Slaithwaite

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Slaithwaite's Jamie Spencer stole to fund secret gambling addiction, court hears

Spencer pocketed £400 he was meant to use to provide a controller for underfloor heating

Huddersfield District League fighting the battle to keep local football alive

New clubs must be encouraged to come through

Councillors ignore objections and allow wind turbine in Meltham

Objections by the Peak District National Park ignored

Controversial decision over 100m wind turbines in Colne Valley deferred

Site of proposed wind turbine on land next to track leading to Cupwith Reservoir, above Nont Sarah's at Scammonden.
Colne Valley Co-operative makes late representations ... and a foggy day didn't help

Kirklees Council gets £826k boost by selling vacant buildings and land

Slaithwaite Library.
Auction saw some Kirklees Council lots sell way above guide price

News

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Slaithwaite's Jamie Spencer stole to fund secret gambling addiction, court hears

Spencer pocketed £400 he was meant to use to provide a controller for underfloor heating

Councillors ignore objections and allow wind turbine in Meltham

Objections by the Peak District National Park ignored

Controversial decision over 100m wind turbines in Colne Valley deferred

Site of proposed wind turbine on land next to track leading to Cupwith Reservoir, above Nont Sarah's at Scammonden.
Colne Valley Co-operative makes late representations ... and a foggy day didn't help

Sport

Huddersfield District League fighting the battle to keep local football alive

New clubs must be encouraged to come through

Hoylandswaine celebrate Drakes Premiership title win in style

Broad Oak winners of the Jedi Sport Champions (from left) back row: Jack Wadsworth, Daniel Rushworth, Dylan Bailie, Ryan Wadsworth, Tom McCreadie, Alex Slack, Jack Harper, Daniel Taylor, Richard Horner (coach). Front row: John Keeling, John Greaves, Lee Baxter (Capt), Sven Burluraux, Jarryd Vernon, Nathan Wadsworth (Scorer) Not pictured - Sean Mee.
Broad Oak and Moorlands take Championship promotions slots, while Kirkheaton and Cumberworth United step up from Conference

Meltham keen to keep their best young players for shot at Jedi Sports Championship next season says skipper Simon Kenworthy

Meltham Cricket Club captain Simon Kenworthy (left) with umpires Mick Bottomley (centre) and John Wood before the Drakes Huddersfield League match against Hoylandswaine at Meltham in 2014
Better opportunity for youngsters at Mean Lane he says

About Slaithwaite

Slaithwaite (pronounced locally as "Sl-a-wit")is a village in the Colne Valley that lies across the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, sitting approximately five miles south west of Huddersfield. The village was part of the Earl of Dartmouth estates and recent projects have seen a major restoration to the canal. Slaithwaite is also the only village in England to have a canal running alongside its main street. It is also home to the Moonraking Festival.

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