Steam comes to Blackshawhead Fete

2016 fete posterThis year’s Blackshaw Head Village Fete on Saturday 3rd September boasts a great new attraction! Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers will be offering rides on one of their steam-powered railway trains, on a length of track specially installed for the occasion.

The Fete starts at 1.30pm and the steam train is just one part of an afternoon extravaganza which includes live music from the Peace Artistes; a variety of stalls and sideshows, two different dog shows, and the legendary Produce Competition. For the children there’s Punch and Judy and magic shows, bouncy slide, face painting and kids’ sports, whilst the adults can enjoy the beer tent, food stalls and and barbecue.

Lunches and afternoon teas will, as usual, be available in “Pats’ Pantry” in the next-door Blackshaw Head Chapel, and in addition the chapel hosts the local history group SHED’s exhibition and the schools’ art competition.

The Fete is also the start and finish point for the Blackshaw Head Fell Race, starting at 2pm, (category BS : distance 8.9km, climb 274m; entry on the day; full details at

FETE STEAM 2Admission to the fete is by donation at the gate. The 596 bus leaves Hebden Bridge at a quarter past the hour and stops outside the fete field, returning each hour just after half past.   Full fete details are available on-line at the website This contains the fete programme and entry forms for the children’s and adults’ produce competitions and the dog show. These can also be picked up from Hebden Bridge TIC, Heptonstall Post Office, Great Rock Coop, and May’s farm shop at Colden, which also has spare entry forms.

Up to date information can be found on Blackshaw Head Fete’s social media pages.

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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Parish Council Meeting – July 2016

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 4 July 2016 commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Minutes arising from the May 2016 meeting can be seen here, and for the 2016
Annual Meeting here.

Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club

Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club has been running since the late 1960s, welcoming all members to benefit from our club. We offer bowling, snooker and pool to all members wishing to join, and have many of our own bowling and snooker teams.

The club is open on various nights, depending on the season and what social events are being hosted.

As a club, we can offer private functions such as wedding receptions, birthdays and funerals at reasonable prices. We have kitchen and bar facilities that can be used for your own individual requirements, and a stage big enough for live acts, bands and DJs.

The club is used for regular events throughout the year, which are suitable for all ages, including: playgroups, sequence dancing, exercise classes, and worship. Each year we hold our own events, such as: Burns’ Supper, the local pantomime in November, Heptonstall’s Got Talent, New Year Eve free party, our famous Bonfire Night, and the Heptonstall Village Team Xmas Lunch for our older residents. There are other events in between, according to the time of year.

The club has a new website site, which can be accessed via this link.

Parish Council Meeting – 20 May 2016

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the May Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Friday 20 May 2016 commencing at 7.30 p.m.

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will also take place, starting at 7.00pm at the same venue.  The agenda can be seen here.

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

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Event

There is a consultation event at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club this Saturday (7 May 2016) from 10.00am until 1.00pm with regard to the Neighbourhood Plan which Hebden Royd Town Council along with Heptonstall,   Blackshaw, Erringden and Wadsworth Parish Councils are putting together.

  • Do you care about where you live ?
  • Want to have a say in what gets built and where?
  •  Want to protect the environment?
  • Wish you could afford a house in the area?


We need your say ….


Come along and let us know and find out more about your Neighbourhood Plan.