Messy Easter 2019

Messy Church is a family event, open to everyone. Come and join us for crafts, games, stories, songs and a full meal. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Messy Easter is on Wednesday 17th April 2019 from 3pm to 5pm at Berry Brow Methodist Church and Community Centre.

For more information contact Carol on 07740 425093.

Could you be a Reading Friend in Newsome? Training is available

Are you interested in becoming a Reading Friend for a local school? Hillside Primary School, Newsome Junior School and Berry Brow Infants School are looking for new Reading Friends.

Reading Friends is a paired reading project which involves adult volunteers giving up an hour of their time per week to read with pupils in Kirklees schools.  During the hour, volunteers will support two pupils for the duration of a term (on average, 8 to 10 weeks).

Training is available, which generally takes place across 4 weeks (one morning per week). Volunteers will also be given advice about how to complete safeguarding courses online.

The training is free to participants who are aged 19+ and who are not employed by the school.This includes parents, relatives and community members.

If you’re interested in putting your name on the list for training please contact Helen Scally at Castle Community Hub:

Email: castlecommunityhub@kirkleeseducation.uk or call 07578 044989.

The training will go ahead if 10 people volunteer.

Tree planting at Hey Green

Volunteers from Newsome Ward Community Forum have been busy clearing ground at Hey Green so that we can plant some more trees.

Hey Green is a community orchard and nature site in Lowerhouses. Join us on Saturday 23rd March 2019 from 10am to 12 noon to help plant 90 Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Dog Rose tree saplings that have been provided by the Woodland Trust. Meet by the steps at the entrance to Hey Green (on Lowerhouses Lane, about opposite the nursery) or by the plaque just above. We are also looking for volunteers to plant wildflower seeds from Grow Wild.

Democracy Club | Elections data party

Let’s get together to help voters!

Thursday 4th April 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL

Want to do something practical to improve our local democracy? Join Democracy Club’s volunteers to help gather and publish better information about who you can vote for, ahead of the 2019 local elections in England and Northern Ireland.

We all need to know who we can vote for. But it’s not always easy to find out about your candidates.

At this event, we’ll be taking candidate lists that councils publish and turning this information into useful data that anyone can use.

The information that we gather during the event will then be available to voters via a website called Who Can I Vote For? and via many other websites and apps.

You don’t need any technical knowledge or experience to take part, just a laptop.

Drinks and snacks provided. Drop in at any time.

Register to take part in the Democracy Club event

Newsome Forum meeting, 14th March 2019

The next open meeting of Newsome Ward Community Forum is on Thursday 14th March 2019 from 6pm in the community room at Newsome High School, Castle Avenue, Newsome HD4 6JN. This is our Annual General Meeting, where we hear a review of the year and elect our directors for the coming year.

We’ll also be finding out about the Place Standard, which is a way of helping to get conversations going about any place (it could be your street, neighbourhood or town), by using some simple questions.

Come along to find out more. Buffet from 5.45pm. All welcome.

Listening to Berry Brow

Do you live in Holme Park Court or Bishops Court at Berry Brow? Kirklees Council and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing want to hear your thoughts about your home and the area where you live. Staff will be in the area to talk to you from Monday 25th March 2019, and there are some drop-in activities:

  • Tuesday 26th March from 11.30am
    Coffee Morning at the Tenants Resident Association meeting
  • Thursday 28th March from 6pm to 8pm
    Tea and Cake event
  • Saturday 30th March from 2pm to 4pm
    Social event

If you take part at the Courts, you can enter the prize draw for a chance to win £50 of high street vouchers.

Listening to Berry Brow

Hall Bower Art Group

Little ditty by Fred Raine:

The Hall Bower Art Group was formed some years ago

To provide a place for local people to go

To share the joy of painting

A joy we hope never ends

But what is more important

It allows us to make friends

 

The Art Group runs every two weeks until 18th June 2019 when it finishes for the summer break. People are welcome to come along, enjoy painting, and meet like minded people.

Venue: Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Newsome

Upcoming and regular events at Hall Bower Chapel

Coffee mornings at Hall Bower Chapel

Hall Bower Coffee mornings are the first Wednesday each month, 10am to 11.30am. Coffee and cake currently costs £2 with a free refill of coffee, and you can pick up one of the “Diabolical Quiz” sheets for just £1, with a prize for the winner.

6th March 2019 from 10am to 11.30am

3rd April 2019 from 10am to 11.30am

1st May 2019 from 10am to 11.30am

5th June 2019 from 10am to 11.30am

3rd July 2019 from 10am to 11.30am

Venue: Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Newsome

Upcoming and regular events at Hall Bower Chapel

Soup / Light Lunches at Hall Bower Chapel

Soup Day is on the second Monday of each month. We have a choice of at least three different soups, including at least one gluten free and a vegetarian, all homemade by our amazing team of “soup makers”. There’s just a small fee, and a great opportunity to get together with friends for a tasty, filling lunch and a good natter.

11th March 2019, 12 noon to 1pm

8th April 2019, 12 noon to 1pm

13th May 2019, 12 noon to 1pm

Venue: Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Newsome

Upcoming and regular events at Hall Bower Chapel

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