Shepley War Memorial Saga Takes Another Turn

The Police are speaking to the Friends of Shepley group following their latest rant on social media. Last week group leaders accused villagers of vandalising the box hedging around the war memorial in Shepley. They posted pictures of the alleged damage in their Facebook group and demanded to know who was responsible. However, it now […]

Voices of Reason In Shepley

The Website Editors want to thank the many residents in Shepley who have contacted us following our recent article about the Friends of Shepley Facebook Group. We greatly appreciate your support in trying to navigate through an emotionally-charged issue. Facebook is in meltdown due to the way people have manipulated information to suit their own […]

Villagers Demand Apology Over Playground Fiasco

Photo credit: Examiner Villagers are demanding an apology from the Friends of Shepley after the group accused ‘certain’ people in the village of complaining about a playground they’d built close to the War Memorial. Last week council workers removed the play equipment because of fears over safety. This led to a tirade of abuse from […]

Shepley pays tribute to BBC Political Editor Len Tingle

Photo Credit: York Press We are all sorry to hear about the recent death of Len Tingle, the BBC’s Political Editor. Len has died at the age of 63 after being diagnosed with cancer a year ago. We couldn’t let his passing go without comment. The Shepley Hub and Shepley Village Association were both delighted […]

Local MP Reflects On World Autism Week

In her April 2018 newsletter, local MP Paula Sherriff discusses the importance of World Autism Week. It’s been a busy few weeks! In Parliament I’ve been questioning government ministers on police funding, child and adolescent mental health services, homelessness in our towns and villages and the quality of local public transport amongst other issues. Here […]

Friends of Shepley propose new Youth Club

The Friends of Shepley have announced new proposals for a youth club in the village. They want to use the council-owned recreation field and memorial wood to run outdoor activities over the Summer months. They are asking local residents to lend their support and volunteer a few hours of their time to supervise members. Previous […]

Children and Online Gaming

Today, even more children and young adults are playing games online. Parents may have concerns over how these games may impact upon their kids. The UK Safer Internet Centre regularly delivers online safety training sessions to pupils, parents and teachers. Recently the centre has noticed an increasing number of young people talking about the game […]

The Law and Community Interest Companies

Several people have asked us to explain and clarify the law on Charitable Trusts and Community Interest Companies. They want to ensure that all groups representing the village community are (1) inclusive to everyone; (2) transparent; (3) fair and (4) open to public scrutiny. We raise their concerns as a matter of public interest and […]

The law and Charitable Trusts

Several people have asked us to explain and clarify the law on Charitable Trusts and Community Interest Companies. They want to ensure that all groups representing the village community are (1) inclusive to everyone; (2) transparent; (3) fair and (4) open to public scrutiny. We raise their concerns as a matter of public interest and […]