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.

FREE Easter activities at Mixenden Outdoor Activity Centre for ages 6 to 14

FREE Easter holiday activities for ages 6 to 14will once again take place at Mixenden Activity Centre on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 11 April
  • Thursday 13 April
  • Tuesday 18 April
  • Thursday 20 April

Meet Heather Stout at the Activity Centre at 2pm – 3.30pm for a FREE session.

Please note places are limited and booking is essential. All young people taking part must have a consent form completed by their parent or guardian. Please telephone the Centre on 01422 245006 for details.

Ash Green pupils meet West Yorkshire Fire Service

Heather Stout from the Mixenden Initiative and pupils from Ash Green Community Primary School, received a visit in school from Blue Watch, from Illingworth Fire Station on Friday 3rd March.

Fire fighters, Barney, Adam, Andy and Fraser, came to meet the lads for the first time, after the boys decided they wanted Blue Watch to be their chosen watch.

It just so happened it was World Book Day in school on the day of their visit, so the boys took Blue Watch by surprise when they were met by Where’s Wally, Batman, The Joker, Al Capone, Iron Man, a footballer, a Ninja Turtle, a pirate and a knight in shining armour!

After asking lots of questions of the fire fighters, Blue Watch invited the boys to visit Illingworth Fire Station on Friday 10th March to have a look around.

The boys were shown around the upstairs of the fire station, where the firemen train and relax whilst waiting to go on a ‘shout’. Watch Commander Andy explained that even if they are asleep, they only have a couple of minutes from getting the call to getting in the fire engine, with all their equipment on, and leaving to attend the call out.

When the group went back downstairs, the boys were shown the room where the fireman’s pole is and where they keep their protective clothing and boots that they wear when attending a fire.

Mrs Bowers and Mr Munday from Ash Green decided to hold a competition to see who could get the firefighters protective clothing on first. They were both very quick but Mr Munday just pipped Mrs Bowers and was the winner!

The group then went outside to the car park where the boys were shown the crashed cars that the fire fighters use to practise having to cut people out of cars. They also showed them some of the equipment they carry on the fire engine. The firemen then got the hoses out and let the boys have a go with them.

The boys really enjoyed the afternoon and ended their visit by thanking Blue Watch for a fantastic tour of Illingworth fire station.

Still time to nominate your stars for the 2017 North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards

It’s that time of year again… cheer up the dark nights of freezing gloom with warm thoughts about the people who light up our communities. Could this year be the best awards night yet?

Find out more at https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/north-halifax-neighbourhood-awards/

Paper nomination forms are available from Mixenden Library or Ovenden Initiative / Pennine Housing Furness Office, email: team@halifaxnorthandeast.com or phone: 01422 255402

You can also make your nomination online now!

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The deadline for nominations is Friday 31 March 2017

It’s an ‘Outstanding’ for Ash Green from Ofsted!

Ash Green Nursery recently had their Ofsted inspection and were awarded Outstanding in all areas for both sites.

The nursery celebrated maintaining this amazing outcome with children and their families at a Mad Hatters Tea Party. A great time was had by all.

The report reflects the amazing relationships that the nursery staff have with the children and their families, Ash Green Community Primary School, health and educational professionals.

You can read the report online here

Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – 7 Mar 2017

mixenden-poster-march-2017Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 7 March 2017.

At Holy Nativity Church, HX2 8RX

6.30pm refreshments and signing in

Up for discussion:

  • Meet the Services Market Place
  • Stanningley Road Shop Update
  • Traffic Problems
  • Police Update

Click here for the full agenda…

Affordable Childcare at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre

Mixenden Parents Resource Centre Nursery is now open offering affordable childcare with places available from birth to 5 years.

Open Monday to Thursday – 9am to 4pm

Full days 9am to 4pm just £10 – Provide your child’s own lunch, we will provide 2 healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day.

Sessional 9am to 11.30am or 1pm to 3.30pm just £5 – 1 healthy snack and drinks provided.

Times can be negotiable.

Please phone 01422 240043 for more information and to speak with one of our fully qualified Early Years Practitioners.