News

8 May
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Neighbourhood Policing Takes on New Meaning

Neighbourhood policing took on a completely new meaning in Dewsbury when Howlands received a rather official visit from a group of Police Horses.
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Pleasantly surprised by the unprompted visit from the patrolling mounted police officers, Howlands members, and volunteers were eager to learn more and be introduced to these very special horses.
Deborah Hall, manager of Howlands, said:  “The visit was totally unexpected and the members were really pleased to go out into the sunshine and spend some time admiring the horses.”
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Pictured here are our members, Pam Long and Paul Radforth talking to the officers and of course saying hello to horses.
Thank you for the visit, it was vey much appreciated.
12 Apr
Howlands Visited by Prince's Trust

Prince’s Trust visit Howlands

12345A group of young people from the Prince’s Trust visited Howlands as part of a 12 week course “Team Programme” run by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

 

The programme is to help young peoples’ personal development and demonstrates the impact they can make within the local community. The trainees spent time speaking to Howlands members about fire safety in the home.

 

It was a very successful afternoon which gave our members and  Prince’s Trust Volunteers the opportunity to get to know  each other better.

5 Mar
Pictured left to right: Stanley Dorr, Holly Sheen, from Sport Works,  Kevin Walton, Mandy Ross, and Nigel Parkinson.
 
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Pancake Day and Sports Activities at Howlands

Pancake Day and sports activities… it’s all go at Howlands, and we must say a huge thank you to Sport Works Ltd who organised sports activities for our members and volunteers to take enjoy.
Following our funding from Sport England the Howlands now benefits from sporting activities such as Chairobics, Boccia, Curling, and mini-Olympics being run at Howlands until the end of the year.
Pictured are our members enjoying the latest sporting activity, but with a twist – pancake tossing!
Our pancake preparation is part of our Shrove Tuesday legend which celebrates ” The Pancake Dog” who proudly stands on the roof of Howlands waiting to be summoned by the ringing of a bell on Pancake Day to leap down to eat his pancake.
I must have missed him – the pancakes have gone though!
For more details about the sports activities we provide please contact Deborah Hall on 01924 463693
Pictured left to right: Stanley Dorr, Holly Sheen, from Sport Works,  Kevin Walton, Mandy Ross, and Nigel Parkinson.   Maureen Sheard, Pam Long, Brenda Sunderland.

Pictured left to right: Stanley Dorr, Holly Sheen, from Sport Works, Kevin Walton, Mandy Ross, and Nigel Parkinson.
Maureen Sheard, Pam Long, Brenda Sunderland.

21 Feb
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Sport Works is a Hit at Howlands

Sport Works is a massive hit at Howlands as members take advantage of the sports programmes on offer.
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Pictured is Howland member Kevin taking part in one of the sessions supported by Holly Sheen, a trained and talented Sport Works staff member.
Take advantage of this highly inclusive programme with tailored care and support throughout. Join us on Friday afternoon and have a go, you’ll be surprised how much you’ll be able to get involved in.
 We’d like to give Holly and her colleague Simon Leonard a special mention for their hard work and organising everything extremely well to make the sessions  enjoyable and inclusive for everyone involved.
7 Jan
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Howlands Launches Sports Activities in 2019

Get active in the New Year and take advantage of the new sports activities on offer throughout 2019 at Howlands starting on January the 11th.

Join us for some gentle exercise actives and socialise with your friends whilst taking part in activities such as curling, boccia, chai-robics and mini-Olympics!

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Friday 11th January 2019

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Howlands Centre, Dewsbury

For More Info Contact

Deborah at Howlands Centre on 01924 463 693

or email howlandcentre@aol.com

22 Nov
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It’s Getting Festive at Howlands

Our members have been getting very festive whilst making stars.
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The stars will  be displayed at the Dewsbury Light Switch on at 3.00 pm on Saturday the 1st of December.
The making of the stars was organised by Creative Scene and run by Brian Tweddle and Donna Ramsden.
IMG_2531-1Our members were delighted to take part in the star making and were amazed how they looked when they were illuminated.
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15 Nov
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 Halloween Raffle Success

A Thousand Thanks to all our supporters.
We would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Halloween Raffle which raised £1,000.
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This is a terrific amount of money to be raised by a raffle.

Particular thanks must be given to Christine Sykes who sourced many of the prizes including the Television.

Without your support we would not have achieved this wonderful amount. A big effort was made by everyone involved and we raised twice as much as anything we have ever achieved before.

24 Sep
Howlands art exhibition members and volunteers take an important role at Howlands. Here is member Nigel Parkinson (left) and volunteer Tom Ellis helping to install the Howlands Art Exhibition in Dewsbury Town Hall.

Successful Howlands Art Exhibition Now at Dewsbury Town Hall

Successful Howlands art exhibition has now moved to at Dewsbury Town Hall where members work will be proudly exhibited until October the 19th.
Howlands art exhibition members and volunteers take an important role at Howlands. Here is member Nigel Parkinson (left) and volunteer Tom Ellis helping to install the Howlands Art Exhibition in Dewsbury Town Hall.

Howlands art exhibition members and volunteers take an important role at Howlands. Here is member Nigel Parkinson (left) and volunteer Tom Ellis helping to install the Howlands Art Exhibition in Dewsbury Town Hall.

After a  successful preview at Howlands the art exhibition of members’ art and crafts has now moved to the Ground Floor of Dewsbury Town Hall

The exhibition  celebrates the successes of vulnerable adults  from all areas of  North Kirklees who due to physical or mental disabilities have become marginalised and isolated members of our community.

Through Howlands they have found friendship and support, developing skills and the confidence to find their own abilities for creativity. The results can be seen in the work on display and are well worth a visit.

 

12 Sep
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Howlands Art Exhibition Open to the Public

Members of Howlands will be exhibiting their art and crafts produced whilst at the centre.

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Open to the public the exhibition will open on Monday the 17th of September until 2.30 Friday, 21st September.

The exhibition  celebrates the successes of vulnerable adults  from all areas of  North Kirklees who due to physical or mental disabilities have become marginalised and isolated members of our community.

Through Howlands they have found friendship and support, developing skills and the confidence to find their own abilities for creativity. The results can be seen in the work on display and are well worth a visit.

The exhibition will move to the Ground Floor of Dewsbury Town Hall on the 24th September where it can be viewed until 19th October.

6 Aug
Previous Winner - Batley Butterfly House @BatleyButterfly
Batley Butterfly House pitched for money to support their activities at the recently refurbished Butterfly House in Wilton Park which include a Saturday “Bug Club” to teach kid about insects, nature and biology, coffee mornings on Monday and Friday and a community growing space on Sunday Mornings

Dewberry Soup is Back.

As you know we support the very innovative Dewsbury Soup – think of it as Dragon’s Den but much simpler – make a small donation, we suggest a minimum of £5 which includes a bowl of soup, a vote and the opportunity to listen to four local people pitch their ideas.

Previous Winner - Batley Butterfly House @BatleyButterfly Batley Butterfly House pitched for money to support their activities at the recently refurbished Butterfly House in Wilton Park which include a Saturday “Bug Club” to teach kid about insects, nature and biology, coffee mornings on Monday and Friday and a community growing space on Sunday Mornings

Previous Winner – Batley Butterfly House @BatleyButterfly
Batley Butterfly House pitched for money to support their activities at the recently refurbished Butterfly House in Wilton Park which include a Saturday “Bug Club” to teach kid about insects, nature and biology, coffee mornings on Monday and Friday and a community growing space on Sunday Mornings

There is now a new date to apply to pitch or request a bribe slot #2DewsburySoupONTHEROAD will be on 12th September, 6.30pm at Batley Bulldogs.

If you want to apply to pitch you need to do so by the 30th August – the application form can be found at www.dewsburysoup.org.uk

And if you want to be a judge please email your postcode and email address to dewsburysoup@outlook.com.  You need to live or work in a North Kirklees postcode; and be available to read the pitches that will be emailed to you between the 31st August and the 3rd September.  You can be a judge and pitch – you can also vote for yourself on the night if you get to pitch!

Take a look at the website and learn more about the last event and how it works. Here is the link to book your tickets : Eventbrite