Growing Newsome

We’re a thriving community of food growers. Join us at our friendly community allotment in Newsome and join in our free activities where we learn how to grow together. Come along to our events to meet others who are interested in local food and find everything you need to get growing. We organise the annual Huddersfield Potato Day and Seed Swap on the first Saturday of March, our Big Plant Swap every May and our Autumn Event every October. We also grow our own jam. Sign up for our email network for more ways to get involved in our growing community.

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Holmfirth Walkers Are Welcome

Holmfirth Wakers Are Welcome promotes recreational walking in the Holme Valley. Our activities include regular guided walks, path clearing and an annual walking festival.

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Smithy Community Play Space & TRA

We are a community group working with local children and the elderly. Our aim is to promote community cohesion and to build a safe space where children can come and work and play together growing fruit and vegetables to promote healthier eating We also aim to run community events summer/Christmas fairs Easter egg hunts coffee mornings with the elderly to encourage easing of isolation after covid. We will be organizing litter picks around the estate to instil a sense of pride in our local area . Our group is also a tenants and residents association forming a hub where people can ask for help and be given information pointing them in the right direction regarding issues they may have.

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Ten Villages Conservation Group

The 10 villages conservation group is a practical conservation group which undertakes a task once a month around the Denby Dale parish, led by the countryside officer. A major project is the linking of two communities of Great Crested Newts and we also monitor the River Dearne for pollution, based on riverfly sampling. We also assist local schools & community groups who need a helping hand with practical projects, with a workforce entirely made up of local volunteers. We offer a warm welcome to anyone who would like to be involved and help.

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Stocksmoor Village Association

The Association exists to: to represent the community whose place of residence is Stocksmoor; to promote the interests and well being of the Village community as a whole; to provide a link between different groups in the village; to liaise/consult with relevant authorities / bodies as appropriate on behalf of the community to seek funding to facilitate the above.

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Ravensthorpe In Bloom

To clean up Ravensthorpe, and to keep it so. To work with Kirklees, Schools, Mosques, Churches and businesses to take pride in the area. To work towards enhancing the area with planters, hanging baskets, etc

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Meltham Walkers are Welcome

Guided walks (monthly & free to all). Creation of new waymarked and documented walks. Volunteers inspect local footpaths ahead of each walk and either perform minor improvements or report to Kirklees. Volunteers have adopted a local park (Meltham Pleasure Grounds) in partnership with Kirklees Parks & Green Spaces. Monthly work-parties plus several volunteers attend weekly. Lead organization for the National Litter-pick. Organisation of community activities – Easter-egg hunts; Light-up the Pleasure Grounds; Build a Bird Box (kids); Annual participation in Big Garden Bird Watch;

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Kirklees Bridleways Group

We are researching and recording historical routes ensuring that they are legally recorded. We organise clearance days on Bridleways, Byways and Footpaths, Cutting back encroaching and overhanging vegetation.

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Parent Sanctuary

Supporting the health and well-being of parents and children in the kirklees area with guided walks and meditations that encourage learning about our environment, suitable from newborn

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