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Cash boost for Denby Dale library plan

Local estate agent raises £6,000 with charity ball

Members of the Denby Dale Community Project (DDCP) pictured receiving a cheque from Yorkshire's Finest estate agency, Denby Dale. L to r, Justin Dugdale (MD, Yorkshire's Finest), Clr Jim Dodds (DDCP chmn), Pete Belsey (DDCP vice chmn), John Tarrant (member of the DDCP working party) and Biddy Fisher (DDCP treasurer).

A project to build a new village library has been given a cash boost.

Estate agent Yorkshire’s Finest has donated £6,000 to the Denby Dale Community Project (DDCP), which has plans to demolish the current Wakefield Road site and build a new facility.

The company, which has offices in Denby Dale and Kirkburton, raised the cash with a charity ball.

Chairman of DDCP Clr Jim Dodds, said: “They chose us as their charity this year as they wanted to help the community in which they are based.”

Clr Dodds said fundraising work to raise more than £1/4m was progressing well. But he said they were unlikely to start demolition work on the existing premises until the nursery school based there was found a new home.

He said: “It doesn’t seem right to start when children’s futures are at stake. It also gives us more time to raise the extra money we need.”

Kirklees Council has launched a consultation to decide whether or not the pupils should be transferred to Gilthwaites School.

It is hoped the decision will be made by the end of the year.

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