We’ve had the vaccine

Newsome Ward Community Forum are happy to help as a Community Champion for Kirklees Council, to encourage everyone to have the vaccine. 

We really believe that it saves lives, and is the best way for us to get back to a healthy happy lifestyle, where we can come together and be active. 

To keep up with accurate information about Covid-19 and vaccines, go to the Kirklees Council website: 

COVID-19 vaccination programme

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Covid-19 Community Response

Kirklees Council are working alongside citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities. Our co-ordinated Community Response is aimed at supporting those who are most vulnerable and in need of support, and who cannot currently get this help directly from friends, relatives or neighbours.

How to request support or offer support

You can use our online form let us know about the things you (or someone who you are concerned about) need help with. You can also tell us how you (or your organisation) can support others.

Covid-19 Community Response

Or call our Covid-19 Community Response freephone helpline: 0800 4561114

The helpline is currently open from 8am to 6pm weekdays.

A local number for our Covid-19 Community Response helpline, 01484 226919 is also available, and we will happily call you back.

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Growing Newsome Pop up Plant Swap, 12th June 2021

Come along to Growing Newsome’s outdoor Pop up Plant Swap to take your pick from our wide selection of edible plants, and a few other things. Plants will include: Vegetables, Salads, Herbs, Fruit and Wildlife-friendly flowers. You can bring something along to swap, or choose some plants in exchange for a donation to Growing Newsome.

Saturday 12th June 2021, from 10am to 12 noon, outside Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South HD4 6JJ.

Find out more, see updates about the event and learn how to visit safely:

Pop up Plant Swap

Walk, move, relax

Do you need time to leave worries behind and reconnect and chat with others? Then come along to this free gentle walking and outdoor yoga class.

Starting on Thursday 10th June 2021, 9.30am to 10.30am. Weekly class, for six weeks. Includes a chance to chat, breathing exercises and gentle yoga moves. Meet at the entrance to St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome.

Contact Laura Merriman. Tel. 07715 107502 or email lj_merriman@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to join.

Brought to you by Umbrella Yoga CIC and funded by Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

Newsome Mill Ponds matter – share your views

A full planning application has been submitted to Kirklees Council for building 22 houses on the Newsome Mill Ponds site and the land at Hart Street. We know that this heritage greenspace matters to our community – the overwhelming response we hear in Newsome is that local people value, benefit from and want to retain this open space. If Newsome Mill Ponds matter to you, please share your views about these proposals.

You have until Tuesday 8th June 2021 to share your views. Find out how:

Newsome Mill Ponds matter – share your views

Who Can I Vote For?

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6th May 2021 for voting in the Local elections and West Yorkshire Mayoral election. You will receive two ballot papers. Check out this useful independent website from Democracy Club for all the info about your local candidates and where to vote:

Who Can I Vote For?

Don’t worry if you’ve lost your polling card – so long as you’re registered to vote, you can just go along to your local polling station. Here’s some info from Kirklees Council about how to vote safely:

Voting safe – what to expect at your polling station

If you’re voting by post, make sure to return your vote in good time. If you haven’t received your postal voting pack by the weekend before the election, you can contact the elections team.

Postal voting

Spring seeds from Growing Newsome

Growing Newsome usually have our annual Huddersfield Potato Day and Seed Swap on the first Saturday in March. This year we’ve come up with an alternative to help you get growing your own potatoes – and other things.

You can order seed potatoes, onion sets and vegetable seeds from us online, then collect from Newsome village. If you’re shielding or self-isolating and live locally, we’ll do our best to deliver to you at home.

Our seeds have already been really popular, and we’re keeping our website up to date so that you know what we have available at the moment.

Find out more and request some seeds at:

www.GrowingNewsome.org.uk

Growing Great Places online drop-in events, March 2021

Helping communities to recover, reconnect and thrive through crowdfunding
Online drop-ins: 3rd, 17th and 31st March via Zoom
Get advice about running a successful crowdfunding campaign

The Growing Great Places community crowdfunding programme is back this Spring. Got a great idea to help your community recover, reconnect and thrive? Growing Great Places can help you to get your idea off the ground. Successful projects could receive a pledge of up to £5,000 from Kirklees Council.

Got an idea that will help people’s health and wellbeing in your local place? Want to reconnect people to grow friendships and tackle loneliness? Setting up new activities to support young people? If you’ve got a great idea for helping your community build back better, Growing Great Places can help you generate support from residents, businesses and Kirklees Council to make it happen.
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How can more people come together to make local places better?

Online workshops, February 2021
Register to take part

We’ve all seen over the past year how brilliant the people in our local places are. Working with and alongside each other is the best way to make the places where we live, work and play better. So we hope you’ll want to be part of these workshops about how we can help more people feel confident in their own ability to change things in our local places – to have influence as active citizens.

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School and church nativity

Here’s an online nativity featuring children from Newsome Juniors, Hillside Primary and South Crosland Juniors, with a song by Berry Brow Infants. Thank you to Rev Julie Anderson for sharing.

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