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Saddleworth Civic Dinner – 27th January 2017

Melvyn and I were delighted to be able to represent the parish, on the occasion of the Saddleworth Civic Dinner at the Civic Hall in Uppermill on Friday 27 January. We enjoyed a lovely three course dinner and dancing to the Broadway Big Band who played excellent numbers to dance to. They also had two [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Civic Ball 2017

The Parish Council is once again hosting its Annual Civic Ball, on Saturday 11th March 2017 at The Venue in Barkisland. After a sophisticated drinks reception and a fantastic four course meal, guests will be entertained by ‘Jump, Jive & Wail' and as always there will be a raffle prize-draw with a variety of high quality [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Latest News Home Page|

Whitworth Carol Concert

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 [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Chairman's Blog|

Season Greetings

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.

By | December 20th, 2016|Latest News Home Page|

Barkisland Get Together Club Christmas Party – Wednesday 14th December

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 [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Chairman's Blog|

Carols by Candlelight Rishworth School Chapel – Friday 9th December 2016

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 [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Chairman's Blog|

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order for Ripponden

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 [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Latest News Home Page|

St Bartholomew’s Church Christmas Fayre – 3rd December 2016

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 [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Chairman's Blog|

Christmas Lights Switch On 2016

By | November 28th, 2016|Latest Events Gallery|

The Good Citizens Award 2016

The Parish Council is very proud of the many community organisations, activities of the area and community spirit of residents. In order to recognise the outstanding work of people who voluntarily and selflessly work to improve the lives of local people, the Parish Council has developed a ‘Good Citizens Award’ If you feel that you know someone [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Latest News Home Page|