Blackshaw Village Fete – Saturday 30 August 2014

Blackshaw feteBlackshaw Head Village Fete – 30 August 2014

Our neighbours will be providing amazing entertainment, lovely food, a Dog Show, a Fell Race, and the wonderful Produce Tent..

Start planning which cakes and veg you’re going to enter!!

You can download programmes and entry forms for this year’s fete by clicking the links below:-

Fete Programme 2014

Adult Produce Competition 2014

Children’s Produce Competition 2014

Dog Show 2014

Children’s Games 2014

 

 

Charity Gala Supper at the Bowling Club

This is your chance to dress to impress and be served food from a Michelin trained Chef – Iain Tiller has trained under Raymond Blanc and worked throughout Europe in ‘three rosette kitchen’ teams, achieving a Michelin Red M and an International MARCH award along the way, as well as appearing on TV & radio shows.

Saturday 27th September from 7.30 pm.

Tickets £25. The menu will be promoted well in advance – so you can marry up your food with your own wine..

All proceeds will be shared between the Heptonstall Village Team and a local pet rescue charity.

 

Alice’s Run – Sunday 31 August 2014

Alices run Flyer - july 14A multi-terrain 10km race in celebration of the life of Alice Redmond.  Starting in Brearley Field, Mytholmroyd and finishing at Calder High School.

All proceeds donated to Epilepsy Action.

Click on image to see more details….

Print out a copy and put in you local notice board.

We hope that as many of you as possible can make it for what will be a lovely day’s run or walk around the Calder Valley.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Steve and Liv Redmond.

Gospel choir at St Thomas Church

Presenting!!!!

The 3 valleys gospel choir

Allow us to take you through a journey of soulful heartfelt songs from traditional to pop!

At St Thomas The Apostle Church, Heptonstall, Saturday 19 July at 7.30pm

Tickets £7.50 or £5 concessions. Pay on the door. For more info call Dawn: 01422 843856

http://www.3valleysgospelchoir.

The event is to raise funds for Heptonstall Festival . Other planned events include:

A Jazz brunch – a late lazy brunch to ease your way into a relaxing day – Saturday / Sunday in August – exact date tbc.

Pre-festival disco – Heptonstall Bowling Club – Saturday 6 September – from 8pm

New events arranged by the Heptonstall Village Team

The Heptonstall Village Team aims to provide our older generation with a varied, interesting calendar of social activities. However, guests want to mix up the generations, and run events appealing to young and old alike.

We have 4 new events for your diaries:

Lunch at The Cross Inn: 12:00 – 2:30pm on Wednesdays 23rd July , 13th Aug, 27th Aug & 24th Sept

Gillian Whitaker and Jan Lymer

Gillian Whitaker and Jan Lymer

After the great support shown for the first lunch event, we now have 4 more for your diary. We will continue to take feedback and develop ideas for future. For these, we are also offering a range of home-made soups and sandwiches, as well as Sean’s amazing pie and fabulous chips! Scrabble, dominoes, whist drive etc will also be available.

If you need support to get there, please phone:

Jane Hartman 01422 846675/ Georgina Sutcliffe on 01422 845837/Jan Lymer 01422 847979

 

Cake & Conversation, with the Shaggy Dog Storytellers – Sunday 10th August: 1 – 4pm at the Social & Bowling Club.

Cake and ConversationThe ladies and gents of Heptonstall would love to invite ALL people who love living here to a wonderful day of storytelling, music and reminiscences about Heptonstall.

The average age of the team developing and delivering this event for your entertainment is 95, with one lady of 100 and a couple more knocking on the door to 100!

£5 including afternoon tea of sandwich & cakes.

This will be a wonderful family day for all age ranges, with professional story-telling

from Calder Valley’s very talented bunch. Please encourage your family, friends and neighbours to attend. This will be a day to remember for some time to come, as well as a chance to meet up with old friends, or make some new ‘old’ friends.

To reserve a place, email boattart@gmail.com, or ring Jan on 01422 847979.

Click on image to see full size poster version you can print out and put up in your window of on your local notice board.

 

Coach Trip to Knaresborough: Wednesday 17th September

The trip is on a Knaresborough market day, leaving Heptonstall at 10:30am, & picking up at, or near, Mytholm Court at approx. 10:40. En route, we will stop for a comfort break, arriving in Knaresborough around 1pm. After a leisurely look around the shops etc, we will stop at a fish and chip restaurant for tea on our way back, and arrive back in Heptonstall by 6:30 – 7:00. Coach cost is £10 (to be collected ahead of the day). Please phone Jane Hartman on 01422 846675 to secure your place ASAP, and no later than 1st Sept. For transport to and from the Bowling Club, if needed, phone Jan on 01422 847979

 

Poetry Reading with Eileen Barnes – Sunday 7th September – 1pm onwards at The Bowling Club

Eileen Barnes

Eileen Barnes

Another amazing Heptonstall Village family day; three local poets will be reading a selection of First World War poetry as well as work from their own publications.

Award winning Sarah Corbett, who has been shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot and Forward prizes, will be joined by Simon Rennie and Michael Crowley, as well as poetry from the floor by many current and former residents of the parish area.

£5.00 entrance including a sandwich, cake and refreshments.

This social event, open to all, is being organised by Eileen Barnes, 85, who lived in Heptonstall Parish for most of her life, and now resides in Mytholm Court.

Once again, to reserve a place contact Jan on 01422 847979 or email boattart@gmail.com

 

The Heptonstall Village Team                                                                       

Heptonstall Traffic Group Report, July 2014

Following a request by the Traffic Group the police have taken action to enforce the Village 20mph zone. Results of this action have so far shown no significant infringement.

Calderdale Council have agreed a policy to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential areas in the Borough over the next three years. The Council is currently considering how the policy is to be implemented. The initiative may resolve the question as to how we get the present 20mph zone in Heptonstall extended to cover all built-up areas in the Parish.

Traffic obstruction problems due to inconsiderate parking on Longfield/Southfield appear to have eased following the introduction of ‘mini-buses’ but problems caused by parking outside and above and below the Cross seem to be on the increase. This problem is under investigation to see how it may be resolved.

Preliminary work has been carried out to introduce ‘decorative’ Village entry signs welcoming visitors and requesting careful driving. This is another part of our campaign to slow drivers down and make the Village safer.

Planning has provided advice on how we might best obtain permission for a new off-road car park on Valley View Road. Preliminary proposals have been drawn up to obtain further feedback on feasibility from Planning and Highways. The proposals call for road widening to accommodate off-road parallel parking for up to 21 cars.

Heptonstall Lights and Planting Group Front of House Competition

DSC_1268The Heptonstall Lights and Planting Group Front of House Competition was won this year by David Flint of Townfield (see pic.) and a runner up prize was given to Bernice Briggs of Smithwell Lane.

The group would also like to make special mention of both pubs who have helped brighten up the village this year with their impressive displays of flowers.