Don’t ignore our Folk Festival

Cleckheaton Folk Festival 2011 - parade through the town. (d04061183)
Cleckheaton Folk Festival 2011 - parade through the town. (d04061183)

WHAT is the point of Kirklees Council’s Together magazine? I was in support of this publication but I wonder why now. At a time where cutbacks are being forced onto people, what is the point of the Spen Valley tax payer paying for something that just about ignores us.

One of the biggest events in Kirklees is the Cleckheaton Folk Festival which took place this weekend. Is there any mention in the July/August addition? No!

In fact according to Together there is no mention of any events in the Spen Valley in July which is not true, there are, and not just established events like the Cleckheaton Folk Festival, now in its 24th year, but a number of other events that have been ignored.

It is sad when people go to such lengths, put so much time and effort in just to be left out of a publication that is supposed to cover the whole of Kirklees and not just the parts that are in the south of Kirklees plus Dewsbury and Batley. Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, Liversedge, Gomersal Roberttown (no mention of the Roberttown Beer Festival) and all other parts of the Spen Valley do exist.

JOHN A RAMSDEN

Carlton Way

CLECKHEATON