Welcome to Midgley – West Yorkshire
Midgley is a traditional Pennine village sitting in a beautiful moorland-edge location on the hillside above the Calder valley, near to Hebden Bridge and Halifax. Midgley Community Forum operates this website and is the focus of the many strands of community activity taking place in the village.
13th June 2015 is Midgley fete day!
An afternoon of traditional fun and games on the Recreation ground, with activities and entertainment for all the family.
From the brass band and tea tent, to the fell race and real ale bar, there is plenty for everyone at this free community event.
Arena activities include children's races, welly-wanging, straw race, tug of war and the ever-chaotic terrier races, with plenty of games, food stalls and side-shows to keep everyone busy.
Details of Arts and Crafts competitions are available in the shop, in schools, attached to the May newsletter, or by email from Jean Tallis.
The fete runs from 1.00pm to around 9.00pm.
If you would like to help run a stall, set up marquees or sweep up afterwards, we would love to hear from you – please contact Jennifer, tel 885466.
Weeds and Bees - Don't Spray!
Lots of people in Midgley are enthusiastic gardeners. We do have a Himalayan Balsam problem in parts of the village. PLEASE don't use weedkiller to treat it. This does not work, and it damages bees and other pollinators (the herbicide makers are not telling the truth when they say it does not harm bees).
Your flowers and fruits depend on the bees. The bees depend on a healthy environment. Pull the balsalm out before it seeds and you will halt it. Spraying does no good at all, and does a lot of harm to pollinators.
Midgley today has lost its industrial economy but is a vibrant residential community with plenty going on. It has a thriving community room hosting a range of events and activities, and a renowned village shop, owned by the community and entirely run by volunteers.
Midgley School is a successful and popular primary school with over a hundred pupils.
Midgley Community Forum
Midgley Community Forum oversees the running of the shop and community room, along with the residential flat on the first floor of the building.
It organises social and community events to help raise funds to improve village facilities, including the eagerly-anticipated biennial Midgley Fete and the popular Open Gardens weekend.
The Forum compiles and distributes a regular village newsletter to around 600 homes in and around Midgley. You can read the latest edition and some back issues on the Newsletter page.