Public meeting about the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome

Due to falling congregation numbers and the need for significant repairs to the building, the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome village is being considered by church authorities.

The church has been central to community life in Newsome for many years. The building itself, which opened in 1872, is also an important part of the character of the village. Church authorities are now welcoming new ideas about how the building could be used in the future.

St John's Church Newsome
Tim Green from Bradford / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

There will be a public meeting on Thursday 2nd April 2020 from 7pm at St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome. The church would like as many people as possible to attend and share their views and ideas.

New sources of funding will be needed if we are to keep the church at the centre of Newsome. There have been lots of ideas shared already, but we also need people and organisations who can help implement some of these ideas and secure funding.

Please come along if you can help, or if you’d like to find out more.

You can also contact the Reverend Julie Anderson on 07540 613068 or email stjohnnewsome@outlook.com 

Helping in Schools course

Would you like to gain a level 2 qualification in Support Work in Schools and Colleges and gain experience of volunteering is a local school? This course seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding the those working in schools or colleges will need. It covers: Child and young people development, equality and inclusion, safeguarding, professional communication, how do schools and colleges work

Starting Monday 2nd March 2020 and running for 14 weeks, from 9.30am to 2.45pm at Castle Community Hub, Headfield Road, Newsome HD4 6LU.

Contact Rose to find out more. Email: rfarrar@qea.org.uk or tel. 07880 565459.

 

Growing Great Places crowdfunding workshop

Growing Great Places community crowdfunding workshop
Tuesday 28th January 2020, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Growing Great Places is a new 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:

– Learn about the programme and how you can get involved

– Hear about the funding available and the process to apply

– Learn about what makes a great crowdfunding project

– Get tips and advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign

Huddersfield and South Kirklees workshop – register now

 

New Year’s Day 2020 free bus service

Timetables are available now for the New Year’s Day Free Volunteer Bus Service linking Berry Brow, Newsome, Huddersfield and HRI. The free service is run by the Green Party and this will be the 27th year it has been available to help people get around on New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Day buses

Who Can I Vote For?

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 12 December 2019 for voting in the General Election. 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.

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. Find out more on the Growing Newsome website:

Growing Newsome’s 2019 homegrown preserves

Growing Great Places – crowdfunding workshops

Growing Great Places is a new 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:

– Learn about the programme and how you can get involved

– Hear about the funding available and the process to apply

– Learn about what makes a great crowdfunding project

– Get tips and advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign

South Kirklees workshop – register now

Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Main Hall, Meltham Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road, Meltham HD9 4AG

North Kirklees workshop – register now

Tuesday 25th June 2019,  6pm to 8pm
Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DG

 

 

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