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Farnley Tyas Community Group

Farnley Tyas Community Group is dedicated to fostering a strong and connected community in the village. This site is a resource for the local village community, and includes information about events in the village and how you can get involved.

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Come and Join In!

The FTCG meets at the Bowling Club on Woodsome Road on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.15pm. We discuss all things Farnley, and how we can improve our village, making it a truly welcoming place for villagers and visitors alike.

We would love you to come along and share your ideas with us - the Community Group is open to all comers. Just turn up!

(And yes, there's a bar!)

Click here for a map to the Bowling Club.

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The FTCG - who we are and how we started

Farnley Tyas Community Group evolved from a small group of people who wanted to make sure the wishes of the residents regarding the future development of Farnley Tyas were taken into account when Kirklees Council was working on a Local Development Framework. The group obtained funding from the Yorkshire Rural Community Council for a Community Plan, and delivered questionnaires to 160 houses.

 

As a result of the feedback, an open meeting was held in the Bowling Club in October 2006, a Committee was formally elected and a constitution was drawn up. A sub-committee then produced a Community Plan, based on the results of the questionnaire, which was printed and delivered to every household in the village in 2008. The FTCG is formally affiliated to the Kirkburton District Civic Society.

What does the Community Group do?

The objectives of the FTCG are to:

  • Represent the interests and concerns of village residents to the local authorities and other stakeholders

  • Organize and support various initiatives and projects that benefit the village and its residents

  • Provide a platform for dialogue, cooperation, and mutual assistance among the residents

  • Encourage the participation and involvement of all residents in the group's activities and decision-making

  • Preserve and celebrate the cultural, historical, and natural heritage of the village

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We have organised three scarecrow festivals since 2010, a car rally treasure hunt in 2017, a garden safari in 2018 and 2024, a race night, numerous quiz nights including one in 2022 in support of Ukraine  which raised £1,110, and we have supported local resident (and current FTCG chair) Nick in his wonderful outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2019 and A Christmas Carol in 2022.

 

We also organised events for the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022, all raising money at different times for church roof, church clock, church kitchen extension, new swings, school playground and the local hospice. All great fun and all well supported by local residents.

We also fill the flower tubs round the village, we set up the monthly Tidy Tyas litter pick, we collect for the SMaSH food bank regularly at our meetings, we donate Christmas presents for Farnley schoolchildren, we have taken on the running costs for the defibrillator from the WI, we organised the memorial for our oldest resident, Eric Briggs - basically we will do what people want us to do - but we do need more of you if you can spare just a bit of time now and then.

Who runs the Community Group?

The day-to-day running of the Community Group is by a Committee of up to 12 local residents, who are elected each year at the Annual General meeting. The Officers of the Committee are the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Communications Officer alongside up to seven other members.

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