Category Archives: Groups and Activities

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 […]

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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 […]

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Shepley 10K Fun Run and Tractor Run 2016

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 […]

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New Quarry Liaison Group For Shepley

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 […]

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New Shepley History Society Launch

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: […]

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Village Association News November 2014

News from Shepley Village Association, November 2014 SHEPLEY VILLAGE ASSOCIATION – NOVEMBER UPDATE SHEPLEY LIBRARY We are in the process of forming the Community Interest Company and have invited those, who gave a positive response to the questionnaire and offer of their experience and skills, to form an oversight committee (still a few more people […]

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Update on future of Shepley Library

Shepley Village Association have been looking into the possibility of facilitating a Community Asset Transfer (CAT) of the Library building to a Community Interest Company (CIC) in an aim to save the library and more importantly a valuable village building and community asset that cannot be replaced once gone. The SVA meeting on the 30th […]

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Village Association News October 2014

News from the Shepley Village Association, October 2014 SHEPLEY VILLAGE ASSOCIATION – OCTOBER UPDATE  SHEPLEY LIBRARY On 30 September, we facilitated a well-attended meeting to discuss the possible future of our library building and services. The Chief Librarian spoke regarding Kirklees budget options and confirmed it is unlikely that the library will exist without community […]

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Two New Groups Created on Shepley Village

Two new community groups have been created on the Shepley Village website upon the request of local residents. They are Shepley Spring Festival and the Friends of Shepley First School. Setting up a group on the village website is a great way of managing your organisation’s relationship with the local community. The groups software has […]

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