Do you want to help shape Elland?
The Elland and District Partnership are looking for young and energetic people to fill vacancies on its board of directors as older members look to retire.
The Partnership, which works to create a thriving business and social community in Elland, is asking for people to get involved at its AGM on Tuesday, June 2, at Willow Court on Victoria Road at 7pm.
Joe Braithwaite, chairperson of EDP, said: “The Partnership takes a pride in the town and tries to be involved with all that affects its daily life, there is a board of twelve directors including two serving councillors, who are all volunteers.
“The opening lines of our memorandum state that the Partnership’s objects are to secure the social and economic wellbeing of the Elland area and its surroundings, in conjunction with the council and other groups and organisations, and that is what we seek to do.
“We are looking for creative younger people who have interest in the wellbeing of the town at heart to continue the work already started to regenerate and move the town forward.
“There are already a number of exiting projects up and running including the Our Place Scheme, where we are assisting young people into apprenticeships and employment, and the Staying Well project to assist elderly and sick people to enjoy a better quality of life.”
The Partnership also organises and supports social events from the carnival to the In Bloom competition and Christmas lights switch on and Christmas Fayre.
Mr Braithwaite added: “If Elland is to improve and move forward there is a need for more volunteers... we would also like to see the business community become more involved with the regeneration of the area.
“They have so much to offer, their expertise and experience will be of great benefit to the community.
“Volunteering is a rewarding, satisfying way that a person is able to give something to the area in which they live, come and join us and have fun along the way with like-minded people.”