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Ryburn United – ‘Schools Out’ event Saturday 22nd July

I had a lovely afternoon down at Ripponden Wood playing fields as a guest of Ryburn United, at its Charity fundraising event last Saturday. It was great to see so many people supporting the event and watch some of the teams play. Cllr Russell was also there working hard promoting the Neighbourhood Plan consultation, speaking with [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

Afternoon Tea at St Bartholomew’s Church – 25th June 2017

Last Sunday Rachel and I had a lovely afternoon down at St Bartholomew's Church for the 'Afternoon Tea'. We were joined by the Vice-Chairman, Cllr Melvyn Smith and his Consort Cllr Jayne Smith and really well looked after by members of the church. The highlight of the day was the excellent dancing around the Maypole provided [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

A message from the Chairman

Today, 15th. June 2017, we remember the tragic loss of life in the Grenfell Tower fire, London. It will be some time before our courageous emergency services are able to establish the number of those who have lost their lives. In an act of acknowledgement of those who have suffered, Ripponden Parish Council along with [...]

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

Message from the Chairman

All members and employees of Ripponden Parish Council extend their sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in the Manchester attack. Our thoughts also go out to the many injured who are being so well cared for and supported by our public services. We [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Chairman's Blog|

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|