Holme Valley Parish Council

Welcome to Holme Valley Parish Council

Notice of Casual Vacancy – Honley West Ward

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy has occurred in the Honley West Ward of the Holme Valley Parish Council, as a result of the resignation of Councillor Andrew Hampshaw.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986, if notice in writing of a request for the Election is received by the Returning Officer not later than the 21st day of June 2016.

The notice should be signed by ten electors from the Honley West Ward, giving their names and addresses, and should be sent to The Returning Officer, Electoral Services, 3-5 Albion Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NG by the above date.

Dated this 1st day of June 2016

Sally Barber, Clerk to the Council
Holme Valley Parish Council
Council Chamber, Council Offices
Huddersfield Road
Holmfirth
HD9 3JP

The future of Holmfirth Civic Hall

The survey has now closed but the Council would like to thank everyone who has given their views, both at the public meeting on 14 January 2016 and by completing the survey.

The Parish Council has now submitted its Business Case, to take over the ownership of the Civic Hall, for a Kirklees Council decision hopefully before Kirklees stops taking bookings (30 September 2016).  A wide variety of suggestions for future events and activities which could be held at the Civic Hall have been fed into the Business Plan and supporting documents which were submitted to Kirklees Council at the beginning of May 2016.  Thanks to your contributions through the survey, the Parish Council now has 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.

A copy of the Business Plan and supporting documents will be published on this website shortly.  Posters displayed at the public meeting in January are available by clicking on the links to a Public Dropbox folder:

Priorities of the Community Asset Transfer
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Key Stakeholders
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Our Aspirations
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The Competition
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Demand for space at the Civic Hall
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The CAT process
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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.

Although the survey has now closed, the Council would welcome your continued support and input so if 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.