Creepy Crawly Trail and Pumpkin Picking 2021

Discover the mighty mini beasts that have gardening superpowers on this family-friendly trail around Stirley Farm’s allotment and orchard.

Don’t forget to pick your spooky pumpkin before you head home! Fun for all ages.

Monday 25th October to Sunday 31st October 2021from 10:30am to 2:30pm

At Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane , Berry Brow, Huddersfield HD4 6FA.

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Full trail unsuitable for buggies – these can be left on the main farm while you’re walking round.

Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

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.

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

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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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

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