Saturday, 8 September 2018

Kirklees Council newsletters

Here are the latest Kirklees Council newsletters:

Special Edition
What's been happening in Kirklees?

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Highlands of Home

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It’s back! The Kirklees Concert Season Orchestral events start on Thursday 20 September and we have a cracking opening concert for you. Returning to the concert hall with conductor Garry Walker, the Orchestra of Opera North perform Scottish-inspired gems along with a popular favourite, and former Classic FM Hall of Fame No.1, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with guest soloist Jack Liebeck.  
Find out a little bit more about the music you’ll hear below and click on the images to hear the music. 



Arnold - Four Scottish Dances

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Inspired by folk tunes and featuring a melody from one of Scotland’s national treasures Robert Burns, the dances are pure escapism to the Hebrides. These light-hearted dances evocatively pull the senses as a scenic panorama unfolds until the piece escalates into a whirlwind of tartan in a lively, full-bodied orchestral fling.


Debussy — Scottish March on a Popular Theme


Fanfare flourishes, coloured orchestration and lush harmonies. General Meredith Reid commissioned Debussy to create a march using traditional melodies from the Ross clan. Barely a march in its traditional context, Debussy’s contribution to our Scottish evening has a mysterious opening that progresses into a rousing finale.


Bruch — Violin Concerto No.1

We’re thrilled Jack Liebeck returns to perform one of the most popular violin concertos for you; Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. The dazzling virtuosic passages, the swelling sound of passion and intensity building towards the climactic finale - this concerto showcases the delicate abundant beauty of the string instruments, making the violin sing with every note.


Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 3

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In a sanctuary of inspiration, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 was born in the ruins of Holyrood chapel. Beautifully encapsulating each section of his Scottish tour, you can hear the barren landscapes of the heather-strewn hills, the dark and stormy weather met on the bleak hills and finally the eruption of sunlight on the mountain peaks as the full orchestra is finally unleashed in a radiant third movement. A fitting finale to our Scottish-inspired evening.                                        .


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NEW! - Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

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Huddersfield Town Hall, Sun 24th March 8pm

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a nationwide tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF. He's the host of the Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC 2, or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven't spoken to in a while.
As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central).  Tickets £22.50 and on sale from 10am Sat 8th September



NEW! - Tom Allen: Absolutely

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Cleckheaton Town Hall, Fri 2nd November 8pm

Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the country.  Due to phenomenal demand the tour has now been extended into the autumn of 2018. As seen on The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The Bake Off: The Professionals, Mock The Week, The Royal Variety Performance, The  Comedy Roast Battle, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute. Tickets £15 and on sale from today!



Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and Rock


Huddersfield Town Hall, Tue 9th April 7.30pmn

JASPER CARROTT - BEV BEVAN - GEOFF TURTON Phil Tree – Tony Kelsey – Abby Brant and introducing Suzi Woo. Stand Up & Rock is back….The 2019 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world.
Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper's mate has rock star credentials that most dream of…founding member of The Move and ELO Bev’s band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin Berries and Suzi Woo. So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs......making us laugh!! Tickets £25 and £30 and on sale now


An Evening With Billy Pearce

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Cleckheaton Town Hall, 23rd & 27th September 7.30pm

National treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most talented and best loved comedians & performers returns to Cleckheaton Town Hall this autumn with his adult show. Billy Pearce emerged from the fertile talent fields of Butlins in the mid 1980's. Multi Award winner Billy, has won just about every comedy award going, including a British comedy award, Solo comedian of the year, and Best television comedy newcomer at the London Palladium. Join Billy and his supporting cast for an evening of laughter with his new brilliant all singing, all dancing show! Tickets £15 with very limited availability



Robert White: The Tank Top Tour

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Huddersfield Town Hall, Thu 21st March 7.30pm

Robert White wowed the judges and viewers alike with his fast-paced comedy routines when he made the finals on this year's Britain’s Got Talent. He is now set to bring all that fun you saw on the TV live across the country as he announces his debut UK tour: The Tank Top Tour. With a suitcase full of his trademark vests, Robert will be travelling the UK with his unique, musical stand-up to 31 venues including Huddersfield Town Hall.
As the only gay, Aspergic, quarter-Welsh comic on the British comedy circuit, Britain’s Got Talent has helped to highlight Robert’s distinctive comedy genius. Known for his brilliant timing and anarchic performance style, Robert’s chaotic stage presence, improvisational skills and delivery saw him win the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. Tickets £19.50 and on sale now


Box Office: 01484 225755

Booking Fee: £1 per ticket, on tickets valued £12 or more

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A-Level pass rate higher than national average

Young people celebrate their exam results
Yesterday thousands of young people across Kirklees found out how they'd done in their A-Levels and vocational equivalents. Well done to everyone who got their results, and to all the hard working teachers too. 


Plans for a new leisure centre in the Spen Valley 

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Councillors will be asked to approve plans for a new leisure centre in the Spen Valley at a meeting on 21 August. The existing leisure centre was opened in 1969.


New primary school for Huddersfield

Plans for new school in Huddersfield
Next week Councillors will also be asked to approve plans to change the use of land close to the site of a new school in Huddersfield, to create playing fields and a car park.


3 ways we're making Kirklees more musical

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An ambitious project to make the most of our musical heritage has received a cash boost this week.


Tolson motorbike show set to be a roaring success

Motorcycle enthusiasts are gearing up for the hugely popular annual Tolson Museum Motorbike Show which will return this September. And this year, the star of the show may well come from inside the museum itself.


What's on our doorstep this weekend?

Cliffe House Classic Car Show
Cliffe House Classic Car Show - Saturday, 10-3pm 
Paws for a Cause - the Mayor's Charity Dog Show - Holmfirth - Saturday, 12-4pm 
Firefest Birkenshaw 2018 - Saturday 1-11pm 

Booking now...
Library Cartoon Caper Storywalks - next week in Slaithwaite, Golcar and Meltham 
Heritage Open Days - 6-9 and 13-16 September 
Sally Morgan (currently featuring in Celebrity Big Brother) - 29 March 2019 

And finally...

Poor bear
If you're going to see the new Christoper Robin film this weekend, don't blink during the bit where Pooh Bear is on the train. The scenes he looks out upon were filmed on the Pennine Hills, just outside Marsden!

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Our proposal for a new hospital unveiled

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In response to the local CCGs and Health Trust's plans for health care including accident and emergency provision; Kirklees Council has put forward an alternative cross party proposal for the people of Kirklees.

The proposal briefly includes:
  • The development of a new build hospital located within Kirklees.
  • Significant investment in prevention, staying well and helping people to manage their own health conditions effectively.  This includes investment in primary and community health care services, social care and voluntary sector capacity, all of which have seen significantly less focus and investment than the acute hospital sector.
  • Embracing digital technology and other opportunities to genuinely provide care closer to or in people’s own homes.
  • A willingness from the council to look at how it might be able to provide access to capital funding that supports this development.
  • That the exact configuration of services should be determined through a comprehensive review of all health and social care services and facilities across Kirklees including community provision
  • That the NHS continues to invest capital in the interim in both HRI and DDH given that the new build will take up to 10 years to become fully operational.

Learn more about the proposal


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Proposal for new hospital in Kirklees unveiled

A proposal to build a new hospital for people across Kirklees has been unveiled by a cross party group of senior councillors.

Read more about the proposals

Bid to bring rugby home

We’ve submitted a bid to bring rugby league home and attract games in both the men’s and women’s Rugby League World Cup. If successful, there could be several games across the district during the 2021 tournament.

Read about the bid 

New regulations improve standards for animals

The new regulations update the minimum welfare standards in licensed establishments. This includes dog breeders, pet shops, stables, animal boarding establishments and animal exhibits such as zoos.

Learn more about the changes

Working together to target illegal trade waste carriers

In response to an increase of trade waste being dumped in the area, we’ve been working with partners to identify illegal carriers of trade waste.  

Find out more about the exercise 


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Are they protected?

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Do you know a young person going to college or uni this autumn? Please check they're up to date with their vaccines. Especially those that protect against diseases that spread quickly in large gatherings – such as meningitis, septicaemia, and measles.

How to get vaccinated

Explore local treasures

Bagshaw Museum
Explore local treasures of every age, style and function, see hidden places and try out new experiences during the Heritage Open Days - all for FREE!

Where to visit?

Next stage of regeneration in Dewsbury

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Dewsbury's Heritage Action Zone will receive over £2million to bring heritage buildings back into use. The money will be used to create a package of grants, loans and rental guarantees for building owners and developers. 

Where is being improved?


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