Shepley Village Green Under Threat?

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The village green is at the heart of the village and has been used by villagers for many many years. In more recent years it is mostly remembered for the wonderful Christmas carol singing around the christmas tree with music provided by Shepley Band. During the rest of the year, the green provides a tranquil […]

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New Shepley Village Website

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You’ve waited in anticipation and it’s here at last. The new Shepley Village website.  Better still, it’s free to use! Now that’s something you don’t hear often. We’ve been working hard to bring you a dynamic, cutting-edge, social media-enabled website which everyone can use, share and enjoy with confidence. We’ll be tweaking the website over […]

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Shepley Co-op- the Decision

At the second Special General Meeting which was held in the Shepley Methodist Church on Wednesday 10th July 2013, attending members voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging with the Midlands Co-op. What choice did the members have? Very little really. The stark reality is that over a number of years Shepley co-op has faced decreasing […]

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Antisocial Litter in the Village

britain in bloom, village green

The contrast can’t be more obvious. The stunning display of daffodils in early Spring on Lane Head Road and the Sovereign have now been replaced with beer cans, McDonalds wrappers, and cigarette butts. Whilst Shepley may be on a major road artery and the Sovereign area may be industrial we do take some pride in […]

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Parking in Shepley

Parking in Shepley to do some shopping has been an issue for some time. With the village situated in a rural community many local residents need to drive and the woefully inadequate parking facilities in the village centre have not made things any easier. I understand the issue has caused some friction with managers at the […]

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Shepley Village Co-op

The co-op store in the village of Shepley has traded as the village store for more than 160 years. Unfortunately, due to changes in the way people shop, overall competition and an offer that no longer meets the real needs of the families in the village, the store has sadly been losing considerable amounts of […]

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Superfast Broadband – Update

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This afternoon I managed to avoid the showers as we knocked on doors and told people about the super fast broadband campaign for Shepley. The vast majority of people experience really poor broadband connection speeds and were on the whole, dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the service/connection speeds. A number of people worked from home […]

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Shepley Broadband – A Call To Action

The recent village questionnaire highlighted that many residents were understandably unhappy with the poor speed of broadband in the village. On Tuesday 30th April, the Denby Dale and Kirkburton Innovation Group held their latest meeting. There was a presentation, in conjunction with the Kirklees councillors, given by a company called Grey Skies who had an […]

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