Kirklees’ Wellbeing survey

As part of developing the ‘Kirklees Integrated Wellness Model’ for adults in Kirklees, the council want to gather people’s views on what affects their physical, mental, social and emotional health.

To do this they are asking people about their health and wellbeing; what helps and hinders living a healthy life, and views on what should be available to help with this.

This information will help shape what future services and support will be available to achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing.

The link to the survey is below and aimed at all adults in Kirklees:

Please share with your friends, colleagues and relations to help them get as many views as possible. And if you live in Kirklees please complete it yourself. The survey will be live until Friday 15th September 2017.

Restoration of bridleway update

In June a group of volunteers started restoring the old bridleway Cold Royd which leads from Jagger Lane down onto Broad Lane. Due to a long period of neglect the old flags have been either stolen or hidden under vegetation, and the walls have fallen into disrepair. The group are funded by a grant from the Dalton Ward and are supported by Kirklees Countryside Volunteers. The grant has paid for drystone wall tuition and the stone required.
David Clarkin [who instigated the project] reports:
“We have made good progress (15-20m of wall rebuilding underway) but there is a lot  left to do. Anita [our tutor] agreed to come back and take 3 further sessions-one each month in August (12), September (16) and October (7). We will gather at 9.45am for a start at 10.0 – working until 2.0pm with a short refreshment break.”
Anyone interested in joining them to learn a new skill should contact David on 01484 535 643 or e mail

Stone walling volunteers

Neighbourhood Plan update – August

From Kirkheaton Future
At last our grant monies have been approved and received from Locality. It has now been paid into the account of Kirkburton Parish Council who have control these monies on Kirkheaton Future’s behalf.

We now are liaising with three consultants with companies which specialise in the reports required for the village Neighbourhood Plan –

The reports will cover :

  • Highways
  • Ecological
  • Planning issues.

We will keep you informed as we will soon be compiling our draft Neighbourhood Plan for everyone in the village to approve.
Click here for the latest minutes –24th July 2017


YT’s 200 Club subscription renewal time

Have you been admiring  the wonderful hanging baskets around the village? These* cost over £1200 and have been funded mainly by Yetton Together’s 200 Club.

If you would like to help fund the cost of the baskets  next year, join the 200 Club, or if already a member make sure you renew your subscription which is now due.

The concept of the club is simple. You buy a numbered ‘share’ (for £12 per year) which is put into a monthly draw with 3 chances to win. This gives the ‘shareholder’ 36 chances of winning some money – up to £50** per month over the year. Half the money raised is given back to shareholders in prizes and the rest is used to buy additional hanging baskets for the village. Each basket costs approximately £65 each (includes a watering contract) and there are 20 of them!

See more at:

* YT fund 20 of the baskets – the remaining 8 [ the ones which are shaped like a cup
and saucer sited half way down New Road and midway on Town Road, are funded by
Kirkburton PC]

** dependent on number of subscribers 

New 262 bus timetable

Have you been left at the bus stop this week?  Many people were unaware of the changes to the 262 bus timetable which started on 25th July.

But unfortunately if my* experience is anything to go by it may be a new timetable but it’s still the same poor service and poor buses! Despite there being only one bus an hour going to Dewsbury the bus was still 5 minutes late arriving at Huddersfield bus station and then it spent 10 minutes at the traffic lights at the exit to the station as the driver couldn’t release the hand brake!!!

The 262 route seems to be the poor relation of Yorkshire Tiger when compared with the other routes and buses they operate!

Here is the new depleted timetable. Only one bus an hour to Dewsbury
*Editor : this is my personal opinion and not necessarily that of Yetton Together

What’s on in August

Not a lot!
There will be no Tai Chi classes in August
There is no history talk on the last Thursday in August

Tuesday 08 August – Yetton Hub Talk & Demonstration –‘Gift Wrapping Tricky Parcels’ by Karen Kaye.  7.30pm Community Centre. £2.50 pay on the door.
Saturday 19 August Saturday Crafters – Learn a new quilting technique 10:30 – 12:30 Community Centre £2

What’s On Regulars

Art Class by Water Colour Artist Alan Goodall, Community Centre 1.30 – 4pm £6 Call Lorna Idle 07905 073982
Mindfulness Meditation Sessions 7:30 -9pm £3 Contact Tim 07836 128 611

Hatha Yoga
, Community Centre 1.30 – 2.30pm £5. Call Michael Sharp 01924 510360
Tai Chi, Community Centre, 3 -4pm. £5 Call Nicola 07742 528052

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 Sylvia Longbottom 01924 525528.
Tai Chi, Community Centre, 7 – 8pm. £5 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 at Kirkheaton Parish Church 2pm – a hot drink and a piece of homemade cake. All welcome
History Group, Community Centre 6 -7pm.  Call Roger on 07837 412070

Yetty’s Coffee Shop, Community Centre (Fresh Coffee and Homemade Cakes) 3pm – 4.30pm

Children’s Story Time, Under 5’s 2:30pm Library [Term time only]
Lego Club, Community Centre, 3.30- 4.30pm 50p Children under 8years must be accompanied by an adult


Yetty’s Coffee Shop, Community Centre (Fresh Coffee and Homemade Cakes) 10.30am – 12.30pm
Creative Craft, Community Centre, 10.30 – 12.30 learning and sharing crafting skills. 


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 – 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.

3rd Tuesday – Yetton Together Forum meeting & 200 Club draw, Community Centre, 7.30pm Community Centre

3rd Thursday – Lunch Club (home cooked meal), Parish Centre at 12.30pm.  Call Claire on 01484 531449 for more info.

3rd Saturday – Bible Breakfast Club (for families) – toast and cereals followed by a shared story and crafts, Kirkheaton Parish Church, 9.30-10.30.

Last Monday – Kirkheaton Bookworms – reading group in Library. £2 Contact Lesley 01484 313019

Last Thursday – Not in August  History Group talk, Community Centre, 7.30pm, £2.50 pay at door

New vicar at Kirkheaton parish church

On Thursday 22nd June at 7.30 p.m, after a year without a priest in charge, the congregation of Kirkheaton Parish Chuch and St Bartholomew’s, Grange Moor welcomed  the Revd Ian Jones.  His licensing service took place at the Parish Church, and was led by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines.
It  was attended by over 200 people, including about 60 who came over from Revd Jones’ previous church in Lancashire, where he had been the Curate.

Since then he has been busy meeting  members of the congregation and the wider community. We wish Ian, his wife Helen and his sons a  happy and fruitful stay in Kirkheaton.
One of his first duties since his installation was to officiate at the wedding of Kirkheaton couple, Clare and Tim Reeves.

Rev Ian Jones officiating at his first Kirkheaton wedding

July crime reports

Good news and bad news!
The GOOD news
No crimes  have been reported for the Kirkheaton area throughout the whole of July.

The BAD news
We are still being plagued by mindless vandalism in the village. In the past plants have been stolen but over the last few months plants have just be uprooted from their tubs and the roundabout and just thrown all over the pavements.The latest was on Friday evening the 21st July where plants from the roundabout were thrown over a parked car nearby. We, or the police  would welcome any information about the culprits. Contact or phone 101