Grange Moor Matters

​​​​​Grange Moor Community Association


May 2021




We are awaiting with interest for the Government’s confirmation that the Road Map for recovery will achieve its objective of removing all restrictions on 21 June, after which we can start to resume our events and activities. We have some plans ready to put into place once we know just what will be possible but with much media speculation about what MIGHT happen, we must wait to see just what does happen


We also now, wait to hear whether the India Variant might affect these plans


We will, of course, be in touch with information just as soon as we can see that it will be safe for us to re-start our activities.


In the meantime, our Community Fish & Chips will continue, see next item for more details of this


Looking ahead we are hopeful that we will be able to run our Family Race Day, possibly in October, and we will be really pleased to hear from any of you out there with a business who might like to get involved with this and provide sponsorship for this event. This will be our own first fund raising event for nearly 2 years so your support will be much appreciated. Please get in touch with our Secretary if you would like to talk about this




The Community Association delivered 42 meals to 24 homes on 29 April in our latest Community Fish & Chips, with Grange Moor Fisheries again providing the Fish & Chips, thanks to George & Kayla for their fantastic support for this 


The next Community Fish & Chip delivery will be on Thursday 17 June, and as this will be the anniversary of the first Community Fish & Chips delivery in 2020, we will be opening this up to requests and nominations without any primary recipients for this delivery.


          Monday 31 May – open for nominations and request

          Friday 11 June – closing date for nominations and requests (tea time)


More information about future plans for the Lunch Club Project will be found in the May Newsletter due out at the end of the month and in future monthly resident update e-mails


We will welcome suggestions for future “primary recipients” of our Community Fish & Chips? Let us know of any you think may be suitable 


A big thank you to all for all the “nominations” we have received, really good and has allowed us to reach far more residents than we expected when we started the Lunch Club Project. Please keep the nominations coming in


We also hope that our deliveries have introduced new customers to Grange Moor Fisheries as well


The Community Fish & Chips has only been only possible thanks to grants we have been able to secure, along with donations from local business and residents which will now guarantee our deliveries to the end of August. We are already looking for financial help to keep our Lunch Club Project (including the “Sit Down” Lunches) going beyond September and will be applying for further grants to achieve this. Donations from residents and business will also be much appreciated, and if any of you with a business would like to sponsor one of our Lunches or Community Fish & Chips that will be really good.


Our grateful thanks to everyone out there who have already made a donation to the Lunch Club Project, your help is very much appreciated


We know how much our Community Fish & Chips is liked, so please help us to maintain this, thanks for the support already received


Subscribers to this e-mail will receive first notice of the next Fish & Chip delivery, with details of opening and closing dates, information will also be found on our web site and Face Book 



BOOK BOX on Ben Booth Lane 


The Book Box(s) has now been out on Ben Booth Lane for a whole year, and thanks go to everyone who has used this and kept it supplied with books during this time


The Boxes will be out most days, staying indoors when the weather is bad, and also when the infamous Charity Bag Collection takes place, they did pinch one of the boxes last year so taking no chances now that 3 boxes are being used




With lighter nights now with us the boxes will remain out later in the evening to give those of you who enjoy an evening stroll around the village the opportunity to pick up your reading material when passing along Ben Booth Lane


The boxes are now wholly maintained by deliveries of books from you, our residents, who use this free service.


Just to remind you, we continue to welcome new supplies, and the return of books read. Paperbacks are the mainstay of the boxes and new supplies are always welcome


It will be really helpful if you can bag up the books you deliver, leave the bags by the boxes or the gate post to the right, the books are then “quarantined” in the garage for 72 hours before introducing them into the boxes


We will, separately, maintain the children’s book box and will also welcome further supplies and returns for this box


Thanks to everyone who came along on Monday 3 May for the Coffee & Books celebration of the 1st Birthday of the Book Box, pity that there was some rain. Thanks for the donations received which will be passed onto the Community Association Community Fish & Chips





All our local hospitality venues are now open and look forward to seeing you again, check with each venue for opening hours and for booking your table


Don’t forget that Orlando’s Chicken Run is open Wednesday to Sunday between 09.00 and 5.00 pm if you just want to pop out for a day time cuppa, or a lunch time snack without leaving the village





From Graeme Genty,


The Key Community Choir is still getting people together to sing, despite lockdown still being in place. Choir will resume face to face as soon as it is possible to safely do so, but for now we still meet via Zoom, on the first Tuesday every month and new members are always welcome. There is no cost at all and everyone says that the singing is great for their emotional wellbeing as well as enjoying seeing their choir friends.

If you are interested then feel free to get in touch by emailing 


Graeme and Kaytie-Jo, who run the Community Choir from right here in Grange Moor, also do a 2-hour livestream music show every Saturday night on Facebook live. This is a fun filled live show and everyone is very welcome, as are requests. Many in the village already enjoy the weekly shows and if you want to join them simply check out @keyofgofficial on Facebook.


Keep up the good work Graeme




MINIATURE PARK, Briestfield Road 


The plans for the Miniature Park have taken another set back


The plans for laying out the Park have been submitted to a number of contractors and we have received cost estimates for the work needed which is far higher than we had expected, or hoped for.


Whilst we have already raised a considerable amount of money from donations and our own fund raising activities, we will now have to raise a considerable further amount of money to allow us to proceed with the work to achieve our ambitions for the Park.


In view of the amount needed we will be looking to secure grants to cover the cost, and this maya take a little time, in the meantime further donations from residents will be much appreciated




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


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






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





Following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions there are signs that Council services are returning to pre-covid activity levels


FOOTPATHS/PATHWAYS – Work has now started on the Pathways on Fallhouse Lane/ Fixby Lane. A problem has arisen as the Council Ward Boundary runs down the middle of the road meaning that one side is in Kirkburton Ward and one side in Dewsbury South Ward with different teams responsible for the work on each side. Work has been completed on the Kirkburton Ward and Councill Bill Armer is trying to work with the Council department concerned to see if the Dewsbury South side can also be included in the work to complete the job. The Councillors on the Dewsbury South Ward have not responded to requests for assistance


Work on the re-furbishment of the pathways between Flockton & Grange Moore started a week earlier than expected and is now progressing well, there have been some temporary traffic lights in place in Grange Moor which have cause a slight delay to traffic but the end product may be well worth the wait












FLOODING – With rainfall having much reduced over the last few weeks there is little to report on this. We believe that the drains on Denby Lane have been cleared and to wait to see if the work on the Bridleway on Denby Grange Lane has been successful. The Bridleway appears to have coped quite well with the very heavy rain (along with thunder & lightening) last week


PLAY AREAS – Nothing further heard about, and realistically we do not expect to hear much in the near future


MISSING STREET SIGN ON DENNBY LANE – we have reported a missing street sign on Denby Lane with the junction of Briestfield Road and are told this will be replaced, it may take a few weeks to complete


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




There remain concerns about roadside car parking around the village and the continuing difficulties that this is causing to wheelchair users and push chairs in particular


We know that our village streets are not that wide and not everyone is able to park on their driveway, but car owners are requested to park with care, and please bear in mind that some of our residents with mobility issues, and parents with push chairs, need a little more room to pass safely on the pavement whilst allowing home owners access to their property at all times 


We understand that the police have also been involved in complaints about parking in the village, and there have been reports about buses being delayed by parked cars on Back Lane 





Our village streets remain fairly clear of litter, thanks to the Council Guy who comes on Mondays and Fridays and not mention the efforts made by you, the residents, in helping to keep the streets clean too by not dropping as much litter. Thanks to all of you the village looks much better, let’s keep it that way


Update on the information about the lady who litter picks along Wakefield Road , arrangements are in hand for her to have a collection point for the black bin bags she fills. The lady is more than happy to continue with her work, please do not mistake her for a fly tipper, she is doing a great job. We have provided her with a grabber to help make her job that bit easier


We continue to receive reports of fly tipping in and around the village, please keep the reports coming in. In 2020 we received 19 reports, so far this year we have received 16 in nearly 5 months so far, yet the Council do not seem to be interested in prevention. They are unwilling to use CCTV cameras, citing as their reason that they have very few that can be used and need a power source! Please keep let us know if you see any items that need to be collected, if you can spot anyone actually doing the tipping a registration number will be useful to have.  Also a reminder to you gardeners who may have been tipping your garden waste on Ben Booth Lane, this too is fly tipping and at least on local has received a telling off by a local farmer, you have been warned



Whilst litter on village streets is much improved, we cannot say the same about dog


Can we again ask our dog owners to clear up after their dogs, the dogs cannot do this themselves so please be a responsible owner and do it for them, please show some respect for other dog owners and our village 


We would like to hear from you about suggestions of how we can combat this and look forward to hearing from you




We still need to hear from with your comments, views and experiences on the traffic on Liley Lane, please send these to us at gramoorca@btinternet.


Please do keep us informed of your experiences of speeding vehicles on Liley Lane, this will help us inform the police of the problem and hopefully will encourage some action, there currently seems to be little interest or consideration of speed cameras on Liley Lane. The more information we can provide may encourage some action




The gates at the entrance to the car park remain closed with a strong lock and chain, and the bins remain behind the gate as an additional layer of security, these bins are still accessible to use and are emptied regularly


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, remember that there is a camera on Grameen Spice overlooking the gates!


Please ring the contractors, 01226 727298, if the bins are full and need emptying, they do respond quite quickly and are able to empty the bins from the behind without the gates without difficulty


Thanks to residents who we now know have cleaned up other people’s mess left!


The contractors who empty the bins have also experienced problems with access with parked cars preventing them from emptying the bins. Please do not park near to the gate, the contractors are not the only people who use the gates, the Council have access for the playing field behind, and they might not take too kindly to vehicles preventing their access.


The new fencing on the field behind Grameen spice has now been completed, and we are told that the bins will remain behind the gates for the time being


The Council are still looking for another site for the bins in the village so if you have any ideas let us know 




The next Newsletter is due out at the end of May, and will be delivered to your home by lour team of volunteers, we are really grateful to them for helping us to get the Newsletter to you






Everyone will be ware of the Planning Application for the Grameen Spice site, the public consultation ended on 19 March and according the Council Web Site the initial target date is 11 May 2021.


No further planning applications have appeared on the Council web site so far this month


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





As you will probably know Richard Smith was re-elected as our local Kirklees Councillor earlier this month. The Council elections this year saw very little change in seats and the Council remains in no overall charge. We wait to see what will follow and the effects that this may have for us



Provided by councillor Bill Armer, this is still in force


Notification of TTRO
Our Ref: TTRO 12750
Date: 19th February 2021
Location :-

Speed reduction from 50mph to 30mph:

Liley lane and Barnsley road, Grange Moor and

Barnsley road Flockton.

from Briestfield Road to Palace Wood Farm

Ward: Kirkburton Ward

This document is to notify yourselves of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order that is to be
raised for the above location
a) I attach a copy plan indicating the extent of the restriction and the diversionary route.
b) Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
c) Vehicular traffic will have access to the points of the restriction.
d) The Diversionary route will be: N/A this is a speed reduction only
Ward: Kirkburton Ward
e) The order will be effected on 4th May 2021 till 25th June 2021
f) Temporary traffic regulation order for KMC for a 50mph to 30mph speed reduction for
safety reasons.
If you would like any further information, please send your queries to




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


Our local PC, Caroline Newsome has provided an article for the February Newsletter together with a flyer with information about contacting the police, this is attached to this e-mail for your information




How to Contact us


E-mail us


Via the web site


Community Association Face Book


The “Community Association Post Boxes” are located in Grange Moor Fisheries, Grange Moor Convenience Stores, The Grange, and 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 safely and within Covid-19 rules 





Ring Brian on 01924 840731


Take care and stay safe