Big Plant Swap 2019

Everyone is welcome at Growing Newsome’s annual Big Plant Swap. You can choose from hundreds of vegetable plants, herbs, salads, fruit and wildlife-friendly flowers. There’s also seed planting and craft activities for children, food growing advice, local volunteering opportunities, stalls including local produce on sale, and a two-course lunch served from 12 noon.

The event is on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South HD4 6JJ. Free admission.

Growing Newsome Big Plant Swap

Remembering Jean Sims

Anyone who knew Jean Sims is welcome to join Diane and Paul to remember and celebrate the life of their lovely mum. She will be missed by many in our community.

A Service will be held at 1.15pm on Thursday 16th May 2019 at Huddersfield Crematorium (Fixby Road, Huddersfield HD2 2JF), followed by refreshments at Highfield Funeral Service (West Croft, Trinity Street, Huddersfield HD1 4DT). All welcome – it’s helpful if you can let the family know whether you can stay for the refreshments by emailing Diane at: sims31@btinternet.com

Family flowers only. If you’d like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please contribute to The Marsden Moor appeal. You can make a donation on the day or online (please say that your donation is in memory of Jean Sims). Thank you.

The Marsden Moor appeal

Could you be a Reading Friend in Newsome? Training is available

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: castlecommunityhub@kirkleeseducation.uk or call 07578 044989.

The training will go ahead if 10 people volunteer.

Newsome Forum meeting, 14th March 2019

The next open meeting of Newsome Ward Community Forum is on Thursday 14th March 2019 from 6pm in the community room at Newsome High School, Castle Avenue, Newsome HD4 6JN. This is our Annual General Meeting, where we hear a review of the year and elect our directors for the coming year.

We’ll also be finding out about the Place Standard, which is a way of helping to get conversations going about any place (it could be your street, neighbourhood or town), by using some simple questions.

Come along to find out more. Buffet from 5.45pm. All welcome.

Seed Swap and Potato Day 2019

Everyone is welcome at Growing Newsome’s annual Seed Swap and Potato Day. This early Spring event features everything you need to get your food growing year off to a great start. Choose from 30 different varieties of seed potato, plus lots of vegetable seeds. There’s also planting and craft activities for children, food growing advice, local volunteering opportunities, local produce on sale, book stall, fairtrade refreshments and a hot lunch served from 12 noon.

The event is on Saturday 2nd March 2019 from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South HD4 6JJ. Free admission.

Growing Newsome Seed Swap and Potato Day

National Careers Service

An adult careers adviser, who can see anyone aged 19 years and above, is available every Tuesday during term-time at Castle Community Hub. We can support you with CV’s, job searching, application forms and interview support, finding the right course for you, career route information etc. To make an appointment ring 01917 314750.

New Year’s Day 2019 free bus service

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 26th year it has been available to help people get around on New Year’s Day.

New Year's Day bus timetable

Christmas services in and around Newsome

Here’s  a list of church services for Christmas 2018, from South Huddersfield Churches Together (Newsome LEP)

Berry Brow Methodist Church and Community Centre
Messy Christmas, Saturday 8th December at 3pm.
Christmas Café Church with The Valley Flutes, Saturday 15th December at 4pm.
Carol Service, Sunday 23rd December at 10.30am.

Hall Bower Sunday School
Carol Service, Sunday 23rd December at 4pm.
Christingle, Monday 24th December at 4pm.

St John’s Church, Newsome
Carols and Communion, Monday 24th December at 7pm.

St Paul’s Church, Armitage Bridge
Christmas Craft Workshop, Saturday 8th December from 10am to 12.15pm
Carol Service, Wednesday 19th December at 7.30pm.
Nativity Service, Monday 24th December at 5.30pm.
Christmas Communion, Tuesday 25th December at 10am.

Holy Trinity Church, South Crosland
Christingle, Sunday 2nd December at 9.15am.
9 Lessons and Carols, Sunday 23rd December at 9.15am.
Nativity Service, Monday 24th December at 4pm.
Midnight Communion, Monday 24th December at 11.30pm.

Netherton Methodist Church
Christingle Sunday, 23rd December at 10.30am.
Christmas Day Service, Tuesday 25th December at 10.30am.

Get Together Christmas Lunch

The Get Together lunches at Castle Community Hub are for older people in our community to come together, chat and enjoy lunch together. Join us for Christmas lunch on Friday 7th December 2018 from 12 noon.

Please call the hub on 07578 044 989 to let us know if you would like come come along (there are limited spaces so it’s important that we know you’re coming).

At Castle Community Hub, Headfield Road, Newsome (next to Hillside Primary School).

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