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:
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 email@example.com
Don’t forget to include you name, address and phone number
Closing date: 5pm on 18th December
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.
We still want everyone to enjoy Halloween this year, but we need to make sure everyone is safe at the same time. We are not encouraging trick or treating, even though some of us love it – instead we are backing the Pumpkin Trail idea.Continue reading “Join in the Pumpkin Trail”
Halloween is a great time of year for spooky fun, but it can often be full of single use plastics and other disposable items.
Here are some top tips from the Wildlife Trusts about how to reduce the unnecessary waste this Halloween.
And don’t forget to get your pumpkin recipes at the ready.
You can get your autumn-planting garlic and onions or pick up some locally grown jam and other things to enjoy at Growing Newsome’s autumn pop up stall. We’re open on Saturday 24th October 2020, from 10am to around 12 noon, outside St. John’s Church in Newsome village.
Please arrive via the Lych gate on Jackroyd Lane and follow the guidelines on our website to visit safely.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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…