Cancelled : Northowram & Shelf Next Ward forum March 2nd

This Ward Forum meeting has had to be cancelled.

A new time and date later in March will soon be announced.


Bacon Butties and Books at St Michael’s Church in Shelf Saturday 18th

St Michael’s church in Shelf is holding another tea and biscuit event where you can have the opportunity of enjoying a good book and a chat.

Drop in between 10am – 12 pm. All welcome.

The venue is accessible.

There is limited on-street parking nearby.

For more events around Shelf, read the Shelf Wellbeing Newsletter here

St Michael’s and All Angels Church, 80 Carr House Rd, Shelf, Halifax HX3 7RJ

Rediscover Shelf Hall Park! Open Day Saturday 10th September

Friends of Shelf Hall Park invite you to Rediscover Shelf Hall Park this Saturday 10th September from 10:30am to 4:30 in the afternoon.

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It will be an exciting day for the whole family, with fun stalls, games for all, bowls demonstration, Teddy Tombola, football games for young and young at heart, a great opportunity to appreciate your local park.

Friends of Shelf Hall Park will be there to share the achievements and plans of the club, including the Defibrilator installed at the Bottomleys arms, all thanks to fundraisers of FoSHP.

All proceedings of the day will go towards improvements for the park.

If you would like to be involved, please post a message on
Friends of Shelf Hall Park Facebook or

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 :

Shelf Wellbeing Community Caritas Coffee Mornings last Thursday of every month

Our once a month coffee mornings are held at 10 am on the last Thursday of every month and are part of the Shelf Wellbeing Community. All are welcome to join us.

We hold our coffee mornings at the Shelf Health Centre.

The Shelf Wellbeing Community also holds wellbeing walks at Shelf Hall Park. For more information view Shelf Wellbeing Community walks

You can contact the group on
e : or
t : 01274677400.

You can join the group on Facebook here : Shelf Wellbeing Community


Venue : Shelf Health Centre, Shelf Moor Rd, Halifax HX3 7PQ

This weekend, come along to the Shelf Gala!

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It’s here! The 61st Shelf Hall Gala this Saturday 2nd July from 1pm at Shelf Hall Park with an afternoon of fun and games for all the family!

There will be food stalls, games stalls, amusement rides, music and great atmosphere!

The Shelf Gala Committee look forward to seeing you!

More: Shelf Gala 2022

Shelf Hall Park, Shelf Hall Lane, Shelf, Halifax
Entrance across from the Bottomleys Arms Pub

Next Shelf Wellbeing Community Walk July 8th

The Shelf Wellbeing Community walking group next meeting is scheduled for July the 8th. The group meets at Shelf Park at the entrance next to Shelf Village Hall at 10 am. After the walk, you’re welcome to have a cuppa with us at the Bottomley’s Arms across the road.

The walking group also meets on a casual basis for extra walks and these are planned once a month on different days to suit individuals.

For more information, you can contact the group on
e : or
t : 01274677400.

You can join the group on Facebook here : Shelf Wellbeing Community