NEXT - Ward Forum meeting will be 10th March 2015. Northowram Village Society incorporated in this meeting.
Held at Northowram Community Sports and Activity Club, Westercroft Lane, Northowram. 5.30pm for 6.00pm start.
Sad death of Alan Petford.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: MONDAY 2nd MARCH 2015. 1.00pm. St Chads Church, Uppermill, Saddleworth.
It is with great regret that we report the untimely death of Alan Petford a friend and founder member of the Northowram Historical Society. Alan had been unwell for a considerable period & had undergone intensive treatment and prolonged convalescence but seemed to be (cautiously) on the mend when visiting us to be at the November 2014 book launch.
.Alan was instrumental in getting the society membership tutored and on course to publish their two books. He was educated at Oxford and was Senior Lecturer in Local History at Leeds University. Not only did he become involved with the Northowram group but many other local history groups who also have benefited by his deep and extensive knowledge of the history of our area. He is sadly missed. G Bowers. Chairman. Northowram Historical Society.
News from Ward Forum held 10th December 2014.
Updates from the Northowram Village Society, Shelf Village Society, Policing and planning issues all available on the Northowram Village Society web page.
• CRIME FIGURES FOR NORTHOWRAM AREA
• £500 FROM THE WARD FORUM TO SPEND ON LOCAL PROJECTS
• QUEEN VICTORIA INN, LEO GROUP WIND TURBINES & STONE CHAIR FOOTBALL FIELDS - PLANNING UPDATES
War memorial service 11am on the 11th of the 11th 2014.
With thanks to the Scarecrow committee for the pictures and notes.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com 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.
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