Park and Warley Weekly Digest 20.5.22

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

What’s On – Activities and Events

Community Connections at Halifax Academy

Read about the fantastic work the community projects team at The Halifax Academy has been doing to support families and the local community.

  • Community Kitchen
  • Growing Spaces
  • Food Champions

Read the latest roundup here –

Calderdale Next Chapter – Community Streets Pellon – Ling Bob

Click here to find out about proposals to reduce traffic and build a safe and healthy environment for people of all ages to walk, cycle, rest and play in the streets around Ling Bob and Christ Church Schools.

Funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Department for Transport.

The Ling Bob active travel neighbourhood proposals include:

  • Junctions and road layouts
  • Improvements to snickets
  • Trees and green space
  • Removal of roundabouts

The consultation period runs between Monday 16 May and midnight on Sunday 12 June 2022. 

A message from Halifax Community Fridge

We’re seeing new faces every day at the fridge. The number of visitors is rising on a daily basis. We are incredibly busy. Our stock levels are also the lowest they’ve been.

Support the community fridge project, we’ve been open almost 600 consecutive days. We serve all nationalities and people, and everyone is entitled to 5 items each day.

With growing numbers, we ask you to support your community fridge and the people who benefit daily.

Please see the attached list of foods we can accept.

We’re cooking up a mouth-watering programme

A month-long celebration of culture and diversity this June in Park and Warley –  one of the most vibrant and distinctive places in Calderdale.

Visit our Facebook page for up to date details of all activities and events coming up in June.

We Are Calderdale 2022
The We are Calderdale event live will be online from 9.30am–1pm next Thursday 26 May – you can watch via YouTube or

Our key theme this year is Calderdale Together – together we are stronger and more resilient. Along with young people from both Calderdale and Trinity Sixth Form Colleges, we will showcase how local people have collaborated, innovated and supported our communities and individuals. We’ll also hear young people’s feelings on how we are responding to the climate emergency and there’ll be a chance to discover more about our community partners.
We hope you can join us for what will be a thought provoking and rewarding morning. #WeAreCalderdale

Refugee Week Poetry Writing Session

A FREE event at ST Augustine’s Centre on Monday 30 May, 10am – 12pm

Let’s write a collaborative poem for Refugee Week!

Join Hina and Kay from Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary for a collaborative poetry-writing session to create a poem to celebrate Refugee Week under the theme ”Healing.”
The poem will be presented at the Refugee Week launch.
All are welcome! Find out more here

Halifax Young Singers

We are launching a Children’s Choir!! We are looking for singers ages 7-11 to come and join the HYS family.

Come along to our FREE SINGING DAYS and experience some high quality and highly enjoyable music making under our new Musical Director, Charlie Rhodes.

  • Saturday 11th June
  • Saturday 9th July
  • Saturday 20th August

Get in touch for more details and to book your place via

Warley Ward Forum

The next Warley Ward Forum will be held in person at St Columba’s Community Hall on Thursday 9th June

If you live or work in Warley, this is a good opportunity to come tell us what matters to you.

Doors open from 5.30pm. Meeting starts at 6.00pm

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Communities across the borough will come together to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty’s service during the Jubilee Weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022. Plans for events and activities throughout Calderdale are well underway, from music and performances to gatherings and displays. 
Find out more here.

If you’ve not yet done our free, magical augmented reality story trail, find out more here

CAL art competition

Consider yourself a bit of an artist? Want to show off your creative flair? To celebrate how art can boost wellbeing, Calderdale Adult Learning is holding an art competition based around the theme of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Prizes include a premium hamper of art equipment, high street vouchers and course discounts, and the winning pieces of artwork will be displayed at CAL. There will also be a presentation and announcement of the winners at the CAL open day at Heath Campus on Saturday, 18 June at 10.30 am. 

See attached flyer for more information. To enter, please email a photograph of your artwork to by Monday 6 June at 5pm with your name, postcode and telephone number.

Weeks Of Wellbeing

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, Calderdale Adult Learning is offering two full Weeks Of Wellbeing to showcase the variety of courses it offers. The courses will run from Monday 6 June – Saturday 18 June and on the final day, there’ll be a full open day at Heath Campus.

The sessions include creative skills, wellbeing, life skills and digital skills. To view the full programme and enrol see attached flyer

Multiply – a numeracy skills programme for adults

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been allocated £12,483,680 for Multiply a numeracy skills programme for adults aged 19 years and over)  to help improve numeracy skills & confidence across the region.

They are looking for employers from all sectors within West Yorkshire to help them understand how they can provide meaningful training, that will have a solid impact on productivity and job prospects within the region.
As such, they’re asking for input from local employers, via the survey below, to help develop plans for this fund.
They want to hear your views and experiences as a local business. They need to understand:
 – What numeracy skills your business requires
 – Where any skills gaps are currently, and
 – What support you would like to be provided to help fill these gaps
The survey should only take 5 minutes, and will be invaluable in helping shape future training provision.

Sharing Mary – Bible And Quran Side By Side

Calderdale Interfaith Council are please to present this talk and discussion led by Madeleine Russell on Tuesday 24th May, 1.30pm at Halifax Opportunities Trust, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, HX1 5PG.

This is a women only event. Please RSVP Perveen on 07776107362

Old Halifax Photos – New Selection!  

25th May at Square Chapel

A fresh panorama of old photos of Halifax, including views of the old Railway Station, with steam locos.  Then an interesting series of local photos from a 1950s film.  Buses and trams, churches which have changed greatly – or vanished.  Images of old Illingworth, plus fascinating pictures of lost Ovenden and Holmfield railway stations.  Finally, unusual views of the old town centre.

Tickets £6.00 – Box Office: Via Quaytickets –

Book Online Via  Or By Calling 0343 208 6016

Mary Hackett, Belle Vue, Model Village, Bombsite And Gibbet

On Saturday 28th May, 11am David Glover, local Historian will lead a walk starting at Francis Lister Cemetery gates, visiting Francis Street, People’s Park, the birthplace of Speaker Whitley, the little known Model Village at West Hill Park, and the site of the Hanson Lane Bom.

Address for starting point is: 109 Lister Lane, HX1 5JZ

Open to all. Please RSVP Perveen on 07776107362

Employment and Training

Three new free employment support offers

The Employment Hub are running three different free offers to support people around employability, CV-building, interview skills and work experience.

Please see attached flyers or contact for more information.

For Business and VCSE

Flavourfest – promote your business on our Festival page

Post your local business and promotions on our festival Facebook page in June.

Park and Warley Business Support Drop In

Our first business drop-in session with the Place Development Team is on Thursday 26th May between 5pm and 6pm at King Cross Library. Following sessions will take place on the last Thursday of the month.

Support Drop-in for Businesses based in the Park and Warley Ward. We can offer support with recruitment, advertising, business growth, new businesses, grants or to help you navigate any other Council services.

Call in for Informal chat to see how we can support your business

For more information contact

West Yorkshire Digital Boostcamp for Small Business flyer attached

Working with expert partners the Lloyds Bank Academy are offering free digital and tech support sessions at their Digital Boostcamps in Halifax town centre.

Every Tuesday 7th – 28th June

Register here

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

Calling all business owners! You may be able to apply for the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) if your business was previously ineligible to receive any funding or grants support through COVID-19 pandemic.

Was your business previously ineligible to receive any funding or grants support through COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you may be able to apply for the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF).

Applications are open until the end of May for businesses such as:

  • Hospitality/leisure supply chain (breweries, caterers)
  • Events/exhibitions supply chain
  • Animal boarding
  • Travel and tourism businesses (If not already covered by the Local Retail Discount)

Applications are open now until the end of May! For further information or to submit your application, please visit Calderdale Council website –…/relief-and…/carf-2022

Latest Jobs

Vacancy Communications Assistant – St Augustine’s Centre

Want to join a fantastic team committed to meaningful work within the community?

St Augustine’s is currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic Communications Assistant. If you would like to learn more about this exciting role, please visit the website for full details and job pack.

Closing Date – June 6, 2022

Vacancies Community Foundation for Calderdale

Vacancy! Events Manager – The Piece Hall

An exciting opportunity to work within the Events team at the magnificent Piece Hall, managing the planning and implementation of the world-class annual programme of public events.

Full Time including evening and weekend work

Closing Date: 29 May 2022

More details….

Vacancy! Receptionist at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre

Halifax Opportunities Trust  is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic team member, to act as a central reception point for staff, tenants and visitors to the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre. You will carry out reception duties including welcoming visitors, answering telephone enquiries and performing general administration work for the Business Centre’s Lead and other Trust staff.

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

More details…

Vacancy! Early Years Practitioner

Halifax Opportunities Trust is looking for passionate and enthusiastic team members to work in our nurseries. We 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.

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

More details…

Vacancy! Senior Early Years Practitioner – Room Leader

Halifax Opportunities Trust is looking for passionate and enthusiastic team members to work in our Todmorden Children’s Centre. We 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.

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

More details…

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team