In the aftermath of the terrible fire in the early hours of Thursday 17th November 2016 that destroyed the main four-storey building at Newsome Mills, our community are supporting each other in coming to terms with our loss.
After a very difficult week for everyone, we’re delighted to be able to confirm that on Friday 25th November 2016 our landmark clock tower was declared safe.
Find out more on the Newsome Mills Campaign blog:
Huddersfield Potato Day 2017 – advance orders open now
Our next annual Huddersfield Potato Day is on Saturday 4th March 2017. If you’d like, you can order your seed potatoes in advance:
We have a selection of homegrown preserves available now, including some gift boxes and gift bags that make ideal Christmas gifts:
Garlic bulbs available
We have just a few bulbs of Cristo garlic left. They are £2 each. If you missed out on our Autumn event, you can pick some up from our stall at the Neighbour Day on Saturday 22nd October, or contact us.
A short film from our 2014 Plant Swap, made by Alistair I Macdonald at Curlew Films:
Jam jar amnesty
Bought some of our jam? Did you know that you can return your empty jars to us? We can reuse the red and white check caps and plain silver caps as well as the jar. We also collect clean, small jars: 1 Ib, 12 oz or 8 oz especially.
You can bring your empties along to any of our events or drop them off at any Newsome Forum meeting, held on the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the Community Room at Newsome High School. The meeting starts at 6pm and you can drop things off from 5.45pm.
Visit our Community Allotment
Thank you to Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson for visiting our allotment to help promote our involvement in the National Lottery Awards. It’s not just TV stars who get to take the allotment tour though. Please come along for a look around and to find out how to get involved. You can find us at the allotment most Sunday mornings. Please Contact us if you’d like to double check we’re there.
Calendar of events
Want to know what’s coming up next? Our Newsome Food Calendar is an ever-growing list of local food activities in the Newsome Ward, including upcoming events at Stirley Farm.
We have a Community Allotment for anyone who lives in the Newsome Ward to share. It’s ideal for anyone who wants a bit of support with allotment growing, or anyone who can offer advice to novice growers. By getting together, we’re all helping each other to grow our own food there. You’re welcome to come along as little or as often as you can, weekdays or weekends.
If you’d like to join in, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us to find out more.
Allotment Sundays – we’re at the community allotment most Sunday mornings.
Growing Newsome are a thriving community of food growers in the Newsome Ward of Huddersfield. We aim to build and strengthen relationships between local residents through the shared activity of growing and eating our own local food.
We are encouraging Newsome residents to work together to share our valuable skills and resources, so that we can learn how to grow together.
Want to get involved?
Please contact us.