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Bookings are now being taken for stalls “We were delighted with audience at Yorkshire’s biggest food and drink numbers last year and with the festival. feedback we had from stallholders. Visitors to the event seemed Now in its fourteenth year, particularly happy with the new site Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival layout, which gave us room for more will take place from Thursday 7th to seating and tables. Sunday 10th August in the town’s majestic St George’s Square. “Application forms have been on the festival website since January and we One of the largest free events of its are already over half full. It’s always kind, Huddersfield Food and Drink nice to see bookings coming in from our Festival attracted more than 160,000 festival regulars such as Yummy visitors in 2013, making it the most Yorkshire, Ali Murad, Gingo’s and successful to date. The main event Temujin. This year we have also had a consisted of more than 70 stallholders, good mix of applications from over 20 cookery demonstrations, a full businesses that haven’t come to the programme of free children’s cookery event before, so as well as our festival workshops, two late night events with favourites we should have lots of new live music and plenty of entertainment. goodies to offer visitors!” Julia Lilof, event organiser, said: “The If you interested in booking a stall at festival has an excellent reputation the event, application forms can be amongst food and drink businesses, downloaded from the festival website something that we are very proud of. W: www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk

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Members news World Premier At The LBT Part Of Yorkshire Festival 2014 The LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE HUDDERSFIELD (the LBT) is proud to announce its participation in YORKSHIRE FESTIVAL 2014: the first cultural festival to precede the TOUR DE FRANCE GRAND DÉPART in the race’s 111 year history. The LBT will be joining the festival with its world premier of Lost Boy Racer playing on the main stage from WEDNESDAY 25 – FRIDAY 27 JUNE at 7.30PM.

back on track and on two wheels. He will fulfil a youthful dream; to ride the Tour De France. That’s right, he’s going the distance, albeit on a bike on rollers in the shed. Will he make it to the finish? LOST BOY RACER is a quirky northern comedy-drama with a touch of blood, sweat and tears, a large dose of fun, some off-thewall bike action and a love story of sorts…

This world premier comes from the Yorkshire Festival 2014 will run from Huddersfield writer and producer of The THURSDAY 27 MARCH – SUNDAY 6 JULY. Last Cuckoo, Julie Bokowiec. She states: From nearly 400 applicants, Lost Boy Racer “We are absolutely delighted that Lost Boy was accepted to be part of Racer will be part of the Yorkshire Festival Yorkshire Festival 2014, and is one of nearly 2014 and thrilled to be able to contribute to 50 events across Yorkshire that has been the cultural celebration of the Tour de specifically commissioned to be part of the France Yorkshire Grand Départ… and we are programme. For the first time in the event’s working exceptionally hard to create a theahistory, the Tour De France will be held in tre experience that is unique, full of fun and Yorkshire and starts on Yorkshire true grit.” SATURDAY 5 and SUNDAY 6 JULY. Directed by Liz Postlethwaite the show also Henrietta Duckworth, Executive features an extraordinary set by metal Producer of Yorkshire Festival 2014 said: sculptor Tim Tolkien, great-nephew of Lord “Across art-forms and spaces, everyone is of the Rings author J. R. R. Tolkien. He is a invited to be part of the festival, to engage, renowned English sculpture artist who has explore, and enjoy. Only in Yorkshire 2014 designed several monumental sculptures, can you witness the Grand Départ; only in including the award-winning Sentinel. Yorkshire Festival 2014 can you experience Tickets for LOST BOY RACER are priced at the inspired new commissions and events £14, £12, £10 / concessions £2 off / under of this new festival.” 26s £6. For more ticketing information Holding the world premier for Lost Boy please contact box office on 01484 430528 Racer only adds to the excitement and buzz or go online at W: www.thelbt.org. around this sure-to-be brilliant festival. Lost Boy Racer tells the story of Sean Racer, who used to be an energetic wildcat youth hooked on cycling. Now he’s an overweight, 40-something tax inspector on the brink of a personal crisis. Turning to Claude, an oddball sage like ex-pro cycle mechanic, and encouraged by the wily Linda, a serial tax evader keen to distract him from taking a closer look at her books, Sean hatches a plan to get his life 2

Members of Huddersfield Partnership are entitled to tickets to see LOST BOY RACER for just £10, saving you up to £4. To book yours simply call the box office on 01484 430528 and quote ‘HTCPL OFFER’. After its premiere, the production will travel to The Lowry, Salford Quays (Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 June), Harrogate Theatre (Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 July) and Theatre Royal Wakefield (Monday 7 – Tuesday 8 July). For more information about YORKSHIRE FESTIVAL 2014 visit: W: www.yorkshirefestival.co.uk, their Facebook page on www.facebook.com/ yorkshirefestival or follow Yorkshire Festival 2014 on Twitter – @YFest2014.


Members news Kirklees Music School Advertising Opportunity Kirklees Music School would like to invite you to promote your business throughout Kirklees by advertising in our Concert Programme. KMS is showcasing the talents of its seven regional music centres in two concerts, Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday 20th March 2014 and Dewsbury Town Hall on Friday 21st March 2014. The two Showcase concerts are a celebration of all that is positive and exciting about music making in Kirklees. Anna Sabey from KMS said: “We are expecting more than 700 young people to

take part over the two nights and we are E: anna.sabey@kirkleesmusicschool.org.uk delighted to be welcoming a T: 01484 426426 number of special guests including school choirs, Colne Valley Boys, the National Youth Jazz Collective and the Big Band from Greenhead College. “If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to reach the families of over 700 young music-makers throughout Kirklees, we can offer the following advertising options:” Full Page Full Colour Ad Full Page Single Colour Ad 1/2 Page Full Colour Ad 1/2 Page Single Colour Ad 1/4 Page Full Colour Ad 1/4 Page Single Colour Ad

£250 £200 £150 £100 £80 £60

For more information about Kirklees Music School visit: W: www.kirkleesmusicschool.org.uk

If you are interested in placing an advert please contact Anna Sabey before 27th February:

New Visitor Information Point For Huddersfield A new visitor information service at Huddersfield train station is going from strength to strength.

“We’re working on a comprehensive events diary to include the area’s various food festivals and special events at places like garden centres, so that should put us in an even stronger position to help Huddersfield’s visitors,” said Hazel.

The Visitor’s Information Point, known as VIP for short, was launched in December to help people find out about travel, accommodation, and local points of interest in the area. It is manned entirely by volunteers and aims to help visitors to the town find their way round and explore its attractions, as well as research other destinations and routes in the region. Hazel Spencer, who helps run the VIP service, says her team deals with all sorts of questions from a diverse range of people. “Manchester Airport, Meadowhall, Kingsgate and the Media Centre are frequent topics of enquiry, but one of the most popular things is the Settle to Carlisle route, which takes in all those viaducts and marvellous countryside.

“We have lots of info to hand should people need it, not only about the attractions and destinations themselves but also the special passes and discounts available,” Hazel added. The VIP service currently operates on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm but is being extended in March to include Mondays. From April onwards, as the days get longer, Hazel hopes the service will be available every day from 10am to 3pm.

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“We see so many people getting off the train looking lost that it’s nice to be the friendly face that welcomes them and offers a helping hand,” she added. Local businesses can leave flyers at the VIP desk during opening hours. Anyone interested in volunteering can fill out an application form at the same times.


Members news Wheelchair Bike Gets First Ride Around Town Centre When Gaynor Haliday, Regional Fundraising Manager for DEMAND – Design and Manufacture for Disability saw that Revell Ward’s Karen Borowski and Jennifer Davies had completed one of their ‘13 in 2013’ rides on a bicycle other than a tandem, she contacted them to see if they would consider a charity ride on a different bicycle made for 2. Naturally they said “yes” and on the sunny Huddersfield morning of December 17th they embarked on the inaugural ride of the “Wheelchair Bike” around Huddersfield Town Centre. The Wheelchair Bike was designed and manufactured by DEMAND at its engineering workshops in Brockholes, Holmfirth for local CIC Streetbikes who were looking to add to their collection of bikes to enable disabled people to enjoy the experience of cycling. Using a donated bicycle frame and some specialist parts, DEMAND’s skilled

Special Offer From LBT For Partnership Members! FLOWN Wed 23 – Thurs 24 April Pirates of the Caribana

engineers, built the wheelchair platform on Grand Depart though – Northumberland the front, adapted the braking system and Street was steep enough!” gears, as well as ensuring the final “vehicle” was rideable, steerable and above all else, safe. For more information on DEMAND contact: A grant from the Comic Relief Fund via One Community helped to cover labour and materials costs of manufacture.

Tel: 01484 666261 W: www.demand.org.uk

DEMAND’s thanks go to Allsops of Honley who powder coated the framework, before DEMAND added finishing touches of orange tyres and wheel guards to match Streetbikes colours. Christmas shoppers were startled to see this funky bike being pedalled through the streets of Huddersfield and amazed to learn that it had been made locally in Brockholes. Gaynor said: “last year DEMAND helped over 3,000 disabled people live, work and play better, and this project will allow many people in the Kirklees area to experience the joy of cycling in 2014 and beyond. We won’t be pedalling it over Holme Moss in Le

show. A flying aerialist is still ironing her dress, a cranky diva gets tangled in the rigging, and is that one of the stuntmen dangling from the lighting bar? Catastrophe is just one wrong move away! FLOWN is confidently choreographed chaos as the performers fly, fling, spin and swing across the set in perfect time. It’s big, beautiful and bonkers; an experience for everyone to treasure.

Get ready for a captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs and fantastic live music. Our stunning troupe of acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and musicians are going to put on a jaw-dropping spectacle for you. But there’s a problem; no one is prepared and mishaps, disasters and disagreements threaten to wreck the 4

Members of the Partnership are entitled to £2 off tickets for FLOWN at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. Simply call the Box Office on 01484 430528 and quote ‘HTCPL OFFER’. MAIN STAGE 7.30PM TICKETS £16, £14, £12 / CONCESSIONS £2 OFF UNDER 26s TICKETS £6 ‘Exquisite moments of beauty… brilliantly athletic.‘ The Guardian


Members news Revell Ward Complete Their 13 in 2013 Challenge

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Members news New Round of Comic Relief Funding Available For Kirklees Voluntary Groups Kirklees based voluntary organisations are invited to apply for funding from the Comic Relief Local Communities Grant Programme, which has £9,754 to distribute locally.

open to new applications, and aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities.

Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with One Community, the community and priority will be given to small, locally foundation for Kirklees is the delivery based groups or organisations in areas of partner for Comic Relief locally, and will disadvantage that have a clear assess all applications and award grant understanding of the needs in their funding. community. A Local Communities grant must be at least 30% of the total cost of the Previous groups which have benefited from project. funding have included, Design & Manufacture for Disability, based at The funding will support both sports and Brockholes, who were awarded £6,000 to non sports projects, which are working design a wheelchair bike for Streetbikes, a towards the following outcomes: Dewsbury-based group promoting healthy • Increase local services living through cycling for hard-to-reach groups, the young and vulnerable. While a • Build skills of local people grant of £4,000 went to the Borough of • Increase community cohesion Kirklees Special Needs Swimming Squad, to help with the cost of providing team • Respond to local economic needs coaching and training. This round of Comic Relief funding is now

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Who Can Apply? •

Community Groups

Resident Associations

Community Centres

Social Enterprises / Community Interest Companies / Community Interest Organisations

Credit Unions

Paul Johnson from One Community, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for a local organisation to obtain some substantial funding from Comic Relief, which would really help to drive their group or project forward. To learn more and apply for a grant, please visit the One Community website W: www.one-community.org.uk.” All applications must be submitted before the end of March.


Partnership news Dates Announced For Retail Crime Partnership Meetings 2014 In a bid to increase attendance at Retail Crime Partnership meetings, Huddersfield Police have released dates of all future meetings. These meetings provide members of the scheme with an ideal opportunity to find out about prolific offenders, share information with other retail radio users and gain updates from the Police, CCTV operators and Kirklees Rangers. All meetings will be held at Huddersfield Police Station, Albion

Street, Huddersfield and are organised by PCSO 717 Steve Lowman of Huddersfield NPT South Team 3 Tel: 01484 436555. DATES

For more information about joining the retail radio scheme please call Huddersfield Partnership: Tel: 01484 480890 E: info@htcpl.org.uk

Tuesday 18th March 2014 Thursday 22nd May 2014 Thursday 24th July 2014 Thursday 25 September 2014 The November meeting to be confirmed.

Springboard National High Street Monitor—December 2013 Springboard, provide a national measure of the performance of the UK's town and city centres. Based on footfall, these complement other retail performance indices and are the only available indicator of town and city centre performance - as distinct from the performance of retailers or of shopping centres.

Annual % Change

Monthly % Change

-3.7

9.3%

Night Time Economy Index (18:00-03:59)

-4.0%

3.5%

Shopping Centre Index

-1.5%

13.5%

Retail Park Index

0.6%

9.7%

High Street Index (00:00-23:59)

Data for the index has been gathered by Springboard from around 110 million flows a month in 95 towns and cities. Data has been collated using Springboard's TST system, which monitors footfall continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

cline in December since 2010 when heavy snow fell across the country causing high street footfall to drop by 11.2%.

National High Street Index

Night Time Economy Index

Despite an increase in footfall in our high streets of +9.3% over the month from November, it was not enough to deliver an annual increase, and footfall fell by -3.7% from December 2012.

Footfall during night time hours inW:www.spring-board.info creased by +3.5% from November, but declined by -4.0% from December 2012. At first sight the degree of this annual decline is not unexpected given the drop of in footfall of -3.7% over the 24 hour period. However, this is worst

This was the largest year on year de

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result since December 2010 and contra to the annual trend recorded in the two years since then.


Partnership news Just Some Of The Reasons Why Businesses Join Us 

All members have the opportunity to promote their businesses every month via the Inside Huddersfield Newsletter (database email) and Mode magazine (30,000 copies distributed).

All members can take advantage of reduced advertising costs in the above publications.

All members have the opportunity to attend regular network meetings and open evenings.

All members have access to our town centre database.

All members are included in our on-line Membership Directory with a link to their own website.

All eligible members can benefit from significant discounts for membership of the Retail Radio Scheme.

All members can benefit from a discount of 20% off membership fees if they introduce a new member.

All members can take advantage of significant member to member discounts and offers.

All members benefit from being part of an organisation that acts as one voice in our town.

All eligible members can benefit from a 10% discount off marquee bookings at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival and 5% off Festival of Light.

Access to ‘inside knowledge’ about what is happening in the town before it actually happens.

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