School and church nativity

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.

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

Growing Newsome Plant Drop

This year’s Big Plant Swap in Newsome is a little different. Although we aren’t able to get together for our usual event this year, we are still here for each other. And we still want to help people grow their own food. So with a little help from our friends, Growing Newsome are making something a bit special happen this month. We’ve already dropped hundreds of plants on the doorsteps of people who are shielding, self-isolating or growing food for their wellbeing. And there’s still time for you to join in…

Growing Newsome Plant Drop, June 2020

 

Mutual aid groups & food bank contacts in the Newsome ward

Here’s how to contact local groups and organisations in the Newsome ward who are offering support during the coronavirus outbreak.


Food support

Covid-19 Community Response
Area: All Kirklees
Contact: Kirklees Council (working with local groups)
Freephone: 0800 4561114
Website: Covid-19 Community Response


Hope Newsome Foodbank    
Area: Based at Stile Common, Newsome
Contact: Allissa Paul
Tel. 07846 789517
Email: info.hopenewsomefoodbank@gmail.com
Facebook: Hope Newsome Food Bank
Twitter: @HopeNewsomeFood


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:

How to get help from the Welcome Centre


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
Email: susan.kaye@btinternet.com
Facebook: Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis


Lockwood and Thornton Lodge Covid-19 Response Group
Area: Lockwood
Contact: Wasim Akhtar
Tel. 07568 085129
Email: wasim.akhtar1978.wa@gmail.com
Facebook: Lockwood and Thornton Lodge Covid-19 Support


The Ark Church            
Area: Armitage Bridge, Berry Brow, Lockwood
Contact: Steve Hurd
Tel. 07787 502183
Email: steve.hurd@arkchurch.org.uk


 

Public meeting about the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome

Due to falling congregation numbers and the need for significant repairs to the building, the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome village is being considered by church authorities.

The church has been central to community life in Newsome for many years. The building itself, which opened in 1872, is also an important part of the character of the village. Church authorities are now welcoming new ideas about how the building could be used in the future.

St John's Church Newsome
Tim Green from Bradford / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

There will be a public meeting on Thursday 2nd April 2020 from 7pm at St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome. The church would like as many people as possible to attend and share their views and ideas.

New sources of funding will be needed if we are to keep the church at the centre of Newsome. There have been lots of ideas shared already, but we also need people and organisations who can help implement some of these ideas and secure funding.

Please come along if you can help, or if you’d like to find out more.

You can also contact the Reverend Julie Anderson on 07540 613068 or email stjohnnewsome@outlook.com 

The next open meeting of Newsome Ward Community Forum is on Thursday 12th March 2020 from 6pm in the community room at Newsome High School on Castle Avenue, Newsome HD4 6JN. Buffet from 5.45pm. This is also our Annual General Meeting. All welcome.

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