Inaugural meeting for new Mount community group


A recently created community group will host its first meeting on Wednesday next week.

Mount Community Group, based at Mount Methodist Church on Moorlands Road, has been given funding for a year and their constitution was recently ratified by Kirklees Council. 

The new community group will work closely with Mount Forum, a community group set up to identify and tackle issues affecting local residents, through collaboration with local councillors, residents and local agencies.

The group will aim to support and deliver local opportunities, activities and projects, which have been identified following consultation with local residents. Recently they held drop-in sessions, with members of the community group outlining and discussing their aims and objectives with local residents

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Mount Community Group’s inaugural meeting will focus on how the area has changed over the years, with historic maps and photographs of Mount on display.

Vincent Dorrington, Mount Community Group’s Acting Chair, will deliver a presentation about the history of the area at the meeting next week. He said:

“The area of Mount has a surprisingly interesting history. With the help of old maps and photographs that go back to 1854 we intend to tell the story of Mount through a slide show - how it changed from a country back water into a modern suburb.Local residents who have lived in Mount all their lives will provide insights that will inform and surprise at the same time.”

Mount Community Group will also work with Lindley Community Group, including Cllr Cahal Burke and Cllr Richard Eastwood (Lib Dems, Lindley), who have positions as Chairperson and Treasurer respectively.

Councillor Burke said:

“I’m delighted that Mount Community Group is now up and running. The consultation undertaken by the group was really positive. I hope that the group can build on this success and provide opportunities for an active community, bringing together local people, strengthening local decision-making and working with local groups to support improvements in the area.”

The meeting will take place at 7.30pm at Mount Methodist Church on Wednesday 19th April 2017. There is a £2 entrance fee, and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be available.

Further details about Mount Community Group can be found on their Facebook webpage at: https://www.facebook.com/mountcommunitygroup/.


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