Here’s an online nativity featuring children from Newsome Juniors, Hillside Primary and South Crosland Juniors, with a song by Berry Brow Infants. Thank you to Rev Julie Anderson for sharing.
Here’s how to contact local groups and organisations in the Newsome ward who are offering support during the coronavirus outbreak.
Covid-19 Community Response
Area: All Kirklees
Contact: Kirklees Council (working with local groups)
Freephone: 0800 4561114
Website: Covid-19 Community Response
The Welcome Centre
To get help from The Welcome Centre, you need a referral from a support worker or support professional. There are a few simple ways to do this. You can find out more on their website:
Mutual Aid Groups
Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis
Area: Berry Brow, Taylor Hill, Newsome, Primrose Hill
Contact: Susan Kaye
Tel. 01484 664842 or 07527 442787
Facebook: Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis
The Ark Church
Area: Armitage Bridge, Berry Brow, Lockwood
Contact: Steve Hurd
Tel. 07787 502183
Timetables are available now for the New Year’s Day Free Volunteer Bus Service linking Berry Brow, Newsome, Huddersfield and HRI. The free service is run by the Green Party and this will be the 27th year it has been available to help people get around on New Year’s Day.
A family event open to everyone, with a fun celebration of stories and songs. Activiities for children and a full meal. All Welcome.
Saturday 7th December 2019 from 3pm to 5pm at Berry Brow Methodist Church and Community Centre, Birch Road, Berry Brow HD4 7PL
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information contact Carol on 07740 425093
Come along to the Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 30h November 2019 from 10am to 2pm at Berry Brow Methodist Church and Community Centre, Birch Road, Berry Brow, Huddersfield HD4 7LP.
Stalls include: gift boxes of homegrown jams from Growing Newsome, children’s gifts, handmade cards, jewellery and confectionery. There’s a small entry fee and refreshments are on sale, in support of next year’s Berry Brow Carnival.
For stall bookings contact Carol on 07740 425093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along to Berry Brow Carnival – it’s a great family afternoon, packed with activities and entertainment.
Keep your fingers and toes crossed that the sun has his hat on for this year’s Carnival on Saturday 15th June 2019 from 12.30pm to 5pm at Berry Brow Playing Fields, Ladyhouse Lane, Berry Brow, Huddersfield HD4 7QD.
Activities include: Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos, Crafty Devilz Circus Skills (try your hand at juggling, stilt walking, diablo and plate spinning), Horse Riding, Fair Ground Rides and lots more.
Entertainment from: Power Hoopers, The Punch & Judy Show, Musica Music School, Reach Performing Arts, Rhythmix Dance and Hathor Egyptian Belly Dancers (join these ladies at their stall and have a go yourself under their expert tuition).
You can enjoy some great food options too, supplied by local companies.
And don’t forget the carnival essentials: Art Tent, Tombola, Coconut Shy, Hook a Duck, Bran Tub, Welly Wanging, Egg Throwing and Hula Hoop Contest.
Messy Church is a family event, open to everyone. Come and join us for crafts, games, stories, songs and a full meal. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Messy Easter is on Wednesday 17th April 2019 from 3pm to 5pm at Berry Brow Methodist Church and Community Centre.
For more information contact Carol on 07740 425093.
Are you interested in becoming a Reading Friend for a local school? Hillside Primary School, Newsome Junior School and Berry Brow Infants School are looking for new Reading Friends.
Reading Friends is a paired reading project which involves adult volunteers giving up an hour of their time per week to read with pupils in Kirklees schools. During the hour, volunteers will support two pupils for the duration of a term (on average, 8 to 10 weeks).
Training is available, which generally takes place across 4 weeks (one morning per week). Volunteers will also be given advice about how to complete safeguarding courses online.
The training is free to participants who are aged 19+ and who are not employed by the school.This includes parents, relatives and community members.
If you’re interested in putting your name on the list for training please contact Helen Scally at Castle Community Hub:
Email: email@example.com or call 07578 044989.
The training will go ahead if 10 people volunteer.
Do you live in Holme Park Court or Bishops Court at Berry Brow? Kirklees Council and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing want to hear your thoughts about your home and the area where you live. Staff will be in the area to talk to you from Monday 25th March 2019, and there are some drop-in activities:
- Tuesday 26th March from 11.30am
Coffee Morning at the Tenants Resident Association meeting
- Thursday 28th March from 6pm to 8pm
Tea and Cake event
- Saturday 30th March from 2pm to 4pm
If you take part at the Courts, you can enter the prize draw for a chance to win £50 of high street vouchers.