Community Coffee & Catch up – Saturday 31st July 2021

Join us on Saturday 31st July from 10am to 1pm for a Community Coffee & Catch Up morning.

This is a friendly and safe event organised by Newsome Ward Community Forum to help us all reconnect with our community.

Venue: Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

The event will include a Growing Newsome stall, info from local organisations and homemade refreshments for you to enjoy. Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

Masks are advised whilst you’re walking around the hall. You can sit and enjoy your refreshments at the tables. If you haven’t been before, the Scout Hall is a large room with lots of space to keep each other safe.

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Newsome Play Day 2021

Come and join the fun at Newsome Play Day. Lots of activities for children aged 0 to 12 and their families.

Newsome Play Day is on Wednesday 4th August 2021 from 11am to 3pm outdoors in the field behind Hillside Primary school, Headfield Road, Newsome HD4 6LU.

Activities include: Slip Slide, Arts and Crafts, Circus Skills, free Play activities and Sports.

It’s always a great fun day. Please remember to bring suitable outdoor clothing and bring along your lunch and drinks.

Covid is still here so remember: hands, face, space.

Organised by Newsome Ward Community Forum.

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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Growing Newsome Pop up Plant Swap, 12th June 2021

Come along to Growing Newsome’s outdoor Pop up Plant Swap to take your pick from our wide selection of edible plants, and a few other things. Plants will include: Vegetables, Salads, Herbs, Fruit and Wildlife-friendly flowers. You can bring something along to swap, or choose some plants in exchange for a donation to Growing Newsome.

Saturday 12th June 2021, from 10am to 12 noon, outside Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South HD4 6JJ.

Find out more, see updates about the event and learn how to visit safely:

Pop up Plant Swap

Walk, move, relax

Do you need time to leave worries behind and reconnect and chat with others? Then come along to this free gentle walking and outdoor yoga class.

Starting on Thursday 10th June 2021, 9.30am to 10.30am. Weekly class, for six weeks. Includes a chance to chat, breathing exercises and gentle yoga moves. Meet at the entrance to St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome.

Contact Laura Merriman. Tel. 07715 107502 or email lj_merriman@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to join.

Brought to you by Umbrella Yoga CIC and funded by Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

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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How can more people come together to make local places better?

Online workshops, February 2021
Register to take part

We’ve all seen over the past year how brilliant the people in our local places are. Working with and alongside each other is the best way to make the places where we live, work and play better. So we hope you’ll want to be part of these workshops about how we can help more people feel confident in their own ability to change things in our local places – to have influence as active citizens.

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