HoTT activities fall into four categories:
HoTT has several interest groups focused on shared interests and activities:
Our Energy Group was set up to reduce the use of energy in our homes and businesses and to promote use of local, sustainable, energy generating technologies. The Group has developed its first community energy scheme and is seeking to raise awareness of home energy efficiency measures and renewable energy in the Holme Valley.
Contact: Frances Bennett – email@example.com
Our recently established Edible Group has been set up to encourage community growing and to promote use of local sustainable food growing. The Group has currently developed three planting sites in Holmfirth and has two more planned.
Contact: Peter van Ruiten – firstname.lastname@example.org
HoTT Transport has the overall aim of reducing greenhouse gases emitted through travel and preparing for a more sustainable low-carbon future using less car transport and by encouraging more active travel (walking and cycling) as well as public transport. A new HoTT Cycling group has been formed to promote cycling in the Holme Valley and in particular to support those new and learner cyclists. Whether you are interested in taking up cycling for leisure, shopping, going to school or college, or commuting to work, do give us a call if we can help or advise.
Our Recycling Group encourages more local interest in recycling/upcycling as part of our sustainable low-carbon living drive. It also campaigns to ‘fight the plastics’ by reducing single use plastics!. It’s interests are wide ranging in the wastes and recycling sector, including lobbying Kirklees Council to be more ambitious with its household waste recycling and encouraging more and better local recycling by companies and organisations in the Holme Valley. The Group has developed and published a Local Recycling Directory on where to recycle difficult wastes.
Contact: John Queening – email@example.com
HoTT is active in public relations – to raise awareness of issues of concern and to tell people about HoTT activities
HoTT also speaks out on issues of concern to HoTT supporters to public authorities and others – particularly in consultation exercises. Comments were made in 2016 to Kirklees Council as part of its consultation on the Kirklees Local Development Plan proposals covering the next 15 years. More recently, HoTT has commented on the Holmfirth Town Centre Traffic proposals and in March 2019 sponsored the motion for the Holme Valley Parish Council to declare a Climate Emergency. We are currently supporting the Holmfirth Parish Council Climate Emergency standing committee with implementing its Climate Emergency Action Plan; several of our management team are co-opted onto the committee and its working groups.
Press contact: Greta Bradley – firstname.lastname@example.org
HoTT believes in having fun along side our serious work – and this applies to all our activities.
Family and fun events are specifically included in our annual programme.
Watch out for summer and autumn outdoor family events!
The Management Group agrees HoTT’s strategy, considers proposals for activities, and manages our funds. The core membership currently consists of about ten people. The Group meets approximately bi-monthly in the upstairs room at the Tap House, 3 Victoria Square, Holmfirth HD9 2DN. Anyone is very welcome to attend occasionally or regularly – so feel free to come.
Chair: Greta Bradley – email@example.com
Treasurer: Mike Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org