Lunch at the Shoulder of Mutton…

New Lunch Club VenueOur first lunch hosted by The Shoulder of Mutton was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Here are the dates for our next events.

Owen and Lisa will be back from Ireland for these dates and are looking forwards to welcoming us in person

Please contact Mel or Rachel if you need assistance with transport.

01422 847979


Lunch at The Cross….

Lunch at the Cross July till SeptOur new team will be welcoming you to The Cross on the 14 July, and then again on 11 August and 8 September 215.
This month we have Rachel Banks running the show for us.
Please let us know if you know of anyone who would appreciate a lift to the pub.. We can arrange this for you.Many thanks

01422 847979


The Bowling Club elements of Festival Day

Please be aware that any donation made at the bowling club on festival day will go to the Village Team.

If you wish to donate to the Heptobstall Festival to help us carry on bringing you top class entertainment in future years, please donate in buckets in Weaver’s Square, the Church Ruin, the pubs or at the Dog Show. We really appreciate your support!
Three throws for oneThe Heptonstall Villlage Teams’s first fundraiser is to invite you all to re-visit the election and buy 3 water bombs for a pound, Emma Hartley and the Calder High Students are manning this stand for the princely sum of now’t.

The stand was made for us for free, and signage company: ‘School Image’ provided all the graphics and promotional boards for us FOC. So all funds received will help to cover todays FREE activities


Flo BellamyFlo Bellamy photo booth is our second fundraiser. For £1.00 per person you can whizz into her booth, grab a prop and get a 30 second fast fire round of shots, before whizzing out the other side. Flo is working for now’t for us, but she will be offering to enhance your shots and get them printed on acrylic blocs, canvas etc. Your shots will be available to download for FREE after the event.


Festival Poster

Our third fundraiser is the pop up café in the bowling club. Here you can fill your platter from our ALL YOU CAN EAT Tapas Buffet or buy a children’s sandwich platter before settling down to watch the kids playing on the children’s stalls in the bowing club.


We will also be selling afternoon tea and cake, served in old fashioned miss- matched cups, saucers cups and saucers.

Once again Emma Hartley has arranged for some Calder High School Students to help us out, and all profits from this café will go directly to The Heptonstall Village Team, and the costs of putting the day on.


Christmas Lunch at the Social and Bowling Club: Thursday 18 December 2014

Christmas Lunch at the Social & Bowling Club: Thursday 18 December 2014

Thank you! Thanks to all for the generous support for our second Christmas Lunch! We had 65 guests, served by Village Team elves, and we sent over 15 meals to local houses.

The meal was cooked for us at no charge by Rik Jones, Head Chef at Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds, assisted by his partner Sarah Wilmot. The food was kindly supplied by Hebden and Poole veg suppliers and Sykes House Farm butchers, both based in Wetherby.

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The wonderful Heptonstall School Choir entertained the guests with beautifully sung Christmas carols as well as more up to date songs.

Village Team Coach Trip – 14 April – to Stephen H Smith’s Garden Centre at Otley

The Village Team is planning to have up to six trips this year.  We’ve been lucky enough to secure a large luxury coach which “kneels” to the kerb for easy access.


Our Spring Coach Trip is on Tuesday 14 April 2015 to Stephen H Smith’s Garden Centre at Otley, leaving Heptonstall at 11.30 am.


The garden centre has a 300 seat restaurant, indoor and outdoor plant sales area, and an Edinburgh Wool Shop.

It’s all on one level, so fully accessible.

We can also loan out wheelchairs if booked with Jane in advance.

To book, ring Jane Hartmann 01422 846675.


Other dates for your diary:

19th May   Harewood House

8th July   Oswaldtwistle Mills

18th September   Harrogate Flower Show

Village Team Christmas Lunch 2014

Christmas Lunch 250We have 39 people already booked for this year’s community event, which will take place at The Social and Bowling Club on 18 December.

This is intended as a warm and welcoming Christmas event for anyone, and we will not discriminate against those who consider themselves too young to come along and join in!!

The big goal this year is to raise as much funding as we can to cover the cost of the day, and buy a really nice gift for all our guests.

Last year we sent home around 15 lunches for those who could not attend, and we know they were very much appreciated. This year we would like to do the same.

Our guests tell us, that they wish to get to know more of the newer inhabitants of Heptonstall and therefore they warmly invite you to join in, and come and have a Christmas lunch with us.

If you cannot attend, but would like to help us, we would be very grateful for your support, which could include…..

Making a donation:

  • See details on our website…
  • or leave a contribution with Tony at the Post Office or at May’s Shop.

Providing ingredients:

  • There is a shopping list in May’s and at the Post Office, just tick off the items you would like to supply

Helping with entertainment:

Volunteering in other ways:

  • Again there are lists with May’s and the Post Office