Jo Cox Great Get Together

Foulridge Parish Council held their second Jo Cox Great Get Together on Sunday 4th June which would have been Jo Cox’s 44th birthday. Jo was an MP for Spen & Batley and was murdered 3 years ago. In her maiden speech in Parliament, Jo said,  “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”. Jo wanted a chance to bring our communities together to celebrate what unites us.

To bring our own community together, The Parish Council invited villagers to an afternoon tea with music from the Trawden String Quartet. Unfortunately, the excellent weather and the England football game conspired to work against us and the turnout was not as good as we would have hoped.

Even so, all who attended had a very good time and there was a surprise appearance of Andrew Stephenson who bought a 2019 Foulridge Calendar which has just gone on sale. Donations were kindly made to the Foulridge Village Hall Fund.


We were very pleased that there were 18 attendees for our coffee morning so our
regular, monthly get-togethers are growing nicely.

Of course, not everyone brought a book to swap but that is not necessary. We just wanted to get people chatting over a coffee/tea. After a while, we pushed the tables together so that we were one big happy group! It was very enjoyable.

Next coffee morning and book swap will be on Thursday 17th May.

We look forward to seeing you and don’t forget – the coffee or tea is FREE!


Thursday 22nd March 2018

The coffee morning was quite a success. OK so we had just 8 residents to visit us, but you have to start somewhere and we hope that word will get around  and more people will come, especially when the weather starts to pick up.

But we had a nice time and a chat and in fact it got quite busy at one stage with folk
coming all at once (as is usually the case as I am sure you all know). It’s like buses – none at all then 3 at once!!

Starting next month on Thursday 19th April we will be having a regular Coffee Morning and Book Swap every 3rd Thursday in the month. We will be asking villagers what they would like to see happen in the village hall in the future.

See Forthcoming Events for the poster
See you there!



Thursday 8th March 2018

I woke up on the morning of 8th March looking forward to our first Coffee Morning
Drop-In and low and behold – SNOW!! Lots of it!
Not to be deterred, Hazel and I opened up the Village Hall (living in hopes that at least one or two folk would brave the elements) and eventually there were myself, Hazel, Graham, Maureen and Tony (Councillors) and then in walked Stewart our caretaker and his wife Susan. So we had a nice, cosy little gathering and quite enjoyed ourselves even though there were no other Villagers. One of us even bought 5 books. The books can be swapped or can be bought for 50p each. A very good selection actually.