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.

Enjoy lunch at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

Illingworth Moor Methodist Church has secured the services of a new cook who will open the kitchen every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 1.30pm.

Initially, there will be a limited menu, but this will be extended as demand is established and the existing menu on Mondays and Fridays will continue for now.

The cook is called Faye King, and if there is anything particular you would like to see on the menu please let her know and she will try and accommodate.

Find out more in the latest edition of the Illingworth Messenger here…

Yorkshire & the Humber Cyber Protect Conference

This event is FREE to attend

Tuesday 28 February 2017 – 9am to 3.30pm
At Leeds Bridge Conference Centre, Rider Street, Leeds LS9 7DP

The aims and objectives of this conference is to raise cyber awareness built around the 10 steps to cyber security and guest speakers include NatWest, United States Secret Service, National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and more.

Cyber-crime is a growing threat to UK public, business and government with claims for data breaches by business being made at a rate of more than one per day as reported by the CFC.

Click here to register your place on this FREE event

Local RSPCA delighted with Valentines support

16730632_247690772343321_2921676189263606853_nThe RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District branch are thanking their supporters who joined in with their ‘Valentails appeal’ this year. The local branch which is entirely self funded, recently called upon the public to choose an animal at their centre to send a ‘Valentails’ card to to put a little love in their lives!

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator said

“Everyone here at the centre has been truly overwhelmed by the sheer number of cards received for our Valentails appeal. Every single animal received a card and we’ve had some incredibly generous donations too, it’s been very,very heart warming. We would like to thank every individual or organisation that has donated to this appeal, without your generosity we simply couldn’t continue the work we do for so many local animals in need.”

fullsizerenderThe branch received a total of 172 Valentines cards and raised a total of £400. Local after school club ‘Harlequins’ also got involved by making their own cards and even doing a bake sale to raise funds. Calder High School and the Upperthong Brownies also made cards and kindly donated to the appeal.

The branch hopes to continue with the appeal next year due to it’s success and would like to thank everyone who supported the appeal.

To find out more about the RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield you can visit their website: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk or to donate please Text RSPC40 £2 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/rspcahalifax.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a completely self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

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This Friday – Brass Band Concert at the Vandals Clubhouse

Enjoy a Brass Band Concert with pie & pea supper and a raffle in Warley for just £5 per person.

Friday 24 February 2017 – 7pm to 9pm
At The Vandals Clubhouse, Warley Town Lane, HX2 7SL

To purchase tickets contact / John – 01422 367979 / Eli – 01422 839458 / June – 01422 833824

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Drop in sessions for creative individuals and groups

Could you bring out someone’s inner Ginger Rogers, help discover the next Ted Hughes or inspire a budding Picasso?

VAC is looking for community groups, organisations and individuals with an interest in creative activities to help deliver an exciting new project working with local residential care homes and Calderdale Royal Hospital.

The project will make a difference to the lives of people in later life or those that have recently left hospital through:

  • A creative activity and entertainment programme across the venues
  • Support from volunteer befrienders
  • Access to community resources

Attend one the upcoming Molly and Bill drop in events for information:

  • Tuesday 28 February at Todmorden Fire Station, OL14 5DL – 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 1 March at VAC, Hall Street, HX1 5AY – 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday 2 March at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY – 2pm to 4pm

Or to find out more call 01422 348777 or email mollyandbill@cvac.org.uk

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This Girl Can: Women & Girls Kayak Taster Session

Try kayaking with Halifax Canoe Club who offer a fun, friendly and supportive team of female coaches and a nice warm swimming poolfor just £5 per person including boat and equipment hire.

Thursday 23 February – 8pm to 9pm
At Salendine Nook High School Pool, New Hey Road, Huddersfield, HD3 4GN

Whether it’s your first time in a boat, you are coming back to the sport after a time out or you just want to work on a specific skill, we can help.

To book please email: courses@halifaxcanoe.org.uk or for more events and information about the Halifax Canoe Club visit www.halifaxcanoe.org.uk

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