23 Jan
Howlands Dewsbury

Howlands Featured Lots at Auction.

As you all know we’re busy here preparing for the transformation of the Howlands and you know what that means – clearing out every last nook and cranny in the Centre.
We’ve certainly done that and we’ve collected that much we’ve sent several lots off  to C. W. Harrisons & Son Auctioneers, Ossett.
China crockery, catering pans and kitchen equipment, toys, brick-a brac, collectables, paintings, you name we’ve found it and they’ll be in forthcoming auctions shortly – keep looking at the auction website for information.
19 Jan
Presentation at the Howlands

We’ve been mentioned in the Dewsbury Press!

Read our mention The Press newspaper which reported on four Batley schools taking part in an art project alongside Batley Rotary Club.

Children from St Mary’s Primary, Lydgate Junior and Infant, Batley Girls High and Upper Batley High School were asked to work on a piece of art for our centre.

The unveiling of the artwork was attended by the Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Jim Dodds, Rotary D1040 Governor Philip Poole, along with approximately 100 Rotarians and members of Howlands.

13 Jan
handmade arts and crafts for sale at Howlands

Buy Howlands Artwork and Crafts

FOR SALE Handmade lighthouse tapestry £30. Handmade 3D collage £25. Handmade crochet blanket £20.

Pick up from Howlands Dewsbury. To buy please contact us:

handmade arts and crafts for sale at Howlands

The items for sale have been handmade by our members. They are one-off truly unique designs and creations which can not be found anywhere else.handmade crafts and art for sale

Art work for sale at Howlands

Art and crafts for sale at Howlands

9 Dec
Helping Howlands in many ways at Christmas.

Bespoke Festive Knitting at Howlands

Just look at what one of our supporters, Joan Townend has knitted for us!
Festive knitting at Howlands.

Festive knitting at Howlands.

Joan’s hobby is knitting bespoke toys and this very festive donation is very gratefully received. Thank you Joan.
I’m sure many people will want to get their hands on this one-off festive toy which features tiny individual knitted carrots for the reindeer and knitted toys in Santa’s Sack. Providing you all with the opportunity we’ll be entering this into our raffle, so don’t forget to buy your tickets!
You can support Howlands in many different ways, all efforts are really appreciated.
1 Dec
Thank you to the Whittuck Charity and the Dewsbury Guild of Help for your kind donation.

Thank you for your generosity

We’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the generosity of the Trustees of the Whittuck Charity and the Dewsbury Guild of Help who have donated £100 to the Dewsbury and District League of Friends towards the costs of our Christmas Party.

Everybody at Howlands is grateful for their generosity and looking forward to the party.

Thank you to the Whittuck Charity and the Dewsbury Guild of Help for your kind donation.

Thank you to the Whittuck Charity and the Dewsbury Guild of Help for your kind donation.

22 Nov
Howlands Centre dewsbury

Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

Brenda and Ronnie Jackson celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with an afternoon tea at the Howlands.
The happy couple invited members, volunteers and staff to celebrate with them and their guest of honour, Brenda’s mother, Rita Newsome.
Brenda has been a long time member at Howlands and has developed many good friendships and connections. She thanked everyone for sharing her and Ronnie’s happiness.
We are all really happy to be part of their lives and we wish the couple well for the future.
22 Nov
Howlands auction update

Successful Christmas Fair at Howlands

dewsbury community hub lowlandsOn Wednesday the 9th of November Howlands had its annual Christmas Fair. It even snowed that day which made it extremely festive.
Due to the dedicated and huge efforts of our volunteers, members and staff we raised a massive £751.00.
“Thank you to all our coffee morning customers who braved the difficult weather conditions to support us.
“An extra special mention goes to Waqaar, Moosa and Abbas who work at Lidl, Dewsbury. Out of their own pockets they supported us by supplying 24 dozen mince pies, the donation was gratefully received and we thank them for their kindness which added the finishing touches to our fair.”
5 Nov
Big Lottery win at the Howlands

Big Lottery Win Celebration

Take a look at further photographs from our Big Lottery win celebration event held at the Howlands for members, volunteers, staff, friends and supporters.

Big Lottery win at the Howlands

Coming together and toasting the future success of the community hub that is the Howlands.


Big Lottery win at the HowlandsBig Lottery win at the HowlandsBig Lottery win at the Howlands

1 Nov
Celebration cake at the Howlands

Building on 60 Years of Experience

Howlands members, volunteers, and staff invited friends and supporters to the centre to celebrate securing a Big Lottery win to refurbish the historical building it is based within.

Chairman Tom Ellis welcomed all who attended to the afternoon and introduced the architect’s team of Simon Cornell, Darren Bailey and Steve Voke to the members and volunteers.

Trustee June Salisbury and Cath Longley  of Good Fundraising cut the celebration cakes and a Bucks Fizz toast was raised to cement the future success of the Howlands.

Kirklees Council representative Councillor Eric Firth attended the event and was delighted that the Howlands was building on its 60 years of experience and refurbishing the building that would go on to serve the people of Dewsbury for a further 20 to 30 years.

To conclude his speech, Tom Ellis thanked Deborah Hall, the manager of Howlands for all her hard work during the bidding process.
He said that she had taken on more responsibility in co-ordinating the work on the bid and her tireless work led to its success .

We very much enjoyed the whole afternoon; it’s a positive time for the Howlands.

17 Oct

Thank You Dawn

Dawn’s BIG dance night was another successful event and an incredibly enjoyable evening.

A MASSIVE £391.00 was raised for The Howlands.

Thank you to all who supported and took part in the event – well done Dawn, thank you.