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.
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
|Wednesday 08 March 2017
16:00 – 19:00
18:00 – presentation
|Mytholmroyd Community & Leisure Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF
|Wednesday 15 March 2017
16:00 – 19:00
18:00 – presentation
|St Pauls Methodist Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ
|Monday 27 March 2017
16:00 – 19:00
18:00 – presentation
|Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY
To find out more information
- Dedicated website: networkrail.co.uk/caldervalley
- Live rail updates are available from nationalrail.co.uk or 03457 48 49 50.
- Our 24 hour helpline is available throughout the work on 03457 11 41 41.
- Twitter @networkrail #CVrailupgrade
Or see the attached document
The second set of Heptonstall’s advent windows. All photos by Christine.
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.
The Parish Council is proposing to install a defibrillator on the outside of the Post Office in Heptonstall. It could save the life of someone – child or adult – suffering a cardiac arrest. No medical or special training is needed to use it.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service says:
“Think – If a Cardiac Arrest happened where you are now – where would the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) be? If the answer is realistically more than 5 minutes away then you should start an AED or Community Responder programme. AEDs save lives…“
The Resuscitation Council UK says:
“The Resuscitation Council (UK) strongly recommends the implementation of early defibrillation. Increased provision of early defibrillation through the widespread deployment of AEDs is now considered a realistic strategy for reducing mortality from cardiac arrest due to ischaemic heart disease.”
Mr Mike Mongon has very kindly donated a suitable defibrillator, the Parish Council will purchase a weather-proof cabinet for it and the package will be supported by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). No special training is needed to operate the device but an e-learning familiarisation course will be available on-line and, if preferred, it may be possible to arrange a ‘live’ course with YAS.
Before going ahead we wish to confirm that the project has Community backing, so please tell us:
- Are you in favour of installing a defibrillator as proposed?
- Would you like to attend a YAS familiarisation course if possible?
The period of consultation will be from 13 June to 27 June.
Questionnaires will be delivered to households as well as being available for pick up at Heptonstall Post Office, and can be downloaded here.
Once completed they should be dropped in the box inside the Post Office.
Do please let us know what you think.
Thank you for your help.
Roger Greenwood – Clerk to Heptonstall Parish Council
REPAIRING OUR FLOOD DAMAGED PATHS
The floods and torrential rain this winter have caused a huge amount of damage to footpaths in Todmorden and the Upper Calder Valley.
CROWS have a list of paths they need to repair from all over the area, but they need the public’s help to identify problems that they know are out there. So make it easy, they have just introduced a new simple system for people to contact us.
From this week there are 4 ways to report a path problem to CROWS:
• Call their new Path problem line on 0784 964 0784 and leave a message (why not put this number in your contact list?)
• Send a message through the CROWS Facebook page
• Email email@example.com (a photo of the problem would help)
• Leave a note at Mountain Wild, Hebden Bridge or White Ribbon in Mytholmroyd or at Todmorden Visitor centre
Please tell them about any problem, not just those related to flood damage.
Why not put the number in your contacts and please share this with your walking friends.
News is spreading that thieves from as far afield as London are taking advantage of flood damage to local property where alarm systems are down, windows are boarded up etc, and where people are starting to refit or restock.
Everyone should remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the authorities.
CALDERDALE LOCAL PLAN: Consultation
POTENTIAL SITES AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE LOCAL PLAN – including
COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY (CIL)
The Council is preparing a new Local Plan and a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
The Local Plan will set out a framework for how the District should grow, over the next 15 years, to meet the need for new homes and jobs, and will also identify sites for proposed development, and areas that will be protected.
Consultation starts at 12 noon on 6 November 2015 and runs for 6 weeks until 5pm 18 December 2015. Residents and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on potential sites, and other aspects of the Local Plan, and the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for CIL.
Mapping will be available on the Council’s website, at a series of drop-in sessions and in due course in all Calderdale’s libraries. You will be able to view the location of possible development sites and consider information from detailed site assessments. There will also be the opportunity to comment on a document which presents other aspects of the Plan, including an explanation of how the future housing requirement has been assessed.
To make your comments, please use the links below:
Seven drop-in events will be held around Calderdale and each will provide information covering the whole of the District. There is no need to register for these events; you can come along to the venue that is the most convenient for you.
The timetable of the drop-in events is given below.
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s Street – 16th November 4 – 7 pm
Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street – 17th November 4 – 7 pm
Todmorden Town Hall, Halifax Road – 19th November 4 – 7 pm
Elland Library, Coronation Street – 21st November 12 – 3 pm
Sowerby Bridge Youth and Community Centre, Foundry Street -,24th November 4 – 7 pm
Brighouse Mulberry Suite, Parsonage Lane – 26th November 4 – 7 pm
Halifax ThreeWays (formerly the Ridings School), Nursery Lane – 8th December 4 – 7 pm
The annual fete at the chapel and field opposite will have a full programme of events including a dog show, Punch and Judy, adults and children’s produce competitions and much more on Saturday, September 5.
The fete will start at 1.30pm, and the fell race at 2pm. The Punch and Judy show is at 2pm followed by children’s games and dog agility at 2.30pm. The magic show is at 3.30pm and the tug of war at 4pm.
Produce, including cakes, jam, vegetables, etc, must be entered in the morning. See below for the full programme.
Sunday 2 August
10am set-up, 11am open
Bag a bargain or clear that clutter
£5 per table (includes breakfast roll)
Breakfast rolls for sale
For more information or to reserve a table, contact the Cross Inn on 01422 843284
An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be held at Cross Hill, Smithwell Lane, Heptonstall on Monday 20 July 2015 commencing at 7.30 p.m..
This meeting is open to the public unless Members decide to exclude the public for any exempt or confidential item of business.
Members’ Interests (Personal or Prejudicial) relating to Agenda items for this meeting : to be declared prior to consideration of the appropriate item
- Apologies of absence and reasons
- Declarations of Interests (existence and nature) with regard to items on the agenda
- Public Participation Session with respect to items on the agenda
- To consider the following Planning Application:
- PA 15/00844/FUL : Change of use agricultural land to touring caravan site (30 pitches) including facilities building : land off Smithwell Lane, Heptonstall
- PA 15/00832/HSE : New porch to front elevation : 3 Townfield, Heptonstall
- To consider any other late notifications of Planning Applications
R M Greenwood
A full copy of the official agenda can be found here.