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Picnic in the park as another Big Vaccination Weekend comes to Kirklees

Hundreds of people across Kirklees will get a COVID vaccine this weekend, as Kirklees Council and NHS open drop-in sessions and walk-in appointments across the district as part of the NHS’s latest Big Vaccination Weekend. The national initiative to remove barriers and encourage uptake of the life-saving vaccine will see drop-in vaccination sessions pop-up in towns and villages across the

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No more loneliness for Luba

Luba is an 87-year-old lady who lives alone as her family live all over the world. She has strong connections with her “Church family”.  A local councillor shared concerns for Luba when residents said she was walking on the roads in the dark, winter evenings. Lonely in lockdown Luba explained she was lonely due to the Covid lockdown.  She couldn’t

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Community engagement activities to start for new build library

Artists impression of new Birkby and Fartown Library

We’re seeing good progress on the new £799k community library for the residents of Birkby and Fartown. Community engagement Kirklees Libraries have now commissioned Edgelands Arts to deliver an exciting, creative consultation with the local community in the Birkby and Fartown areas.  Together they will explore key questions on what the new library service offer will look like.  They will

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Soapy solution helps COVID cause

Community Plus Coordinator Hannah King united Kirklees Council teams, a national retailer and community groups to plug the gap in the rural fight to stop the spread of COVID, reaching more than 700 families with vital hygiene products. Hearing the news from Public Health that Covid-19 infection rates were higher in low income areas, Hannah, pictured right, wondered if household

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