Grange Moor Matters
LATEST NEWS FROM AROUND THE VILLAGE
LATEST NEWS FROM AROUND THE VILLAGE
TRAVELLERS RETURN TO GRANGE MOOR
As everyone will now be aware Travellers returned to Grange Moor, moving onto the land behind Grameen Spice.
This is Council owned land, and the Council were contacted at a very early stage and have confirmed that the legal process to evict the Travellers has commenced
We understand from our 3 Councillors (who are working together on our behalf) that the Council Leaders seem to be misinterpreting government guidelines on who they should proceeds. The Council Leaders are being pressed to get on with this and have been provided with other legal advice about they should proceed and move quickly to eviction
This is a rapidly evolving situation, you should perhaps look on Community Face Book for more update posting from Councillor Richard Smith about this
In the meantime, residents should report anything of an anti-social nature or concerns about the travellers to the Police on 101
More up to date information will be provided by separate dedicated e-mails, if you are not on our mailing list please get in touch to add your contact details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BEAUTIFUL STAG DIES AFTER BEING HIT BE DRIVER WHO FAILED TO STOP
Examiner article Monday 15 June, in case you have not seen this sad report
This beautiful deer died after he was hit by a vehicle on a country lane near Huddersfield.
The roe deer buck was hit on Liley Lane, near Grange Moor, on Monday morning.
While it is believed the driver did not stop, a passing motorist reported the accident while the deer was still alive.
The incident was attended by Kirklees wildlife police officer PC Caroline Newsome.
PC Newsome warned drivers to watch out for wild animals which may have wandered onto normally busy roads which have been quieter during the coronavirus lockdown.
The stricken stag in the back of PC Newsome's car (Image: PC Caroline Newsome)
This also followed the death of a large (12kg) badger which was killed by a vehicle on Leeds Road, Deighton, Huddersfield, on Monday morning.
PC Newsome said: "We can't say for certain if either of the vehicles involved were speeding, but we would just ask motorists to be mindful of wildlife crossing the roads.
STREAKERS , HAIRDRESSERS
Joanne tells us that she will be reopening soon, not sure just when but they are ready to go when given permission.
Clients can always get in touch with Joanne by social media, Instagram & Facebook or text 07796367233 to make advance appointments
It will be great to have you back open again Joanne, best of luck in the “new normal”
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
All Community Association events and activities are still suspended where social distancing and closure of premises applies.
The Community Association continue to provide support for residents to assist with the restrictions placed on some residents. We have Community Volunteers providing assistance with things like food shopping and collecting repeat prescriptions from doctor’s surgeries
We have been looking at ways of providing somethings for residents which can be done without actively bringing people together. With this in mind we have provided 54 Fish & Chip meals this week (Wednesday 17 June) for those who have been self-isolating or shielding and provided some meals
The latest Newsletter, sent our via e-mail to avoid risks of contact for our distributors, made a number of suggestions of things that we are looking at, with your support. So please let us know if there is anything else we can do
We will resume our group activities just as soon as we can, this will be dependent on government advice and guidance. We will not put any of our residents at risk of this infection which means we will have to wait until it is absolutely safe to resume our activities
In the meantime we continue to work on issues affecting our village, please do not delay in letting us know of anything that needs our attention
COMMUNITY POP CHOIR
From Graeme Gardi,
The community choir continues online via the Zoom video conferencing app. It's open for anyone to join and it certainly gives people something productive to do on Tuesday evenings from 7pm, and provides some much needed, light hearted social interaction and conversation as well as singing.
If people would like to join in from the comfort of their own homes, they just need an internet connection and the free Zoom app.
If they email me at email@example.com
Graeme can send them the invite to make it easy to join us.
And don’t forget Graeme’s Friday Night Live at 8.00 pm
Our Face Book now carries information about all our events and activities, please visit our pages and let us know what you think
You can also message us with information with your concerns about issues affecting our village
With Council Staff working from home and many being diverted onto Covid 19 related duties there is little to report from the various items that we have ongoing with the Council
MISSING STREET SIGN – BEN BOOTH LANE – Some people may have noticed that the street sign at the junction of Ben Booth Lane and Wakefield Road has dis-appeared. There was no trace of the sign or the stands so we do not know what has happened to it. Anybody know anything about it? A new sign has been ordered but this may take some sign to arrive.
FOOTPATHS – There has been little activity clearing footpaths, although we are hopeful that the Council may be going to complete the footpaths on Liley Lane, which they started before the current restrictions were imposed
VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE – we are conversation with the Council about a new site for the Christmas Tree in the last few weeks, and hope to bring some news about this in the near future
CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA – there seems to be little going on with this at the moment. The Council did state earlier in the year that local consultations will take place after the may local elections. These, of course, have been put back to May 2021, so we ‘re hoping that this will not also apply to the consultations
PLANNING APPLICATIONS – 2019/62/93978/8/E – change of use from woodland to wedding venue at Cockley Wood. This was refused at the Planning Meeting on 2 June. A number of issues were cited by the Council for their decision, for more information visit the Council web site, Planning Applications and read for yourself.
LOOKING OUT FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS
Please continue to look at for your neighbours in these difficult times
There are some of our resident’s living alone and may not be using any form of technology, and may not speak to another person for days
Take the time to make sure they are okay and see if they need help, and please keep them informed that there is help available in the village, sometimes it is not that easy to ask. We are not living in normal times, so please, please encourage them to ask for help
LITTER AND DOG POO
Please remember to keep our village clean and tidy, and clear up after your dog
The dogs cannot do this themselves so please be a responsible owner and do it for them
Thanks to everyone for their help with this, please carry on keep the village clean and tidy, appreciated by the many but spoilt by the few
SPEEDING ON LILEY LANE
We still want your comments and views on the traffic on Liley Lane, please send these to us at gramoorca@btinternet.
As far as we are aware there have no further incidents recently although the sound of motorbikes on Liley Lane can be heard frequently, last weekend being the most recent. The Police have been informed
WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE
The West Yorkshire Police team covering Grange Moor are part of the Dearne Valley Rural Policy Team
Our beat officers are PC 4963 NEWSOME and PC 786 Jake KNIGHT.
PC Newsome is also our local wildlife police officer
Please continue to use the 101 telephone number to contact the Police for non-urgent issues and 999 for emergency assistance
Please visit the Community Concerns tab on this web site for more information and contact details
GRAMEEN SPICE CAR PARK & RE-CYCLING BINS
Little change with this, Grameen Spice remains closed and information about what comes next with the building is still awaited
If the bins are full, call the number and ask them to come and empty them. The company are usually very good and responded to our recent to empty the bins, and it appeared that even cleaned up the ground as well when it was pointed that failure to empty the bins when asked gave some people the opportunity to just dump their glass
A word from Drum Bike (Community Face Book – 17 June) to remind people about this
I know we got more pressing issues in the village at the moment but please don't leave your empty glass bottles next to the recycle bins if they're full!!! Noticed the other day and more bottles have been left since. I've brought mine home to dispose of another time. Please do what I did and ring the number on the bins. They come out within days. I rang a month ago and they were emptied and I've rung them again today. It's sooo easy. It's not fair on the kind people who cleaned up the site last year. Sorry I've forgotten who you are. Please wait until they've been emptied . Thank you x
Thanks Drum Bike, residents please take note
FLY TIPPING IN GRANGE MOOR
Please continue to keep a watchful eye open around the village
We do seem to have escaped the worst of fly tipping whilst the Council tips were closed.
Please, in addition to letting Councillor Bill Armer know, tell us as well. We are keeping a record of how much fly tipping takes place in and around the village, thank, so please let us know if you see anything around the village
The “May” Newsletter has gone out via e-mail this time to avoid the risk of contact for our loyal band of distributors, hope everyone got their copies without any difficulty
Thank you for forwarding copies onto other people that has been really appreciated
We hope that we will be able to return to the normal paper copies at the end of August
The Newsletter is usually delivered by a dedicated group of Association Members and residents to nearly 500 homes in the village, and we hope to return to this as soon as it is safe to do so
If anyone else would like to help us out with delivering this Newsletter we will be pleased to hear from you.
OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE – NATIONAL TRUST
This may be of interest to some
National Trust tell us that next week is National Picnic Week
“Next week is National Picnic Week so why not surprise your family and friends with some homemade treats? We’ve got lots of mouth-watering recipes, from bite-sized savoury snacks such as sausage rolls and mini quiches, to sweet and scrumptious white chocolate and raspberry mini sponges”
If you want to know more about this and what the National Trust is doing visit their web site
How to Contact us
E-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
Via the web site
Community Association Face Book
The “Community Association Post Boxes” in Grange Moor Fisheries, Grange Moor Convenience Stores, The Grange, or Streakers, hairdressers. These Community Post Boxes are not currently available. If you want to leave a written note please use the post box on the gate at 2B Ben Booth Lane
Community Association Meetings are currently suspended and will resume as soon as we are able to meet again
Ring Brian on 01924 840731