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.

Homegrown Christmas gifts

If you’re looking for an ethical Christmas gift that supports your local community, Growing Newsome have some gift boxes of homegrown preserves available to buy. You can choose the contents from a selection of jams and jellies, all freshly made this Summer and Autumn from fruit and vegetables grown in the Newsome area or nearby. Find out more on the Growing Newsome website:

Growing Newsome’s 2020 homegrown gift boxes

Christmas competition 2020

Berry Brow Carnival Committee have two challenges for you:

  • Decorate a gingerbread person or
  • Decorate a Yule log

How to enter the competition

Send a photo of your entry to berrybrowcarnival@gmail.com

Don’t forget to include you name, address and phone number

Closing date: 5pm on 18th December

Give local this winter

Local community groups and organisations need your help more than ever to support people over the festive season. It’s been a difficult year for lots of groups and charities who have struggled to keep going in lockdown and beyond. TSL Kirklees Volunteering have some useful information about how you can give local to show your support.

Give local this winter

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