A new date has been set for the Heptonstall Festival, which has moved from its regular July slot to Saturday, September 21.
This is partly due to the problems with the road around the village. Organisers hoped that Lee Wood Road would be open by the time of the festival, so that the road through the village could be closed to traffic as it was for last year’s very successful event.
However, it now looks likely that Lee Wood Road may be closed for many months, so organisers have decided to go ahead with the festival even if traffic is still using the main road through the village.
It is hoped that artists from the Handmade Parade will work with children from Heptonstall School to create artwork which will be carried through the village and displayed in the old church.