Want to find out more about Kirkheaton?

There is a fabulous site set up by two former Local History librarians [well one is still working!] dedicated to recording oddities found in the Kirklees area before they disappear. Over the last few years, Carol Hardy and  Linda Smith have been all over Kirklees photographing buildings, signs, grates, milestones etc – in fact anything connected to local past history and finding their stories. It is called Kirklees Curiosities  and it is very easy to use as all the towns and villages covered are indexed. Click on Kirkheaton and you will find a wealth of information. They are very happy to hear from anyone who has ideas for future inclusions.
Give it a click – it’s very worthwhile.

PS Carol and Linda presented some of their ‘curiosities’ at a local history talk in the Community Centre organsied by Kirkheaton Local and Family History group.
The next talk organised by the group will be on Thursday 27th September and is intriguingly entitled ‘My ancestors came from a World Heritage Site’ at  7:30pm in the Community Centre – Admission £2


Spare a penny! Or two!

16 Aug collect boxHave you seen the new collecting boxes  for YT’s community projects around the village? We’re hoping that people will donate their small change to help support our work. As one large suppermarket says – Every Little Helps!

Holiday Club – book now

Holiday Club, ‘Friends Forever’
At the United Church New Road
August 30th-September 1st, 10.00-12.00
Bookings are open until Saturday 20th August – phone 07711 654712 to book
For 6-10 year olds, £1 per day

Community Centre raffle drawn

The winners of the raffle drawn at the Community Centre on Thursday 11th August were as follows:

1st prize – yellow 216  – Hamper   Sylvia Longbottom
2nd prize – yellow 86  – Beauty set – Heather [Knit n Natter]
3rd prize – yellow 161 – Coffee & cake for two @ Yetty’s

Thank you to all those who bought tickets  and to those who donated the prizes – £43 was raised which will be used to keep the CC going. Every little helps!

Community Centre roofing makeover

After years of neglect the exterior of the CC is undergoing some improvements. Over the next few weeks the roof will be made watertight, the guttering replaced and the facsia board replaced and painted. Hopefully some of the windows will be next and the screens removed.

Easy fund raising for village community projects

Our  supporters  raised £15.48 with easyfundraising last month. Please will you add to the total at no cost to yourself.

If you shop online via your tablet or mobile just download the app easyfundraising. Then every time you want to buy online open the app and then buy your things through it.

if you use a PC go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/yettontogether and download the donation reminder.

Please think  of Yetton Together next time you buy online and help support our community projects  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/yettontogether

As one famous supermarket says ‘Every Little Helps!’

July crime reports

So far this month  [and we are near the end of it] only one crime has been reported.
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