Heptonstall Village Team seeking funding for Getting to Know You Tea Party

galaxy-hot-chocolate-fundThe Village Team have applied to the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund for one of eighty five donations of £300.oo to local community good causes, and need as many votes as possible over the next week (from 3 November) to stand a chance of winning!!

Please support us by voting on line and by passing on details of our bid to your friends and family, so that they can vote too!


Click here to vote for the Heptonstall Village Team “Getting to Know You Tea Party bid.

More information on the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund can be found here.

Heptonstall Village Team – Heptonstall Family Day – Easter weekend 2016

Heptonstall Family Day – Easter weekend 2016

Saturday March 26th – the day after Pace Egg – will be our first Heptonstall Family Day!

This is being planned and organised across the generations and is so far going to include:

  • a giant egg rolling competition from the school to Weavers Square
  • opportunity for you to have your photo taken on a reproduction of the see-saw shot from the Alice Longstaff Collection (courtesy of the After Alice Photographic Group)
  • an Easter Bonnet and Cap parade
  • fun and games for all at The Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club
  • maypole dancing
  • a vintage bus trundling from venue to venue in Heptonstall so that you can ride in comfort to see everything with ease

This event is being sponsored by Heptonstall Junior and Infant School, Calderdale Events and Festivals Fund, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, local businesses and private donations.

Heptonstall Village Team – The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

This very special Christmas Carol concert, working together with school, will take place in St Thomas’ Church on Thursday 17th December at 9.30 am.

This event is open to all, and beforehand there will be a series of singing workshops and rehearsals at the Bowling Club, as well as a gift making workshop, where our younger children will make small gifts to hand to our older generations around the village and at the concert on the day.

For full details contact Beth Hardman on 07796 265027.

Heptonstall Village Team – New Format Art Club: Changing Faces

New Format Art Club: Changing Faces

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Heptonstall Junior and Infant School – our Art Classes will now involve both the younger and older generations of Heptonstall and beyond. A regular class will be held with the children at the school, with an alternating class being held in Mytholm Meadows, where our younger artists will come down to paint and craft alongside our older folks.

This will be a regular class, culminating in an art exhibition and film show at The Heptonstall Bowling and Social Club next year. Nick Wilding will be filming some of the process as well as showing his film of 8 year olds interviewing 80 year olds that he filmed in 2000.

If you would like more information or to get involved, contact Pauline Walker at Mytholm Meadows, on 01422 843194

CROWS – Community Rights Of Way Service


CROWSCROWS is a group of volunteers who maintain and improve the
Footpath network in the Upper Calder and Ryburne valleys. We clear vegetation, build stiles, gates and boardwalks, deal with drainage and way-mark routes. We also monitor and survey paths. We currently work on Wednesdays and Fridays from about 9.30-2.30 from our base in Mytholmroyd.

At the moment we are particularly short of people who can work on Fridays. In addition we have nobody from Heptonstall in the group, so we feel that we are missing some local knowledge.

Stella started working with CROWS earlier this year & says: “it’s great to have a regular date to work outdoors with a nice bunch of people who have local knowledge, experience & expertise to share. We get a lot done – you can see the fruits of your labours after each day which is very satisfying. And we are often working on a path I’ve never been on before, despite walking in this area for over 30 years.

If you want to know more about what we do, have a look at our blog at http://www.communityrightsofwayservice.blogspot.co.uk

This will take you to the most recent activity page. To go to earlier posts, either use the index on the right hand side or use the ‘Older posts’ button at the bottom of the page.

Having seen the kind of things we do, if you are interested in helping us, or if you have any questions, please get in touch by email to crows-coop@outlook.com or contact us on 07872 960942.

Community Rights Of Way Service
White Ribbon House, 1, New Road, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5DZ
Website http://httpwww.crows-coop.co.uk/



Does the Civic Parish of Heptonstall need its community group?

hep_fwd_logoOver the last 10 or so years Heptonstall Forward has been active on behalf of all Residents, putting forward and supporting their views when it has really mattered.

Whether it be planning issues or concerns over speed limits, establishing a newsletter or bulb planting, Heptonstall Forward has taken the Residents’ views forward and represented them at meetings, arranging emergency meetings if a situation demands this.

In May 2016 the members of Heptonstall Forward will be retiring, as their brief to produce and oversee the Community-led Parish Plan will be ending, this role    being handed over to the Parish Council.

So is the community group now to fold?

OR should it continue representing the Residents, but with a fresh brief?

Does the Civic Parish of Heptonstall need a community group?

Come and have your say over a cup of tea and a biscuit, on Sunday 22nd November: 2pm at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club