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change in our


What is community organising?

When communities work together, the possibilities for positive change are endless.

Community Organising is the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice.

Community Organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power. When people are organised, communities get heard and power begins to shift creating real change for good.

Meet your community


As part of our Community and Wellbeing teams, we have two Community Organisers who

Alison Jones

Community Organiser

Alison lives in Park Ward and has been community organising for over a decade. She is the ‘Queen of waste food’ and can often be found serving up hot meals to the community.

Ilyas Najib

Community Organiser

Ilyas is Park Ward born and bred, he has experience of working within Park Ward and is often in the ‘thick of it’ within the local area.

Get involved in

community action

As community organisers we galvanise the community to empower them to have a say on what goes on in their local communities. We do this by working in partnership with various local stakeholders such as West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale Council, local councillors, Halifax central Initiative and many other local stakeholders.

Attend a Park Ward Forum

The Park Ward Forum takes place quarterly. Ilyas and Alison as part of their Community Organising role have taken on responsibility in arranging and facilitating the Park Ward Forum meetings at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre.

Attend a Park Ward Forum to have a say about local issues that are important to you:

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