A Welcoming Winter Walk

Join the Castle Hill Ranger for a refreshing winter walk on the eve of the Winter Solstice, which marks the longest night and shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The walk will be 5 miles. Free.

Friday 20th December 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm.

For the walk you will need good footwear, warm clothing and waterproofs. There will be some slopes, rough terrain and a number of step-over stiles. Meet at the top car park on Castle Hill. Sorry, no dogs except assistance dogs. Organised by Kirklees Council.

Victoria Tower, Lumb Lane

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

Growing Great Places – community crowdfunding

People make places great. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding for local groups and citizens over the next year to support great ideas for making our local places even better.

Growing Great Places is a new community crowdfunding initiative which is all about bringing people and places together. You might have a little idea that can have a big impact in your local area. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

This new programme can help you to build a campaign around your idea and get pledges of support from local people. Kirklees Council will also pledge to fund successful projects that will improve our towns, villages and communities.

There will be a fund of £50k available in the coming year, with projects potentially getting pledges of up to £5k to support their campaign, plus workshops to help you pitch your idea.

You can register to take part in the the launch event on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield or visit the programme website to find out more:

Growing Great Places launch event

Growing Great Places website

Listening to Berry Brow

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
    Social event

If you take part at the Courts, you can enter the prize draw for a chance to win £50 of high street vouchers.

Listening to Berry Brow

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