Welcome to Holme Valley Parish Council
Tidy Trader 2013 Award Ceremony – Monday, 9 December 2013
The Parish Council is proud to run the Annual Tidy Trader Initiative and this year’s Award Ceremony will be held at 8.30pm on Monday, 9 December 2013 (immediately after the full Council with Finance & Management meeting) in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Holmfirth. A faith supper will be provided by Members and the Clerk, after the presentations.
Earlier in the year, Members of the Parish Council judged the cleanliness and attractiveness of shop fronts in Holmfirth town centre and Honley village centre. This was as part of the Tidy Trader Initiative, originally funded by Kirklees Council’s Valley Area Committee, in conjunction with its In Bloom competition. However, earlier this year, at the request of the Area Committee, the Parish Council took over the running of the Initiative and judging took place in Summer 2013.
Members of the Parish Council feel that it is vitally important for all traders to give their shop fronts a sweep every day and to keep everything looking tidy, to help to make the town centre look nice. As in most towns and villages, litter is a common problem – usually cigarette butts and takeaway wrappers which get blown about – so it is hoped that if the town centre looks tidy, people will be less likely to throw rubbish down.
At the Award Ceremony on Monday, annual and personalised Tidy Trader trophies – funded by the Parish Council – will be presented to the first prize winners in each of the two categories of Holme Valley North and Holme Valley South Awards. Certificates will be presented to the first, second and third prize winners in each category.
Disruption to bus service 314 due to road works – Monday 16 to Friday 20 December 2013 – 9.30am to 3.30pm each day
Notice from WYPTE Metro
On the above dates/times Woodhead Road will be closed for resurfacing. As a result 314 will not be able to run beyond Holmfirth Bus Station.
A free minibus, operated by JRT, will run from Holmfirth Bus Station to serve both Holmbridge and Holme at the times shown below.
Due to the nature of the works, the dates shown, which have been given to Metro by Kirklees Highways, are approximate only and the road may re-open before or after the date given.
H7 will operate normally.
Holme 0930 1000 1530
Holmfirth arr. 0942 1012 until 1542
Holmfirth dep. 0943 1013
Holme 0955 1025
Notice of conclusion of the audit and right to inspect the
Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2013
Section 14 of the Audit Commission Act 1998
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/817)
The audit of accounts for the Council for the year ended 31 March 2013 has been concluded.
The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of the Holme Valley Parish Council on application to:
Mrs Sally S Barber, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Council Chamber, Council Offices
The office is open 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding public holidays), when any local government elector may make copies of the Annual Return.
Copies will be provided to any local government elector on payment of £1 for each copy of the Annual Return.
Holme Valley Bus Network Review Feedback
In April this year, following extensive consultation and feedback, changes were made to bus services in the Holme Valley. West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive would now like to know what bus users think of the revised bus services.
The main changes were:
- Faster more direct services between Hepworth, Scholes and Holmfirth to Huddersfield.
- Standardisation of the big bus routes at all times of the day/week
- Withdrawal of services from the railway station (as funding for this extension from Government had expired and it was not commercially viable)
- More buses serving the Holme Valley Hospital
- A revised minibus network in Holmfirth:
- More frequent buses between Brockholes and Thongsbridge to Holmfirth.
- More direct service between Holmfirth, Meltham and Slaithwaite
- New service for Hade Edge and Sheffield Road
WYPTE is in the process of writing to all those who responded to previous consultations regarding bus services in the Holme Valley. They want to know what you think about the changes made, good and bad – they want a balanced view and will then reflect on what you have told them and will publish their response.
They are also holding a number of public consultation drop-in events during September, where First and Metro staff will be available to answer questions and listen to suggestions.
|Friday 6 September||
10:00 – 14:00
|Morrisons, Station Street, Meltham|
|Thursday 12 September||
10:00 – 14:00
|Holmfirth Library & Information Centre|
|Monday 16 September||
10:00 – 18:00
|Honley Library, West Avenue|
Further information can be found on Metro’s website. The website also includes an on-line survey.
A poster, provided by WYPTE, also provides further details:
Holme Valley Poster 30_8_13
At the Annual Council Meeting on 20 May 2013, the new Chairman, Cllr Greg Christofi, was appointed. He is supported by Cllr Mrs Mandy Walker, as Vice Chairman. Throughout the civic year, the Chairman, Vice Chairman and other Members of the Council will attend various civic events (arranged by Kirklees Council and parish/town councils in the district or neighbouring towns and villages).
If you would like the Chairman and/or Vice Chairman to attend your event, please contact the
Clerk. There may even be funding available to support your community group or activity (see Grants page).
23 November 2013 – Brass Factor Concert
Further details to be publicised in due course.
Chairman to attend.
AUTUMN 2013 ‘VALLEY VOICE’ NEWSLETTER
Click here to download your personal copy of the most recent Holme Valley Voice newsletter.
Valley Voice Newsletter – Autumn 2013
• The Chairman’s Report.
• The Council’s proposals regarding the production of a Neighbourhood Plan.
• Commemoration of the Centenary Anniversary of World War I (2014-2018).
• Celebration of the Yorkshire Grand Depart – Le Tour de France 2014
• Presentation of the Council’s first Exceptional Achiever’s Award
To download the previous edition, which was a double version incorporating the Council’s Annual Report, click here: Valley Voice Newsletter (Summer 2013) and Annual Report 2012-13
You can download previous newsletters from our archive here.