Afternoon T with the Shaggy Dog Storytellers – Sunday 15 May at 2pm

Afternoon T Poster 2016

Classic Bike & Scooter Show returning to Sowerby Bridge in May

Halifax Central Initiative

Sunday 29th May (from 10.30am to after prize giving (circa 4pm ) at Shire Cruisers Wharf, Sowerby Bridge.classic_bikes_700

Enjoy seeing around 70 classic Bikes and Scooters (pre 1980) and meeting and talking with their owners.

Show prize giving at 3pm including a ‘peoples choice’ winner.

Prize draw ‘Win a weeks holiday in a French Alpine apartment for two’ will be drawn by the Mayor of Calderdale. (raffle tickets available from Rotarians; Sowerby Bridge shops and pubs from early March – 5 tickets £1).
2nd Prize – Private visit to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Unit at Nostell, view the ambulance and talk with the pilots.
8 other prizes of cases of wines and local restaurant vouchers.

Schools Painting /Drawing Competition – shortlisted entries will be judged and prizes awarded by the Mayor.


Hog Roast; crepes; Al Fresco tea and coffees and refreshments all day.
Bar van by Cobblestones
Free all…

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No One Should Have No One: Age UK campaign


Halifax Central Initiative

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are participating in the No one should have No one campaign!

Aiming to reduce loneliness in older people. And we need your help and support.

This can be done as easily as you like. You can:

  • Volunteer as an Age UK C&K befriender and visit an older person in their home once a week. It’ll just take up an hour of your time and it might just be the highlight of the week for a lonely older person. Find out more by contacting our Befriending Coordinator on 01422 252 040 and see the Befriending page on this site.
  • Be a good neighbour! Visit our ‘Be a Good Neighbour’ page  and and make a pledge to support an older neighbour in some small way. You will find plenty of suggestions from sharing a cuppa to taking out the bins.
  • Make a one off donation of £3 just text…

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Peoples Health Trust Active Communities programme open for applications in Calderdale

Halifax Central Initiative

Peoples Health Trust Active Communities programme open for applications in Calderdale until 18/05/2016

They want great ideas which make neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.

Projects need to:

  • Be designed and led by local people
  • Create stronger connections between people
  • Be seeking funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 a year
  • Last for between twelve months and two years
  • Be small and local, for example, a few streets, a small village or be a community of interest, experiencing social and economic disadvantage
  • Be in one or more of our fundable neighbourhoods

Here are some ideas Active Communities have funded in the past:

  • A women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women
  • Computer skills support group run for and by older people
  • Support for local people to become community organisers

They don’t fund projects that are strictly health-related and focus on specific diseases for example cancer…

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Weds 4 May – Mytholm Meadows 2-4pm – change of day, time and venue for Washday Workshop for May

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Overgate Hospice Choir: A Right Royal Do

Halifax Central Initiative

In honour of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen this year, Overgate Hospice Queens90thbirthdayChoir’s Spring Concert reflects the theme Happy and Glorious and features music appropriate to this major national commemoration.

Tickets available from 01422 373252 or

Event times: 7pm Admission: £12

Halifax Minster, Halifax, HX1 1QL Overgate Hospice Choir

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Dementia Awareness Week 2016