Park and Warley Project Weekly Digest 18.2.22

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.

Health and Safety in Construction Level 1 + CSCS Card (flyer attached)

Are you unemployed and looking for work in the Construction Industry? Halifax Opportunities Trust is offering a fully funded H&S in Construction course with green CSCS Operative card.
We’re even throwing in some lunch!
Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis to eligible participants. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Project Social (flyer attached)

Brand new programme launch from Newground Together.
5 day FREE course in Calderdale, preparing you for a role in digital marketing! Open to unemployed young people aged 18+ living within Calderdale.

  • Video editing
  • Graphic design
  • Social media equipment
  • Scheduling posts
  • Content creation

Sound good? Register your interest now online here.


Applications are now open for the Channel 4 Content Creatives scheme, a 14 week paid training and placement opportunity aimed at young people across Yorkshire, offering the chance to kickstart a career in creative digital media. 

Content Creatives is open to 18-24 year olds currently living in Yorkshire. We are particularly keen to offer opportunities to young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Applicants do not need to have any previous experience or a degree in media or digital. We just want to hear from people who have a passion for digital content and want to see how they can turn this into a career.

If you are successful, you will receive six weeks of bespoke training with SharpFutures followed by an eight-week work placement to put these skills into practice at a creative digital organisation in Leeds.

During the first six weeks of the scheme, which starts in May, you will experience all aspects of creating and delivering digital content. You’ll undertake a range of courses covering skills such as production techniques, digital storytelling, ideas generation and pitching skills, alongside soft skills such as communication and teamwork. After this training, you will then complete an eight week placement to put these skills into practice. As well as offering placements with 4Studio, C4’s Leeds-based digital content production unit, Channel 4 have partnered with the creative and gaming companies Born Ugly, CreativeRace, Dubit, McCann Leeds and Social who can offer a range of exciting placements to successful candidates.

Click here for more information

Healthy Holidays! Play Services

Play Services are running a holiday club during Half term at Beech Hill Primary (Monday and Thursday), at Mixenden Activity Centre on Tuesday, at Space at Field Lane on Friday, and Orange Box Skate Park daily.

It’s for 5 -14 year olds and young people up to 19 at Orangebox. You can get involved in a range of activities and a healthy meal will be provided.

Places are free if your child is eligible for free school meals.

You don’t need to book. you can just turn up and complete the form as you go in.

Call 01422 433200 for more info.

Healthy Holidays! Himmat Centre

The Himmat Centre, on raven Street (the entrance is on Hanson Lane) has free places available for children eligible for free school meals and are running the holiday scheme from 21st to 24th February between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.

Each day they will have a range of different activities to engage and entertain young people including a range of sports and arts, plus and a nutritious meal for all to enjoy.

This is a family friendly environment and they welcome parents wishing to stay with their children.

To book a space email or drop into the centre during our opening hours 9.00 am to 2:30 pm.

Healthy Holidays! Try High One Week Panthers Experience

Try high is back this February half term and it’s bigger and better than ever! 2 camps 2 venues and tonnes of amazing activities!

We have National Geographic, Serenity Wellbeing Gardens, Calderdale Community Taekwondo incredible vegetarian and vegan food from local legends Stod Fold, squash, rugby with Halifax Panthers, boxing and classes in well-being too!!

For more info and bookings visit the Invictus Wellbeing website.

Healthy Holidays! Unique Community Hub

There will be indoor/outdoor sports coaching and fun games. These include football, dodgeball, boxing, zorbs, arts & crafts. There will also be snacks, drinks and a healthy hot meal.

This is FREE for young people who get free school meals. There are a limited number of funded places per session.

If you do not get benefits related free school meals, please ask about enrolling.

Wheelchair accessible and onsite parking.

  • 19th – 20th and 26th – 27th February from 12noon to 4pm at 3Gi Health and Fitness, Shaw Lane, HX3 9ET
  • 21st – 22nd February from 1pm to 5pm at Calderdale College, Francis Street, HX1 3UZ.

To book, email:

Healthy Holidays! Delightful Dance at Orange Box

This workshop on Friday 25 February from Curious Motion is aimed at young people and is designed to be accessible to all capabilities.

Booking is essential. To book your place, email

Download Delightful Dance pdf

VenueOrange Box young people’s centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF

For more information about the Healthy Holidays Programme – click here

Or to apply to be a Healthy Holidays activity provider, visit The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 28 February 2022.

Half Term Covid-19 vaccination clinics for under 18s (flyer attached)

First, second and booster doses available. No booking required

Changes to bus services

Services at Halifax Bus Station are set to change from later this month (February) as work progresses on a new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council.

Alongside improved passenger facilities and better access to the town centre, plans for the new station include environmentally friendly features, such as measures to enable the future introduction of electric bus charging points, bike parking and solar panels, a living roof complete with plants, and a water storage tank to manage the flow of rainwater in a storm.

From Sunday 27 February, the station entrance, travel centre and bus stands are being relocated to the other side of the site, near the Sunday School Façade and Sainsbury’s on Winding Road. Services 586 and 587, 226, 348 and 349 will also move to town centre bus stops from that date.

Read more here…

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus seeks new committee members (advert attached)

This is an exciting time for Calderdale Forum 50 Plus as the council has just committed to making Calderdale an “age-friendly” region.  With more than a third of residents now aged over 50, the role of the Forum will become more important over the next few years.

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is a voluntary group that supports and represents people aged 50 and over in Calderdale and highlights information and issues which are useful and important to this age group.  We also signpost and connect older people to local groups, clubs, societies, charities, as well as events and service providers. We collate guidance on key later life issues such as housing, benefits and finance, care of all kinds and physical and mental health.

We are looking for two new members to complement the management committee’s existing skills.  People with an interest in improving the lives of older people who have experience in the commercial, public or charitable sectors.  Specific skills in funding bids, strategic planning, sales & marketing or have a track record of volunteering are welcome to apply.  We are also looking for applicants who can represent the Asian community in Calderdale.

Interested applicants should complete an application form and email it to by Friday 11 March. The form can be downloaded from our website at:

Park Ward Neighbourhood Plan Consultation (flyer attached)

Park Ward Neighbourhood Forum has submitted a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan. This sets out a vision for the future of the area and planning policies. This will form part of the development plan used to determine planning applications locally. We invite comments on the plan and supporting documents.

For more details, please see: Park Ward Neighbourhood Plan. Hard copies are available at King Cross Library, Halifax Central Library, Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre, and The Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre

Further support for COVID-affected businesses

Calderdale businesses which have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, or by the Omicron variant, may now be able to apply for grant support.

The latest round of Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding is open to businesses which have been severely impacted by COVID restrictions, or by issues relating to the Omicron variant, AND have also not previously had an ARG Severely Affected Top-up payment.

All businesses will be paid based on their rateable value. For further guidance about the eligibility criteria and the grants available, visit

Businesses can apply online at the above web page and must include evidence to show fixed costs and losses. This includes bank statements for October, November and December 2021.

Applications need to be received by Monday 28 February 2022 to allow them to be processed before the Government funding deadline of the end of March. The Council will process applications as quickly as possible and all payments will be made by 31 March 2022.

Park and Warley Climate Conversation

Interested in Climate Change? Do you want to know more about what you can do to help?

What is your role in making our environment safer?

If any of these questions are on your mind then come and join us on Tuesday 1st March at the Hanson Lane Business centre 10am – 1pm to participate in some healthy conversations with likeminded people of the community

For further enquiries or questions you can email or call on 07594 510712.

The event is FREE and includes refreshments!

HOT Networking: How to spot burnout in the workplace

Wednesday 9 March, 8 – 10am at The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane

Join HR consultant Tracy Carpenter of Mint HR to learn about the importance of mental health support in the workplace. This event is a must for any managers concerned about their teams welfare at work but also for freelancers and small business owners who don’t always have co-workers to rely on for support and advice. Includes breakfast!

Book on Eventbrite here…

HOT Networking attendees are welcome to stay on after the event to use our atrium and co-working facilities for the rest of the day.

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

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:

Closes soon! Calderdale Community Small Grants Scheme

Local voluntary and community groups in Calderdale are encouraged to apply for funding of up to £3,000 as part of the Council’s Community Small Grants programme, which relaunches this February. The Small Grant programme will be directed to help local community and voluntary groups get back on their feet. The Community Small Grants programme will concentrate on the Council’s priorities: Supporting Strong and Resilient Towns, Reducing Inequalities, and Tackling the Climate Emergency.

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

For more information about the Community Small Grants programme and to apply, visit

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.

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

Vacancy! Community Food Worker (Urdu/Punjabi speaking) (advert attached)

18 hours per week Temporary position until end November 2022

Salary – £19,185.70 (£9,339.84 actual pro rata)

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st March @ 5:00pm

For an informal discussion regarding the above posts please contact Sarah Waddington on 01422 342552 or by email to

To apply, please visit our website on and download an application pack

Vacancy! Adviser with Calderdale Citizens Advice

Salary: £20,000 – £21,500

Hours per week: 37.5

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2024

We require an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team of advisers delivering generalist advice & information service to clients, assessing their needs and deciding the best next step to help resolve the issue.

For full job description and application forms please check out our website at

Closing date for applications: 21 February 2022

Vacancies! Piece Hall

Want to work with us? We currently have a number of opportunities, including:

Find out more and apply here

Vacancies! Apprenticeships

Want to start your journey to a rewarding career? Or maybe fancy a change or want to upskill in your current role? There’s never been a better time!

Make it happen with one of Calderdale College’s apprenticeship vacancies:

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Vacancies! Calderdale Council vacancies

  • Support Assistant – Christ Church Pellon C OF E VC Primary School. Closing date 4.3.22
  • Cleaner – Christ Church Pellon C OF E VC Primary School. Closing date 4.3.22
  • Midday Supervisor – Mount Pellon Primary School. Closing date 4.3.22
  • Midday Supervisor – Warley Town School. Closing date 11.3.22
  • Subject Leader of Religious Education – The Halifax Academy. Closing date 28.2.22
  • Teacher of Religious Education – The Halifax Academy. Closing date 28.2.22
  • Head of School for Primary – The Halifax Academy. Closing date 28.2.22
  • Support Assistant – Ling Bob J, I & N School. Closing date 28.2.22
  • Internship (Policy and Research) Closing date 28.2.22

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team