Creative Artistic Challenge – Nature and Sustainability

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We have launched our Brighouse Arts Festival Creative Art Challenge with support from Creative Minds. A fun artistic challenge to create artwork inspired by nature, and sustainability.

This artistic challenge is open to all but especially those people who use services run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, their carers and staff

Your artwork must create a fantastic spirit of optimism which unites around our share emotions and give us hope for the future. Your inspiration might be the nature, natural history or sustainability. It could be the wonderful spring/summer flowers in gardens and open parks, or indeed anything that captures your imagination in a positive relating to these themes. We shall then share works on our online gallery and our social media.


10 entries will be picked to feature in the Brighouse Arts Festival and 1 ‘winner’  will win a specially framed image of their artwork


Send us your responses and we can add them to our virtual gallery. Email


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Projects Administrator – North Halifax Partnership

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North Halifax Partnership are looking for a Projects Administrator.

37 hours per week (possible job share)
£18,135 pa

North Halifax Partnership is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative help people into employment and training, provide youth activity and diversionary projects and deliver activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

We are looking to appoint an individual with a strong customer focus to provide friendly and efficient administrative support and help ensure the smooth running of the projects of the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative (OMI) and Staying Well programmes.

The role involves:-

  • Providing a friendly welcoming service to service users and stakeholders
  • Assisting with the organisation’s internal communications through administration of databases, triage of enquiries and preparing documents for meetings.
  • Undertaking service evaluation surveys over the telephone
  • Maintaining appropriate records and data standards to ensure information is organised and evaluated effectively in adherence to the Data Protection Act.

It is essential that you have at least 2 years’ experience delivering excellent customer service working in a paid or voluntary capacity for an organisation with a lot of direct customer contact.

To request an application pack please email or ring 01422 251090.

Closing date 5pm Wednesday 29th July 2020. 

Interviews to be held Tuesday 11th August 2020

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

Coronavirus, social distancing, hospitality venues and shielding

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The following information may be useful if you need to understand the present situation with Coronavirus.

Clarification on social distancing measures

You should continue to keep two metres away from people. Where this is not possible you must keep more than one metre away and take extra precautions to reduce the risk such as wearing face coverings, working side-by-side instead of face-to-face, or the use of Perspex screens or other physical barriers. You can find more details of other recommended precautions by reading this list.

From 4 July, you can also meet in a group of 2 households (including your support bubble), in any location –  public or private, indoors or outdoors. This does not need to be the same household each time.

It remains the case – even inside someone’s home – that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble.

More information on keeping safe during this time can be found on the government website.

Hospitality sector reopening

From Saturday 4 July, restaurants, bars, leisure and entertainment venues can reopen as part of the latest relaxation of restrictions.

Reminders of safety messages will be visible in popular areas across the city centre, along with hand sanitiser stations. Additional cleaning will be carried out, especially on objects being touched such as benches, bins and push buttons as well as at transport interchanges.

A team of council-managed night marshals will be operating over the four weekends in July to guide the public, especially in busy locations. West Yorkshire Police will also be supporting the reopening with extra resources on hand.

We have been supporting the hospitality sector by providing businesses with materials such as signage and social distancing visuals and where possible, pavement widening has been put in place to provide more space for people to move safely.

To prevent the spread of the virus, if you are visiting the city centre this weekend, please remember:

  • As part of NHS Test and Trace, businesses are being asked to keep a record of their customers and visitors for 21 days. You should assist by providing details when asked to do so.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Regularly wash your hands and wear a face covering if you’re using public transport to come in to the city.
  • Stay home if you or anyone in your household experience any symptoms and book in for a test.

Remember that pubs and restaurants will be operating differently:

  • Opening times may vary.
  • Be patient. Expect queues, and things to take longer than usual as businesses operate social distancing measures.
  • Most businesses are taking online bookings only or operating on a first come first serve basis.
  • Drink responsibly and ensure your taxi is booked for the way home.

More information on what to expect can be found here.

Some important changes to shielding

From Monday (6 July), the advice for people who have been shielding will change so that you can safely meet others outdoors in groups of up to six people, whilst strictly maintaining 2m physical distancing. If you are shielding and live alone or in a single-parent household, you can create a mutually exclusive ‘support bubble’ with one other household. For more information, visit our shielding webpage.

Further changes to the shielding guidelines are anticipated in August, and we will share more details as these are announced.

Anyone advised to shield can access priority supermarket delivery slots when they have registered with the national shielding service. This priority access will be ongoing throughout the pandemic – but the deadline for registration is 17 July 2020. If you have been advised to shield, make sure you register for support on the government website.

The Youth System – Summer Holiday Club for boys and girls aged 5-13

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The Youth club is a holiday club based at Forest Cottage in Ovenden, in association with the OSCA foundation, running through the Summer 2020 break, for children aged 5 – 13 years of age.

The Youth System dates are from 20th July to 7th of August.

Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 16.00, open to both girls and boys at a competitive rate of £13 per day.

Due to the Government Coronavirus guidelines, the numbers are strictly limited so apply early.



Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8AD
Enquiries and bookings: or 07568 263435

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter July 2020

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Welcome to the latest Newsletter from the Calderdale 50+ forum. Calderdale Forum 50 Plus aims to represent and promote the collective voice of people over the age of 50 in Calderdale by: Communication, Campaigning, Influencing, Encouraging and Empowering.


Download July 2020 newsletter


Read here.



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Nursery Lane
Halifax, England HX3 5SX
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Disability Partnership Calderdale Newsletter 6 July

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Take a look at the newest Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter.

Welcome to the latest Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter. This week’s focus
is on shielding changes and a couple of key bits of local news, including the reopening of (some) public toilets and markets, indications that life is slowly getting back to normal.

We work with local authorities, volunteers groups and various service providers to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Calderdale. We also support our members with whom we consult regularly and for whom we provide meetings and social events.

Or read it below:

The Space @ Field Lane – Latest Newsletter

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The first issue of the news bulletin from The Space @ Field Lane is out.

Since the centre had to close its doors due to Covid-19, this newsletter has been compiled as an online community.

Everyone at The Space @ Field Lane are working hard, planning the safe reopening of the centre, in order to restart offering their classes and services.

They will need volunteers to help with the reopening. If you have time to offer, please get in touch.

The newsletter would also welcome adverts from local businesses, your stories and views on how they can best be there for you.

Download the newsletter here

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 03 July 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • CREW Heart Support Group Bulletin – Walk around Hebden Bridge
  • Prince’s Trust training with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service for 16-25 year olds
  • Brighouse Vision Masterplan – tell us what you think
  • RSPCA Virtual K9 Party In The Park 2020 July 5th

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing

You can also contact us on 0300 555 0266.

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Can You Help Deliver Physical Activities in Our Local Parks?

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Lots more people have been telling us that they don’t feel like they have the opportunity to be active during COVID19. As a response to this we’d like to work with local communities to develop free activities in local parks and open spaces over the summer into September/October as a way of providing more opportunities for our residents to be move more. This is a similar scheme already established in Birmingham.

If you deliver sports or activity sessions that get people moving, it could be hula hooping, dancing, gardening or tai chi that can be transferred to an outdoor setting, and are interested in the opportunity to get involved in Active Parks please get in touch for more details. Activities will have to be delivered in accordance with the latest government guidance on physical distancing.

Contact Active Calderdale: