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Hands Off HRI

#HandsOffHRI Campaign Statements

A series of Public Campaign Statements from the Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale based Hands Off HRI Campaign from March 2016 to the present.

Each linked statement below includes a publication date, indicating the day on which the statement was published on the front page of the Hands Off HRI Website.

The Hands Off HRI Campaign Statement Archive below includes:

Hands Off HRILegal UpdateJune 21st, 2016

#HandsOffHRI Campaign Legal Update

‎Hands Off HRI Campaign Legal Update



Hands Off HRIPublic Meeting 2June 6th, 2016

Hands Off HRI Public Meeting at Huddersfield Methodist Mission 2

Information about Hands Off HRI Public Meeting 2

Hands Off HRI Public Meeting...

... to coincide with the end of the CCG's Public Consultation Period.

Hands Off HRI Public Meeting,
Monday 20th, June at 19:00

Everyone welcome!

‎#NotADoneDeal‬ ‪#HandsOffHRI


CCGPublic Meeting 2May 21st, 2016

Greater Huddersfield CCG Public Meeting at Huddersfield John Smith's Stadium 2

Information about Greater Huddersfield CCG Public Meeting 2

The CCG have finally given us a date for the Third Public Meeting.

We need to get as many people down to John Smith's Stadium as possible. Ideally, we need thousands to turn up - just like at St. George's Square on February 27th

This meeting is so important - we need to get anyone and everyone you know down to the stadium! Friends, family, neighbours - anyone who can come and make a noise!!

‎#NotADoneDeal‬ ‪#HandsOffHRI


Hands Off HRILegal UpdateMay 20th, 2016

Hands Off HRI Campaign Legal Update

Hands Off HRI Campaign Legal Update

Irwin Mitchell have highlighted a number of concerns in terms of the consultation.

They are still evidence gathering.

They need to obtain some further information to come to a firm view and mount the challenge.

Judicial Review cases have to be brought within three months of an original decision or at the formative stage of a consultation.


Hands Off HRIAnnouncementsMay 6th, 2016

Important Hands Off HRI Campaign Announcements

Important Hands Off HRI Campaign Announcements Please Read Carefully

Charity status: We have had notification this week that we are unable to become a Charitable Trust.

The reasoning behind the Charity Commission's decision is that the campaign "is political".

After taking advice from Irwin Mitchell it was decided the best option was to become a Not for Profit Limited Company.


Hands Off HRICampaign AimsMay 4th, 2016

Hands Off HRI Campaign Aims Statement

Hands Off HRI Campaign Aims Statement

The sole purpose of our fundraising events and activities is to enable the people of Kirklees and neighbouring areas to challenge:


Charity StatusUpdateApril 25th, 2016

Hands Off HRI Registered Charity Status Update

Registered Charity Status Update

We have just received an email from The Charity Commission.

Our application is still in progress.

However the registration division is experiencing high volumes of work and will be in touch within the next 8 weeks.

We have to appreciate these processes take time.


LegalPositionApril 15th, 2016

Hands Off HRI Clarification of Legal Position

Clarification of Legal Position

Please Note:

The committee have instructed Irwin Mitchell to represent us in our campaign.

Quite rightly, members of the Hands Off HRI Facebook Group have been asking questions about legal aid and the nature of the representation.

If you as an individual or sub-group have any appropriate legal concerns, in the first instance please email...


CampaignProgressApril 14th, 2016

Statement on Hands Off HRI Campaign Progress

Statement on Campaign Progress

We would like to advise you all that we have instructed Irwin Mitchell to act on Hands off HRI Campaign's behalf.

They have been instructed to advise us on the public law aspects of our campaign and act on our behalf pending any judicial review.

This will be to challenge the decision of the relevant public bodies deciding on the reconfiguration of hospitals services in Huddersfield and Calderdale.


ImportantInformationMarch 23rd, 2016

Important information from the Hands Off HRI Steering Committee

Important information from the Hands Off HRI Steering Committee

Here we are, ten weeks into the Hands off HRI Campaign.

This is the most credible community campaign our town has ever seen.

The committee has called a meeting of all sub group coordinators on Wednesday, 30th March at 19:00. The aim of this meeting is...


MeetingRefusedMarch 21st, 2016

Department of Health refuses to meet with Kirklees Council

Department of Health refuses to meet Kirklees Council

Kirklees Council invites the Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Health Services, Ben Gummer to meet and discuss the proposal to shut down the Accident & Emergency Unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Gummer replies, stating: "I do not think it would be helpful to meet at this time,"   insisting that: "[...] this is a local process and not one being directed from Whitehall."