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.

Dean Field Nursery taking bookings for September 2021  

Dean Field’s Nursery, based at Dean Field Primary School, is now taking bookings for those who wish to enrol their children in September 2021.

The nursery is open to children aged 3 and 4 years old.

There are facilities for children who have just turned 3 years old and for those children who are 4 years old in the run up to transitioning to reception at school. We strongly encourage you attend our Nursery if you plan to send your child to our school, to maximise the transitioning support for your child and secure their reception class place.

We are now able to host visits, please contact the school office to book in. Alternatively, have a peek inside using the video link below.

Take the nursery virtual tour here

We offer full and half day care, 3 year old funding, EEF funding and 15 and/or 30 hours per week.

All our staff are fully trained, very experienced and super friendly! All staff have undergone a DBS check.

Please take a look at the nursery flyer for more details

For more information, please contact the school office on 01422 258 258 or alternatively email

We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to meeting you!

Dean Field Community Primary School
Cousin Lane
Halifax HX2 8DQ

For more information, view or download our flyer

Volunteers resume works at Shroggs Park

With the help of local volunteers, the Friends of Shroggs Park Group have started to pick up where they left off pre-covid with a number of small scaled clean up and maintenance activities in the park which have taken place fortnightly.

Friends of Shroggs Park and community volunteers have been working in small groups over the last month alongside employees from CMBC Parks Department to carry out works in order to keep the park in a pleasant state for those who use it.

The first clean up effort resulted in a dozen bin liners of general litter being removed from the parks grounds with the whole park, including the woodland walk being covered on that occasion.

The following work that took place was focused on cutting back and neatening up the edges of the walkways in the vicinity of the maze which saw a fair amount of turf loaded into the back of a CMBC Vehicle.

The group would like to extend a thank you to CMBC for the support and providing the vehicles to remove the waste at the end of the clean ups.

These activities are currently ongoing with the next one taking place on Monday 24th August 2020 – 10am to 12noon, meeting by the Maze in the park.

If you would like to get involved in these efforts or require further information, contact Peter Robinson on 07599 524471 or by email to You can also email Dan Marham, Ward Link Worker for the North Halifax Partnership at if you would like to get involved.

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