Covid-19 Denby Dale Ward Update

Unfortunately HD8 remains an identified high risk area and we still have a high number of cases in Denby Dale Ward and in our surrounding areas.

Covid-19 Denby Dale Ward UpdateThe number of positive cases that have been reported back in Denby Dale ward has risen to 18.

This works out at a positive case rate, over the 7 day period, of 106 per 100,000 people. This is up from 76 in last week’s update.

This is higher than England’s average rate and is also a higher figure than the Kirklees-wide rate.

There is currently a delay in some test results being processed so the figure for this period may be higher.

This serves as an important reminder about how important it is that we all do what we can to follow the rules and take every precaution possible to protect against the virus;
– to regularly wash hands for 20 seconds – and/or use hand sanitisers;
– to not meet up with people outside your household/support bubble;
– to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces, where it is advised
– to follow social distancing rules by making 2m of space
– and to isolate if you have any symptoms and to try to get a test as soon as is possible.

You can find a summary of the local restrictions on the Government website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-restrictions-areas-with-an-outbreak-of-coronavirus-covid-19.

#WhereinHD8 continues

You will be pleased to hear that we have decided to continue with our #WhereinHD8 campaign.

#WhereinHD8 HD8 Network

But this time we want to draw attention to the different villages in the HD8 area.

On our website there is a page for each village (found on our homepage) where we aim to provide details of the village, as well as a sample of the local events and business based there.

Each Friday we will be spotlighting the different #HD8 villages on social media linking to the pages on our website and ask you for contributions.

Do you have information that you would like to update the pages with?

Maybe you could recommend businesses and events that would benefit from featuring here.

If so, please get in touch and share your photos and stories, while sharing and engaging with our social media posts, to help us reach more people.

Where in the HD8 do you think is amazing and why?

Get involved with Emley Moor Rugby Club

Emley Moor rugby club are looking for businesses that are local to their community rugby club to get involved in the club.

Emley Rugby Club LogoThey currently have junior teams from Under 7s up to Under 16s for boys and girls and are about to start pre-season training with a new open age team. They are passionate about rugby league and the opportunities and lessons that it gives the youngsters and also about bringing together the local community to enjoy sport and the social aspect that being part of the rugby community also brings.

Emley Rugby ClubThey are currently fundraising in order to build some club facilities which would include 6 changing rooms plus a kitchen and function room so that they can invite their visiting teams and all spectators to enjoy refreshments during and after the games. These facilities will also be open to, and available for, the local business community as well as the schools and other sports clubs.

As part of their fundraising efforts they have put together a sponsorship package and would encourage you to get involved on some level, there are various options available and these are detailed below.

  • For a donation of £100.00 you can get your company name on the wall of fame in the new facilities.
  • For £350.00 you can get your name and logo on the wall.
  • For £5,000.00 you can have naming rights to the new building. This would give you good visibility for your brand inside and outside of the facility and on off-site signage as well as a great social media presence when visitors check in.

For all business partners they endeavour to support your business by actively talking about you and your services/product both on and offline amongst their community, they have a large and growing community of players, parents and supporters who are your potential future customers and they also have links with Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity as well as various business owners throughout the Yorkshire area.

If you would like to support your local rugby league club in any way then please email emleymoorcolts@gmail.com and let them know how you would wish to support the venture.

Facts and Figures August 2017

We have 64 Members of varying degrees and a Mailing List of over 1400.

Our Facebook Page has 1286 Likes

Our Facebook Groups members are as follows

HD8 Network Group     547 members

HD8 Day Out                 27 members

HD8 Jobs                       73 members

HD8 Services                 53 members

HD8 Social                     151 members

HD8 Sports                     115 members

HD8 Walking                 28 members

HD8 Wedding                29 members

HD8 Babies                    717 members

HD8 Toddlers                 194 members

HD8 Infants                    17 members

HD8 Juniors                   15 members

HD8 Teenager               7 members

HD8 School Leaver           10 members

Many of these groups are new and none are actively promoted and so all growth and engagement has been organic.  Facebook has now enabled us to link the groups with our Facebook page, which will enable us to promote and engender engagement in these groups.  One of our marketing objectives this year is to increase our cross promotion of our groups and promote their facility wider.  However, we are often told how reliable and trustworthy community we have.

 

Other social media followers include

Twitter/HD8Network      2533 Followers

Instagram                      260 Followers

Linkedin Company Page       59 Followers

Linkedin Group             160 Members

The HD8 Network Page on Facebook reached 593 people last week (6th August – 12th August 2017), however this was a 67% decrease from last week.

Our Tweets earnt 24.9k impressions in the last 28 days, which is the same as on last report.

Facebook referred 1295 page views (20% of referrals) to the website, although this number is expected to greatly increased with use of tracking codes on links shared externally.  Google refers nearly 30% of traffic to our website and nearly 20% is labelled as direct, which is where the tracking codes will assist better analysis.

 

In the last year www.HD8network.co.uk received nearly 7000 visits, from just under 5000 users and received just under 16,000 page views.

Whilst there is a reduction of visits and users reported since we last published these results, there has been similar amounts of page views, which shows people are staying on the site for longer.

Events pages received nearly 4000 page views, the directory received 2137 page views and the Join page, the page to add events and about us have also been the top viewed pages in the last year.

Denby Dale in the area section received the most page views, followed by Clayton West, Skelmanthorpe and Kirkburton.

Last month there were 559 sessions on the website, with an average of 2.5 pages per sessions

Information correct as of 14th August 2017

 

HD8 Business Show at Emley Welfare Ground

This year’s HD8 Business Show will be held on the 12th October 2016 at Emley Welfare Ground.

Think Forensic SkelmanthorpeFor those of you that know of last year’s event, you will know that I chose a quirky venue. Let me tell you a story … One day in January 2015, I visited the awe inspiring Sue at Think Forensic and their new venue in Skelmanthorpe.

While I was walking around looking at the crime scene rooms and the street connecting them, we were chatting and she mentioned the successful Christmas fair she had just held and I suggested the idea of using her premises for a Business Show.

Seven months later HD8 had its first small business trade show.

Local businesses, most of whom I have built relationships with, took stands and chatted with the delegates who attended free of charge.

HD8 Network Business Show 2015There were also a range of speakers talking about business related matters.  In smaller rooms – the aforementioned crime scenes (but not the blood spatter room) there were more personal sessions.

It all went amazingly and it was the perfect choice of venue.

Any way as I was saying …. For those of you that know about last year, I love quirky buildings. I love the beauty, history and narrative the building gives.

 

This year I have chosen Emley football club and surrounding area for the HD8 Business Show

WHD8 Emley Towerhy wouldn’t I? The whole of Yorkshire looks up to Emley. Well that was my argument for wanting to call my daughter Emley.

HD8 Emley Cross

Emley is such a beautiful little village on top of a tall hill. And it has a very big tower on it, which sends tele-signals to the surrounding areas. (Btw my daughter is called Elizabeth.)

The Emley Welfare Ground is a fantastic location with 3 amazing venues with hospitable and friendly managers running them.

A couple of guys from AFC Emley checked out our networking group a few years ago and invited us down to a match. A year later we had had the first HD8 Business Show and I was dreaming about building on the success and planning the second, thinking of a venue, when I remembered the support AFC Emley had also provided promoting this big (potentially) annual event. So I approached Andrew Painten and went to visit the club, being informed there were 2 other buildings as well.

HD8 AFC EmleyWhen I got there I remembered how much parking there was available and headed optimistically to the clubhouse. On my way out to visit the other venues I enquired what was down the corridor. I was shown to the dressing rooms. A bit like Goldilocks I was shown a big room, a medium size one and a … yep you’ve guessed it … a small one. And it clicked; I could see shirts on the walls and benches lined up …. This would be a perfect speaker venue.

I then visited the Emley Youth and Community Centre and was show a newly renovated building with a large open plan kitchen, dining area and activity room.

I was then shown to the Wentworth, which is a lovely square shaped building with the bar across half of the back wall with a seating area in front of it. Then to your right is a big smart, pleasantly decorated function room with good flooring and comfortable long saddles at each end.

How perfect! I just had to pick a date and invite you to join us in making this day a success. (haha, yeah of course it has been that easy).

Book your free delegate tickets here – www.hd8businessshow.eventbrite.co.uk

Find out more about the HD8 Business Show