Park and Warley Weekly Digest 8.4.22

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

Ramadan Mubarak!

To all welcoming the month of fasting which begins this weekend, the Inclusive Economy team would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and safe Ramadan.

£100,000 wellbeing boost for The Outback

Did you know that Community Garden Week and World Health Day (7th April) are happening this week?

What better way to celebrate than with Halifax Opportunities Trust? They’re launching a £100,000 Wellbeing programme, made possible by the Barclays 100 x 100 Community Aid Fund. 

From food-based know how to non-clinical health management, the funding will help the Halifax community boost their health with a range of nutrition and wellbeing support activities, mainly based at the Outback community garden and kitchen, at Jubilee Road.  To find out what HOT are doing with the funding and why Barclays has made this available to charities like HOT, read the attached press release

£150 Government Tax Rebate

Calderdale Council is working hard to get the £150 Council Tax rebate to households as quickly as possible.  For households that pay their Council Tax by direct debit, we’ll pay the rebate after your April instalment.

For the remaining 1/3 of households, we’ll need to collect bank details and verify applications. A form will be available in May for you to provide those details for us, and we’ll post to our social media to let you know where to access this.

We know that households are keen to have the rebate and we want to reassure everyone that we’re doing all we can to make the payment as soon as possible, to support the increasing costs of living.

This weekend! #BigBagChallenge to help ‘spring clean’ Britain

Don’t forget the Big Bag Challenge events taking place in Park ward this weekend.

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 Litter Hunt – Shrogg’s Tip

Join us for an Easter hunt with a difference on Saturday 16 April, 10am

Easter means ‘new life’ or ‘new beginnings’ but it also means chocolate! Help us in our ongoing quest to give Shroggs Tip AKA Brackenbed Park its new beginning by removing the decades of littering and fly tipping, restoring its natural beauty and protecting the wildlife that lives here.

Collect litter and exchange it for a chocolate egg. Hold onto your weird, wonderful and vintage finds to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Meeting 10am at the picnic benches. All equipment provided but please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear – it can get muddy there following rain. Everyone welcome! Any questions, contact Natalie on 07881952542

Men Staying Active – Light Up BAACH

Light Up Black and Africa Heritage Calderdale run active sessions in People’s Park and at Halifax Academy.

Please see attached flyer for more info

Living with disabilities in the shadow of Covid-19 – online event

Listen, Learn and Contribute to our community research findings about living with disability in Calderdale under the shadow of Covid.

Come and hear about our community research on the experience of “living with disability in the shadow of covid19” in Calderdale on Mon 11th April, 2-4.30. Community researchers will talk about their own and others’ experience and share recommendations. Register here

Ramadan Food-Box 2022

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! Maurice Jagger 2022 events for your diary

Please find attached a list of events from the Maurice Jagger centre to celebrate their 40th Anniversary.

Starting this weekend on Saturday 9th April with a Groups’ Open Day.

Your WYFRS, Have Your Say

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service continuously strive to make our county safer and to always deliver the best Service for you.

Your views on West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are important to us and we want to know  what you think of the service we provide.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the easy-to-use survey here

Healthy Holidays Spring Programme flyer attached

Keep the kids entertained in the Spring holiday with fun activities and fed with healthy meals. 1000s of places available for young people to access during the 2022 holidays. There’s something for everyone from team sports, dancing, yoga, street

surfing, and canoeing, to crafts, music, bushcraft, climbing walls, and exploring nature, your kids will be kept entertained! Plus, everyone will receive a healthy and nutritious meal.

Places are free for school aged children Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for benefits related free school meals. There may also be sessions for fee-paying children who are not eligible for free school meals.

  • Himmat Centre, Raven Street  – Arts and Crafts, Multi sports, Family games, Indoor and outdoor activities. Suitable for ages 5-16.
  • Calderdale Community Coaching Trust – Sports camp with various sports, games and team building exercises. 
  • Calderdale Libraries – physical crafty and creative
  • Calderdale Museums – physical crafty and creative
  • Invictus Wellbeing – Rugby, Squash, Wellbeing, Art, Team Building, Special Visits, Music, Yoga, Sports, Cooking & much more.
  • Educraft Limited at Holy Trinity Primary School – Coding, playing, crafting, physical activity
  • Unique Community Hub -sports and activities

Facebook: @HealthyHolidaysCalderdale


EPIC Easter Fun with TIMEOUT!

There is bloomin’ TONS on offer from TIME OUT & friends next week for the Easter Holidays, providing fun activities for children & young people to find their thing! Including:

  • Healthy Holidays @ Artworks
  • Time Out Creative Day@ Central Library
  • Orangebox activities
  • Easter Extravaganza at The Outback

Find out more in the attached flyer and book here 👉🏽

C+K Careers – Make the Most of You – April 2022

Identify your skills and strengths to make the most of your future in these FREE online workshops

Course run over 4 sessions starting on 26 April.  Delivered on Tuesday and Thursday – (10am – 12noon) over 2 weeks.

Are you 19+, not in employment or employed earning less than £16,000 a year? These online workshops will give you the opportunity to find out more about:

  • your interests
  • what you are good at
  • what motivates you
  • options available to you for your future learning or work
  • help to increase motivation
  • identify skills and personality type

More details in the attached flyer

What could a Fair Work Charter mean for Business – for Employees – for Calderdale? flyer attached

West Yorkshire’s Mayor Tracy Brabin has committed to putting in place a Fair Work Charter for the region but what does this mean for Calderdale?

Businesses, employees, community organisations and social enterprises across Calderdale are invited to join an online workshop on Thursday 14 April 10-11am and discuss:

  • What the benefits could be for employers, employees and communities?
  • How practically achievable is the charter?
  • If support was available, what would it need to look like ?

What would signing up to the charter mean for you?

Register for the FREE online event here

The Last Memory: One-off charity performance for Saving Ukraine

Thursday 28 April, 7.30pm at The Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough

“How can I go to heaven if I don’t know who I am?” says Ernest to his daughter Lynne when he’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But he also has a plan: to leave a vital imprint of who he is. Lynne is to be the keeper of his memory, the guardian of their past.

Help raise money for SavingUkraine2022 by coming to see a One-off CHARITY PERFORMANCE of ‘The Last Memory’ by Talking Stock’s Alan Stockdill on Thursday 28th April.

Book tickets here

Become a Market Trader

Have you always wanted to be your own boss or do you have a business idea you are passionate about? Perhaps you would like to test out your business idea in a low-risk space that offers excellent support. Or do you already have a business and would like to expand or try it out in a different setting? Whatever your reason for becoming a market trader, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Find out how to turn your dream into a reality in Calderdale’s markets and hear from some of our existing traders who have done just that!…/become-market-trader

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

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.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace

Online – Level 2 Certificate in Understanding LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace – Bradford & Halifax Residents Only.

Learners are only required to log in to a Teams Meeting for the 2 sessions details below and all other work is completed at the learners’ own pace.

If you would like to attend a course, please read more here

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.

Vacancy! Prevent Community and Volunteer Development Officer – Calderdale Council

The Prevent Team develop, commission and deliver projects and training to help identify and support those vulnerable to radicalisation to build resilience and “prevent them from being drawn into terrorism” under the Prevent Strategy. Our Prevent work is intended to deal with all kinds of terrorist threats to the UK.

Closing date 24th April

View vacancy details here

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team