Suzy Bell, who recently moved into the village is to be the Coordinator of the Good Neighbours Scheme. At the moment she is sorting out all the bureaucracy to do with the scheme which has to be done to ensure the well being of all involved including volunteers as well as recipients.
I retired from Primary Teaching last year and moved into Kirkheaton as I have family nearby. I’ve been a member of the Parish Church for about 25 years on and off (depending on whether I was living nearby.) I have 4 grown up children and lots of grandsons, and hope to build a new social life around Kirkheaton, “Help!” I feel I have a lot of experience to give to the community now I have the time, which is why I’m getting involved in Yetton Together.
This month’s prizes are:
1st – £25 won by no. 37 Lorraine Kiernan
2nd – £10 won by no.25 Frances Bell
3rd - £5 won by no 26 France Bell
At the moment you have a 1 in 85 chance of winning £25 and 1 in 28 chance of winning a prize in the YT 200 Club draw. With the premium bonds you have approximately 1 in 24000 of winning something – usually £25!
So join us – you know it makes sense!!!
The price of a ‘share’ for inclusion in the August draw is £10 which will ensure your share is entered in the remaining 9 draws after that. Download your application form here.
An added bonus is that you have the satisfaction of knowing that half the money raised goes towards improving the appearance of the village.
A local resident writes:
The use of Lascelles Hall Road as a Rat Run is becoming much worse and dangerous. As you will know the road, in places, is wide enough for only one vehicle and most conscientious and courteous locals know this and drive accordingly. However there are many non-locals and a few locals who abuse the road, treating it as a race track. It will not be long before there will be a fatal accident in this road and it should be made one way from Kirkheaton Parish Church to its junction with Wakefield Road. This would cause no great hardship to those of us who live on the road and would add only moments to the journey itself. It would, or could deter the would be “Rat Runner”.
It could of course be made one way, the other way, that is to say, one way from Wakefield Road to its junction with School Lane.
This latter one way would be even more of a deterrent as I am sure the Rat Run is used more by people coming from Huddersfield to avoid the traffic lights at Waterloo than by people coming from the direction of Wakefield.
For example the number of vehicles in a morning coming from Wakefield Road are much less than those speeding up the road towards Wakefield Road from 4.00pm onwards.
There have been many occasions when I, personally, have had to drive up on the kerb to avoid being hit by speeding vehicles and the verbal abuse and gesticulations are not very pleasant.
I do not wish to be seen as some kind of crank but this is a very real problem which needs urgent attention.
I hope this article makes sense to you and is of use to the Transport Committee of “Yetton Together”
I belive a petition to Kirklees Highways Department could be a start.
Thank You. David
Kirkheaton Doctors Surgery
A new patient participation group has been set up which means patients now have a voice. If you would like to join the group or have any suggestions or comments to improve the services provided by the surgery you can contact us on:
Crime prevention officer Mark Wall and PCSO Sarah Conderson gave valuable advice to householders about how to keep their homes secure at the YT coffee morning at United Church on Saturday. Sarah also security etched a number of bikes with the owners post code.
Despite a low attendance nearly £70 was raised
Today – [Friday 6th July] it’s never stopped raining and here are some of the results of flooding in Kirkheaton
The stream at Gawthorpe Green has found its own way across the road and through a field gate to rejoin Ox Beck along the valley causing problems for motorists. Many turned back on viewing the torrent cascading across the road, others took a deep breath and drove through!
One resident who lives at Gawthorpe, Trish Mellor said that in all her time living there she had never seen such flooding along the valley.
‘The road at the bottom of the hill was impassable to all but the most intrepid of drivers. The stream which normally flows under the road gushed over it in a torrent and cascaded down into the field below’
Stafford Hill Lane resembled a mountain torrent with water pouring down to join the already flooded stream fields.
Got a wet weather story to tell? Then why don’t you send it to us!
Objections to the route of a right of way at Whitley Willows complex have been thrown out by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
The footpath runs along the inner western boundary of the original mill site [see map] Whilst the inspector appreciated the concerns of a local resident that
‘as the path would run on a raised embankment, users would have views into the living rooms of the ground floor apartments in the building ‘ [ former mill - admin]
‘the footpath has run on the eastern side of the boundary wall for the last 31 years and the developers … considered the path to run on that alignment whilst the conversion of the mill was carried out.’
Therefore he concluded that the footpath should remain within the old mill on its present alignment regardless of historical inaccuracies.
This will now open the way for a appraisal of the rest of the route ie from point B on the map across the field to the stile at Gawthorpe Green – at present impassable due to landslip and blockage.
Objectors have a 6 week period in which to appeal.
There was a meeting on Wednesday 4 July with Caseys to discuss progress on the landfilling of the Laneside site. Present were representatives from the Environmental Agency and Kirklees MC as well as some local residents.
Tony Barry [Operations Director for Caseys] report included :
Residents thanked Caseys for the recently erected footpath signs.
The next meeting will be in November – date to be announced
Caseys – the owners of Laneside Landfill have told walkers where to go on the site – in the nicest possible way. They have just put up some brand new signs marking the right of way across the middle of the site. There has been confusion as to where to go once over ‘The Mountain’ in the past but now the signs direct walkers down to the bridge across the brook and up the other side to the gate across the access road.
Despite periods of heavy rain, the planting of the area at Town Top was completed today [Monday 2 July] thanks to the sterling work of Michael and Keith who laboured all day.
[Photo to follow WHEN it stops raining!]