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New Community Webstore For Shepley

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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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No ‘mandate’ required for future of Shepley Library

I read in the recent edition of the village magazine that a ‘mandate’ is required from villagers before any plans to safeguard the future of Shepley Library can be taken forward. This is not exactly the case and the confusion needs clearing up. The power to decide the future of the library building rests with […]

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Steering Group Set Up To Save Shepley Library

Villagers have agreed to set up a brand new community steering group to help safeguard the future of Shepley’s library building. The agreement was made at a special village meeting held in the library on Monday. We are now looking for more volunteers from across the community to join this group. Around 25 people attended […]

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No Magic Bullet To Save Shepley Library – Yet!

Villagers should be left in no doubt that next Monday’s meeting on the future of Shepley Library will be a watershed moment for deciding whether we keep the library building, or not. I don’t make any apologies for being frank and open with you about the challenges facing Shepley library. I’ve known many of you […]

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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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Roll Of Honour For Our Fallen

11th November is Armistice Day when ceremonies will be held all over the country to honour those that have died fighting for our freedom and way of life. This year is especially poignant as we reflect on the centenary of the start of World War I – the ‘Great War’. We are grateful to the […]

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Your Action Required On Ultrafast Broadband Initiative

I want to update local residents, businesses, public sector organisations and charities about the progress being made to bring ultrafast broadband into Shepley and surrounding areas. Kirklees Council has announced this week a deal with CityFibre which should see the installation of ultrafast, fibre optic broadband across the whole of Kirklees. The initiative, named The […]

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Rural Kirklees ‘DigiChampz’ Initiative Announced Nationally

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The Digital Policy Alliance has announced nationally its EU-funded initiative looking at how local communities can learn to use the Internet and modern technology to take full advantage of the global high growth digital economy. Shepley and the surrounding rural district in South Kirklees is the case study for the initiative, announced locally at Shepley First School […]

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