The Do Something guide is packed with all sorts of fun activities for children and families all year round.
There are sport and leisure activities, including: cycling courses, football events and lots of different things to do at our pools. There’s also organised walks and events in the countryside, activities for children of all ages at Calderdale libraries and museums as well as sessions at play schemes and children centres, plus lots more!
Click here and find something to do between now and April
Everybody welcome to get involved with the 2018 Easter Bonnet Parade in Mixenden. Starting at Ash Green School.
Monday 26 March 2018 – 4pm to 5.15pm
At Ash Green School, Clough Lane, Mixenden, HX2 8SN
Includes raffle and prizes for best bonnets and the event will finish at The Holy Nativity Church where refreshments can be purchased
On Thursday 23 March, partners from Calderdale Councils Safer Cleaner Greener team, Community Wardens, West Yorkshire Fire Service and staff from the North & East Halifax Neighbourhoods team got together for a community Spring Clean around the streets of Mount Pellon.
Students from Leeds and Wakefield colleges studying public services also got involved with the clean up and accompanied West Yorkshire Fire Service as part of their work experience.
Arson information leaflets were handed out in the area to make residents aware of the risks of arson when bulky waste is left in close proximity to their properties as well as information on how any bulky waste can be removed.
In total, 15 large bin bags of litter were accumulated from the roads and streets in the area.
Do you want to compete against other skateboarders to become King (or Queen) of the Box? For one afternoon Orange Box’s rooftop Skate Park will be turned into a competition arena for skateboarders competing to take the crown.
Saturday 25 March – 1pm to 5.30pm
At Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF
Knockout rounds will start at 2pm so if you are entering please turn up at 1pm to register, collect your wristband and have a skate before the competition starts.
Prizes generously donated by Welcome Skate Store and Endemic Skate Store
Tickets: £2 (includes entry to Sports Box activities Zorbing & Bouldering)
We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation:
- Senior Early Years Practitioner
- Early Years Practitioner
- Cleaners x 2
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 31st March 2017
For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply, please visit our website at surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/
The 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.
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.
The Men United at Ovenden Park group is thriving once again with 15 members of the group getting together this morning to enjoy a variety of activities including Walking Football, Indoor golf and Kurling.
The group really enjoyed the Walking Football which saw two teams of three go head to head in a very close and competitive game, won in the late stages following a well placed goal from Grayham Smith.
There were close encounters elsewhere as the remaining members took part in indoor golf and indoor kurling with every member getting involved in at least one of the activities.
There are now plans in place for a number of guest speakers and trips out over the coming months including a guided tour of Bankfield Museum in the near future which you too could be part of.
What do you do on Wednesday mornings? Get up at the usual time, stroll downstairs, have a bite to eat, switch the television on…. every week, just like every other day?
For just £2 per session (First one FREE!) you can be part of this fantastic group for older men and meet like minded people, make new friends and enjoy group discussions over a hot drink and a biscuit… and even the occasional bacon sandwich!
The group meets every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon at Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR
If you would like more details, please ring either Joe 01422 246980, or Dennis on 01422 248734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be more than happy to tell you all about the group.