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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|

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|

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|

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|

Ripponden Christmas Lights Switch On 26th November

I was delighted to be asked to attend the Carol Service at St Bartholomew’s Church on Saturday. The short church service, with many of the local children, was all about light and what it meant to people. I was given a drink of sherry and a mince pie as a show of hospitality and all [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Chairman's Blog|

Calder Valley SRT Celebration Service on 19th November 2016

On Saturday afternoon Melvyn and I were privileged to be invited to attend a service of celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team. This was held at the Good Shepherd in Mytholmroyd. Among the civic dignitaries was the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire who addressed the audience about the [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Chairman's Blog|