Homegrown Christmas gifts

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:

Growing Newsome’s 2020 homegrown gift boxes

Christmas competition 2020

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 berrybrowcarnival@gmail.com

Don’t forget to include you name, address and phone number

Closing date: 5pm on 18th December

Give local this winter

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.

Give local this winter

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

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