Mixy Marchers Walking Group and beginners Netball

Mixy Marchers is a walking group held by a group of ladies which was set up in Mixenden by Mandy O’Shea. If you enjoy walking, the group is always welcome to new members. The group meets for walks every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm outside Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, HX2 8RX.

The walks tend to last up to 1 hour and 30 minutes with suitable clothing and footwear advised.

If walking isn’t really for you then perhaps you might like the idea of beginners netball. Held Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm at Ash Green Primary School, Lower Site. Just £2 per session to cover the cost of a trainer (Any money left over will be reinvested into the Mixy Marchers fund for further resources and the development of other physical activities in the area).

For further information, find the Mixy Marchers on Facebook here…

THIS WEEK! Sharing Stories Event for groups in North Halifax

This event is for anyone who runs a community group or activity in North Halifax, giving an opportunity for you to share stories and connect with other groups in the area.

Thursday 9 March 2017 – 11am to 2pm
At Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, HX2 8AR

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To book or for an informal chat please RSVP by calling Amanda on 07764 329259 or email amanda.ogilvie-berry@leadthewaycalderdale.org

Sharing Stories Event for groups in North Halifax

This event is for anyone who runs a community group or activity in North Halifax, giving an opportunity for you to share stories and connect with other groups in the area.

Thursday 9 March 2017 – 11am to 2pm
At Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, HX2 8AR

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To book or for an informal chat please RSVP by Friday 3 March by calling Amanda on 07764 329259 or email amanda.ogilvie-berry@leadthewaycalderdale.org

Friends of Beechwood Park in the final 3 for ‘Bags of Help’

Joan Tillotson, treasurer of the Friends of Beechwood Park Group recently applied to the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ grants scheme for funding to help pay for essential maintenance and repair work in Beechwood Park and her application has now made it into the final three.

There are 3 grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 up for grabs and it’s now down to shoppers to decide which groups get 1st 2nd or 3rd by placing a disc into a tank for their group of choice which means the Friends of Beechwood Park group are guaranteed at least £1,000 to carry out the necessary work.

So if you’re out shopping at Tesco stores and would like to support the Friends of Beechwood Park, be sure to put your green disc in their tank.

If you would like to get involved with the Friends of Beechwood Park group please contact Ward Coordinator Tony King on 01422 255402 or by email to tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

bags-of-help-friends-of-beechwood-parkPictured: Ward Coordinator Tony King who helped develop the Friends of Beechwood Park and Group Treasurer Joan Tillotson

 

Have Your Say! Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum – 1 Mar 2017

ns-posterJoin us on Wednesday 1 March for the Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum, and tell us what matters to you where you live.

Venue: Northowram Community Sports and Activity Club, Westercroft Lane, HX3 7EN

Refreshments and signing in from 5.30pm. Meeting starts at 6pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Planning Applications Updates
  • Local Authority Care Homes
  • Police update

Click here for the full agenda…

Bags of Help Programme Offers Monthly Grants to Community Groups

The Tesco’s Bags of Help grants programme invites customers to vote for their favourite community project every month.

Until now the awards programme has been run every nine months. The new monthly format is expected to result in more than 7,000 community projects across England, Scotland and Wales receiving funding each year.

Tesco offers grants through its Bags of Help Programme which is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a government carrier bag levy.

Each month, an in-store vote will determine which projects will be funded and three local community projects will be voted on in Tesco stores each month across 200 regions throughout Great Britain. In each region, the project that receives the most votes from all stores in their region will receive a grant of up to £5,000. The second placed project receives up to £2,000 and third placed up to £1,000.

The funding is for projects which deliver improvements to the physical environment and/or encourage the use and long term stability of outdoor spaces.

A range of not-for-profit organisations can apply. This includes voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, community interest companies, friends of groups with a constitution, schools, health bodies, parish, town and community councils.

Click here for further information or to apply for a grant

Have Your Say! Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum – 5 Dec 2016

n-and-s-posterJoin us on Monday 5 December for the Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum, and tell us what matters to you where you live.

Venue: Stone Chair Variety Club, Ing Head Terrace, Shelf HX3 7LB

Refreshments and signing in from 5.30pm. Meeting starts at 6pm.

Up for discussion:

  • CMBC Recycling Team Updates
  • Police updates
  • Community groups updates

Click here for the full agenda…