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 7 January 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

The meeting will be preceded by an opportunity for public discussions with Ward Councillor Sarah Courtney at 7.00 pm – see associated public notices for more info

Minutes arising from the December 2018 meeting can be seen here.

December Parish Council Meeting

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the December Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 8 December 2018 commencing at 7.00 p.m.

Minutes arising from the November 2018 meeting can be seen here.

Parish Council Meeting – 2 July 2018

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 2 July 2018 commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Minutes arising from the May 2018 meeting can be seen here.

Minutes of the Annual Meeting held in May can be seen here.

2018 Annual and May 2018 Parish Council Meetings

Click on the following links to see the agendas for the 2018 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 14 May 2018 commencing at 7.00 p.m.

Minutes arising from the April 2018 meeting can be seen here.

 

SUPPER IN THE CHURCH

A celebration of all that is wonderful about our church.

Come and enjoy our newly refurbished church!

We would love to invite you to our celebration supper (£12.50 pp). There will be table groaning with good food, great company and a little wine to smooth things along.

Book a full table for you and your friends and help to raise a little money to support the ongoing maintenance of our church building.

To reserve a place contact Graham or Margaret Kidd on 845810.

Saturday, 30th September 7pm.£12.50 per head. Fabulous full buffet service, and a glass of wine.

Parish Council Meeting – 15 May 2017

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 Monday 15 May 2017 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 2017 meeting can be seen here.

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!!

 

Halifax Choral Society – The Armed Man

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For all music-loving Heptonstallers…. here is a date for the diary:

Sunday 16th October at the Halifax Victoria. It will be absolutely fantastic and features a number of villagers both young and old. Please do come, you won’t be disappointed!

More details of the event on the theatre website, and more information about the Society here.

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 www.blackshawheadfellrace.co.uk/).

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 www.blackshaw.net/village-fete/. 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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