Nominate your 2018 North Halifax Stars!

Celebrating the stars of our local communities in Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden since 2009…

Yes, it’s that time again for us to celebrate the individuals and groups who strengthen and improve our communities and the lives of the people who live within them at the North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards.

The North Halifax Neighbourhood awards are all about celebrating the local talent, hard work and community spirit that goes on within our neighbourhoods of North Halifax.

Is there a group or individual you feel makes a positive difference in your local area?… Then give them the recognition that they deserve… Nominate today!

Keep an eye on our blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #nhna2018 for updates.

Big 1st Birthday Bash at Mixenden Addy

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head over to Mixenden Addy for a big birthday bash with cakes, food, games, raffle, craft market and much more.

Saturday 16 July – 10am to 3pm
At the Mixenden Addy, Slippy Lane, Mixenden, HX2 8QD

For information find Mixenden Addy on Facebook.

Home-Start Calderdale Celebration & AGM

Home-Start Calderdale’s team will be on hand to chat and discuss the support they can offer to families you are working with at their Celebration and Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday 13 July – 11.30am to 1.30pm
At The Tower House Hotel, Pye Nest, Halifax HX2 7EW

Please confirm your attendance by calling 01422 242124 or email info@homestartcalderdale.org.uk

Mount Tabour and District Community Careing 37th Annual Gala

Celebrate David Attenborough in his 90th year with the Mount Tabour and District Community Caring Association at their 37th Annual Gala.

Opened by Councillor Ashley Evans at 2pm on Saturday 2 July 2016

MT&D Gala

Launch of Calderdale Wellbeing Heroes Awards

Thursday 19 May marks the launch of a search for local Wellbeing Heroes, who are to be honoured at the Calderdale Wellbeing Heroes Awards ceremony on 10 October 2016. The ceremony is to be hosted by Insight Healthcare, in celebration of World Mental Health Day.

Is there someone in your life who helped you in your time of need? Someone who encourages you to do the things that are good for you, reminds you that you are not alone, or listens to you when you need them to? Wellbeing Heroes Awards wants your nomination!

You can nominate someone who has helped you in any way, no matter how big or small. It could be a family member, friend, colleague, or a professional who has made a difference to your wellbeing. Winners will receive an award and prizes during the ceremony in October. The deadline for nominations is Friday 29 July 2016.

The Calderdale Wellbeing Heroes Awards will take place to mark World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated on 10 October each year. Nomination forms can be collected from Insight Healthcare’s Calderdale service or downloaded here. More information about the event will be released nearer the time.

Everyone goes through difficult times and sometimes our problems affect our day-to-day lives and we feel that we can’t cope. Each year, nearly a quarter of us have difficulties with common psychological problems such as anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, stress, trauma, phobias, and anger, as well as problems with regards to relationships, work, or debt. If you are in this situation, you are not alone.

Insight Healthcare provides free and confidential NHS talking therapy services across the country. These therapies can help you understand what is happening to you, help you work through your difficult feelings, and develop strategies for coping better. Calderdale’s service is available to anyone who is aged 18 or over and registered with a Calderdale GP.

WMH day A5 leaflet

Celebrate 50 years of Halifax Pool

On Sunday 17 April, visitors to Halifax Pool will be able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening.

To celebrate 50 years of swimming at the Pool, Calderdale Council is offering all users of Halifax Pool on the day, activities for 50p per person, there will also be a special anniversary offer of £50 off all upfront cash/ card memberships… read more…

The pool will be open normal Sunday hours, from 9am until 5.30pm.

For more information about sport and swimming in Calderdale, visit: http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/leisure/sport-fitness

Positive Identities Celebration Event

You have been invited to attend an annual celebration event for Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service to celebrate the work done by the service over the last 12 months.

Thursday 14 April – 1pm to 5pm
At The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YS

Lunch and refreshments provided and workshops include:

  • Learning from the Calderdale Hate Crime Project
  • Exploring layers of Identity
  • LGBTQ young people – the importance of faith and culture

Please RSVP by Thursday 24 March 2016by email to:

Or for further information call 01422 371993

Positive Identities