Parish Councillor Vacancy

Vacancy as Councillor requires to be filled by co-option.
If YOU are interested in your community and feel you could bring some of that interest to proceedings, then why not apply to be a Parish Councillor ?
The Council meets monthly and covers not just Heptonstall village, but Slack, Widdop Road and Colden too.
If you want to know more, give me a call or speak to any of the Council members. Or just drop me a line and say you are interested in being co-opted.
You will NOT regret it.
Roger M Greenwood Tel  :    01422 844283
The Clerk
Heptonstall Parish Council E-mail :
The Mallards

Heptonstall Parish Council – Notice Of Casual Vacancy For A Councillor

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that John Scarborough, formally a member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a member thereof of by reason of resignation and that a Casual Vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for Heptonstall.

In accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within fourteen days (computed in accordance with Rule 2) after the date of this notice, notice of a request for such an election has been given by ten electors for the said Parish to The Returning Officer, Chief Executive’s Department, Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, Town Hall, HALIFAX, HX1 1UJ.

If no such election is requested the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option within sixty days of the date of this notice.

Roger M Greenwood
The Clerk
Heptonstall Parish Council
The Mallards

Dated : 3 July 2017

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.