Nominate your 2018 North Halifax Stars!

Celebrating the stars of our local communities in Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden since 2009…

Yes, it’s that time again for us to celebrate the individuals and groups who strengthen and improve our communities and the lives of the people who live within them at the North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards.

The North Halifax Neighbourhood awards are all about celebrating the local talent, hard work and community spirit that goes on within our neighbourhoods of North Halifax.

Is there a group or individual you feel makes a positive difference in your local area?… Then give them the recognition that they deserve… Nominate today!

Keep an eye on our blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #nhna2018 for updates.

Our Communities Award 2017: Contribution to Sport and Play – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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Metaldyne is a local engineering firm which has helped fund the last 2 football league events in the summer holidays and have now made it an annual event. Metaldyne are happy with the fact they are helping to make a difference to the lives of local kids and will continue to support the project.

Metaldyne are global leaders in the engineering industry and have a renowned reputation for their technical capability and quality engine parts but they are also a local company and wanted to find out more about the community living outside its doors and make a difference to the lives of local kids.

Their input and advice for the football league has been fantastic and we’re pleased to announce that they are this years deserved winners of the award for contribution to Sport and Play.

To find out more about Metaldyne visit www.metaldyne.co.uk

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Our Communities Award 2017: Contribution to the Older Generation – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Maurice Kidney and the Halifax & District Irish Society

Maurice Kidney is the Membership Secretary of the Halifax Irish Luncheon Club.  He provides a great service to the Luncheon Club – recording each member’s unique membership number, address, telephone number, next of kin etc. in case of an emergency whilst attending the Luncheon Club.

Maurice greets everyone as they arrive giving each person a ticket telling of the day’s entertainment, the date of the next Luncheon Club and the entertainment for that date.  The ticket has a tear off slip and after entering their membership number this is put into a draw which if drawn during the Luncheon Club receives a £10 prize.

Maurice is the hub of the Luncheon Club as he greets every member on arrival and always has a little chat with each member on arrival.

The Halifax Luncheon Society provides an excellent social event twice a month (once a month in Summer and December) for the 50s and over.

There is a two course lunch, live music entertainment (different entertainment each time), bingo, raffle and domino card and everyone can attend whether they are Irish or not with  a small cover charge of £4.  The Committee is approx 18 people who work tirelessly to provide a fabulous afternoon 12 – 3pm.

Anyone with mobility problems is looked after and the atmosphere is first class.  There are usually up to 80 people attending each Luncheon Club and the majority dance when the live singer is on. Couples attend and many widows and widowers and the camaraderie is simply first class.

For information visit halifaxirishsociety.org.uk

Our Communities Award 2017: Contribution to Work and Training – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

18767496_1728425887173558_1669759587221803297_n.jpgWINNER: Shabnam Khan

Shabnam Khan, along with her husband Qamar runs the Halifax Centre for Learning and those who know her say that her passion for education and  supporting young people reach their full potential is apparent.

The active mum who lives with her husband Qamar and three young children works to support the young people of Halifax in meeting their potential.

Founded by Shabnam and her husband, the centre was officially opened back in 2011 with the vision of providing a centre in the heart of Halifax, and almost 5 years later the centre is still going strong, offering learning opportunities to all members of the community as well as tuition, support and guidance to students of all ages whilst enabling them to fulfil and exceed their potential.

Many of the young people who have attended Halifax Centre for learning over the years have now progressed to university which is down to the hard work and determination of Shabnam and her husband.

Find the Halifax Centre for Learning on Facebook here.

Celebrate the stars of Park and Warley – Our Communities Awards 2017

OCA ButtonThe Our Communities Awards are fast approaching 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 today!

There are 10 awards categories: 

  • Good Neighbour – New Category
  • 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

Follow us @hxnorthandeast using #ocawards17 for announcements.

Rules

The deadline for nominations is Friday 31 March 2017

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 the North Halifax 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 255402.

Celebrate the stars of Park and Warley – Our Communities Awards 2017

OCA ButtonThe Our Communities Awards are fast approaching 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 today!

There are 10 awards categories: 

  • Good Neighbour – New Category
  • 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

Follow us @hxnorthandeast using #ocawards17 for announcements.

Rules

The deadline for nominations is Friday 31 March 2017

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 the North Halifax 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 255402.

Start thinking about your 2017 North Halifax Stars!

It’s that time again and early preparations are already in place to celebrate the individuals and groups who strengthen and improve our communities and the lives of the people who live within them.

Help us as we get set to host the annual North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards by nominating your North Halifax Stars and give them the recognition that they deserve by Friday 31 March 2017.

The North Halifax Neighbourhood awards are all about celebrating the local talent, hard work and community spirit that goes on within Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden.

For rules and details on how to nominate email Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk

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