Shepley Launches New Local History Society

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Villagers have launched a new community group in Shepley to showcase the rich history and heritage of the village. They launched The Shepley History Society at a meeting on 21st September in the village library. Local historian David Billington was guest of honour as he discussed his book Shepley: Believe It Or Not. Published some […]

Shepley 10K Fun Run and Tractor Run 2016

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A strong crowd turned out at Shepley Cricket Club over the weekend to support the Shepley 10K Fun Run and the new Tractor Run. Organisers were concerned about the weather. They need not have worried. The sun was out all day as tractors left the field at 10am and race goers got ready for the fun […]

New Quarry Liaison Group For Shepley

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Shepley Village Association is part of a new community-wide quarry liaison group set up to work with local aggregates company Marshalls Mono. The move comes following a wave of criticism from local residents about the company’s operations at Appleton Quarries in Shepley. Residents have long complained about the noise, dirt and general inconvenience from quarrying operations, including […]

New Shepley History Society Launch

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The Shepley Hub is launching a new history society. The group will promote the region’s rich heritage whilst aiming to increase footfall in the library. The inaugural meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2016 @7pm in Shepley Library. Local historian David Billington will launch the group with a talk about his book Shepley: […]

A Beer Fit For Kirklees Mayor

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IT’S A BEER FIT FOR A MAYOR! The Shepley Hub recently hosted a beer tasting evening in the library with local micro brewery entrepreneurs and the Beer Shack in Scissett. The new Kirklees mayor Councillor Jim Dodds attended the event. As a result, he commissioned one young entrepreneur – Ryan Stoppard – to brew him […]

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

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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 […]