• library, cafe, gift shop & free WIFI

  • social support for local people

  • vital services for rural villages

  • by the community for the community



How you can use our new community building



Hire our space for your group

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How you can help us


Contact us:

Library: email: denbydale.lic@kirklees.gov.uk     telephone: 01484 414868

Community Building & the Trust  email: chair@ddcp.org

Our normal opening times are:

Monday 10am to 6pm 1pm to 6pm 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 10am to 4pm 10am to 1pm 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 4pm
Thursday 10am to 4pm No staff 10am to 4pm
Friday 10am to 4pm 10am to 1pm 10am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 12.30pm 10am to 12pm 10am to 12.30pm

The Café and Gift Shop: Opening Times

Are open 10am to 4pm each weekday and from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday.

The Library: Opening Times

Is staffed during some of the hours when the building is open, as detailed above. You can both borrow and return books even when the library is not staffed, by using our self issue machine. Let us show you how easy it is to use!

The 2018 Christmas Raffle: Winning Numbers

THANK YOU! to all local businesses for the generous donations and to those who bought tickets. The draw raised £1030 towards our annual running costs.



Kirklees’ libraries consultation

Thank you to everyone locally who took part in the library consultation. Across Kirklees 3,000 questionnaires were completed and 36 submissions were made, including one by DDCL trustees.

We understand from Kirklees that a cabinet paper in July will propose a process for making a decision about the future library service, with the aim of keeping as many libraries open as possible across Kirklees. A final decision is now expected to be made in December 2018.

Read our our submission to Kirklees HERE Please note that the views expressed in the DDCL publication are those of DDCL trustees only and not Kirklees Library Service, who need to remain impartial.

 ddcp18_library consultation submission

Join our Supporters Club!

You can also really help us by making a regular, monthly donation of £1 or more, as a member of our Supporters Club.

Click on the image to download the form and join our club.


News: Open Day & Celebration Event Success!

Our Open Day and Celebration event on Saturday was a great success. See from the photos how the building was buzzing with people all afternoon and, best of all, the smiles on everyones’ faces when our MP Paul Sherriff presented certificates to our local children who successfully completed the national Summer Reading Challenge.

Thanks to everyone who made the event possible – from Kirklees Library Service, Kirkwood Hospice, the first and nursery school, local councillors and, of course, DDCL’s own volunteers and trustees.

If you’d still like to see the display of historic photos of Denby Dale’s school and the village, please pop by – they’ll remain on show for the next week.

Please also take part online in our survey, also launched on Saturday. Tell us what you want most from your community building and help shape its future and the services we offer. Access the survey using this link: https://bit.ly/2xvWzZy

News: John Tarrant retires from DDCL


John Tarrant, one of our founding trustees and Treasurer, has just retired from DDCL. John has worked tirelessly over the last 5 years and contributed to DDCL in so many ways: from writing our first Business Plan, to overseeing the legalities of our asset transfer from Kirklees, to a wide range of handyman and cleaning tasks since we opened. And throughout he kept the accounts for us..  thank you John.


Neil Denby has kindly agreed to take over the role of Treasurer for the next year.  We would welcome any enquiries from local residents who might be willing to join us as a trustee – we need new blood! Please email: chair@ddcp.org