Savoy Square celebrations were the reel deal

May I, on behalf of Spen Valley Civic Society, publicly thank everyone who was involved in the successful Cleckheaton event last Saturday, marking the 10th anniversary of Savoy Square, opened in 2003 after being transformed from a derelict town-centre eyesore by the Civic Society.

Special appreciation goes to the organisations who worked with the Civic Society for this event: Totally Locally, Spenborough Chamber of Trade, Cleckheaton Folk Festival, St John’s Church, Sustrans and North Kirklees Ramblers.

Thanks to the dancers from Persephone and Thieving Magpie, and to all the Cleckheaton shopkeepers who took part in the Family Film Trail around the town centre. Thank you to Tesco for donating fruit and juice for smoothies made on the liquidizer bike.

Thank you to Spen Valley Area Committee which gave a grant towards the event.

Thank you to all your readers who came into Cleckheaton and took part, including our local councillors and our MP Mike Wood. For those who would like to tell the Civic Society what they think the derelict sites just outside the town centre should be used for, our survey is still available to complete in Matthew’s Coffee House, Blend Café Bar and Viv’s Café in Cleckheaton’s Indoor Market until the end of June.


Secretary Spen Valley Civic Society