Local Democracy Week 2019

Local Democracy Week is a way of helping people to have a voice and be actively involved in the things that really matter in our local communities. There is a free programme of free events throughout October, including a discussion about councillors, opportunities to hear from our young citizens, exhibitions and a talk about the benefits of parish councils.

Local Democracy Week events

Autumn celebration event 2019

Everyone is welcome at Growing Newsome’s annual Autumn Gathering event. There’s lots of local food available to try and buy, including preserves, homemade cakes and a hot, two-course lunch served from 12 noon. We also have stalls and activities, including crafts for kids. Food growers can choose from six different varieties of garlic bulbs, plus onion sets, seeds and a selection of plants.

The event is on Saturday 12th October 2019 from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South HD4 6JJ. Refreshments are available all morning. Free admission.

Growing Newsome Autumn Gathering

 

Great Get Together lunch

Newsome Tenants and Residents Association invite you to get together for a free Community Lunch:

Saturday 20th July from 12 noon to 1.30pm at Newsome Scout Hall.

Newsome Road South HD4 6JJ

We take inspiration from Jo Cox’s quote,

“We have more in common than that which divides us.”

Contact : Jan Siddall on 01484 431708.

Summer Celebration (church fundraiser)

Summer Celebration with South Huddersfield Churches Together.

Come and enjoy Sop Sandwiches and other refreshments. Raffle.

From 2.30pm to 5pm on 27th July 2019 at 2 Hillside Crescent, Newsome

Donations of desserts or cakes welcome. Please bring your own chairs.

There will be no charge but donations will be welcome. 

Fundraiser for the churches.

Contact: 07740 425093

Newsome Play Day 2019

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

Activities include: Slip Slide, Arts and Crafts, Make a Kite, Story Walk, Circus Skills and Sports.

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

Newsome Play Day is on Wednesday 7th August 2019 from 11am to 4pm at Castle Community Hub, Headfield Road, Newsome HD4 6LU.

Organised by Newsome Ward Community Forum.

You might like to have a look at our Play Day 2018 photo gallery to see what fun we had last year.

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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

 

 

Family Nature Quest

Do you know where the wood is in Lockwood? Ever visited the river? Let charity, River Holme Connections, and local artists bring Spa Wood and the River Holme to life for your family.

Join our Family Nature Quest led by artist Bess Martin, who will take you on a journey of discovery. All ages will love this exploration game as Bess reveals Spa Wood’s hidden treasures and the enjoyment a trip along the riverside can bring.

Please drop in for an hour on Sunday 30th June 2019 between 11am and 3pm and enjoy the quest. Meet at The Scar Cafe, 1 Woodhead Road, Huddersfield HD4 6ER.

This free event is open to families living in the local area.

Family Nature Quest

Forest Bathing

Modern life can leave you anxious and stressed. Enjoy the benefits of unwinding with this relaxing workshop. Creative, mindfulness and wellbeing expert, Rachel Howfield Massey, will help you tune into your senses and connect with nature leaving you stress-free and ready for anything.

Wednesday 19th June 2019 from 7pm to 8.30pm. Meet at The Scar Cafe, 1 Woodhead Road, Huddersfield HD4 6ER.

Open to adults and young people aged 12+. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the session and wear appropriate clothing.

Free to families in Newsome, Berry Brow, Lockwood and Crosland Moor.

Forest Bathing

Stone Carving

Do you live in Newsome, Berry Brow, Lockwood or Crosland Moor? Then you can take part in this free event.

Create a limestone sculpture for your home or garden. Professional stone sculptor, Melanie Wilks, will teach you how to sculpt like an expert to create a relief sculpture in this creative workshop. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the workshop and dress appropriatley.

Saturday 15th June 2019 from 10am to 4pm. Meet at  The Scar Cafe, 1 Woodhead Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield HD4 6ER. Organised by River Holme Connections. Minimum age: 14 years. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Stone Carving

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