Cullingworth Newsletter Aug 2017

So many people in Cullingworth are backing our efforts to build a new village hall on Lodge Street – your encouragement, donations and support is amazing and helps to keep us going. We have now raised an amazing 2/3 of our target amount so a very big thank you to everyone who has – • donated to the Buy-A-Brick campaign – we’ve raised an amazing £4,265 so far • enjoyed tea and home-made cake at one of our regular cafés (every last Saturday in the month, 2-4pm) • helped deliver our newsletter (look out for No. 10 in August) • filled a Jam Jar with loose change A total of nearly £24,000 has been collected from local fundraising! We still have a huge £284k funding gap however. For the first time since we started this project we have been able to apply to a Lottery-funded agency for a grant. We submitted a huge application to the Power to Change – Community Business Fund on 3rd July. Fingers crossed this works. If it does, we are ready to start the construction phase of our project as everything else is in place – planning consent, surveys and final design. The new building will be on Lodge Street and provide more space for hire. The preschool will have a dedicated secure space with outdoor play area and in the foyer will be a fantastic new café. We plan to offer more activities – some ideas in the pipeline include – • afterschool workshops for young people in art, drama and music • technology workshops • indoor bowling club • baby massage classes • puppy dog training Or anything else you tell us you’d enjoy (within reason please!) Everyone is very welcome to pop in to our Saturday afternoon cafés in the Village Hall 2-4pm. As well as great cake there is lots of stuff for young children to do. The next dates are – August 26 – during the Scarecrow Festival September 30 – when you can also join in the Cullingworth Treasure Hunt October 28 – dress your children up in their scariest Halloween costume and carve a pumpkin to take home November 27 – our Christmassy café with Cullingworth’s very own choir For updates on events and the Lottery bid, follow us on Facebook – Cullingworth Village Hall. To buy a BRICK call Kathryn on 01535 531081. To hire the village hall, go to the online booking form on the Cullingworth Village Hall website or call Sandie on 07810 702704. Goodbye to Roger It is with regret that we have to announce the “resignation” of Councillor Roger Hartley from the Village Council. Having recently relocated from Cullingworth to Bingley, Roger has reluctantly had to resign as a member of the Village Council. Roger was a familiar face around the village and in addition to being the Council’s liason person with both Parkside and the Primary Schools he was also a regular attendee of Cullingworth Methodist Church where he often played the organ at church services. Roger’s sense of humour and tireless work for the Council will be greatly missed by everyone and we would like to thank him for all his efforts and work as a Village Councillor over the many years that he has been with us. We wish him well for the future. See more of what is happening on our website CULLINGWORTH VILLAGE HALL – building a new village hall