Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Contribution to Sport and Play – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Jamie Johnson

A volunteer at St Augustines for just 7 months,  Jamie has already had a massive impact on things by running Job search and Gardening sessions as well as going above and beyond to start running football sessions off his own back which have been a huge success and a big hit with some service users.

Many of the Centre Users are enthusiastic football fans already and along with Jamie’s help at making them better at the game, they can all get together have a bit of fun every week.

Due to football having a universal appeal that seems to overcome any language and cultural barriers, the sessions provide a way for everyone to enjoy the same activity including Centre users who may not be fluent in English.

Jamie managed to get hold of some kits donated by Calderdale Community Coaching Trust as well as a generous donation from the Missions Group of St Andrew’s Church which helped to purchase suitable footwear.

Jamie really has made an outstanding contribution to St Augustines Centre and to the lives of centre users.

To find out about the work of St Augustines visit

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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