Kirkheaton is searching for a Queen for our Jubilee Event – The Big Picnic on June 3rd.
Applicants should be between 11 and 14 years old.
We also need some younger attendants to accompany her.
Interested? – then fill in and return the form below.
Jubilee Queen & Attendants Application Form
Do you, your friends or a member of your family have a longing to show your talents to the rest of the village? Can you sing, dance etc? Then come along to the auditions for our very own ‘Yetton’s Got Talent’ competition on Saturday 24th March at 1pm at Kirkheaton Cricket Club – the finals will be at the Big Picnic on Sunday June 3rd.
The first step is to fill in the application form below and send it off.
More information from : Bev Burns E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T; 01484 364328
Talent Entry form
We have now reached the point that a third of House Burglaries within the Kirklees Division have been committed by the offenders snapping the Europrofile Locking Barrels on UPVC Doors.
Unless you have recently changed your Europrofile Locking Barrels to the more secure snap resistant ones, it is likely that those fitted at your home are at risk.
It is essential that you now consider taking steps to replace your existing Europrofiles with ones which are snap resistant. There are two which have reached the Sold Secure Diamond Standard. These are the Avocet ABS and the Yale Anti Snap. They can be purchased from reputable Door ‘Furnishing’ suppliers, locksmiths and hardware shops. This is particularly important on your main exit/entrance door, as this cannot be further secured by Sash (Security) Jammers when you are out of the house. Sash (Security) Jammers should be fitted on the inside of the UPVC Door (Top and Bottom) and these should be used at all times. Even if the Europrofile is snapped, these Jammers will keep the door secure.
The Sash (Security) Jammer is fitted to the door frame and when turned across the actual door, prevents the door from opening. (If the door opens outwards then the Sash Jammer is fitted to the door and when turned it holds onto the door frame, thus preventing the door from opening.)
Sash (Security) Jammers can be purchased on the Internet, or from one of the types of suppliers listed above for the locks. They are also available for sale at the Crime Reduction Offices at both Dewsbury and Kirkburton, at a cost of £3 each. (See below). In addition they can be purchased at the Holmfirth Police Station, Monday to Fridays between 8am and 4pm. (Except 12.30pm to 1.30pm)
If you are ordering a new UPVC Door then insist that in addition to PAS24 Security Standard, it is fitted with one of the new High Security Europrofile Locks as described above.
‘A big thank you to the United and Parish churches for donating the collection at their interdenominational service on Sunday 22nd January [a sum of £209] to Yetton Together to further our work in the community’.
The following extract is taken from Kirklees Council website:
“The council has pledged its commitment to keeping libraries open but is looking to involve local communities in helping to run them against a background of ongoing cuts in budget.
The proposal is to develop a group of current service points as community-run village libraries which would each be supported by a ‘hub’ Library and Information Centre (LIC). Cllr Shabir Pandor, Joint Cabinet member for Resources, said: “We want to get people involved in running their libraries and providing what their communities want. However, to gauge interest in this project we need everyone to get involved in the consultation and community engagement events. We need to hear what they want out of the service, and how they think it should be run, and how they can help do this. Communities will get a real say in what happens in their area. Already a number of community groups have expressed an interest in becoming involved and I am very encouraged by their enthusiasm”
He added: “This provides the opportunity for communities to consider doing things differently – for example they would have the freedom to run other activities or change opening times. It is a great chance for local people to shape what happens in their community potentially using the library as a centre of activity.”
The proposal currently being investigated in partnership with elected members is to see how communities can become involved in running their local library in Denby Dale, Golcar, Honley, Lepton, Kirkheaton, Shepley and Slaithwaite. These villages will see targeted community engagement events on the proposal and there will be some pilot projects to gauge success.
Local people are to be invited to take a full part in the consultation and the service offered at each of the libraries will be tailored to meet community needs using the results of this.”
As a minimum, the community-run libraries would offer self-service books and other media loans, public access computers for accessing the Internet, word processing and library-based events. Book reservation and enquiries would be provided through a free phone access to the ‘hub’ library and information centre. The hub would also provide librarian support to train community volunteers, help with stock, and provide advice and support for events.
The move is in keeping with the government’s ‘Big Society’ which sees councils involving their communities in defining and providing services. Many local authorities are already considering large-scale community-run libraries and the government-funded ‘Future Libraries’ research programme which is seeking innovative ways to provide services, has given strong support to the potential positive outcome of more community involvement in running library services.
People who want to get involved should contact their local ward councillors in the first instance”
Yetton Together was invited to a meeting to discuss this proposal by our ward councillors and council officials.
When the council has completed its research into the proposal a meeting will be held in Kirkheaton where interested individuals and groups will be able to consider the feasibility of Kirkheaton library being run by the volunteers from the community.
At the moment the council is still in the process of looking at the logistics of community run libraries and the financial and support implications.
Booking Form Big Picnic & Kirkheaton Gala 2012
NEW TERMS & CONDITIONS GALA 2012
An open letter to groups and businesses in the village
Dear Group Leaders or Local Business Proprietors
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration i
The Big Picnic & Kirkheaton Guide & Scout Gala on 3 June 2012
This year it is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and in Kirkheaton we are celebrating this by holding The Big Picnic. As you are aware the Guide and Scout Organisation hold an annual Gala. This year we thought it made sense to incorporate this event with The Big Picnic, a group formed from the Kirkheaton Network to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
We are planning to have a Parade, stalls, live entertainment, Talent Show games, refreshments, a Souvenir Programme and lots, lots more.
As local organisations we would like to invite you to have a stall at the above event, which for this year will be held at The Cricket Field, Bankfield Lane, Kirkheaton HD5 OJW. Priority has been given to local groups so early return of the Forms would be appreciated.
In anticipation that you may wish to be a part of this event, I enclose two documents – the Application Form and Terms and Conditions. Please print, complete and return the forms as directed.
Specific themes for stalls have already been identified (see terms and conditions) so please try to select something which compliments, rather than conflicts with the Team’s plans.
Kind Regards Lorna Idle (on behalf of The Big Picnic Team)
Land Line: O1484 358021 Mobile: 07905 073982 E mail: email@example.com
It’s arrived – the community plan is launched!
On Thursday 26th January hundreds of Yettoners attended the primary school to witness the launch of the community plan. Guests included the Deputy Mayor Mrs Christine Iredale [a former Yettoner], Barry Sheerman MP and Sharon Dunford, Chair of Kirkburton Parish Council.
Most of the village societies, sports groups and churches attended with stalls to publise their activities. The school choir and the Brownies added to the occasion with their singing.
The grand finale was a spectacular firework display to ensure everyone will remember this special occasion.
People there had the opportunity to collect their personal copy of the plan. The rest of the plans will be delivered over the next 10 days. If for some reason you don’t receive a plan before 11 February please phone 01484 537617 and we will get one to you.
Kirkburton Parish Council Aims to Reduce Dog Fouling with “Bag It and Bin It” Campaign
In response to many concerns expressed by residents, members of Kirkburton Parish Council have recently created a new “Bag It and Bin It” Working Party with the aim of reducing the increasing amount of dog fouling in the Parish. As well as being extremely unpleasant and unsightly, dog fouling can have serious health issues, especially to children.
The Working Party plans to provide dispensers in all the villages, specifically located where there is a problem. We are working with the Dog Warden to identify the worst areas and Councillors are currently consulting residents on this. If you have a view where a dispenser would be useful, please do let us know. Dog waste bags and dispensers will be situated in the worst areas and leaflets and posters will exhort people to behave responsibly.
The Working Party also aims to teach the younger generation that if you have a dog, you have a responsibility to look after it properly and clear up the mess. To try to do this we will be running a competition for local schools for pupils to design a poster to get the “Bag It and Bin It” message across.
At the last Parish Council meeting, members gave full support to Kirklees’ plans to introduce Dog Control Orders and issue penalty notices against offenders who allow their dogs to foul, to designate certain areas dog-free zones and to compel owners to keep their dogs on a lead in specified areas.
The Council wishes to make it clear that the “Bag It and Bin It” campaign is not a vendetta against dogs, their owners or animal lovers but simply wants dog owners to behave responsibly.
The message is very clear: Bag It and Bin It!
After the successful launch of the Community plan volunteers are starting to put their ideas into action. Groups are identifying which areas to work on and organizations who can be approached for grants
Already 3 new Neighbourhood Watch groups have been established as a results of the NW open meeting in November.
Plans are also afoot to restore the footpath next to the millsite.
A new area which will need to be addressed soon is the future of Kirkheaton Library which is due to close in April 2013. The community will have the chance to run it themselves and Yetton Together hope to have a role in this.
Kirklees will be holding a meeting in the next few months to inform the village of the options regarding the library.