Nominations open for the Community Spirit Awards

Nominations now open for the Community Spirit Awards, hosted by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and supported by Calderdale Council. We know Calderdale is teeming with excellent charities, community groups, and volunteers, and we want them to be recognised and celebrated for the great work they do. So, if you know of a charitable organisation that is doing something great please nominate them, if you have been supported by a local charitable group nominate them, or if you know a volunteer you just couldn’t live without let us know.   13 categories to choose from more info here http://halifaxcommunityspiritawards.co.uk/categories/ Nominations must be received by August 4th.

Shibden Dog Day 2017 with RSPCA

Halifax and Huddersfield RSPCA host their Dog Day, including: Fun Dog Show, Have A Go Ability, Summer Holiday Fun, Stalls and GamesShibdenDogDaytinypng

Class 1 – Best Trick

Class 2 – Eyes that will melt your heart

Class 3 – Best Child Handler (8yr and under)

Class 4 – Puppy Love

Class 5 – Waggiest Tail

Class 6 – Best Junior Handler (9yr – 15yr)

Class 7 – Golden Oldie

Class 8 – Fancy Dress

Class 9 – Dog Judge Would Take Home!

For more information, visit: Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch RSPCA .

Register: Shibden Dog Day Tickets

The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park

Friends of Crow Wood Park & Memory Lane Cafe organised The Great Get Together in Crow Wood Park as part of the series of events taking place up & down the country in memory of Jo Cox.

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One of Jo’s friends, Halifax MP Holly Lynch got proceedings underway where families took part in lots of traditional games such as “Hook-a-Duck”, “Tin-Can-Alley”, “Lucky Lolly”, Play Your Cards Right”, “Sack Race”, ” Hula Hoops”, with one brave man agreeing to have wet sponges thrown at him! In glorious sunshine hundreds of people brought their own picnics and those who didn’t were lucky as local Tesco stores provided some food for them free of charge as well as supplying free tea/coffee/juice all afternoon! Live music was provided by the Bradford Ukulele band and it’s a long time since the park has seen an event of this size.

The organisers would like to thank all those who helped in any way including our Halifax Central Community Wardens, Jonny & Zameer.