Village Panto on screen

For a peek behind the scenes of last week’s village panto, take a look at Paul Cooke’s short documentary about the geniuses behind Sleeping Beauty. Find out what Mandy really thinks about her husband Stiffy Longrod’s flirtation with Heather, and relive Seducia Flatulence’s moving duet with Scrumpox. Nice one Paul!

 

 

Behind the Scenes at the Heptonstall Panto from Paul Cooke on Vimeo.

Heptonstall School Christmas Fair

Don’t miss the Heptonstall School fair, run by the Parents and Friends Association, this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm.

hep school fairFather Christmas will be visiting and there are also plenty of stalls and games for the children, along with refreshments and gifts. Stalls confirmed include Mel’s hats, Jilly’s bags and Joan’s frocks & jewellery, plus sweets and goodies from Aimee, toys to be won, cakes to be decorated and jolly jam jars. Children can choose and wrap presents for their parents and grandparents in the secrets room for £2.

PFA chair Jayne Benson said: “The raffle has some fantastic prizes – vouchers from Zeitgeist, Boden, Climb Rochdale, Able & Cole, Northern Rail, plus beer from Little Valley, chocolate and a calendar from the Post Office, copies of Acquilla magazine, a Fair Trade hamper from the Co-op, a big Teddy, something enticing from Hat Therapy, more chocolates, wine and a few other promises in the pipeline. And, if that wasn’t enough, a consultation with To The Max Fitness and a fitness class pass from Waterside Gym to help kick start your post Christmas detox. Many many thanks to the generosity of these businesses for their support! Tickets for the raffle will be on sale during the fair only and all prizes will be won on the day.”

Please note none of the stalls are able to accept card payments, so you will need to bring cash and cheques to pay on the day.

 

Christmas Tree Sale and Lights Switch On

It’s all happening in Weavers Square on Saturday 6 December, with a Christmas Tree Sale from 3pm to raise funds for Heptonstall Lights and Planting.

Hot chocolate, warm fruit drink and hot chestnuts will be served. The sale will be followed at 5.30pm with the big lights switch on and raffle draw (tickets on sale beforehand in the pubs and on the night in the square.

Music will be provided by Hebden Bridge Brass Band. Pie, mince pies and mulled wine will be served.

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

Heptonstall Village Team – Event Calendar

EVENT CALENDAR

Well, what a year!  Thanks to the amazing people of Heptonstall, we now have our own Village Team. Our main objective is to establish a varied, interesting and fun calendar of social events for our community elders.

So far, we have had:-

  • a wonderful Christmas lunch 2013;
  • a fabulous trip to Knaresborough, in September;
  • varied speakers and entertainment at the Social & Bowling Club;
  • lots of warm and welcoming lunches at The Cross Inn.

What’s Next?

Lunch dates at The Cross Inn – Wed 19th November & Wed 10th December, 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Terry, and his team at The Cross, love hosting us, and I have to say, these are really lovely easy going events.  Please let us know if you can attend, support us as a driver, or donate a raffle prize.

Fancy a trip to the panto? “Sleeping Beauty” at the Social & Bowling Club – Sat 29th November, 2:00 – 4:00pm (cost £3)

Oh no, we don’t Oh yes, we do….etc.  As usual, we will arrange transport, for those who need it.  We have spoken with the cast, who are delighted that some ‘old friends’ may be coming along to the Saturday Matinee.

Christmas Lunch at the Social & Bowling Club – Thurs 18 December, 12/ 12:30 pm

Can’t believe how quickly this year has gone! We are proposing a 3-course meal and surprise gift, for £10.  A lot of our guests do not want a ‘free lunch’, but would rather pay a fair price for a good deal.  We want to build in entertainment for this year too, but until we have organized that, we will be keeping mum!

As with any new group, we want more feedback, so we can develop and deliver ideas our community wants.  What we learned this year:-

  • lots of people have enjoyed meeting up with old friends they haven’t seen in a long time;
  • guests also seem to want to mix with the younger, and/or newer residents of Heptonstall, and share stories.

So, in conclusion……

  • We are suggesting this short Winter programme to allow us time to get more ideas for our 2015 calendar of events.
  • You can email or phone:     Jan Lymer - 01422 842979

With Kind Regards,

The Heptonstall Village Team                                                                    

Heptonstall Brownies

Sandra McNeill, Leader of Heptonstall Brownies has been in touch……

“After 15+ years of being a leader at Heptonstall Brownies, myself and Teresa Batist have decided to hand over the reins to Angie Mossman and Melissa King.  Both have been helping out and gradually taking over the unit for the last 18 months so we know we are passing on our incredibly popular unit to two very keen and capable people. 

The unit meets term time at Heptonstall School Thursdays 6.30-7.45.  We all consider running the Brownie sessions a great chance to wind down from our usual daily jobs, get all the training needed, meet new friends and it looks great on a CV!

However, this means that the unit cannot run without at least one more adult helper, preferably two (Girl Guiding rules insist on a 1:8 ratio).  It also means with four adults that at any week that one leader needs to be away, there isn’t a problem.  Also of course, the behind the scenes work is then shared!

I have promised to continue to do the accounts for the unit at least for now, but would also like to pass this on if any one would feel able to take over this role.

If anyone out there (aged 18+) would like to know more about helping at the unit please contact me by email .  Without at least one more person the unit faces closure or at the very least, regular cancelled sessions.

Many thanks

Sandra…”