Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 29, 2014

Save Our Libraries

Kirklees Council have announced that they are considering the future of all but Huddersfield and Dewsbury Libraries. Jason spent the day visiting Lindley, Golcar, Marsden, Meltham, Honley and Holmfirth libraries to highlight the wonderful and invaluable service that they provide.

Honley Library

At Lindley library Jason spoke with Deirdre who uses the internet there 3 or 4 times a week. He also met with over 50 local residents who were using the library including a walking group and “Rhyme Time” for children.

Lindley Library

At Golcar library Jason was chatting with residents who were using the Library to research their ancestry, and Marsden Library he heard how the community hub welcomes more than 200 people a day.

Golcar Library

Jason then finished the day at Meltham and Honley and Holmfirth libraries where the computers and internet access were being well used. Jason took part in National Bookstart Week at Holmfirth Library in June.

Meltham Library         National Bookstart Week

Jason says, “Kirklees Councillors have to find a way to keep our local libraries open. They are well used and provide irreplaceable services on the doorstep of our local communities. I will work with all Councillors and community groups who share my vision of protecting and enhancing these community hubs.”

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 28, 2014

Marsden Remembers WW1

Jason joined the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor of Kirklees, local Cllr Donna Bellamy and hundreds of local people for the Marsden Remembers World War One. The event included a parade with the Marsden Silver Band, a service at the Cenotaph in Marsden Park, a service at St Bartholomew’s and a blessing in the Garden of Remembrance. The day also involved the opening of an exhibition in the Parish Church which includes a wonderful mural by students from Colne Valley High School.

Marsden Remembers WW1

Marsden Remembers WW1

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 25, 2014

Institute of Railway Research – Smallpeice Trust

Jason was delighted to be at Huddersfield University’s Institute of Railway Research for the final day of the Smallpeice Trust residential week. The week aims to show year 11 & 12 students how a career in railway engineering can be challenging, interesting and rewarding.

Institute of Railway Research

Institute of Railway Research

The students worked in teams throughout the week to build a small vehicle to try out on the Institute’s test track. Jason presented the prizes to the winning teams and spoke about the excellent work that the Institute carries out.

For more information on the Institute please click here.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 24, 2014

Save Grimescar Valley

Jason joined over 300 residents at Birchencliffe Cricket Club to speak against the Thornhill Estates proposed development of Grimescar Valley.

The plans include 200 new houses on the greenbelt site and more than £750 was raised on the night to held fund the campaign to fight the development. For more information and to find out how you can help the campaign please visit:

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 21, 2014

Ale Trail Action Day

Ale Trail Action Day

Jason joined Colne Valley Cllr Donna Bellamy in Marsden for the Real Ale Trail Action Day. The Action Day is a joint initiative between British Transport Police, Northern Rail and West Yorkshire Police to combat anti-social behaviour and promote a good atmosphere on the Huddersfield-Slaithwaite-Marsden Real Ale Trail.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 18, 2014

Denby Dale Coffee Company

Denby Dale Coffee 2

Jason spent the morning at the Denby Dale Coffee Company in Park Valley Mills Lockwood. The local company supply premium coffee machines and Slush drink equipment across the UK. They have recently supplied a Slush ice drink machine for the Big Brother house and they supply coffee to the Mercedes Formula One team including Lewis Hamilton.

Denby Dale Coffee 3

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 15, 2014

Transplant Awareness Week

Jason is backing Transplant Awareness Week to highlight the importance of telling family and friends your organ donation decision.

Transplant Awareness Week

He joined Golcar resident Paul Taylor, who is on dialysis, to urge people to ‘spell out’ their donation decision to increase awareness that families will be asked to agree to organ donation and to encourage more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.

For more information please click here.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 14, 2014

University of Huddersfield Graduation Ceremonies

Jason was delighted to be a part of the University of Huddersfield Graduation Ceremonies. He joined 170 of the University of the Year’s 2014 Graduates for a procession through the Town centre. The procession was led by the Chancellor of the University, Sir Patrick Stewart.

University of Huddersfield Graduation Ceremonies

University of Huddersfield Graduation Ceremonies

Jason is pictured below with Josh Elderfield and Nosheen Dad, current and former President of the Student Union respectively.

University of Huddersfield Graduation Ceremonies

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 11, 2014

Thank You!

On Sunday 13th April Jason ran his second London Marathon for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Jason managed to beat his 2013 fundraising total and raised a fantastic £4,458.75. Jason would like to say a big thank you to everybody for their generous donations and all the messages of support.

Thank You!

Jason visited the Hospice to meet with Chief Executive Peter Branson who thanked Jason for his efforts. For more information please click here.

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