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.
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.
HeLP is planning to hold a free workshop in Weavers Square - learn how to create a lovely hanging basket or planter and take it home with you. Everything you might need will be available, with plants to buy.
Saturday 14th June at 11.0 – 2.0 pm.
The Tour de France will bring us lots of visitors – we’d like to decorate the village together and make it even more attractive this summer.
We will also be running our annual Front of House competition to coincide with the race; judging will take place on the race weekend - so get your tubs and baskets ready and see if you can win a prize!
Pudding Night – 2 April
Thanks to everybody who supported the Pudding Night in The White Lion and made it a success.
Churchyard Clear up – 12 April
Thanks to everyone who helped with the churchyard clear up. We are beginning to make a difference.
The next clear up and planting session is on Saturday 26 April at 11.0 – 1.0 pm. Everybody welcome.
Plant and Planter / Hanging Basket Sale
HeLP are also planning to hold a Plant and Planter / Hanging Basket Sale in Weavers Square on Saturday 14th June at 11.0 – 2.0 pm. We want to help make Heptonstall even better for the Tour de France.
We will also be running our annual Front of House competition to coincide with the race, so get your tubs and baskets and see if you can win a prize.