Vote for your favourite Calderdale park!

 Seven parks in Calderdale are in the running for the Green Flag People’s Choice Award – Shibden Park, Wellholme Park, Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Ogden Water Country Park, Clay House Park and Bailiff Bridge Memorial Garden. To help your favourite Calderdale park to make the UK’s top 10, simply cast your vote – visit, select your country/region on the interactive map to find your park and click the ‘vote for this park’ button.

Vote for the Victoria Theatre as the country’s most welcoming theatre!

Voting is now open for the UK’s most welcoming theatre award and the Victoria Theatre 20bcee95-d587-4599-b497-c846bd9022ceis in the running again. Please vote at, where you can also enter a competition to win £200 worth of theatre tokens. Voting closes on Tuesday 19 September 2017

Oyez, Oyez, Town Crier Competition in Halifax

Oyez, Oyez, Woolshops to host second Town Crier Competition!

On 7th May, Woolshops will host its second town crier competition in conjunction with Halifax town crier, Les Cutts.

town_crier_competition_700From 11am – 3pm, criers from across the UK will compete to be crowned the Woolshops Champion Town Crier 2016.

Criers will participate in two rounds throughout the day and will be judged on their confidence, bearing, diction, inflection, accuracy, volume and clarity.

Shoppers will also be able to visit a pop-up vintage café which is being run in conjunction with Pass It On and the Imperial Crown hotel, and street food from Ispice

VisitCalderdale: English Tourism Week Photo Competition

Robbillsonneighboursday2007winner_Blog_ImagePhotographers of all ages and experience levels are invited to enter the VisitCalderdale English Tourism Week Photo Competition! You have the chance to win a Family Day Pass to Shibden Hall and have your image showcased on! English Tourism Week takes place from Saturday 5th March to Sunday 13th March 2016. We’re looking for photographs that illustrate why Calderdale is such a great place to visit! Photos could be of a place, event, the local landscape – there’s just the one, open category, so the choice is yours.  For full details, please visit the Photo Competition Page on