Park and Warley Weekly Digest 10.6.22

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

Coming up!

Flavourfest Communications Toolkit – Can you help up spread the word?

To promote Flavourfest and showcase the great opportunities within the Park and Warley wards we’re keen to maximise the coverage of the festival during June.

We’d love for you to get involved in our awareness-raising campaign and a Communications Toolkit has been developed by Calderdale College students to support you to do so.

This toolkit contains information on the campaign, along with ideas and resources you can use to help us spread the word.

We also encourage you to promote your business or community organisation by using our hashtag #FlavourFest22 on all of your social media posts throughout the month and joining the conversation over on our Facebook page. Please open the Communications Toolkit here

FILM – Watch our Flavourfest Film and see why we think Park and Warley is go great!

RSPCA Welfare Assistance Day

We’re now taking appointment bookings for our Welfare Assistance Day on Tues 28th June between 11am-3pm. We will be providing free microchipping, flea treatment and wormer and also issuing neutering vouchers. Please note you will need to provide proof of means-tested benefits.

To book your appointment call 01422 365628 or email – thank you!

Swim England Survey

Swim England is appealing for those from ethnically diverse communities to give their views and experiences with the aim to make water-based activity more accessible and enjoyable for everyone. I

The survey is from Tuesday 24th May to Tuesday 21 June on the following link

Meningitis Aware!

We’ve seen several cases of Meningitis in Calderdale recently. The most important thing you can do if you feel or see the signs, is get to hospital as quickly as you can. Tell the hospital you think you’ve got signs of meningitis when you arrive. The quicker you can get treatment, the better.

Symptoms can include some or all of the following: a fever, headache, a stiff neck, a dislike of bright lights, rapid breathing, drowsiness, shivering, vomiting and cold hands and feet. It sometimes also causes a characteristic rash which does not fade when pressed against a glass.

For more information visit:

Ending soon!  Calderdale Next Chapter – Community Streets Pellon – Ling Bob

Click here to find out about and have your say on 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 closes on midnight on Sunday 12 June 2022. 

Warley Cricket Club – Juniors Required!!

If your child is aged between 6 & 11 (girl or boy) and would like to learn to play cricket this summer, then why not come to Under 9s & 11s training this Thursday evening at Warley CC. These fun, educational and enjoyable sessions are run by ex Cricket Scotland & ECB L3 Coach Ian Shaw. No previous experience is required and may lead to selection to one of our two representative junior teams.

For further details please contact Ian on or just turn up at the ground 18:25 on Thursday evening.

Fancy volunteering? Trustee speed dating event

Thursday 30 June between 5-8pm, at the Square Chapel in Halifax. Grab a drink on us and find out more about our amazing Calderdale voluntary sector organisations and what it takes to be a Trustee.

To book a place contact   


It is 1952 … and Britain is threadbare, bombed-out, financially and morally exhausted. Its major cities are still bomb-sites, and it is almost impossible for many families to borrow money, rationing is harsher than ever, and there is an acute shortage of decent housing. Morally and culturally, Britain is “white, Christian, and deferential”. The Empire is on the wain, and, increasingly, emphasis shifts to building new relationships with the people of the Commonwealth.
On the sudden death of her father, into this ‘State of the Nation’ is thrust a 25 year old woman … the first female monarch for over 100 years … a symbol of ‘modernity’, ’post-war progress’ … change.
In 1952 other young women emerge onto the cultural and social landscape … women who will fight for change, and for greater  rights and equality for all women.
We want to hear from a diverse range of local women and discuss how the UK has changed for YOU in the last 70 years:
I remember having to wear a dyed raincoat to school because my Mum couldn’t afford to buy the proper one
I remember the orange biscuit tin that I used to steal digestives from
I remember the monsoon rains in the village and seeing hundreds of frogs jumping everywhere
I remember the first slap not only on my face but on my soul
I remember closing my eyes and drawing letters in the blackness
I remember the first heartbeat of my daughter inside me

We are creating a piece of immersive theatre led by ONE VOICE – a group of women committed to bringing about change through art and performance.
We want to capture the fragments of lives lived, glimpses back into childhood – the seven ages of women over the course of seven decades.
The seemingly small, the mundane, the life-changing … everything will be reflected through the prism of community life and all will blossom in importance and relevance.
We are taking over the cafe at:
Friday 17th June at 11AM
Bring a special ‘I Remember…’ and please join us – place are limited so please book.

Employment and Training

Are you unemployed and interested in working joinery setting?

Halifax Opportunities Trust has a 4-week work-based training course with a fast-growing joinery warehouse in Halifax.

You have to be committed to 3 days per week in a work trial and complete any required training. In return, you will receive a guaranteed interview for a role with the company, help with enrolling on training and employability support.

All reasonable out of pocket expenses will also be covered. Open to all ages. To book a place or for more info contact Jo Denny on 07891956062 or email at

Introducing ISCAL flyer attached

Join us for a guided tour of ISCAL factory. Giving you an insight to our daily tasks, a chance to meet our team and chat with our current volunteers.

Let us present to you the benefits of volunteering at ISCAL, the skills and training you’ll receive and how they can prepare you for future employment.

To secure your place, please book via Eventbrite…/introducing-iscal-tickets…

For further info email 

Are you interested in a career in Health and Social Care?

The Women’s Activity Centre is offering a unique learning experience in a safe space where you can get help and support if you struggle with English.

The centre is a women only centre offering day care and social activities for older, mainly South Asian ladies.

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

FREE ESOL – English for speakers of other languages flyer attached

Calderdale Adult Learning is offering courses at:

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

For more information on our courses or to enrol contact us on 01422 392820 or email us at

New Digital Courses at Calderdale College

Tech it to the next level with our part-time adult courses that will help you develop your existing skills and gain new ones across software and systems.

  • Level 3 Systems Infrastructure
  • Level 3 Software Development

Find out more…

For Business and VCSE

Business Growth Grant Programme has reopened for applications

The Business Growth Grant Programme offers grants between £10,000 and £50,000 to businesses in West Yorkshire looking to purchase equipment which will support their growth and create additional jobs. The grant is limited to between 10% – 20% of capital costs depending on number of employees. It is available to eligible SMEs in West Yorkshire region with less than 100 employees. The grants are open for a short period of time due to high demand. Find out more about the grant, eligibility and how to apply here.

Made Smarter Project
The Made Smarter Project provides business growth advice to manufacturing and engineering-based businesses which are looking to adopt new digital technologies. The programme helps businesses explore technology that can reduce costs, reduce downtime, increase efficiency, or create more products. The programme offers technology advice, skills and culture development and leadership development. More information available here.

Digital Investment Fund
This fund has been developed to support the growth of businesses in the creative, digital/tech, MedTech or FinTech sectors. Businesses can apply for a grant between £10,000 and £50,000 to help towards purchasing equipment, office re-fits or make alterations to premises. Find out more here

West Yorkshire Employers – Financial Wellbeing Event

In the current climate incomes are becoming more squeezed as outgoings increase (e.g., to energy bills, petrol costs, national insurance contributions etc). Are your employees worried how they will manage? Do you know how this crisis could impact on your business?

Your people are your most important asset, so their happiness and wellbeing matters, and the financial worries that some people may face due to rising outgoings can impact a workforce’s mental and physical wellbeing, which in turn can affect work performance. 

There are many small steps you could take to creating a happy workplace, from flexible working through to empowerment… but what about financial wellbeing and support? 

Come along to our webinar on Thursday 23rd June 10am -11am and find out what FREE services can be offered to help your employees and help you understand how poor financial wellbeing can impact your staff and the effectiveness of your business.

Register here:

Calderdale Business Awards

Business for Calderdale is hosting the Business Awards which will take place on Thursday 13th October 2022 at The Venue, Barksisland celebrating the achievements of businesses in the borough over the last year.

Following a tough couple of years, this is an opportunity to celebrate the resilience and success of businesses in our area. Categories include:

Chair of Business for Calderdale, Nick Worsnop explained, “Calderdale is known for it’s resilient, innovative and successful businesses and we want to celebrate those. Everyone has been working so hard and under so much pressure, they have had to pivot and react quickly to changes in the market, be that operating in lockdown or coping with decrease in availability of materials. We felt it important to reintroduce the Business Awards in 2022 to give people and businesses recognition for going above and beyond.”

“The appetite to have Business Awards has been very well received and it’s been heart warming to see sponsors eager to show their support. Headline sponsor BCA Leisure were the first to offer their support and category sponsors were quick to follow. I think this is evidence that the business world is ready to acknowledge the achievements again after the difficult period we have all been through.”

•             New Business of the Year

•             SME of the Year

•             Manufacturer of the Year

•             Employer of the Year

•             Promotion of Calderdale

•             Entrepreneur of the Year

•             Covid Resilience

•             Lifetime Achievement

•             Business of the Year

If you know a business in Calderdale who deserves to win an award, you can nominate them online by visiting

COVID Additional Relief Scheme (CARF) for 2021/22

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. More information is available here

Start up West Yorkshire

Have you been working on a business plan or would like to explore an idea?

Start-up West Yorkshire offers workshops, seminars, one-to-one support and resources, to help you grow your ideas and set up a business. Our free Enterprise West Yorkshire program is open to everyone, no matter where you are on your start-up journey and to businesses who have been trading for 3 years and under. For more information contact

Numeracy skills programme

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been allocated £12,483,680 a numeracy skills programme for adults aged 19 years and over to help improve numeracy skills & confidence across the region. They’re looking for employers from all sectors within West Yorkshire to help understand how meaningful training can be provided, and will it have a solid impact on productivity and job prospects within the region.

You can take the survey here

Latest Jobs

Vacancy   Head of Support (Sabbatical Cover) – St Augustine’s Centre

Are you looking for a short-term, exciting challenge working with a great team? 

We are looking for someone to take on the leadership of the Support side of our work (not Immigration) for a 7-month period until the end of February 2023, to include a month shadowing Becky.  

This is a chance to work with a fantastic staff team and wider community of people. We will provide on the job support, additional external training as required and free hot lunches! 

More info here

Closing date Friday 17th June  

Vacancy   Try High are recruiting!

Join our amazing team this Summer and help us make a difference to young peoples lives across Calderdale!

If you are experienced in working with children, over 18 and want a challenge this summer, send your CV to

More info at:

Vacancy   Development Officer (Employment and Skills) – Calderdale Council

Salary PO1 to PO4 – £31,895 – £34,373 per annum

The position will play a lead role in developing and implementing a partner-owned Education, Skills and Employment Framework. You will continuously adapt the framework to reflect the needs and growth opportunities of the Borough. In addition, the role will help shape, develop, and influence services and programmes that support Education, Skills and Employment across Calderdale and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Closing Date: 21 June 2022

More details…

Vacancy  Principal Neighbourhood Coordinator – Calderdale Council

Salary PO4-7, SCP 30-33, £34,373 – £37,568 per annum

We are looking to recruit a Principal Neighbourhood Co-ordinator to lead our Central Halifax Neighbourhood Team across the wards of Park, Skircoat, Town and Sowerby Bridge. The team work within some of our most deprived and challenged ward areas applying an inclusive approach to community development with some of our most diverse communities.

Our Neighbourhood Teams work with communities to support our ambitions to create thriving towns, reduce inequalities and tackle the climate emergency. You will be at the heart of an established and supportive team who thrive on the difference they make to people’s lives and local communities.

Closing Date: 12 June 2022

More details…

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team