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  • 24 Dec 2019 17:08 | Centre Manager (Administrator)

    THE CENTRE WILL CLOSE FOR THE CHRISTMAS BREAK FROM 2PM ON 24 DECEMBER AND WILL RE-OPEN ON 2 JANUARY 2020.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone who has supported The Tech.  What an incredible year it has been. We look forward seeing you in the New Year.



  • 10 Dec 2019 09:29 | Centre Manager (Administrator)


  • 15 Nov 2019 17:34 | Margaret Dale (Administrator)

    Holmfirth is full of such wonderful people!!!!  Very many thanks to all of you who have helped secure The Tech's future.

    We still need more help so please ask your friends and family members to contribute by clicking here to Donate



  • 13 Nov 2019 18:36 | Margaret Dale (Administrator)

    Will you get us there?

    Click here  Donate to help secure The Tech's future

  • 10 Nov 2019 14:08 | Margaret Dale (Administrator)

    We have some good friends - many thanks to all those who have helped us secure the future of The Tech.

    Still a way to go but with your help we will do it!

    Click  Donate to do your bit

  • 23 Oct 2019 11:16 | Centre Manager (Administrator)

    We need your help so The Tech can continue.

    Pledge money to help us secure The Tech's future.

    We need to raise £250,000 by December 31st.

    Click here to Donate

    Email us if you need more information: centre.manager@holmfirthtech.co.uk


  • 14 Oct 2019 11:48 | Centre Manager (Administrator)

    An extension to the license to occupy the Tech, pending purchase, has been agreed.

    The Tech remains open.

  • 25 Sep 2019 08:05 | Centre Manager (Administrator)

    Enjoy all three at The Tech this coming Saturday 28th September. The Café Orchestra are holding an open rehearsal between 10am and Noon at The Tech as a welcome morning for anyone visiting the renowned Holmfirth Food And Drink Festival 2019. 

    Entry is free and all profits will go to The Tech. funds for community arts in Holmfirth.

  • 30 Aug 2019 10:35 | Centre Manager (Administrator)

    We are pleased to say that communications with Kirklees College have been re-established and have gratefully accepted an invitation to a meeting next week.  We are optimistic about this having a positive outcome and will let  you know what progress has been made as soon as we can. 

  • 1 Aug 2019 12:45 | Centre Manager (Administrator)

    The Charity Commission has finally responded to our representation and those of 50 Holmfirth people who expressed their concerns about the future of The Tech.

    We are extremely grateful to Thelma Walker and all the other people who contacted the Charity Commission on our behalf.  Thelma said:

    “I have supported both parties during recent negotiations and have spoken personally to the Charity Commission to try and speed up the decision making, but I am exceptionally disappointed by the College’s decision to serve notice to vacate the premises before the Charity Commission had made a final decision.  I urged the College to urgently reassess its position and consider at the very least extending the licence until the Charity Commission gave their final view on the matter. Now this has been received, it’s time to talk again.” 

    We are also very grateful to the many people who have responded to our Facebook page and raised objections to the public notice.  In two days we reached over 13,000 people! 

    The Parish Council also deserves our thanks for its support.  Councillor Paul Davies said “Holmfirth Tech is an important community asset, standing at the gateway to the Town Centre.  The loss of this facility will have a serious impact on local people and will damage the town centre’s vitality and viability.  Kirklees College still has the chance to do the right thing for the local community, so I ask the Board of Governors to rescind its eviction decision and re-open discussions about the transfer the property to Holmfirth Tech Ltd so that last year’s success can act as the foundation for a new future for this much loved local building.” 

    The Charity Commission’s response has given us a basis to restart discussions with the College about the best way of meeting the Charity Commission’s requirements.  We are very keen to find a mutually acceptable way of transferring the building and hope to meet with the College very soon.  We know that all the users and our other supporters are keen to know what is going to happen in the Autumn to their Tech.

    However, we are now in the midst of the holiday season and there are still a number of complicated matters to be sorted out.  Therefore, we will be asking the College to withdraw its eviction notice and allow us to use the Tech for a further six months. This should give us time to work our way through the various options open to us.

     If you would like to add your voice to our request to the College please email us at support.us@holmfirthtech.co.uk  


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