Honley Village Community Trust
Honley Village Community Trust (HCVT) is a registered charity, underneath which Friends of Honley shelters.
The charity’s main aim is to improve the lives and welfare of the people of Honley. One way in which it does this is by providing facilities and equipment for leisure, recreation and education. HVCT has some amazing assets to share with the community; the charity owns Magdale Fields and Magdale Dam and leases the Village Hall from Kirklees Council.
When the charity was established in 1994, one of the first things they did was to purchase Magdale Fields and Dam. They wanted to preserve Magdale as a conservation area of outstanding beauty that can be enjoyed by everyone in the community.
To keep Magdale looking good and a welcoming environment for people and wildlife, HVCT volunteers meet every second Sunday of the month at 10am outside the Burial Chapel at Greencliffe Cemetery. They spend the morning clearing and cleaning Magdale, which helps to reduce the overall cost of managing this stunning beauty spot.
Magdale is well worth a visit. The River Holme runs through Magdale and you can join the Holme Valley Riverside Way there too.
Honley Village Hall
You’ll find the Village Hall at Moorbottom, just around the corner from the roundabout and opposite Trinity Church. The Trust volunteers gave the Village Hall a complete makeover when they took over from Kirklees Council and it’s now accessible for all. It’s also a great place to hold community events, clubs, meetings and even parties. Many clubs and organisations take advantage of the reasonable rates for their regular meetings, which are listed on the Village Trust website.
In front of the Village Hall is a 3-lane Petanque pitch. This village resource can be used by anyone. Between 9.30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, you can even borrow boules free of charge from the Village Hall. There’s also a Honley Petanque Social Group that meets at the Village at 10am every Saturday. Anyone is welcome to turn up and give Petanque a go, boules are provided and you don’t need any experience, just go along and have fun.
More from HVCT
Four times a year, the Honley Flyer drops through the letterbox of every house and business in Honley. Written and delivered by HVCT volunteers, the Flyer has updates about village life, businesses and proposed developments.
The Trust is always on the lookout for new members and volunteers to help out with projects and more. If you’re interested in getting involved with Honley Village Community Trust email firstname.lastname@example.org