It was resolved at the meeting 1st March 2022 that Mirfield Town Council would make grants available for community groups providing community events for the Coronation. The grants will be capped at £500 per grant per group and the usual grant criteria will apply (See Grants page). There will be a maximum of £3000 for the Coronation Grants so it will be on a first come first served basis. Please send all completed grant forms with accompanying documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. The grant will be heard at the next finance meeting following receipt of all documents.
Mirfield Christmas Light Switch 2022 on Sunday 4th December
Switch on will take place outside Mirfield Library at 4pm.
Mirfield Business Breakfast
The 2nd meeting of the Mirfield Business Breakfast will take place on Friday 22nd July
Tenders for Eastthorpe Gardens
Mirfield Town Council would like to invite Community Groups and Gardeners to submit tenders for the Monthly maintenance of Eastthorpe Gardens. The gardens are located to the side of the Creative Arts Hub (Formerly Eastthorpe School). The current contract is for 2 x monthly visits March-October inclusive and 1 monthly visit November to February inclusive. All tenders should be sent to the Clerk at email@example.com no later than Wednesday 30th March. The tenders will be subject to scrutiny by the Clerk and successful tenders submitted to Full Council for decision & approval on Wednesday 6th April. The maintence will comprise of but not limited to the following:
Ensure the planted shrubs and rose beds remain weed free and thin out where necessary
Prune shrubs and trees in accordance with good horticultural practice, ensuring straight lines, footpaths and hard areas are not obstructed. Dispose of cuttings and weeds.
Cut full area of mown grass and dispose of cuttings.
Keep all edges cut and neat. Strim base of walls or where required.
Maintain all hard areas are weed free by safe chemical means.
Provide suitable planting when and where required. Keep weed free.
Remove litter and debris from garden and landscaped area as required.
Mulch all beds to help eliminate weeds and conserve moisture.
Repair of existing bed and treatment of benches where needed.
Maintenance to commence immediately after council approval, subject to contract terms being agreed.
Granny Lane Planning Application - APP/Z4718/W/21/3279040: Land south of Granny Lane, WF14 8LA
The Planning Inspectors decision and report into the controversial Granny Lane application has been published.
Mirfield Town Council has supported residents in this as in other major applications and recently paid for the detailed
legal advice and submission which supported the appeal. The actions of the Council and community are recognised in
the Inspectors comments, whilst also being critical of Kirklees Council
Council Meeting Tuesday 15th February
The Council set its 2022/2023 Budget & Precept on Tuesday 15th February
Click on the link below to see the budget speech from Cllr Martyn Bolt Town Mayor:
Council Meeting Tuesday 28th September
Council awards £3500 to Mirfield & District Roundtable to provide Fireworks for the Bonfire Night Event on
Saturday 6th November 5.00pm at Mirfield Showground. Cllr Lees-Hamilton stated that it was something for the community
to look forward to emerging from numerous lockdowns
Council awards Mirfield Team Parish £300 for the maintenance of St Mary's Church Clock
Council confirms its support for GLAAG (Granny Lane Area Action Group) & Save Mirfield's appeal against the
development by Miller Homes. Council agreed to underwrite the shortfall in costs for legal fees to fight the appeal
from Miller Homes to the Planning Inspectorate. GLAAG & Save Mirfield are to continue fundraising towards these costs.
Cllr Brown said that Mirfield needed to make a stand against developers and Cllr Lees-Hamilton praised the group on the landmark
case, in which an appeal case from GLAAG reversed the original decision by Kirklees to grant the development.
The meeeting also saw the council agree a motion made by Cllr Bolt to consider a market in the town centre
following an agreement with Kirklees to make Mirfield Town Council a market licence holder. Council are
to fully consider costs and public engagement and to form a structure to take this forward.
In more news Mirfield In Bloom have received positive feedback from Britain In Bloom:
All the Neighbourhoods have an Achievement Certificate along with some very positive comments.
In addition, certificates awarded as follows:
Ha'penny Bridge: Excellence in Community
Lodge Drive: Excellence in Community
Railway Station: Excellence in Gardening, Community and Environment
St Paul's Lock: Excellence in Community
St Mary's: Excellence in Community and Environment
Sunnybank: Excellence in Environment
Mirfield Town Council supported Mirfield In Bloom by awarding a grant of £15,000 for 2020/2021.
More results from Britain In Bloom to follow.
Next Full Council Meeting Tuesday 12th October.
Mirfield Town Council would like to welcome 2 new Councillors. Cllr Mike Sullivan for Crossley Ward
& Cllr Chris Mallinson for Battyeford Ward. The co-option took place at the Full Council meeting
held 5th May 2021 via Zoom.
Flood Meeting Tuesday 19th September @ 7.00pm Salvation Army
The Town Council meeting on Tuesday 19th September will be held at the Salvation Army @ 7.00pm
Kirklees will be represented by Tom Ghee Economic Resilience Strategic Partnership Lead – Flood Management
Environment Agency will be represented by Joanna Arnold
and Trefor Hillas will be attending from WSP Group who has prepared the report for Kirklees
Mirfield Fire Station Fundraiser
Following vandalism and arson at the Mirfield Fire Station a fundraiser was held to raise
much needed funds for the Christmas Grotto after it was destroyed in the recent fire.
Mayor Cllr Paul Blakeley was amongst many attending on Saturday 5th August
Annual Town Meeting 2017
Cllr Paul Blakeley was elected Town Mayor 2017/2018 during the annual meeting
Cllr Martin Ibberson was elected Deputy Mayor
Cllr Blakeley nominated Northorpe Child & Family Trust has his charity for the year.
Car Park Station Road
Kirklees will be erecting signage on Thursday 16th March 2017 informing
members of the public that parking restrictions will apply in this car park from
Saturday 1st April.
Parking will be restricted to 3 hours no return in 2 hours
Warning notices will be given for the 2 weeks following this order after this penalty notices will
Meeting 13th December 2016
The meeting will be held at The Salvation Army Hall, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield at 7.00pm.
Mirfield Town Council has invited members of North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group
to attend the meeting to discuss the effects the recent changes at Dewsbury District, Pinderfields
& Huddersfield have on the residents of Mirfield. Questions will be accepted from members of the
public up to 48 hours before the meeting. Please direct these questions to:
firstname.lastname@example.org for the Council to consider. The Mayor will also take a few random
questions on the night, handed to the Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.
Annual Town Council Meeting 3rd May 2016
At the Annual Town Council Meeting held on Tuesday 3rd May @
St Mary's Community Centre, Cllr Sean Guy was elected Mayor of Mirfield,
Cllr Paul Blakeley was elected Deputy Mayor.
Mirfield Flood Resilience Meeting
Thursday 24th March 7.00pm @ St Pauls Church, Newgate, Mirfield
Cllr Bolt will host a public meeting with representatives from Kirklees Council,
The Canal & River Trust and The Environment Agency
Result Eastthorpe By-election
Cllr Paul Blakeley was elected Cllr for Eastthorpe Ward on Thursday
Paul declared his Acceptance of Office on Tuesday 15th December in the
presence of the the Proper Officer.
Mirfield Town Council welcomes it's newest member of Council.
Annual Christmas Light Switch On
This year Mirfield Town Council has joined forces with My Mirfield
to make the switch on even better than before!
This year there will be a Christmas Food & Craft market with approximately
30 stalls in addition to the Fun Fair and live entertainment and not
forgetting a visit from Santa himself on his Sleigh!
Sunday 29th November Stalls will be open from 2.00pm until 8.00pm
Extended high street opening!
For more details please see MyMirfield on Facebook
Neighbourhood Plan Community Meeting
Mirfield Neighbourhood Plan see link below from Locality.
12th October @ 7.00pm at Salvation Army, Upper Worship Hall, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield.
2015 Winner of My Mirfield Community and Business Awards
Mirfield Show Sunday 23rd August @ Mirfield Showground 8.30am Horse & Pony Show followed by 10.00am
Stalls & Attractions Open. Gates close at 4.30pm
Advance Tickets available up to 15th August at www.mirfieldshow.com £3.50 Adult (Kids Free)
On the gate Price £5 Adult (Kids Free)
A great family day out attracting families from all over West Yorkshire and family pets also
The Cinnamon Trust
The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their pets.
They seek to keep the owner and pet together for as long as possible with the help of a national
network of volunteers who assist when day to day care poses a problem.
They have a Mirfield resident who is asking for their support to walk their dog.
They desperately need volunteers in this area.
If anyone is interested and can offer this support please contact Sally on 01736 75807 or
Email: sallycollins@ cinnamon.org.uk Website: www.cinnamon.org.uk