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

Disposal of Sunday School and changes to Methodist Chapel

Comments are invited on plans for a new kitchen, toilets and meeting room in Heptonstall Methodist Chapel as part of plans to dispose of the Sunday School, and create modern facilities in the chapel.

The public consultation is being organised through the central Methodist Church. Listed building consent has been applied for to the central Methodist Church because they deal with applications through the Ecclesiastical Exemptions Act, instead of Calderdale Council.

Members of the public can comment by emailing conservation@methodistchurch.org.uk

The kitchen and toilets would be in the vestry and storage rooms at the back of the church. Pews would be removed on either side of the pulpit to create a servery area and exhibition space on either side of the pulpit. Pews between the two entrance doors would be removed to make space to build a meeting room. Repairs to the roof are also planned.

The parish council has been invited to comment, and will be discussing the plans as part of a planning meeting outside Stone Slack at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 15. The public are invited to attend.

English Heritage, the Victorian Society, the Ancient Monuments Society and others have also been invited to comment.

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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.