Category Archives: Shepley Library

Footfall Figures Concerning Shepley Village Library

Outside of Shepley Library taken from Marsh Lane, Shepley

Next Monday’s Special Village Meeting on the village library will provide attendees with a stark reality check on the number of people currently using library and information services, as well as the library building itself. The official footfall figures are truly depressing, and are a lot less than the 24,000 person footfall we’d been working […]

Special Village Meeting on Shepley Library

A Special Village Meeting is taking place on Monday 8th December 2014, 7:30 pm to discuss the Village Library. Village Resident Will Roebuck sets out what he’d like to achieve from the meeting. In recent weeks there has been a fair amount of criticism, misinformation and concern in the village over the future of Shepley […]

Shepley Village Community Interest Company

Outside of Shepley Library taken from Marsh Lane, Shepley

The Village Community Association Committee is to recommend that a Community Interest Company (CIC) is formed as soon as possible, to take on the Asset Transfer of the Library building from Kirklees Council in order to protect the building for Shepley residents. The CIC would then become responsible for running the building, raising income to […]

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 […]

Greens propose support for Shepley Library costs

Kirkburton Green Party Councillors Derek Hardcastle and Robert Barraclough have proposed that Kirkburton Parish Council offers to contribute to the running costs for Shepley Library. A community led group in Shepley is being established to work with Kirklees to seek a Community Asset Transfer to ensure library services remain in the village. Councillor Derek Hardcastle […]

September 2014 Newsletter from Councillor Derek Hardcastle

The September 2014 newsletter from local Councillor Derek Hardcastle Dear Resident, My family and I would like to express our thanks to Dr Les Orme who has been our family doctor for almost 30 years. Prior to our current address we lived in Shepley at Bank Hall Grove and only moved as we needed a […]

Easter holiday Tour de France helmet competition at Shepley Library

Design a Tour de France Helmet for your favourite storybook character Kirklees Libraries are making sure that favourite storybook characters are ready for the Tour de France with a competition for young readers. Children aged up to 12 are invited to design a cycling helmet for their favourite storybook or fairytale character in a competition […]