Park and Warley Project Weekly Digest 25.3.22 and March Newsletter!

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.

Out today! Park and Warley March Newsletter – so packed full of good news it’s too BIG to attach!

Click here to read the latest news online from the Inclusive Economy project.

Featuring good news about what’s been happing across the wards and the exciting things coming soon – like FLAVOURFEST – the most mouthwatering food and culture festival in Calderdale this June 2022, right here in the heart of the Park and Warley community – find out how your can get involved.

All our newsletters are available online here, as well as information about grants available for community projects and new business start-ups.

One Bag. BIG Difference Flyer attached!

This year’s Great British Spring Clean campaign, from 25 March to 10 April, calls on families, neighbours, friends and colleagues to join forces and pledge to pick a bag of litter from nearby streets, beauty spots and beaches in order to protect our vibrant communities and precious wildlife habitats. Here’s what’s planned for Park and Warley:

Saturday 9 April, 10am – Meet at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre

Sunday 10 April, 10am  -Meet at the junction of Springhall Lane and Gibbet Street.

Equipment provided. Everyone welcome!

All clean ups and litter picks across Calderdale in the attached flyer

Easter Crafts & Garden Egg Hunt Flyer attached!

Halifax Opportunities Trust is welcoming families and children to The Outback Community Kitchen & Garden on Wednesday 20 April from 1 pm till 3 pm for eggtastic activities including an egg hunt competition with the winner receiving a mysterious prize.

Afternoon tea style lunch will be provided too! Please see the attached flyer for details

Easter Coffee Morning Flyer attached!

Wednesday 6 April, 10am – 12.30 at Kings Centre, Halifax.

Come along to see Making Space team and find out more about the service.

Have a drink and some cake and join in with some Easter fun including quiz, craft activities and board games.

See attached flyer for more details.

Calderdale Big Band Tea Dance
Staying Well and the Arch-Way Project are hosting a free event featuring Calderdale Big Band and afternoon tea at Arden Road Social Club, Halifax on Saturday 14 May from 2pm to 4.30pm. 

Click here for more information and to book.

The Green Hand Gang

The Outback Community Kitchen & Garden is excited to launch a new project that brings together young adults with disabilities through gardening that will help develop practical skills such as confidence.

See the attached flyer for how to get in touch 

Improve Your Reading Flyer attached!

Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm at Central Library Halifax

For learners who want to develop their reading skills

For more information on Calderdale Adult Learning courses or to enrol contact us on 01422 392820 or email

Get Ready to Learn Maths Flyer attached!

Tuesdays 10am – 12pm at Central Library Halifax

Learn to use maths in a range of situations in both life and work.

For more information on Calderdale Adult Learning courses or to enrol contact us on 01422 392820 or email

ESOL English Classes Flyer attached!

Tuesdays 10am – 12pm at King Cross Library

Improve your speaking and listening English skills

For more information on Calderdale Adult Learning courses or to enrol contact us on 01422 392820 or email

Introduction to working in schools Flyer attached!

Currently unemployed and interested in a career working in school? Read on…..

Halifax Opportunities Trust’s informal Introduction to Working in Schools course will give you a good idea of what to expect and what could be expected of you, including:

  • your roles and responsibilities
  • aims and values of being a good TA
  • understanding child development
  • effective communication & building relationships

Course runs over 4 weeks, 1 day per week and you will also have access to HOTs excellent employment support services. Delivered face to face at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre.

Booking essential. Please see attached flyer for details

WOW taster courses
As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Calderdale Adult Learning is offering two full Weeks of Wellbeing showcasing the variety of courses it offers.

For just £5 per session, you will have the opportunity to try out a range of life skills, creative, digital and wellbeing taster courses in a friendly, welcoming and inspiring environment.

Register your interest here and try something new.

Seven Reasons to Choose an Apprenticeship After School

Why should you choose to do an apprenticeship? Halifax Opportunities Trust can give you seven reasons why…

Their blog states the different reasons why you should consider an apprenticeship such as getting paid whilst learning on the job, gaining valuable experience and transferable skills to name a few.

But why choose HOT? Compelling reasons such as they offer a range of support and guidance, the chance to learn on the job through training and receiving a qualification that will kickstart your career.

Read more here…

And check out our newly improved website for more information on apprenticeships schemes we offer by clicking the following link:

Social Value Offer – 200 hours of construction work

William Birch and Sons Ltd are currently giving Halifax Police Station a full refurbishment to modernise the building.

As part of the tender process, William Birch and Sons Ltd offer an element of social value and are providing 200 hours of resource that can be utilised in any way that benefits the community of our Calderdale district. Third Sector organisations are invited to apply if they have a project that needs help.

The type of work that William Birch Ltd are able to provide person hours for are:-

  • Groundworks / Flagging
  • External Painting
  • External Pointing
  • Brickwork
  • Joinery
  • Internal Decoration

Please note that any materials required must be provided by the bidding organisation.

To find out more, click here…

If you would like to apply, Download the Application Form here (Word Document)

When complete, please email your application to with a subject heading of William Birch Social Value and your organisation’s name.

The application must be submitted by midnight on Friday 8th April 2022

Sally Wainwright & O’Hooley and Tidow at the Victoria Theatre, Sunday 3 April, 7pm

Join us at the Victoria Theatre for a very special interview with the phenomenal writer / director of Gentleman Jack Sally Wainwright. 

This will be followed by a concert from the talent behind the Gentleman Jack theme song O’Hooley and Tidow who will perform a concert to celebrate Anne Lister’s birthday.

Tickets from £20  To book your tickets click here

Your Business Your Way

This week Calderdale Council launched a new campaign to encourage new traders to our markets. Calderdale is renowned for its collection of market towns and there’s never been a better time to join our markets, with plans in progress to invest millions of pounds across the borough with a large amount going into our markets.  There are lots of great reasons to become a market trader – it’s a chance to be your own boss or test out your business idea in a low risk space which offers excellent support.
If you know anyone who is interested in becoming a market trader they can contact the markets team on 01422 393584 or email:

HOT Networking:  Not Just Sales – Converting Leads Into Loyal Customers

Wouldn’t it be great if every sale led to a loyal customer? In this workshop, with Tim Cooper of Not Just Travel on Wednesday 13 April, we will be guided on the importance of customer loyalty in the ever-changing world of business, and learn how to hone the skill of customer retention.

This event is a must for any sales managers or business development teams looking to optimise their customer base by building loyalty.

At the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, 8am – 10am.

Please contact Maryam for enquiries; or Register here

As ever, 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.

Setting the standards we expect for good work in our region – Fair Work Charter Consultation

West Yorkshire’s Mayor Tracy Brabin has committed to putting in place a Fair Work Charter for the region. By signing up to the Charter, our region’s employers will be making a clear commitment to a range of good employment practices that actively tackle the significant disparities which are standing in the way of ‘levelling-up’ our region, and doing so will be a practical way in which the Mayor can give those leading and aspiring employers the public recognition, support and encouragement they deserve for their efforts in providing fair work.

We are very keen to hear your views, the views of businesses from all sectors, and of all sizes, and from all our communities and groups, including those voices that are seldom heard.

Your views will help to ensure that the Charter is:

  • designed to be ambitious in terms of clearly setting out the Mayor’s expectations for fair work
  • practically achievable by all our region’s employers and of tangible benefit to them, and not just those in specific sectors, or our largest employers
  • of clear benefit and value to all, including our most disadvantaged communities and groups

By taking part in this consultation you will help us to understand what employment practices are most relevant to different types and sizes of employers, and which will deliver those tangible benefits to employers, employees, communities and West Yorkshire.

Details of the consultation and how to respond are here

Please note that the consultation closes on 22 April 2022.

Gain a new qualification for free this summer term!
Want to boost your career, develop your knowledge and skills, or try something new?

This summer term, you can study for an entry level to level 2 qualification through one of Calderdale Adult Learning’s fully funded courses, which include Digital/IT skills, ESOL and Mental Wellbeing, without having to pay a course fee.
Eligibility criteria apply. Visit the website to enrol for April or find out more, or call 01422 392820 to enquire.

We also have an easy read curriculum for the summer term, this is for adults with a learning disability. If you would like a copy please message on here, or email or phone 01422 392820.

Please share if you know anyone who would benefit from attending adult learning.

Calderdale College Education/Training Survey

We need your help! If you’re aged 19+ looking to do some education or training we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our short survey here.

Registering to Vote

Elections are taking place on 5 May. Have your say on election day. Find out more about registering to vote at .

Register online – it takes less time than making a cup of tea.

Proposed Parliamentary Boundary Changes
The Boundary Commission for England is currently on the second stage of consultation on proposed changed to Parliamentary Constituency boundaries in England. You can look at the proposals and submit your feedback online by visiting The consultation is open until 4 April 2022.

You Can! Get INSPIRED looking for work flyer attached

If you are unemployed and eligible to work in the UK, the INSPIRE programme can help with;

  • Confidence building
  • Job searching
  • Interview preparation
  • CV writing
  • Training / Re-training
  • Finding an Apprenticeship
  • Starting a college course
  • Finding a university course

There are people and organisations on your doorstep who can support you, completely FREE of charge with all aspects of job searching, finding education and support once you have found employment.

Get in touch with the Inclusive Economy Team today by emailing or call 07594 510712.

Vacancies! Square Chapel Arts Centre

Looking for a new opportunity? Join the Square Chapel team!

We’ve got a range of job roles listed on our website, including

  • Theatre Programmer
  • Chef
  • Theatre Technician
  • Sound Engineer
  • Casual Bar Staff

Take a look!

Vacancy! Dance and Performing Arts Enabler – Magpies

Magpies is a charitable company that has been supporting adults with learning disabilities in Calderdale for over 20 years.

We are looking for a new team member; to not only lead the Magpie Movers group but to facilitate dance, performing arts and fitness sessions to all our members. If you feel you have what it takes, please get in touch.

This is a permanent position, 37.5 hours per week.

Closing date:  Noon Wednesday 30th March 2022

More info here

Vacancies! Halifax Opportunities Trust

Halifax Opportunities Trust is looking for passionate and enthusiastic team members to work in their nurseries. They provide a warm, secure and stimulating environment and for children aged between 0 – 5 years. You will be the key person for a number of children supporting them in reaching their full learning potential.

Early Years Practitioner – Level 2. Closing date 1.4.22

Early Years Practitioners – Level 3. Closing date 11.4.22

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Vacancies! Apprenticeship Opportunities – Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council is pleased to share that they currently have exciting apprenticeship opportunities across many of their services. You’ll learn in the work environment, developing practical skills and understanding you need to excel in your role.

  • Achieve a recognised qualification
  • Gain on-the-job experience
  • Earn a competitive salary

Visit the apprenticeships page and search the apprenticeship category for further information, closing dates and how to apply Have a great weekend!