Shepley Residents Urged To Challenge Marshalls Over Quarry Threat

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]