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Archive for March 16th, 2012
The Valleys Area Committee is to meet in Golcar on March 22 and will feature a presentation on the proposed Dog Control Orders.
Police in Holmfirth are displaying news and information on a newly-revamped Force website www.westyorkshire.police.uk/kirklees/valleys
On this local page, you can find out how to contact the local team as well as catching up on news and information. The page also enables you to report a minor crime as well as lost property.
Members of the public are invited to subscribe for free local email updates from the site.
Hearty congratulations to Wooldale Community Association which has become one of only 20 organisations in England to achieve the ‘Visible Communities Standard.’
The ‘Visible Standards’ is a national quality award for community organisations run by Community Matters which is part of the National Federation of Community Organisations. It covers all aspects of organising, maintaining and running a community building with specific focus on legal and statutory requirements.
The association was set up in 1978 by a group of residents who took over the former village school to run it as a community centre for the benefit of local residents.
The centre is still thriving and provides facilities for the village including two daily pre-school groups; mother and toddlers; youth club; table tennis; Bridge; two woodworking groups; dancing classes; French lessons; and Dodgeball. It has also been used as a Sure Start facility; an emergency rest centre, and during elections.
The association has been working towards its accreditation for the last two years.
FOLK DANCE: Thanks for the email reminder for a Folk Dance at the Wooldale centre on Wednesday, March 28, from 8pm. The organisers are Holmfirth Folk Dance Club. For more details, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meltham teenager Chris Wall has spoken about his worthwhile volunteering work at our local Valley landmark – Castle Hall.
Chris, 16, of Thick Hollins Drive, Meltham, told the Holmfirth website: “I have enjoyed myself immensely in getting things done. To get the opportunity to help manage what is now a designated Local Nature Reserve is great.” Chris works on nearly every Enviroyouth task and volunteers weekly as part of his studies with the Denby Dale Countryside Project and shows strong leadership skills in helping others.
Many who participate with Enviroyouth do so to help gain the Duke of Edinburgh Award but the group is open to anyone between 14 and 25 who is interested in participating in conservation tasks throughout Kirklees. Those interested should contact Andy Wickham on 01484 222960 for more information on tasks throughout the year.
You may have seen the distinctive “Smartwater” warning signs on local lanes above Holmfirth – and they are working!
A spokeswoman told the Holmfirth website:
The following policing priorities have been announced for the Holme Valley and surrounding areas:
To reduce anti-social behaviour around Jagger Lane, Southgate, Marsh Gardens.
Anti Social Behaviour and Criminal Damage in the centre of Marsden centering around Peel
Regular Patrols in the area
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