Monday 11th June
Village News: Diamond Jubilee event
A small, dedicated group of people representing several of the voluntary groups in the village set out some eighteen months ago to organise a picnic in the park to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee!
All arranged and hoping for good weather the group set out the bunting, flags, stalls and games; refreshments were prepared and laid on by members of the bowling club.
People started arriving before 1.00pm with their picnic baskets and, although the weather was not perfect it stayed fine all day and everyone enjoyed themselves
Music was played throughout the afternoon thanks to Peter and David Howarth and there were games for all ages, mini Olympics and bowls on the bowling green.
The formal part of the afternoon was the unveiling of the new blue plaque on the portico by Sir Paul Holden Bart who at 89 years old is still as sprightly as ever and a pleasure to talk to. Accompanied by his wife and daughter he travelled up from Farnham to be with us on this special day. He spoke with gratitude and high regard for members of the Friends of Holden Park and Oakworth Village Society for the work they have done in maintaining and improving the park which was originally the home of his great-grandfather, Sir Isaac Holden and given to the people of Oakworth by his family after his death.
Other guests of honour were Richard Jackson – Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Councillor Mike Gibbons – Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford and Councillor Sally Walker – Deputy Mayor of Keighley.
We were also pleased to welcome all three of our District Councillors – Glen Miller, Russell Brown and Rebecca Poulsen,
Tuesday 12th June
Police & Community Contact Point: Nuisance males on railway lines
On Saturday 9th June PCSO's 925 Smallwood and 484 Barrett responded to a report of nuisance males on the train tracks between Oakworth and Haworth. Officers boarded the train and stopped the males in a tunnel and moved them on from the area.