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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Share your views about the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome

The Local councillors for the Newsome ward – Karen Allison, Andrew Cooper and Susan Lee-Richards – would like to hear your views and ideas on the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome village.

We want to share with you some potential plans on how we can make best use of this fantastic community asset. 

Everyone is welcome to come along:

Saturday 9th October 2021, from 2pm to 5pm at St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JH

If you have any questions, please contact one of your Local councillors 

 

Primrose Hill play area – have your say

Kirklees Council are making improvements to the play area at Primrose Hill, near Primrose Hill Road, with funding from the Playable Spaces programme. They are interested to know what you think would improve this play area, whether you’re a regular visitor or someone who doesn’t use the park at the moment. Kirklees Council will use your feedback to help create a design which meets community needs. Please fill in the quick 5 minute survey by 9th August 2021.

Find out more:

Playable Spaces – Primrose Hill play area

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School’s Out! Summer 2021 holiday activities

School’s Out! is a programme of summer clubs and activities for children and young people in Kirklees.

This includes the Holiday Activities and Food programme which will help children to stay active and healthy, boosting their mental and physical wellbeing.

Sessions are available for 4 to 16 year olds who receive benefits-related free school meals.

School’s Out! sessions

Community Coffee & Catch up – Saturday 31st July 2021

Join us on Saturday 31st July from 10am to 1pm for a Community Coffee & Catch Up morning.

This is a friendly and safe event organised by Newsome Ward Community Forum to help us all reconnect with our community.

Venue: Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

The event will include a Growing Newsome stall, info from local organisations and homemade refreshments for you to enjoy. Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

Masks are advised whilst you’re walking around the hall. You can sit and enjoy your refreshments at the tables. If you haven’t been before, the Scout Hall is a large room with lots of space to keep each other safe.

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Newsome Play Day 2021

Come and join the fun at Newsome Play Day. Lots of activities for children aged 0 to 12 and their families.

Newsome Play Day is on Wednesday 4th August 2021 from 11am to 3pm outdoors in the field behind Hillside Primary school, Headfield Road, Newsome HD4 6LU.

Activities include: Slip Slide, Arts and Crafts, Circus Skills, free Play activities and Sports.

It’s always a great fun day. Please remember to bring suitable outdoor clothing and bring along your lunch and drinks.

Covid is still here so remember: hands, face, space.

Organised by Newsome Ward Community Forum.

Step by Step Club

Step by Step provides support for people who are looking for work. Theses sessions can help you into employment, training or volunteering – or help you improve your working life. Support includes help with benefits, housing and debt. Digital access is also available.

The club will continue weekly throughout the year (with a break over Christmas). Due to covid restrictions please get in touch if you’d like to come (at least for the first time), so we are able to staff the club correctly.

Starts Friday 17th September 2021 from 9am to 11am, then weekly.

Venue: Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Huddersfield, HD4 6JJ

Contact: claire@paddocktrust.org.uk

Organised by Paddock Community Trust.

Growing Great Places online workshops, summer 2021

Helping people to recover, reconnect and thrive through crowdfunding
Online workshops, 30th June and 20th July 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.

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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

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