Holme Valley Parish Council

Welcome to Holme Valley Parish Council

Survey on the future of Holmfirth Civic Hall

Please support us by taking a few moments to complete a survey, available by clicking on the link here:


To everyone who has already given their views at the public meeting on 14 January 2016, thank you for your excellent support.  Members of the Parish Council were delighted at the brilliant turn-out and the very positive responses to the questions raised.  Following on from that meeting, the Parish Council is now conducting a formal survey as part of a consultation exercise to feed into the Council’s bid to take over ownership of Holmfirth Civic Hall.  It is hoped the results of the survey (in conjunction with feedback from the public meeting) will give the Parish Council a better idea of the views of user groups and the wider community, on how the Civic Hall should be operated, managed and funded in the longer term.

The Parish Council’s aim is to take over ownership of Holmfirth Civic Hall and then set up a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (or similar not-for-profit organisation with charitable objectives) to be responsible for the Civic Hall’s future management.  Input is therefore vital, from as many people in the community (individuals, groups and businesses) as possible, to ensure the Civic Hall is retained as a community building, run by the community, for the community.  That is the primary aim of Holme Valley Parish Council, but we cannot achieve our goal without your help.

The Council would welcome your continued support and input (through the survey above) but if you have any additional ideas or suggestions to make, as to how the Civic Hall can become more sustainable, please contact the Clerk (via our Contacts page on this website).

Invitation to join Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Holme Valley Parish Council is seeking interested parties to join its Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to assist with the process of consulting the Holme Valley community and in writing the Neighbourhood Plan.  Interested parties must represent a local group, be prepared to communicate to and from that group and be able to commit to at least one evening per month for the next 18 months.

If you are interested, please email the Clerk (clerk@holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk) with your name, contact details, the group you represent and why you think your group should be part of the steering group.

There will be opportunities during the process to express your views if you do not feel being part of the steering group is relevant to you.

OVO Energy 2015 Tree Planting Programme

As part of the OVO Energy 2015 tree planting programme, we are pleased to be able to offer various varieties of trees to local community groups and organisations, to be planted in public open spaces (to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday).  These trees are provided free of charge and Holme Valley Council are happy to deliver them.

Please contact us by email or telephone if this is of interest to you.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Holme Valley Parish Council is planning to mark the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by hosting a tea-party on Saturday 14th May 2016.

We would like to invite all residents of the valley who are aged 90 within a year of 21st April 2016 to attend. For clarity, this is anyone who turned or is due to turn 90 between 22nd April 2015 and 20th April 2017.

Each person will be able to bring a companion and further details will follow nearer the time.

If you or someone you know has or will be celebrating their 90th birthday, please contact the Holme Valley Parish Council by Friday 11th March so an invitation can be arranged. Please write to the Council Offices, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth HD9 3JP or email to clerk@holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk providing the name of the invitee and a contact address.

River 2015 Charity Launch – Old Bridge Hotel, Holmfirth –  Thursday 4th February 2016 from 10am – 7pm

River 2015 have just achieved charitable status and they would like to invite you to join them at their launch to learn more about the Charity, their plans, to share your own ideas and find out how you can get involved.

10am – 7pm – General drop in

12am – 6pm – Special focus on partnership working

Tea and coffee will be provided courtesy of the Old Bridge Hotel

Their aim is to improve the River Holme and its tributaries from Holme to Huddersfield for leisure, learning, business and nature.

The Hall Trust Grants for 2016

The Trustees of the Hall Trust would be pleased to hear from young people who require financial assistance to attend short courses of an educational nature (art, drama, sport or outward bound, etc) or need special equipment for their studies.  To qualify you must be under 25 and live in the Austonley, Cartworth, Holme or Upperthong areas.

All enquiries to Bill Mackie
Telephone 686555
Email: williammackie@btinternet.com