifax Police Station on Tuesday 1 March 2016.

Met by PC Jonny Ramsden who arranged a tour of the station the first port of call was the control room, where calls are received from members of the public in need of police help and they were shown CCTV in Halifax Town Centre to learn how the police monitor any problems.

The wardens then met 2 detectives who were at work gathering evidence from mobile phones and visited the CID, who explained how they catch criminals.

The next visit was to the POCA (Proceeds of Crime Act) office and the officers in there explained how they can seize assets and property of criminals who have been found guilty in court and told how in the past 11 months they have seized assets and cash worth almost £350,000!

The wardens also visited the office that writes up all the crime reports needed for evidence when a case goes to court before a final stop at the evidence store, where PC Ramsden explained that all the evidence and items the police have collected during their investigations are stored there.

Teacher Mrs Hicks in handcuffsAll the Junior wardens loved the visit, with the highlight being their teacher, Mrs Hicks, being put in handcuffs!

Thankfully PC Ramsden found his key and released her before the trip came to an end.

Thank you to PC Ramsden and all the officers at Halifax Police station for making the Junior Wardens feel so welcome.

Jingle Bells Christmas Craft Morning at Ash Green

Go along and Join in with some festive fun at the Jingle Bells Christmas Craft Morning.

Saturday 5 December – 10am to 12pm
Ash Green Primary School, Lower Site, Mixenden

This is a FREE activity – For information call 01422 243941

Ash Green Junior Wardens visit Illingworth Fire Station

20151125_111347Junior Wardens from Ash Green Primary School were given the opportunity to visit Illingworth Fire Station to see for themselves what the role of a fireman is like.

It wasn’t long before the wardens saw how unpredictable the job can be when the firemen were called out on an emergency almost bringing an early end to the planned fun.

Sheelagh Paryazani stepped up to the situation and gave the junior wardens a fantastic tour, explaining some of the jobs the fire fighters are called out to and even let them try on some of the fire fighters protective clothing.