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Engaging local businesses in Dalton 2nd Networking Event

Dalton Ward Councillors alongside Dalton Together (a community partnership organisation based in the Dalton Ward) invited local businesses (small, medium to large) to join us between 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 12th March 2024 to find out how the Council and its partners can best support and profile our business community.

What was the purpose of the event?

The event provided an opportunity for us to explore how we may work more closely together and meet the needs of our local businesses as well as aiming to better connect our local businesses to the wider community.

Was the event successful?

Thank you to all of the businesses that turned up to our event making the day a huge success!

Overall we had 20 businesses whom attended the event ranging from large companies to sole traders and those in between from various sectors.

The Bread and Butter Thing

The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) has started operating out of the Dalton/Rawthorpe Library from the 16th May 2022 and happens every Monday. This is available for all residents living within the Dalton Ward!

Volunteers Needed

We are wanting to encourage our local residents to be part of a pool of helpers so we can run this weekly food service (52 weeks of the year) .

If you know anyone who might be interested in getting involved and helping run this exciting food project please fill out our volunteer expression of interest form located here https://daltontogether.co.uk/volunteer-form/.

Please note that volunteers can also be members of Bread and Butter initiative.

Download Flyers

BreadAndButterFlyer.pdf

Christmas Magic Appeal – 2023

Can you help us to bring a little “Christmas Magic” to households in need across the Dalton Ward by by donating:

  • New unwrapped toys and gifts suitable for babies to 2 years olds, 2 year olds to 4 year olds, 5 year olds to 8 year olds, 8 to 11 year olds, 11 to 18 year olds (males and females)
  • Selection boxes
  • Family boxes of chocolates and biscuits
  • Chocolate log cakes and mince pies
  • Crisps and Nibbles E.g. Pringles

If you are wanting to donate please can you complete our online Christmas Magic – Donation Form 2023 form located at the bottom of this webpage. Please make sure that goods can last throughout December and any gifts come unwrapped and are new.

Donations for goods and toys to be delivered by 5th Dec to Moldgreen United Reformed Church, 319 Old Wakefield Rd, Moldgreen, Huddersfield HD5 8AA (for the attention of Sue Carter).

Thank You!

A big thank you goes out to Syngenta, Ministry of the United Reformed Church and the Dalton Ward Councillors for supporting our Christmas Magic Appeal this year. We would also like to thank everyone who contributes towards our appeal through volunteering and donations.

Monetary Donations

Any monetary donations can be made through a BACS transfer directly to Dalton Together. Please mark the donations reference as “Christmas Magic Appeal 2023”.

Sort code: 60-83-01

Account number: 20417615

Account name: Dalton Together

Donation Reference: “Christmas Magic Appeal 2023”

To refer a family please complete the Christmas Magic Referral form 2023 (in red below)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking to donate to our Christmas Magic Appeal please complete the Donation Form 2023 form located at the bottom of this webpage.

Please ensure this form is fully completed and returned no later than the 17th November. 

There will be no planned delivery service again this year so it is important that you make arrangements for the individual families to collect their Goody Bags on the 15th December themselves between 10.00am and 12.00pm from Moldgreen United Reformed Church, 319 Old Wakefield Rd, Moldgreen, Kirkburton, Huddersfield HD5 8AA – or you, as the referrer, can pick it up on their behalf during this time slot. Thank You.

You can download the referral form HERE – ChristmasMagic2023ReferralForm.docx

Please send this referral form back to Sue Carter by 17th November via email at s.carter922@btinternet.com any queries please email or call 07834 590446.

You can download our donation flyer HERE ChristmasMagic2023DonationFlyer.pdf

Thank you for helping us deliver our Christmas Magic Appeal this year!

Christmas Magic Appeal – Donation Form 2023

  • Interest in Future events:

  • Sponsoring local teams or activities, helping to secure and maintain Ward facilities such as Defibs, green areas, local tidy up campaigns?
    I consent to my personal/business information being kept for the purpose of managing my interest with Dalton Together.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY

Warm Spaces in the Dalton Ward 2023

Please find below a useful resource outlining FREE warm spaces across the Dalton Ward. Please contact any provision prior to travelling.

Warm-Spaces-Dalton-Ward

Warm Spaces Resource Download

WarmSpacesDalton.pdf

Dalton Together “Together We Make Good Things Happen” Celebration Event

Dalton Together welcomed Dalton Ward residents (of all ages), local community groups/volunteers, partner organisations and services to attend our “Together we make good things happen” celebration event which happened on Wednesday 9th March 2022.

A big thank you to all of the residents, local community groups/volunteers, partner organisation and services that were in attendance, making this a successful and enjoyable evening. A special thank you goes to TSL Volunteering Kirklees for helping to organise the event.

What happened at the event

  • We celebrated the amazing work local groups and volunteers undertook during this pandemic in our community.

  • Made local residents aware of community activities on offer and volunteering opportunities on their doorstep.

  • Refreshments and light buffet lunch provided to everyone in attendance.

  • 29 organisations/services!

  • Interactive activities from services.

  • Lots of freebies to take home on the day including Aldi gift cards for residents.

Residents and Organisation Feedback

  • 100% of residents said they enjoyed the event!

  • 82% of residents said they will try something new because of this event.

  • 100% of organisations said the event was useful for networking.

  • 83% of the organisations in attendance rated the event as excellent.

To see all of the feedback from residents and organisations in attendance click the download below.

DaltonTogetherEventFeedback.docx

Who Attended the Event!

Please take a look at all the amazing activities and services on offer throughout our community!

Gardening and Environmental

Thank you to Grow To School, Growing Works and Environmental Projects in Kirklees (EPIKS) for showcasing your amazing offers to our residents.

Children and Families

Thank you to YCC (Yorkshire Children’s Centre), PCAN (Parents of Children with Additional Needs Making a Difference in Kirklees), Yorkshire Band of Hope Union, Uniform Exchange, Home-Start Kirklees and the Huddersfield Town Foundation for showcasing your amazing offers to our children and families.

Health and Wellbeing

Thank you to Community Plus, The Kirkwood, Peer Talk, Support 2 Recovery (S2R), Kirklees Wellness Service, LS2Y (Local Services 2 You), Aspire Creating Communities, Locala – Starting Well Project Team, Huddersfield Mission, Women’s Centre for showcasing your amazing health and wellbeing offers to our residents.

Community Activities

Thank you to Yetton Together, Knit and Natter, Rawthorpe and Dalton Library, Electoral Outreach Team, TSL Kirklees Volunteering and Moldgreen Unite, Respect and Connect for showcasing your amazing community activities to our residents.

Financial Services and Employment/Learning

Thank you to the Yorkshire Building Society, Bradford Credit Union and Proper Job Theatre Company for providing financial and educational services to our residents.

Summer activities across Huddersfield 2022

*Please check eligibility criteria before you book!

Download Here

SummerActivities2022.pdf

Helping to care for your local natural environment

Helping to care for your local natural environment …. whatever your preference; wild space or park, footpath or hilltop, river or canal bank – if there are any local residents wanting to volunteer any of their time in the Dalton Ward we would love to hear from you.

Please email info@daltontogether.co.uk 

Also go see what Natural Kirklees can help with – https://www.naturalkirklees.org/about-natural-kirklees/

Lesley Stephenson Becomes A Platinum Champion! (Huddersfield Hub)

Article written, credited to and published by – Martin Shaw, Huddersfield Hub

A charity worker who has devoted the last 25 years to helping families in and around Dalton was described as a “wonder woman” as she was honoured as a Platinum Champion on the BBC’s The One Show.

Lesley Stephenson, the driving force behind the Greenfield Centre in Dalton, was invited to appear on the TV programme as one of the finalists for a Royal Voluntary Service Platinum Champions Award.

But it turned out that was just a ruse and Lesley had already been chosen as a Platinum Champion.

Mum-of-three Lesley was interviewed live by presenter Alex Jones, who shocked and delighted her with the surprise award.

Lesley was instrumental in creating a family centre from a burned-out building and built it into a charity-run community facility offering childcare and support to struggling families.

During the pandemic the centre launched a food bank and foodshare cupboards across the community.

“It is all about building the community and helping people survive these difficult times,” said Lesley.

Lesley with Alex Jones

Every Thursday night The One Show surprises a deserving individual who has gone above and beyond for their community.

Usually TV crews take a “big truck” with a giant screen out to surprise someone with its One Big Thank You feature but this week for the Queen’s jubilee the format was different.

Alex shocked Lesley when she said: “We don’t need a truck because today, Lesley, we are saying one big thank you to you!

“You are a Platinum Champion. You are incredible. I was on the judging panel and you stood out for all you do. You are a wonder woman. You are a lynchpin of your community.”

Lesley is retiring from Greenfields but is staying on as an advisor “until we know it’s all sustainable.”

Former Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc then unveiled Lesley’s reward – a ticket for the jubilee concert starring Diana Ross and Queen and Adam Lambert and Andrea Boceli at Buckingham Palace on Saturday night and a place at the Big Jubilee Lunch at The Oval cricket ground on Sunday attended by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Penny (left), Cheryl (centre) and Ashleigh-Jayne.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Lesley’s daughter Ashleigh-Jayne Rogers and friends Cheryl Reid and Penny Smith paid emotional tributes.

Cheryl said: “Lesley is our super woman without a cape. Hundreds of families she has fed. She is just amazing, so selfless. She works around the clock.”

Choking back the tears, Ashleigh-Jayne said: “You hear about all the amazing things that people do, and all the incredible things they do for their community.

“They go the extra mile and they strive always to achieve the best for everybody. They are always the first to volunteer and the last to give in and if you bottle those qualities you would have to give them the name Lesley.”

As the tears started to flow, Alex said: “Ooh, tissue for Lesley and tissue for me!”

Ashleigh-Jayne gives an emotional tribute to her mum, watched by Mel (left)

The idea for Greenfields in Dalton Green Lane was born in 1997 and over the next three years Lesley and a team of volunteers worked tirelessly to raise the £250,000 needed to refurbish the premises and open the centre as a charity in 2000.

Article written, credited to and published by – Martin Shaw, Huddersfield Hub

An Orchard for Dalton

On Friday 18th March pupils from St Joseph’s School in Dalton joined Councillor Naheed Mather, Gill Logan and Growing Works staff to plant 6 new fruit trees next to the Dalton Community Garden. 

The pupils had a fantastic time digging holes for the trees, planting them and watering them in and gave great instruction to Councillor Mather to help her with the task. They also made wildflower seed balls to take back to school and home and enjoyed some homemade soup! 

All in all, it was a great morning with lots learnt and time in nature well spent!  The new trees will start fruiting in a couple of years, but we don’t have to wait that long to taste fresh fruit as there are already mature fruit trees in the Community Garden for the community to enjoy.

Dalton Ward Councillors – Responding to Community Needs

Your Dalton Ward Councillors would like to share with you how they have been using their ward budgets to meet the needs of the community by funding and supporting various activities and initiatives in the Dalton Ward.

Councillor Peter McBride

Councillor Naheed Mather
Councillor Musarrat Khan

If you would like to contact any of us please Email: dalton.councillors@kirklees.gov.uk

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