RSPCA Spooktacular Zombie Walkies Sunday October 30th!

Posted on

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford branch invites supporters to join them for their second annual Zombie Walkies this Halloween!  

Zombie Walkies is an interactive trick or treat walk around Huddersfield Town Centre, with spooky stops and live acts along the way. Families, friends, and dogs are all welcome to take part in the walk on Sunday 30th October, which finishes at the Lawrence Batley Theatre with a fangtastic party.

Click to sign up to Zombie Walkies 2022!

The event, kindly sponsored by Huddersfield BID, starts at 2pm setting off from Market Avenue Shopping Arcade (just off New Street) and takes in various stops around the Town Centre. The walk is free to take part in, but participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship for the local RSPCA Animal Centre.

All Zombie Walkies walkers will receive a free goody bag and free human and dog treats along the route.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, the Lawrence Batley Theatre has kindly offered their courtyard as a party space for all those looking for some Halloween fun! Whether you take part in the Zombie Walkies or not, the party is open to all from 2pm and includes games, music, stalls, and karaoke!

All funds raised go towards the important animal rehabilitation, care and rehoming work of the local, independently funded RSPCA Centre.


Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager said: “Zombie Walkies is a really fun way to celebrate Halloween and we’re excited to see the spooktastic walkers take part in this year’s event. We’d like to thank all the local businesses who are offering their premises as a ghoulicious pit stop and we hope the community will support them as they are supporting us by having for a bite to eat or drink before the event starts.

We’ve added an extra twist this year with a party at the Lawrence Batley Theatre where we’ll also be giving out prizes for the best dressed on the day, so let’s see how creative our community can be!’’

To sign up for all the Zombie Walkies information and receive your goody bag, please

or find out more on Facebook: Zombie Walkies 2022

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funded branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. Last year the branch rehomed over 400 animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes.  

Beaumont Bark! Local RSPCA hosts annual Bank Holiday Dog Show!

Posted on

Local RSPCA back in Beaumont Park for Bank Holiday Dog Show! 

Entry is free but you can book on Skiddle

The Bank Holiday Monday brings Beaumont Barks back to Beaumont Park Huddersfield. The annual event is hosted by RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch and Friends of Beaumont Park, with a 10 class fun dog show, stalls, live music and food. 


 The event, taking place on Monday 29th August, has fun for all the family with dog show classes including Posh Paws and Waggiest Tail, local trade stalls and live music in the bandstand. A perfect way to spend your Bank Holiday Monday! The activities start from 12pm – 4pm in the beautiful surroundings of Beaumont Park.

Lauren MooreFundraising Manager said “ We love working with the Friends of Beaumont Park to bring this fun family day out to Huddersfield! It’s a great way to spend your bank holiday, helping us raise vital funds for our Animal Centre whilst having fun with our local community and supporters!”

The event is free to attend and £2 to enter in the dog show classes. To find out more about Beaumont Barks please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch website here:

You can also find out more on Facebook and confirm your attendance by searching for ‘Beaumont Barks 2022’ in the events section.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. The local rehoming centre relies on public donations and the generosity of its local community to keep the doors of their animal centre open. The branch care for cats, dogs and small animals and have successfully rehomed 37 dogs, 81 cats and 27 small animals so far this year.  

RSPCA Animal Blessing Service at St Mark’s Church Sunday March 20

Posted on

Local RSPCA & St Mark’s Church Invite two legged and four legged supporters to their Animal Blessing Service.

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Branch alongside St Marks Church, Longwood are delighted to be holding their third Animal Blessing Service at 3.00pm on Sunday 20th March at St Marks Church, St Marks Road, Longwood, Huddersfield, HD3 4SZ.

(Photo taken at the annual Animal Blessing Service held in 2021)

Vicar Simon Crook will be holding the service which will feature a quirky animal quiz, hymns and animal-themed readings. All to celebrate the happiness and joy our animal friends bring us.

A full church enjoys the 2021 service

Fay Gibbons, Community Fundraiser at the local RSPCA branch said “Our Huddersfield Animal Blessing Service with St Marks is very special to us, it’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our pets and animal companions by bringing them along to the church to enjoy the service with us! If your pet has passed away or may find it too difficult to physically attend, then Vicar Simon is happy to bless a photo too. We can’t wait to meet new and familiar faces of people and their pets this year!”

(Vicar Simon shakes paws with Bentley the Border Collie at the 2021 service (left( & a chicken is blessed at the 2021 service (right)

All types of animals are welcomed, but the Church asks that dogs are kept on leads and small animals (such as cats, rabbits, and other small furries/reptiles/birds) are kept safe by remaining in pet carriers.


The local RSPCA animal centre is entirely self-funded and hopes to raise awareness of the animal welfare work it does within the Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford areas – all proceeds raised on the day will be split between the branch and the church.

To find out more about the Animal Blessing Service, visit or

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funded, local charity and part of a network of RSPCA branches. We are responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. In the last 12 months, the branch has successfully rehomed over 400 animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned, and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

St Marks is a small church with a big heart, priding themselves on their warm welcome and love of music in worship. The church provides traditional services as well as less formal family services, including seasonal services and a wide range of social and fundraising events, involving the local community. Children are welcome to all services and can make use of a children’s corner in the church with books and toys. St Marks is a congregation seeking to grow, everyone is welcome wherever you may be on your spiritual journey.

Level 4 Public health intelligence apprenticeship vacancies

Posted on

The Directors of Public Health across all 15 local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region have collaborated to set up the Louise Brewins Programme, an innovative training scheme for Public Health Intelligence Analysts. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council offers this opportunity to be one of the first trainees on this exciting new scheme.

There are two posts available. Subject to confirmation, one trainee will complete placements in Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (based in Wakefield) then Bradford Metropolitan District Council (Bradford) and one trainee will complete placements in Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (Huddersfield) and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (Halifax).

Salary is £18,933

Closing date: 21 January 2022


Interviews are due to take place in mid-February with a start date of May


Further details and application form can be found here

3 Live Consultations around the A629 Halifax to Huddersfield

Posted on Updated on

Calderdale the Next Chapter wants your views and opinions on the developments planned around the A629 connecting Halifax to Huddersfield.

Full story here

3 live consultations are live now and there’s still time to take part.

Find all consultations

We want to hear your feedback on proposals for walking and cycling in north and west Halifax and covering a broad area between Halifax, Elland and Huddersfield.1. Improved walking and cycling around the A629, Halifax – Huddersfield
Open until 23 November 2021

2. North Halifax Improved Streets for People Round 2
Open until 19 December 2021

3. West Halifax Improved Streets for People Round 2
Open until 19 December 2021


Find out more about the Next Chapter Projects here

Zombie Walkies for families, all ages and the dog too!

Posted on

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford branch and Huddersfield BID are planning a fang-tastic first ever Zombie Walkies this Halloween.

Local families and their dogs are invited to take part in this interactive trick or treat event around Huddersfield town centre on Sunday October 31st…. in fancy dress too!

Starting from 11am at St Peter’s Gardens, Byram Street in Huddersfield Town Centre with spooktacular stalls and games; this dog and family friendly walk around the Town Centre calls in at different eateries and trick or treat pit stops along the way to celebrate Halloween and promote some great businesses too.

The event is free to attend but participants are encouraged to dress up, make a donation or raise sponsorship on their walk for the local RSPCA.

You can sign up to the Zombie Walkies on the day of the event from 11am or sign up now to secure your Zombie Walkies goody bag.

The event is also open to those who would just like to visit the Halloween hub of stalls and games at St. Peter’s Gardens – all are welcome!

All funds raised at Zombie Walkies go towards the important welfare work and animal care the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford support in our area.

Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager said:

‘’We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our first Zombie Walkies and can’t wait to see the costumes people turn up in! As a local, self funded branch of the RSPCA, we rely heavily on our community’s support to help us care for all the animals in our Centre and we really hope people will take part in this event with or without their four-legged friends. You can even just pop down to say hello – or should that be Howloooooo!’’

With the added extra of rosettes and prizes awarded to the best-dressed individuals, group or pair (adult, child or dog) this promises to be a ghoulishy good Howloween!!

For more information and to sign up in advance for a goody bag contact or search Facebook events for Zombie Walkies.

Live at Home presents: Jesus Christ Superstar

Posted on Updated on

Join Huddersfield Live at Home at Lawrence Batley Theatre for a performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage.


We will be watching the Saturday Matinee on April 25 at 1:30

at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St, Huddersfield HD1 2SP


Tickets are £25.00 per person, including transport.

Meet us at Bradley Court, Keldregate, HD2 1WN.

Individual pick up can be arranged.


For more information or to book, please call 01484 515420


Huddersfield Live at Home Scheme, Bradley Court, 42 Keldregate, HD2  1WN

Tel: 01484 515420

Our award-winning charity helps improve the lives of over 18,000 older people across the UK every day. As the only national care provider to offer connected care and support through specialist care homes, thriving retirement living and vibrant community groups, our organisation is a leading light in later life care.

WomenCentre Winter Wellbeing Fayre

Posted on

Treat yourself or somebody else to hand crafted jewellery, clothes, up cycled hand sewn gifts, Christmas presents, delicious cakes and more at the WomenCentre Winter Wellbeing Fayre.

Saturday 28 November – 12pm to 4pm
At WomenCentre, 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB

Try Reiki, Massage and Singing or take a chance to win on tombola or a raffle. Contact WomenCentre on 01484 450866 or visit for information.