Village hall organisers call on residents to rediscover hidden community gem in Milnsbridge

Committee members of Milnsbridge Village Hall say that everyone is welcome to make the most of the venue and take advantage of its clubs and classes

Milnsbridge Village Hall; looking for new members. Members of Milnsbridge Community Trust pictured with local ward councillor Christine Iredale, l to r, Deb Wright (sec), Karen Yarker (hall manager), Robert Iredale (chmn), Charley Naven (committee member), Clr Christine Iredale and Robin Beaumont (pres).

Organisers behind a hidden community gem in Milnsbridge are encouraging more people to rediscover it and turn it back into a thriving hub.

Committee members of Milnsbridge Village Hall want to make the venue as popular a destination for the area as it was in the 1970s.

Residents are being urged to make the most of the many classes and clubs that run in the hall and bring new ideas for activities that they would like to see on offer on their doorstep.

This includes a new free course in sketching and drawing that is due to start at the centre on June 2 for those receiving social benefits.

Located on Armitage Road, the hall, which has charitable status, has been run by the committee for around ten years but secretary Debs Wright said that visitor numbers have dwindled.

She said: “It’s a real shame that it isn’t more well known these days because we have such a lot on offer for the community.

“This summer there will be even more to do when the new Kirklees College-run class starts.

“If enough people go to that the college will put on different ones too, which is a great reason to come along.

“We’re really open to new ideas so if people want to go to a certain class or club that we don’t yet offer please get in touch.”

Classes currently on offer include yoga every Wednesday from 5 to 9pm, Weight Watchers every Thursday from 9 to 11am, Slimming World on Mondays from 9 to 11am and Thursday morning 9 to 11am and 5 to 9pm and a children’s crafts, sports and games club each Friday from 6 to 7pm.

More information call Debs on 07784160259 or email milnsbridgevillagehall@yahoo.co.uk.

 
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