Holme Valley Parish Council

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Holmfirth Public Toilets

Holme Valley Parish Council is looking for individuals/groups etc who are interested in working with the Council to keep the public toilets in Holmfirth open and to develop the building as an amenity that Holmfirth can be proud of. 

Holme Valley Parish Council has agreed to an interim, six months’ lease agreement with Kirklees Council in an effort to keep them operational post-30 September 2014. This trial period ends on 31 March 2015 when the decision will be made by Kirklees Council as to whether the arrangements continue or come to an end. 

Initially, from 1 October 2014 onwards, the need is to find the basic essentials – someone to open and lock up, someone to clean, someone to maintain facilities and provide the loo rolls and essential cleaning materials. 

It is hoped that following the six months’ lease agreement that longer term plans can be put in place to retain the toilets by securing and maintaining the building to become an asset to the Valley, this will include generating ideas to make full use of the non-toilet areas by creating a charitable management group to run them. 

The vision is that the toilets, which will be free to use, will become an award winning ‘Toilet of the Year’ within the next couple of years.  It is hoped that the toilets will become self-funding, through fund-raising, sponsorship and advertising, but an honesty box will be available and donations welcomed.  

Without people in the Valley coming forward to support this vision, the toilets will be closed by Kirklees Council post-March 2015.  If you feel able to offer any of the above essentials or your support in any other way, please contact the Clerk or the Chairman, Mandy Walker, through the Council Offices.

Award Ceremony – 20 October 2014 – 8pm

An Award Ceremony will be held to present the Tidy Trader Trophies, a number of Community Champion Awards and the prize for a recent competition.

This Award Ceremony will be held immediately after the Council meeting on 20 October 2014, from 8pm onwards.  It will be held in the Council Chamber, and a light buffet and drinks will be served after the presentations.  It is hoped that all winners will be present at that Ceremony to receive their award. 

Residents of the Valley are welcome to attend.  If you would like to do so, please contact the Clerk for catering purposes.

‘Holme Valley Voice’ Newsletter (Summer 2014)
and Annual Report 2013-14

Click here to download your personal copy of the most recent Holme Valley Voice newsletter.
AnnualReport 2013-14 & Newsletter_Summer 2014 definitive version

This is the double version of the Valley Voice newsletter, incorporating the Council’s Annual Report 2013-14 and includes articles on the following:
• Introductions to the new Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council.
• A welcome to the Council’s new Maintenance Contractor, Mr John Ford.  Please say hello to him, if you meet him around the Holme Valley.
• Grant Reports.
• A request for Community Champion Award nominations.

You can download previous newsletters from our archive here.


Budget/Precept 2014-15 approved at Council Meeting

At its meeting on Monday, 10 February 2014, the Parish Council approved its Budget 2014-15 and Precept Demand to be made to Kirklees Council.

Details of the Budget/Precept 2014-15 can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
Budget 2014-15 – approved by Council 10_2_14