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They’re walking in a Windy Wonderland!

Jason Kerry KFTRA fieldworker, JessicaThorpe, Farther Christmas, Harrison Thorpe and Olivia Thorpe.

Jason Kerry KFTRA fieldworker, JessicaThorpe, Farther Christmas, Harrison Thorpe and Olivia Thorpe.

Around 150 people attended the first Windy Bank Christmas fair in the estate’s community centre.

The event was the first major event organised by the estate’s newly re-vamped tenants’ and residents’ association which hailed it a huge success.

Stall holders, who run small businesses and craft enterprises from Windy Bank estate and nearby, were invited to sell their wares and inspire others.

Trading Standards staff were also there to show people, through their taste challenge, that the big, expensive brands are not always the best, and to highlight the pitfalls of counterfeit goods.

TRA members and Conservative ward councillor Lisa Holmes got crafty in the children’s workshops where salt dough Christmas tree decorations and Christmas cards were being made, and Santa gave out presents.

The Windy Bank Cook and Chat group provided refreshments and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing treated the visitors to a lesson in cake decorating.

Michael Austin, a new recruit to the TRA, said: “Leading up to the event we were so worried that nobody would come but when I saw those first faces coming through the door I got a warm feeling and knew everything was going to be fine.”

Labour ward councillor Simon Alvy thanked the TRA for all their hard work and wished the members well in the future as he drew the raffle prizes.

 

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