Community and voluntary groups, charities, businesses and local residents are warmly invited to the meeting of Huddersfield District Committee on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 at 7pm at Huddersfield Town Hall.
At the meeting a range of interesting topics are being discussed, including a presentation on the progress of the Huddersfield town centre programme of activities recently funded by the District Committee.
The Chair, Cllr Sheikh Ullah said: “The Committee asked local residents last year for their ideas on how we could help generate footfall into the town centre and talk up the town. We listened and we acted on what you said and went on to fund £53k worth of activities which seek to add a level of animation to the town, that celebrate the spoken word and add colour to the town, we now invite you back to hear more about how they are progressing.”
The Service Standards for Huddersfield District parks and open spaces will also be shared, followed by a presentation from the Parks and Green Spaces Volunteer Co-ordinator and a representative from Natural Kirklees. They are looking to work with communities to promote the use and care of greenspaces. These spaces provide a range of recreational activities for communities and are home for wildlife to the public.
The Chair, Councillor Sheikh Ullah would also like to personally thank on behalf of the Committee all the community groups who have received grants over the last year and delivered a range of interesting and engaging activities across the Huddersfield district.
Cllr Ullah said: “Because we have far less money to spend, we are having to completely change as a council what we do and how we do it and that means supporting communities to do more for themselves and each other. The help we’ve been able to give to local groups has been one way of assisting them to achieve greater things for their neighbourhoods and the Committee want to acknowledge the time they give to improve their local areas.”
A number of grant funding requests have also been submitted by local community organisations for consideration, alongside other applications for funding from the district committee budget.
For more information please contact Cheryl Reid, Area and Neighbourhood Co-ordinator on 01484 221000 or email Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org .
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