Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2017

It’s back!

Join the Community Foundation for Calderdale, for the 2017 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards, where we celebrate, acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the best charities, community groups and volunteers in the area. The 2017 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards are to be held at The Shay Stadium in Halifax on the 28 September. It will be an evening to remember as we hear touching stories of bravery, determination and ultimately success from the Men & Women who do so much to keep their causes alive and at the forefront of our minds.

While the Community Spirit Awards are being held in Halifax, they are open to all charitable organisations in Calderdale.

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 your charitable organisation is doing something great nominate your organisation, if you have been supported by a local charitable group nominate them, or if you have a volunteer you just couldn’t live without let us know.

We have 13 categories to choose from and you can nominate your organisation/ individual in more than one.

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Creative Careers Masterclasses 2017

If you are interested in a career in the creative industries and are aged 14-23 contact The Dean Clough Foundation on to find out more about their Creative Careers Masterclasses.

The Masterclasses will be held on Wednesday 30 August, Thursday 31 August and Friday 1 September when you will get a chance to speak to and get advice from industry professionals. The venue is yet to be confirmed. The classes are FREE but places are limited so booking is essential.

Events this summer will be followed by others throughout the year covering different fields including;

  • Architecture
  • Digital Arts
  • Illustration
  • Textiles
  • Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Broadcasting
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Animation
  • Sculpture

Film at Square Chapel 21-26 July 2017

Square Chapel Arts Centre is a thriving venue bringing you the best in film, theatre, live music, comedy, family shows, workshops and more. To see what’s on in Film in July 2017 click on what’s on in film…

Crossley Juniors AFC looking for new players for a new season

Crossley Juniors AFC is a community football club based in North Halifax – in fact it is Calderdale’s largest community football club.

They have a number of teams for both boys and girls of all ages – and of course men and women! They are currently recruiting for the open age ladies team and for the junior girls teams.

For further information contact Mick Gaven on 07891 074026 or email

For more information on the Belles girls teams speak to Rosie Freeman on 07946 674914

Local Activities for the over 50s in Illingworth and Bradshaw

The LA Group was set up in 2011 by a group of residents primarily in the 50+ age group. The group offers a range of activities and classes to help promote their health and well-being of people over 50 in the Illingworth, Bradshaw and surrounding areas.

Try Art, Craft, Keep Fit, Kurling or Line Dancing – the first session is FREE.

Membership for the year commencing 1st April 2017 is £5.

Find out more –

Weekly Programme – updated 7th April 2017:

The  CROWN  GREEN  BOWLING Season has begun and 17 members of the LA Group have paid their membership to Holmfield Bowling Club and so Monday sessions have begun at 10 am to 12 noon and at other times when there are no matches until the end of September 2017

Mondays, 10 am  – 12 noon  £1 which includes refreshments. Holmfield Bowling Club, Beechwood Park, Holmfield  (membership of bowling club). Playing for fun but learning at the same time


Tuesdays, 10 – 11 am  £3
Not too hard, but not too easy! This is a fun aerobic exercise class to get you fit and keep you healthy. Suitable for a range of abilities

Tuesdays, 11.15 am – 12.15 pm  £2.00
Suitable for all abilities.

Tuesdays, 2 pm – 3 pm   £3.00. (not on the first Tuesday in the month)

Wednesdays, 10.15 am – 12.15 pm  £2.00
Join our friendly group for knitting, card making and other crafts (some materials provided) plus hand massage or just a brew and a natter

Intermediate Class – Thursdays, 9.45 am to 10.45 am.   £3
New Beginners Class –  Thursdays, 11 am to 12 noon  £3
Strengthening your core and keeping you fit and healthy

Thursdays, 10 am – 12 noon  £4
Professional Tutor.  Suitable for all levels – beginners are welcome.
Some materials provided.

******  New people very welcome at all the above activities ******

New 5-A-Side Football League Starting at Northbridge Leisure Centre

5 Star Sports Limited are starting a new 5 -a-side football league  on Mondays at North Bridge Leisure Centre from 21 August starting at 19:30. (Please note they were hoping to start these on July 10 but this has been postponed due to a typing error on the original poster). There will be 40 minute games in a competitive division monitored by an experienced 5-a-side referee. For more information contact 07484 227288.

You may like to download this 5-A-Side Poster and display on your noticeboards.



A little bit wet but a lot of fun!

The Friends of West View Park were pleased to host the 6th annual West View Park Family Fun Day on Saturday 15th July.

Despite intermittent showers crowds flocked through the park gates to enjoy attractions and entertainment provided by local groups such as St Hilda’s Church, Warley Community Association and Creations Children’s Centre.

Many thanks to West Yorkshire Police and to all the volunteers who came along to support the smooth and safe running of this event. Also to Tailor Made Safety Ltd. of Boothtown for their donation of stewarding vests.

To find out more about the group or if you would like to get involved in planning next year’s event, please email

Or find our group on Facebook!

As this is Love Parks Week too, here are a few reasons why we LOVE West View Park!