- Use the Worth Valley club programme on this page!
Want to know what is coming up? Click the programme tab and you'll see what our Programme Secretary Catherine Bishop has put on there. There are also important dates to make sure you are available such as the county rally and the district rally too so
do have a look. If you have any good ideas for meetings in the future be sure to let Catherine know!
- Land Art making a come back in 2017
Many members will remember Worth Valley's big land art project in 2014 where we animated the route of the Tour de France, Grand Depart. Whilst it has been relatively quiet for the last couple of years land art wise, this look like they are about the pick
up in 2017. There are already plans in place to launch our crime prevention project through the use of a giant land art of the Fields of Vision logo. In addition we are talking to a business which is wanting us to help with doing some land Artworks near
Sheffield for the Tour de Yorkshire in April. As we know more we'll let you know. If you'd like to see more about the land art we have previously done go to fieldsofvisionlandart.btck.co.uk/
- Fields of Vision Rural Intelligence on schedule
Worth Valley's YFC's crime fighting project is on schedule to go live in late March. Members voted last month on which logo the Fields of Vision project should have and work is now in full swing on the website that people will use to register.
The project will use the smart phone application WhatsApp together with community spirit to report suspicious activity and crime in a
co-ordinated and real time manner. We now know that our members 13 years and over as well as people in the local rural community will be able to sign up to the conversation and that there are 256 places in the conversation in total.
Worth Valley spokesman Joe Holmes said, “Our Young Farmers members felt that the level of crime in rural Worth Valley reached an all-time high in 2016 with criminals even targeting our local hospice. Out of this came the Fields of Vision Rural Intelligence
idea so that rather than just moaning about it we can hopefully work with the police to reduce it.”
The project has been made possible due to support from the West Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund.
- Worth Valley are talk of the County
WORTH Valley Young Farmers have the gift of the gab.Members enjoyed success in a county public speaking competition.The junior reading team – Abi Morris, Kirsten Kitson and Rebecca Goulding – was first overall.All three are new members, in their first
season of public speaking.Kirsten also gained a third spot in the junior vote-of-thanks section.In the senior after-dinner speaking category, five members were placed individually and were in the first and third teams overall.Notable performers included Beth
Cook, who won the 'respondent to the visitors' section.Craven District YF, of which Worth Valley is a part, took the overall public speaking trophy.In a sports contest held the same day, Worth Valley's junior rounders team finished fourth, higher than expected
against older and more experienced teams.
- Fields Of Vision Idea Takes Hold
An exciting project originating in the Worth Valley is among 47 schemes approved for the 100-day cultural festival leading up to the Grand Depart.The successful commissions for Yorkshire Festival 2014 are being officially revealed in Leeds today.Among
them is Fields of Vision, a land art initiative building on an idea first put forward by the Worth Valley Young Farmers Club.It will be delivered by a partnership co-ordinated by Pennine Prospects, and will include huge land art installations across the South
Pennines, including locations in Hainworth, Stanbury and along the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.Local groups, schools and the wider community will be involved in sowing and cutting designs into a series of fields during the Spring.Andrew Wood, of Worth
Valley Young Farmers, paid tribute to the Worth the Tour group, The Sports Turf Research Institute and Pennine Prospects, which enabled him and his colleagues to progress their idea.“It’s quite a coup for us to have this chosen, when only 47 out of 400 submissions
were selected,” he said.“Millions of people all over the world will see these artworks.“A lot of the art will be created through sowing, which will be done when the weather is good enough.“Most of the designs haven’t been created yet, but we’ve chosen sites
where the art will be visible from ground level, as well as from the air.We want this to be for local people – not just for the TV cameras and helicopters.Liz Barker, of Worth the Tour, a community group set up to co-ordinate local activities around Le Tour,
said: “We’re very proud and excited one of the great projects we’re supporting has been selected as an official cultural festival event.“We’re now looking forward to helping bring the project to life. We know it’s going to be a huge attraction.”Pennine Prospects
chairman, Pam Warhurst, said: “This land-art project brings together artists, young farmers, cyclists and the community to sew and weave original designs into the stunning South Pennines landscape.“The installations will grow and flourish during the festival
to really put the South Pennines on the map during the Tour de France.”Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council executive member for employment, skills and culture, said she was delighted that a project which originated in the Bradford district that
involves so many organisations and sites has been chosen as part of the Yorkshire Cultural Festival.
“We're working with a number of organisations and groups to ensure that the Tour de France experience promotes the creativity and energy within the district,” she added.Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the world’s first cultural festival to run alongside the build-up
to the Tour de France.The event begins on March 27, and is designed to promote the county’s artistic heritage and landscapes.It is the brainchild of Welcome to Yorkshire, and has been backed by Yorkshire Water, Arts Council England and Yorkshire local authorities.
- Worth Valley Young Farmers to repeat ‘Big Society’
Following the past two years successful contribution towards the ‘Big Society’, Worth Valley Young Farmers are preparing to report for duty again.
The Club are again offering the manpower of their members and some of their upcoming Tuesday night meetings in August, to undertake tasks which can be suggested by community groups. In previous years, the club have helped to renovate
a path in Holden Park, painted the fences at Oxenhope Station and assisted Haworth Tennis Club.
- Raise Funds For The Club Shopping Online
Raise money for Worth Valley the easiest way ever just by shopping online. All you need to do is follow the link to the Easy Fundrasing website and sign up to raise funds for Worth Valley Young Farmers Club. Then when you want to but something just search for
the website your buying from on Easy Fundraising and when you make your purchase the club gets a little bit. Its really easy to do and the website ranks us against the other YFC clubs and counties where not in the top 10 yet so we need folks to sign up & get
shopping. Drigg YFC have raised £822 so far so they will take a bit of catching! It also shows who has been raising the most for the club Oggy has raised the most so far so see if you cant beat him to the number 1 spot & get raising money today!!