Yetton Together AGM report

Yetton Together’s Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday 29th November in Kirkheaton Community Centre.
This is an interim report – the official minutes will be posted within the next few weeks.
All eight trustees attended along with eight members of the public.
All trustees up for election [3] and the officers of Yetton Together were re-elected.
Click on the relevant reports for information about the finances of the group and its activities during its first year as a charity.
Chair’s report
Treasurer’s report

What’s on in December


Sat 10th & Sun 11th Christmas Tree Festival, Kirkheaton Parish Church Free entry – donations welcomed
Sat 10th open 10.30am – 4.30pm  Come and see the trees in all their glory
Activities to take part in, music to listen to and refreshments & light lunches
Sunday, 10.30 am – Family Carol Service
Festival continues after the service, ending with carols around the trees at 4.30 pm
Tues 13th Yetton Hub Christmas Social, Community Centre 7.30pm £4 – tickets available from Bev on 07708 999728
Sun 18th
4 pm   Carols by Candlelight, Grange Moor    
6pm  Carols by Candlelight Parish Church 
 6.30pm Nativity Play at United Church
Tues 20th  1.30 pm     Christingle Service Parish Church
Sat 24th Christmas Eve
Christingle 4:30 Parish Church
Make your own Christingle followed by service and Children’s tea 5pm at United Church
Carol service 7pm at United Church
Midnight Communion, Christmas Eve  11.30pm       
Sun 25thChristmas Day
Traditional Communion, 8 am    Parish Church    
Family Communion, 9.15 am Grange Moor    
Family Communion, 10.30 am Parish Church
Christmas Service 11am at United Church
Christmas Services at Grange Moor

Weekly at the  Community centre
Watercolour class
1:30 – 4pm  £6
Contact Lorna 07905 073 982 [Not December or January]
Hatha Yoga 1:30 -2;30 CC Contact Michael 01924 510 360
Tai Chi 3 – 4 pm £5 Contact Nicola 07742 528 052
Chair Exercise1:30 -3pm £3
Tai Chi 7-8pm £5 Contact Nicola 07742 528 052
Yetty’s Coffee Shop Thu 2:30 -3:30 & Sat 10:30 -12:30 . Light refreshments available
Knit n Natter 2-4pm £1 Contact Trish 07858 223 854
Local & Family History group 6-7pm Contact Roger 07837 412 070
Toddler story & craft session 2pm Just turn up
Creative crafts 10:30 – 12:30 £2 Contact Trish 07858 223 854

Other venues
Every Wed
Senior Citizens Club (over 55s)
United Church 7.15pm for entertainment, talks etc.. Contact David Lock 01484 302768 for more details (not January)
Every Thu ‘The Health Walk’ (1 hour) meet at the Parish Centre Car Park at 2pm followed by tea & cake at the church until 4pm               
1st Tue Flower arranging
7pm £6 Contact Diane 07946 400 240
2nd Tue Yetton Hub Monthly Speaker
– All welcome just turn up to what interests you £2.50 on the door.  Also, ad-hoc trips and events call Bev 07708 999 728.  (not Jan)
3rd Tue Yetton Together Forum meeting & 200 Club draw 7.30pm Community Centre
Last Monday Kirkheaton Bookworms Reading group 7:15 £2Contact Lesley 01484 313 019
Last Friday Lego sessions 3:45 – 4:45 in term time. Also every Friday at 2:15 – 3:15 during schools holiday 50p


November Crime reports – updated

27 Oct 1900 Theft from vehicle Steal registration plates from Chevrolet Matiz Regent Road Kirkheaton

None reported for week ending 13th November

No reports for week ending 20th November

None reported in  our area for week ending 27th November

Kirkheaton Library volunteers winners!

Well done to Kirkheaton Library volunteers and Yetton Together at  Kirklees Libraries Awards 2016 night held at Huddersfield Library on 15th November.

Lesley Finnegan was nominated for the Ambassador Award for all her hard work as a volunteer,  children’s craft group organiser and much else. Jim, her husband was nominated for ‘The Unsung Hero’ Award for all his work behind the scenes keeping the library going. Trish Mellor, as representative of Yetton Together, was nominated for the Community Award and Sue Bowyer was nominated for ‘The Pioneer ‘award for establishing a number of activities in the library including the Lego club and Book group. Sadly none of them were winners but as Carol Stump, Head of Library Services, said at the ceremony – all the nominees are winners for all their outstanding work in the community to retain the library service despite the cuts.
16-nov-lib-awardHowever Kirkheaton Volunteers Group fought off stiff opposition from about 9 other volunteer groups including Denby Dale, Kirkburton, Golcar  and Marsden to win the  Team Spirit award for all their hard work in establishing the library in its new home and running it. (there is only 5  hours of paid staff  – the rest of the time the volunteers run the library) 


Kirkheaton Future AGM

The Neighbourhood Plan is still being worked upon for Kirkheaton – An application for funding has been submitted to support us with this and we are awaiting further information. .
The Kirkheaton Future AGM is to be held at the Kirkheaton Community Centre, Fields Rise on Thursday 8th December 2016 at 7pm. We are required to re-elect our officers positions but we also currently  have a vacancy for a Treasurer and a Secretary- so please come along if you have any experience and time to help at our meetings which occur usually every month to 6 weeks. Thanks – please share with your friends and neighbours.

It is important we all have a say in how our village develops over the next few decades.

Request for information

We have recently received this via our website.Can you help?

I have recently bought a Somme Poppy Pin from the Royal British Legion which comes with the name of a soldier commemorated at Thiepval. My soldier is Private John Howarth and I believe he may be the one on Kirkheaton’s church war memorial? His regimental no is 301782 and he was in 1st/8th Durham Light Infantry and killed on 5th Nov 1916. I wanted to discover more about him and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission says he was the son of Joe and Sarah Howarth of 466 Greenside, Dalton. I have been unable to find a photo of him but if you have any more information on him I would love to know.
I look forward to hearing from you if you have any more details of this man.
Kind regards
Anne Anderson

Please contact us at if you are able to help and we will pass this on to Anne