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Dalton Ward’s Weekend Away

Question: People representing groups in the Dalton Ward meet every few months but often don’t know each other.  How could we change things? Answer: Get them together for a ‘Getting to Know You’ weekend. With the help of Northern College [also known as Wentworth Castle, Barnsley], who hosted the weekend away, a good mix of eighteen adults consisting of volunteers, paid workers, Councillors and 6 children, recently enjoyed meeting up with other people from the ward. Lorna Idle from Kirkheaton writes: “This gave us the opportunity and time to find out more about each other, what we did in...

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Kirklees’ response to Library Consultation

Following a 12 week consultation period earlier this year with staff, friends’ groups and some of the borough’s 450 volunteers, Kirklees Council announced in August that it will undergo a massive reorganisation of the service Libraries in Kirklees have suffered under crippling financial cutbacks that have already seen budgets slashed by 43% . They are expected to fall even further from £5.7m to £2.2 m by 2020. Kirkheaton Library is in a very vulnerable position as it is the smallest library in Kirklees. The council strongly acknowledged that libraries are not just about books. They recognise the importance of...

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NCS students raise money for Community Centre

The National Citizen Service is an once-in-a-lifetime rite of passage for 15-17 year olds that builds skills and confidence to prepare them for success in work and in life.  After team building and a Residential the Students go into the community to deliver a social action project. Team  came to Kirkheaton Community Centre ready for action! Monday 20 August: the 11 students and their Leaders Kurt and Rachel came to hear for the first time what their challenge would be. Their brief, decided by the Trustees of Yetton Together, was to put on a Charity Auction on Friday 31...

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Cruising down the canal

In early September members of Kirkheaton Chair Exercise group enjoyed a half day on the Canal, courtesy of the Anchor Trust.  A two hour cruise took them along the picturesque canal from Shepley Marina towards Battyeford.  A picnic and drinks completed this relaxing and enjoyable...

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Art Class @ Kirkheaton Community Centre
Sep 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Mindfulness Meditation Sessions @ Kirkheaton Community Centre
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hatha Yoga @ Kirkheaton Community Centre
Sep 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Tai Chi @ Kirkheaton Community Centre
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
AAA awareness session for men 60+ @ Kirkheaton Community Centre
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Abdominal Aorta aneurysm (AAA) is a sudden killer. Men in their sixties + are most at risks. Find out more about it and the screening programme set up to combat it.

Yetton Together Forum Meeting & 200 Club Draw @ Kirkheaton Community Centre
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

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