Park and Warley Project Weekly Digest 25.2.22

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.

Suffragette Walk – In the footsteps of Halifax Suffragettes (flyer attached)

Tuesday 8 March, 11am.

To celebrate International Women’s Day join Halifax Central Initiative and others on this heritage walk about the fascinating history of the Halifax Suffragette movement.

Meet at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, HX1 5PG

Led by local historian David Glover the walk will last around 2hrs

For more information email or telephone 01422 365948

Starting this April! The Green Hand Gang (flyer attached)

Halifax Opportunities Trust is excited to launch this new Hopeful Families project. A weekly supported group for young adults with learning difficulties & disabilities to come along, create & maintain a small wildlife garden, grow fruit & vegetables, learn new skills and meet new people.

We will be incorporating employability skills like team work, effective communication and confidence building too…..

If you live in Calderdale and would like to know more, please take a look at our the attached flyer and get in touch.

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities is an evidence-based parent course for parents, who have children aged 3+ to take part in the research.

All parents can earn up to £40 in vouchers for completing all the questionnaires. A creche is available but there are limited spaces so it will be first come first served.

Read attached flyers for more details. Strengthening Families and The Programme

*parents are randomly selected to attend the delivery in March or wait for later delivery.

Help parents with childcare costs and open up new opportunities for all

A Tax-Free Childcare webinar for local authority/council officers, partners, and family-facing professionals. 15 March, 10.00 – 11.30am.

You are invited if you are a health visitor, social worker, housing officer, or work in children’s centres, early help, job centres, schools, or if you are someone else who works with families across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The webinar is designed to share up-to-date information and to raise awareness of Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) and increase understanding of it. We will be providing a useful overview of TFC and how it could better benefit children and families. We also want to help and equip attendees with ideas and tools that can motivate parents to sign up and use TFC to pay for childcare, out of school and holiday activities. Helping families and children and the provider in turn.

Book your FREE place here…/tax-free-childcare…

Halifax Thespians Open Mic at The Playhouse (flyer attached)

Hopefully spring will be doing its thing by 6th of March, but even if it’s not, why not come to the Playhouse, and do yours?!

Sunday 6 March, 2.30pm. Sing, Play, Read, or Just Chill!

Halifax Star Boxing Club

Whatever your level, get fit, have fun and meet new friends.

The combination of athleticism, physical and mental conditioning, sportsmanship, and self-worth that you will develop from boxing are unequalled in any other sport.

The gym on Gibbet Street is open to the public for drop in sessions Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7am – 12pm.

It’s £5 per session, feel free to pop in and hit the bags.

More info: 

10 Ways to Take 10! (flyer attached)

It is proven that moving more everyday will help you to feel healthier and happier. Try to build in at least one thing from the attached list to every working day.

You can use our suggestions and think of your own. If there are barriers that make this difficult for you, try changing the ideas so that you can do them.

Or contact the Better Living Service for some more ideas.

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…

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

Last chance to apply! 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.

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

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