Future of Mixenden Activity Centre – public meeting

As one of the local Councillors for Illingworth and Mixenden ward, Daniel Sutherland has been contacted by a number of residents with questions about the Mixenden Activity Centre following reports of the Council reviewing provision there. I know many people have also spoken to fellow Councillors Lisa Lambert and Steph Clarke as well as contacting the Council directly.

Mixenden Activity Centre is a key facility in the village and Councillors know there is a real determination to find a way to keep it in use and supporting our community. It’s vital that residents have a voice in the future of the site and to have a forum to hear from the Council directly.

Daniel Sutherland has arranged a meeting and secured attendance from senior people in the Council working on this project. please attend and share with others who may be interested. The meeting will be held on 23rd February at 6pm, meeting details below.

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Meeting ID: 873 1224 7020
Passcode: 301656


There is a currently ongoing petition to save the MAC.
Please sign the petition


Campaigners Petition to Save Mixenden Activity Centre, the Local Community Hub

Petitioners Seek to Gain 2000 Signatures, in Response to Council Leaders Vote to Close Centre due to Funding Restraints.


The local Calderdale community has created a petition to save Mixenden Activity Centre (MAC), a place that provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for adults and young people alike.

With no other comparable facility within West Yorkshire, MAC is unique to Calderdale.

The Centre is run by highly qualified Instructors, that not only deliver adventurous activities but also excel in providing support to adults and young people that are  vulnerable, disabled or have  learning difficulties. These Instructors are at risk of not only losing their jobs but also the people that they care for.

MAC has an excellent reputation with its partner agencies and stakeholders.

Steve Regan, Petition Organiser, commented: “I find it bewildering that in a week when the Government was expressing its concerns for the long term physical and mental health, of the country’s young people, that Calderdale Council was in the process of closing MAC.

A double irony, also, as Chief Executive Officer of Calderdale Council, Robin Tuddenham, attended a video conference for Sport England and endorsed their proposed five strand strategy for the next ten years. The strategy being; Recover and reinvent, Connecting communities, Positive experiences for children and young people, Connecting with health and wellbeing and Active environments which, in most parts, is what MAC does or can deliver”.

Mr Regan continued: “I’ve started this Petition because I have seen firsthand, over many years, the excellent work that MAC does. I want to see future generations having the same opportunities and experiences. MAC has also turned around the life chances of many young people, where other institutions have struggled. In a report to the Directors of Public Services, financial losses at MAC were cited. I would like to see those figures and the evaluation process scrutinised. To get that scrutiny, we are aiming for 500 signatures but our goal is 2000 as that number will trigger a debate by the full Council. We are asking anyone who lives or works in Calderdale Council area, including under 18’s to sign”. Please go to: https://www.change.org/SaveOurMAC


Halloween Half Term Activity just for Boys with Project 12!

Project_Twelve :31 #herecometheboys 👉

Project_Twelve:31 are offering a Halloween Themed Half Term activity JUST for Boys aged 12 years and above.

Including Wood Adventure, Wall Climbing & Bike Decoration 🚴‍♂️🤸‍♂️❄️

On Thursday 1 November 2018, 5pm – 7pm 😁👌 At Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane Mixenden

This activity is FREE but there are limited places and booking is essential.

For more information or to book contact Karen on 0300 555 0266 or email team@halifaxnorthandeast.com 🤔

#boyscangetinvolved #halloween #mac #projecttwelve

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FLY! Kite Festival at Hunter Hill, Mixenden

What we have been building up to – and building kites for. The FLY! Kite Festival is on Saturday 29 September, 11:00am-5:00pm at Hunter Hill, Mixenden HX2 7TZ.

Kites, workshops, stalls, fun!

Art, music, dance and great local food.

Bring your own kites or make one on the day. Includes a customised parachute drop – bring your own teddy!

Check the latest on the FLY! Kite Festival Facebook page.


Next Kite Festival Workshop at Mixenden Activity Centre

Make an LED kite as part of the FLY! Kite Festival on Tuesday 11 September, 4:30 – 7:00pm at Mixenden Activity Centre.

KITE  NIGHT is Tuesday 25 September, 6:45-8:30pm at Mixenden Activity Centre. Fly your LED kite in the dark! Affordable food on sale.

Then we come to,  FLY! Kite Festival Saturday 29 September, 11:00am-5:00pm Hunter Hill, Mixenden.

Kites, workshops, stalls, fun!




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Kite Festival at Ash Green and Mixenden Activity Centre

There are FREE family workshops to make kites and flags as part of FLY! Thursday 23 August, 11:00am–2:00pm at the Portacabin, Ash Green upper site.

Free picnic lunch provided

Also, make an LED kite on Tuesday 11 September, 4:30 – 7:00pm at Mixenden Activity Centre.

KITE NIGHT is Tuesday 25 September, 6:45-8:30pm at Mixenden Activity Centre .

Fly your LED kite in the dark! Affordable food on sale.

Then we come to,  FLY! Kite Festival Saturday 29 September, 11:00am-5:00pm Hunter Hill, Mixenden.

Kites, workshops, stalls, fun!


Mixenden Fun Day at Mixenden Activity Centre

SD Events have organised a Mixenden Fun Day at Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane HX2 8SH on Saturday 18 August, 11:00am-4:00pm.

This FREE event will be fun for the whole family with the day filled with events, performances and activities for all ages.

With a bouncy castle and other inflatables and stalls of all varieties including hair bows and clothes, Avon, sweets and cakes as well as games and food and drink.

You would be mad to MISS IT !!!!

Find out more on Facebook.