Start of Community Centre Refurbishment

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The refurbishment of part of the Community Centre is underway. New ‘Heritage Grey’ PVC windows which retain the look of the Victorian building, have been installed along the front facade.
Inside it is all systems go! The kitchen has been ripped out ready to be subdivided into a disabled friendly toilet, smaller unisex toilet  and small kitchen. The old door way from the kitchen into the hall has been reopened.
The majority of activities within the building have been suspended for the time being but the library will remain open at its usual times throughout and some smaller groups are meeting in the smaller community room.

Please bear with us during this upheaval.

Mice over run Community Centre!

These delightful Christmas mice carol singers were made at a Craft workshop held at Kirkheaton Community Centre. The group meets every Saturday morning to share skills and socialise. Once a month a craft workshop is held to introduce a new craft  or skill. Why not join them in the New Year – contact Trish on 07858 223 854 for more info

YT’s Christmas Fair

One of our volunteers, Karen, with the raffle.

The Christmas Fair held at the Community centre on 18th November raised approximately  £600 towards supporting the centre and library.

A big thank you to Bev and her team of volunteers, the cafe and its volunteers and all the people who came to support the event.

Community Christmas Raffle

This year we are getting together with other communities in the Dalton Ward for a major raffle.
Tickets are available for your group to sell or for individuals to buy.  Every ticket you sell generates 75p profit for our group, the other 25p goes towards producing the tickets, posters and prizes.  Yetton Together/Kirkheaton Community Centre are donating a Pamper Hamper but there are lots more prizes – the top prize being £200 cash.

Tickets are available to purchase from the Community Centre. Draw takes place on 9 December 2017 at the United Reform Church (Dalton).

If you think you are able to take a few books to sell contact Lorna Idle email:

or Trish Mellor


Family Christmas Craft Event

Twenty people, including children, enjoyed the Christmas Paper Craft session at Kirkheaton Community Centre on 23 September. Experienced local crafter, Jayne Patchett, introduced the group to a series of techniques and skills.  Everyone went home with something they had created.  With 100% satisfaction feedback we certainly will be organising other similar events in the future.

Thanks go to Kirklees Council  Community Learning Works who provided the funding.

Volunteering in Kirkheaton

There are numerous opportunities to share your skills and learn new ones by volunteering in Kirkheaton – cafe, library, gardening are just a few of them. Volunteer for just an occasional hour or more regularly. You will get to know more of your fellow Yettoners as well as getting the satisfaction of knowing you are helping others.

Contact for more information about volunteering in the area
Photographs copyright Alan Kitson

Some of our cafe volunteers – Mary, Pauline and Marjorie. They, and other cafe volunteers, raised over £2400 last year to help towards keeping the library and CC open

Liz, one of our library volunteers

The library is run by a band of about 15 volunteers who are supported by 5 hours of Kirklees staff time.

Barry Sheerman’s visit to Kirkheaton CC

Barry Sheerman visited Kirkheaton community centre recently to meet residents and find out more of the role of the centre in the community.

£1000 grant towards Community Centre refurbishment.

Recently a cheque for £1,000 was presented by Duncan Hague, the Worshipful Master of The Lodge of Peace at Meltham to Yetton Together to help fund the refurbishment of the kitchen and installation of new toilets at the Community Centre.
The cheque was one  of many distributed to good causes from the West Riding Provincial Grand Masters Fund.

Trish Mellor & Lorna Idle receiving the cheque from Duncan Hague.