Law change affects Boothtown planning application

An application has been approved by Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee for the removal of conditions on a site in Boothtown, Halifax. Planning permission was granted for the site on Woodside Road back in 2015 for the demolition of garages and the construction of 14 dwellings which was subject to a number of conditions. The application that appeared before the committee was to remove two of the conditions. The first was for the provision of the need for education and the second was for the provision of open space. It was agreed that the condition for education was not now necessary and although an upgrade to existing public open space would be desirable, the development would still be acceptable without those works.

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Community Iftar brings all faiths together from across Calderdale

On Thursday 7th June we held our annual community Iftar here at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. For Sunnis, it is at the time of the call to prayer for the evening prayer; for Shias, it is after the evening prayer.

We welcomed over 100+ residents from across central Halifax and neighbouring wards aswell as local services that we work with including the Police, St Augustine’s, local Mosque and ward Councillors.

Hafiz Amjad from our local community opened the fast with dua (the prayer) before our staff from Halifax Central Initiative served the dinner to our guests. This is our fourth community iftar and is growing each  with more community residents including families and children attending and  from various backgrounds and faiths. It provides a better understanding and appreciation for why Muslims participate in Ramadan and the meaning behind it.

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us and Ramadan Mubarak.

Free Open days with Adult Learning and gain new qualifications or skills!


Our FREE OPEN DAYS with our friendly staff will help you decide what is right for you.

Functional and GCSE English and Maths – ICT – ESOL – First Aid – Food Safety – Security – Level 3 Education and Training and lots of other courses too.

Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax

Thursday 14 June, 5-8pm and Tuesday 10 July, 3-7pm

If you’re looking for an opportunity to acquire new skills to help you get the job of your dreams, come along to our dedicated taster sessions for core skills. All Maths and English courses are FREE and run at various times of the day and evening to suit your needs.

Meet the tutors; find out more information and maybe try your hand at a range of interactive activities.

This is also a good opportunity to meet other providers, such as Halifax Opportunities Trust or Artworks from our outreach provision. You can also meet prospective employers and receive impartial advice and guidance from C & K Careers, to ensure you are on the right course at the right level.

No need to book, come along for a cup of tea or coffee and an informal chat – why not bring the kids, partner, parents, work colleagues, friends – you’ll all experience a warm welcome

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