Our Story so Far
In 2013 we set-up Denby Dale Community Project to save our threatened village library, by raising funds to construct and establish a new community building.
In January 2017 we finally opened!
Over the next 3 years we raised £240,000, thanks to the work of a committed group of local volunteers and financial support from a wide range of donors and local business supporters:
- Kirklees Library Services
- Kirklees Metropolitan Council
- Denby Dale Parish Council
- Garfield Weston
- Denby Dale Area Committee
- Andrew Locke Plumbing
- Conroy Brooks (Developments) LTD
- DDFN School
- Dearneside Press
- Farrar Bamforth Associates Ltd
- Fawcett Electrical
- Forresters Pub
- Fresh Horizons
- Orange Circle
- Pennine Industrial
- Ramsdens Solicitors
- Rixonway Kitchens
- Rogers Geotechnical Services
- Ronan Architects
- Yorkshires Finest Estate Agents
- Philip Fletcher
- Huddersfield Common Good Trust
- Cheridan Raithby Charitable Trust
- Sir George Martin Trust
Our new building replaced one that was no longer fit for purpose, being of temporary construction and 50 years old. We are proud of our new building and offer this photo gallery to demonstrate how it was constructed.
Duke of York Award
In April 2016 our community project was recognised by the Duke of York. His Community Initiative is a Royal Award presented to community groups. To win an award a project must be owned, developed and led by the people they serve, be of real value to the community, be well run and an inspiration to others.
If you would like to find out more about the Duke of York’s Community Initiative please go to www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk