Mixenden is a village in Calderdale, on the outskirts of Halifax in the county of West Yorkshire, England. The name Mixenden derives from the Anglo Saxon ‘mixen’ (compost or dung heap) and ‘den’ usually refers to pasture land, usually for pigs.
During the 1970s, after the building of tower blocks in Mixenden, social problems and unemployment led to a tarnished reputation. Although much has been done to regenerate the area, its isolation from other neighbourhoods and its position, 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Halifax, continues to contribute to a social separation from the rest of Calderdale.
At one time like many other villages it boasted of 3 pubs, a nightclub, 3 fish and chip shops, numerous family businesses including a butcher’s, a baker’s, a newsagent’s, a grocer’s, a garage with petrol, a doctors’ surgery, a library and two factories, two churches and two schools.
Not many of these are left and the one remaining pub, the Crown and Anchor, closed in 2010 and was later converted into cottages.
Currently in Mixenden there is a primary school split across two sites, three newsagents with off licences, one launderette, one fish and chip shop, two pizza/Indian takeaways, one Chinese takeaway, two sandwich shops, a library, a council-funded activity centre and a doctors’ surgery (Caritas Group Practice Mixenden).
There are also numerous public children’s play areas that are maintained by Calderdale Council.
To the north-west of the village is a large reservoir that is maintained by Yorkshire Water.
As of January 2017, The councillors for the Mixenden Ward are Clr Barry Collins, Clr Lisa Lambert and Clr Daniel Sutherland.
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Common questions asked by learner drivers in Mixenden
Q: How much is a 2 hour driving lesson in UK?
A: 2 hour driving lesson in the UK typically costs around £40.
Q: How much is the driving theory test in UK?
A: The driving theory test in the UK typically costs around £23.
Q: Can you learn to drive in a week?
A: It is possible to learn to drive in a week, but it is not recommended. It is better to take your time and learn at a pace that suits you.
Q: How many lessons do you need to pass the driving test?
A: There is no set number of lessons you need to pass the driving test, as everyone learns at a different pace. However, it is typically recommended that you have at least 20 hours of professional driving lessons, plus additional private practice, before taking your test.
Q: How long is a driving test?
A: The driving test in the UK lasts around 40 minutes.
Q: How many lessons does a first time driver need?
A: A first time driver typically needs around 30 hours of professional driving lessons, plus additional private practice, before taking their driving test.
Q: What happens if a learner driver is caught alone in the UK?
A: If a learner driver is caught driving alone in the UK, they will face a fine of up to £1,000 and their driving licence will be revoked.
Q: Is UK driving licence hard to get?
A: The driving licence process in the UK is not particularly difficult, but it is important to make sure you are well prepared before taking your test.