Park and Warley Weekly Digest 1.4.22

Hello!  Here is a quick update of some of the latest opportunities in Park and Warley that you might be interested in.

Ramadan Food-Box 2022 flyer attached

Home-delivered Iftar meals for those in need. For the last 3 consecutive years, Halifax Community Fridge has worked with Sheesh Mahal Halifax to ensure no one goes to sleep hungry in Ramadan.
This year is no different, if you know anyone in Calderdale who has nothing to open their fast with, please get in touch with us. Details on attached flyer.

This weekend!  Anne Lister Birthday – Victorian Artisan Market  2nd – 4th April  flyer attached

Throughout the festival Shibden Hall will be open daily, pay them a visit and see the fantastic new look, you can book your tickets here…/shibden-hall-april…

There will also be a special Anne Lister’s Birthday Weekend Victorian Artisan Market, with over 20 stalls and performances from Brighouse Theatre Productions.

Jane Austin Watercolour will be at work throughout the festival and can be found in and around the grounds of the Hall, so be sure to stop and have a chat if you see her.

Park and Warley Newsletter is out now Click here to read

So packed full of good news about what’s been happing across the areas it’s too big to attach!


  • International Women’s Day – In March loads of activities and events took place with local women at St Columba’s Church Hall, the Women’s Activity Centre, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, People’s Park and Calderdale College.
  • Local History tour – read about Walking in the Footsteps of the Halifax Suffragettes
  • Community action to clean up Pellon – How Together Pellon (Pimp My Pellon) are working hard to improve the local area for the benefit of the local area, people and wildlife.
  • Project Social – Hear about Newground Together’s recent social media workshops to help young people improve their employability.
  • Solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine, and Calderdale’s Valley of Sanctuary

And some exciting things you can get involved with, like:

  • FLAVOURFEST Coming soon in June – a mouth-watering food festival delivered by local community and businesses, all about celebrating diversity and culture and giving the rest of Calderdale a taste of Park and Warley and the distinctive place it is.
  • The Big Spring Clean – 2 litter picking events planned for April in Park and Warley.
  • Beekeeping – community project at The Outback
  • Support to help you towards employment – thre are people on your doorstep who can support you free of charge with all aspects of job searching, finding training, and support once you have found employment. 
  • Working in Schools – a training course starting 28th April
  • Support to start your own business and becoming a Market Trader
  • West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin’s Consultation – What are the standards we expect for good work in our region?

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.

Baby Yoga Course at Creations Children’s Centre, Pellon

Baby Yoga (2 months to crawling) – Thurs 9th June for 4 weeks, 10.00 – 11.00am at at Creations Children’s Centre

More info here:

Get Creative at Creations Children’s Centre, Pellon

Get Creative (18 months and over) – Thurs 14th July for 1 week, 9.15 – 10.45 am at Creations Children’s Centre

More info here:

‘Speak Their Name’ and support the Yorkshire suicide memorial quilt project Flyer attached!

Recovery and Wellbeing Colleges in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield are joining forces to support the Yorkshire ‘Speak Their Name’ suicide memorial quilt project.

The Recovery and Wellbeing Colleges are hosting sessions to share more information about the project and how people across Yorkshire can get involved.

Introductory project sessions will be held online on 4 April and in person in Mirfield on 24 April and Halifax on 28 April. Anyone affected by suicide is welcome to join and you can visit our website to book your place at a session:

Read the attached press release for more information  

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.

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.

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team