East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP)
Penistone Town Hall, Shrewsbury Road
Penistone, S36 6DY
Call: 01226 763 201
New EPIP LEADER programme now confirmed!
A programme of exchange visits between sites participating in the Makers, Miners and Money route of industrial heritage will be completed this October.
Delegates to the annual European Route of Industrial Heritage conference recently visited Anchor Points on the East Peak Route of Industrial Heritage
The East Peak Innovation Partnership is currently planning for the next round of LEADER programmes which are due to start in January 2015.
The East Peak Innovation Partnership is undertaking an evaluation of the LEADER programme (2009 - 2013).
The final report from the East Peak Traditional Performance Project - A year in the East Peak - can be downloaded from this site.
The Roddam Trail booklet produced by Hoylandswaine Arts Group as part of their LEADER funded project can now be downloaded from their website.
Trans Pennine Trail conservation volunteers have completed a project to install new information boards and a picnic area on the Trans Pennine Trail, west of Penistone.
The rich industrial heritage of the East Peak is being promoted through the creation of a Route of Industrial Heritage focusing on the LEADER area.
A LEADER grant has been awarded to Penistone Line Partnership to encourage more use of the Line to access activities and attractions in the East Peak.
A LEADER grant of £32,526 has been awarded to the Clayton West Millennium Green Trust for improvements at the Millennium Green.
New benches installed at viewing points on the Farnley estate.
The East Peak LEADER programme is making a major investment in the development of two routes linking villages in Kirkburton and Denby Dale parishes with the Trans Pennine Trail.
Beacons at Bolsterstone and Green Moor were lit to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
The East Peak LEADER programme has awarded a grant to Stocksmoor Village Association as part of the Beacons, Viewpoints and Wayside Seats initiative.
The East Peak LEADER Programme is supporting a programme of community arts activities linked to a longer term project to restore a mural by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope in Hoylandswaine Parish Church.
The Soundpost Singing Weekend will take place in Dungworth in October 2011.
The East Peak LEADER programme is providing a grant to Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth Parish Council to support the development of walking in the Parish.
Work has recently begun to restore the two hundred year old walls of Wortley Hall walled garden to maintain the garden for future generations.
Stocksbridge & District History Society archive digitisation is now complete.
A restoration project has been completed at Shepley Methodist Churchyard.
A series of twelve walks around the Bradfield Parish have been put online.
Writing workshops and watercolour classes in Denby Dale
Recent press coverage of 'Here Be Dragons'.
Penistone Line Partnership are delivering a station adoption scheme on the Penistone LIne
Members of the Penistone and District LIG visited the recently restored Rotunda Temple in Stainborough Park.
A new project to support the heritage of brass bands in the East Peak LEADER area.
The craft of dry stone walling is a well recognised professional and voluntary activity in this area.
The East Peak LEADER programme awarded a major grant towards the restoration of the Rotunda Temple at Stainborough Park.
A new website has been created to promote attractions in the Denby Dale and Kirkburton areas
The intention of this project is to erect a series of 3-4 metre high Beacons and possible spectator areas, information and interpretation boards in visible spots across the EPIP area. Bolsterstone Beacon is now completed. Click on the link below for further information.
Bradfield Parish Council has recently been offered a grant to promote and develop walking in the parish. Detailed walk leaflets will be produced and will also be made available electronically for download. Each walk will be waymarked and interpretation boards will be erected providing information about the area, such as the Dale Dyke dam flood disaster. The project will also improve and upgrade existing countryside furniture and enhance the area as a destination for visitors.
Several new LEADER case studies are available from Yorkshire Forward's website.
The East Peak for Young People project, delivered by Sheffield Wildlife Trust, will provide activities for 11-16 year olds in the East Peak LEADER area.
A grant to Art in the Park has been approved by the East Peak Innovation Partnership for support for a volunteer training programme for local people in Stannington, Penistone and Denby Dale.
The Community History through the Arts project, led by Steel Valley Beacon Arts, will develop a musical drama, celebrating and commemorating the history of the communities in the Stocksbridge area.
The historic value of churches and chapels across the East Peak LEADER area together with their potential as heritage attractions will be highlighted thanks to a new LEADER funded project.
The East Peak LEADER programme Village and Community Halls Renewal and Development initiative, launched in 2009, has already generated a great deal of interest.