Newsome Play Day Treasure Hunts

We can’t get together for our usual Play Day event this year, but you can still join in the fun. Newsome Ward Community Forum are setting up 3 Treasure Hunt Trails around Newsome.

Pick up your entry forms at one of these local stores:

  • Newsome Fisheries
  • Newsome Post Office
  • Fair Price
  • Naim Stores

The forms will tell you where the Treasure Hunt routes are, and how to join in.

You can take part from Wednesday 5th August 2020, which is National Play Day.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 19th August.

Prizes will be suitable for ages 3 to 12 years old.

If you have any queries, or if you’d like us to send you the entry forms by email, please get in touch with Julie. Email: julie@dtbs.net

Growing Great Places online crowdfunding workshops

Growing Great Places online community crowdfunding workshops
Wednesday 15th July 2020 from 12 noon to about 1pm
Thursday 23rd July 2020 from 4pm to about 5pm 

Growing Great Places is a 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:

  • Hear about funds from Kirklees Council available for your project
  • Receive advice on developing your project from the team and our partners at Locality
  • Join smaller break out rooms for interactive, specialised support for your project including Q&As with Spacehive project creators
  • Access advice on planning and promoting your campaign
  • Stay for an optional ‘Tea + Talk’ for virtual community networking

Register to take part

15th July 2020 from 12 noon to around 1pm – register now

23rd July 2020 from 4pm to around 5pm – register now

Growing Newsome Plant Drop

This year’s Big Plant Swap in Newsome is a little different. Although we aren’t able to get together for our usual event this year, we are still here for each other. And we still want to help people grow their own food. So with a little help from our friends, Growing Newsome are making something a bit special happen this month. We’ve already dropped hundreds of plants on the doorsteps of people who are shielding, self-isolating or growing food for their wellbeing. And there’s still time for you to join in…

Growing Newsome Plant Drop, June 2020

 

Wellbeing resources from S2R

S2R are creating lots of helpful online resources to help our wellbeing, creativity and connection with the outdoors. We encourage you have a look at what’s on offer and share this with anyone who might find it helpful.


‘How to’ videos & workshops

Video guides to making things at home, including bird feeders, handmade paper and wild garlic pesto, and looking after your wellbeing. From 18th May 2020 there’s also be a series of free online ‘How to’ workshops, starting with:

  • Eat Well & Save Pounds
  • Sew Simple
  • Nature Drawing
  • Song Writing

How to


50 Days Nature Challenge

Nature is good for our mental health and wellbeing. Each day s2R are sharing easy and simple activities or tasks for you to try at home, in the garden or out and about where possible.

50 Days Nature Challenge


Wellbeing Packs

It can be difficult to connect with others, remain engaged and stay motivated during this challenging time. These Wellbeing Packs are designed around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, which is a nationally recognised initiative that aims to keep you fit and healthy by concentrating on 5 key elements.

Wellbeing Packs


Connect with S2R

S2R website

S2R Facebook

Email: Contact@s2r.org.uk

Covid-19 Community Response

Kirklees Council are working alongside citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities. Our co-ordinated Community Response is aimed at supporting those who are most vulnerable and in need of support, and who cannot currently get this help directly from friends, relatives or neighbours.

How to request support or offer support

You can use our online form let us know about the things you (or someone who you are concerned about) need help with. You can also tell us how you (or your organisation) can support others.

Covid-19 Community Response

Or call our Covid-19 Community Response freephone helpline: 0800 4561114

The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm weekdays, 10am to 4pm weekends and bank holidays.

A local number for our Covid-19 Community Response helpline, 01484 226919 is also available, and we will happily call you back.

We are with you

The Community Response support blog is for anyone who is helping others in our local places during the coronavirus outbreak. Kirklees Council and Volunteering Kirklees (part of Third Sector Leaders) have created this blog to share useful information with volunteers, mutual aid groups and local organisations.

On the blog you’ll find:

  • Advice and information for local groups, organisations and volunteers.
  • Key information that you can share with others.
  • Stories from groups and organisations who are part of the response.

Each article has sharing buttons that you can use to quickly share the information via social media, messaging services, email or print.

We are with you – Community Response blog

Mutual aid groups & food bank contacts in the Newsome ward

Here’s how to contact local groups and organisations in the Newsome ward who are offering support during the coronavirus outbreak.


Food support

Covid-19 Community Response
Area: All Kirklees
Contact: Kirklees Council (working with local groups)
Freephone: 0800 4561114
Website: Covid-19 Community Response


Hope Newsome Foodbank    
Area: Based at Stile Common, Newsome
Contact: Allissa Paul
Tel. 07846 789517
Email: info.hopenewsomefoodbank@gmail.com
Facebook: Hope Newsome Food Bank
Twitter: @HopeNewsomeFood


The Welcome Centre
To get help from The Welcome Centre, you need a referral from a support worker or support professional. There are a few simple ways to do this. You can find out more on their website:

How to get help from the Welcome Centre


Mutual Aid Groups

Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis
Area: Berry Brow, Taylor Hill, Newsome, Primrose Hill
Contact: Susan Kaye
Tel. 01484 664842  or  07527 442787
Email: susan.kaye@btinternet.com
Facebook: Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis


Lockwood and Thornton Lodge Covid-19 Response Group
Area: Lockwood
Contact: Wasim Akhtar
Tel. 07568 085129
Email: wasim.akhtar1978.wa@gmail.com
Facebook: Lockwood and Thornton Lodge Covid-19 Support


The Ark Church            
Area: Armitage Bridge, Berry Brow, Lockwood
Contact: Steve Hurd
Tel. 07787 502183
Email: steve.hurd@arkchurch.org.uk


 

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.

 

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