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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|

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|

Chairman’s Charity Hoedown 4th November 2016

A fantastic evening was had by one and all at my fundraising hoedown on Friday night. We had over 100 people come and nearly all of them joined in with the dancing. Rakish Paddy entertained the audience playing and singings. After a pie and pea supper more dancing took place and the caller John Wilson [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Chairman's Blog|

Whitworth Town Council Hoedown

On 22 October Melvyn and I attended a charity fundraiser at Whitworth.  This was in aid of the Mayor – Cllr Madeline De Souza’s charity which was Whitworth community and Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis. There was much merriment with a line dance teacher taking us through simple steps which all tried out at least once!! [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Chairman's Blog|

Rishworth School Prize Giving

On 20th October Melvyn and I attended the Rishworth School prize giving which was held at Halifax Minster. The minster was packed with proud parents and guests including the Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale. The head master, Mr Gloag gave a stirring speech about the current economic climate and how the school is succeeding.  The [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Chairman's Blog|