Made in Clayton West: The aims of the group are to connect people and play our part in helping to make our village & local area a better place to rest, work and play. We aim to connect people in our community by coming together, sharing skills, using talents, being creative, building connections and making a difference. We have an active facebook page and support the running of various events in the community including an annual yard sale and autumn 'Light up the Woods' event.
St Paulinus Catholic Primary Academy
As a primary school, we promote and teach (through a variety of subjects) all our pupils the importance of caring for their local environment and playing their part in helping to save our planet through depositing our rubbish, recycling, reusing etc. Therefore our school council recently signed up to the spring clean project to ensure our large school grounds (which include playgrounds, sports fields and woodland) are clean and free of rubbish with regular timetabled litter picks.
The MAST Community Garden
The MAST Community garden was launched last year via Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors, this year we'd like to pass the garden to our local community. This year we have established a community steering group for the garden. Members include service users of social prescribing, local libraries, the U3A Gardening group, the Denby Dale Parish Countryside officer, and colleagues from the Denby Dale Centre/ Skelmanthorpe Community Pantry. The first meeting explored the group's experience, knowledge, and skills they'd like to share and identified goals for this year: getting to know the space with regular working days planned throughout the year, grow your own food community project.
Newsome Ward Community Forum
Our aims are to enable people who live and work in the Newsome Ward to come together, share information and support each other. To enable people to influence decision making in their own areas, and to be able to work together for the benefit of their communities. We do a wide range of things, including oversee the maintenance of Hey Green Community Wildlife Site, look after the community orchard in Lowerhouses, and look after the grounds of what was St John's Church in Newsome, which is being converted to Newsome Centre.
Thornton Lodge Action Group
The mission of Thornton Lodge Action Group is: - to reduce inequality and disadvantage by addressing gaps in local services and working with partners to alleviate hardship in the local community - to give our clients a sense of belonging and encourage them to make a contribution to the community - to support local residents to develop their skills, confidence and self-esteem through education, training and employability activities with the broader aim of improving the education, health and economic welfare of the community and local community relations.
Holy Trinity Community Garden
On Thursday mornings we meet to care for our beautiful garden, improving it and growing veg. We’re also good at chatting and eating cake. We regularly run family sessions encouraging gyo and eco awareness.
More In Common Batley & Spen
Community activities as part of Jo Cox’s legacy. Aim to tackle loneliness and to bring people together. We organise and run several annual events as part of the Great Get Together with the Jo Cox Foundation. Locally, these include community events, such as Cake on the Cobbles in Batley, the Batley Iftar, support for the annual Jo Cox Way bike ride from Spen to London, Step Into the Future, which is an event to bring schools together in June, and our headline event Run For Jo which takes place at Oakwell Hall. People ae encouraged to sign up for a 6.5k or 2.5k run on or help organise the event that also includes activities, stalls and a mascot race.
Kirkheaton Environment Trust
We promote and organise Kirkheaton 20% for wildlife initiative. Our aim is to create a Kirkheaton-wide nature reserve and encourage everyone to dedicate 20% of their land/garden/doorstep to wildlife. We run regular events, meetings and talks and post information on the facebook page. We are an umbrella group involving other local groups so as to be as inclusive as possible.
Yetton Together is an umbrella group formed for the interest of wellbeing for the Community. We now manage the local Community Centre and have a number of groups Environment, Gardening, Social, Coffee shop as well as other interests. One of the areas we look after is what we call the Community Orchard and Kirklees Council support us with this
Over 2 Hills Limited
We actively promote the circular economy, and have an abundance of redundant office furniture, available for FREE DONATION to charities, community organisations and not for profit enterprises, throughout the year.Please visit our showroom for current stock available for FREE DONATION or place your order online for FREE COLLECTION.https://www.over2hills.co.uk/shop/