News from the Hub February 2017

Shepley Library Reading Room

The latest news from The Shepley Hub, February 2017 1. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Annual renewal notices have been sent out to current Hub members. The standard membership fee is £10 per year, but concessions are available. If you would like to join the Shepley Hub, please contact Chris Ballam (email: or complete a membership form […]


PREPARED TO CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL THINKING? The Shepley Hub is a social enterprise for the people, by the people set up to save Shepley Library from closure. We are looking for speakers to discuss and debate controversial issues about life today. Please contact for further information on how you can get involved. Extract example below […]

Shepley Residents Urged To Challenge Marshalls Over Quarry Threat

Community action group BOLT is urging Shepley residents to block proposals to expand the size of a local quarry above the Sovereign, Shepley. Owner Marshalls Mono is looking to expand its operations across acres of unspoilt countryside behind the village of Birds Edge. The proposals are set out in the Kirklees Local Plan and will almost triple the […]

Kirklees Local Plan November 2016 Consultation

CONSULTATION ON KIRKLEES PUBLICATION DRAFT LOCAL PLAN AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY (CIL) Kirklees Council is contacting residents regarding the above documents. The Council prepared a Draft Local Plan document and a Community Infrastructure Levy (Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule) last year and consulted widely on these between November 2015 and February 2016. The council has taken into […]

No Messing – Report Dog Fouling Offenders In Shepley

NO MESSING Children will touch anything. Dog faeces can be harmful to human health and can cause blindness. An infection called Toxocara Canis can be caught if the waste is not removed immediately. Don’t just talk about it on social media. Do something about it too. Please report anyone who allows a dog to foul […]

Fond Reflections Of A Pennine Village

The Shepley Hub is running a new social history project with help from children, parents and staff at Shepley First School.  Named ‘Fond Reflections Of A Pennine Village’, the initiative will see children from Year 5 interviewing older members of the Shepley community about their life in the village. They want to hear all about their earliest […]

Shepley Launches New Local History Society

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 […]