Grant for new Friends group

The new Friends of Heptonstall Chapel and Sunday School has received a grant of £3,000 towards a feasibility study of conversion of the Sunday School from Calderdale Council, plus a further £1,000 from Heptonstall Parish Council.

Although this is not sufficient for a full feasibility study, it is a very good starting point towards the kind of level of detail that would be required for a large Heritage Lottery Grant application. A full study would cost about £6,000, and the group is looking at additional sources of funding.

The Friends group will be spending part of this money on financial projections for a holiday let on the lower floor and public hall upstairs in the Sunday School, and on architect’s sketches for creating this with disabled access to both floors. When these are available they will be made public for comment.

The Friends group is also looking at ways of forging stronger links between the Chapel and community. To this end, with the Church Council’s support, three local textile artists will display their work as part of the Hebden Bridge Open Studios event in July.If the Chapel renovations are not completed by then, they will use the Sunday School.

The group is also hoping to organise a Gala production of an unusual version of Handel’s Messiah to be performed in the Chapel in Spring 2018.  This will incorporate Easter sections of the piece not often performed and use young local soloists for a brighter sound than the traditional Christmas version.

Parish Council – Additional Meetings

There will shortly be two committee meetings open to the public.  Both will be held in The Council Chamber, Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Monday 16 January 2017 commencing at times as below;

The Staffing Committee meeting will start at 7:30pm – the Agenda can be seen here…
The Finance Committee meeting will start at 7:45pm – the Agenda can be seen here…

More details about Heptonstall Parish Council can be see via this link…

January Parish Council Meeting

Click on the following link to see the Agenda for the January Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 9 January 2017 commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Minutes arising from the December 2016 meeting can be seen here.

 

More information about the Parish Council can be found here.

Woofstock Event Tribute

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“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!!