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: Outstanding Individual – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Nathan Hunter

Nathan was nominated for this award because of his continued commitment to improve his lifestyle and steer away from the negative influences he was previously at risk from.

Nathan wanted to make a change in his own life and decided to join the Pennine Housing Fencing Programme in Todmorden as an unpaid volunteer almost 1 year ago, for 4 days a week. This was a big commitment with travel but he didn’t fail and his attendance was excellent.

From the beginning of his placement he embedded himself within the team immediately, each day growing as an individual, going the extra mile to deliver a good service to the community and supporting his fellow placements. He soon wanted to increase his volunteering to 5 days a week.

Nathan then went on to volunteer Mixenden when the Fencing Programme moved. He continued with bundles of enthusiasm, determination to get the work done with quality and within agreed timescales.

Working within his own community Nathan has rebuilt relationships with local residents and continues to represent the team and company in a positive way.

In February 2014 Nathan gained a Fencing Apprenticeship with Pennine Housing 2000, allowing him to build on his skills. The apprenticeship is a reward for the hard work, determination, sheer commitment and passion that he has put in to developing himself and his skills over the past 15 months.

And Nathan continues to push himself onwards and upwards. He also volunteers at Mixenden Activity Centre, where he is a Peer Mentor, supporting the delivery of activity sessions and supporting other young people to engage in sport and activities run at the Centre.

His commitment to learning new skills whilst delivering excellent services and improving the appeal of our estates has been second-to-non.

Throughout his time as a volunteer, Nathan has truly matured and grown into an inspiration young man and true North Halifax Star!