Park and Warley Project Weekly Digest

Hello!  With so much going on we couldn’t wait for our next newsletter so here is a quick update of some of the latest opportunities in Park and Warley that you might be interested in.

October is Park Ward History Month – nominate your ‘Pioneer of Park’

Park Ward is a vibrant area of Halifax with rich history, culture, tradition and entrepreneurship spirit running through the Ward. This year the 2nd Annual Park Ward History Month will continue to shine the light on Park Ward by celebrating all things Park and showcasing people who have made a significant contribution in the history of Park.

Nominate individuals for the ‘Pioneers of Park’ series by emailing by 5pm on Tuesday 5th October. 

Please This is a category to celebrate people or groups whose contributions have changed Park Ward for the better. It could be people from all walks of life who helped shape the foundations of Park Ward. 

Park Ward Councillor Surgeries

The Councillor Surgeries for Park Ward are recommencing on Tuesday 5 October from 10 am – 12pm.  Call in to Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre to speak to your local councillor for advice and help.

Get in touch 01422 365948 or email

Calderdale Interfaith Climate Change Conference

Climate Change is one of, if not the greatest challenge of our times and people of all faiths and beliefs are concerned to learn and take action. Calderdale Interfaith is pleased to be working in partnership with the Blackley Centre to offer this Inter Faith Conference on Climate Change on the 14th October at Halifax Minster. 

Please see the attached information and share it through your networks and with those who may be interested. Admission is FREE and booking is via Eventbrite on the link below where you will see the conference programme. We hope you will be able to join us.

Verd De Gris present the Calderdale Community Cookbook

We have just finished a community cookbook, celebrating local food culture across the borough.

All of the recipes come from local people, from Park, Elland, Todmorden, Brighouse, Ovenden and Mixenden.

We also celebrate the local shopkeepers + market traders who sell fresh fruit + veg in Calderdale and remain a part of local communities – butchers, bakers, fishmongers and greengrocers. This includes celebrating the wonderful international food stores along Queens Rd …

We also touch on the often difficult relationship some local people have with food / diet etc.

You can view the cookbook here :

Stage 2 of Halifax Bus Station and changes to bus stands
Following the partial closure of Halifax Bus Station last month to enable construction work to start on a new £17.7m facility, the next stage of the scheme begins this weekend. This will mean that from Saturday 2 October, there will be some bus stand changes within the station. The map below shows the new temporary locations of the stands.
Details of all services affected by the partial closure can be found on the Metro website or by calling 0113 245 7676 for travel information.

Get Organised for 2022 – What’s next after GCSEs?

Find out what options are available after GCSEs and why Calderdale is a great place to study, get a job and/or apprenticeship or start your own business at Get Organised on 12 October.

It’s free and Year 11 students and their families can sign up for as many or few sessions as they wish here:

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 will take place between 9 -16 October 2021. It provides partnerships and services an opportunity to raise awareness of what hate crime is, what support is available and stand by those affected by it.
 A seminar is planned on Tuesday, 12 October from 10am – 2.30pm at Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax 
There will be stalls promoting services on offer. If you would like to have a stall, please email so that she can organise for tables to be made available. If you also have any dietary needs or access issues please also let Shameem know when booking a place. See attached flyer for more information.

Modern day Slavery – training by West Yorkshire Police

Modern slavery is happening in West Yorkshire and we all have a responsibility to be aware of the signs and report in.

Reporting suspicious behaviour could help a vulnerable victim be rescued from a life of slavery.

Covid-19 has had an impact on the modern slavery picture across West Yorkshire, therefore it is important to be aware

of this and know what support is available through the police and other partners in tackling modern slavery.

Course aims/objectives

  • Explore what is meant by modern slavery
  • Find out about modern slavery in West Yorkshire  
  • Identify  types of modern slavery
  • Identify why vulnerabilities, control methods and barriers prevent people reporting modern slavery
  • Find out about the support that is available in the NRM & in West Yorkshire
  • Discuss key points for victim engagement

Course dates:

19/10/21 – 10am -11.30am  Click here to join the meeting

21/10/21  – 1pm -2.30pm  Click here to join the meeting

Latest Vacancies

Senior Caseworker Job at St Augustine’s Centre – focussed around housing

We are looking for someone who…

Is passionate about supporting people living in Calderdale who are seeking sanctuary (seeking asylum and with refugee status).

Is experienced in one to one casework.

Wants to challenge and shift issues around poor housing and destitution locally.

At St Augustine’s, 20% of our one to one casework is about issues with housing and destitution.  We are looking for someone to drive this work forward with us, working closely with Becky Hellewell and our wider Support and Immigration team.  

Senior Caseworker (Housing) is a 22.5 hours week role with some flexibility. It’s available for 6 months initially, and we are working hard to get the funding to make it permanent.

Deadline for applications is 15th October.  Info here:

Marketing and Communications Manager – North Halifax Partnership

North Halifax Partnership is looking to appoint an individual to lead the development and implementation of the NHP communications and Marketing strategy in line with NHP strategic aims and objectives

We are especially looking for someone who is a creative thinker and is strong at initiating new ideas and concepts, with a minimum of 1 year experience in marketing management, with accountability/management of projects and experience of line managing staff. Must be educated to degree level with a relevant degree e.g. marketing, communications or degree educated with a relevant industry qualification from CIPR/CIM as well as having strong technical/IT skills and ability to create inhouse materials such as flyers, videos, newsletters, impact reports.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 6th October. Info here:

Other vacancies in the area

Grab a Jab – No need to book!

Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. Dates and times are available at More clinics are added each week so keep checking for details. You do not need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to attend these walk-in clinics.

These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability. Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at

The Better Living Service is back!
The Better Living Service is here to support people in Calderdale to lose weight and be more active. Its partnership with Slimming World is continuing and 12 weeks of fully funded Slimming World vouchers are available for people who would like support to lose weight.  This offer has been extended to more people than ever – vouchers are now available to most Calderdale adults (18+) with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 (Calculate your BMI).
The Better Living Service offers support to people face to face, by phone or via Microsoft Teams to suit each individual’s preferences. Referrals can be made online at or by ringing 01422 230230.

Quit smoking this Stoptober

Giving up smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health. There are lots of other benefits too, and they start almost immediately.

It’s never too late to quit, so join the thousands of people stopping smoking this October. Visit the website for more information and resources to help you in your quitting journey.

Go Sober this October
Sober October encourages people to go booze-free in October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, who need your support now more than ever. By going sober, you can also enjoy a clearer head, more energy, better sleep, weight loss and a sense of achievement.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Visit the website to find out more and sign up.

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team