Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On and Night Market

Halifax will be bustling with activity on Saturday 25 November for this free event with a day of entertainment and activity across the town centre.

Pulse Radio will be broadcasting live from Halifax from 2pm with entertainment on stage from 4pm. Stilt walkers and fire breathers can be found at Woolshops Shopping Centre, face painters and balloon modellers in Halifax Borough Market and a whole host of entertainers across our town centre.

The light switch on will take place at 5:30pm at the top of Woolshops.

Starting on the same evening, the Night Market: Enchanting Window Displays will be on show from dusk until the close of the Piece Hall each night until 10 December. 

Inspired by The Night Market animation and characters created by artists Chris Mould and Matt Howarth in 2016, a series of bespoke window displays have been crafted by local schools and community groups led by artist Frank Darnley.

Explore The Piece Hall at dusk as the artworks light up and come to life.

Free. No need to book.

 

New Community Wardens

A new group of community wardens will be tackling issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling across the borough. Calderdale Council has increased the number of its wardens to provide a more visible presence. This will build on the service already provided by the Council’s eight existing neighbourhood-based community wardens. Councillor Susan Press, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “Community wardens provide a valuable contribution to communities around Calderdale and we know that residents feel reassured by their presence. “I’m delighted that we’ve recruited another 15 new wardens to contribute to the great work that our existing wardens have been providing across Calderdale.” The new recruits have been in training since the start of October, working closely with Council services and partners such as the fire service and trading standards. West Yorkshire Police has also provided a vast amount of training to help the wardens understand partnership working. Police Chief Inspector Gareth Crossley said: “Community Wardens are a fantastic asset to the communities of Calderdale and further extend and complement the partnership working already in place across the district. “Community Wardens enhance the high visibility presence we have already across Calderdale and their support in tackling civil issues will allow our teams to focus on appropriate enforcement where justified.

Read more at: http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/politics/new-wardens-to-protect-and-serve-calderdale-s-communities-1-8856481

Ward Forum Grants – Apply for up to £500 by 30th November

The latest round for Ward Forum Grants is open to applications!

If you have a new or existing project that is ongoing and require additional funds; be sure to get your application to us with grants of up to £500 available to community groups and projects in the following wards of North Halifax:

  • Northowram & Shelf
  • Park & Warley
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Ovenden

The closing date for applications is now Thursday 30 November 2017.

Click here for further information and to apply for a grant online or email Tony King at Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk if you require any help.

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.

Enjoy a fun packed summer with Project_Twelve:31

Enjoy a whole summer packed with activities to keep you occupied from Project_Twelve:31 and our partners, including Bush Craft, Climbing, Water Sports, Football, Bowling and much more.

From Monday 24 July to Saturday 2 September 2017

Activity providers include OSCA Foundation, CI Adventures, Mixenden Activity Centre, Calderdale Council Young People’s Service, St George’s Community Trust, Halifax Swimming Pool and Project_Twelve:31.

Some activities need to be pre booked so take a look through the full Summer Programme below and see what takes your fancy.

For information regarding Project_Twelve:31 call Karen Scanlon on 01422 255402, email karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk or find Project_Twelve:31 on Facebook

Here’s what’s on in full!

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Halifax Police Station Open Day 5 August 2017

Enjoy demonstrations, tours, food, rides, children’s entertainment, dance displays and much more at the 2017 Halifax Police Station Open Day.

Saturday 5 August 2017 – 10.30am to 3pm
At Halifax Police Station, Richmond Close, Halifax, HX1 5TW

Please note – There is no onsite parking for this event and members of the public are advised to use public transport.

If you would like to advertise this event in your premises, you could download the Halifax Police Station Open Day 2017 Poster

Ward Forum Grants deadline extended – Apply for upto £500

The latest round for Ward Forum Grants is open to applications and the deadline has now been extended until Monday 31 July 2017!

If you have a new or existing project that is ongoing and require additional funds; be sure to get your application to us with grants of up to £500 available to community groups and projects in the following wards of North Halifax:

  • Northowram & Shelf
  • Park & Warley
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Ovenden

The closing date for applications is Monday 31 July 2017.

Click here for further information and to apply for a grant online or email Tony King at Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk if you require any help.