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



took place on Saturday October 11th at 10 30 am. Members were kindly assisted by the Chair of the Parish Council, Cllr. Adrian Baldwin and Mr Derrick Palmer.

Much of the village and outlying area has been planted. But inevitably there are replenishments when bulbs cease to thrive. This year this was required on the garden area of Hepton Drive Park. However we also planted crocuses and snowdrops, for the first time, around the wooded area.

The new area we planted with daffodils was on the perimeter of St. Thomas’ old church.

This was a trial area, as there is a possibility that the weed killer used on the ground may inhibit the survival, or flowering of the bulbs.

Requests for bulbs were made for Heptonstall School and for Pinfold Lane. Half a bag of bulbs was supplied for each. Mr Norman Bailey is thanked for his offer to add to the planting of the latter.

Heptonstall Forward was pleased to donate and plant a bag of daffodils in the Methodist Churchyard in celebration of their 250th centenary.

The cost of this year’s bulbs was £105.39. We would like to thank anyone who contributed to the collection box in the post office, £8.61 was donated.

Mary Livesey. Secretary. Heptonstall Forward.

Good Neighbour Scheme (+Volunteer Driver) Group Meeting

The next meeting of the Good Neighbour Scheme (+Volunteer Driver) Group will be held on Monday 19 March 2012 at 1:00pm.

If you are willing to help and/or would like to fnd out more about what we are trying to achieve, please contact – Phil Kelly Tel 01422 847328 or email to jacandphil*talktalk.net (change * to @).

Your community needs you …..

Come and find out more at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club on Monday 5 March 2012 between 1 – 3 pm.

The newly formed Heptonstall Forward Good Neighbour and Voluntary Driver Group would like to invite you to an open afternoon.

  • Do you own/drive a car? Volunteer drivers wanted.
  • Could you spare time to help someone who’s just been discharged from hospital?
  • Do you ever need a lift to GP or hospital appointments, shopping trips or social events?
  • Do you know about the support services available in this area?

We’ve been in touch with the local Community Car Service and the Home from Hospital team about recruiting volunteers in our area – people from both organisations will be there on the day. You can also meet some of the local community volunteers involved in setting up various Good Neighbour activities. If you’re interested or want to find out more about the services available, why not come along to the open afternoon?

Please let us know if you’re planning to attend or if you need a lift on the day – ring Phil Kelly on 01422 847328.

We would also be interested to hear from you if you – or somebody you know – might benefit from receiving this kind of support.

Everybody needs good neighbours!