Services & Local Amenities
The Town Council provides allotments for residents of Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam and Kinsley. There are currently a number of vacant plots on all the Council's allotment sites. Residents wishing to obtain an allotment plot should contact the Community Centre so that they can be invited to attend the next allotment viewing visit.
The annual bonfire and fireworks display is held at Hemsworth Water Park on 05 November each year. Entrance to this event is free and there is no charge made for the parking of vehicles. (Please note the Hemsworth Water Park car parks are closed for health and safety reasons on bonfire night and designated car parking is behind Hemsworth Park Care Centre and Kinsley Greyhound Stadium.)
The Town Council makes a presentation to residents living within the township who are celebrating an eightieth birthday, ninetieth birthday or any birthday over ninety, a Golden Wedding or a Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Anyone with details of a resident celebrating any of the above please contact the administration office or a Town Councillor.
Hemsworth Town Council along with Wakefield Metropolitan District Council provides a Christmas Lights Switch on event. This takes place on the last Thursday in November each year on Bank Street in Hemsworth. The lights are switched on at 6pm with schools and local churches providing carols throughout the day.
The distribution of selection boxes to local schools and playgroups for children up to and including seven years old takes place every December.
The Town Council holds two brass band concerts each year - one in April and one in October. A free bus service operates between Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam and Kinsley to bring residents to the concerts. In addition entrance is free of charge, refreshments are free of charge and there is also a free raffle during the evening.
The Town Council’s garden scheme is provided for residents of Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam and Kinsley who are aged sixty five and above and have an infirmity. The scheme provides assistance with the cutting of lawns and hedges twice per year between April and October at a cost of £5.00 per visit. Application forms are available from the administration office from February each year.
The grant scheme is open to community organisations based in Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam and Kinsley, or those who can demonstrate how they serve Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam and Kinsley residents. Membership of the organisation must be open to Hemsworth township residents. Please contact Hemsworth Town Council for further details.
Summer Hanging Baskets
Each year the Council provides summer hanging baskets in Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam and Kinsley. In addition the Town Council maintains the flower bed at the side of 1 Bank Street in Hemsworth.