Fancy a Walk a Cuppa and a Chat? Next August 12th at Shelf Hall Park

The Shelf Wellbeing Community Group are meeting every second Friday of each month for a casual walk around Shelf, followed by a brew at the Bottomley’s Arms across the park.

Join us this Friday August 12th at 10am at the entrance gates of Shelf Hall Park (near the village hall).

If the weather isn’t suitable for a walk, the group will still meet for coffee and tea at the Bottomley’s Arms at 11am across from the park.

Please find the club’s Facebook page for more information:

Shelf Wellbeing Community on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you!

Shelf Village Hall Community Association Business Plan a brief overview

Shelf Village Hall Community Association

Business Plan a brief overview


Our Business Plan is far too long to read [we have read it so many times already]
so here is a brief outline of the proposal :

The Committee would take on a long-term lease – a Community Asset Transfer, from Calderdale Council to allow us to have total control over the Village Hall.

We would have to refurbish many areas of the Hall – including a new kitchen, painting, and decorating almost everywhere.

New ceiling tiles and some lighting. Repair of the entry doors and many external features – the list is long. But once essential repairs and upgrades are complete, we would then continue to work on the premises over the next 3 years or more.

We cannot run the library – the cost was so high – £30k per quarter – which provided books, internet access, and the other associated library functions. Instead, we will enable hire of the library space, the Auditorium and the small hall with the kitchen made available for own catering.

As we start to prosper, we would really like to bring back the library function but in the meantime would offer a book swap or exchange, where people can bring their books for exchange.

We plan on running a community café using volunteers and we will also have a Bar so we can run evening functions and parties.

We have a long list of people who used to use the Village Hall and would still like to hire the venue for many events. We offered some session of Tai Chi and Seated Pilates before Covid closed the venue and we will bring these and more back to the Hall.

We have a plan to offer themed nights [80’s nights, Northern Soul and Motown, quiz and race nights along with tribute bands.

Makers markets, wedding and Christmas fayres, craft sessions and markets – the list is endless. But all this depends on the Council allowing us to move forward with the lease. If they accept our plans, we can start lease negotiations and will be back in touch. The negotiations may be lengthy (or not as the case may be) so enquiries are welcome but we can’t give a date when the venue will be
available for hire. Once we are moving forward, we will need you, the local residents and businesses to help us with the venue.

If you would like to be part of the SVHCA team please do get in touch and I will add you to our volunteer list.

Please contact us on :

Register your childs place for September at Shelf Pre School

Shelf Pre-School is located behind Shelf Village Hall and with highly trained staff who thrive on continuous professional development you are invited to visit, meet the team and see for yourself how how your children will develop the knowledge and skills they will need as they move on to Primary School.

Open 9am to 4pm daily (term time only)
At Shelf Pre-School, Shelf Village Hall, Halifax Road, HX3 7NT

If you have an enquiry or for further information, email or call 01274 676661

shelf pre school vacancy poster

Creating Active Communities with Neighbourhood Schemes

Every Tuesday until 27 September (excluding 12 April, 24 May, 12 July, 2 August and 20 September) you can get involved and join Neighbourhood Schemes for the following programme at Shelf Library, Shelf Village Hall:

  • 2pm to 3pm – Relaxation Therapy/Meditation and Kurling,
  • 3pm to 3.30pm – break for tea/coffee, biscuits and a chat
  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm – Tai Chi

Share new activities, make new friends and wear appropriate loose fitting clothes and comfortable footwear – Prior to any form of new physical activity it is advised that you consult with your doctor.

For more information please contact: Hayley Conlon, Neighbourhood Schemes Team on 01422 393956 or email

Tai Chi with Neighbourhood Schemes

Go along to make new friends and take part in FREE Tai Chi sessions now on with Neighbourhood Schemes.

Every Tuesday – from 3.30pm to 4.30pm
At Shelf Village Hall, Halifax, HX3 7NE

For further information contact Hayley Conlon of the Neighbourhood Schemes Team on 01422 393956 or email

Sure Start Courses in North Halifax

There are a number of Sure Start courses taking place from September to November in North Halifax; from Fun with phonics to Paediatric First Aid… see table’s below for course details.

Further information can be found online at and you can book onto Sure Start courses online here or if you require further information call now on 01422 251090.

Surestart Courses North Halifax

Free taster sessions with Neighbourhood Schemes

Come along and share new activities and make new friends with absolutely nothing to lose.

Every Tuesday from 25 August to 6 October 2015
at Shelf Village Hall, Halifax, HX3 7NE

  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm – Tai Chi and Decorative Art
  • 4.30pm to 5pm – Break for refreshments and a chat
  • 5pm to 6pm – Kurling, Relaxation and Reiki

For more information please contact Hayley Conlon of the Neighbourhood Schemes Team on 01422 393956 or email

Prior to any form of new physical activity it is advised that you consult with your doctor and wear appropriate loose fitting clothes and comfortable footwear.