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

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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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

Who Can I Vote For?

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6th May 2021 for voting in the Local elections and West Yorkshire Mayoral election. You will receive two ballot papers. 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. Here’s some info from Kirklees Council about how to vote safely:

Voting safe – what to expect at your polling station

If you’re voting by post, make sure to return your vote in good time. If you haven’t received your postal voting pack by the weekend before the election, you can contact the elections team.

Postal voting

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

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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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.

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