Park and Warley Weekly Digest 29.4.22

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

Discover Brackenbed Park flyer attached

Saturday 7 May, 11am

Join this free event where you can enjoy food, nature, history, art and the opportunity to influence the future of this magnificent space! Suitable for all ages, including families.

Brackenbed Park, AKA Shroggs Tip and the Ash Tips is a beautiful and large greenspace, home to lots of wildlife, steeped in history and with so much potential to become an amazing community space. Come and discover it for yourself and try something new by having a go at the free activities.

11am at People’s Park Pavilion For The History Walk

From 12.30pm:

  • Make your own kite and fly it!
  • create unique sculptures using what is available on site
  • find out about the wildlife at Brackenbed park on a bug hunt

It can get a little muddy so please wear wellies and appropriate clothing if it has been raining.

For More Info Contact Natalie On 07881952542

Eid Family Celebration at the Piece Hall

Saturday 7 May, 11am – 4pm

A family friendly Eid celebration in The Piece Hall Courtyard, Saturday 7 May from 11am ’til 4pm.

Savour delicious food from Halifax-based Simply Delish and enjoy arts and crafts activities including Henna, family games, jewellery making and Eid cards with Healthy Minds Calderdale.

Free entry. 

Halifax Community Fridge will be holding a donation point at our Eid event. They would like to encourage the public to donate on the day – please see attached what donations they can accept

Lister Lane Cemetery Spring Open Day flyer attached

Sunday 8 May from 1.30pm – 4pm.

180th Anniversary of first burials 1842.2022. Guided tours by David Glover and Stuart Wilkinson starting at 2pm

Read attached flyer for more information.

Furry Friends Open Day

Monday 2 May from 12pm – 3pm.

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are celebrating all creatures small and fluffy with their Furry Friends Open Day this May bank holiday!

The Animal Centre will be open from 12pm – 3pm with stalls, food and drink, games, interactive learning and of course, lots of animals to meet.

Read more on the Halifax Central Blog here

Book your stall at the Flavourfest Market flyer attached

Local food businesses, market traders or those looking to start their own business are invited to register their interest in an exciting new food and culture festival planned for Calderdale this June.

The Flavourfest local market is due to take place outside Calderdale College on 25th and 26th June, as part of a month-long festival of events and activities in June 2022.

The FREE event will celebrate the richness of culture and diversity in Calderdale and promote the Park and Warley areas of the borough as great places to live, work and visit.

Any Calderdale-based food business is able to apply, including market stall holders. Priority will be given to businesses based in Park or Warley wards to showcase the area’s enterprising and distinctive nature.

There are also stalls available for community groups.

Please complete our attached market stall holder requirements form

For more information contact Vicky (07712 305025) or Asif (07594 510712) or email

A Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health in Calderdale

The last 2 years have put particular strain on the health and wellbeing of individuals and organisations and this conference aims to be inspiring as well as informative. It will be a real opportunity to connect with different faith approaches to wellbeing and mental health in our local area and meet and network together for mutual support.

There will be 2 keynote speakers, Jim McManus (Dir Public Health, Hertfordshire) and Jonny Richardson Glenn (CEO Healthy Minds Calderdale); and a drama presentation from Calderdale College in the morning, followed by a free vegetarian sandwich lunch then themed workshops in the afternoon.

When : Wednesday 11th May (during Mental Health Awareness Week)

Venue : Halifax Minster

FREE Vegetarian Lunch provided

The conference is open to everyone, especially the faith communities and mental health agencies.

Register for FREE at Eventbrite via this link:

Download the flyer

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.

Women and Girls Softball Cricket flyer attached

Any ladies out there fancy a spot of cricket?

Thursdays, 6 – 7.30pm at Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club, HX6 1AN

Everyone welcome ages 10 and up

No equipment needed.

Contact Vikki to register your interest on 07830717999

Free ESOL classes flyer attached

English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) classes are available for free across Calderdale.

  • Heath Campus
  • Halifax Academy
  • Central Library
  • King Cross Library
  • Brighouse Library

For more information, see the attached flyer

Budget Like a Boss!! & Cook on a Budget Like a Boss!!

Free courses available in May 9.30 – 1pm:

  • 16th and 23rd May at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre
  • 12th and 19th May at The Outback, Jubilee Children’s Centre

Contact or telephone 01422 364664

Lunch and travel included.

YMCA School uniform exchange flyer attached

You can find good quality free, second hand school uniforms for Calderdale primary and secondary schools through the YMCA school uniform exchange.

Donations are welcome and they will be happy to receive good quality, clean uniforms to replenish their stock.

You can find generic school shirts, polos, trousers, skirts and dresses, shoes as well as some school branded bags, polos and cardigans.

Opening hours:

  • Monday : 10-2pm
  • Thursday : 10-4pm
  • Friday : 10 -4pm
  • Saturday : 10 – 12pm

Donations of good quality school uniform, shoes and supplies is always welcome.

Do your part in reducing waste and keep good quality school clothes in circulation!

The service is free and available to everyone.

Find us at : Halifax YMCA, Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UG

email:  Tel: 01422 353626  Facebook: HALIFAX YMCA

Staying Well Community Funds available

Staying Well has funding opportunities for a range of ideas and projects. This funding is to help both new community groups get started as well as helping existing groups develop and strengthen the brilliant things they are doing.

Through working with our partners at Active Calderdale, VAC and SWYFT we now have opportunities to support projects that:

  • address loneliness and isolation
  • help individuals and communities get moving more
  • are financially vulnerable due to the challenges of COVID and want to keep delivering COVID support

Find out more here

Free Online Course to Understand children’s mental health conditions

1 in 8 children and young people experience behavioural or emotional problems growing up. It can be difficult to know if there is something upsetting a child or young person, but there are ways to spot when something’s wrong.

This FREE online course can help you be able to offer appropriate support when a child is in need…

Develop your knowledge of:

  • Risk factors
  • Triggers
  • Developmental changes
  • Behaviour
  • Common conditions
  • Signs to spot
  • Diagnosis
  • Support

No experience is needed, and the flexible nature of online learning means you can balance family life with education. Find out more here

Free Online Course – Understanding Autism

Understand diagnosis, behaviour, needs, and the support available to individuals with autism and their families.

This FREE online training explores what it’s like for an individual to live with autism and how you can develop appropriate awareness, support, and communication skills.

Find out more here

Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work discount for VAC organisations

Did you know that an estimated 555,000 workers in Britain sustained an injury at work in 2017/18?

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks.


Book Here

Healthy Minds Regular Groups and Activities flyer attached

Free groups and activities across Calderdale to help you feel well.

Contact your local R&S Worker to book or enquire about a group or activity, or call our main line: 01422 345154

Do Your Own Thing – Self Employment Programme for Women flyer attached

Currently Unemployed? Would you like to work for yourself? Are you female and live in West Yorkshire?

FREE friendly 14-week courses start May & June 2022

  • Building self-confidence and assertiveness skills
  • Turning your business idea into reality
  • Managing your money and selling your stuff
  • Managing your stress, time and work-life balance

Contact Louanne at SEE Ahead for more information or to book email: Tel: 07980 292146

Calderdale Business Breakfast with Rise, Calderdale College and Halifax Panthers

Discover how to become part of the unprecedented levels of change and investment in Halifax at our Business Breakfast next month.

Wednesday 11 May at The Shay Stadium from 8am.

At the event a panel will discuss how local businesses can ensure they take advantage of the coming opportunities across re-development and infrastructure.

Find out more and sign up:

Men Staying Active – Light Up BAACH flyer attached

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

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.

Vacancy! Migration Coordinator – Calderdale Council

Calderdale has long been a place of welcome to people seeking a new life of safety in the UK and has been part of the national asylum dispersal scheme since its inception.

This role will work with colleagues across the Council, external organisations and key partners including health, education and the voluntary, community and faith sectors to develop and sustain strong and effective working relationships and partnership working. The post will lead on a range of support responses across asylum, refugee and migration programmes.

Closing Date: 18 May 2022

More details…

Vacancy! Integration Key Worker – Halifax Opportunities Trust

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community.

As an Integration Key Worker you will develop and provide a range of tailored services to support socially excluded new migrants and refugees to enable them integrate locally and the wider UK host society.

Closing date for applications is 5th May

More details…

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team