Why not help plan the future of your neighbourhood? You are invited to a workshop where you can share your thoughts and ideas and help inform the themes and content of a new Neighbourhood Plan for the parish of Ripponden. The workshop is on Saturday 1st April 2017, between 10am and 3.30pm at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ripponden. This is a drop in event so come along and stay as long as you can. Refreshments and children’s activities will be available.
The Parish Council is once again hosting its Annual Civic Ball, on Saturday 11th March 2017 at The Venue in Barkisland. After a sophisticated drinks reception and a fantastic four course meal, guests will be entertained by ‘Jump, Jive & Wail’ and as always there will be a raffle prize-draw with a variety of high quality prizes on offer!
Tickets are £35 per head and details to download the Civic Ball Invitation please go to Miscellaneous Documents (http://www.rippondenparishcouncil.co.uk/documents/miscellaneous/). Alternatively contact the Clerk on 01422 823245. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Chairman’s charity which this year is ‘Local Youth Groups within the Parish’.
The Chairman and Councillors of the Parish Council wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Please Note: The Parish Council Office will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 and will re-open to the public on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
In June Calderdale Council consulted with residents regarding the proposals for waiting restrictions in Ripponden. Following the consultation, there are to be some amendments to the original proposals – summarised below:
- Extend the proposed restrictions on both sides of Excelsior Close to cover the first driveways
- Remove the proposed restriction on the north eastern side of A672 Oldham Road, Ripponden in the vicinity of house no 147
- Reduce the length of the proposed restriction at the junction A672 Oldham Road and Godly Lane, Ripponden to a distance of 10m either side of the junction in line with the recommendation as detailed in The Highway Code
- Provide waiting restrictions on the south west side Back Lane, Ripponden
- Hirstwood – introduce no waiting at any time restrictions
Updated proposals and amended plans are now being advertised and hard copies have been made available for public inspection at the Parish Council office and Ripponden Library.
The consultation period for the amended plans is 25th November 2016 to 16th December 2016
The Parish Council is very proud of the many community organisations, activities of the area and community spirit of residents. In order to recognise the outstanding work of people who voluntarily and selflessly work to improve the lives of local people, the Parish Council has developed a ‘Good Citizens Award’
If you feel that you know someone whose service to the community should be recognised please complete an application form and return it to the Clerk as soon as possible. The closing date is 30th November 2016.
To download a nomination form go to ‘Miscellaneous Documents’ (http://www.rippondenparishcouncil.co.uk/document-archive/) or ring the Clerk on 01422 823 245 for a form to be sent out to you.
The Parish Council is once again hosting the Ripponden Christmas Lights Switch On event, this year on Saturday 26th November. The festivities will commence with a Family Carol Concert at St Bartholomew’s Church 4.00pm. Followed by the Lights Switch On ceremony 5.30pm at the Memorial Garden, Oldham Road. Father Christmas will also be paying the village a short visit to meet with the children.