Dance classes for 12 – 16 year olds with Dance United Yorkshire

Are you 12 – 16 years old and passionate about dancing? Take your love for dance to the next level with Dance United Yorkshire Performance Company!

Starting Friday the 14th of May, there will be FREE weekly classes for young persons who have a love for dance. The classes lead to high quality performances.

Classes run each Friday from 5pm to 6.30 pm at
Bazzmatazz Dance Studio, Berwick St. Mills, 23 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG

For more details and to book, contact Romina on 07539 154709

Places are limited so get in touch now to book a place!



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Free Counter Terrorism Awareness courses available

With the coronavirus pandemic changing all of our day-to-day routines, it is understandable that the threat from terrorism isn’t necessarily front of mind for everyone across the country. Counter Terrorist Policing know, sadly it has not gone away which is why we still need the public to be vigilant when they are out and about – where ever they may be, therefore,

Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisors on behalf of Counter Terrorism Policing North East are delivering ACT Awareness and SCaN (See Check and Notify) presentations remotely via Microsoft Teams on the following dates :-


ACT Awareness

Monday 26th April 10:30 – 12:00
Wednesday 28th April 13:30 – 15:00
Friday 7th May 10:30 – 12:00
Wednesday 12th May 13:30 – 15:00

SCaN (See Check and Notify)


Monday 26th April 13:30 – 15:00
Wednesday 28th April 10:30 – 12:00
Friday 7th May 13:30 – 15:00
Wednesday 12th May 10:30 – 12:00


SeeCheck and Notify (SCaN) aims to help businesses and organisations maximise safety and security using their existing resources. Your people are your biggest advantage in preventing and tackling a range of threats, including criminal activity, unlawful protest and terrorism. (numbers are limited on these courses),


Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) is more of a broader course which covers all aspects.

These courses are free of charge. To reserve a place, please email


Rob Pyke
Community Safety & Resilience Officer
Community Protection Team
Calderdale MBC

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities March 16

Our Family Support team will be running the parenting programme: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities in mid March 2021 alongside Halifax Opportunities Trust. The course starts on March 16.
The programme is a part of a national research project to evaluate the effectiveness and impact on family wellbeing. Parents who join the project are able to earn up to £40 in vouchers through taking part either on the programme or within the control group that will wait for the next available delivery.
Register now to reserve your place on this course which has received some fantastic feedback from parents who previously taken part
To book contact Julia Brierley 07852 174 007

Bridging the access gap in Yorkshire with Free Sign Language courses

A NEW initiative to encourage more members of the public to take up sign language as an extra language and skill is now available to residents of Yorkshire.

The Signs4Life scheme is to help people to communicate and engage with children and adults who may have hearing impairments and are offering a FREE 6-week British Sign Language (BSL) programme, which you can enjoy and access from the comfort of your home, delivered through Zoom.

For more details on the free community programme, due to start after February half-term, please email Hana, on

For information and further details, visit

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme

Are you a parent with children aged 3-18?
Do you want to help shape services for the future?
Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start Children’s Centres & North Halifax Partnership are working with UCL and Race Equality Foundation to offer Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme.

This free, 13 week course aims to help you to

  • Build positive family relationships
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Implement effective discipline strategies
  • Gain confidence and communication skills
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Recognise and value your family and cultural traditions
  • Meet others and share ideas

The course is aimed at parents, step parents, grandparents and foster carers who have got a child aged between 3-18.

There will be two groups, starting on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at the Elsie Whiteley Innovations centre and Thursday February 4th, 2021 at the Holy Nativity Church in Mixenden.

Another course is scheduled for September 2021.

The programme is part of a research study from the University College London: The Together Study. This means that a researcher would like to talk to you before the programme starts and at three time points after the programme has finished. You will received £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete with a researcher.

Part of the research is that parents are randomly allocated to either the group starting in February or allocated to a group starting in September. (The researchers can explain more about why) – a computer decides who takes part in the group now or in the group later and the decision cannot be influenced.

For more information please contact

  •  Noreen Safdar: 01422 434 980
  • Beverley Thompson: 07741671792
  • Julia Brierley: 07852174007

Programme details – A5 booklet Elsie Whiteley & Holy Nativity Updated version


FREE Fun Cookery Course in Mixenden

Learn some excellent skills, tips and ideas whilst you have a go at making some tasty meals at a low cost.

Monday 13 March – 10am to 12noon
At Flat 3 Mixenden Court, Mixenden, HX2 8QH

This course is FREE and all ingredients are provided

To book your place on the course please call Mixenden Parents’ Resource Centre on  01422 240043

FREE Courses at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre

The following courses will run at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre – These courses are FREE but you will need to book a place.

Emergency First Aid at Work – Every Monday 1pm to 3pm – from 30 January to 20 February , this is a recognised qualification with a certificate awarded on completion of the course

FREE Fun Course – Thursday 2 February – 9.30am to 11.45am – Build your own bird box, all materials supplied.

To book your place on either of the courses please ring Mixenden Parents Resource Centre on 01422 240043