Local News

The latest local news for the over 50’s in Calderdale.

  • Celebrating Anne Lister’s legacy
    Tuesday 22 September 2020 marks 180 years since the death of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall and Visit Calderdale are hosting a series of online events to mark this date. Anne, who lived from 1791 to 1840, was a remarkable woman: a …more
  • Halifax road safety update from West Yorkshire Police
    The Calderdale district division of West Yorkshire Police have sent out the following update in response to community concerns. Their Partnership Road Safety Operation, focused on the Gibbet Street & Warley road area of …more
  • Walking rugby arrives in Halifax!
    In partnership with Premiership Rugby Club, Sale Sharks, Halifax RUFC will be running weekly Walking Rugby sessions at Ovenden Park from 16 September. Walking Rugby is a slower-paced game of touch rugby that is ideal for those …more
  • Self-Guided Walks In Calderdale
    Don’t let local Coronavirus restrictions stop you getting out and about. With these self-guided walks from CREW Heart Support Group there’s no excuse! All are carefully graded for difficulty and the route descriptions are very …more
  • Support local shopping with the Halifax Gift Card
    The Halifax Gift Card is the perfect present for friends, family and colleagues and a great way to help them shop local and discover the best that Halifax has to offer. The Halifax Gift card works like any other retail gift …more
  • Volunteers sought by the Macular Society
    The Macular Society is looking for volunteers to help them support sufferers of macular disease. Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with 300 people diagnosed every day. It steals your sight, your …more
  • Save money when you shop local with the Halifax App
    Discover Halifax have partnered with a mobile phone app to bring you offers, events, interactive trails, loyalty rewards, competitions, key information and more!   You can use the app to find your favourite shops and …more
  • Bus Service updates
    West Yorkshire Metro have announced some bus service changes from Saturday 29 August. You can view updated timetables at wymetro.com. Also on bank holiday Monday, 31 August, most buses will operate a Sunday service. The Elland …more
  • Cashless Car Parking Extended in Calderdale
    Cashless, contact-free parking options have now been introduced across Calderdale. The option to pay for parking without cash will make it easier and more convenient for many people and has been in place in Halifax town centre …more
  • New design for Calderdale Forum 50 Plus website
    On 18 August, we refreshed the design of the Forum 50 Plus website, to give it a new, bolder, stronger look and to make it easier to find and read all our news, advice and support.   Established in 2015, Calderdale Forum 50 …more
  • New local support package for “at risk” elderly people
    Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees are providing a six week support service to over 50s who are leaving hospital or at risk of hospitalisation, but have not been suffering from COVID-19. The service is currently funded until the …more
  • New local radio show for people self-isolating launches
    Awakening Arts are launching Harmony Hub on Phoenix Radio: a radio show for older people self-isolating and people with dementia. Harmony Hub Radio is a new radio show designed to support people to keep moving, feel connected and …more
  • Halifax Central library reopens – full details
    Halifax Central Library and Archives reopened on Tuesday 11 August 2020 with access to selected services. Calderdale Council has been working hard to adapt library buildings to make sure customers can be welcomed back safely. As …more
  • Renewing or applying for your senior travel pass
    You can apply for or renew your senior travel pass online? It’s quick and easy to do and you can renew up to three months before it expires. You qualify for a senior pass if you have reached the state pension age and are a …more
  • Survey: health & social care in Calderdale during COVID-19
    Healthwatch Calderdale is gathering feedback about the experiences of anyone who have had contact with, or tried to contact, health and social care services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Health and care services have had to …more
  • Calderdale libraries set to begin reopening
    Calderdale Libraries are planning a staged re-opening in the weeks to come. The following information is taken from Calderdale Libraries newsletter and details their plans for a phased and COVID-safe reopening. The provisional …more
  • Calderdale library service: latest updates 
    There are lots of ways to access Calderdale’s library services during lockdown.  Here is more information. Home Library Service The Home Library delivery service is still operating and is open to people who are vulnerable …more
  • Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing – Zoom sessions from Healthy Minds
    Healthy Minds are providing online Arts and Crafts session for everyone via Zoom. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to have a go! Join them in a friendly, supportive environment. Sessions are as follows: – Mon 3rd …more
  • Have your say on plans for Elland Station and access
    Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority on plans to build a new rail station for Elland. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council are currently developing plans to build a new …more
  • Crime advice – “Dob in a Dealer” & More
    Just out is the local police’s Crime Prevention newsletter. with a focus on  the latest drug dealing and fraud issues and how to report suspicious activity. The newsletter highlights: Drug dealing and ‘Cuckooing’ – looking out …more
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