262 bus – new timetable

There will be a new timetable  for the 262 bus Huddersfield to Dewsbury via Kirkheaton starting on the 30th October 2016. The service has been reduced to just two buses per hour during the day and the times change mid afternoon.  There has been a pledge made to make the service more reliable!

Please follow the link to see the new timetable and click on forthcoming timetable.

October crime reports

Theft from vehicle 03 Oct 2016 2200 Smash passenger side window of Nissan NV200 panel van, enter and steal commercial power tools. Orchard Lees, Kirkheaton,
Criminal damage – motor vehicle 04 Oct 2016 0000 Smash driver’s door quarterlight. No signs of entry being gained Pennine View, Kirkheaton,

What’s on in October

Sun 2nd 
Harvest service, 10:30 am, Parish Church
Sat  8th YT’s Quiz Night 7.30pm Conservative Club Call Bev on 07708 999 728
Sun 9th Messy Church, 10am, United Church
Tues 11th Yetton Hub talk. Community Centre 7:30pm £2.50 at the door
Tues 25th WI ‘Sculptor, Painter & Poet’ 8pm Croft House, Upper Hopton
Thurs 27th Beetle Drive 2pm United Church, New Road. Hospice Support group

Every Thurs & Fri  Light refreshments available in the library 2:30 – 4:30pm
Every Thursday afternoon  ‘The Health Walk’ meet at the Parish Centre Car Park at 2 pm, for an hour around the area. Follow up with tea and cakes at the church 2- 4pm

1st Friday/Saturday of the month  Yetty’s Coffee Shop at the Community Centre
2nd Tuesday of the month Yetton Hub Community Centre 7:30 Monthly talks, theatre visits, outings. . All welcome – no commitment to join a club. Just turn up to what interests you. More info? Contact Bev 07708999728
3rd Tuesday of the month Yetton Together Forum meeting. Community Centre, Fields Rise 7:30 – 8pm Also 200 Club numbers drawn
4th Tuesday of the month WI meetings are held at 8pm at Croft House, Upper Hopton. Visitors welcome. Further details from Marilyn Eastwood 01484 534592


Syngenta celebrate 100 years

16-sept-syngenta-2On  September 18th, our near neighbour, Syngenta threw open its door to celebrate 100 years of manufacturing on their site on Leeds Road. Many Kirkheaton residents were part of the 2500 visitors who enjoyed a glorious afternoon there.
On offer were free fairground rides, live performances by rock and brass bands as well as a variety of tours of the site by bus and on foot.There was even a guest appearance of a posse of Star Wars Stormtroopers, much to the delight of  children and many adults alike!

16-sept-syngenta-3Exhibits and displays showed how the company established its roots in the town in 1916 as a dye manufacturer for soldier’s uniforms. It continued to manufacturer dyes for much of its life, first as British Dyes, then ICI, Zeneca, and AstraZeneca. At its peak, the site employed 4,000 people.Today 400 people work directly for Syngenta on site alongside another 400 working for other companies.
16-sept-syngenta-1Syngenta now manufactures products for use by famers in protecting crops from weeds, pests and diseases.

September Crime reports updated

No crime reported in the Kirkheaton area in the week ending 18th September

No crime reported in the first week of September in the Kirkheaton area

Criminal damage – Motor vehicle 07 Sep 2016 2100 offender enters vehicle by forcing unknown implement under lock, enter vehicle but leave without taking anything. Moorside Road, Kirkheaton, HD5 0LX

August Crime reports

Burglary dwelling 27 Aug 2016 1630 use ladders to gain access via rear upstairs window, make untidy search and steal computers, cash and jewellery. New Road, Kirkheaton,

Burglary dwelling 27 Aug 2016 1700 smash window in rear door, enter, make untidy search of upstairs and steal lop top, cash, cards and jewellery. The Paddock, Kirkheaton