Kirkburton Parish Council supports The Welcome Centre | The Welcome Centre

A debate on the impact of rising prices on household budgets was initiated by Green Party parish councillor Robert Barraclough (above) who warned of “hidden” poverty even in apparently affluent areas.

“People think of the Kirkburton Parish as a ‘well off’ area but poverty can be hidden with some people getting by on low fixed incomes, particularly pensioners,” he said.

“We also have community organisations that have been hit hard by the pandemic which limited their opportunity to raise funds and now they face the possibility of higher fees for room hire because of the massive hike in energy bills.

“To tackle these problems we have made a donation of £1,500 to The Welcome Centre who are the largest food bank in our area and asked them to engage with the many villages that make up the Kirkburton Parish.

“We have also encouraged community organisations that have been hit with big room hire costs to apply to the Parish Council for a grant to help deal with these extra costs.”

The Welcome Centre (Huddersfield) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1151282. We are based at 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QB. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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