Category Archives: Conservation

New Shepley War Memorial Group Meets

You may remember that thieves stole a couple of the bronze plaques from Shepley War Memorial back in the 1970s. The plaques commemorated those who had died during both world wars. One recently turned up at an auction in South West England after its recovery from the bottom of a lake. Villagers from different groups […]

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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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Shadow Economy Spokesman Attacks Quarry Expansion Plans

The shadow spokesman on the Kirklees economy has attacked ‘devastating’ plans by Marshalls’ Mono to extend their operations at Appleton Quarries, Shepley. Responding to the Kirklees Local Plan, Councillor John Taylor is refusing to support proposals which would allow the conglomerate to quarry next to the village of Birdsedge. Current plans would see Marshalls more […]

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Friends of Shepley Sledging Field

A new Facebook group – the Friends of Shepley Sledging Field – has been set up to draw attention to concerns over the future of the Sledging Field on Cliffe Road, Shepley. The field is under threat from developers despite its importance to youngsters and families across the local community – a much-loved recreational hot spot. Councillor […]

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Local Community Opinions Sought For Huddersfield Park Initiative

Farnley Estates, proud owner of around 1,500 acres of stunning countryside in South Huddersfield, England wants to create a rural park to preserve its financial future and to ensure that the area can be enjoyed by generations to come. E RADAR’s Will Roebuck suggests this could be the catalyst for transforming the South Pennines region […]

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An update on village conservation

Conservation News from Clare Francis. The summer, with its combination of warm weather and occasional rain storms, has resulted in the growth of a bumper berry crop. Many of the trees have survived, despite being overgrown by the surrounding plants, although some of the pear trees have sadly fallen victim to an insect pest. We […]

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Shepley Village Green Under Threat?

britain in bloom, village green

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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