Residents are wanted to help save key council services from being cut.
Those living in Meltham, Wilshaw and Helme have been asked to attend drop-in sessions to tell Meltham Town Council about their priorities and ideas for the area, to try protect it as much as possible from more cuts to Kirklees Council services.
The request has come about a few weeks before the granting of precepts by Kirklees to the Meltham Council, which will allow it to continue to fund some services that may be otherwise at risk.
Priorities and ideas may be focused on such services as grass cutting, street cleaning, funding the local library, maintaining buildings like the Carlile Institute, support for the elderly and sports activities.
Meltham Town Council is currently working with Kirklees Council to reduce overheads on the Town Hall and is looking for how to manage the £350,000 repair bill.
Meltham councillor Paul White, current Town Mayor of Meltham, said: “Meltham residents benefit from having a Parish Council as the most local level of local delivering services and projects on behalf of them.
“Parish Councils are likely to play an important role as the Government cuts hit service delivery at the Borough Council level.”
“Meltham has a very active community who have already taken matters into their own hands, taking on walking path maintenance, delivering sustainable events such as Meltham Memories and the Carlile Institute.
“Now the Parish Councillors and Kirklees Councillors, Terry and Edgar are stepping up to the plate to support the continued delivery of key services.”
Sessions will take place at Meltham Sports & Community Centre on the 25th from 7pm, Wilshaw Village Hall on the 26th from 7pm, Deacon Close the day after from 7pm and the Carlile Institute on December 1 from 10am until 4pm.
People can also send suggestions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet using @hashtagmeltham or #Meltham or posting on the Making Meltham Better Facebook page.