Grange Moor Matters
LATEST NEWS FROM AROUND THE VILLAGE
KIRKBURTON MOBILE POST OFFICE
The weekly Mobile Post Office visit to Grange Moor 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
We remain cautious about re-starting our activities and are waiting for a little while longer to assess the impact of the new found “freedom” before re-commencing our activities. Your safety and well-being are very much in the forefront of our minds
We do look forward to re-starting our activities, particularly our coffee mornings and Lunch Club, maybe later on this year and will bring you more information about this in due course
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Coffee @ The Pavilion on Wednesday 20 October in the Bowling Club Pavilion from 10.00 to 12.00 noon
COMMUNITY FISH & CHIPS (LUNCH CLUB PROJECT)
The next delivery will be on 23 September
The next Community Fish & Chip delivery will be on Thursday 23 September, and all nominations and requests will have closed when you read this
Further deliveries are planned for Thursday 4 November and 16 December and more information will follow about the opening dates for nominations and requests nearer the time
We will also welcome suggestions for future “primary recipients” of our Community Fish & Chips. Let us know of any group of people you think may be suitable
A great big thank you to George & Kayla at Grange Moor Fisheries for providing the fish & chips and their continuing help and support with this activity, great fish and chips too! We are lucky to have such a great couple running our village fish & chip shop, keep up the good work
We are in the process of applying for further grants to maintain this for another year, if anyone would like to offer a donation or sponsor a delivery please get in touch
Whilst we consider re-starting the “Sit Down” Lunches, can we ask for your help and ask you to register your interest in the “Sit Down” Lunches. We look forward to hearing from you as this will be very helpful when looking at venues that are still available to us and what our needs will be. Thanks to those of you who have already registered
Our grateful thanks to everyone out there who have already made a donation to the Lunch Club Project, your help is very much appreciated
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
CHICKEN RUN / ORLANDO’S
Orlando has confirmed to us that the “Chicken Run” is now closed
There is, however, an opportunity for anyone looking to set up and run their own fast-food takeaway business from this established, fully fitted modern outlet on the car park next door to Orlando’s Italian Family Restaurant with ample parking for customers
Anyone interested should contact Orlando on 01924 840762 to find out more about the opportunity that might be just the thing that you are looking for to be your own boss for your next business venture
BOOK BOXES on Ben Booth Lane
The Book Boxes continue to provide the residents of Grange Moor with a wide variety of reading material and will continue their daily presence on Ben Booth Lane as long as you want this. Thanks for the continued supply of books, with new supplies coming in regularly. We welcome paperback books and ask that you leave them in a plastic bag, by the boxes or against the gate posts. All books are then quarantined in the garage for 3 days before being introduced to the boxes
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 daylight hours now reducing the books will be returning to their overnight shelter around dusk each day
We continue, separately, to maintain the children’s book box and welcome further supplies and returns for this box
KEY COMMUNITY POP CHOIR
From Graeme Genty,
I'm thrilled to say that the choir started up again on Tuesday 7 September but for that first week we are up at St Michael's in Emley due to Flockton and Lepton churches being unavailable.
We should be back to Flockton as usual, every Tuesday from 7pm.
All welcome, new and old, old or young and parents are welcome to bring children along too.
£2 donation appreciated if people attend, children are free.
MINIATURE PARK, Briestfield Road
We are still currently looking to secure further funding to complete this project so are really sorry that there is no progress to be seen, please bear with us whilst we are able to secure the appropriate funding
Further information to follow, as we look to secure further funding to complete this project
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
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 maybe returning to pre-covid activity levels, although there does not appear to be that much activity supporting this just yet
FOOTPATHS/PATHWAYS – Councillor Bill Armer reports that work has been completed on Fallhouse Lane/Fixby Lane for now.
Highways claim there is a “Green Track”, not a pavement on one side of the road and they have no intention of improving it. This side of the road is in Dewsbury South Ward and we do not have any level support (or apparently interest) from the Kirklees Councillors from this ward!
Work on the refurbishment of the pathways between Flockton & Grange Moore is now complete
FLOODING – We have not received any further reports of flooding in the village, and may now have to wait for the Autumn and Winter to see if all the work done has been successful. In the meantime, please let us know of any areas that you have concerns about possible flooding
PLAY AREAS – Little change with this as far as Grange Moor is concerned. We understand that there have been some consultations started in other areas and are just waiting for our turn
Please let us know of other issues that need reporting to the Council
LITTER & FLY TIPPING
Our village streets continue to remain fairly clear of litter, thanks to the Council Guy who comes every Mondays and Friday, not mention the efforts made by you, the residents, in helping to keep the streets clean by not dropping as much litter. Thanks to all of you in helping to make the village look much better, let’s keep it that way
The lady from Overton continues to keep the verges along Wakefield clear of rubbish and Kirklees Council, now aware of her efforts, come and collect the bags she leaves fairly quickly.
We have not received many new reports of fly tipping recently and all seems fairly quiet on this at the moment. So far this year we have received 23 reports of incidents in and around the village (In 2020 we received 19 similar reports!). Please let us know if you spot anything and keep the reports coming in.
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
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 one local has received a telling off by a local farmer, you have been warned. If you have not already got a Council Brown Bin for garden refuse, get one by signing up on the Council Web Site. The Council come and empty the bin every 2 weeks and save you having to get rid of the rubbish your self
Whilst litter on village streets is much improved, we cannot say the same about dog poo
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
SPEEDING ON LILEY LANE & BRIESTFIELD ROAD
This continues to be a problem, particularly with late night speeding cars and bikes
We really need to hear from more of you with your comments and experiences to make the Police and Council aware of your feelings about this, so come on get in touch and let us know
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
There have been some incidents involving cars gathering on Jubilee Way, making lots of noise in an evening, with the police being called on a number of occasions recently.
We are informed that the Police are aware of this and Jubilee Way is on their regular patrols in our area. Please let us have comments you feel would help us in making the Police fully aware of the disturbance that this is causing.
GRAMEEN SPICE CAR PARK & RE-CYCLING BINS
The gates at the entrance to the car park remain closed with a strong lock and chain, the bins have, however, been moved by the Council and re-allocated to the front of the pub building. We understand that they will now remain there to allow residents access to this facility
This has been done by the Council to allow them access to the field behind Grameen Spice to cut the grass there
Thanks to Councillor Bill Armer for his efforts with the Council to try and satisfy all the differing points of view about this
The bins are now located at the side of the pavement and road side, it is even more important now that glass is not left if the bins are full, the Council may be looking out for fly tipping in this respect so do take care to keep the site clear of glass. It is a busy corner and used by lots of people, including dog walkers so please help to keep this clear of glass
The siting of the bins may not be to everyone’s satisfaction, this was done by the Council without consultation. Suggestions for an alternative site within the village will be much appreciated so let us have your thoughts on this please
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
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
There was a suggestion from the Council that “Kerbside Glass Collections” may be starting again later this year or early next year. This is now unlikely to happen as there is a new Environment Bill going through Parliament which could make further changes to the Council Plans, so they are now waiting to see just what the new Bill provides. “The Bill may take over a year to become law with legislation to go through Parliament, and it is understood it could be April 2023 before it becomes into force” (BBC News 26 August 2021)
The next Newsletter is due out before the end of November
We are really grateful to our team of volunteers, for helping us to get the Newsletter to you
If anyone would like to help out do get in touch
The Planning Application for the Grameen Spice appears to be unchanged. New plans were posted in August and we understand the Council have requested further information from the developers before re-advertising the application for more comments.
There have been no new applications so far this month as far as we are aware
For more information about planning applications visit Kirklees Council web site/search for planning applications
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 started an occasional separate mailing with Police Alerts, so look out for these
Our local PC, Caroline Newsome has provided an article for the August Newsletter about eScooters which may be of interest to some of you
How to Contact us
E-mail us email@example.com
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
Ring Brian on 01924 840731
Take care and stay safe