Have Your Say On The Shepley Plan

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SHEPLEY VILLAGE ASSOCIATION has begun what more than 4000 other villages up and down the country have done already and that is to create a ‘Community Led Plan’ (CLP). The Association is asking local residents, community groups, businesses and public sector bodies to provide their thoughts and opinion on the current needs, services and opportunities for […]

How to be a good neighbour


LONELINESS, SOCIAL ISOLATION, AND LIVING ALONE are on the increase. Shepley Village Association welcomed speakers from charities AGE UK and MENCAP to its latest monthly meeting. Members discussed how local communities can work together to address this growing problem in an age when communities are changing, people are leading busier lives, and the social Internet […]

Broadband – A Necessity Not A Luxury


Shepley is due to get BT broadband by September 2016. But we will still rely upon copper wires to deliver ‘superfast’ connectivity into our homes and businesses. Shepley resident and business owner Karl Ward demands to know why the authorities still continue to leave us in the broadband Dark Ages in 21st century Britain. If you […]

Shadow Economy Spokesman Attacks Quarry Expansion Plans


The shadow spokesman on the Kirklees economy has attacked ‘devastating’ plans by Marshalls’ Mono to extend their operations at Appleton Quarries, Shepley. Responding to the Kirklees Local Plan, Councillor John Taylor is refusing to support proposals which would allow the conglomerate to quarry next to the village of Birdsedge. Current plans would see Marshalls more […]

September 2015 Report From Shepley Councillor Taylor


Councillor John Taylor provides us with his regular monthly report which includes roads, footpaths, grants, planning applications, bus stops, the library hub and more. There is a lot to update on this month again, looks like the village likes to keep me busy! I’ll start as I did last month with a few Highways matters. […]

Major Boost To Shepley Superfast Connectivity Bid


Councillor Robert Barraclough (Green) advises Shepley Village that Kirklees Council has now secured more funding to roll out superfast broadband across the region. You can find details of the latest Press Release below. This means that Shepley now stands to gain superfast broadband soon for residents, community groups and businesses alike. But, we must still […]

New Community Webstore For Shepley

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The new Shepley Hub CIC is investigating the business case for setting up an online webstore to help raise the ongoing funds needed to keep the library open in the village. The proposals would see the webstore managed and run by volunteers looking to develop their own digital and online business skills. This reflects the […]