Category Archives: Shepley Hub CIC

News from the Hub March 2017

The latest news from The Shepley Hub, March 2017 TOP NEWS The UK’s top credit union has opened an outreach service each Thursday afternoon in Shepley Library, between 1300 and 1530. The South Yorkshire Credit Union is now providing free banking and other financial services to local people, community groups and businesses across the South […]

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News from the Hub February 2017

Shepley Library Reading Room

The latest news from The Shepley Hub, February 2017 1. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Annual renewal notices have been sent out to current Hub members. The standard membership fee is £10 per year, but concessions are available. If you would like to join the Shepley Hub, please contact Chris Ballam (email: or complete a membership form […]

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Fond Reflections Of A Pennine Village

The Shepley Hub is running a new social history project with help from children, parents and staff at Shepley First School.  Named ‘Fond Reflections Of A Pennine Village’, the initiative will see children from Year 5 interviewing older members of the Shepley community about their life in the village. They want to hear all about their earliest […]

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A Beer Fit For Kirklees Mayor

IT’S A BEER FIT FOR A MAYOR! The Shepley Hub recently hosted a beer tasting evening in the library with local micro brewery entrepreneurs and the Beer Shack in Scissett. The new Kirklees mayor Councillor Jim Dodds attended the event. As a result, he commissioned one young entrepreneur – Ryan Stoppard – to brew him […]

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New Community Webstore For Shepley

A deliciously moist fruited tea loaf, steeped in Yorkshire Tea.

The new Shepley Hub CIC is investigating the business case for setting up an online webstore to help raise the ongoing funds needed to keep the library open in the village. The proposals would see the webstore managed and run by volunteers looking to develop their own digital and online business skills. This reflects the […]

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New CIC Announces Trustee Responsibilities

Trustees from the new Shepley Hub CIC met on 22nd June to discuss ongoing plans to transfer Shepley’s current library building into community ownership. Representatives from Kirklees Council’s Library and Information Services were also present at the meeting, and continue to work with trustees to ensure library services are protected in the village. CIC Governance […]

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New Community Hub for Shepley Library

A new group has been set up to bring Shepley’s library building into community ownership. The Shepley Hub is a community interest company which aims to save Shepley Library from probable closure in 2017. Below are the minutes from the meeting held on Wednesday 14 January 2015 at Shepley Library Attendees: Sue Whimpenny; Kathryn Harrison; Angela Proud; […]

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