Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – 29 Aug 2017

Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 29 August 2017.

At Holy Nativity Church, HX2 8RX

6.30pm refreshments and signing in

Up for discussion:

  • Meet the Services Market Place
  • Stanningley Road Shops Update
  • Mixenden Flats Update
  • Police Update

Click here for the full agenda…


Do you enjoy playing whist?

‘Whist’ is a simple trick taking card game, played in pairs. The players sitting across from each other are a team and together they try to get as many tricks as possible… more…

Get involved and play at Wainstalls Sport and Social Club who are looking for new members.

Thursdays – 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturdays – 7.30pm to 10pm

Light refreshments served and a raffle both evenings

For more information call Dorothy  on 01422 244637

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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Our Communities Award 2017: Contribution to Sport and Play – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

IMG_3960.JPGWINNER: Metaldyne International ltd

Metaldyne is a local engineering firm which has helped fund the last 2 football league events in the summer holidays and have now made it an annual event. Metaldyne are happy with the fact they are helping to make a difference to the lives of local kids and will continue to support the project.

Metaldyne are global leaders in the engineering industry and have a renowned reputation for their technical capability and quality engine parts but they are also a local company and wanted to find out more about the community living outside its doors and make a difference to the lives of local kids.

Their input and advice for the football league has been fantastic and we’re pleased to announce that they are this years deserved winners of the award for contribution to Sport and Play.

To find out more about Metaldyne visit www.metaldyne.co.uk


Our Communities Award 2017: Contribution to the Older Generation – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Maurice Kidney and the Halifax & District Irish Society

Maurice Kidney is the Membership Secretary of the Halifax Irish Luncheon Club.  He provides a great service to the Luncheon Club – recording each member’s unique membership number, address, telephone number, next of kin etc. in case of an emergency whilst attending the Luncheon Club.

Maurice greets everyone as they arrive giving each person a ticket telling of the day’s entertainment, the date of the next Luncheon Club and the entertainment for that date.  The ticket has a tear off slip and after entering their membership number this is put into a draw which if drawn during the Luncheon Club receives a £10 prize.

Maurice is the hub of the Luncheon Club as he greets every member on arrival and always has a little chat with each member on arrival.

The Halifax Luncheon Society provides an excellent social event twice a month (once a month in Summer and December) for the 50s and over.

There is a two course lunch, live music entertainment (different entertainment each time), bingo, raffle and domino card and everyone can attend whether they are Irish or not with  a small cover charge of £4.  The Committee is approx 18 people who work tirelessly to provide a fabulous afternoon 12 – 3pm.

Anyone with mobility problems is looked after and the atmosphere is first class.  There are usually up to 80 people attending each Luncheon Club and the majority dance when the live singer is on. Couples attend and many widows and widowers and the camaraderie is simply first class.

For information visit halifaxirishsociety.org.uk

Our Communities Award 2017: Contribution to Work and Training – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

18767496_1728425887173558_1669759587221803297_n.jpgWINNER: Shabnam Khan

Shabnam Khan, along with her husband Qamar runs the Halifax Centre for Learning and those who know her say that her passion for education and  supporting young people reach their full potential is apparent.

The active mum who lives with her husband Qamar and three young children works to support the young people of Halifax in meeting their potential.

Founded by Shabnam and her husband, the centre was officially opened back in 2011 with the vision of providing a centre in the heart of Halifax, and almost 5 years later the centre is still going strong, offering learning opportunities to all members of the community as well as tuition, support and guidance to students of all ages whilst enabling them to fulfil and exceed their potential.

Many of the young people who have attended Halifax Centre for learning over the years have now progressed to university which is down to the hard work and determination of Shabnam and her husband.

Find the Halifax Centre for Learning on Facebook here.

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.