The Open Day this year is on 13th August at 2.00 pm with afternoon tea. We pray that God will bless us as we come together to thank Him for His goodness to us over the 37 years we have had Heatherwood. We have had several Away Days at the Barn. The Crib Service is always well attended and the children love being involved and we have some regulars booked in for this year. The Quiet Garden is getting neglected so we hope to have some work done on that soon.
The Cottage at Lane Ends is still very much in use for the Self Help Group which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 1.0pm till 3.0pm. We meet to share our stress and anxiety. Lynda leads us in thinking positively about life and gives us “tools” to help. The group has now run for 16 years and has helped many people on their journey in life. Anyone with anxiety and depression is very welcome.
Counselling for all kinds of problems, and, for those who need a listening ear, come to off load. Sessions can be booked by ringing Jean’s mobile 07887853154.
Quiet Days can be booked at the cottage for 10 or fewer people; more than 10 come to the Barn at the Centre. We are very pleased to have people from churches and groups who come to enjoy the fresh air and countryside. It is a good place to reflect on life and the work they do together to build up their team and their work for God.
Prayer and Space. The cottage has a good feel. We have regulars who come to pray and to seek God’s guidance for their work for the Kingdom.
Sheep We are really grateful to Andrew who keeps his sheep at the farm; their baaing gives us a warm country, back to nature, feeling.
We wish you every blessing and hope to see you on 13th August 2.00pm. Jean Hoggard.
Notes form the meeting for the formation of a Local Development Forum group.
Held on the 6th March at Shelf Club. This meeting was organised by Peter Caffery, a local councillor and was backed by some of the Calderdale Council representatives who had background knowledge of what was required.
There was a good turnout of residents from both Shelf and Northowram. A group was required with a minimum of 21 people to be able influence future development in both areas of the Ward Forum. This would mean that developers could not over run the agreed plans of the elected Local Development Forum group. The audience had a chance to voice any concerns and to understand the situation in more detail, there was a show of hands to find out how many were interested in supporting the formation of a group. The conclusion of the meeting allowed people to register an interest. More people are still needed. CAN YOU BE INVOLVED? Please contact Peter Caffery email: councillor.PCaffrey@calderdale.gov.uk
Historical Society AGM and Presentation report. Held 17th March 2016.
Read the notes concerning the fourth AGM of the Northowram Historical Society and presentations - History page.
Northowram Historical Society research group summer meetings now available for new members.
These meetings are held at Heywood Church lower meeting room on Wednesday evenings, start time is 7.30pm. The next evening research group sessions are scheduled from 13th April to 22nd June 2016. Everyone welcome. £3 per session includes tea/coffee and biscuits. There is FREE access to the internet.
Notes from the Northowram Village Society Meeting held 24th November 2015.
This meeting was a 'make or break' for the society. A new chairman was needed to be able to carry on in its current format, otherwise changes had to be made. READ MORE
Ward Forum notes from meeting held 7th December 2015.
A very good turn out of residents from both Northowram and Shelf. A presentation by West Yorkshire Trading Standards informed everyone of the types of 'scams' that they could be taken in by. Policing matters were covered by Shawn Hartley, speed gun results were explained. Still issues over speeding in certain areas that need to be addressed. The Local Plan was discussed with a map of proposed development areas marked on it. This is available to see at Halifax townhall 17th November. Other details are on Calderdale web site.
Next meeting 23rd March Northowram Community Centre, Westercroft Lane.
NORTHOWRAM BOWLING CLUB
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME.
Why not come along and join us. Whether you're an experienced bowler or a beginner and just fancy giving it a try, all are welcome! It's a great game and enjoyed by people of all ages, both male and female. If you are interested just give us a call.
Secretary - Northowram BC
Meeting notes from Ward & Northowram Village Society - 10th March 2015. Northowram Village Society incorporated in this meeting.
Held at Northowram Community Sports and Activity Club, Westercroft Lane, Northowram. Read more.
Please help make this site a one stop place for villagers to find out about all activities that are happening in our area.
This site was funded by the Northowram Village Society and the Northowram Historical Society to help in promoting the activities and issues that affect village life. As it has grown it was felt that other activities and businesses could use this site to direct people to their own site or just to advertise their presence.
Feedback has been fantastic from those who believe it is working for the village together with interaction from community groups and leaders it has meant a constant flow of information. We know there are areas we could promote better and will work towards increasing the content, but we also need YOUR help by supplying any relevant information you require to communicate to villagers as this is a non profit making site and relies on a constant update of viable information.
Since 7th March 2011 when the site was launched we have had 2500 pages looked at with nearly 1000 people looking at the site and over 300 returning regularly to look at it, and that is without advertising the site. We have also achieved a first page rating when putting Northowram in the search box in Google.
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