I have been campaigning for this service for some time now. I am pleased to announce the new Service will be run by JTR Travel in partnership with METRO from the end of the month. The new service takes over from the old 357 service which is being withdrawn by another bus company. The withdrawal of the old service threatened to leave Quarmby residents with a severely reduced level of service running between their homes and Huddersfield Town Centre.
Overall I am very pleased that METRO has responded to me and my residents concerns about the withdrawal of the old service and they’ve done a good job of sorting out a suitable replacement in a very short period of time. Local people have now got to use this service. Its being provided on a ‘use it, or lose it’ basis from the end of the month, and METRO will only be able to justify funding it if it’s carrying enough people.
My ward colleagues and I urge people living locally to get behind the new service and make certain that METRO have no choice put to keep it on the road.
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Works to turn a forgotten Lindley cemetery into a bright and attractive remembrance garden are well underway.Zion Graveyard, between Holy Bank Road and Zion Close in Lindley, was once a functioning burial plot. But at some point in the past the gravestones were moved to the side of the land and the space became a thoroughfare for local people heading to the local school and shops.
Local councillors felt that there was a need to improve the area, both for local people – making it nicer and easier to get across during the winter – but also for those interred there who they felt deserved a dignified resting place. This lead to £6750 project being funded via Huddersfield North Area Committee.
I am delighted that this is work is now underway and the final design taking shape. It will really improve the appearance of the area and make it more pleasant for local people. It will also be a more fitting place considering its history. On that note, I would like to urge people who walk their dogs in the area to be responsible and clean up appropriately after their dogs. This is a graveyard and people should be respectful of that.
As you are probably aware, our new Mobile Library and Information Centres go into service for the first time this week. Therefore, this week, a new timetable comes into effect. Many customers will be unaffected. If you have any further queries, please contact 01484 226320.
I will be running in the Huddersfield 10k on the 17th October, to raise money for Cancer Research UK (Bobby Moore Fund).
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Your Neighbourhood Your Voice!
The PACT process gives you the chance to influence what happens in your neighbourhood. Through PACT, the community is able to influence and shape services in their area, identify and communicate their priorities with partners and help create community spirit and take ownership for an area.Come along to the next meeting and tell us what matters in your neighbourhood.
There will be a Crime Prevention presentation in the Lindley PACT part of the meeting 14th September and residents will have the choice to buy sash jammers to reduce europrofile lock break ins.
The next meeting (Huddersfield North) 14th September, Mount Methodist Church, 7pm.
Heritage Open Days 2010 will run from 9-12 September
Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Heritage Open Days also includes tours, events and activities that focus on local architecture and culture.
Lindley Clock Tower
Saturday 11th September: 0830-1700
Sunday 12th September: 0830-1700
Edgar Wood and the Sykes Family
All walks start from Lindley Methodist Church, in centre of Lindley village about 2 miles (3.5km) north-west of Huddersfield centre.
Friday 10th September: Walk 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1600.
To view all the events, please visit: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
The Huddersfield Committee covers the Ashbrow, Greenhead, Lindley, Crosland Moor & Netherton, Dalton, Greenhead and Newsome wards.
For the current year the Committee has identified the following priority themes on which it will focus its work :-
1. The Environment
2. Community Safety
4. Town Centre
5. Children & Young People
6. Community Engagement
Local People have a great part to play. Your views, advice and expert knowledge will be essential. Come along to one of the meetings and have your say or let us know the issues that are important for you.
The Town and Valley Committee – Huddersfield will meet in the Brian Jackson House, National Childrens Centre, New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP at 6:00pm on Monday 6 September 2010.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
This year, the Trust is encouraging as many people as possible to hold events in support of wellbeing month. October has been chosen as it includes world mental health day on the 10th; which is celebrated around the world both on the day and in the weeks surrounding it. To help mark wellbeing month the trust are asking you to hold an event that supports mental or physical wellbeing.
During wellbeing month there will be activities led by the Trust, throughout the areas of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The aim is to get people who their services, o members, staff and the general public involved in activities and events that boost wellbeing. The Trust will be holding a few events but hope that services and organisations in our local communities will join them by hosting their own events.
Several residents have contacted me as they have received letters telling them that their Council Tax is incorrect.
This might very easily worry a great many people and I would like to suggest that these letters are probably wrong.
If you do have doubts there is a perfectly good way of finding out and that is by ringing the Valuation Office on 0845 602 1507 – this call is free
If however, you wish to take up the services of one of these companies, there are at least two going around at the moment, you are of course perfectly at liberty to do so. But be warned, if there is a re-evualation in your favour the company will want payment for their work. If you ring the number above and you are owed a rebate, this will be paid to you – and no cost will be incurred – it is a free service.
(TRAFFIC REGULATION) (NO. 27) ORDER 2010
The Council of the Borough of Kirklees propose to make the above Order under their powers in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to prohibit the waiting of motor vehicles between the hours of 8am and 6 pm, Monday to Saturday on the following lengths of road: – 1. Kirkwood Drive, Lindley – North east side from its junction with Plover Road for 10 metres north westwards.2. Plover Road, Lindley – North west side from its junction with Kirkwood Drive to a point 43 metres south west of its junction with Acre Street.
A copy of this draft Order, together with a plan showing the affected lengths of road and a statement of reasons for proposing to make the Order, may be examined during normal office hours at:-
1. Reception, Streetscene Service, Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield and2. Legal Reception, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre III, Huddersfield. 3. Library and Information Centre, Lidget Street, Lindley.