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Art, craft and messy playgroup at Heywood URC on 12th September called Little Squigglers

The group will be held on Friday mornings during term time from 11am until 11.55am and is for children from walking age to 4 years. People can either e-mail me on this address or call 07551 892220 for more information.

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Proposed Sports ground and facilites below Stone Chair roundabout.
There is concern from a number of residents due to a new application that has been received by Calderdale Planning for a proposed clubhouse with indoor sports hall, changing facilities and football pitches with car parking and associated works. The application number is 14/00561/FUL and was received on the 2nd May 2014. It is advised that anyone who would like to comment on this application do so via the Calderdale web site. The next Northowram Village Society will no doubt be discussing this proposed development. The next meeting will be advised soon.

Leo Group propose three smaller wind turbines.
I think we all knew that the Leo Group would continue with a revised application for wind turbine power at their location on the top of Swales Moor...read more.

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Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum meeting Notes including Crime Figures
The meeting held on Tuesday 17th June 2014. St Michael & All Angels Junior School. It was well attended by both Northowram and Shelf residents.
Read more on the Village Society page.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THE 2014 SCARECROW EVENT A GREAT SUCCESS - YOU CAN SEE PICTURES OF THE 2014 SCARECROWS ON THE SCARECROW PAGE

PICTURES OF 2014 SCARECROWS NOW ONLINE.

THE 2014 SCARECROW WINNERS:-

1st place The wedding day , Sarah Dawber
2nd place , Oz the yellow brick road , Angela Wright
3rd place, The fireman, Phil Turner
4th place, Meet the neighbours , Pauline Turner.

DETAILS OF HOW TO COLLECT YOUR PRIZE ARE ON THE SCARECROW PAGE.

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The dedication of the War Memorial took place on 5th May 2014 in front of a large crowd. More pictures on the scarecrow pages.
SCARECROW EMAIL ADDRESS: northowramscarecrows@hotmail.co.uk
Meeting notes added for recent committee meeting. Click here

Post Office moves to new address.
You can find the Post Office counter in the Towngate stores. The old Post Office is now closed. This is the end of an era as the Post Office has been situated at the corner of Lydgate from the 1900's. Thanks to Richard for his service to all Northowram customers over the years.

Notes from Ward Forum meeting held 19th March 2014
Main stories can be read on the Village Society page:-
• Policing in the Village
• Moving Forward with the Local Neighbourhood Plan
• Lumbrook Wind Turbine Planning Application

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Planning application refused for wind turbines on the top of Shibden Valley skyline!
The Planning Committee decided on Tuesday 3rd December, by a unanimous vote, to refuse permission for the massive wind turbines on swales Moor overlooking Shibden Valley.We will have to wait to see what the Leo Group decide to do next. More to follow if this planning application resumes.

Update from the Northowram Village Society AGM meeting held 7th Nov 2013.
Notes from the meeting can be read on the NVS page. Click here.

Northowram Historical Society Events Calendar 2014.
The latest Northowram Historical Society Events are now listed for 2014. Click here.

Theft of expensive road bikes in village
In the early hours of Saturday 16th Three expensive road bikes were stolen from Harwin Close, Northowram. If anyone knows anything about the theft there is a reward available. Please contact: info@northowram.org or the local police. The bikes are easily recogniseable: 1. LYNSKEY R340 silver frame with black forks. Dura Ace components and hand built wheels, Mavic CPX 33's. Columbus forks. 2. FORT bike with white frame and black forks. Flat handbars that curve up to look like bull horns. Shimano gears. 3. AERON by Ridley, black and silver frame, black forks and mudguards. Shimano components and wheels. All bikes have Bontrager computers and would only fit a 6 foot plus rider.
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Update notes from the Scarecrow Event
The 2nd Northowram Scarecrow Event has been a fabulous success. This is a community wide event and involves all the local businesses, community groups including churches, school and Scouts. Many of these groups made this year’s event an opportunity to fundraise for their own causes and made a donation to the Scarecrow Community Fund. All monies raised will be used to benefit/improve the village community...read more.

Are you interested in more housing developments in Northowram?
If living here means a lot to you and the increase of housing, traffic and the overload of the infrasructure of the village is going to change the future shape of life in this area, then you need to get involved. Click here

 

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.

It is our objective to get local businesses and activites promoted. The only fees apply to small ads and this money helps in keeping the site active. Our next objective is to promote the site to ALL villagers, so this will be the most cost effective way to reach customers and villagers alike. You can contact us at:-
info@northowram.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Subscriptions for the new 'History of Northowram Township from 1800' book NOW CLOSED.
The new book will now be available for purchase on the first week of November 2014. £25 for a 500 page superb book! Read more.

Landslide at Stump Cross - 1856.
A new history story on the History page.

Report for the Northowram History Society Walk and Talk, Shibden Park area.
The Northowram History Society held a Walk and Talk at Shibden Park on Thusrday eveniny 15th May. There was a large tiurnout for the event on an evening blessed by good weather. The start of the walk was at the site of the Old Industrial School, it then went down to Breakneck where Chris Bateman talked about mining in the area. from there it went up towards Lower Brear where a brief history of this area including Upper Brear and the house at Maypole were given by walk leader Mike Beecham. The final part of the eveniong finished in the Park with a history of Shibden Hall, anne Lister and some of the features of the park land.

NSPCC its work in the past in Northowram.
Here are two stories published in the Halifax Guardian at the turn of the 20th century.Read more

Old Pictures of specific places in Northowram wanted. Yew Tree Inn & Godley Bridge
We have had a request for some places of interest in the old Northowram township. Do you know of any old and early pictures of the Yew Tree Inn on Northowram Green? Or do you have an image of the old bridge at the top to Godley. The bridge in place is dated 1901, we would like to know if anyone has a picture of the previous bridge? Please let Mike Beecham know by email to: history@northowram.org

Nature Watch
New sighting in the area. Click here. Want to see Bullfinches, Redpolls, Longtail Tits and Siskins, all easy to photograph?

Northowram Fields Cricket Club update.
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Research help for members required, world wide help required.
September 2011
We have various research projects going on now we are in full swing, with members focusing on various aspects of Northowram history such as mining, quarrying, Godley Cuttings and Stump Cross to name a small amount.

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The beauty of the world wide web is that hopefully we can come to the attention of those out there who have some gems of knowledge or artifacts that can help add that extra value to our finished projects...read more

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New views of the village are added at regular intervals, take a look on OUR VILLAGE NOW link

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Revised opening times for the Northowram Library
Please check the revised opening times for the library. Click here.

ARE YOU A BUSINESS IN NORTHOWRAM?
Pass on your details and you can be on the site for free and have access to over 1000 customers regular users of this site.

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Ward Forum newsletter avilable to read.
New events and articles from around our area including useful information to help you and your family. Click the link to get there.http://halifaxnorthandeast.com/

Latest updates from West Yorkshire Police web site...101 non emergency number!

When it's not an emergency...101 is now the number to call to contact the police when it's not an emergency. 101 is available 24 hours a day. Use 101 for: My car has been stolen, my property has been vandalised, I want to talk to someone about crime, I suspect someone is selling stolen goods, I suspect drug dealing in my neighbourhood, My phone has been stolen and I need a crime number. In an emergency always call 999.

Link to Police crime action page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
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