I attended the Mayor of Whitworth’s annual community carol service on Monday 19th December. It was an excellent evening. The hall was full and everyone gave gusty renditions of carols old and new. The local primary schools joined forces and produced a wonderful choir who sang to us. The music was provided by the Whitworth [...]
The Chairman and Councillors of the Parish Council wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please Note: The Parish Council Office will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 and will re-open to the public on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
Cllr Alan watson accompanied me to Barkisland Old Peoples Christmas Party on December 14th. It was very well attended and we enjoyed Christmas sandwiches, cakes and trifle, washed down with sherry and tea. We were entertained by Ryburn Valley School pupils singing group, ‘Topvox’. They sang several well known carols – with actions - which [...]
Melvyn and I attended a fantastic choral display by Rishworth School. The service told the story of Christmas in 9 separate lessons read by pupils, teachers and clergy. These readings were interspersed with carols sung by the congregation, the school choir, a trio and soloists. They were unaccompanied as well as accompanied, by piano, organ [...]
In June Calderdale Council consulted with residents regarding the proposals for waiting restrictions in Ripponden. Following the consultation, there are to be some amendments to the original proposals – summarised below: Extend the proposed restrictions on both sides of Excelsior Close to cover the first driveways Remove the proposed restriction on the north eastern side [...]
My husband and I spent a very pleasant hour looking around all the lovely stalls in the church. I was able to buy a number of unusual Christmas gifts and we enjoyed some lovely homemade cakes with our tea. The church was buzzing with people when we went down at lunch time and we hope [...]