Anyone interested in a job in Heptonstall?

New Post Office & Shop Manager role from Jan 2022.

The Post Office & shop is an important and valued village facility which is in the process of being bought by the community. It provides a great opportunity for a Post Office Shop & Manager who would start training in the new year.

Full details can be found at https://www.heptonstallpo.org/recruitment

Are you that special person with the skills and vision to help develop this exciting business? Please apply with a CV and covering letter showing how you would be our ideal candidate to recruitment@heptonstallpo.org

Please share this with anyone who you think might be interested.

Download a copy of this flyer to share with friends and neighbours in the village.

Parish Council Meeting – 3 May 2021

The Annual and Moonthly meeting of the Parish Council will be held REMOTELY and ON-LINE (via Zoom) on Monday 3 May 2021

The Anual Meeting will take place at 7:00pm, and the monthly meeting will commence at 7.30 pm.

The agendas for the meetings and how to take part on-line can be seen here and here.

Minutes from the April virtual meeting can be seen here.

Suspension of Parish Council Meetings

In order to comply with Governmental advice in respect of Coronavirus, all meetings of Heptonstall Parish Council are suspended with immediate effect.

If you have any vital issue you wish to put to the Council, please use my contact details below.

Normal business will resume as soon as possible.

MEANWHILE KEEP SAFE

Roger M Greenwood
Clerk to Heptonstall Parish Council
The Mallards
Underbank
HEBDEN BRIDGE
HX7 6PP

heptonstallpc@aol.co.uk

01422 844283

Parish Council Meetings – March 2020

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the March Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School on Monday 2 March 2020 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the February 2020 meeting can be seen here.

Click here to the see the Agenda for the Annual Assembly of the Parish Meeting, to be held at 7.00pm on the same day, , and here to see the Parish Council’s Annual Report for 2020.

Education & Training Grants

Young people living in the Parish may be eligible for a contribution to the costs of university or college education, or training or employment, from the Heptonstall Exhibitions / Richard Naylor Charities. 

They have provided support to people within the parish for over 125 years. This is the area bounded by Pudsey Rd in Todmorden, Midgley Rd in Mytholmroyd and Turvin Rd in Cragg Vale. It includes, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Blackshaw, Wadsworth, Stansfield, Erringden and Langfield.

The Heptonstall Exhibitions Charity was begun on June 26th 1893 as the result of the death of Albert Law of Green Leas, Midgehole, Hebden Bridge. The Charity of Richard Naylor was begun on 14th May 1897

“For the purpose of the assistance of persons, whose parents are bona fide residents in the Ancient Chapelry of Heptonstall, who are under the age of 21 years by means of Exhibitions consisting of either a payment of the tuition fees at the school or a yearly payment by way of a maintenance allowance tenable at any public secondary school or exhibition tenable at any university, university college or other like institutions of higher education (including professional or technical),and for the training for persons intending to enter any profession within the scope of the Charities.

The Heptonstall Exhibitions and Richard Naylor Charities are two entirely separate Charities which for the purpose of administration are administered together by the same group of Governors and Trustees.

Applications must be made by 12:00 noon on the second Saturday of September.

For further details of eligibility and how to apply visit the website https://heptonstallexhibitions.wordpress.com/

Parish Council Meeting – 4 November 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the November Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 4 November 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the October 2019 meeting can be seen here.

Bell ringing at St Thomas’ Church

As most residents will be aware, St Thomas’ church possesses a fine ring of 8 bells, which were originally installed in 1912 and were fully refurbished in 2012. They are rung regularly for Sunday service (at least once a month), for practice/training of new ringers (most Tuesday evenings), full peals (once a month) and by visiting ringers from various parts of the country (occasional).

We are always looking for new ringers and currently rely on help from ringers from other churches in the area. As many will be aware, our oldest ringer and tower captain for over 50 years, Colin Ashworth, passed away in October 2013 and we have in recent years also lost two other longstanding members, Nick Helliwell and Geoff Cheetham. To ensure that the bells continue to ring out into the future, we do now need more local people to come forward and join us. Anyone who would like to learn more about bell-ringing and may be interested in becoming a member of our team, please feel free to contact George Campling for further information (details below).

Refurbished bells

We are also very keen to keep residents informed about our ringing activities and we recognise that  people would appreciate advance notice of any prolonged periods of ringing, such as the monthly peals, which last for approx. 3 hours at a time. These are already posted on the weekly notice of church services and activities in the church porch, but in an attempt to reach a wider audience the details are also published on this website.

Ringing planned over the next few months is as follows:

Sunday mornings (10.30-11.30):  1 September, 22 September, 17 November, 1 December

Tuesday practices (19.45-21.00): most Tuesdays (generally not the first Tuesday in the month)

Peals (approx. 3 hours’ continuous ringing):

Friday 20 September 15.00-18.15 approx

Friday 4 October 14.30-17.45 approx

Saturday 19 October 14.30-17.45

Please note that all timings are approximate, owing to the fact that generally ringers are travelling to the church from outside the area. There is however regular liaison with the local Environmental Health Department, to ensure that the overall level of ringing is kept within agreed guidelines.

A further update will be provided in November

Many thanks for your support……and look forward to hearing from you!

George Campling

Ringing Master, St Thomas’ church

01200-429344

Parish Council Meeting – 2 September 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the September Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 2 September 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the August 2019 meeting can be seen here.

Parish Council Meeting – August 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the August Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 5 August 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

An address on Mountain Biking by Dave Anderson will precede the meeting at 7:00pm.

Minutes arising from the July 2019 meeting can be seen here.

 

Parish Council Meeting – 1 July 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the July Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 1 July 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the May 2019 meeting can be seen here.

Minutes of the Annual Meeting held at the same time can be seen here.

2019 Annual and May 2019 Parish Council Meetings

Click on the following links to see the agendas for the 2019 Annual Parish Council Meeting and for the May Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 13 May 2018 commencing at 7.00 p.m.

Minutes arising from the April 2019 meeting can be seen here.