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Final Message from the outgoing Chairman – Cllr Jayne Smith

I have had a very interesting year and thank councillors for their support and hard work. I look forward to working with the new chairman Cllr Andrew Naylor in 2017/18 and wish him all the best. I raised £1,545.00 for my chosen voluntary groups in the parish and will pass this money out to them [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Holme Valley Parish Council – Civic Dinner 13th May 2017

Melvyn and I attended our very last civic function on Saturday. This was Holmfirth’s civic reception and dinner held in Holmfirth Civic Hall which the council has recently taken into their ownership to save it from closing. Before dinner guests were entertained by Honley School girls’ choir following the dinner there was dancing and singing [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Mayor of Calderdale’s Civic Service – Sunday 7th May 2017

My consort and I attended the Civic Service for Calderdale Mayor Cllr Howard Blagborough and Mayoress Catherine Kirk which was held at St Martins Church in Brighouse. This service was well attended by three West Yorkshire Deputy Lieutenants, civic dignitaries from across the North of England including the Mayor and Mayoress of Wakefield, Mayor and [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Shaw & Crompton Parish Council Civic Dinner – 6th May 2017

My consort and I attended Shaw and Crompton civic reception and dinner dance at the Masonic Hall in Shaw.  We enjoyed superb 5 course dinner and guests were entertained by an excellent singer who had the room singing and dancing.

By | May 11th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Whitworth Town Council Civic Dinner – 8th April 2017

Melvyn and I were delighted to attend Whitworth Town Council’s annual celebration and awards which this year took the place of the civic dinner.  The ceremony had all the pomp of a civic dinner but was all about the community.  There were 6 awards which local people and business had been nominated for; young achievers [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Hebden Royd Town Council Civic Dinner – 1st April 2017

Melvyn and I enjoyed a wonderful evening of hospitality at Hebden Royd on Saturday 1st April.  We attended at the invitation of the Mayor Cllr Tony Hodgins and his Mayoress Hazel Scrivens. The evening was themed 1940’s and guest entered into the spirit by dressing in 1940’s style outfits.  The buffet was excellent – prepared [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Ripponden Civic Ball – Saturday 11th March 2017

Over 130 people joined Melvyn and I at the annual Civic Ball.  The newly furbished The Venue was superb. The ambiance, layout and design made for a wonderful evening. We had visiting Mayors and Chairmen from across the region as well as the Deputy Lieutenant and the Mayor of Calderdale.   The raffle raised over £800 [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

The Mayors Charity Ball – 4th March 2017

I attended Calderdale Mayor, Cllr Howard Blagbrough and Mayoress Catherine Kirk’s Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball in Saturday 4th March.  It was a thoroughly wet night but everyone turned up at The Arches at Dean Clough in their most glamorous wear.    We were entertained by a singing duo; Kaytie-Jo and Graeme Genty before and during the [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Mossley Town Council Masquerade Ball – 25th February 2017

Melvyn and I were delighted to represent the parish by joining the Masquerade Ball and Civic Dinner at the invitation of Cllr Greg Brett on Saturday 25th February. On a very wet night we attended the George Lawton Hall in the centre of Mossley. All the guests entered into the spirit of the occasion and [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Chairman's Blog, Uncategorised|

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|