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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Pumpkin Picking and Creepy Crawley Trail, October 2020

Pick your own pumpkin from the Stirley Farm gardens and complete a creepy crawly trail with a sweet treat at the end. You can dress up in your favorite spooky halloween costume! Join in the fun from Monday 26th to Saturday 31st October, 10am to 1pm at Stirley Community Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6FA.

It’s all outdoors and the organisers, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, have done everything they can to make sure you’ll feel safe and secure while still having fun. Booking in advance is essential.

Book in advance and find out more

Pumpkin Picking poster (PDF)

Walk, move, relax

Do you need time to leave worries behind and reconnect and chat with others? Then come along to this free class, every Wednesday from 9.15am to 10.30am. Includes a chance to chat, breathing exercises and gentle yoga moves. Meet at the entrance to St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome. Walk sets off at 9.30am.

Contact Laura Merriman: lj_merriman@yahoo.co.uk

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

 

Wild and Wonderful: Hall Bower Art Exhibition 2020

An array of pictures and painting done by Hall Bower Art Club members, plus other craft stalls. The usual refreshment room will be open, offering a range of lovely home made cakes and sandwiches, including our delicious Hot Beef (and Onion) rolls.

Open days Friday 16th October and Saturday 17th October 2020 from 11am till 4pm at Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RL, with the official opening on Friday 16th October at 11.30am.

Sunday 18th October Art Service at 3pm.

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