Help restore St Matthew’s Churchyard – This Sunday

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Get involved in the restoration of St Matthew’s Churchyard located opposite the Sun Inn, Lightcliffe.

On Sunday 16 August 2015 – 2pm to 4pm

Join a small group dedicated to restoring the old churchyard surrounding the tower on the third Sunday of every month – no tools or special skills required, just go along in your old clothes and get involved.

Take part in the 2015 Dam’ard Triathlon

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Dam'ard TriHave you got what it takes to compete in the Dam ‘ard Triathlon 2015? Find out by taking part in this years event.

On Sunday 27 September 2015

Swim 500m, Bike Ride 30k and run 8k through the breath taking Pennine countryside in this partnership event between Halifax Calder Rotary and The Fire Fighters Charity.

For further information or to sign up now, visit or follow on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #DamArdTri

Create Pocket Brick Monsters with Bricks4Kidz

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Bricks4Kids logoBricks4Kidz workshops are a combination of games, activities, craft, and model building with LEGO bricks so go along to create a pocket brick monster and equip it with special powers to work alongside these creatures of wonder.

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 – from 12.30pm to 2.30pm (Ages 6+)
At Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD – Get directions

We use unique model plans with our special project kits, as well as “colour kits” offering building which encourages their imagination – Parents do not need to stay with their children unless there are specific behavioural needs.

For further information on Bricks4Kids and upcoming workshops in your area click here.

Halifax Agricultural Show 2015 – This weekend!

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HX agricultural ShowThe Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone and is held on Savile Park Moor – Get directions

On Saturday 8 August 2015 from 9.30am to 5pm.

Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there’s local produce, flowers, fruit & veg and crafts with entertainment such as vintage vehicles, farmer’s markets, stalls and more.

For further details see

  • Advance Tickets: Adults: £8, Concessions: £4, Family: £20
  • On the Day Tickets: Adults: £10, Concessions: £5, Family: £25

To book tickets online, please click here

For updates, visit the Halifax Agricultural Show Facebook page or follow them on Twitter

Dads and children event at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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fieldlane ccAll dads are invited to Field Lane Children’s Centre for a fun morning packed with exciting activities including arts and crafts, outdoor and sporting activities, face painting, den building and more.

Saturday 22 August from 11am to 1pm

Includes a FREE raffle with a special prize as well as food and refreshments.

This event is FREE and no booking necessary… just turn up on the day!

Best Foot Forward Walk – Elland (Calder and Hebble)

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breast cancer careJoin us for a Best Foot Forward walk in Elland and walk. It’s a great way to get some exercise and socialise with others who’ve been affected by breast cancer.

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 at 10.45am

Meet at The Barge and Barrel pub car park where parking is FREE or bus numbers 343, 503, 537 and 573 stop a 15-minute walk away from the pub.

If you would like to join a walk, just turn up on the day or if you have any questions you can email

Walk or Run to Ell-and-Back – 4 Oct

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Elland Round TableThe walk to Elland Back 2015 is a challenging 20 mile circular route to walk or run on Sunday 4 October 2015.

There are regular checkpoints, spectacular countryside views and hot food at the end. This event is organaised and run by Elland Round Table volunteers.

* 20 mile supported circular route from Greetland in West Yorkshire
* Stunning panoramic views over the foothills of the Pennines, Calderdale Valley and West Yorkshire
* Entry fee includes refreshments en route, hot food at the finish and signed certificate

How do I enter?
Register online today!   (rules of entry apply)
Can I enter on the day?
Yes, we can usually accommodate entries on the day, but please try to register in advanceso we can include you in our catering arrangements.

How much does it cost to enter? 
£9.00 for LDWA members, £10.00 for others

Where can I see the route and photos?
We’ve put a route map online and have an online gallery showcasing the stunning scenery you’ll get to enjoy.

Where is the new venue? 
Since 2014 the new Start/finish point is at Heath RUFC which is in a place known locally as West Vale. The official address is actually North Dean, Stainland Road, Greetland, West Yorkshire, HX4 8LS

Are runners allowed? 
Yes, we do allow runners to take part, but we do ask that you adhere to the later start time so we can make sure the checkpoints are manned in time.

When does the event start? 

Registration will open at 7.30am, with walkers departing between 8.00 and 8.30am, and runners at 9.30am

How do I get further information about the event or Round Table? 
Contact our Chairman by email email at or visit our website

5th Halifax Boys’ Brigade Table Top Sale – Elland

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We are holding one of our regular Table Top Sales at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on Saturday 17 October 2015.

Tables are now available to book from £10.

Admission is 70p on the day which includes a cup of tea or coffee.

Doors open at 9am and we finish at 12:30pm

All proceeds go to our Boys Brigade funds.

Contact Richard Wilkinson on 07729 979731 or email

Halifax Men in Sheds Launch Meeting – 5 Aug

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Imagine a bigger version of the shed at the bottom of the garden…

A place to pursue hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

And where you can enjoy a chat and a brew…

We are a group of men in Halifax looking for other men to join us in creating a place where we can get together to share and learn new skills.

Shed members share tools and skills. They choose projects to undertake and work at their own pace. Sheds can change lives, improve health and restore a sense of purpose.

Find out more about our project and get involved….

Launch Meeting

Wednesday 5 August 2015


At Threeways Centre, Ovenden, HX3 5SW  

Book at ticket here…

Men in SHeds


For more information ring 07481 543 881 or  email