NCCA - Helping to make our area a great place to live
Litter Pick April 6th 2014
Sunday, 23 March 2014 00:00

 Mega Village Litter Pick

 Sunday 6th April 2014

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Calling all Newmillerdam residents!

Could you spare 2 hours on Sunday 6th April to help make our village beautiful for the Spring and Summer?

 

If so, please meet us at 10:00 am in the car park of the Fox and Hounds.

Litter pickers and black bags will be provided.

 
Village Green Meeting 14th January 2014
Monday, 27 January 2014 00:00

Newmillerdam Community & Conservation Association – Village Green Group

Meeting: Thursday 16th January 2014

 

Meeting minutes as attached below.

David Talbot

Secretary NCCA Village Green sub group.

VG Meeting minutes 16 January 2014

 

 
Traffic Monitoring meeting 30th January 2014
Saturday, 21 December 2013 14:11

Our next traffic monitoring meeting is scheduled for Thursday the 30th January 2014

7:00pm in the Hotel St Pierre, Barnsley Road 

One year ago a meeting on traffic issues in Newmillerdam was held by NCCA.

As a result a small sub-group was established to consider the list of issues raised and to report back to a meeting arranged for June. Unfortunately that meeting was cancelled at short notice and the meeting arranged for January 30th 2014 is the first opportunity for a full report to the NCCA membership.

A number of the matters raised last year were considered to be outside the competence of the sub-group so it concentrated on the rest. An unofficial census was made of vehicular traffic. Consultation was held with Gist, the hauliers for Marks & Spencer. Action was taken to remove Hill Road from Sat-Nav systems. Suggestions were put to Council Officers & the West Yorkshire Police. There are other on-going matters. If you want to hear the full report or if you want to ask questions or suggest further matters of concern come along to the meeting on January 30th.

We have also invited Graham West, head of Wakefield councils department for highways and Inspector Richard Clare of West Yorkshire police along to listen and comment where necessary.

Please come along to listen or contribute, or if you can't make it and want to raise a question or issue please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 01924 258672

 

 
Traffic Monitoring Update to AGM
Saturday, 21 December 2013 14:11

Following the Open meeting on traffic issues held on 31st January 2013 an NCCA sub-group was set up consisting of Freddie Marshall, Sally Clamp. Leanne Nicholls, John Peebles and the two councillors, June Drysdale and Monica Graham. Additionally, Roger Holmes has attended our meetings on behalf of Sandal Residents’ Association.

Initially the group considered the list of action points generated at the January meeting and recorded by David Parr (the list can be viewed). Some of these were considered to be issues more general than truly relating to traffic so we refined them down to a few specific issues.

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Autumn 2013 Newsletter
Friday, 01 November 2013 08:27

Take a look at our latest newsletter

Click the link to open -->  Autumn Newsletter

 
View from the village green
Monday, 28 October 2013 00:00

View from the village green, a reflection of the year 2013

Winter

The cold days can be a quiet time in the countryside but not on the village green. The snow came and all ages took to the slopes of the southern meadows for sledging. A day of woodland thinning to stem ash sapling growth and give mature trees breathing space took place with the help of tree warden Roger Parkinson, as well as a bird box building session assisted by Wakefield Council countryside ranger Andrew Mcguiness ahead of the breeding season.

Spring

As things warmed up projects initiated at our meetings began to come to fruition – second hand litter bins supplied by Wakefield Council Streetscene appeared at the entrances on School Hill and Boyne Hill, flower beds were readied and the Jubilee tree was given an Easter makeover by the brownies for the Yorkshire In Bloom bid.

Summer

The NCCA summer meeting and barbeque took place on the green to celebrate 5 years of village green status. TCV continued to improve the pathways, the meadows finally burst into bloom giving the biodiversity group the opportunity to count our species, a bat walk again with countryside ranger Andrew Mcguiness was held in conjunction with the European bat weekend, and the Yorkshire In Bloom judges were able to walk around a beautiful space. Pennine Community began to install the rustic rail alongside the steps at the bottom end of the green.

Autumn

Brand new litterbins match funded by Wakefield Council Streetscene and NCCA have replaced the second hand bins. We finally got the top meadow cut and raked with a wonderful community effort, which underlines the cooperation which has been built up.


Future Events

Ash sapling / woodland thinning – 22nd February 2014

Build a bird box day – late January 2014 To Be Confirmed

Tree identification walk – 2014 date TBC

Clive and Cath Moxham

 
Newmillerdam win GOLD
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:00

Newmillerdam win Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award

 

The 2013 RHS Yorkshire in Bloom awards ceremony were held in September at the racecourse in York and Newmillerdam were awarded a stunning Gold for this year's entry, a remarkable achievement and fantastic reward for the ongoing efforts since our initial entry in 2011 where we achieved a Silver Gilt.

The afternoon session produced another surprise with Newmillerdam being awarded the winners of a discretionary award in the category of Large group community, a special recognition whereby groups and communities have worked together to support a main entry. A massive thank you to the volunteers for The Tree Wardens, Friends of Newmillerdam Country Park, the businesses, Pennine community, The Village Green and NCCA members.

For more information on the project and how you can get involved email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and look out for the sale of this years Britain in Bloom application portfolio, a superb record of the achievements of the team todate.

If you fancy joining the group, call Gary Walker on 01924 250148, you will be more than welcome.

 

 
Congratulations Roger Parkinson BEM
Sunday, 16 June 2013 00:00

Congratulations to Roger Parkinson                          

A huge congratulations to Roger Parkinson our local hero of the Tree Wardens Volunteer Group and inspiration behind the Newmillerdam Arboretum project.

Roger has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen's 2013 birthday honours list for his services to the environment and community in Wakefield.

A huge cheer also for his wife Christine and his family who provide the support and understanding needed to maintain his dedication and inspiration throughout the years.

A massive well done and congratulations from all his friends in NCCA.

 
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