LATEST NEWS FROM AROUND THE VILLAGE




June 2022




HELP WANTED




NEWSLETTER - we have a vacancy for a Newsletter Distributor to deliver around Steeple Avenue, South View Terrace and the 4 houses round the corner on Liley Lane. We produce 4 Newsletters a year, in February, May, August and November. There is no fixed timescale for delivery, we just ask for the Newsletters to be delivered by the end of the month concerned, with the exception of November when this will be 2 weeks earlier. Your round will be delivered to you and you will have around a week to make your deliveries at a time to suit you. We may also ask for your assistance to deliver specific items of news or activity at other times. We would also be interested to hear from anyone who would like to offer their service as “stand in” for one of our regular distributors who may unable to make one issue distribution




THE LUNCH CLUB PROJECT – this includes both the Residents Lunch Club and the Community Fish & Chips and is funded entirely by grants and donations that we have been fortunate to secure, in addition to money that we have raised ourselves from our fund-raising activities. If anyone would like to donate to this Project please get in touch with our Secretary :-

COMMUNITY FISH & CHIPS – We would like to welcome new members to our team delivering Fish & Chips. It only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to make delivery and you may not be needed for each delivery as this will depend on the number of orders we have to the deliver each time. We will let you know at each delivery what help is needed and see who is available to help out. We are looking to make 6 to 8 deliveries a year




RACE DAY – OCTOBER – We are looking for various supporters to provide much needed sponsorship for this event, there are several levels at which you can help, please see the item about The Race day in the Events and Activities Section




COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEMBERS – come and join us and bring new ideas to the village







QUEENS PLATINUM JUBILEE – VILLAGE CELEBRATION 4 JUNE




What a great day we had on Saturday 4 June with a fantastic turnout of residents, the highest number for an outdoor event for many years, thanks to everyone for coming along and thanks to everyone who was involved in planning and delivering this great village event










ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT BENEFITS TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED?




We mentioned last month that there is a resident in the village who has offered help and assistance to other residents to check whether they are receiving the benefits to which they are entitled




There are concerns (and we have heard this from a number of sources now) that there may be some of our residents in village who are not receiving the full financial support that is available to them, and through our connections we are now able to bring you the help and support you may need to find out for yourself




If you would like some help with this please get in touch and we will pass your information onto the local resident who is offering this service. This will include help with the on-line form filing on a one to one, with particular help for those who do not have access to the all-embracing internet, or who find on line working difficult




We do understand that there is a natural reluctance to ask for help and, sometimes, a fear of dealing with authority to secure the right benefits for yourself. So why not give this a try, confidentiality is assured and you might just be surprised with additional benefits that could be coming your way




For those who do use a computer try spending 10-15 minutes filling in the online Benefits Calculator. It can be found on various websites, including Kirklees Council website, Age UK Ltd and Martin Lewis website www.moneysavingexpert.com .On the latter it is under the heading Income and Budgeting, then Tax and Benefits. 




Based on your information, the Benefits Calculator will tell you if you are likely to be eligible to receive any benefits and which forms you need to fill in to apply. It is anonymous and can be deleted once you have completed it.




If you feel some help will be useful please then get in touch, either by e-mail – gramoorca@btinternet.com or ring me Brian , the only information we need from you is your name and contact details, we then pass this onto to our local resident offering this service who will then contact you directly. We will not be involved in any other way.





LITTER & FLY TIPPING




Our village streets continue to remain fairly clear of litter, thanks to the Council Guy who comes every Monday and Friday, not to mention the efforts made by you, the residents, in helping to keep the streets clean by not dropping as much litter, so please do keep up the good work and do not drop litter, take it home and put in your own bin.




LET’S KEEP GRANGE MOOR CLEAN AND TIDY




The volunteer lady from Overton continues to keep the verges along Wakefield Road clear of rubbish and litter, and Kirklees Council now aware of her efforts, come along and collect the bags she leaves fairly quickly.




In 2021 we have received 28 reports of incidents in and around the village (In 2020 we received 19 similar reports!), and so far this year we aware of 15 incidents. In the latest report of items tipped on Wakefield Road, our volunteer collector tells us that there were 2 black bags in the lay by, but she has only left one, confirming our suspicions that other people are aware that black bins bags are collected from Wakefield so adding to those left by Clare.




Please let us know if you spot anything and keep the reports coming in, we are talking with the Council and looking at ways in which we can improve these numbers




IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT ANY INCIDENT YOU SEE IS REPORTED TO US SO WE ARE KEPT IN THE FULL PICTURE AND KEEP THE COUNCIL PRESSED ON OUR LOCAL SITUATION




BUS SERVICES TO MIDDLESTOWN


Progress with this is painfully slow, but we are now in direct contact with each of the bus service providers and are waiting (yet again – still!) for more up to date information. Please bear with us on this




Whilst we wait for more news on our local bus service, the service across West Yorkshire is described as “broken” by the elected Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin. An article in the Examiner of 3 June reminded readers of the Mayor’s pledge in the summer of 2021 to bring bus services back under public control and brought readers up to date with the progress of this pledge

“West Yorkshire’s bus services are unlikely to fully come under public control until 2027 – according to a new report.

Last summer newly elected Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin announced her intention to bring bus services under public control, describing the current system as “broken.”

At the time it was said the process would not be a quick one, but a newly released document by West Yorkshire Combined Authority reveals that any franchising arrangement may not be completed for another five years.

The Authority’s Transport Committee were given an update on bus reform last month, when members were given an idea of the scale of the work required. A timetable of the process was included in the report.

It says the next step will be an audit into the plans. This will be followed by a three-month public consultation into franchising next summer. After that, work to develop the franchising scheme would begin.

The final decision on whether buses would be brought into public control would be made by the West Yorkshire Mayor in early 2024. The franchising arrangements would then be introduced in phases between late 2025 and early 2027”

To read the full article go to https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/five-year-wait-promised-public-24139943

Please do not forget that, in the meantime, the Transport Service offered by TIMEtogether is available to those of you who have no other means of transport to reach Middlestown Medical centre their phone number is 01484 860077




If anyone out there is able to offer their service as a Volunteer Driver for their Transport Service, please get in touch with them, they are looking for volunteers in our area to provide this service for our residents and those who live nearby. We understand from them that they have received some offers of help from local residents, so a big thank you to them




The Denby Dale Centre has now changed it’s name to TIMEtogether to reflect the expansion of its activities to much of Kirklees and well beyond the original base area of Denby Dale.










KIRKBURTON MOBILE POST OFFICE




The Mobile Post Office Van continues to visit Grange Moor and will continue every Wednesday morning with the big red Post Office van at the Grange from 10.45 to 11.45 am




Please support this, a wide range of post office facilities are available from the friendly and helpful staff who come with the van

















COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES




RACE DAY – we are planning a return of this very popular Family Event, and with a chance for lots of you to join in the fun. We need your help to make this a success, do come along on the day and join in the fun of the race. We also need your support with the following and will be really pleased to hear from you with offers of help

RACE DAY SPONSOR – anyone out there like to become the Race Day sponsor/patron, either personally or

with your business?

INDIVIDUAL RACE SPONSOR – Sponsor a race, provide a small prize for the winning Horse Owner

HORSE OWNERS – put your name to a horse of your choice

RAFFLE PRIZES – would you like to donate a raffle prize




The Family Race Day is a joint fund raiser for the Grange Moor Bowling Club and Grange Moor Community Association and this will be the first such Event since 2019. The Event provides much needed income for both these village groups so please come and join us and help to make a really bumper day to make up for the two lost years




Get in touch with the Community Association Secretary to offer your help and support – e-mail to gramoorca@btinternet.com or ring on 01924 840731







Please see the Events and Activities update e-mails for more information about all the events we are planning, as well as our Web Site and Face Book

Coffee @ The Pavilion – come and join us on the third Wednesday of the month for coffee, conversation and company. Each month we have an invited guest joining us to share in our conversations and provide information on a variety of topics, see our Events and Activities updates for month information







The RESIDENTS LUNCH CLUB has now resumed and started with a Lunch at The Shoulder Of Mutton in Briestfield in April and we are planning 2 further Lunches later in the year including a Resident’s Christmas Lunch in December. sign up as Club Member and receive regular information about our plans and have booking priority. Just get in touch at gramoorca@btinternet.com or ring Brian 0n 01924 840731 for more information or to sign up




COMMUNITY FISH & CHIPS – although originally planned only as a one off in 2020, this has now become a resident favourite with between 40 and 50 meals delivered each time. The next delivery is planned for Thursday 21 July so look out for details of when you can nominate someone you feel would like to receive a delivery, or request a meal for you and your family. Whilst we have funding to maintain this for the foreseeable future, we will welcome any donations to help us to continue this service for the year from September 2022




COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEETINGS – we have had make changes to our Meeting Dates over the Summer, the Bowling Season is now in full swing and the Bowling Club Pavilion will not be available to us on some of our planned Meetings Dates over the coming summer months. We have, therefore, made some changes to our Meetings dates over the Summer, Meetings will continue in the Bowling Club Pavilion and will be on the first MONDAY in the month, reverting to Tuesday from September. Full details will be contained in the next Events and Activity Update due out at the end of the month.




HAVE YOU GOT AN IDEA FOR A VILLAGE EVENT OR ACTIVITY? – do get in touch and tell us what you have in mind and we will see what we can do.




BOOK BOXES on Ben Booth Lane




The Boxes will be taking a short break, but will be back in July. Whilst we really appreciate your continued supply of books for these boxes, could we ask you not to leave any bags whilst the books are not out, thank you




The Book Boxes continue to provide residents with a wide choice of reading material and a big thank you to the users of these boxes who continue to return book and provide new books to maintain this service which will continue as long as you want it to. We have now completed 2 years, thanks to your support




We are also pleased to provide a box with children’s books and will be pleased to receive supplies of books for this as our supplies of children’s books are now very low




We have had one box taken by a Charity Collection, yes the box and all the books in the box were taken! Consequently, we do not put the boxes out when a charity collection is expected. Another box was smashed into a great number of pieces by a delivery van




With daylight is now at it’s maximum for this year the books will remain out for the hours of daylight each day, but will not be out on days when the weather is not good, or when the infamous charity collection is in the village.










ANTI SOCIAL BEHEAVIOUR




We have received a report of youths meeting regularly on the aera behind Grameen Spice, with the smell of cannabis being noticed. The Police have been informed and will be on a look out for these youths.




Concerns remain about the state of the Grameen Spice site and building, there has been no response from the owners about these concerns, we are advised that the Council will, if necessary, use their powers to make sure the premises are secured. Please be aware of the dangers posed on this site and keep your children informed about these concerns for their own safety




PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE MADE AWARE OF THESE RISKS, AND THE DANGER THEY ARE EXPOSED TO WITH THE CURRENT STATE OF THE GRMAEEN SPICE BUILDIN




Please do let us know if there is anything else that we should know about




INICDENT AT GRAMEEN SPICE ON THE NIGHT OF 12 JUNE




We understand that concerns have been raised over an incident on the night of 12 June when the gate to Grameen Spice was removed from the entrance to Grameen Spice. This has been reported as a criminal act, with the theft of Yorkshire stone slabs from the empty house next door to Liley Food & Booze, and we are led to believe that the gate was removed and the boulders moved to allow access to the rear of the property which backs onto the Grameen Spice to facilitate the removal of the slabs. The gate was replaced by a concerned neighbour on the following morning, we appreciate this action to retain the security of the site. A post has appeared on the Community Face Book since which reports that the Police have caught and arrested the suspected culprits who have also stolen copper piping from Grameen Spice.

We have nevertheless reported this to the owners as another concern over the safety and security of the site and asked them to improve this for the benefit of the Community whilst we wait for their planning application to proceed but have had no response




VEHICLES PARKED AT GRANGE MOOR ROUNDABOUT FOR SALE

This had appeared to have settled down with no vehicles spotted for sale but a white was spotted on Monday 6 June and reported to Councillor Bill Armer who investigated and responded as follows

“There was a white van for sale, BUT it was parked on the tarmac, not the grass (apart from a couple of wheels which KMC would ignore). I have previously been informed that: As long as cars are taxed and have valid MOT they can be sold on roadside as long as they do not cause a highway obstruction or safety issues.

As you may recall, when I had the motorhome issue, KMC decided that the tarmac around the entrance to the Parish Council allotments is classed as Highway.

The upshot of that is somebody could turn the patch of tarmac into a used car sales pitch! Wholly on the grass might well be a different matter. Another curiosity is that parking a car "for sale" might be a problem, but parking an old banger with a sign "cars wanted" is, according to KMC, no problem at all”




Councillor Bill Armer has since sent a further response received from the Council, after a bit of pressure from him,

If the vehicle is taxed and has valid MOT it can be sold on roadside as long as they do not cause a highway obstruction or safety issues. Enforcement can take place if the two vehicles are being sold by the same person and are within 500 metres of each other, please see Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 (legislation.gov.uk) for more details. Can you let us know if both vehicles have the same contact details on them.

 

In most cases it is not illegal to park a vehicle on a grass verge, however the authority has no powers in any event to stop vehicles from parking on a grass verge. The issue of vehicles parking on a grass verge would be a matter for your local neighbourhood policing team to consider under the Road Traffic Act 1988.

 

We accept the grass verge forms part of the adopted highway network and whilst we accept the authority has a duty to maintain the highway under Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980, the obligation does not extend to maintenance to the degree that the highway is without defects at all locations, at all times, as this would be unsupportable from public funds.

 

We therefore undertake a risk assessment of the location and form a decision whether we need to undertake any remedial works at this time. The risk assessment considers the location, the nature of the damage and the likelihood of risk and injury to users of the highway network.

 

Unfortunately, whilst we accept the damage to the grass verge looks unsightly to residents, following a risk assessment of the location and due to the limited impact the damage has on any pedestrians or motorists who use the network, we do not consider the damage poses a danger and propose no further action at this time.

 

In addition the Council is unable to accept requests to place cones, bollards or boulders across the grass verge as this would be considered an obstruction in accordance with Section 149 of the Highways Act 1980. 

 

Our colleagues in Parks and Open Spaces will continue to undertake their planned programme of verge maintenance and will soil and seed any locations where damage has occurred as they deem appropriate.




This response came after a number of questions that Councillor Armer raised with the Council, and he has expressed his disappointment with this response.







VEHICLE PARKED ON FIXBY LANE




CAR PARKED ON FIXBY LANE – we have also recently found a car parked on Fixby Lane, just below the junction with Briestfield Road, it is thought have been parked for at least 2 weeks before we became aware of this (15 June). We have spoken with both the Police and Councillor Bill Armer – regarding the Council attitude towards this - and found that there is in fact nothing we can do about this, we have therefore, issued the following statement about this




“We have recently seen a number of vehicles parked near to Grange Moor roundabout, which have caused some concerns to residents. Last week a car was reported being parked on Fixby Lane for some time. We have been making a number of enquiries about the legality of this sort of parking, and after speaking with the Police and Councillor Bill Armer (who happens to have some knowledge on this subject from his previous career as a police officer himself) about the Council’ position on this and we have to tell you that there is little or nothing that we can do about this.




There is, we are told, no law governing parking of vehicles unless there are yellow lines or other restrictions clearly signposted on the road side. As long as vehicles have current tax, MOT and insurance they are not breaking any law and can remain there for as long as they wish, providing that they are not causing an obstruction to other road users.




In the case of the roundabout the “roadway” up to the gates is considered part of the highway by Kirklees Council. Parking on the grass with 2 wheels on the “roadway” is deemed parking on the highway and Highways have said that they think that all motorists have the right to park at the roadside on a first come first saved basis.




In the case of the car parked on Fixby Lane, the Police confirm that they are aware but have found no reason to take any action as the parked car has not broken any motoring laws.




Sadly, therefore, we are unable to take any action with vehicles parked without any apparent reason unless the owners have broken a motoring offence”




Councillor Bill Armer also mentioned “As regards Fixby Lane, I can only think of one potential line of attack. This revolves around whether or not there is a 30mph limit on that part of the road. The law says that, other than in a 30mph limit, parked cars must display lights after lighting-up time. If this is not a 30 limit, it needs people (as many as possible) to use the road (including as pedestrians) after dark and complain about a parked car (giving Reg. No.) not displaying lights. This could be done via 101 or the police website. If it is a 30mph limit then nothing to be done”. The car is parked about 15 feet inside the 30 mph sign for Grange Moor, so no help there!




We have had further word from the Police who tell us that “the vehicle is not parked illegally, is taxed and insured, and hopefully the owner will remove it shortly







FACE BOOK AND WEB SITE




Our own Face Book, and web site now carries information about all our events and activities, and other issues affecting the village together with Public Service Information, so please pay a visit and let us know what you think




You can also message us with information with your concerns about issues affecting our village through our Face Book page and also the web site







NEW RESIDENTS




Please let us know if you have new neighbours moved in recently, we have prepared a welcome pack to help new residents settle into the village, and can deliver this to them, thanks




We have delivered 5 Welcome Packs since our last update, and are aware that a number of houses have been sold recently. So please let us know when new neighbours move in. One of the things we do is offer an invite to take part in the next Community Fish & Chip delivery as a welcome to our village (as mentioned earlier in the Community Fish & Chips information)







KIRKLEES COUNCIL




FLOODING – Nothing to report on this




PLAY AREAS – No change on last month yet as far as Grange Moor is concerned, but we understand that the Council have started consultations with our local Councillors and the first meeting has taken place. We are informed that the Liley Lane play area is being made the priority in these discussions and further information will follow when available




POT HOLES - We have reported a number of pot holes that were in need of a repair, which have been repaired quite quickly although the standard of some of these repairs might not be to everyone’s liking. Looking round the village there may be more pot holes that need repairing, so please take a look outside your home and see if you can spot any holes in the road that need repair, please let us know about these and we will, in partnership with our Local Kirklees Councillor Bill Armer report them for repair




TREE CUTTING – a resident has raised a query about trees on Denby Lane by Denby Lane Crescent that had not been included in the recent tree cutting exercise carried out by the Council. This was passed onto Councillor Bill Armer who has investigated on our behalf and has advised the following




“Got this about the Denby Lane trees, following my chaser:

After contacting Forestry they have advised that these trees in particular have not been inspected before so there is currently no work planned. However, a job has been logged on their system to carry out an inspection to assess their condition and determine whether necessary work is required

 

We were also advised that due to Forestry’s heavy workload this will likely be carried next month.

An inspection, of course, does not mean that anything will come of it. Unless there has been a dramatic improvement, in any case Forestry have long backlogs when it comes to putting saw to timber”




Please let us know of other issues that need reporting to the Council










DOG POO




The problem of dog poo being left on the ground by their owners remains, with some dog owners still not taking responsibility for their own animals but a new initiative from Kirklees Council may offer some hope of this being improved




Dog Wardens are now patrolling our streets and offering advice to dog walkers with the power to take action against the offenders




You have been warned! So come everyone please get on board and let’s clean the village of the unsightly and potentially dangerous piles of dog poo.




SPEEDING ON LILEY LANE & BRIESTFIELD ROAD




This will continue to be a problem as cars and motor bikes do tend to travel at speeds above the speed limit, unfortunately enforcement of the existing speed is clearly ineffective in slowing down traffic.




We know that residents feel unhappy with this and would like to see more action taken to slow traffic down, and in this connection we need residents to share their experiences and views with us, which could then allow us to discuss more effectively with both the Police and Council. Whilst there are lots of comments on Face Book saying that something should be done, no one has provided us with the information to allow us to try and get something done!


So, without this evidence to help us take forward we cannot do anything, and until we do receive your comments and views, we are unable to take this issue any further




As reported in a separate e-mail last week, we and the Police, are aware of the vehicles meeting up on Jubilee Way in an evening, most people will have heard the noise they create. The Police tell us that they patrol there regularly but have yet to catch anyone there, and unfortunately there are few people still working there late at night to alert the police to a meet up happening.

Please let us know if you hear of any further noise from Jubilee Way, and report any incidents to the Police, the more the merrier!







GRAMEEN SPICE CAR PARK & RE-CYCLING BINS




The bins remain on the forecourt of the Grameen Spice building, on the of the pavement and road side, it is even more important now that glass is not left if the bins are full, as glass left on the ground will now be regarded as fly tipping. It is a busy corner and used by lots of people, including dog walkers so please help to keep this clear of glass




It has been noticed that some bags are being left behind the bins, and a number of bags were left on the ground in front of the bins after the Jubilee Bank Holiday, there is no one to clear up this so please do not leave any more bags there.




PLEASE BE PATIENT IF THE BINS ARE FULL AND DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BAGS WITH BOTTLES, come back later, contractors usually come along quickly and empty the bins. Bags and boxes left on the pavement are regarded as fly tipping and may be reported to the Council.




The contractors have put a note on each bin that if one bin is full you can use one of the other bins that are not full




Please ring the contractors, 01226 727298, if the bins are full and need emptying. DO NOT WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT! They usually do respond quite quickly and empty the bins







NEWSLETTER




The next Newsletter will be due out at the end of August and will carry information about events and activities in September, October and November, so if you are planning something in this timescale drop us a note with the details and we will include as much as we can in the August Newsletter




There will also be more information about the return of our “Family Race Day” coming up in the Autumn




We are really grateful to our team of volunteers, for helping us to get the Newsletter to you, and will be really pleased to hear from anyone out there who would like to help. The more helpers we have the easy it will be to make deliveries with shorter rounds. Thanks to those of you who have already offered you help.




We do have vacancy right now as one of our volunteers has now left the village, so if anyone would like to join us, please get in touch.




Thanks to the resident living on Greenfield Crescent, who has volunteered to take on the deliveries for Greenfield Crescent, Shuttle Eye View and Moorfield Court and will be joining the deliver team for the August delivery




We deliver to 437 homes in the village, as well through other village organisations, shops and pubs




PLANNING APPLICATIONS




DENBY LANE DEVELOPMENT

The Public Consultation period for the planning application for the development of 18 homes off Denby Lane (Site HS58) has now closed, to date there have been 31 comments posted on the Council Website and we wait now whilst the Planners consider this application




The other site (HS195) has now been sold at Auction on 26 May with the developer for the adjoining site (HS58) being the successful bidder, we now look forward to meeting with them again and discussing the Community Needs for this site. Please let us have any thoughts or comments you would like us to share with the developer




Both these sites were included in the Kirklees Local Plan, approved in February 2019 as part of Kirklees Plans to build 31,000 houses between 2019 and 2034. Grange Moor has a relatively small number of houses in this plan, whilst other areas have far more. In a recent Examiner article about a development in Lepton/Fenay Bridge which will involve several hundred houses, mention was made of a comment from a local Kirklees Councillor about the area included in the Kirklees Local Plan (in the same way that the development in Grange Moor will be) “as being earmarked for housing development and the onus will be on objectors to prove a case for non-development “




Concerns have been raised about the effect of our village roads, in particular Ben Booth Lane and Denby Lane which is the most likely route for the contractor vehicles to reach the site. We have asked residents who live on this route for their views, comments and thoughts to help the Community Association put forward our Community concerns and suggestions for a Traffic Management Plan. If other residents would like to add their comments and suggestions we will pleased to hear from you, please e-mail us at gramoorca@btinterent.com or drop off a written note in the Post Box at 2B Ben Booth Lane. We need to take this action quickly so please let us have your comments by Wednesday 22 June




GRAMEEN SPICE DEVELOPMENT

The Planning Application for the Grameen Spice is still unresolved, a recent enquiry about this to the case officer at Kirklees Council brought the follow response




I’m sorry to hear the situation you’re in with the building.

As an update on the planning application, policy requires developments to contribute to local infrastructure. This includes things such as affordable housing, open space etc. The applicant has stated that the provision of these would make the proposal unviable, and has submitted a Viability Assessment to attempt to evidence this. If proven, in accordance with national policy, infrastructure obligations may be removed. Their Viability Assessment is currently being assessed by an independent Viability Expert on behalf of the Council. Unfortunately this is a prolonged  process, which we are currently part way through. I am therefore unable to provide an indicative time fame for a determination currently, although I hope this update assists you.

Yours sincerely, Nick Hirst MRTPI, Senior Planning Officer




So, we continue to wait further about this




Concerns were raised at the Community Association Meeting about this planning application and the state of the Grameen Spice building and surrounding area and the dangers that this now posed. Following the Meeting Councillor Bill Armer raised these concerns with the Council on our behalf and he reports that Kirklees have said that, if necessary, they will use their powers to make sure the premises are secured"?




There have been one further planning applications posted on the web site since our May Update

Planning Application 2022/91991 - - Discharge condition 9 (Remediation Strategy) on previous permission for erection of 4 detached dwellings – 10 June 2022




For more information about planning applications visit Kirklees Council web site/search for planning applications




ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH




St Bartholomew's Church on Liley Lane supports a food bank in Dalton. Members of the church bring tinned and other non-perishable food items, as well as toiletries like toothpaste, soap, shampoo, nappies and sanitary products, and we put them in an orange basket in church. When the basket is full, we take it to the food bank at the Greenfields Centre in Dalton. If you would like to contribute to the Greenfields Centre foodbank, you can take your items directly there (they are on Dalton Green Lane, just opposite the junction of Dalton Green Lane and Cross Green Road); their phone number is 01484 300970. Alternatively, you can bring your items to St Bartholomew's between 10am and 10.20am, or between 11.45am and 12 noon, every Sunday, and the Church will ensure that your gifts get to the food bank. Thank you.







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. You can use the internet reporting form at westyorkshirepolice.uk, this creates a log immediately and is usually picked up quicker than the telephone reporting system (advised by PC Newsome in November 2020)




We have an occasional separate mailing with Police Alerts, so look out for these







How to Contact us




E-mail us gramoorca@btinternet.com




Via the web site




Community Association Face Book




The “Community Association Post Boxes” are currently not in use. 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 now taking place once again, usually on the first Tuesday of each month in The Bowling Club Pavilion at 7.30 pm, but for June. July and August this will be the first MONDAY of the month. New Members and New Ideas are always welcome




Or







Ring Brian on 01924 840731




Take care and stay safe









Grange Moor Matters

​​​​​Grange Moor Community Association