Charity Fundraising Event at Arden Road Social Club

Arden Road Social Club will be holding a Charity Fundraising on Saturday 15 June 2019.

From 4:00pm-7:00pm there will be Family Entertainment with a clown, disco, face painting and a variety of food.

There will be a £3.00 minimum donation (under 10s FREE).

From 7:00pm until late there will be entainment from the singer – Samwell Gent and the band The Drawing Board Band.

There will also be a raffle with a 1st prize of £250!!  also with many more prizes donated by local business’

All money raised will be going to “ABF the soldiers charity” – a charity close to many peoples lives.

Armed Forces Event in Halifax Town Centre

There will be an Armed Forces event on Saturday 22 June, 9:00am-5:00pm at Southgate in Halifax town centre. This FREE event will be fun for all the family with stalls, military vehicles, a medical tent and field kitchen and much more.

Please note, that despite the poster saying 29 June, the event has been brought forward to Saturday 22 June.

Special Constables Recruitment Information Evening

On Thursday 13 June, 7:00pm at Halifax Police Station, Richmond Close, Halifax HX1 5TW there will be an information evening and an opportunity to speak to Special Constables.

Email West Yorkshire Police to inform us of your attendance at

The recruitment window is open from Friday 31st May until Monday 24th June 2019.

National Standard Recruitment Process

West Yorkshire Police recruits Special Constables to a national standard using the National Specials Recruitment Assessment Process. The process requires candidates to be measured against specific core competencies relating to the role of a Special Constable.

What are these competencies?

The competencies are identified from the College of Policing’s Policing Professional Framework which lists the competencies for each role in the police service. Those specific to the Special Constabulary include;

  • Serving the public
  • Openness to change
  • Service delivery
  • Professionalism
  • Working with others
  • Decision making

Shared Lives Week 17-23 June 2019

Shared Lives of Calderdale provides personalised day services, short breaks and long-term living arrangements for young people and adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and older people.

The service is provided by over thirty Shared Lives Carers who have been carefully selected and approved to provide support in their own homes, out in the community or in the homes of people who need extra help and support at home.

If you would like to learn more about Shared Lives please pick up a leaflet or get in touch by visiting or call 01422 393887.


Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – Tuesday 18 June 2019

The Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk tell us what matters to you in your area and the meeting includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road, Illingworth, HX2 9LL

Refreshments and signing in from 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.


With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we may not have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Up for discussion:

  • Current Ward issues
  • Neighbourhood Watch & Police Update
  • Local Updates

The full agenda can be downloaded by clicking on the link Illingworth Agenda Tuesday 18 June 2019.

To find out the latest from the Illingworth Ward Forum held on Tuesday 19 March, you can download the minutes here.

For more information email


Caring Together Event – Friday 14 June

For Carers Week 10-16 June, there will be a Caring Together event on Friday 14 June, 10:30am-2:00pm at Age UK C & K, Ground Floor, Rimani House, 14-16 Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5BD.

This event is FREE to all adult carers and their loved ones.

There will be;

  • entertainment
  • therapies
  • information
  • refreshments and lunch
  • free prize draw

Free transport and respite care is available by calling Calderdale Carers on 01422 369101 (please give at least one week notice to organise)

A Great Get Together at Hebden Bridge Park

Inspired by the values of the late Jo Cox, The Great Get Together is a national event  across the country every year and Hebden has its own.

Saturday 22 June, 12:00pm-6:00pm, Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge will see some incredible activities include the international, highly acclaimed Human Library Project, a local ‘Bake off’, music and entertainment throughout the day, hair braiding, face painting, young people’s area, older people’s activities and much much more. There really is something for everyone. We’re particularly excited to hear 12 year old Sam on the decks, playing some quality reggae vinyl, as part of the ‘Sounds of Summer’ from local DJ’s!

Reach4Ward is organising this and is a non-profit community interest company delivering events, training and workshops based on the principles of achieving social justice.

In recognising that loneliness and isolation are some of the biggest issues in the UK today, affecting people from all corners of the community, these events are set to bring people together. To bridge the gaps that exist today, to promote kindness, and to say we have #moreincommon than that which divides us.