Groups enjoy Northern College Away Day

On Saturday 14 April 25 adults and 4 children enjoyed an Away Day at Northern College, Barnsley. Some will know it as Wentworth Castle. A number of members of Yetton Together were among the groups. The purpose of the visit was to get to know other groups operating in the Dalton Ward, share ideas and experiences and look at the priorities for our Ward. We were joined by Councillors Peter McBride and Musarrat Khan.

All our ideas will be summarised and there will be a chance of a further day, or residential, at the College to pull together the findings.

As well as hosting the day, the College provided us with free lunch, a potted history of the College and short tour of the grounds.

Thanks to Cummins Turbo Technologies for their very kind donation towards the transport.

Crime report 15 April

13 Apr 2018 20.30 Smash rear patio window, make untidy search of bedrooms and box room and steal jewellery, cash and household items.Exit as entry ORCHARD ROAD, KIRKHEATON,

Enjoy the daffodils!

Enjoy the daffodils even if it never seems to stop raining. All over Kirkheaton the daffodils are in bloom in the tubs, planters and by the wayside. These daffs at the top of New Road were donated along with others on Heaton Moor Road by Pauline and John Hanson who also planted some of them.

Crime reports for first week in April


The person reporting a crime has the right to object to the incident being made public.In which case it cannot be used in the report.This is the case with the following crimes. However, a general overview of activity in the Dalton area should prove useful to residents. See below


Crime Report 1st April

The person reporting a crime has the right to object to the incident being made public.In which case it cannot be used in the report.This is the case this week.

However, a general overview of activity in the Dalton area should prove useful to residents. See below

Burglary residential – break into garden shed and steal mountain bike.

Burglary residential –  enter rear garden and enter insecure shed, but is disturbed by a resident and makes off

Burglary residential – enter garden break into garden shed, nothing taken. Move onto 2nd shed, again breaks in but is disturbed and makes off.

Burglary residential – entered back garden and attacked padlock of shed to gain entry

Theft from vehicle – break into Peugeot Boxer van through side door. Nothing stolen.

Theft from vehicle – enter Seat Leon by unknown means and steal Makita drill from the boot.

What’s on in April

Tuesday 10th – Yetton Hub Speaker Evening.  ‘Cortez to California’ –photographs & talk by Ray Brown, 7.30pm Community Centre. £2.50 pay on the door.

Thursday 12th – Kirkwood Hospice Support Group ‘Beetle Drive’, 1.30 – 3.30pm United Churc

Kirkheaton Future meeting 7.30 Community Centre. All welcome.Come and support the making of the village’s Neighbourhood Plan

Saturday 14th – Grange Moor Band, 7.30pm United Church £6.

Monday 16th – New drama group for 13 -17 year olds  starts at the Community Centre 5.15.-6.15 Contact Lou 07702320788

Monday 23th – Yetton Hub Day Trip to Fairburn Ings and afternoon at Junction 32 Outlet, £12 (excludes lunch).  Fully booked

Thursday 26th – History Group Talk, ‘Whitley Willows as was’ by Margaret Brier, 7.30pm Community Centre. £2.50 on the door.




Art Class, Community Centre 1.30 – 4pm £6.
Mindfulness Meditation Sessions, Community Centre, 7.30 – 9pm. Call Tim on 07837 128 611

Hatha Yoga, Community Centre 1.30 – 2.30pm £5. Call Michael Sharp 01924 510360
Tai Chi, Community Centre, 3 -4pm.  Call Nicola 07742 528 052

Coffee Plus (term time only – toys, activities for children and coffee & chat for their parents/carers), Kirkheaton Parish Centre, from 9am
Chair Exercise (for people who may find difficulty going to a traditional gym – all ages and abilities welcome), Community Centre, 2 – 3.30pm. £3. Call Lorna Idle 07905 073 982.
Tai Chi, Community Centre, 7 – 8pm. Call Nicola 07742 528052
Senior Citizens Club (over 55s) United Church 7.15pm for entertainment, talks etc £2.50. Call David Lock 01484 302768


Yetty’s Coffee Shop, Community Centre (Fresh coffee and homemade cakes) 2.30 – 4.30pm

Knit & Natter, Community Centre, 2-4pm just come along and join in.
‘The Health Walk’ (~1 hour) meet at the Parish Centre Car Park at 2pm followed by tea & cake in the church until 4pm.
T@2, Kirkheaton Parish Church 2pm – a hot drink and a piece of homemade cake.
Local & Family History Group, Community Centre 6 -7pm.  Call Roger on 07837 412070


Yetty’s Coffee Shop, Community Centre (Fresh coffee and homemade cakes) 3.00 – 4.30pm
Children’s Story Time, under 5’s 2.30 pm Library Term time only
Lego Club, 3.30- 4.30pm Community Centre
Krash Kids (activities and fun, term time only), 5-11 yr olds, Kirkheaton Parish Centre, from 6.30pm.  Call Claire on 01484 531449 for more info.


Yetty’s Coffee Shop, Community Centre (Fresh coffee and homemade cakes) 10.30am – 12.30pm
Creative Crafts, Community Centre, 10.30 – 12.30 learning and sharing crafting skills.  (Contact Trish 07858 223 854)
ReGen – (fun & activities for secondary aged children, term time only), Kirkheaton Parish Church, from 7.45pm.  Call 01484 531449 for more info.


1st Tuesday – Flower Arranging, Community Centre, 7pm £6.  Call Diane on 07946 400240
1st Thursday – Young at Heart (activities & discussion), Parish Centre from 1.30pm.  Call Claire on 01484 531449 if you need a lift
2nd Tuesday – Mid-Week Service (all welcome), Kirkheaton Parish Church, 10.30am
2nd Tuesday – Yetton Hub Monthly Speaker, Community Centre, 7.30pm, just turn up, £2.50 on the door.  Call Bev 07708 999 728.
2nd Wednesday – Mother’s Union (with guest speaker), Parish Centre at 2pm.  Call Jan Miller on 01484 322441 for more info.
2nd Thursday – Senior Fellowship, Parish Centre at 1.30pm.  Call Claire on 01484 531449 for more info.
3rd Thursday – Lunch Club (home cooked meal), Parish Centre at 12.30pm.  Call Claire on 01484 531449 for more info.
3rd Thursday – Young at Heart Club (home cooked meal), Parish Centre from 10.30pm £4.  Afternoon session 1.30 pm £2 includes light refreshments.  Call Claire on 01484 531449 for more information.
3rd Saturday – Bible Breakfast Club (for families) – toast and cereals followed by a shared story and crafts, Kirkheaton Parish Church, 9.30-10.30.
4th Tuesday – Yetton Together Forum meeting & 200 Club draw, Community Centre, 7.30pm Community Centre
Last Monday – Kirkheaton Bookworms – reading group in Library 7.15.  Contact Judith 01484 302198
Last Thursday – History Group talk, Community Centre, 7.30pm, £2.50 pay at door




Public meeting with bus operators

Outcome of the bus meeting held on Thursday 22nd March at Kirkheaton Community Centre.

The meeting was attended by 55 people with Debra Bagley from Metro & Terry Price Manager from Yorkshire Tiger.

Terry started by stating the reasons for changing the service to run to Brighouse, i.e. a way of replacing 278 Halifax-Dewsbury service with minimum cost.

These reasons were not supported by any member of the public and many requested a return to operation to Dewsbury. Several members of the public told the meeting about problems they had at changing from the 262 to the 203 & 253 service at Mirfield. Yorkshire Tiger will look at bus times at Mirfield.

The company will look at possibility of putting on 2 journeys on Dewsbury Market Days.

Other matters discussed were:

  • problems with the 371 bus to Lindley blocking Kirkheaton Terminus.
  • about alternate buses standing at Upperheaton for 12 mins with passengers- the company will look at doing a double loop between Upperheaton & Kirkheaton Terminus.
  • about buses not stopping at Kirkheaton Terminus & Town Road on journeys from Brighouse.
  • about individual problems some caused by drivers, some by late running & traffic problems

Debra answered some questions about Metro tickets & Terry answered questions about Yorkshire Tiger & Arriva tickets.

The Meeting finished at 2055

Latest crime reports

14 Mar 2018 0455 Break chains securing motor bike which they steal and then abandon nearby. Round Wood Avenue, Waterloo.

The person reporting a crime has the right to object to the incident being made public. In which case it cannot be used in the report.
The following crimes have been reported in the Dalton area but the victims do not wish to be identified. See below

Person known to victim with access to property steals three mobile phones from the property

Damage ignition barrel on Honda motor cycle chained to post.

Open Wide! – dental survey

Healthwatch Kirklees* is undertaking a survey to find out how many people in Kirklees have access to a regular dentist and to understand their experience of looking for an NHS dentist. They write:

We would like your support on our NHS Dentistry Campaign.
What’s the issue?
We regularly hear from patients in Kirklees that they are struggling to find an NHS dentist who is currently accepting NHS patients.

We’ve heard stories of people experiencing dental pain having to go to the Out-Of-Hours Emergency dentist and some have even had to go to the Accident and Emergency (A&E).

What you can do to support our campaign
This is the link to the survey

Feedback will help identify ways in which service availability, access and quality can potentially be improved.
We would be grateful if you could help us promote this survey by adding it onto your website, social media (twitter/facebook), newsletter or any other channels.

* Healthwatch Kirklees is an independent charity which aims  to gather and represent the views of adults, young people and children living or using services in Kirklees. They want to know what’s working well and what needs to be changed. Visit them at