Parliamentary Candidate Mark Eastwood visited Shepley Library on Saturday 5th January 2019 to support the village's Natural History event. The event was well attended and Mark was able to meet up with local Kirkburton Councillors Richard Smith & John Taylor who were also supporting the event.
There was a range of activities including opportunities for people to make brid feeders and wood gnomes. There were also representatives from Stirley Community Farm, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Meltham Wildlife Rescue who also brought along two young hedgehogs for people to meet. Cllr John Taylor had also arranged to borrow some stuffed animal exhibits fromTolson Museum which were also on display.
" It was great to meet people and see how interested especially young people are the local wildlife we have in this area and in all aspects of conservation. The work of the Wildlife Rescue Trust is especially inspiring and it is great to hear the stories of injured wildlife which they have been able to return to full health and release once more into the wild." said Mark Eastwood