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TRA Celebration/Equipment Grants – March 2014

TRA Celebration/Equipment Grants – March 2014

KFTRA Fieldworkers helped the following 61 Tenants and Residents Associations in Kirklees to successfully apply for a £100 community grant.

Almondbury   Central
Ashworth   TRA
Batley   Carr (Dewsbury) TRA
Batley   Central Estate
Becketts Estate
Birstall Central
Blagden Farm
Bradcroft   TRA
Bradley   TRA
Burhouse   Court & New Street TRA
Canterbury   Estate TRA
Chickenley   TRA
Close   View Residents TRA
Cottage   Homes TRA
Cowersley   TRA
Crossley TRA
Deacon   Close TRA
Deercroft TRA
Drop   By Community Resource
Eightlands   TRA
Fern   Lea TRA
Fieldhead   TRA
Firthcliffe   TRA
Friends of Springwood
Highlands   TRA
Howden Clough TRA
Lees   Moor
Lockwood   Close
Longfield   & Ridgeway
Longley   & Lowerhouses
Longwood   TRA
Malham   Action Group
Netherton   TRA
Netherwood   Close TRA
New   North Road TRA
Newsome   TRA
Overthorpe Thornhill
Quarmby   TRA
Rawthorpe   TRA
Richmond   Avenue
RJS   Family Homes
Salendine   Nook TRA
Schole   TRA
Shawcross   TRA
Skelmanthorpe   TRA
Standiforth   TRA
The   Courts Residents
Thornhill   Lee Central TRA
Trinity Gardens TRA
Turnsteads TRA
Walker   Street
Walpole & Balmoral TRA
Whitacre   Close TRA
Wilton TRA (Batley)
Windybank   TRA
Woods   2 Carrs
Wroe   Street TRA

New KFTRA Management Committee member for Batley

New KFTRA Management Committee Member for the Batley & Spen Neighbourhood

MichaelAt the KFTRA Delegates meeting held on Monday February 10th 2014 at Huddersfield Town Hall.
Michael Ray of Chinewood TRA was successfully nominated and elected to the KFTRA Management Committee, bring the Batley Neighbourhood compliment up to its full six members.

At the same meeting Pauline Leetham of Scholes TRA was unanimously elected by the Batley Pauline Leetham (Scholes)1members to be the Batley & Spen Neighbourhood Lead to represent the neighbourhood at KFTRA Executive meetings and provide a lead role on tenant participation in the area.

KFTRA would like to congratulate Michael  and Pauline on their elections and wish them every success in their new roles.


Big Energy Saving Week

The BIG Energy Saving Week 2014

BIG Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week is back! January 2014 will mark the third Big Energy Saving Big Energy Saving WeekWeek; a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

Energy is a huge issue and accessing it cheaply, getting support where needed and saving it where possible can have a massive impact on consumers’ ability to manage their energy usage and cost.

Many people stay on the same tariff or with the same energy supplier for years, without realising they could be getting a better deal elsewhere. They could be saving up to £200 a year, particularly if they have never switched before.



Contact your energy supplier to check you
are on the best tariff and payment method for your circumstances, or if they can offer you any discounts to cut your bills.

Contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau to check you are not missing out on any benefits or tax credits that could boost your income.


Visit an accredited switching website to see if you could get your energy cheaper elsewhere. Shopping around for your energy supplier could save you as much as £200 if you have never switched before.

If you use heating oil as your main fuel, see if there are any local oil buying clubs you can join. If not, you might want to start your own.


If you’re worried about how much money you’re spending to heat and light your home,
or just want to spend less, there are some simple steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient.

Keep in the heat by insulating the cavity walls and the loft of your home – you could save up to £320 per year. Most suppliers are giving away free or discounted insulation and other energy efficiency measures so ask if you’re eligible.

For more information, visit http://www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk or call 0300 123 1234


Find out how much you can save and get advice about your money and debts at this free session delivered by Chris Fitzsimmons from CAB

Ring KFTRA to book on 01484 223466 or email general.admin@kftra.net

Wednesday 5th February 2014 – 10.00-12.00am at Huddersfield Town Hall

Thursday 6th February 2014 – 2.00-4.00pm at Dewsbury Town Hall

Ring KFTRA to book on 01484 223466 or email general.admin@kftra.net

Batley Central Newsletter – Spring 2013

Batley Central Newsletter – Spring 2013

Please click on the link below for the latest news on whats happening in Batley Central

Batley Central Newsletter June 2013

Wilton TRA – Easter Funday

Wilton TRA – Easter Funday

Around 150 people, young and old, turned out to enjoy a magnificent Easter Community Funday at Bleak House on Wilton Estate, Batley.

The winter snows finally melted away as Wilton residents turned out in force to celebrate Easter and the return of spring. The community enjoyed egg and spoon races, a bouncy castle, plants to take home, an Easter egg hunt, craft activities and face painting. There was also the chance to take part in a taste challenge to see if the brands we love really do taste better than supermarkets’ own brands and to sample some of Wilton’s finest home baking including buns made by children from the Carlinghow and Wilton Children’s Centre.

 This was the first event organised by Wilton TRA since their chair person Colin Priestley was taken seriously ill just before Christmas last year.

Colin, who came out of hospital this week, said “I was really pleased to hear that so many young people were out enjoying themselves and that so many agencies were supporting the TRA. I really hope that the community will get behind the committee now to help us make Wilton a better place for all of us.”

 Ann Marie Littlewood, the TRA secretary, said “It was a fantastic day and a lot of hard work. We would love to do more things like this and we have so many Ideas for Bleak House and Wilton but with a small group of volunteers it’s hard to make it all happen.”

 If you think you might be able to help the TRA, please contact Ann Marie on 07783 582817 or Jason Kerry at Kirklees Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations on 01484 223466 or email jason.kerry@kftra.net