Join in the Pumpkin Trail

We still want everyone to enjoy Halloween this year, but we need to make sure everyone is safe at the same time.  We are not encouraging trick or treating, even though some of us love it – instead we are backing the Pumpkin Trail idea. 

Please put a pumpkin (real or ceramic or other type of material) or a pumpkin image in your window so that children and their families can walk round and spot the pumpkin.  Some parents, grandparents or carers may choose to provide their children with a treat for every pumpkin their children spot, instead of providing trick or treat sweets for children from other families.

Some of us are doing a bit more to decorate our gardens to add to the festive spirit.

Trick or treating is not illegal if walking around in groups of 6 or less, but please consider how you and others will stay safe while exchanging sweets or other treats with different households.

Julie

Newsome Ward Community Forum

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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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Pumpkin Picking and Creepy Crawley Trail, October 2020

Pick your own pumpkin from the Stirley Farm gardens and complete a creepy crawly trail with a sweet treat at the end. You can dress up in your favorite spooky halloween costume! Join in the fun from Monday 26th to Saturday 31st October, 10am to 1pm at Stirley Community Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6FA.

It’s all outdoors and the organisers, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, have done everything they can to make sure you’ll feel safe and secure while still having fun. Booking in advance is essential.

Book in advance and find out more

Pumpkin Picking poster (PDF)

Walk, move, relax

Do you need time to leave worries behind and reconnect and chat with others? Then come along to this free class, every Wednesday from 9.15am to 10.30am. Includes a chance to chat, breathing exercises and gentle yoga moves. Meet at the entrance to St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome. Walk sets off at 9.30am.

Contact Laura Merriman: lj_merriman@yahoo.co.uk

Newsome Play Day Treasure Hunts

We can’t get together for our usual Play Day event this year, but you can still join in the fun. Newsome Ward Community Forum are setting up 3 Treasure Hunt Trails around Newsome.

Pick up your entry forms at one of these local stores:

  • Newsome Fisheries
  • Newsome Post Office
  • Fair Price
  • Naim Stores

The forms will tell you where the Treasure Hunt routes are, and how to join in.

You can take part from Wednesday 5th August 2020, which is National Play Day.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 19th August.

Prizes will be suitable for ages 3 to 12 years old.

If you have any queries, or if you’d like us to send you the entry forms by email, please get in touch with Julie. Email: julie@dtbs.net

Growing Great Places online crowdfunding workshops

Growing Great Places online community crowdfunding workshops
Wednesday 15th July 2020 from 12 noon to about 1pm
Thursday 23rd July 2020 from 4pm to about 5pm 

Growing Great Places is a community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.

You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:

  • Hear about funds from Kirklees Council available for your project
  • Receive advice on developing your project from the team and our partners at Locality
  • Join smaller break out rooms for interactive, specialised support for your project including Q&As with Spacehive project creators
  • Access advice on planning and promoting your campaign
  • Stay for an optional ‘Tea + Talk’ for virtual community networking

Register to take part

15th July 2020 from 12 noon to around 1pm – register now

23rd July 2020 from 4pm to around 5pm – register now

Growing Newsome Plant Drop

This year’s Big Plant Swap in Newsome is a little different. Although we aren’t able to get together for our usual event this year, we are still here for each other. And we still want to help people grow their own food. So with a little help from our friends, Growing Newsome are making something a bit special happen this month. We’ve already dropped hundreds of plants on the doorsteps of people who are shielding, self-isolating or growing food for their wellbeing. And there’s still time for you to join in…

Growing Newsome Plant Drop, June 2020

 

Our May meeting of Newsome Ward Community Forum was cancelled due to the lockdown. Our next meeting is due to be in July and we’ll let you know what’s happening nearer the time.

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