Countdown to 2015 Neighbourhood Awards… Nominate Today!

nhx neighbourhood awardsThe 2015 North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards are fast approaching and with only 21 days until the deadline for nominations why not spare a few moments of your time to nominate a local hero from your community and give them the recognition you feel they deserve.

With 10 different Awards categories to choose from, you don’t even have to stop at just one nomination!

The 10 awards categories are as follows: Click here to view criteria for each category

  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Won in 2014 by Irene Mulhall
  • Contribution to Sport & Play – Won in 2014 by Mick Gavan – Crossleys
  • Contribution to Work & Training – Won in 2014 by Tutors and Students from the Construction Course – North Halifax Skills Centre
  • Contribution to Children & Young People – Won in 2014 by Martina Walsh
  • Contribution to the Older Generation – Won in 2014 by The Mixenden Community Growers
  • Outstanding Individual – Won in 2014 by Nathan Hunter
  • Community Involvement – Won in 2014 by Mixenden Parents Resource Centre
  • Young People of the Year – Won in 2014 by Kirsty Healey
  • Contribution to Culture – Won in 2014 by Peter Coenen – The Dance Mill
  • Contribution to a Safer Cleaner Greener Environment – Won in 2014 by Adrian Hill – Pennine Housing

There are a number of ways to nominate and the online process can be done in just 3 simple steps by clicking here. If you prefer the old fashioned way you can download or print our paper nomination form here and return your completed form to the Pennine Housing Office on Turner Avenue South, or drop it into Mixenden Library. You can also email us your nomination to

  • Nominations must be received by 31 March 2015
  • 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 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.

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North Halifax Star 2014: Contribution to the Older Generation – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: The Mixenden Community Growers

“What’s better than eating the home grown veg for tea that you’ve picked yourself that day?”

The Slippy Lane Allotments official opening was in March 2011 although it was 12 months before when the hard work really started for the Mixenden Community Growers; clearing the land and building the raised beds.

It was the vision of the mainly retired members of this group that saw the transformation of a piece of previously unused and unloved land in Mixenden into a blooming allotment site.

Funding and support came from Healthy Halifax, Pennine Housing 2000, Calderdale College and The Green Action Project.

There are 15 raised beds at the Slippy Lane Allotments, each member pays £10 per year and it’s now so popular that there’s even a waiting list to join!

Everyone helps each other and shares knowledge and expertise. Surplus vegetables are donated to the local community and the over 50’s Luncheon Club at Holy Nativity Church.

Members of the group say,

“It’s a great way of socialising and meeting new friends”

In 2012/2013 Slippy Lane Allotments entered Yorkshire in Bloom and were awarded a Thriving Communities Award in the Neighbourhood Category.

The judges said:

“A once overgrown site taken over by the elderly members of the community as an allotment site. All the beds are planted and producing good quality crops and displaying a very good collection of fruit trees. A very solid community effort. A very good example of how community allotments should be run”

Fancy getting involved? Contact Val Barker on 01422 249308