I had a lovely evening meeting with a small group of residents who with a grant from the Parish Council have refurbished the red telephone box on Rochdale Road. The group that ages from 7 to 70 years old have done a fantastic job and the internal refit into an information box is great. A big [...]
I had a lovely afternoon yesterday meeting the Rushbearing procession and attending the service at St Bartholomew's church. Before the service visitors and residents were kept busy with the annual Duck Race and a 'Hunt the Hamper' game - proceeds from which went to the Riverside Dementia friendly café.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.