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 – 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.

Walton Family History…?

I wonder if you can help me or indicate who might be able to help further?

Over a number of years I have been interested in my “Walton” family history. The family lived in Heptonstall for many years. Leaving for Cornholme sometime after 1851 and before 1864. I have now traced the family back to my 4 X Great Grandfather, Moses.

He was born around 1740 and died 12th July 1801. It would appear that he was married to Mary Greenwood on 16th March 1758, they had at least 3 children, William, Henry and Jimmey. Mary died and he remarried Annah Greenwood a widow at Heptonstall St Thomas on 8th February 1781. They had at least 3 children, Tommy, William and Joseph, b. 6th April 1788. Joseph being my 3 X Great Grandfather.

Joseph appears in the 1841 census with his family living at Broadstone.
My 2 X Great Grandfather John married Betty (nee Pickles) at Heptonstall Parish Church on 30th December 1841. They lived next door to each other in Broadstone in the 1841 census.

I am interested in any further information about Moses. Is it possible to trace his family any further back?

There is a family rhyme indicating that Moses father is Harry and Grandfather Fred.
I wonder if you can help me or point me in the right direction to discover further information?

Many thanks…

Howard Walton

Please respond to Howard’s enquiry by way of a Comment below.  Any such responses will be forwarded to Howard by email.

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum planning consultation leaflet

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum, which covers the surrounding hill top parishes as well as Hebden Royd, has produced a leaflet offering consultation to applicants and potential applicants for planning permission/builiding regulations/listed building consent. Calderdale Council planning department are now giving this out to applicants for projects in our area.

A copy of the leaflet can be seen here.

Please can you pass it on to anyone you think it may interest, especially anyone who approaches you about planning issues. It is designed in A5 size to print out, but of course it can also be distributed electronically.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Best wishes,

June Eaton

for Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

01422 844914

Annual Assembly of the Parish and March Parish Council Meetings

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the Annual Assembly of the Parish Meeting to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School on Monday 4 March 2019 commencing at 7.00 pm.

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 4 March 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the 2108 Assembly Meeting can be seen here and for the February 2019 Parish Council meeting can be seen here.

 

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.

Making a short film…

Polly Thomas is a local drama director and am working on a short film about the Hebden Bridge area.

“The basis for the film will be short audio interviews with local people about living here and their views for the future. I can send more information, but does this sound of interest in principle? If there are any groups that meet regularly who might be interested, we could come and record them, or it would be great to advertise via your website”.

“Interviewees can be anonymous and we only need their voices – a photo is optional. The film will be screened at Nutclough Mill on 7th and 8th July then again at the Piece Hall in Halifax on 30th September and 1st October. it will also be available on websites and social media. The project is funded by Calderdale Council and Arts Council via the Landlines and Watermarks scheme”.

“Please do contact me at this email if you would like to discuss”.

Polly Thomas – 2 May 2017.

 

More details can be found on the Project Facebook Page.

Network Rail – Calder Valley Route Upgrade – forthcoming work and information sessions

As part of the rail investment in the North, Network Rail are investing over £1 billion on targeted upgrades to the rail network, helping to support and grow the regional economy.

The Calder Valley Route Upgrade is part of this investment programme. The route upgrade will deliver faster services and improve connections between key towns and cities across the North.

As part of the upgrade plan, we will be carrying out track and signal upgrades along the Calder Valley route, this will pave the way for faster journeys.

We have already completed the upgrade to signals and track between Manchester Victoria and Littleborough. We are currently working on upgrades between Littleborough and Bradford Interchange.

From 19 March until 15 May 2017 (excluding Easter and Tour de Yorkshire weekends), we will be working weekends to renew and lower track in locations along the route. We’re working closely with train operators to communicate changes to services with passengers and advising passengers to check before you travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk

We understand that our work will also impact on communities (especially people who live and work nearby the railway); we will notify in advance of working, explain what work is planned and when we expect our work to be noisy.

We’re working with businesses, local authorities, media and politicians to make sure the general public know what is happening and when.

We are holding a series of community information sessions about the Calder Valley Route Upgrade; we would like to invite you to attend. Representatives from Network Rail and our contractors will be on hand to answer any questions about this planned work.

Date / Times Venue
Wednesday 01 March 2017
16:00 – 19:00
18:00 – presentation
The MBI Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YT
01422 264751
Wednesday 08 March 2017
16:00 – 19:00
18:00 – presentation
Mytholmroyd Community & Leisure Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF
01422 883023
Wednesday 15 March 2017
16:00 – 19:00
18:00 – presentation
St Pauls Methodist Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ
01422 372104
Monday 27 March 2017
16:00 – 19:00
18:00 – presentation
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY
01422 417300

To find out more information

Or see the attached document

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.

The Open Mic is Back at the White Lion

Play, sing, cavort or just watch and marvel when the Open Mic returns to the White Lion, Heptonstall on Friday, December 23rd, at 8.30pm.

Performers of all kinds are wanted, including singers, poets, instrumentalists, jugglers and ice sculptors.

Organiser Geoff says: “We have a lot of regular acts but we welcome new performers with open arms. If you fancy a go, come along. We will guarantee you will get a slot and an enthusiastic and appreciative response.

If you want to discuss further, call him on 01422 842629.