Pam volunteered at the Crossroads Shop for seven years. She joined the St Bartholomew’s Church Hall committee in 2012 and volunteered there until recently. Pam is Chair of the Friends of Meltham Library and organises class visits to the Library from Meltham C E Primary. Her other involvements include membership of the Meltham Business Group and organiser of the Christmas Lunch for older residents. She was a councillor for Meltham Town Council for two years.
Peter has been involved with many projects in Meltham including the Christmas Lights Committee and Meltham Memories. He led the project for a new roof on St Bartholomew’s Church and organised the renovation of the Clock Tower which included the refurbishment of the carillon. He was Speaker Secretary of Meltham’s Probus Club for eight years until 2018. Peter is Chair of the Carlile Street Residents’ Association.
The Crossroads Meltham Food Bank
The Crossroads Meltham Food Bank was started by Roger and Sheila Furmedge in the Meltham Methodist Church. Now based at the Crossroads Centre, Debbie Still (pictured here), the Foodbank manager and her team of hard workers provide wonderful support for those who need it. Residents donate money and food to ensure the Food Bank can continue and it is generously supported by Morrison’s and the Co-Op. During the coronavirus pandemic the volunteers at the Food Bank worked long and tirelessly to ensure that no one went hungry, and with all the generous community support will continue to do so.
John and his wife Celia have lived in Meltham for over 50 years and contributed a great deal to the life of the town. John has had a longstanding involvement with the Church and was its main fundraiser for the renovation of the Clock Tower. He organised art exhibitions of his own work and other invited artists to raise Meltham’s profile in the wider arts community. John helped to organise Yorkshire Day and established the annual Last Night of the Proms with Meltham & Meltham Mills Band.
Alex retired as the Head Teacher of Meltham C of E Primary School in August 2020 after 12 years. Alex was an outstanding and popular school leader with staff, families, children. The school under his leadership developed outdoor learning and preparing children to become active citizens in their later lives. During his time, the school has become much more closely connected to both the Church and the wider Meltham community with the school’s grounds a regular venue for events including Meltham Memories and the Beer Festival.
Meltham Post Office has been owned and managed by Syed and his family since 2016. Over the last five years, Syed and Taiba have become very much valued and appreciated by many in the local community. Syed maintained postal and personal and business banking services to residents throughout the pandemic when many other local branches were closed. Meltham is extremely grateful for his contribution to the community and feels he went above and beyond to support residents during this difficult time.