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.
HeLP’s next meeting is on Monday 7 April 2014 at 8.00 pm in the White Lion.
The next churchyard clear-up is on Saturday 12 April 2014 between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm. Bring tools if possible.
More details about HeLP can be seen here.
This weekend is a busy one in Heptonstall. On Saturday, Christmas trees will be on sale in Weavers’ Square from 3pm, with all proceeds to the Heptonstall Lights and Planting Group.
Hebden Bridge Brass Band will play from 5.30pm for the switch-on of the Christmas tree lights. At 6pm they will move into the White Lion, where pie and peas will be served.
On Sunday, Heptonstall School’s Christmas fair runs from 2pm to 4pm in the school hall, with attractions including Santa’s grotto, games for the children, face painting and many other stalls.
Further ahead, Christmas events include:
Sunday, 15 December, 3pm, Christingle Service at St Thomas’.
Sunday, 15 December, time tbc, a concert of Klezmer music at the White Lion.
Sunday, 22 December, 10.45am, Nativity Service in the Methodist Chapel. Children from the village and school are invited to take part in this enjoyable event. We also need a baby to play Jesus – contact Margaret Coupe on 01422 842550 if you want to put your baby on the road to stardom.
Sunday 22 December 6.30pm, Village Carol Service at St Thomas.
Wednesday, 25 December, 9.30am, Joint Christmas Day Service at the Methodist Chapel.