As a council, we make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the residents of Stainland, Holywell Green, Jagger Green and Sowood. Probably the most common areas that we get involved with are planning matters where we represent the views of residents. We also look at the quality and maintenance of the local environment such as open and communal spaces, and importantly, we campaign for and better services and facilities.
As a parish council we have limited powers to make decisions ourselves, but we are happy to work with any organisation or individual that aligns with our goals of promoting the district and improving the lives of those that live here. To this end, we negotiate with those that do have the power to make final decisions such as Calderdale MBC. We are open, transparent, and local, we want to support all those helping to make the district a better place to live and work.
As a democratic organisation representing the views of residents, we are always keen to hear from residents, so please get involved contact us, come to one of our meetings, get involved in the work we are doing.
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In preparation for the transfer of Drury Lane allotments from Calderdale Council to Stainland & District Parish the two councils in conjunction with tenants have been working together to tidy the site by removing unwanted rubbish and materials that have accumulated over the years.
The Council’s business plan for the coming year is now available for inspection and comment by the general public before it is finalised. The plan sets out the Council’s spending programme for the coming year and gives useful information on its activities. The consultation period will run until the 21st March and comments or suggestions for changes are very welcome.
Please let us know what you think!
The Council’s business plan for the coming year is now available for inspection and comment by the general public before it is finalised. The plan sets out the Council’s spending programme for the coming year and gives useful information on its activities. The consultation period will run until 21st March 2022 and comments or suggestions for changes are very welcome.
Please let us know what you think!
COMMUNITY CENTRE GETS GREEN LIGHT
Calderdale Council have indicated that, subject to minor changes, they are likely to approve the Parish Council’s plans to establish a community centre in the old Stainland Library building.
The plans, which have been prepared by the Parish Council in consultation with local groups, envisage a mixture of wellbeing, leisure and social activities being operated from the building from May of next year on current estimates. Calderdale Council expect to approve the final version of these plans early next year.
The Parish Council will provide financial support to the community centre for the first two years, allowing the centre to build up the use of the building over this period, to the point where it can generate sufficient income to operate without further financial support.
“This is a significant undertaking,” said Cllr. Peter Lassey, who has led efforts to find and involve potential users of the centre. “The community really needs to get behind this to secure the building for community use, otherwise Calderdale Council will sell it and it will be lost forever. We need people to come forward both as potential users of the building and to help us assume responsibility for running it.”