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.

Heptonstall Family day new times

The Family day on Saturday, February 26, has been moved to St Thomas’ Church and the Bowling Club. Due to forecasts of poor weather, there will be no events in Weavers Square. Some alterations to the timetables have been made. New timetables below. More details including bus times on the Family Day page.

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Towngate Closed

Towngate is due to be closed to traffic between Hepton Drive and Valley View Road from 5th to 11th April whilst Yorkshire Water/Morrison Utility Services replace a water hydrant opposite No. 19. During the closure the official diversion for traffic in and out of the Village will be via Lee Wood Road/Draper Corner/Smithwell Lane but local traffic is likely to divert via Hepton Drive, Longfield and Valley View Road. During the period of closure there is thus likely to be heavier traffic than usual on the Hepton Drive/Longfield/Valley View Road circuit. Thanks to John Scarborough for the information.