Park & Warley Awards 2018: Celebrating the stars of our communities!

Our Communities

The Our Communities Awards are coming up this June and we’re ready to recognise and celebrate those individuals and groups whose work and commitment has had a positive impact on the communities within the Warley and Park wards of Halifax.

Do you know of an individual or maybe a group that has made a difference in your area who you think is deserving of one of the below awards?

 Nominate them today!

 There are 10 awards categories: Nomination Criteria

  • Good Neighbour
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Contribution to Sport & Play
  • Contribution to Work & Training
  • Contribution to a Safer Cleaner Greener Environment
  • Contribution to Children & Young People
  • Contribution to the Older Generation
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Community Involvement
  • Young People of the Year

 How to Nominate


  • There is no limit to the number nominations you can make.
  • Nominations must be for an individual, group or organisation that lives or works in or for the benefit of Park Ward community.
  • As hosts of the awards, staff from the North Halifax Partnership or Halifax Central Initiative cannot be nominated for the work they do for these organisations.

For more information or help completing the nomination forms please give us a call on 01422 365948.


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Easter events in Calderdale 2018

Easter-Eggs.jpgEaster 2018 in Calderdale
Get ready for lots of FREE fun and family-friendly entertainment in Calderdale this Easter! From a Duck Race to Pace Egg Plays with Easter Egg Trails, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Egg Decorating Workshops, a Colouring Competition, Easter Crafting and more; your family can enjoy a jam-packed Bank Holiday weekend!

Good Friday, March 30th

Heptonstall Pace Egg Plays and Midgley Pace Egg Plays: traditional Mumming Play performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers Square. Cheer on St George as he takes on contenders such as Bold Slasher, the Black Prince of Paradine and Hector.  Violent sword fights predominate but, as ever, good triumphs over evil.

Grand Easter Egg Hunt: at Shibden Estate, Halifax. Organised by the Shibden Estate Friends Group, all proceeds will be used to enhance the Estate.

Easter at Westgate Arcade: Perfect for children and young families, Westgate Arcade is holding an Easter Colouring Competition during the Easter Holidays!

Easter at The Piece Hall: (until 11th April) Easter Crafting, Egg Trails, meet real spring lambs, Chocolate Egg Decorating Workshops and more!

Saturday 31st March

Easter Eggztravaganza at Mount Zion Heritage ChapelAn Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds of the chapel, with a wide selection of crafts in the cottage, followed by a picnic style lunch in the Chapel. with an Easter Bonnet Competition with a prize for the best bonnet!

Brighouse Easter Trail: Follow your trail sheet and collect a letter or number from the 38 participating shops to enter the FREE prize draw. Free treats for children with Easter bonnets or bunny ears (while stocks last).

Easter Monday, 2nd April

Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race: Duckmania returns to Hebden Bridge as thousands of ducks race down the river, with a variety of entertainment to enjoy throughout the day, including children’s rides, charity stalls and live music from a local bands. (Duck Race starts approx 3.15pm at St. George’s Bridge).

Easter Fun also continues at The Piece Hall with real Spring Lambs and Easter Crafting.

Wednesday 4th April

Easter Egg Hunt at People’s ParkJoin the fun with a Free Family Easter Egg Hunt, Wednesday 4th April 11am to 1pm at People’s Park, Halifax.

The are Chocolate Egg Decorating workshops at The Piece Hall (Booking is essential as places are limited).

Thursday 5th April

Easter Bunny Fun at Shibden Hall: Join the Shibden Bunny in search of eggs and friends hidden in Cunnery Wood and the grounds, then make a felt Easter-themed craft. (Please note this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies.)

Have a lovely Easter, folks!

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