Howlands has left the building for planned refurbishment work to begin.
Howlands will be moving temporarily while the complete refurbishment of the building takes place.
The Friends of Staincliffe Park have been very generous in offering us the use of their premises, Staincliffe Park Pavilion, for approximately 12 weeks.
Howlands will close its doors on School Street on Friday the 24th March at 4pm and re-open activities at our new base on Monday the 3rd of April at 9.30am. For anyone wishing to call please note we now have a new temporary telephone number 07592 409507.
The address at Staincliffe Park Pavilion is Dewsbury Gate Road, Staincliffe, Batley WF13 4AX.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
PLEASE SEND ANY MAIL TO OUR USUAL ADDRESS AT SCHOOL STREET.
A recent evening out for the members and volunteers of Howlands raised £244.25.
Held at at Zucchini’s Restaurant, Batley it was nice to see so much support, not to mention eat some very nice food.
Many thanks to Christine Sykes for organising the event and to everyone who supported it.
A special thank you to the staff at Zucchini’s who looked after us so well.
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Howlands members are very much looking forward to an evening of socialising and great food at Batley’s Zucchini’s Italian restaurant, Bradford Road, Batley on Friday 10th March 2017 at 7.00 p.m..
Did you see our appeal in the Dewsbury Press last week?
The Dewsbury & District League of Friendship is appealing to the people of Dewsbury for help.
We desperately require temporary accommodation to continue to provide a community hub for people looking for companionship and friendship through events, courses, and social gatherings.
As many of you know we have been incredibly fortunate to have been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Building Communities Fund to pay for a complete refurbishment of our building, The Howlands on School Street Dewsbury.
However the refurbishment is expected to take 20 weeks to complete, leaving us without a base to continue the valuable service we offer across the District.
The Dewsbury & District League of Friendship chairman, Tom Ellis, says: “Building work is due to start at the end of March but unfortunately we have a minimal budget and haven’t been able to source suitable temporary accommodation. For many the Howlands is a real lifeline so we’re really hoping we will be able to continue to support those members. As you can image we’re very concerned about our predicament and would like to appeal to the generosity of the people of Dewsbury for help.”
If you can help please contact Tom Ellis or Deborah Hall on 01924 463693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org