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.

Want to Sing? – Then get Singspired!

Singspiration Choir are a friendly, fun choir who enjoy singing and the benefits singing can have. They believe singing promotes a sense of well being, builds confidence and is good for both our physical and mental health.

They meet on Mondays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (with a little break for a cuppa and a chit chat).

The first session after Easter will be Monday 9 April, 6:00pm and will meet at Halifax Golf Club, Union Lane, Ogden, HX2 8XR.

There are no auditions, no music to read, and they sing a variety of music styles. They try not to use musical terms and refer to each section as tops, middles and bottoms. Choir members are free to decide which part they want to sing in.

Anyone over 16 yrs welcome.

The first session is a Taster Evening free of charge. Then £6.00 a session paid monthly in advance.

For more information please call either Linda 07739397892, or Pat on 01422 244854 or 07940293578 or look them up on Facebook.

The choir are very friendly and always look forward to meeting new people interested in singing in the choir and having fun.

 

2018 Easter Bonnet Parade at Ash Green School

Everybody welcome to get involved with the 2018 Easter Bonnet Parade in Mixenden. Starting at Ash Green School.

Monday 26 March 2018 – 4pm to 5.15pm
At Ash Green School, Clough Lane, Mixenden, HX2 8SN

Includes raffle and prizes for best bonnets and the event will finish at The Holy Nativity Church where refreshments can be purchased

 

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.

Piece Hall Grand Re-opening on Yorkshire Day, Tuesday 1 August

Join the grand re-opening day from 10am on Yorkshire Day, Tuesday 1 August when a lucky competition winner will ring The Piece Hall bell, echoing the very first day of trading back in 1779.

  • Enjoy the festivities as you explore this spectacular building.
  • Browse the new shops and pop-up traders, sample some tasty food and drink, check out the galleries and take in a heritage tour to discover The Piece Hall’s fascinating past.
  • Get involved with the FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES including giant weaving and art at the cart.
  • Catch a performance from a local musician or artist happening throughout the day and into the evening.

Throughout the day, in addition to the permanent new heritage spaces, The Piece Hall Story, The Map Room and The Traders’ Room, you can enjoy:-

  • Actors portraying some of the characters from The Piece Hall’s history.
  • Children’s activities, including trails, crafts, giant weaving, a heritage challenge, dressing up.
  • Victorian-style photographic display by Emma Mitchell who will be on hand to talk about her work.
  • An exhibition from local artist, Jake Attree, The Piece Hall’s artist-in-residence who has documented the transformation project.
  • Performances from local musicians and artists.
  • Pop up street food stalls.

Sports Box ends but FREE Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Sports Box has now ended on Saturday afternoons but Orange Box have thanked Sports England for the Sportivate funding for the sessions over the past 18 months.

But just a reminder of the FREE activities that are happening at Orange Box.

Wednesday 26 July – Friday 1 September (weekdays, excluding 28 August)
2pm – 4pm
Upcycle furniture and clothes, sing karaoke, enjoy yoga and drama, go zorbing, climb the bouldering tunnel, play table tennis, cook healthy meals, skate in the rooftop skate park and celebrate with an end of summer party. Keep your eye on the Orangebox Website or social media for a detailed timetable coming soon.
For ages 11-19 years
FREE. No need to book, just turn up.

(you will need to register when you arrive, if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and take it with you when you go).

For more information call 01422 433200 or email hello@orangeboxhalifax.org

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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