Welcome to Kirkburton Parish Council
Burton Village Hall
Tel: 01484 604391
Clerk to the Council : Angela Royle : Email: email@example.com
Assistant Clerk : Rachel Perry : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meetings are on 15th May:
7.30 pm : Annual Parish Council Meeting
The meeting will be held at Highburton Village Hall. There will be public participation session at the beginning of the meeting, when people can speak for up to 3 minutes on any issue which falls within the Council's remit, with the total session lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. The meeting is open to the public, although contributions from the public are legally restricted to the Public Participation item.
However, sometimes items need to be taken in private if the discussion involves disclosure of personal information or details of a future contract. The decisions taken in private sessions are public knowledge and will be included in the minutes.
9.00 pm : Annual Parish Meeting
This a public meeting at Highburton Village Hall, to which all electors of the Parish are invited. It will be chaired by the incoming Chairman, who will welcome contributions from the members of the public on any aspect of the Council's work.
The agenda for each meeting will be available to download from the Meetings Page about a week beforehand.
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Youth Engagement Project
The Parish Council has been working closely with School Council representatives from Kirkburton Middle School, Scissett Middle School and Shelley College to promote local democracy and to encourage young people to take a more active role in what is happening in their own villages. Young people aged between 10 and 16 years old developed two projects. Some of them are pictured above with Cllrs Suzanne Triggs and Ian Lumb at the opening event.
Official Re-opening of the skatepark in Skelmanthorpe following its redesign and re-location initiated by a different group of young people. The event also included a 'Design Your Own Skateboard' competition, for which we received an amazing number of entries, all of a very high artistic standard. It was all rounded off with a disco in The Savoy youth club.
New Youth Shelter for the Shelley Recreation Ground has been designed to bring additional facilities to an area of Kirklees where a gap in youth provision had been identified, particularly for girls.
A few of the young people came to a meeting of the Parish Council to showcase their work and thank the Councillors for their financial support and for providing them with the resources to make the projects possible. It was a very professional presentation, with the young people speaking very confidently about the path they had followed and what they had learnt during this process. We are quite sure this is just the start for this group of young people.
View the video and find out more about this exciting project from the link: The Determination of Youth
Thank you to everyone who worked with Kirkburton Parish Council to make this happen.