​​​​​Grange Moor Community Association

Grange Moor Matters



(April- May 2024)


First Tuesday of each Month in The Bowling Club, changing to the First Monday in the month during the Bowling season, from April

Next Meeting Monday 13 May 2024

AGM at 7.00pm followed by Monthly Meeting at 7.30pm

Monday 3 June at7.30 pm

From April we will change our Meeting Day to a Monday, this will vary from 1st to 2nd Monday in the Month, so please check this if you are intending to join us. We will revert to the 1st Tuesday in the month from October

The Community Association is open to all residents and business in Grange Moor, so do come along and join us and see what we get up to and share your ideas for future events and activities



Starting Wednesday 24 April and every Wednesday

Beavers is 6.15-7.30pm

Cubs is 6.30-7.45pm

Scouts 7.30-9pm

Contact Sarah for more information and enrolment


Please share this with anyone you think may be interested

Wishing them every success in this new venture  


The nearest Women’s Institute (the WI INSPIRING WOMEN) meets in Flockton on the first Tuesday of each month in the Community Centre @ St James Church, Barnsley Road at 7.30 pm

Contact President Alison Wigglesworth on 07732641102

Secretary – Liz Whitehead – email at flocktonwisecretary@supanet.com


St Bartholomew’s continues to meet every Sunday morning at 10.30 for a service of Holy Communion (1st and 3rd Sunday of the month), Morning Prayer (2nd Sunday of the month), and All-Age Worship (4th Sunday of the month). All are very welcome to a warm building, with an even warmer welcome from friendly people who can help you find somewhere to ‘belong’. Services are always followed by tea, coffee and biscuits, and good conversation, so why not come along and make some new friends?

Revd Ian Jones Rector of Kirkheaton and Grange Moor


The Key Community Choir is for anyone who loves to sing and socialise! We rehearse on Tuesday Evenings 7-8:30pm at Flockton Church and at Emley church the first Tuesday of the month.

There’s no audition required or prior experience or reading music. We sing a range of popular music and some musical theatre, with many suggestions coming from the choir themselves. It’s a very relaxed musical atmosphere for all ages- families and carers with children are welcome to join the families that already attend. So if you fancy coming along and having a sing get in touch or just pop along on a Tuesday evening for community, fun and music! 🎶
Get in touch through Key of G on 07587 707014

Thanks to Graeme Genty for this

Come and join us for coffee, conversation and company on the third Wednesday of each month  

Bowling Club Pavilion 10.00 to 12.00


Our guest in May will be Ian Stevenson, from the Huddersfield & District Family History Society

We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. We have our own research centre premises in Meltham and we are open some part of every day to members and visitors. We have over 800 members from all around the world.

I have established an Ancestral Tourism section to provide research information for our overseas visitors who wish to visit our area and see where their ancestors lived, worked, were baptised, married or buried.

This is usually a one or two day visit which has proved interesting and very rewarding for our visitors and also ourselves.


(Fish & Chip Teas delivered to your home)





MONDAY 20 MAY 2024


E-MAIL TO gramoorca@btinternet.com

TEXT TO 0793 539 0673

RING BRIAN ON 0793 539 0673 or 01924 840731

Donations to help us maintain this fabulous service are always welcome, please use the contact details at the end of this e-mail if you would like to help us and support this service which directly benefits residents of Grange Moor

Grateful thanks to everyone who has donated in the past, your help is much appreciated



We have drawn up plans for a further 3 Resident Lunch Club Meals in 2024 having enjoyed our first Lunch at The Shoulder of Mutton in March with an excellent lunch, do go along and give the new team there a try out

We have plans for the remainder of the year

June – Garda – early evening meal

September – Afternoon tea in The Church Hall

December – Christmas Lunch @ The Kaye Arms

NOT A MEMBER? - Sign up now! Members get advance notice of our get togethers and have priority booking, we have a growing number of residents registered as Members, want to join them? Just get in touch – see our contact details at the end of this e-mail


“Grand Opening Event”


Come and join us in our celebration of the refurbishment of the Miniature Memorial Park, book the date in your diary now!

Grange Moor Youth Training Band will be providing the music, Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be bringing their education ambulance giving residents the opportunity to learn more about the village defibrillator and how to use it, and their will be refreshments for you to enjoy at no charge


Information & Advice Drop-In sessions: 


Just a reminder that we continue to offer Information and Advice drop-in sessions every Wednesday from our Brian Jackson House office from 10.00am-Midday. This is an open opportunity for our carers to consult one-to-one with a member of the team and gain some valuable, free and confidential advice. Please note that each carer will be allocated 20mins for a slot and that unfortunately we are unable to complete or assist with form-filling during these sessions. For more information, just drop in! 

Carers Wellness Sessions:

Please find below details of the next Wellness sessions being offered by Kirklees Wellness Service:

Caring for Someone with Memory Deterioration Tuesday 30th April 2024 1:00pm-2:30pm (virtual)

Carers Building Resilience Session Wednesday 15th May 2024 6:00pm-8:00pm Brian Jackson House, Huddersfield


CLEAR Confidence Workshop:  


Again, two sessions will be available for our carers across the region; the first is being held on Tuesday 14th May 2024 between 5.30pm-7.30pm at Brian Jackson House, Huddersfield and second will be held on Tuesday 11th June between 5.30pm-7.30pm at Empire House, Dewsbury.  


Please do call or email to book your place at any of the above sessions. It aims to offer all of our carers an informative, constructive opportunity to build on core valuable skills.  


As always, if there is anything further we can assist with, please don’t hesitate to respond to this email or call us on 0300 012 0231 and select Option 2.  

Website: www.carerscount.org.uk

Lunch & Learn:

Great to let you know more about our upcoming Lunch & Learns held online. A great opportunity to get information to support you as a carer. It's ideal for carers, professionals working in Health and Social care and managers signposting staff to local support. All welcome!

Our partners will be joining us to give you information on the local services. click the link below to find out more and book your free place.

May 14th Dementia awareness week

Lunch and Learn Registration Link- 14th May 13.00- Online event on Teams. Navigating support for families living with dementia.

June 11th Carers week

Carers week lunch & Learn registration link-Navigating support for carers and families in Kirklees.

Royal Voluntary Service – Dementia Support Groups:


The Royal Voluntary Service are running free, weekly support groups across the region and are open for carers, those they care for and their friends and family to attend. To find out more details on how to book a place and further information, please contact the team on kirkleesdementiasupportgroup@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk.


Dewsbury Repair Café:


Offering their services to fix and repair common household items, the Dewsbury Repair Café will be available on dates running from March right through to June. The repairers can be found in the 3 Strand Café in Longcauseway, Dewsbury. For further information on which Saturdays the team will be available,


Brighter Project – S2R:


The team at S2R are offering a new and exciting venture for those aged 16 years and over, living in Kirklees and currently not seeking work or in employment/education. The Brighter Project will be running right until November and offer the chance for individuals to upskill, improve their mental health and make new friendships. For further information on how to be involved, please reach out to Sian Smith at S2R on sian@s2r.org.uk or calling on 07933 358 800


NHS Volunteer Responders:


NHS Volunteer Responders are offering their friendly support for anyone who needs it all across the country. Offering support which includes a

Check in and Chat and also Community Response, this team of volunteers are here to bring support. For more information on what might be involved and how to gain access to this support, please see the attached leaflet or call 0808 196 3646.


As always, if there is anything further we can assist with, please don’t hesitate to respond to this email or call us on 0300 012 0231 and select Option 2.


Families Together Fair – Saturday 18th May 2-5 pm Skelmanthorpe Community Centre

To showcase services and groups to local families. Please feel free to help promote the Fairs and if you are a member of or know a community group or charity who would like to take up a stall please contact the Community Hub Coordinator: Alison.Forde@kirklees.co.uk