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Burton Bulletin

Autumn 2011

Covering Highburton, Kirkburton and surrounding villages Find out when Santa will be visiting! for dates and times - see page 3

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Why not get involved? for more information - See pages 7 and 17

Environment Fayre Environment Fayre raises awareness The third Environment Fayre at the Hub was held on Saturday 17th September to help raise awareness of environmental issues. Solar Panel companies were represented by Saveco, Eclipse Energy, EvoEnergy and CI Installations. Sheffield Wildife Trust is working with young people in our area,

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examples of their work was displayed. Julie Stewart-Turner provided lots of free samples of delicious Fairtrade food, and was campaigning for Kirklees to become a fair-trade town. Shelley Eco-college exhibited work they had carried out on making the grounds more wildlife friendly, people were encouraged to look at creatures from the ponds. Shelley Conservation group is doing fantastic work around Shelley with a

dedicated group of volunteers. Their work was on display and group members were on hand to explain what they had already achieved and what their plans are for the future, as well as recruiting for new volunteers. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have recently purchased and leased Stirley Farm near Farnley Tyas, this is a 200 acre site where they would like to create a working farm which is

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wildlife friendly. Their ideas are innovative and an exciting look into what could be achieved in the future, more volunteers are needed for the project. Kirkburton Walkers are welcome group exhibited the work ongoing to create 10 signature walks throughout the Kirkburton Ward. Burton Environment Group also showed the work they had carried within the village. Information was available from the Green Business Network an organisation dedicated to helping businesses become more environmentally aware as well as saving money at the same time. The Permaculture Association provided leaflets and information about different ways in which we can live sustainably. The RSPB and Kirklees Environment Unit also provided leaflets and information to take away. Allotment produce was on show and children had a number of activities to choose from including badge making, crafts, painting and tree planting. People were asked to make a pledge to reduce their carbon footprints. Refreshments were kindly provided by Friends of the Hub.

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Community Association News The Kirkburton & Highburton Community Association (KHCA) is a registered charity and with a small amount of volunteers we achieve quite a bit. Why not join us at our next meeting in Burton Village Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th November which also happens to be our Annual General Meeting where it is decided who will run the Community Association for the next 12 months. We are always looking for new faces and fresh ideas, so if you would like to see something different or inative over the coming year it is up to you to step forward and volunteer. This is the 2nd issue of the new Burton Bulletin which is delivered free to all properties in the villages of Kirkburton and Highburton every quarter. The new style has certainly got people talking and from the feedback we have received it has been well received. At the Emley Show in August we handed out 500 copies to visitors who were not from either Kirkburton or Highburton so we reached an entirely new audience with our first new issue, which we hope, will benefit all our advertisers, without whom the Burton Bulletin would not be free. Our new Editor, Raychel Perks, did a wonderful job in getting the revised edition out on time, but not after sleepless nights and burning the midnight oil. So our and your thanks are passed onto Raychel for a splendid effort. Our excess copies this quarter are not only going into local public houses, shops and libraries, but

also into Storthes Hall where we are looking to highlight to the local student residents as to what goes on in their area. If you feel you would like to join the new team that produce the Burton Bulletin then please contact Raychel on 07909 857574 otherwise you can email If you have an item that you feel would be of interest to the villages or an event you would like people to be aware of then please email the details to In the last issue we advertised for a volunteer to take over the position of Secretary at KHCA, and we are pleased to advise you that Angela Lockwood put herself forward and attended our meeting in September where she immediately took the reins and produced her first minutes for KHCA, drawing on her past work experience in this field. Welcome Angela and thank you for volunteering.

We also notified you of our desire to reinstate the Santa's Sleigh in December and after further volunteers came forward following our appeal in the last issue we now have sufficient people to run the sleigh on 4 nights. Please see a separate notice in this issue for the dates so that those with children will know when Santa will arrive, I know you cannot wait as you will be overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation to see the main man, and that is just the parents. The proceeds from the collection will all go towards the paying for

The annual Christmas Fayre is coming up shortly and will be held on Saturday 26th November in Burton Village Hall in Highburton. For details please see the advertisement in this issue, please bring along your wallets and purses as there are always things that you will regret not buying as the mad shopping rush starts and this is an opportunity to buy early and buy local. Entry is FREE. Keen gardener? Burton Open Gardens will take place next year on Sunday 8th Photo from Shelley Open Gardens

Lakes. Our wedding was Autumn themed with greens, browns, oranges and reds, with dozens of pumpkins kindly donated from the allotment of Paul Bexon who runs the Growing Communities Community Garden at Scissett Middle School (a Denby Dale Centre Project) The gardens are

hold this event alternately with Shelley who had their best year in 2011 so we are looking to continue this good news by trying to get as many gardens open for our special day. If you feel you would like to open your garden and help benefit local charities please call Peter on 605160. Diamond Jubilee! On Sunday 3rd June next year we will be holding a celebration event in Burton Village Hall for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Queen has asked for all of the UK to be involved with this event and is wanting people to open their doors and invite their neighbours and friends into their houses so that we can all eat on that day together to improve community spirit. To make this easier we are opening the doors of the village hall so that the community can get together and fulfil the Queen's wishes. People will be invited to bring their own food and drink, and join their fellow villagers under one roof. Further details to follow nearer to time, so make a note in your diary now. You will also see an article in this issue bringing you details of the first running of the Burton Community Fun Run which will be held on Sunday 25th March 2012. Entries are being sought for this event and with the amount of people who run past our house I am sure it will prove to be a popular annual event.

Peter White July and we are currently looking for those gardeners who are willing to open their pride and joy so that it can be admired. We

developing really well and will be producing lots of wonderful fruit and veg next year. If you would like to be involved with the garden please contact the Denby Dale Centre on 860077, volunteers required to help with stone picking, planting and watering.

Not only is it time for the Autumn edition of the Burton Bulletin, but we're hurtling towards Christmas.

It's been a great Autumn for me, I got married on 15th October and had a wonderful honeymoon starting in a castle in Hellifield and then a week relaxing in the

Christmas Fayre

Santa is coming!

It's that time again!

Autumn favourites such as Halloween and Bonfire Night are over, the clocks have gone back (got to love that extra hour in bed) so now it's time to prepare for the Winter. My lovely little hedgehogs are preparing their hibernaculum's ready for their long winter snooze, businesses are getting their stocks of grit ready for the 'big freeze', shops are decorating with tinsel and baubles ready for the festive season, and Santa has got his dates to come to Highburton and Kirkburton to meet you all.

hanging baskets in both villages next summer which will enable more baskets to be put up than there was this year, so please be generous when Santa's helpers come calling. If you would still like the chance to volunteer to make the children's Christmas in case we have any last minute hitches due to illness, etc then please call Peter or Vanda on 605160 and help to make it a special time for the villages.

If you'd like your say, please send any News, Views or reviews to or drop off at Highburton Village Hall, Northfield Lane, Highburton or The Hub, 5a Riley Lane, Kirkburton. Please remember the team who bring you the Burton Bulletin are volunteers, we'd like to say a huge thank you to the 50+ volunteers who hand deliver the bulletin to households and businesses in and around the villages and surrounding areas. Have a great Festive Season!

Check out our Facebook Page: (search for Burton Bulletin), there is a link to sign up for an ebulletin in between the printed versions which are quarterly next print edition February 2012 -

Peter White (KHCA Treasurer) Kirkburton & Highburton Community Association

The deadline for the Winter edition will be 15th December and will be out early January, and Spring will be April 2012 with deadline 15th of March. Please support the Burton Bulletin - This is a great opportunity to get involved with and support your local

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Ho Ho Ho Santa Clause is coming to the village We have received fantastic news from the Chief Elf for Father


Christmas, who has confirmed that the great man has scheduled us into his hectic diary and will make a special visit so that he can meet the good boys and girls from Kirkburton and Highburton He will be landing his reindeer led by Rudolf of course, in a field near by, to give them a rest, and we have agreed to assist him by pulling his sleigh around the local streets so the children can tell him that he may call at their house because they have been good. So children, you need to keep an eye out for Santa arriving and he has confirmed that he will be in the following streets with his helpers as follows starting at 5.30pm each evening Monday 5 December, Highburton Highfield Road, Redland Drive, Lee Way, Eastfield Drive, Mead Way, Burton Acres Lane, Southfield Court, Oakland Drive, Elm Court, Sycamore Court, Ashford Court, Dene Park Tuesday 6 December, Highburton Hall Lane, Towngate, Burton Acres Lane, Burton Acres Drive, Saville Park, Burton Acres Way, Burton Acres Mews, Moor Lane, Cotswold Mews, Woodland Meadows Wednesday 7 December, Kirkburton Paddock Road, The Crescent, Turnshaws Road, Turnshaws Avenue, Burton Acres Lane, Hallas, Gregory Drive, Little Hallas Thursday 8 December, Kirkburton Queensway, Low Town, Riley Lane, Riley Park, North Road, Foxglove

News from Kirkburton Parish Council Dog fouling: In response to concerns raised by many residents about dog fouling in our area, your parish councillors are determined to see if we can improve the situation. The Environment Committee has approved this to be a project during the next year. 10,000 dog waste bags have been ordered for councillors to distribute in their villages at appropriate places. Preliminary meetings have taken place between KPC representatives and Kirklees dog warden. At the next Environment Committee meeting in November, we hope to set up a project team to take this initiative forward and we will make a fuller report in the next issue of the Bulletin. Bat boxes: The Environment Committee approved the purchase of 30 bat boxes which will be distributed and erected in suitable sites throughout the district. 20mph speed zones outside schools: The Parish Council was not satisfied with the response from Kirklees on why the council will not support 20mph speed zones in our area. The Parish Council is taking the matter further with Kirklees, but has not received a report on a response from Kirklees at the time of writing. Section 106 monies: Some time since KPC asked Kirklees for a breakdown of Section 106 monies in our area giving details about if the money had been spent. Kirklees was unable to give an answer. KPC agreed that under FOI (Freedom of Information) it would ask the council again for these figures. Details were given to the parish council about the long delay on the ÂŁ50k Section 106 for Town Quarry being implemented over five years since Kirklees received the money

from the housing developer. At the time of writing, the Parish Council has not received a report from Kirklees on this subject. Christmas trees: A Christmas tree has been ordered for Highburton at Burton Cross (opposite the Smith's Arms). Again, Kirkburton and Highburton Community Association will fund the lights for the living tree in the memorial gardens in Kirkburton. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any assistance of have any queries. Vanda (White)

Kirkburton & Highburton Community Association Registered charity number 507813

AGM We hereby give notice of the AGM for KHCA this will take place at

Burton Village Hall Northfield Lane, Highburton on

Thursday 10th November 2012 Starting at 7.30 pm All villagers are welcome. Come along and help make a difference

Have you got News, Views or Reviews, tell us about it - email




Thorncliffe Working Men’s Social Club THE

Denby Dale CENTRE New owners wanted for pre-loved goods

helping to support your local community

Charity Shop Open Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm To enable The Denby Dale Centre to continue to support the community, the charity shop needs your pre loved donations including men's, women's and children's clothing books bric-a-brac - music & DVD's, games - toys - jewellery bags - shoes homeware - unwanted gifts please bring donations to The Denby Dale Centre or drop off at The Hub Unit 16 Springfield Mill, Norman Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield HD8 8TH

11 Thorncliffe, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0UG Thorncliffe Working Men’s Social Club, known as ‘The little club in the country’, is a family friendly club with large grassed grounds and a safe children’s play area. The club is easily accessible with a new tarmac road. Opening hours are: Tuesday - Sunday evenings 8.00pm and Sunday 12.00pm 4.00pm. The club is available for special events and functions, e.g., birthdays, presentations etc at no charge and BBQ facilities are also available. Bar sales are supplied by the club.

Over the years, Thorncliffe Working Men’s Social Club have welcomed walkers taking part in the Emley Boundary Walk. If you would like to be part of the family orientated club, where fine beers and a warm welcome await you, please contact the club on 07855 907870

Please see local shops for information or contact the club direct on 07855 - 907870 The club welcomes walkers to stop and have refreshments at the club (prior arrangements must be made so the club can facilitate specific requirements).

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call 01484 860077 for details Do you or your community group need transport? Valleys Community Transport could provide it. We offer a range of services for people who have problems accessing public transport, as well as competitive group transport. Do you find normal buses difficult to board, do your children make bus travel stressful, are there no buses near you, or maybe you just can't get to the bus stop! We can help you. For a yearly membership you can join our popular Ring and Ride service, open to all in the Kirkburton and Denby Dale Wards, providing a door to door

transport service with our fully accessible minibuses to supermarkets, town centres, along with day trips to further afield destinations. Passenger fares apply. The diary of trips is published in a quarterly newsletter. This month's highlights are Bury Market and Yorkshire Lavender. We offer a weekly trip to Morrisons Supermarket and Barnsley town centre. Our Group Transport service is available to any community group. For an annual membership fee, our buses are available for use at competitive rates. We can provide training* for your own driver or you can hire a driver at an hourly rate. Many groups already use Valleys Community Transport, such as

01484 602901 Over 60s groups, Sports Associations and Schools. For more information and details of our services contact Valleys Community Transport

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Kirkburton Youth Club Publishing Project

~ LETTERS ~ From Geoff Clay. Vicar of Kirkburton, Upper Cumberworth, Upper Denby and Denby Dale. I guess it takes quite a long time to feel that you are part of the community. I have lived here now far a year and a half. I can only say that everyone has been very welcoming. As the vicar one has a strange half acceptance into village life as though there always has to be a vicar and this one is the next incarnation of that person, filling (or not) the shoes of the last one. It is somewhat similar with the church itself. Over the years, I am told, the number of churches in this place has dwindled to the present Church of England church of All Hallows. The last one remaining. I guess there are some people who are glad of that, and perhaps look forward to the last one going the way of the rest. For many others, they are glad that there is still a church in Kirkburton and a church there for Highburton. There has been a church here for 821 years and those of us that worship here hope that it will continue as a place for people to come in times of joy and of sorrow, times of life and times of death. In a way, we continue to hold the faith of the church, in Jesus as Lord and Saviour, and try, as do many others in our community, to live a life that He would have us live. We want to keep that life of faith here for this community and in this community, but we would also say that everyone is welcome and that this wonderful building is open, very often more than Sundays, and that there is a place here for one and all. This is a church, building and community, that wants to welcome and encourage others to be a part, and have a part, in the life of faith that is held for this village and for this church. Do come and join us, as you can. We meet every Sunday at 10.30, and for those of your that were worrying about the infamous temperature of our church, by the time you read this, the new heating system will be in and working, - very well we hope! God bless you.

Young people from Kirkburton Youth Club visited Yorkshire Web who print the Burton Bulletin to see how the process works, from design to production and a little about the history of newsprint.

c/o Kirkburton Youth Club, The Hub, 5a Riley Lane, Kirkburton HD8 0RZ

This was to give them the skills to produce an article for insertion in the Autumn edition as part of their project to get a skatepark built in the area. See page 11 for their article written and designed by the group. Thank you to Yorkshire Web for facilitating the visit. If you have any thoughts on their

11 in a Bar October 14th at the HUB was the date we were very well entertained be a group calling themselves 11 in a bar. They were a group of entertainers, musicians who number around 11 but on this occasion there were just nine. They may have been 2 short but their music was not any the poorer for that. It was a unique sound they produced as they were made up of people playing keyboard, saxophones, clarinet, euphonium, horn and flute. The music was very well received and

Geoff Clay.

request for the skatepark, please write to the group

the atmosphere was warm and relaxed. A couple of recitations of Yorkshire tales the lion and Albert for example, brought back memories to lots of the audience who could remember just the first couple of lines! Refreshments were served including wine, a non-alcoholic cocktail and tea and coffee. The group entertained us free, though we gave them a small donation, so around £200 was raised to put into HUB funds. Thank you very much 11 in a bar. Pat Shaw

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Dates for

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5th December 2011 19th March 2012 24th July 2012 14th November 2012

Part of The Denby Dale Centre Charity Number 1118128


Memory Group 10.30am - 12noon


Zumba Gold 10am - 11am Stretch Class 11am - 11.45 Friendship Group 2pm - 3.30pm Zumba 6pm - 7pm


Community Chatter 9.30am - 11.30am Tai Chi 10am - 12noon Community Games 1.30pm - 3.30pm

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Visit workshop or take advantage of local pick-up and return service

Zumba 7pm - 8pm

History Drop In 10am - 12noon EVERYONE WELCOME The Hub, Riley Lane, Kirkburton HD8 0RZ

Telephone: 01484 607189

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We are a small team of 3 Police Officers and 6 PCSOs, based at Kirkburton Police Station. We cover a large area, from Farnley Tyas and Stocksmoor to Grange Moor and Flockton plus everything in between! Inspector Dave Barnett PC Sally Baines PCSO Sharon Mellor PCSO Richard Hobson

Sgt. Richard Haigh

PC Richard Foale PCSO Judith Brimicombe PCSO Gary Charlton

PC Kathryn McBride PCSO Bob Armitage PCSO Kelly Gillispie

We offer reassurance and crime prevention advice to victims of crime and patrol the local area both on foot and in our Police vehicles. We respond to calls for service via 999 calls, non-emergency calls or follow up calls from messages left on our answer machine. You may also see us about at local churches, schools, or community groups…we like to get involved! You can contact us in several ways: By Phone at Kirkburton Police Station 01484 436898 and leave a message By email On Facebook Search for “Kirkburton” and our page will be shown. “Like” us to receive regular updates.


lamp on outside walls in dark areas.

Well, that time of year is upon us again and the clocks have gone back. Below is a check list with some hints and tips for a safe winter.

Visible burglar alarms will make intruders think twice. Consider a system for your home, and for the car, particularly if it is left parked outside overnight. But contact the Crime Reduction Officer for advice before buying an alarm system for your home.

PLEASE BEWARE…... Be prepared for late afternoon darkness as a house in complete darkness at teatime will stand out like a sore thumb to a would-be burglar. CHECK LIST: Create the impression that someone is at home by using a TIMER SWITCH to switch on lights, a radio or TV. If you are going out for the evening, leave lights on and make the house look 'lived-in'. Exterior lighting is a great deterrent. Fit low wattage 'Dusk to Dawn'

Don't forget that many burglaries are committed through a rear door or window, so 'beef up' security at the back using additional good quality window and door locks. Sheds and garages are often neglected when it comes to security. Use strong padlocks, and if possible fasten ladders and expensive items down in the garage. You may be able to connect an alarm into the house from the garage.

Double check your perimeter security, keeping intruders out of the vulnerable area at the back. Ensure fencing is high enough to deter thieves together with high gates, bolted and padlocked on the inside. The car park thieves will be out doing their shopping for Christmas, so don't leave goods on view in the car.

PCSOs are not replacement police officers but are there to address some of the tasks that do not require the experience or powers held by police officers, which often take officers away from more appropriate duties. Just as PCSOs are not the same as police officers, they are not the same as special constables, traffic wardens or local authority wardens. They are a unique role designed purely to tackle local anti-social behaviour and issues affecting the quality of life. Police

Forces continue to support special constables who have the same powers as police officers. Their primary purpose is to improve the community and offer greater public reassurance. In support of regular police officers they will work within a targeted patrol area to provide a visible and accessible uniformed presence; work with partners and community organisations to address anti-social behaviour, the fear of crime, environmental issues and other factors which affect the quality of people's lives. For example; reporting vandalism or damaged street furniture, reporting suspicious activity; providing crime prevention advice, deterring juvenile nuisance and visiting victims of crime. All PCSOs will have the following powers:

 Issuing of fixed penalty notices

Kirkburton & Denby Dale NPT

items you have bought or received as presents. And make sure children look after new bikes! Don't leave packaging outside advertising your new possessions! Let's be vigilant and not make it easy the criminals PCSO Judith Brimicombe

When you are out doing your Christmas shopping, beware of crowded shopping areas. With crowds come pickpockets and purse thieves. They know that people are likely to be carrying more cash than usual at this time of year. Finally, a reminder that after Christmas is a good time to consider marking new property with your post code and taking note of any serial numbers, and to update household insurance to cover any valuable

What is a Police Community Support Officer? Police Community Support Officers are members of support staff employed, directed and managed by their Police Force. They work to complement and support regular police officers, providing a visible and accessible uniformed presence to improve the quality of life in the community and offer greater public reassurance.

PC Sally Baine s

(e.g. riding on footpath; dog fouling; litter)

 Power to confiscate alcohol and tobacco

 Power to demand the name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner

 Power of entry to save life or prevent damage

 Removal of abandoned vehicles PCSOs will do their best to listen to you and resolve the issues you have or problems you may be experiencing. But it is understood that there are sometimes when you may want to speak to a police officer. You can always do this by contacting your local police station. However, because PCSOs work with the community policing team managers you can rely on them to pass any message or query to them if you wish.

PCSO Judith Brimicombe Kirkburton & Denby Dale NPT

CONTACT POINT PCSO Judith Brimicombe holds regular “Contact Points” Come and say hello, chat about local issues or raise any concerns you may have.

The Hub 23rd November & 14th December 10.30am - 11.30am

Burton Village Hall 23rd November & 14th December 10.30am - 11.30am

Kirkburton Library 12th November 11am - 12noon




Kirkburton LIC Turnshaws Road

Reference, information and study: Quick reference collection. Community information. Kompass. Homework collection. Photocopying service. Local newspapers: Examiner, and Yorkshire Post. Public access IT workstations. Special Loan Collections: "All Aboard" and a new collection of Maps (mainland Britain), plus Young Adult. Audio visual loan service: DVDs. Talking books and language courses. Reading Group: Meets every first Tuesday.

Book Review

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This is the beginning of the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, which tells the funny, moving and humane story of Calliope Stephanides, who is born intersex, or hermaphrodite, and initially identified as a girl. Calliope tells the story of three generations of her Greek American family who, unknown to them, carry an abnormal recessive gene.

'I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near

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Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.'

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Opening Hours

The first half of the book is a family history. The story begins in 1922, when Calliope's grandparents, Desdemona and Lefty, flee the Greek - Turkish wars to settle in Detroit during the time of prohibition and follows them as they live

~ LETTERS ~ Hi all Burton businesses and residents, I write on behalf of Kirkburton Uniformed Groups parents committee to inform you that the KUG Beer Festival 2012 will be on the Jubilee weekend in June! We have heard that The Hub and Kirkburton church are planning events but are unsure what other events are being planned for this weekend and wondered if anyone else felt that as a community we should celebrate the Jubilee weekend by trying to coordinate the events/celebrations planned and turn them into a weekend of events for the Burton community to enjoy?!

through the dramas and upheavals of 20th century. The book is full of interesting facts about the history of America, including bootlegging, the life of the workers at Ford motor company and the race riots in Detroit. It is full of wonderful characters. One of my favourites is Desdemona, who, despite being a devout member of the Greek orthodox church, manages to join the Nation of Islam. There is also his father Milton, who builds up a successful fast food chain called 'Hercules Hot-dogs' in recognition of his Greek heritage, and his bootlegging uncle, Jimmy Zizmo who later reinvents himself as ...well I'll leave you to discover that!.

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October 15 was a very special day in the life of the editor of the Burton Bulletin, Raychel got married and became Raychel McGuin! She married Steve at Cannon Hall, Cawthorne in a beautiful autumn themed occasion. Raychel wore a long pale green strapless dress with a ruched bodice and she had a spray of autumn colours in her hair. Her bridesmaid wore a similar shorter dress in champaign. Raychel and her family had decorated the hall, which was a wonderful venue for a wedding, with pumpkins, autumn berries, candles and confectionary. I am sure that the readership of the bulletin wish them both a long and happy marriage. Pat Shaw

Sadly due to organising our beer festival, work and other commitments we are not able to coordinate or chair a meeting and The Hub committee are in the same position due to their commitments but would both very much like to be included in any discussions that could be arranged as would like it to be a weekend for the community to come together and support each other.

I would like to thank all those neighbours and friends who supported me when my eldest grandson aged 34 died suddenly from a heart attack. my sincere thanks Betty Wragg Woodland Meadows

If anyone is interested please could you forward your interest to: The Hub, 5a Riley Lane, Kirkburton HD8 0RZ - Many thanks KUG PARENTS COMMITTEE

This book won the Pulitzer prize in 2002, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I am now looking for another Jeffrey Eugenides book to read! Jane Greetham

We were therefore wondering if anyone felt this would be a good idea, whether they would like to coordinate the weekend or at least for those planning events to get together and discuss their plans?

We are therefore inviting individuals, committees or businesses to come forward and discuss their planned events.

The second half of the book charts Calliope's gradual realisation, through an doomed, but sensitively described relationship with a school friend, that she is not like other girls. She runs away, hitchhikes across America to San Francisco, and gradually comes to terms with her new identity as a young man. Despite it's subject matter, Middlesex' is certainly not a 'misery memoir'. Calliope is a strong, funny, sympathetic character, and the story is full of dark humour,

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Burton Community Fun Run & Charity Day - Sunday 25th March 2012 phone call from Barnado's offering me a place. I was over the moon and accepted the offer immediately. Their stipulation is that their runners raise a minimum of £1600. The sheer jubilance at the thought of achieving a dream meant that I didn't really give a second thought to having to raise this amount or be liable to pay it myself! It was a beautiful Sunday morning in April as I sat back on my sofa and watched the spectacle that is the London Marathon come and go again. This is the last time I thought, next year I want to be there and I want to run. I've been a keen runner for a few years now but the London marathon has been on my 'to do' list for as long as I can remember. In previous years I'd applied through what is known as 'the ballot' but had been unsuccessful. Basically you submit your name and you hope that your name will be picked out randomly before thousands upon thousands of others. Unless you can run really really fast or are selected from your running club then the only way to enter the marathon is though the ballot or by applying for a place with a charity. Some charities have guaranteed places in the London marathon but because so many people want to do it then you've got to apply to them and promise to raise a minimum amount of money for them. I didn't fancy my chances in the ballot again so I chose to apply for a charity place with Barnado's. So, I submitted my two page application which stipulated how much I would raise and how I would do it and kept my fingers crossed. Sustained finger crossing is clearly a good strategy because early in June 2011 I received a

But why does anyone want to pay to put themselves through 26.2 miles of pain? So many people have questioned this and I've tried so many times to offer a useful answer but it's hard to explain, especially to nonrunners. I've done marathons before and the feeling when you cross the finishing line is indescribable. It is the culmination of months of dedicated training, months of support from your family, hours of pain and psychological torment whilst running and then you make it and it's all so worthwhile. So much so that you can't wait to do the next. It's truly an addiction and the London marathon is the pinnacle of that addiction. So, the theme of my application to Barnado's was that I'd aim to raise £2000 and in return I'd run 2000 miles. I'm not quite sure where the idea came from but it seemed a good one at the time. My father-in-law developed a website: which is detailing my progress. I update this on a weekly basis as I travel on my route round the UK. I tend to update the blog on a Sunday after a hard weeks running please take a look. In addition to the website there is a d o n a t i o n p a g e ( wood). People can be and have been incredibly generous but you can't rely on ad hoc donations to

raise this amount. So, we planned a charity BBQ for the 9th July. This was an incredible success, not only because we raised £480 but because family, friends and neighbours came together in such an amazing way in such a short period of time. The generosity on the night was unbelievable and it was towards the end of the evening that I mentioned to my friend and neighbour, Steve Fisher, that I had an idea. The idea was a fun run with the aim of raising more money for Barnado's. We'd both had far too much to drink by this stage but I seem to remember that he thought it was a reasonable idea. The day after there was a knock on my door, it was Steve and he wanted to talk! It was from here with Steve's energy and ideas along with the planning and organisation of another friend and neighbour, Martin Crowe that the idea for the Burton Community Fun Run and Charity Day arose.

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Tai Chi in Kirkburton Tai Chi is a Chinese form of e xe r c i s e , c o n s i s t i n g o f a sequence of postures linked by gentle flowing movements, originally a martial art, but now often practised solely for the health benefits it produces. Tai Chi is proven to improve muscular strength, flexibility, stamina and has additional health benefits such as improving relaxation, balance, posture and immunity. In fact it has the capability to benefit all aspects of your health. Many thousands of people of all ages practice tai chi each day throughout the world, and many are still practising well into their eighties!

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CYCLE ROUTE BY KEN ROBERTS SHELLEY, SHEPLEY AND THUNDERBRIDGE. DESCRIPTION: A pleasant rural route which gets most of the climbing out of the way early and which makes use of two good bridleways. DISTANCE: 8 miles. Go up to George Street and climb past the church. At the end of the housing go left (Cross Lane) and continue up the hill to the junction. There are good views looking back here over the Pennines. Turn right and follow the road down to the main road junction in what is now Shelley. (Just before this junction there is an ice cream parlour and tea room. Perhaps you deserve some refreshment after that climb). Turn right and then take the

second road on the left (Far Bank). You descend through an attractive part of Shelley village, but go steadily as this is a steep hill. Dismount at the main road and cross via the pedestrian crossing. (If you wish to shorten your ride, or if the weather turns against you, turn right and ride on the cycle lane beside the main road until its end. Taking care, cross the road and

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continue on the track. At the fork keep right and climb, admiring the views over Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas. Continue downhill to the track junction. Here go left, passing the churchyard. Where you meet the road turn right and descend steeply back to The Hub). Find the path immediately opposite and descend the steps. Then ride up this track (Stretch

Gate) , passing Shepley station on your left. Continue uphill to a junction on your right, marked Fieldhead and Long Lane, where you turn right. Carry on along the road and take the track on the right which is Long Lane. Follow the main track, ignoring all junctions, and crossing the Huddersfield/ Barnsley railway line until you come to a road. (N.B. The final section is steep and rough and the best advice is to walk ). You are now at Cornmill Bottom. Turn right and follow this lane downhill and then up to the road where you turn left and follow down to the junction by the stream. Now turn right, past the Woodman pub and climb up to the main Penistone Road. Your route now lies straight across onto Riley Lane. The best way to cross is on foot, walking a little to the left until you can see clearly round the bend. Carry on downhill until you see The Hub on your right at the bottom.

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We'd Like a Skatepark

Wednesday 5.15pm - 8.15pm at The Hub - Riley Lane

The young people of Kirkburton have

Sports - Games Arts & Crafts

spoken with youth workers and said what they really want


h a p p e n

Kirkburton Youth Club

see i n

Kirkburton is for them is to have a skate park built. Ideally the park

local support.



A special thanks on behalf of the

skateboarding, scootering and

young people goes out to

BMX bikes and would suit skill

Councillor Adrian Murphy who

levels from the new starters up to

attended a youth club session to

the advanced user.

listen to young people's concerns

The young people have been pro-

with regard to a lack of skate park

active by attending sessions at the

facilities in the area and their

Kirkburton youth club and entered

desire to have new facilities built.

discussions with youth workers

Yo u n g

about finding a suitable location

Skelmanthorpe also attended the

and funding for their project. In

session and spoke of their dismay

addition to this they have shown

after a recent spate of mindless

that they are prepared to put the

vandalism to their very popular

work in and not rely solely on

skate park.

adults to get the work done. For

Please contact Darren Weaver

instance they have pulled together


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canvassed the community around

valuable support for the young

a prime site location (Hallas road

people in the Kirkburton area.




Yo u t h

Ages 12 - 16 for more information call Darren Weaver on 07976 497926




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Highburton Skatepark Young people from the area want a skatepark because it would give them something to do rather than vandalising and keep us off the street. If we don't just want to skateboard then we can either BMX or Scooter because it will be ideal for all use. People from the area, including adults and youths signed a petition for the skatepark and we totalled over 100 signatures.

If we had a skatepark we would have it at the bottom of the Highburton recreation grounds, we have got signatures from most of the houses around the area. One of our keen BMXer's has produced and excellent skatepark design which is good for experienced users and also beginners.

Skatepark idea designed by Max Lockwood

The space were we hope to have it is not in use for anything and is out of the way of the park but if we did get it then we would have to get lights around it to Have it well lit so it can be used in the dark and also to stop vandalism and drug use.

an active lifestyle and it will inspire us to try better at our sport. We will try to monitor it so it doesn't get vandalized by spray paint. But it could be a project, that a professional graffiti artist comes and helps us decorate our park. That could be a good, fun thing for people to do.

We do not mind that much when the skate park is built, but if it is we would like is as soon as possible. Another reason is that it will bring more people into the area to bring business to local shops. It will help people to lead

It will be a safe place because it is near to a children's play area. So most of the time there will be adults there. In a way Highburton is in the centre of Huddersfield so people from Shelly and

Skelmanthorpe and Sheply could come without travelling for a long time to get here. Eoin Schofield, Max Lockwood, Adam Crozier, Dan Turner.





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The Joy of Winter Gardens Winter gardens bring a special joy to the heart of any gardener. They take the time to appreciate the beauty of winter and the plants that stay outside all year long. They transform a cold, bleak landscape into something with colour, interesting shapes and movement. With a little bit of planning, you too can add interest and beauty to your garden during those long winter months. Here are a few simple things that make the transformation complete. Certain plants are at the height of their beauty at this time of the year. Evergreens are an obvious plant that everyone thinks of ... and why not? They look beautiful with snow-draped branches. Another plant that will help you to appreciate the beauty of winter is tall, ornamental grasses that move gently in the wind. Add in a recent snowfall and everything looks fresh and almost magical.

3rd Burton Open Gardens Sunday 8th July 2012 We are looking forward to holding the third Burton Open Gardens Day next July and are currently asking all keen gardeners in Kirkburton and Highburton to volunteer to open their gardens. It does not matter about the size of the garden, only that you feel your garden can show people what you have achieved, or are trying to achieve.

To add colour and breath-taking beauty, grow some berry-bearing trees. Picture colourful berries on bare branches highlighted by pure white snow. The most common tree to find in the wild is cranberry bushes. They are easy to grow and maintain, plus they bloom clusters of tiny whiter flowers in the spring. These bushes are beautiful all year long and during the winter months, the berries will attract birds with no effort on your part. Winter is also the perfect time to sit and watch the birds. Place a bird feeder outside your house and close to a window. Inside, place a comfy chair near the window and curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and watch the birds

You will know that when you visit the garden centre there are ideas that put a seed in your mind and make you think what is possible in your own garden. Well the same can be said when you visit other gardens as there are generally new ways of looking at or doing things that would benefit your own garden, so why not be the garden that inspired others.

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Many of the gardeners who opened in 2010 have said how much they enjoyed the experience and the new friends that they have made, plus the opportunity of building community spirit and helping raise funds for local charities.

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Tel/Fax 01484 603874 as they come to the bird feeder, eat and chase other birds away. Hint - keep a path cleared to the bird feeder to make it easy to fill up. Once the food is gone, so are the birds. Add interest to your garden by using permanent features. Include such items as bird feeders, stone pathways, statues and furniture. Place the items at odd angles so your eyes will follow the path they make. As well, use a few items that have an irregular shape to draw attention to that area. One thing to keep in mind when adding permanent features is to place the items so that you can always see at least one item, no matter where you are in your garden. Walk around and stop every few paces to take note of what items you can see all around you. To plan your dream garden today, please visit [http://www.thegardenersescape .com] and escape to your own world ... where it is all about you! Article Source: =Joanne_Jones


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parents advice for recycled toys and games Fed up with forking out for the latest piece of over-hyped plastic? Answer "What can we do now Mum?" by making toys from items you will already have around the house 1. Shops. Save all your empty grocery cartons for a week or so and you'll soon have a shop any aspiring grocer would be proud of. Gluing down the flaps makes cereal boxes, jelly packets etc. look unopened. Clothes, shoes, and toys can all be used as "stock". Paper bags and real or play money add to the fun. 2. Paper balls. When the kids keep arguing suggest that they throw something at each other! Paper balls are easily scrunched up from torn out magazine pages to make "ammunition". When it's time to tidy up, stand the waste paper basket in the middle of the room and see who can throw the most in. A rolled up magazine makes a good "bat" too. 3. Doctors/Nurses. A roll of white toilet tissue makes this game much more fun as Dads, Grans, teddies or dolls are mummified before your eyes. Plastic medicine spoons and cardboard box hospital beds for toys are extra props that make the game last longer. 4. Tubes. Cardboard tubes from kitchen roll or foil make instant telescopes for sailors or pirates, or tunnels to roll marbles through. Babies love to watch things disappear then reappear out of the bottom. Don't leave them alone with the cardboard tube though as they will probably suck it. 5. Cardboard boxes must be about the best free toys you can get hold of. Push in the ends of large ones to make tunnels and caves to crawl through. Draw on windows and doors with felt tip pens to make a house, add a flag and portholes for a boat or paper plates and a steering wheel for a car. 6. Miniature gardens. The foil trays that pies and prepared foods arrive in make lovely containers for miniature gardens. The children can enjoy hunting around the park or garden for

twigs to make trees, moss for a lawn, stones to arrange as a rockery or a waterfall. Keep twigs or stones where you want them with a little blue tack or modelling clay. Add toy people or animals and maybe a little water if the container is watertight. This can be a very creative and enjoyable exercise if you have children of very different age groups to entertain. A variation is to use play sand (not builder's sand - it stains everything yellow) to make a beach scene, maybe adding shells, stones and a blue paper sea. 7. Paper puppets. A picture of anything - colourful bird, clown's face, animal or cartoon character, carefully cut out by an adult and stuck to the top of a strip of card about five inches long and one and a half inches wide becomes a very easily made puppet. These give such pleasure and are so easy to make that you will probably end up with dozens of them. Magazine pictures can be stuck on to folded card to make theatre set background and wings. 8. Potato prints. After cutting a potato in half, draw on a simple shape. A triangle, circle or star perhaps. Cut away the rest of the potato, leaving a shape to dip into paint and print on to paper. 9. Skittles. Skittles can be improvised from large plastic cola or lemonade bottles. A little sand or water in the bottom makes them more stable. A good game for learning to count. 10. Dens. Building a den must be one of the most memorable parts of childhood as we all seem to recall the bliss of blankets draped over the airing rack in the garden or over the backs of chairs indoors. Even today's sophisticated kids seem to find the thought much more exciting than just erecting the shop bought plastic play house. I think the secret is to give structural advice about making the thing stay upright, but let the children do as much as possible themselves. Really large boxes of the type that washing machines and fridges come in can be had for the asking from the big electrical goods retailers and are


useful for rooms within dens. Indoors, one of the simplest dens can be made by throwing a large sheet or duvet over a table. Cushions, torches, biscuits and comics or books will all be needed at the housewarming. 11. String. Children find a million uses for string, from tying up toy "baddies" to making a washing line for doll's clothes. It can be tied to chair legs to make a jump, dipped into paint and twirled on to paper, plaited, knitted with, made into a parachute or mobile, used as a measuring aid or for learning how to tie shoelaces and bows. It need never linger in the kitchen drawer again. 12. Sewing cards. Stick a picture on to a postcard or draw a simple duck, car or teddy shape. With a bodkin needle push holes around the outline of your design about one inch apart. Using brightly coloured wool in the bodkin or a long bootlace, thread in and out of the holes. 13. Stilts. You need to do a little drilling for this one. Take two strong tins, coffee or clean paint tins are ideal, and drill a hole about one inch from the top on opposite sides of the tin. Insert a length of string and knot securely. Check that the handle is at a comfortable length for the child before knotting the other side. These are always very popular, but never leave young children alone with them especially near stairs or steps. 14. Cafes. Children's tea sets are a handy prop for this game, but a picnic set or microwave cookware is just as good. Giving the waiter/waitress a little notebook and pencil to take orders and making a tall white hat from a cylinder of paper for the chef will add realism. Sit dolls and teddies around as well as willing Aunts and Grannies for extra customers. 15. Playdough. Mix together two cups of flour, one cup of salt, one cup of water, one tablespoon of oil and a few drops of food colouring for an easy to make dough that will keep for about three weeks if you wrap it in polythene and keep it in the fridge. All you have

to do is knead the mixture well. Divide the mixture up first if you have more than one colour available. 16. Obstacle course. An obstacle course can turn a rainy day into an adventure. Use whatever you have available. A bench to walk the plank, cushion stepping stones across shark infested seas, through a cardboard box tunnel, up a chair mountain or through a duvet cave. The wilder your imagination the more your children will love it. 17. Easy boats. Recycle your empty margarine cartons. Use them as boats for the bath or paddling pool. These are so easy that even very young children can help to make them. Cut out triangular sail shapes from white or coloured paper. Make a small hole at the top and bottom of the sail so that you can push through a straw to make a mast. Let the child fix this to the bottom of a clean margarine tub with a lump of blue tack or modelling clay. They sail extremely well and will even take a couple of toy people on an exciting cruise. 18. Capes. Nurses, kings, queens, Batman, Superman - they all need capes or cloaks. Luckily they are easy to make by attaching ribbon ties to an oblong of fabric in the colour of your child's favourite caped character. Keep an eye on them though as anything tied around the neck could be dangerous. 19. Leaf art. Collect leaves and draw around them. This is fun for little ones and an educational tree identification game for older children. Colour in the details with crayons or paints. The leaves could then be stuck on to paper collage style or dipped into paint and then pressed firmly on to paper for a lovely leaf print. 20. Make a puzzle. Stick a favourite picture on to card and allow to dry with a heavy book on top. Cut into pieces, how many depending on the age of the child, for an almost instant and personal puzzle.

Information supplied by Michelle Atkinson




Town Quarry, Kirkburton the story so far… In May 2006, Kirklees Council received £50k from the developer of Saville Park to improve Town Quarry, Kirkburton. Since then we have persuaded, cajoled and pestered the council to carry out the work. We thought it had paid off! In March this year work commenced! No sooner had the forestry department started to fell the sycamore trees, which needed removal, they hit problems with electricity cables and work had to stop until the local electricity supplier made the area safe. From May work started again, but just for a couple of days at a time, due to staff shortages. Since then no work has been carried out. Again, after many e-mails and phone calls, we have had assurances from the council that work will commence. Improvements to the existing lighting will be the first job, with installation of LED lighting. This will be followed by resurfacing and improvements to the paths, steps and signage. We have been promised samples of interpretation board designs at The editorial team cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions within this publication.

From seed to sustainability

Photo: Ian Gunson

our next community association meeting. Part of the Town Quarry, below Dene Park, is still owned by the developer and the council is making headway with them to remove the rubbish before the area is transferred to the council. We want this area to be a safe and pleasant place for residents to enjoy and hope that local residents will respect this and not dispose garden rubbish there.

After the council has finished its work, we hope the community will get involved in planting some indigenous trees and erecting bird boxes. We have a number of people who live in Saville Park who are interested in this scheme and we will be contacting them nearer the time. If you would like to get involved, please give me a ring on 605160. Vanda White (Cllr)

Kirkwood Hospice Shop - Greenest Business in the Village Kirkwood Hospice is the Hospice for Kirklees providing services for people in Kirklees with life threatening illnesses and their families. Its retail team is important in ensuring that the income needed, currently in excess of £4m per annum, is raised so that services are available to the people of Kirklees free of charge.

“Thanks to everyone in the shop for helping the children understand that the hospice shops not only help raise funds for patient care but are saving the planet too” says Nicki Wilkinson, IT manager at Kirkburton Middle School.

Kirkburton Middle School have recently held an ECO Day. During the day the children ran a survey of the local shops and our shop in Kirkburton was voted the “Greenest” business in the village.

Come and join us at our fabulous Christmas Fair on Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November 12- 3 at Kirkwood Hospice.

The retail department at Kirkwood Hospice is made up of 17 shops 5 of which are in the North Kirklees area, and the remainder in South Kirklees. The core business of these shops is to turn unwanted items passed on by donors into sales to customers. Such exchange of goods prevents unwanted garments, furniture and bric-abrac, to name but a few, being sent to landfill whilst generating much needed income for the locally based charity. These shops accept items not suitable for resale but which can be passed onto textile

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Christmas Fair

merchants for recycling. Between January 1 2010 and December 31 2010 these shops prevented 269,840 kilos of second hand items being sent to landfill. The monies raised from the sale of these 'rags' to third parties was £148,709 which was enough to fund 13 ½ days of patient care. The daily work routine also means that items such as books, metal, cardboard, spectacles, stamps, telephones, foreign coins, printer cartridges and electrical items are all sorted so that they can be passed on either for reuse or to be sold so that their proceeds too can be used to fund the work of Kirkwood Hospice.

Soak up the atmosphere and browse at leisure at our stalls packed with a plethora of goodies including oil fragranced lamps, jewels, cards, diaries, heavenly angels and cherubs and glittery party season accessories! A magical time for our younger supporters is also guaranteed as there will be children's activities all weekend including Christmas Sugarcraft with Linda King on Sunday. Santa, Elf and Fairy will also be visiting on Sunday! To top all of this off there will be fantastic entertainment throughout the fairs in the marquee including our friends from Lindley Band on Saturday. Our Catering Manager Yvette MarksNoel and her team will also be cooking up Christmassy delights certain to tempt your taste buds! For more information and/ or to donate goods please contact Rachael, Kate or Suzanne on 01484 557911.

Young people from Kirkburton Youth Club held at the Hub have been working hard to kick start a positive environmental project funded by the East Peak Innovation Fund with en:volve at the Wildlife Trust to improve the strip of green space along Low Town Road, but they need your help to carry on. The young people first inspected the site, and then came up with various ideas and plans which they think will improve the area for people and wildlife, such as seating, hedgehog homes, bird boxes and minibeast hibernation boxes. They then put new skills such as responsible use of tools to use building the bird and minibeast hibernation boxes, as well as clearing away bramble that was encroaching onto the pavement below. The Laura Hirst Trust have kindly given the project permission to work on the land, but as the nights are drawing in, the young people can no longer work on the project with the youth club. We are asking for members of the community to carry on the great work started by the young people; this is a great opportunity to be involved in bringing the community together, meeting new people, learning from each other and ensuring the area gets a good tidy up. If you have any time or skills you'd be willing to offer to help us build up a sustainable community project for everyone to enjoy, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact The HUB on 01484 607189 or email

Photo: Ian Gunson




History Talks Storthes Hall and The Quakers The History drop-in on a Friday morning at the HUB is very successful; speakers on a regular basis come and give talks about local history matters. Anne Littlewood visited the HUB on September 30th to talk about the history of Storthes Hall since it was built until it closed down and changed the type of inmate it housed from mentally ill to university student! It was fascinating to hear how successful it had been as a self sustaining unit, how the inmates worked on the farm until the 'powers that be' decided that the farm had to be closed down because it was too successful! Anne has written a book on this topic .

Alex Fleming, a retired history teacher from Wath, talked to the group about local Quaker families around his area. He explained that Quakers were not Puritans, although sometimes similar in dress, but lived very well and were very good businessmen; indeed some of them were the foundation of some of our successful banking institutions of today Barclays for example.. Florence Nightingale was a quaker, as were the Rowntree and Cadbury families. He talked about the township of High Flatts which is a Quaker community Both speakers gave their time free of charge and we thank them sincerely for their efforts. If you are interested in finding out about future talks on local history, drop-in to the HUB at any time, or read the outside notice boards. Pat Shaw

Do you have memories of Kirkburton? particularly between 1972 and now Are you a seventies or eighties child? do you have fond recollections of the nineties - or more recently ruminations of the noughties?

If so, we need you! We need your reminiscences, stories, thoughts, photographs and artefacts for the exhibition

School stories, sports successes, funny musings? Get in touch! 607189

Memories of Kirkburton The Friday morning History drop in are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application for funding from EPIP (East Peak Innovation Partnership) to help us with our planned exhibition of the history of Kirkburtion and Highburton. The exhibition will be at The Hub over the Diamond Jubilee weekend (1st to 5th June 2012) and will feature a potted history of the are up to 1952 and then each decade will have its own section Photograph reproduced by kind permission from up to present day. We need more people to be involved, we meet every Friday in the room downstairs at The Hub on Riley Lane. The sessions are £2 including refreshments and are a great opportunity to reminisce! Bring your photos and join in!

Burtoner or 'Comer-in' We need your help! Do you live or work in Kirkburton or Highburton? Maybe you can help us? We have got some great information from the 50's and 60's but we are looking for more memories and artefacts from the 70's, 80's 90's and noughties! We also need more people to help with research, interviewing, transcribing, cataloguing as well as building and stewarding the exhibition.

Call in to one of our drop in sessions Fridays 10.00am - 12.30pm or email

Memories of Kirkburton History Project

All Hallows Church, Kirkburton Diamond Jubilee Celebrations 1st to 5th June 2012 All around Kirkburton & Highburton people are beavering away, planning many and varied events to be held over the first weekend of June next year. It is hoped that there will be something of interest for everyone which will be long remembered by all attending or taking part. A team at All Hallows is planning an exhibition of wedding dresses to be displayed in church, between the above dates. And this is where YOU, dear reader, might be able to help……..

We are hoping to borrow wedding dresses originating from many decades of the 20thC to be included in the display, along with a photograph of your happy day.

you are invited to

a talk by local historian

Robert Carter

Were you married at All Hallows? Was your dress a little different or out of the ordinary in some way?

Kirkburton Miscellany

Would you be willing to lend it to us? We promise to take great care of it. Please speak to Joy Elson on 603449 or Shirley Lingwood on 607969. The centre-piece of the display will be a representation of the Queen's wedding dress and her Coronation robe, which are currently being made as part of their course work, by students of Fashion & Design courses at Huddersfield University and the Arts College of Bournemouth. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to enjoy a cup of tea and some wedding cake, made by Jackie Musgrove, whilst looking around.

As we have no idea what the response to this request will be, we ask for your patience and understanding whilst we work through the process. If we are snowed under with offers we shall not be able to accommodate them all.

Look out for more details of our plan in the next Burton Bulletin and also the church monthly magazines.

Events, Anniversaries and Celebrations at The Hub, Riley Lane

Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30pm Admission £5 including refreshments BOOKING ADVISABLE Call 01484 607189 or email



~ LOCAL NEWS ~ LOCAL NEWS ~ LOCAL NEWS ~ LOCAL NEWS ~ LOCAL NEWS ~ LOCAL NEWS ~ We have a very busy term ahead at Kirkburton Pre-School with lots of new children and we are spending time getting to know each other and our favourite likes and things we don't like so much. We are also looking at colours especially the colours of autumn and we have a wonderful autumn nature table. The children have also been busy making rainbows to decorate our walls.

Please join us for Coffee & Cakes on th Saturday 12 November, 11am 1.30pm

We are very lucky to have Sally Byrne amongst our staff who is a local music teacher. Sally works with the children on Mondays and Thursdays and music has become a strong feature of these days. We have a beautifully decorated piano and the children enjoy singing along learning lots of new songs. We will soon be getting ready for our Christmas concert!

Folk music night

Burton Village Hall Timetable Monday Out of School Club 7am - 9am Playgroup 8.30am - 12.30pm Yoga 1.30pm - 3pm Out of School Club 3.15pm - 6pm Brownies 6pm - 8pm

Tuesday Out of School Club 7am - 9am Playgroup 8.30am - 12.30pm Mother and Toddler 1.45pm - 3.15pm Out of School Club 3.30pm - 6.15pm Kirkburton Parish Council 7pm - 9.30pm KBLP 8pm - 9pm

Wednesday Out of School Club 7am - 9am Playgroup 8.30am - 3.15pm Wednesday Club 1.30pm - 3.30pm Out of School Club 3.15pm - 6pm Karate 7pm - 9pm

Thursday Out of School Club 7am - 9am Playgroup 8.30am - 3.15pm Time Out 1.30pm - 3.30pm Out of School Club 3.15pm - 6pm Kirkburton Parish Council 7pm - 10pm (1st 2nd 3rd) Civic Society 7.30pm - 10pm (1st)

Friday Out of School Club 7am - 9am Playgroup 8.30am - 3.15pm Out of School Club 3.15pm - 6pm Karate 7.30pm - 9pm

Saturday Karate 12pm - 4pm Enquiries to Mike Greetham 01484 607467

The 1st of November saw us trying a new style of music at the HUB. We have developed a good relationship with Steel Valley Beacon Arts, who like to use the congenial atmosphere of the HUB to perform, and they offered us a folk night, which we readily accepted. We had a really good turn-out as the talented performers had international acclaim Gavin Davenport, Bryony Griffith, Will Hampson. Tegwen Roberts should also have appeared but, sadly was ill. These folk singers give meaning to their songs, musicality and pathos they were wonderful to listen to, the music taking trips to Scotland, Cornwall, Morecambe and of course, Yorkshire In addition to the above, home grown talent from within the group sang their own compositions the shelfstackers song and a song about a profession currently in the news bankers! It was a breath of fresh air to see many new faces coming to the folk evening, many commented on the good acoustics of the place and the friendly intimacy of the evening please come and visit us again. Over £300 was raised for SVBA and the HUB Pat Shaw

We have a new home corner complete with kitchen and dining table and there have been many creative meal ideas invented by the children! The children have also enjoyed baking with flapjacks being a big hit. In our efforts to ensure we are providing a setting that parents and carers are happy with for their children we have undertaken a questionnaire, the feedback from which has been very encouraging: “very friendly, caring and approachable staff”, “established routines, set boundaries on behaviour, prepared for school”, “my child loves the music sessions”, “my child looks forward to coming and always has good and positive things to say about what they have been doing”

SPORTS HALL HALLAS ROAD KIRKBURTON 01484 606976 07858 469446 Opening Times: Monday: 9am 12 noon 12 noon 3pm Tuesday: 9 am 12 noon Wednesday: 9am 12 noon 12 noon 3pm Thursday: 9 am 12 noon Friday: 9 am 12 noon We take children from age two (in or out of nappies). Places available including funded places for the over threes.

Highburton Babies and Toddlers Come and join us, relax, chat and have a cuppa!  Toys for all ages  Outdoor play  Creative activities Join Us… Tuesdays 1.45-3.15pm during term time at Burton Village Hall

£1.50 for one adult & child, 50p for each additional child which includes a snack for each child and drinks for all!

Registered Charity Number 1055886

We are a community-run Playgroup offering a wide range of activities and excellent facilities, including a large outside play area with garden. We are situated in Burton Village Hall, on Northfield Lane, Highburton. Thanks to one of our parents the playgroup website is now up and running and is regularly updated with our latest news.


Opening Hours Monday and Tuesdays 9am - 12.30pm with a lunch club provision Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 3pm with a lunch club provision Note, Thursday 12.30 3pm is for PreSchoolers only. Please feel free to come and see us, or telephone for further information on 606065 during the above hours. We have some availability for sessions.

Do you like to play games? Come along to

Community Games every Wednesday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Part of The Denby Dale Centre Charity Number 1118128

Join us for

Coffee Morning

We play traditional favourites like cards, dominoes and board games, as well as the opportunity to play pool or air hockey. The sessions ends with a game of Bingo!

first Saturday of the month 10am - 12noon

So if you want to get out more, meet new people and bring out your competitive side, come along to The Hub, if you need transport give us a call on 860077

last Thursday of the month 2pm - 4pm

Cost £3 for games, bingo and refreshments £4 for transport.

Tea Dances

The Hub, Riley Lane, Kirkburton HD8 0RZ

Telephone: 01484 607189






"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time: they just have the heart." Elizabeth Andrew

Befrienders Required The Time Together visiting scheme is in popular demand and provides a TIME lifeline for those people whose families may be too Part of The Denby Dale Centre far away to visit regularly. reducing rural community isolation Befriending is an essential component of the Denby Dale Centre's aims and objectives and the Centre is committed to developing the scheme.

TOGETHER Charity Number 1118128

Volunteer Drivers Required Drivers required for Valleys Community Transport, for both a car and 16 seat minibus. MIDAS training available. Some paid work may be available, please call 01484 860077 or email

Befriending Volunteers are always needed to visit people in their own homes - if you can spare an hour or so each week please call Jean on 01484 860077 or email:

IT/Web Support Required Various community groups in the area could benefit from the support of people with IT, database and Web skills, if you have a couple of hours a week to volunteer your services please contact

Mike on 607467, Peter on 605160 or The Hub on 607189 or email

Accounts Person required Small 1 person local business vat reg. 2 hours a week maybe more Ring Peter 01484 604094

Volunteers Required

The Hub always needs various volunteers to help with events, promotion and sessions including making and serving refreshments, IT support, playing games, supporting our visitors, coffee mornings, tea dances etc. if you have a few regular hours to spare or would just like to help out as and when necessary, please contact The Hub on 01484 607189 or email

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 1pm or 1pm to 4pm


Does your memory sometimes let you down? Would you like to meet others in a similar situation? Why not join us for our memory support group, which offers reminiscence-based activities and is looking to find funding to help its members produce a personal memory book of their life story. If you or anyone you know suffers from any memory problems, join us for a cuppa and a chat at our

Memory Support Group at The Hub - Mondays 10.30am - 12noon -ÂŁ5 transport included

Come along for a chatter! Everyone is invited to join us in the meeting room (downstairs) at The Hub on Wednesdays between 9.30am and 11.30am.

What is there to do? You can simply have a cuppa and a chat with other local people, why not bring the kids? (we have toys), bring your knitting or crafts, or go online with our free basic online training from It's a great opportunity to meet new people and it's free although refreshments are extra. Every 3 weeks you can chat to the local PCSO Judith Brimicombe who is on hand to talk about any concerns you may have. This is one of the many ways that Judith uses to make herself more available to as many people in the area as possible.

Got some News? tell us about it! The Burton Bulletin is your newspaper.... tell us about your news, whether it's birthdays greetings, new babies, weddings, sports results, awards, anything you think would be of interest to people in the villages. Write us a letter, or even an article for the next edition. Send us your photographs too.

You can also find out what's going on in the area and if you have any questions or concerns about village life, we'll do our best to help or find someone who can.

Drop off at either Burton Village Hall or The Hub you can email us at

~ WHAT'S ON? ~ WHAT'S ON? ~ WHAT'S ON? ~ WHAT'S ON? ~ WHAT'S ON? ~ WHAT'S ON? ~ Fr e e

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Christmas Fair Burton Village Hall, NORTHFIELD LANE, HIGHBURTON, th

Saturday 26 November 10 AM TO 3 PM


HandyMan Free 0800 118 55 55 Home 01484 604094 Joinery Mobile: 07549341007 Building Registered England and Wales 07392949 Vat Reg GB 995 4735 59 Plumbing PVC Cladding Gutters Cleaned Electrical work After the leaves Gardening from £30 Bungalow Plastering from £50 Two Storey. Gutter Cleaning Flat Pack Service Book early Painting Certificated Security Locks Caretaker Shed Repairs And anything else you can think of. “ If You Don’t Ask You Don’t Get ” All Our Contractors are Gas Safe & NIC registered

Gillian Stapleton

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The Hub 5a Riley Lane Kirkburt on HD8 0RZ

on Friday 16th December MATINEE PERFORMANCE 2pm Evening performance SOLD OUT

All the delights of a Georgian Christmas Tickets £5.00 or £6 with transport - Please call 01484 607189 to book

Highburton & Kirkburton Christmas Tea Dance 2pm to 4pm on

Thursday 15th December at The Hub Riley Lane - Kirkburton EVERYONE WELCOME

Ho Ho Ho Santa Clause is coming to the village see page 3 for dates and times

Part of The Denby Dale Centre

Full Range 0f Herbaceous

Flowering Perennials

Charity Number 1118128


Christmas Coffee Morning

AND RECEIVE A FREE COFFEE Please present this voucher

on Saturday 3rd December 10am - 12noon

Remaining Summer BEDDING 4 packs £5 Compost 3 bags for


Our woodland reared pedigree pork is now in stock to buy in the shop

Our Café is open 7 days a week serving hot and cold food, freshly ground coffee and cakes

now in stock

291 Wakefield Road, Lepton, Huddersfield HD8 0EL Tel: 01484 608096

Christmas Refreshments Cake Stall Christmas Goods Book Stall The Hub, Riley Lane, Kirkburton HD8 0RZ

Telephone: 01484 607189

Burton Bulletin Autumn 2011  

Newspaper for Highburton, Kirkburton and surrounding villages

Burton Bulletin Autumn 2011  

Newspaper for Highburton, Kirkburton and surrounding villages