Grange Moor Matters

​​​​​Grange Moor Community Association



(March - April 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 Monday 8 April 2024 in The Bowling Club Pavilion at 7.30pm

Monday 13 May 2024 – The Bowling Club

AGM at 7.00pm followed by Monthly Meeting at 7.30pm

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


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


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


Coffee Morning in support of this wonderful charity

St Bartholomew’s Church Hall

10.30 to 12.00 noon

Coffee, cake and a raffle, come and join us – we have some fabulous raffle prizes offered, and there will be some lovely cake to eat, so do come and join us and please bring cash for this event!

£5 per person, book your place now

If you would like to offer a cake for this, we will be really pleased to hear from you, contact details at the end of this update

We will also welcome raffle prizes to help raise money for this great charity

Unlike the adult Hospice, Children’s Hospices receive very little in the way of financial support from local or national government so are highly dependent on grants and donations, so please come along and help us to raise money for them. If you are unable to join us for this but would like to make a donation, please get in touch with us

Forget Me Not is one of only 2 Children’s Hospices in West Yorkshire

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 will be Dianne Hughes making a welcome return visit

Thanks for inviting me back to your coffee morning. It’s a great pleasure to be joining you again at your lovely Bowling Club in Grange Moor.

It’s the fourth time I’ve been and I have enjoyed my visits. As many of you know, I have spent my life since I was sixteen in my Nursing Career. I loved every minute of this and made many good friends.

I now am a Funeral Celebrant, and as in nursing, it gives me a great deal of satisfaction. If I can help people, I am happy.

I am married to Andrew, who you have met, and we have one son, James, and his girlfriend Hannah. We also have three dogs, having lost our eldest Westie the week before Christmas.


(Fish & Chip Teas delivered to your home)








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 4 further Resident Lunch Club Meals in 2024 and enjoyed our first Lunch at The Shoulder of Mutton on Thursday 14 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!


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! 


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.  


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


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 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:



The Veteran’s Mental Health Carers Café

You are invited to connect with other carers of veterans at Skelmanthorpe Community Centre

The Grange, every Friday night

If you would like to include an event or activity in this monthly update, please send details to us at with a brief description and contact details 

We are happy to include information about any event or activity in this monthly update, at no charge, just send your information 

Contact us on our e-mail address – or ring our Secretary,

Brian on 0793 539 0673 or 01924 840731

Take care and stay safe    ​