Park Ward Heritage Festival 2017 – Step back in time through west central Halifax

Step back in time through the streets of west central Halifax, rich in history and grand buildings…

Park Ward Heritage Festival: Half Term Activities

Monday 30 October: Views from Wainhouse Tower: Wakefield Gate, Off Skircoat Moor Rd, Halifax HX2 7EN. Free Entry, Tours from 1pm to 3pm.The 253 ft Wainhouse Tower was originally commissioned as a chimney for the local dye works by John Edward Wainhouse in the late 19th century. The structure was never actually used as a working chimney and as such, is regarded by many as one of Britain’s finest follies. An opportunity to see Park Ward and further afield from a great Height. N.B. Please wear suitable footwear. There are 403 steps to the top of the tower.

Wednesday 1 November: Park Heritage Tour 1, Lister Lane – The Gibbet. Meet at Lister Lane Cemetery, Halifax HX1 5LF. Tour starts at 2pm. A guided tour by David Glover. Free

Saturday 4 November : Park Heritage Tour 2, King Cross – QRNC. Meet at the St Paul’s Spire, King Cross Road. Tour starts at 2pm. A guided tour by David Glover. Free

 Also taking place….

Half term at The Piece Hall
Saturday 28th October :
Face Painting: The Learning Studio or Courtyard . 10.30am – 12.30pm & 13.00pm – 15.00pm (Drop-in) Cost: £3. Come and have your face painted – select a spooky design!

  • Museums at Night Family Tour :Tours will meet at the Welcome Centre Time slots: 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm Cost: Family ticket £20 (2 adults and 2 children) or £6 per person (places are limited, includes a special spiced Georgian hot chocolate!). Meet characters from The Piece Hall’s past for an enchanting mysterious .  Hear some of The Piece Hall myths and ghost stories.  Bring a torch and wrap up warm!. Booking Essential

Wednesday 1st November:
Workshop Wednesday – The Big Draw at The Piece Hall in The Learning Studio
Times: 10.30am – 12.30pm & 13.00pm – 15.00pm (Drop-in), Free
local artist Jake Attree for some BIG Drawing activities around The Piece Hall. No need to book – just turn up!

To book or for more info go to



Have your say on GP services in Calderdale

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to improve healthcare available to people living across the borough. They would like to know how you think the CCG can improve access to local GP services. Please tell us your views by filling in this survey: Improving access to GP services. For more information, visit  

Public meeting – Equality Forum Calderdale, all welcome!

The Equality Forum for Calderdale aims to provide an opportunity for the views and needs of different communities of interest to be fed into the policy and service planning processes of statutory organisations within the district. equalitylogo

The Equality Forum for Calderdale will hold its annual public meeting on Wednesday 4th October.  The meeting will take place at the Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2TS from 5.30pm.  We are pleased to announce that Julie Killey,  Service Manager for Commissioning & Partnership (Adult & Children’s Service) will be attending.

All members of the public are welcome to attend as it will provide you the opportunity to ask direct questions on issues that may be of concern to you. It is important that all members of the community representing different groups attend to ensure that we are listening and taking into consideration issues that affect you in terms of  Commissioning & Partnership in Calderdale and we can then try and address some of these concerns.