The River Holme Connections 2021 calendar is available now.
The calendar has been put together by Mick Forster Jones, an incredibly talented local photographer.
S2R are creating lots of helpful online resources to help our wellbeing, creativity and connection with the outdoors. We encourage you have a look at what’s on offer and share this with anyone who might find it helpful.
Video guides to making things at home, including bird feeders, handmade paper and wild garlic pesto, and looking after your wellbeing. From 18th May 2020 there’s also be a series of free online ‘How to’ workshops, starting with:
Nature is good for our mental health and wellbeing. Each day s2R are sharing easy and simple activities or tasks for you to try at home, in the garden or out and about where possible.
It can be difficult to connect with others, remain engaged and stay motivated during this challenging time. These Wellbeing Packs are designed around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, which is a nationally recognised initiative that aims to keep you fit and healthy by concentrating on 5 key elements.
Please note: The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have cancelled all events at Stirley Farm until the end of April 2020, due to the coronovirus outbreak.
Come and join us for fun activities in and around Stirley Farm for pre-schoolers and their parents (suitable for 5s and under). Nature Tots take place the last Friday of every month, we encourage creative play and weather permitting, will do many of our pre-school activities outside. We aim to incorporate nature and wildlife elements into toddler play, it’s also a great opportunity to meet new parents and have a good catch-up with a cup of tea or coffee. Light refreshments available. Standard price £4 / £6 per child – adults free.
Friday 27th March 2020, Friday 24th April 2020 and Friday 29th May 2020 from 10.30am to 12 noon at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.
Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have cancelled all events at Stirley Farm until the end of April 2020, due to the coronovirus outbreak.
Nature needs a little helping hand after the long winter to start building new homes for their families. Come along and have fun making nesting stations for birds and hotels for bees to take home with you! Light refreshments available. Suitable for 5 years +
Price (standard £4 / £6 per child) – adults free.
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.
Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
Come and join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on Spring Bank holiday Monday 2019 for some fun outdoor games and activities at Stirley Farm. Have the chance to explore our gardens and vegetable patch and bring your own picnic to admire the view. Take a walk through our fields, how many calves will you spot? Cakes and hot drinks will be available.
Come and join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on Spring Bank holiday Monday 2019 for some fun outdoor games and activities at Stirley Farm.Free (there will be optional activities to get involved with during the day).
Monday 27th May 2019 from 11.30am to 2.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP. Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
On 9th June 2019, hundreds of farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are celebrating all things wildlife and conservation. Come and join us at Stirley Farm for a fun day out, with farm themed activities, food and drink and meet the people behind the scenes who look after our livestock and local wildlife.
Sunday 9th June 2019 from 11am to 3pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP.
Come and join local volunteers for the 4th annual outdoor service at Stirley Community Farm on Sunday 26th May 2019 from 2pm to 3pm, followed by refreshments.
Songs, prayers and readings at Stirley Community Farm for wildlife, farming, allotments and gardens, and Planet Earth. Meet at the Cre8 Barn at 2pm and walk round the farm to visit our bees, cows, vegetable garden and orchard. Special theme this year “Climate Emergency”. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome. Come prepared for the weather! Refreshments afterwards in the Cre8 Barn.
Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP.
A major conservation project to map the River Holme catchment has begun – and volunteers can get involved in helping to survey the river.
River Holme Connections have appointed Ryan Lloyd, a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) student at Sheffield Hallam University, to map the River Holme. The student placement is expected to last until September 2019. It will involve Ryan using his mapping skills to build a clear picture of the River Holme catchment and the plants and animals that inhabit the river. This will help with future conservation projects.
Simon Hirst, River Holme Connections River Steward, says: “This project will transform the work we do at River Holme Connections. It will pinpoint native animals and plants, as well as identifying outfall pipes and barriers to fish migration. It will also identify the exact location of invasive species and allow us to target our conservation work more accurately and effectively.”
Ryan already has a great deal of work experience to his name, having worked for the RSPB as an assistant warden and project officer. He now lives in Meltham and is looking forward to giving something back to his local community. Ryan says: “I believe learning more about how the wildlife and people interact within this key habitat is an important part of managing the river network. I’m looking forward to working with our volunteers on this exciting project.”
Ryan is looking for volunteers to help him map the River Holme. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the project should email Ryan on GIS@riverholmeconnections.org or call 01484 661756.
Ryan’s appointment is part of the charity’s Our Holme project. Funded by Cummins Foundation, Our Holme aims to educate local communities about the river environment and the role we can all play in keeping our rivers healthy.
Join local charity River Holme Connections on the Riverside Way in Lockwood for a walk on the wildside. Discover the wildlife that lives above and below the surface of the River Holme, get rid of some alien invaders, try your hand at fishing and help us create some unique artworks.
Drop in or spend some time with us at this free half term event for youngsters and their families. Tuesday 30th October 2018 from 1pm to 3pm, meet at HD4 6AT.
This event is one of the Kirklees Youth Alliance Events during October half term. It is part of an exciting new alliance of youth-focused organisations delivering positive activities across Kirklees. We will be asking young people about service provision to help develop a new community-based youth offer.