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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FREE Summer Holiday Activities 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

PLUS – don’t forget the regular activities

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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

Don’t Buy Alcohol for Under 18’s this Summer!

It is illegal to buy alcohol on behalf of someone who is under 18 and being caught doing so could get you a £90 on-the-spot fine or you may even end up in court with a criminal record and an unlimited fine.

Local partners and the community are working together to tackle underage drinking in the area.

If you have any information relating to the supply of alcohol to young people or drinking on the street, please contact the police on 101.

For more information on the harm underage drinking can lead to visit www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice/underage-drinking