July crime reports

So far this month  [and we are near the end of it] only one crime has been reported.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE
22 July 2016 2200 motor vehicle scratch Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa, Wellhouse Lane, Kirkheaton

Date for Inquiry into Low Fold footpath set

16 July Low FoldThe inquiry into the status of Low Fold footpath [see map] will be held by the Planning Inspectorate at 10am on Wednesday 14th December at Huddersfield Town Hall.
It is important if you wish to speak, give evidence, or contribute in any way, that you attend on the opening day.  It is open to anyone who has made an objection or representation and anyone else with an interest to attend.
If you have asked to be heard you will be expected to attend.
Anyone who wishes to give evidence must ensure that their statement is received by the Secretary of State by  14th October 2016.

16 July NoticeWe will post more information nearer the time.

Summer Reading Challenge Activities

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is celebrating Roald Dahl – the famous chidren’s author’s centenary. Children can join in the Challenge and the fun by going along to Kirkheaton Library to find out more. Over the summer there will be Roald Dahl Craft Activities on offer and a Big Friendly Picnic at the end of August.
16 July BFpicnic

What’s on in August

Tues 9th Yetton Hub talk, ‘A Week in May’ story based on the murder of Lord Cavendish’. Community Centre 7:30pm £2.50 at the door
Thurs 11th  Roald Dahl Crafts 2:30 – 4pm Library  FREE!!!
Thurs 18th Stargazing Session 3 Time s TBA £1 8 years +
Sat 20th Bible Breakfast Club, Parish Church, 9:30 am-10:30 am
Sun 21st Cafe Church, United Church, 10:45am
Tues 23th WI. ’Support Dogs’ 8pm Croft House, Upper Hopton
Thurs 25th Beetle Drive 2pm Yorkshireman, New Road. Hospice Support group
Local history talk Community Centre 7;30pm £2 organised by Kirkheaton
Local History Group
Fri 26th Big Friendly Picnic 2:30 – 4pm Community Centre. Bring your own picnic. FREE!!!
Tues 30th Thurs September 1st, Holiday Club, United Church, 10 am -12.15 pm

Weekly:
Every Monday 
Watercolour class 1:30 – 4pm Community Centre
Every Tuesday   Yoga 1:30-2:30pm, Tai Chi 3-4pm Community Centre
Every Wednesday  Armchair exercises 2 -3:30pm Tai Chi  7-8pm Community Centre
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
Every Saturday am Creative Crafts 10:30 -12:30 Community Centre Contact Trish 07858223854 Monthly workshops where you can learn a new craft

Monthly:
1st Friday/Saturday of the month Yetty’s Coffee Shop at the Community Centre
1st Tuesday of the month Flower Arranging Class 7pm 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 Ideas, comments, questions and volunteers welcomed. 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.

Want more information about any of these activities?
Then contact info @yettontogether.org

Community Room redecoration

16 July Volunteers at workA big thank you to all the volunteers* who gave up their time in the recent very hot weather to decorate the new Community Room at the Community Centre. There was  a lot of laughs  alongside a lot of hard work.
* The volunteers were Ron, Michael, Marie Claire, Judith, Lesley and Jim who all worked alongside members of the centre management team, Trish, Sue, David and Jean.
An extra special mention and thank you  goes to Ron and Michael for all the extra hours they have put in to get the room ready on time.
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The mystery of the disappearing plants!

Gone!!!!!!

Gone!!!!!!

Then there were none!!!!
Someone so enjoyed the colourful plants  around the village that they decided they would like some of them! All the plants in the two tubs situated at the seat on Cockley Hill Lane, have disappeared! But  the labels have been left behind so we know what we are missing! Presumably they are  now being enjoyed by the perpetrator in their own garden.
Our two hard working gardeners have replanted the tubs this week. Let’s hope we can all enjoy these plants.
16 July planter
We would be grateful if people would keep an eye on all the tubs to help prevent this happening again.

Kirkheaton playgroup on the move

After approximately 35 years at the Community Centre Kirkheaton playgroup is moving its premises. From September it will be based at the Scouts & Guides Hut on Moorside Road where there is a large indoor and a secure outdoor area.

Due to the move the playgroup is able to expand its activities. Full day care during term time will be available alongside morning and afternoon sessions.

Breakfast and lunch club will also be available

Funded places available for 2,3 & 4 year olds.

For more informative contact Emma on 07887440507

Decision time for village housing proposals

A number of Kirkheaton residents attended the strategic committee meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall on July 14 th to put forward their points of view regarding the housing planning applications for 60 houses at Cockley Hill Lane and 48 on the old mill site. Representation was made by Kirkheaton Future regarding its findings re the developing Neighbourhood Plan alongside Yetton Together. Cllr Peter McBride ( Labour Dalton ward) also supported the groups and urged the committee to take note of the developing Neighbourhood Plan.
The chair complimented the groups on their work and stated he wished more residential groups came to the council with their views
The Shop Lane site
Outline planning permission was granted with the following conditions:
The right of way known as ‘The Transey’ connecting Shop Lane and St Paul’s Road should be put into ‘sound order’ by the developer.
Traffic management should be revisited

The  Cockley Hill site
Concern was expressed by councillors re the presence of coal on the site and how this would be dealt with.
Outline planning permission was deferred to a later date until the developer submitted a detailed remediation strategy regarding the coal seams

A council officer stated that there should be moves to ‘facilitate a dialogue between the landowner and the group’ ie Kirkheaton Future. This would enable the village to have more say in the type of housing, materials used, layout and traffic management on the proposed sites

Proffesor Peter Roberts, member of Kirheaton Future commented ‘A satisfactory outcome which offers the opportunity to achieve a more sustainable development on the mill site and further consideration of the Cockley Hill site’

Temporary closure of Laneside landfill site

The site was closed recently as a temporary measure while Casey’s update their Environment Agency Permits. The  tonnage allowed under the permits was nearing that permitted. The planning application went before Kirlees recently who approved, subject to conditions and a Section 106 agreement. Casey’s have agreed with the Council to  install an active wheel wash system instead of the bath presently  on site to minimise mud on the approach roads. These works will  be completed prior to recommencement of operations.