Park and Warley Project Weekly Digest 4.1.22

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.

This Weekend! Plant up Pellon 🌼🌼🌼

Pimp My Pellon has around 300 spring bulbs to plant around Pellon. Saturday 5 February. Meeting 10am at the green at the bottom of Rye Lane. Bring your gardening gloves and a trowel or bulb planter. We’ll have the litter pickers available for anyone wanting to do some litter picking too. Everyone is welcome to come and nominate somewhere that needs brightening up. Hope to see you there!

Friends of Peoples Park (flyer attached)

Would you like to make a difference in your local area? Passion about People’s Park? Well look no further! We invite you to the 1st ‘Friends of People’s Park’ gathering.

Monday 7th February 4pm-5pm at the iconic Band Stand.

More info in the flyer attached.

FREE First Aid for Mental Health Course (flyer attached)

A free 2-day course on March 7th – 8th available to book on now and run by Unmasked Mental Health. Covering What is First Aid for Mental Health? – Identifying mental health conditions – Providing advice & starting a conversation – First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace – First Aid for Mental Health action plan – Post-traumatic stress disorder – Self-harm – Suicide – Eating disorders – Personality disorders – Mental health conditions – Drugs and alcohol – Stress – Bipolar disorder – Psychosis – Schizophrenia – Depression – Anxiety

More details in the attached flyer. Groups can book by emailing

February Fun incoming! 😍🎉 (flyer attached)

TIME OUT are back again with another half-term of free activities for children and young people across Calderdale in February half-term week

Art! 🎨 Nature! 🌱 Food! 🍕 Boxing! 🥊 Games! 🎉 Aliens! 👽 Fungi! 🍄 Dance! 💃 Cricket! 🏏
There really is something for everyone here, so please forward on to others who might be interested and share the fun!
Thanks to our amazing external partners & venues who are helping us make all this February Fun happen: Calderdale Young People’s Service, Orange BoxThe Outback Community Kitchen & GardenThe Cricket AsylumHebden Bridge Arts FestivalCurious MotionNorthern Powerhouse Boxing Academy.

Book now by emailing:

If you know a young person who could really benefit from these free holiday activities, please share!

Kidz Fest at the Square Chapel

There’s no need to travel far this February half term… From Sunday 20th to Thursday 24th February we will be hosting events and activities that are sure to keep children entertained and interested in culture! Lots of shows to keep them entertained and amused this February half term.

You can see the full events listing here.

Friday 4 February is World Cancer Day
Thanks to research, 2 in 4 people in the UK survive their cancer for 10 years or more.  However, did you know that one third of cancers could be prevented and another third can be cured if detected early and treated properly? Find out about lifestyle risk factors, reducing your risk and what support is available on the website.
National screening programmes
The UK has three national screening programmes which can help doctors find cancer early before symptoms happen and may be easier to treat and which can also pick up any potential abnormalities that may lead to cancer.
Breast cancer screening – open for all women from the ages of 50-70 for screening every three years.
Bowel cancer screening – open in England for all people aged between 60-74, in which a testing kit is sent every two years.
Cervical cancer screening – open for people with a cervix between the ages of 25- 64. You will get an invite every 3 years.
Find out more about cancer screening here.
Talk to your GP
If something doesn’t look or feel quite right, or you think you might have cancer it’s always best to speak to the GP – you won’t be wasting their time.  It’s always best to speak to your GP if something is unusual for you or doesn’t go away.
Lots of helpful information and advice are available from: Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK

Sport Academies Open Days 21st – 25th Feb (flyer attached)

Want to become the next big thing in the world of sport? Attend one of Calderdale College’s upcoming recruitment events, whether it’s Football, Netball, Rugby or Basketball you’re interested in, it’s time to get the ball rolling! With Bradford Dragons, Huddersfield Town, Calderdale Cubs and Halifax Panthers.

To book email:

Staying Well Arts and Craft Group (flyer attached)

Come along to our arts and crafts group on Mondays 10.30 – 12pm

  • 7th Feb – open craft activities
  • 14th Feb – Valentine’s themed activities
  • 21st Feb – Creative painting
  • 28th Feb – Jewellery making

At Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre HX1 5PG. Contact the HOT Staying Well team on 01422 347392

Volunteer with Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary

Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary is part of the City of Sanctuary movement. We take pride in offering a place of safety for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution and celebrate asylum seekers’ and refugees’ contribution to our beautiful borough! Would you like to volunteer with us?

It can be a one-off involvement, supporting a specific area of work or helping on our management committee. You might like to be a contact for the area of the Borough you live in or a group you belong to. Any ideas are welcome!

Contact us at

Calling local food businesses, cooks, chefs and food lovers!

The Park and Warley Inclusive Economy Steering Group is planning a Food Festival for June 2022 that will celebrate local cultures and feature a local market. We’re looking for local people and businesses to take part and tell us your ideas for other food related activities and events that could promote what you do.

Email us at to be kept up to date on the food festival and if you’d like to discuss how your business could get involved.

Climate emergency – three years on

As Calderdale Council marks the three-year anniversary of its climate emergency declaration, a new project to help cut carbon emissions gets underway.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

Read more on the Council News website

Calderdale College Open Evening – 17th February

Come along to our Open Evening and discover what it is like being a part of #TeamCalderdale!

Are you thinking about your next steps after school or looking for a career path that is right for you? If you want to join the best College in West Yorkshire for student success, you are on the right track…

We have:

  • Many Further Education and Higher Education courses;
  • and (Ofsted – “Outstanding”) apprenticeships on offer, so there is something for everyone!

Come along and:

  • Check out our fantastic facilities.
  • Meet your tutors.
  • Enjoy classroom demonstrations.
  • Speak to current students.
  • Apply for your desired course on the day.

For tickets, visit: Open Evening (Eventbrite).

C+K Calderdale Apprenticeship Event 2022 (flyer attached)

Live in Calderdale? Leaving school this year or not in employment, education or training? Want to know about apprenticeships?

An event for young peoples and their parents/carers on Thursday 24 March at The Shay Stadium, Halifax, HX1 2YT

Click here for more info and to book

Magpies Open Days Feb 24 and Feb 28

Magpies believe people with learning disabilities deserve to live life to the full. We offer a fun and friendly learning environment, offering a wide variety of activities and opportunities including sports, arts, music, media, dance and much more.

We are holding an open day for potential new members, parents and carers on Thursday, 24th February. Drop in any time between 10am and 3pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to discover what we offer, take a tour of our centre, find out about our new sensory room and meet our friendly team. There will also be refreshments.

Events details on the Magpies facebook page

Magpies is a place to make new friends, learn new skills and create new opportunities and is based at Unit 15, Calderdale Business Park, Ovenden, Halifax, HX2 8DB.

Calderdale Council Small Grants

Grants of up to £3,000 application deadline by Monday 5pm February 21st 2022

The Community Small Grants programme concentrates on the Council’s priorities: Supporting Strong and Resilient Towns, Reducing Inequalities, and Tackling the Climate Emergency. Read more : Community Small Grants Scheme

Have Your Say on the Council’s Budget

The Calderdale Council Budget Consultation 2022/2023 and 2024/2025 is now live.

You can access the online consultation here:

To read the Consultation Proposal Document click here… Cabinet Budget Proposals 2022-23 to 2024-25 for Consultation

The consultation period ends on Monday 14th February.

The final budget will be agreed at the Annual Budget Council meeting on Monday 28 February 2022.

Fund launched to help celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee this year

Are you an organisation who want to organise a cultural or creative event to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee? Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

The grant could cover costs such as:

❖ costs of organising your events and people needed to manage the project

❖ artist fees (both creating and delivering the event); there is guidance available on the fair pay of artists here

❖ volunteer expenses

❖ materials or equipment needed for the event or activity*

❖ food and non-alcoholic drinks

❖ marketing costs and promotion of the event

❖ overheads relating specifically to the project (such as insurance)

❖ costs of making your event accessible to all, such as BSL interpreters, translation services, additional signage

You need to apply by 28th February 2022 and can apply here

Vacancy! Family and Community Support Manager

St Augustine’s Centre are looking for a Family and Community Support Manager to start in February 2022, 22.5 hours per week

This is a new, temporary role working with a group of recently arrived families and individuals seeking asylum who are living together in temporary accommodation. They come from a range of countries including Afghanistan, Syria, Russia, Kurdistan, Iran, Iraq, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Sudan. They are a community of about 100 people, most of whom have only just met. Though they have access to food and accommodation, many have no English, no income and are not permitted to work which means they have incredibly limited resources or ability to integrate locally.

Closing date: Monday 7th February

More info:

Vacancy! Staying Well Worker

Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre. 37 hours per week, £25,481 per annum

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th February

Find out more:

Vacancy! Contact Officers (Entry Level) Apprenticeship Programme

Operational Support. Contact Management Centre, Dudley Hill Police Station, Bradford and Laburnum Road, Wakefield

Salary: £19,452 – £20,706 per annum plus 20% shift allowance and 13.45% weekend enhancements, as applicable (pro rata, as applicable)

As a Contact Officer for West Yorkshire Police, you will be responding to both emergency and non-emergency calls, and you will literally be making a difference to – and in some instances actually helping to save – peoples’ lives.

Please note the application process will close at 11:55pm on Thursday 3rd March 2022. More info

Vacancies! Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service (flyer attached)

Can you make a positive difference to the lives of Black, Asian & Minoritised women and girls? Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service currently have two vacancies:

  • Post 1. Black, Asian & Minoritised women & girls services lead
  • Post 2. Refugee women Volunteer Co-ordinator

Both posts will be primarily based at our Bradford City Centre office but due to the pandemic, some working from home may be required

CLOSING DATE: 9am Monday 14th February

Please see attached flyer for more information

Vacancy! Community Co-ordinator based at MHA Communities – Huddersfield

Do you want to play an important role helping elderly people within the community? As a Community Coordinator there will be no personal care, instead your focus will be ensuring older people are connected in our community.

Closing date 13/02/2022

More into here

Vacancies! Halifax Opportunities Trust

Vacancies! Halifax Opportunities Trust Kickstart

So far our Employment Services team have supported 27 young people with Kickstart placements.

We still have some Kickstart roles available for young people – hurry, the deadline for applying is 1st March! Please click on individual links below to find out more information and how to apply:

– Mobile Receptionist:

– Passenger Assistant

– Trainee Admin

– Sanitation (BD)

– Meet & Greet (BD)

For more information about our Kickstart gateway, please contact Lisa Connelly on 01422 347392.

Vacancies! North Halifax Partnership

  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre – 25 hours x 2
  • Early Years Practitioner – Elland Children’s Centre – 37 hours (Term time only)
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme Children’s Centre – 37 hours (Term time only)
  • Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 18.5 hours
  • Advanced Administrator – Family Learning – 30 hours
  • Advanced Administrator – Innovations Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Projects Administrator – OMI – 37 hours
  • Receptionist/Admin Assistant – Wellholme Children’s Centre – 24 hours
  • Site Supervisor – Creations/Illingworth Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Cleaner – Ash Green – 10 hours

Closing date for these applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 16th February 2022. More info

Vacancies! 2 x Operational Managers – Women Centre Closing Date 16.2.22

Vacancies! Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team