Grants of up to £10,000 from the Ovenden Wind Farm Fund November 18

The Community Foundation for Calderdale have launched the Ovenden Wind Farm Fund and are inviting Not-for-profit organisations to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for general charitable purposes to groups operating or delivering within a 7.5km radius of the Wind Farm (HX2 7UA). The Ovenden Moor Wind Farm Fund is being managed by CFFC on behalf of Yorkshire Wind Power Ltd (YWPL).

For more details about the eligibility criteria and to apply by 18th November 202”, please visit

Next Tabletop Sale at the OSCA November 20th – Book a table now!

Following the success of the last sale, OSCA Foundation will be holding another one on Sunday 20th November.


Tabletop Sale
OSCA Foundation – Forest Cottage – Enderby Hall
Sunday 20th November
Sellers from 8:30am
Public from 9:00am until the sellers are gone!

Sellers: £5 per table – Set up from 8.30am (we are usually on site a bit earlier)

 Buyers: Doors open 9am – Free entry to those buying only

 Refreshments available : Tea- Coffee – Chocolates- Crisps (Sorry we do not provide cooked food)

End – When the sellers have left!!!!

There are plans for further tabletop sales during December 2022 – January 2023 on the following days

  • Sunday 4th December 2022
  • Sunday 18th December 2022
  • Sunday 8th January 2023
  • Sunday 22nd January 2023


Other activities at the OSCA Foundation

OSCA foundation
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
Ovenden, HX2 8AD


Phoenix Bowmen invite you to have a go at Archery!

Ever wanted to try archery? The opportunity may be just a… stone’s throw away!

Halifax’s own Phoenix Bowmen, based at Halifax Rugby Club are holding an archery taster session on Saturday 14th of May between 11am and 2pm.

Price is £2 for 12 arrows.

The session is open to adults and children over 6 years old.


For any additional requirements, please contact

NHP SureStart Children’s Centre recruitment open day – Innovations March 17

Have you ever thought about joining the workforce of our Sure Start Children’s Centres?

There are several work benefits and considerable job satisfaction in knowing you have a positive impact in a child’s development.

We are always looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to become part of our team.

Visit us in one of our recruitment open days, meet the team and find out what options there are for you!

Recruitment open days:

Tuesday 15th March : Elland Children’s Centre 5pm – 6.30pm
Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 0BB

Thursday 17th March : Innovations Children’s Centre 5pm – 6.30pm
Cousin La, Cumberland Cl, Halifax HX2 8DQ

For more information visit:

Operation Hedgeson Ovenden bike information appeal

This is a joint Police and partner agencies operation aimed at tackling the continuous problem of theft of motor bikes and bikes being ridden on our parks and open spaces.

As you can see a mobility scooter and off road bike were recently recovered, several arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

You can play a big part in the operation by reporting nuisance bikes in your area to the police via 101, record any sightings including times and dates, locations and any description of rider and motor bike.

Your help is very much appreciated and will go a long way to bringing an end to this neighbourhood problem.

Thank You.

Ovenden Ward Forum December 7th – Agenda & Minutes

You are invited to Join in the online Ward Forum for Ovenden, Lee Mount and Wheatley Area.

Tuesday 7 December 2021

6.00pm start

Agenda for Ward Forum Meeting
Minutes of previous ward forum (Monday 13 Sep 21)

We want to hear you views about your neighbourhoods, We want to hear how you see work, shopping, education and leisure in the future.

All your thoughts will inform the planning that the Council is starting with businesses , health services, educational establishments and all our key partners, but most of all local people.

For further information or to express an interest in registering to attend, please contact Karen Scanlon:

We look forward to seeing you there

Ovenden Junior Wardens meet The SCG Partnership 

The newly formed Junior Wardens at Dean Field Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Wednesday 13 October 2021

A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team, West Yorkshire Police, Together Housing, Ward Councillors and The North Halifax Partnership who spoke to the Junior Wardens  to give them an insight of their day to day job roles and discussed how the Junior Wardens can work in partnership with them and be involved in small scale activities throughout the year to help make a difference to their local community.

Karen Scanlon said 

“The Junior warden scheme is a team of children and young people who are dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in helping to improve their community’s overall quality of life.”

“As a team we will work to identify environmental and safety problems within our area and report them. Encourage friends, family and our community to look after the environment and the safety of others and be proud of where we live and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live.”

The Junior Warden scheme has been set up again at Dean Field Community Primary School to look at tackling issues within the Ovenden community so be sure to keep an eye out for any future work being done.