Woofstock Event Tribute


“The Woofstock Ground Crew” – photo courtesy of Craig Shaw Photography

Our logistics manager is 17 years old. Our Woofstock Dogs entertainment marquee was organised, run and managed by 11 year olds and our car park marshals , and other ground crew ranged from 11 to 17.

Most of them live in Heptonstall and they ALL stepped up, stepped out and did a truly professional job on behalf of The Heptonstall Village Team.

 Customer service and care were first class and taking responsibility for delivering a great day was clearly evident from this young team.

 PS – A big thumbs up to Adrian Baldwin and Amey for allowing us use of hi viz jackets on the day!!


Village Team Jumble Trail Event

We are running a Jumble Trail Event in Heptonstall on Monday 29th August.

There will be things on at the bowling club for families, as well as bacon sarnies, a good value lunch and bouncy castle for the kids.

Anyone wanting to get involved will be given space in the bowling club, or the chance to ‘buddy up’ with some-one along the trail.

Please contact Jan Lymer on 01422 847979 or 07772 168812 so we can match you  up with someone local.

Anyone can come along and raise money for their own cause, or just get the chance to de-clutter the house!!

It is going to be a lovely way to while away a few hours over the bank holiday, and the village will be judging its best garden competition on that day too.

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Village Team Trip to Bury Market


Bury Market remains the undisputed champion of the North so booking is essential for this first trip of this year.

World famous, Bury Market oozes charisma and atmosphere. The ambience and layout offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall. The range of products and facilities is second to none.

Bury Market is a very large traditional market in a modern setting. It’s a unique shopping experience and great day out for all.

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

Heptonstall Village Team – New Lunch Club

The Heptonstall Village Team and members of St Thomas’ Church have collaborated to apply for funding to kit out the new kitchen with catering equipment. This means that shortly after Christmas we’ll have another place to hold lunch club events for our older generations, as well as providing catering facilities to support other church events.

Our Lunch Clubs at The Towngate Tea Rooms and The Shoulder of Mutton in Mytholmroyd continue to prove popular, though we will be looking to see if the days need to be adjusted in the New Year.

These are currently the second Wednesday in the month for Towngate Tea Rooms (3pm) and the last Wednesday in the month for The Shoulder of Mutton in Mytholmroyd (12pm).

Heptonstall Village Team – Peter Pan Panto at Bridlington Spa – Saturday 19th December

Peter Pan Panto at Bridlington Spa
Saturday 19th December.
Cost £25, to include coach fare and front stalls seats.

We’ll be going to see Joe Standaline perform as the pantomime dame!

The coach will leave at approx 9.30, to arrive in time for the 1pm performance, and we’ll stop on the way home for refreshments.
Booking before 26 November is essential.

Contact Jane Hartmann 01422 846675 to book.

Heptonstall Village Team – Day trip to Bents Garden Centre, Warrington – Thursday 26 November

Day trip to Bents Garden Centre, Warrington
Thursday 26 November. Cost £10.

Plants, CookShop, candles, pet supplies, children’s toys, clothing, shoes, foodhall, Christmas items, restaurant, café and 2 coffee shops.

Pick up: Mytholmroyd 9.40, Mytholm Meadows 9.45, Heptonstall 10.00.
Transport can be provided to pick up points if needed.

Contact Jane Hartmann 01422 846675 to book.

CommuniTEA – Saturday, 11 July, 2015 – 12:00 to 15:00

CommuniTEA is an opportunity to find out what’s on in and around Hebden Bridge. They’ll be free taster sessions and a great opportunity to meet local groups, societies, charities and organisers.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall – Saturday, 11 July, 2015 – 12:00 to 15:00

Oh, and there’s free tea!

Staying Well CommuniTEA PosterYou’ll be able to find out more about the:

  • Neighbourhood Plan with the town and parish councils
  • After Alice photography project
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Box 4 Fitness (free taster sessions)
  • Calder Valley Youth Theatre
  • Calder Valley Performance Ensemble
  • Creative Arts for Dementia with Verd de Gris
  • Forget Me Not Hospice
  • Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
  • Hebden Bridge Cubs
  • Hebden Bridge History Society
  • Hebden Bridge WI
  • Heptonstall Village Team
  • Hope Baptist Church
  • Overgate Hospice
  • Pennine Horizons
  • Rhythm Time (free taster session)
  • Stand Tall Pilates (free taster session)
  • IT workshops with Stoodley Training
  • Zen Tone (free taster session)

The Heptonstall Village Team will be there all day, with fliers and information on the events being arranged for our older generations in Heptonstall and the local community.