What’s on in June

Wed 1st Kirkheaton Future Village Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 7- 9:30pm Community Centre Come along and give your views and ideas about how Kirkheaton will look in the future
Thurs 2nd Kirkheaton Future Village Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 10 – 1pm Community Centre
 Thurs 2nd  Beetle Drive 2pm Yorkshireman Pub. Kirkheaton Hospice Group All ages welcome
Mon 6th – Sat 11th Queen’s 90th Birthday Exhibition – Kirkheaton over the last 90 years
Sat & Sun 10th – 12th      Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations. Various events across the weekend. Exhibition of memorabilia and memories; Young people’s music event; Village Garden Trail/Treasure Hunt, Family Ceilidh, finishing with the Scout and Guide Gala on the Sunday afternoon
Tues 14th    Yetton Hub Talk – Robin Hood in Yorkshire, 7:30pm Community Centre. £2.50 at the door
Tues 21st Yetton Together Forum, 7.30 Community Centre Fields Rise
Wed 22nd Yetton Hub day trip to Lincoln. Call Bev 07708999728
Tues 28th WI ‘Glass by Design’ 8pm Croft House, Upper Hopton

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
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

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

Death Cafe : Tackling the last taboo

You wouldn’t have thought that 28 people would turn up to spend an evening talking about death – and thoroughly enjoy it – but that’s exactly what happened at the Community Centre the other week, as Kirkheaton hosted its first ‘Death Café’.

Death Café’ is an international movement aimed at helping break what it pretty much the last taboo subject these days, death. The idea is to provide an informal and easy atmosphere – which with the cakes and hot drinks provided by Yetty’s it certainly was – and allow people to share thoughts and ask questions.

And that’s what people did. Several people shared very moving stories of tragedies from the past or how they were facing their own death, some with terminal diagnoses. And one of how he was planning to be buried in his own garden in a home-made coffin! Nothing was out of bounds.

Although it was organised by the Parish Church and local Undertaker’s, Radcliffes, and staff from the Hospice were there to answer questions, it was a completely open-ended and agenda-free evening. The main thing was to get people talking, to realise how talking about death, what the future hold and what plans you might want to make, frees you to get more out of life.

CC yard cleared for June gala

16 may yard clearance 2A big thank you to all those who turned up and helped clear most of the Community centre yard this weekend. Many hands made the work light! However there is still a little more clearing required before the Community Gala on Sunday 12th June!

STOP PRESS We have arranged another session for Saturday 28th May 10 -12 noon!
Come along and help ! You’ll be most welcome – and there are delicious free biscuits as a bribe!

YT volunteers finalists for Examiner Community Award

16 May Trish n  BevThursday 26th May will be the day when Trish Mellor and Bev Burns will find out how they have done as finalists in the Examiner Community Project Awards. As founding members of Yetton Together they have done an enormous amount of work to improve the lives of people in Kirkheaton. We wish them well.