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The Future of the Birchcliffe Centre Pennine Heritage has opened a series of consultation events to invite the local community to become involved in planning the Centre’s future use. And there is an Open Day this Saturday, 21 Sept. Read more

Sing for fun with Calder Valley Women Singers All women are welcome to join this friendly group, regardless of previous singing experience. Find your voice and discover something new in singing. More info (17 Sept)

George MurphyMurphy's Lore 38 - includes children’s rhymes and games, where to find ‘Pencilvania’, balls against walls, ladles and jellyspoons, kippers and knickers, how to shoot Indians, the best chips in the valley, September Break and Dylan Thomas. Read more (16 Sept)


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Hebden Bridge Camera Club Exhibition Winners The Club’s annual exhibition was an extremely successful week as in previous years. Over 1200 visitors from near and far viewed the 66 prints on display at the Town Hall and almost 900 of those took part in the vote for the ‘People’s Choice’. Read more (11 Sept)

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GENERAL ELECTION? To vote in any election in the UK you must be on the electoral register. Register to vote now. To see HebWeb coverage of the 2017 general election, and previous general elections, back to 1997, click here (5 Sept)

HebWeb Forum: Stop the Coup - other recent discussions include: Parking, Brexit and medicines, Caldene Avenue Bridge, Keighley Road closure, building next to the Little Park,  new street lights, house break-ins and local Group Practice problems. It’s easy to browse and search the HebWeb discussions going back over many years.

Coastal ConnectionsArtsmill Exhibition: Coastal Connections - A mixed media Exhibition showcasing the work of Jude Howe and Stan Pile. The Exhibition is about the East Yorkshire Coastline - from 8-29 Sept. More info

Liz CooperLives Remembered: Liz Cooper - Liz moved to Hebden Bridge in 1977 with the radical book and distribution coop, Publications Distribution Co-op at the Birchcliffe Centre. Liz was settled in Old Town until the late 1990s. Her obituary was in the Guardian recently. Read more. 

Wuthering Bytes Technology FestivalWuthering Bytes Technology Festival - back for a 6th year, the festival  returned to Hebden Bridge. From 30 August, the 10 day festival will offer a series of inspiring talks, demos and workshops for everyone from hobbyists to hardcore techies.  Read more (22 Aug)

Local History Talks - from September. Details now on the HebWeb What's on section. Talks include Ted Hughes childhood, Foster Mill, saving Hardcastle Crags, Singing and Socialism, our woodland heritage, common land in Northern England and more. (27 Aug)

Blackshaw HeadBlackshaw Head Fete

was on Saturday, 31 August. Produce and Craft competition, exhibition of a Yeoman Clothier's House, Mr Wilson's Second Liners and much more.

Snow Patrol

Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition was for the week from 24 August at the Town Hall. All visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favourites from approximately 60 framed prints. More info

Peterloo: Actress Maxine Peake unveiled political banner created by a Calder Valley artist Joan Heath who lives in Todmorden and is a former resident of Hebden Bridge. The banner unveiling was part of a series of events remembering the massacre at Peterloo, 200 years ago. Read more (11 Aug)

Paul BarkerPaul Barker’s obituary in The Guardian. Paul Barker was a paper boy at Jones’ Newsagents, went on to edit New Society from 1968-86 and wrote the book about Hebden Bridge: A Sense of Belonging. See also: HebWeb report of his book launch in April 2012. (6 Aug)

Yorkshire Post on Hebden Bridge: "A Yorkshire town with an independent streak… Hebden is a striking town in an even more striking location." (5 Aug)

Walkleys Clogs

The aftermath of the Walkley Clogs Mill fire on the morning of 2 August, 2019, photographed by Craig Shaw. Click photo to enlarge

Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd - the road re-opened Satuday morning, 3 August after the Walkleys Clogs fire. Walking and Cycling routes via the towpath are also open. (3 Aug)

WalkleysWalkleys Clogs building on fire - the road between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd is now likely to remain closed until Saturday, according to Calderdale. The Fire Service say the fire is under control but are asking people to stay away from the area. See BBC report (1 Aug, updated 10pm)

Chris WilliamsonTown Hall Booking cancelled - Controversial, suspended Labour MP Chris Williamson was due to speak at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall this Saturday. Read the statement from the Trustees. (31 July)

Communities pull together during weekend flooding: Local residents, flood wardens, Council teams, the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Water were amongst those braving the bad weather on Sunday and working throughout the night to help flood-affected communities. Read more (30 July)

Valley OrganicsSuccessful Workers' Co-op offers investment opportunity to help it expand, with up to 5% interest in return for loans. During a time Hebden Bridge has seen many shops closing, Valley Organics has had six years of steady growth. More info (15 July)

Happy Valley PrideHappy Valley Pride Festival: - the eclectic, alternative and inclusive, week-long festival for everyone took place from 22-28 July. The celebration of LGBT+ life in Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas. A Festival for everyone. More info.

Mytholmroyd flood works - more Burnley Road diversions. Diversion during August through Mytholmroyd Fire Station forecourt. Scheme won't now be completed before summer 2020. More info (15 July)

Green roofFlood Storage Container Slows the Flow with green roof - Work has been completed on a brand new Green Roof on the top of the Mytholmroyd Flood Warden Storage Container at The Shoulder of Mutton Pub on New Road. Read more (10 July)

Community Greening of Victoria Road:Community Greening of Victoria Road: - Local residents have improved their environment by collective effort and with assistance from business and local councils. What was an eyesore is now beginning to green again. Read more

Colour, music, dancing and smiles: The sun shone and the crowds gathered as the Handmade Parade’s 'Once upon a Time' tales wound through the streets of Hebden Bridge yesterday for the 12th annual Handmade Parade. Thousands of people from across the north and beyond watched the Parade of hundreds of people of all ages in as it filled the town with colour, music, dancing and smiles. See HebWeb photo gallery. (1 July)

Croquet

Croquet at the Bowling Club, built 1898, which stopped being a bowling club around five years ago and is now owned by the Blue Pig. The pavillion has been renovated and vegetation cleared. Read more.(19 Sept)

TheftLittle Theatre: Theft is the theatre's next production, a comedy by Eric Chappell, author of Rising Damp. Directed by Ray Riches, Theft will be performed from 30 September until 5 October. More info. (18 Sept)

Canal towpath re-opened

Re-opening of the Rochdale Canal towpath on Sat, 14 Sept. at 11am. Important cycling and walking link to be officially re-opened following improvement works as part of a £2.9m package. Read more - updated with what speakers said.

A Hundred years’ service to Wadsworth Parish Council. John Lynch elected in the mid 1970s and Mavis Ring and Geoff Hughes both elected in the 1980s retired in May, this year, with over a hundred years’ service between them. Read more (15 Sept)

The Body in SpaceThe Body In Space - Exhibition from Abi Lupton-Levy at the Gallery Lounge, ArtsMill until 29 Sept with a preview this Sunday, 15th. Abi is self taught with a background in yoga, meditation and dance and movement. More info

Changes to the rail timetable - see HebWeb Forum

Rag marketHebden Bridge WI Awesome Autumn Rag Market at the Town Hall, the Egg Factory and Northlight Studios on 19 October - a twice yearly event run by Hebden Bridge WI to raise funds for their Charity of the year - ‘Healthy Minds, Calderdale’ See map and more info

The Other One

Filming in Hebden Bridge - for a BBC2 comedy series called The Other One. Photo: Chas Nicholson. Click to enlarge. (11 Sept)

Call for businesses to support Pumpkin Festival on 26 October. Retail stands available at the festival hub in the Memorial Gardens. More info

Building BridgesMytholmroyd Arts Festival dates announced. 19-20 October. More info in our What's on section.

Picture HousePicture House Heritage Open Day - Saturday, 14 September sees the annual open day at the Hebden Bridge Picture House, featuring history talks, poster sale and guided tours. More info


Stuart McCallumWainsgate Concert:
Stuart McCallum
- The 2019 concert series at Wainsgate Chapel continues at 7pm, Sunday 15 September with the return of Manchester-based acoustic jazz guitarist Stuart McCallum. Read more.

TrioTrio Mediæval at Heptonstall Church - Thursday, 12 September a unique vocal quartet, accompanied by tenor John Potter, explores the Machaut mass with motets and chant from medieval Cyprus. More info (29 Aug)

u3aLove of Chocolate, Love of Science Diana Leitch MBE is a serious scientist, a chemist with not only a love of chocolate, but an appetite for promoting science and its role in society. Read report of her recent talk to the U3A (6 Sept)

Chronic illnessChronic Illness; Obstacles and Opportunities in Hebden Bridge Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF) welcomes two growing campaigns:  Chronic Illness Inclusion, and Not all Disabilities are Visible. More info (5 Sept)

Josh Fenton GlynnCalderdale Brexit Update: Josh Fenton-Glynn, one of Hebden Bridge's 3 Calderdale councillors, gives a personal report of the Council's Brexit discussions and how leaving Europe will affect Calderdale. Read more. (31 Aug)

Danny PosthillMore Comedy at The Little Theatre - on Sunday 8 September, featuried a brilliant impressionist in Danny Posthill, renowned for his hilarious take-offs. And Australian Mick Neven who loves British audiences, because he feels they are desperate for a laugh as a result of being so beaten down by Brexit. More info

Keighley Road Closures planned during September and beyond as part of a programme to increase safety on one of the top 50 of ‘A’ roads in England where the risk of road traffic incidents resulting in death or serious injury is the highest. Read more

MagidGreen MEP Magid Magid visited Hebden Bridge around 2.30pm on Friday, 16 August, Magid travelled to Hebden Bridge where he spoke to people in the square before heading off to Halifax. Read more.


Vintage Car weekend

Vintage Car Weekend 3-4 August 2019. The annual rally for vintage, veteran and classic vehicles with over 800 cars, motorcycles, military and commercial vehicles. Click photo above, taken Sat 3 Aug, to enlarge. See What's On for info.

Flood siren sounded for Hebden Bridge at 9.55pm, Sunday evening, 28 July. Flood wardens were out helping people much of the night. The river peaked around 11pm and the risk of further flooding has been averted - for now. More rain forecast over the next few days - see Environment Agency and Facebook's Calder Valley Flood Support. (29 July)

33 degreesFire and barbecues banned on moors With the temperature in Hebden Bridge reaching 33C yesterday, action to reduce the risk of moorland fires continues in Calderdale, with new signs going up on moors across the borough to warn people that using barbecues and lighting fires is banned. Read more (26 July)

Red HattersInvasion by the Red Hatters. Inspired by Jenny Joseph's poem Warning, "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple. With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me," the Red Hatters invadws Hebden Bridge on 1 Aug. Read more

Josh Fenton-GlynnView from the Council Chamber Josh Fenton-Glynn, one of Hebden Bridge's 3 Calderdale councillors, gives a personal account of Wednesday's council meeting Read the report (19 July)

Free public toilets from 1 August This year Calderdale Council will mark Yorkshire Day by making all of its public toilets free of charge, initially for a trial period. So from Thursday 1 August, there’ll be no cost if you need to spend a penny. More info (19 July)

Mytholmroyd ArtsMytholmroyd Arts Festival: Calling all artists The Festival, now in its fifth year, is inviting artists to submit work to the Mytholmroyd Open Exhibition which will be at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd on 19-20 October 2019. More info. (18 July)

Hebden Bridge farmer convicted of animal cruelty - A farmer from Hebden Bridge has been banned from keeping livestock for seven years, sentenced to 250 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay over £36,000 costs. Read more. (12 July)

Mytholmroyd Station PartnershipMytholmroyd Station latest news on the renovation of the station building, increase in footfall and number of trains, car park, gardening and how to get involved. More info. (11 July)

HopeGrant funding brings warmth and quiet to Hope Chapel A grant from Community Foundation for Calderdale has enabled Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge to replace windows that had been installed when the building was modernised in the 1950s. More info (8 July)

"Britain at its best: Hebden Bridge where Ed Sheeran was born is a true northern star,” declares Mail Online article. Apparently, our town is  'just the right side of gentrified’. Read article (7 July)

Parade 2019

Above: Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade - 30 June 2019. 40+ more photos here

More tree cover still needed in Hebden Bridge, say Friends of the Earth. The organisation claims trees can act as effective flood defences, helping to reduce peak water levels by as much as a quarter. See ITV report.

BBC1 Countryfile at Hardcastle Crags "We're in West Yorkshire and this is one of its true hidden gems." And featuring the work of Slow the Flow Calderdale. (17 June)

Schoolchildren bike across Yorkshire

Schoolchildren bike across Yorkshire Over 100 pupils in Calderdale got on their bikes and took part in the Schools Yorkshire Tour. A baton is travelling 400 miles across Yorkshire, passed on by children on bikes from 160 schools, including, today, Hebden Bridge. Read more. (18 June)

Green screen

Green screen for Burnley Road Academy To help absorb harmful pollutants, Calderdale Council has installed a plant-based perimeter fence around the school playground as part of its plans to tackle air pollution. More info (12 June)

Hebden Bridge Group Practice - "no advance appointments". See HebWeb Forum message

The National Geographic’s Cool List for 2019 has West Yorkshire at number 7. The Calder Valley is highlighted - "with hippyish Hebden Bridge as its epicentre" - as a "burgeoning hub for restaurants and independent shops." (29 May)

Canal boatsHistoric Narrow Boat Club Gathering More than thirty boats belonging to members of the Historic Narrow Boat Club (HNBC), boatmen and their families, came to Hebden Bridge from all over the country at the Bank Holiday weekend. Read more. (28 May)

Canal by Andrew Smith

Historic Narrow Boat Club Gathering in Hebden Bridge, 24-27 May. See What's on for more info. Thanks to Andrew Smith for the photo - click to enlarge.

Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack
Watch now

The first episodes of Gentleman Jack, the new drama from Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright, are based upon a book written about Anne Lister by local writer, Jill Liddington and published by Hebden Bridge publishers, Pennine Pens. More info, links and trailers (19 May)

CNDTown Council votes to support a ban on nuclear weapons: Hebden Royd became only the third UK Council to support the ICAN Cities Appeal and the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Read more. (17 May)

XRIntroduction to Extinction Rebellion Talk and Meeting - Wednesday 22nd May, 7pm at the Town Hall. Local Extinction Rebellion organisers would like to welcome more people to the Rebellion and support them to make sense of, and take action on, the climate crisis and mass extinction. Read more

Small Ads: "Hebweb scores again! I have sold my electric lawnmower today" (12 May)

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS:

Dave Young retains Calder Ward for Labour.

Labour takes Luddendenfoot.

Labour now have overall control of Calderdale Council, for the first time in 20 years.

More details and list, profiles and photos of local candidates for Calder and Luddendenfoot wards.

Labour Labour retain control of Hebden Royd Town Council taking 15 of the 18 seats. The Liberal-Democrats took the remaining 3 seats. See below for details. More details (Updated 4 May) and list, profile s and photos of candidates.

Prospective Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, Stephne Harrison, was defeated. A new mayor for the coming year will have to be chosen. (4 May)


HebWeb Small Ads We've been overwhelmed with the response and quality of applicants! Thanks so much!

Lifts

Station Passenger Lifts take first passengers, this morning, Tuesday, 19 March 2019. Read more

Grouse estates investigated over heather burning including our own local Walshaw Moor who wouldn't go along with the voluntary agreement other estates signed up to. See Guardian article


Council reviews weedkiller use and is exploring a range of alternative options, including manual techniques, to keep weeds at bay and which are kinder to the environment than is glysophate. Read more.

M.E.M.E. Support Group in Hebden Bridge Support Group in Hebden Bridge - Hebden Bridge M.E. Support Group held their first awareness event on June 14th, after recently getting together as a Facebook group, and as part of a wellness and creativity event at the Town Hall arranged by the Arts Festival. Read more (19 June)

Solstice weekend

The weekend of 21-23 June saw the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival kicks off, the Great Community Get Together, KidsFest, garden party at the Fox and Goose, Alice Longstaff exhibition, Witness for the Prosecution at Little Theatre and its the summer solstice. See What's on for these and more events.

Twin Town celebrations40 years of twinning between Hebden Royd and St Pol-sur-Ternoise At 6am on Thursday 30th May, a happy group of travellers boarded a coach in Hebden Bridge to travel to our twin town St Pol-sur-Ternoise (France) to celebrate 40 years of twinning. Read more (5 June)

Weed killer banCall for Weed Killer Ban: Liberal Democrat councillors are pushing the Council to ban the use of glyphosate-based weed killers because of safety concerns. Read more (3 June)

More Wall Tops Stolen on the Mayroyd Hall driveway. See HebWeb Forum (30 May)

Road closure: the main road through Mytholmroyd will be closed for the nights of 28-30 May from 11.30pm until 5am, as part of the Flood Alleviations works.

Small Ads - 3 two bed houses to rent, all announced the same day, on the HebWeb Smalls Ads page (22 May)

Dorothy SutcliffeDorothy Sutcliffe's community spirit rewarded in Blackshaw Head where she has been a councillor since 1979, when too few councillors stood for election that year, and she volunteered to be co-opted. Read more (20 May)

Local healthcare faces further threats as NHS campaign group urges GPs to refuse contract that cuts patients’ access. Read more. (9 May)

HebWeb Forum: concerns grow about the Hebden Bridge Group Practice, with doctors being urged not to sign up to the latest Primary Care Network contract

Music Video made in Hebden Bridge: a short film by Lyla Rose featuring US group Spud Cannon, using local countryside and The Picture House. See short film. (1 May)

Banking in Hebden Bridge: 'The only banks left in Hebden Bridge are grass ones down by the river'. See this weekend's article on the bankless town of Hebden Bridge in This is Money (14 April)

Pennine Heritage secures National Lottery support for a programme to restore and maintain the Birchcliffe Centre, new marketing campaign to get local groups, businesses, residents and visitors more involved and advice on improving working arrangements. More info (17 March)

Small Ads message - "Once again, great success by placing my house to rent on HebWeb!"

Huffington Post on Hebden Bridge: "You will find a town that was almost abandoned, but brought back to life by hippies, artists and lesbians looking for a place to make a life." Written by Sean Pert, who continues: "The town doesn't just tolerate its LGBT+ community, it values and embraces us." Read more (28 Feb)

Hebden Bridge leaflet 2019

2019 Hebden Bridge leaflet:
On this Tourist Info page
, you can download a copy of the Hebden Bridge Tourism Guide 2019, and also a constantly updated separate and downloadable pdf list of Hebden Bridge’s 2019 festivals and events. (2 March)

Climate Emergency declared!

Climate Emergency declared

Hebden Royd Town Council has declared that Hebden Royd should be carbon neutral as soon as possible. Both our Town Council and Calderdale Council have agreed to face up to 'the issue of our time’ - the climate emergency. Read more

Shepherds

No banks. No petrol. Lloyds Bank was the last bank left in Hebden Bridge. It closed this month. Shepherds was the last petrol garage still open in Hebden Bridge. It stopped selling petrol this month.

Air Pollution is a serious problem in some parts of Hebden Bridge, along the A646. What can be done about it? See this HebWeb Forum thread.

Hebden Bridge artist Kate Lycett featured in Yorkshire Post feature

Hebden Bridge: How a thriving town lost its last bank: This Guardian article reports that, "Residents feel angry and let down as Lloyds departs, but one man (David Fletcher) has a plan to fill the gap." Only a few years ago, Hebden Bridge had five full time banks. The last one, Lloyds, closed last week. Read article (26 Jan)

Europe: Craig Whittaker, our Calder Valley MP, voted with the 201 others who supported Theresa May's deal. (15 Jan)

Hebden Bridge In July

Hebden Bridge is Cool - Hebden Bridge has made National Geographic's Cool list. "The Calder Valley - with hippyish Hebden Bridge as its epicentre - is a burgeoning hub for restaurants and independent shops." See article. (4 Dec)

Fox and Goose one of top 50 pubs according to The Guardian

Swimming pool latest. It's still going ahead but, because of the 2015 Flood, not yet. And not in Hebden Bridge. Read the latest statement from the Swimming Pool Association, and follow the links for how the HebWeb has covered this controversial issue over many years. More

Nightfall o0n Canal

Hebden Bridge Camera Club Exhibition Results People from near and far viewed the 60+ images on display at the Town Hall and over 1000 of those took part in the voting for the “People’s Choice”. Read more

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Save Hebden Bridge Signal Box

Saignal Box

After more than 125 years as a familiar sight in the town, Network Rail have pulled the levers for the last time. Two community groups have put forward proposals for the building to be saved and restored to its former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway glory. More info and leaflet

Community toilet scheme launches in Mytholmroyd. The public toilets in Mytholmroyd have been demolished. While options for toilet provision elsewhere in the town are being investigated, Calderdale has been working with local businesses to encourage them to take part in a community toilets scheme. Read more

Crumbling Riverside School on Sky News "Room after room is damp or crumbling or flaking… The building is literally falling apart around them." Head Teacher Rachel Burton shows reporters around the school - 4 minutes into this report on lack of school funding. See report on YouTube (1 Oct)

Hebden Bridge features in The Spectator "The Yorkshire town that’s gone from dirty old buildings to New Age nirvana" by William Cook.

Call for electrification of the Calder Valley line which would improve journey times, make services more reliable, be cheaper to run, help cut congestion on the roads and reduce impacts on the environment. Read more

Small Ads message - "Just to say that my cottage has now been let. Thanks once again to HebWeb!"

Small Ads: "Please can you remove small ad. I had a response within an hour of the ad going live and the first viewer took the house. I had 8 requests to view in 24 hours. Brilliant!"

Handmade Parade

TwitterHebWeb on Twitter - join our 3500+ followers.

Small Ads: We had a prospective buyer view it, she loves the house and has put in offer we've accepted. So, thank-you!

"In a world where style often triumphs over substance, Hebweb is reassuringly informative, reliable and clear. An invaluable community resource and public information forum reflecting the independent spirit of Hebden Bridge. Lesley at Elmet Farmhouse.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn in Mytholmroyd speaking to a packed Community Centre, supporting Labour's candidates for the local elections. Click photo to enlarge.

Where to Stay in the Hebden Bridge area - many of the listings in this popular section have been updated over the past couple of weeks. And following several requests, there is now a new page which features only Bed and Breakfast listings.

Floods: HebWeb Gallery - 24 photos taken on the morning of Boxing Day, 2015.

Small Ads: "Amazing but my house in Tod got rented out within 30 minutes after putting the house on Hebweb."

HebWeb Feature on the 2015 Boxing Day Flood, gathering together many of the articles, news, links, photos and videos. Updated reguarly.

Accessible Venues guide - a brief guide to which venues for hire, might be suitable for community groups, classes, meetings, events or activities, to be accessible to disabled people. From the Disability Access Forum

Small Ads success - "Hi there I have found lovely tenants for my house in less than 24 hours. Amazing!" Re house to let in Mytholmroyd.

HebWeb Small Ads - The HebWeb is brilliant. Found tutor within 3 days… We have found a candidate. The response was excellent as was the calibre of the candidates.

Small Ads - "Choosing to advertise the house for rent on the Hebweb was incredibly effective. The perfect tenants were found within 48 hours"

Hebden Bridge Station car park to expand: Calderdale Council is working with Network Rail, which owns the land to the east of the existing station car park to create 46 extra places. Read more.

From Steve Farrell, now living in Mysore, India: "As someone who lives abroad, the Hebweb site has always been critical for keeping in touch 'back home' in Hebden. I've just needed to re-advertise my home for rent, so where to turn to? The Hebweb, of course. The Ad was up within minutes and there were 10 enquiries within 24 hours. Superb!" See Small Ads.

Ackley Bridge, Channel 4’s school drama, was filmed in Halifax, particularly the old Catholic High School, and in Hebden Bridge.

'Greatest Town in Europe' - as well as being the 4th funkiest town in the world, Culture Trip gives 12 Reasons why Hebden Bridge 'is known as the greatest town in Europe'. Read article

HebWeb

Far more than a large home page, the HebWeb is now an essential local resource. It has been around for nearly 23 years, covering local news, events, opinions, tourist info, small ads, where to stay and much, much more. Updated every day. Read more and go deeper into the HebWeb.

Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire crowned best place in the UK - 'Machine learning' used millions of data points to discover top locations. Read more

From the archive: five years ago today The Times listed the 30 coolest places to live in Britain. Number one was Hebden Bridge.

Hebden Bridge losing key shops? Following the news of the closure of Holts, our town's last greengrocers, comes the warning on this Forum thread that our last hardware shop, Bonsalls is struggling.

Holts

Signs of past times. Photo: HebWeb

Let's move to Hebden Bridge From the Guardian. If the roots of its liberal and creative image are a mystery, its appeal is obvious. See also: HebWeb report from Sept 2005

HebWeb Small Ads message: "Please could you close the advert? We've been overwhelmed with the response and quality of applicants! Thanks so much!"

Small Ads: Very good service, result achieved in only 4 days.

Some years ago in the Guardian, Martin Wainwright wrote, "Witness current comments on the community website, the Hebweb, which is one of the best of its kind in the country. No, world." 25 Oct 2012

One hour from hb9

Less than an hour from Hebden Bridge: try these halls, houses and galleries which many may not have heard about. Yet they are just on our doorstep. If you can’t find anything to do locally (see What’s On), have a look at this new HebWeb Feature.

Hebden Bridge, the UK's second city, BBC article by Evan Davis. "Hebden Bridge is an inverted city with a greenbelt centre and suburbs called Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool." Read the article

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HebWeb also available on the slightly shorter hebdenbridge.uk as well as hebdenbridge.co.uk

Hilary WainwrightHappy Valley writer loves Calderdale. "Hebden Bridge is vibrant; there's a lot going on artistically and it's also got great galleries, pubs and restaurants." Sally Wainwright talks of our "dramatic and awe-inspiring" landscape and the influence of local historian Jill Liddington's Anne Lister book. Read her Guardian article

Guardian Northerner: What the UK can learn from Hebden Bridge? The BBC's Mind the Gap asks how London's success can be replicated elsewhere: Claire Donnelly argues that our small town could have the answer. Read more

"Many thanks Hebweb, the Small Ad asking for Volunteers to cook and help at Wadsworth Lunch Club has already had success. We now have someone coming to help cook. We'd still welcome a washer up, and occasional helpers please."

Small Ads - "We placed a job ad on the Hebweb recently, intending to keep it there for 2 weeks, but we had to take it down after 3 days due to the huge response generated"

Britain's favourite market town? Hebden Bridge has been shortlisted in the 'Britain's favourite market town' category in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013. Read more

Guardian Northerner: Hebden Bridge the UK's coolest place? The Yorkshire Paradise has won its fourth accolade in a decade. Born, brought up and living here, Rachel Pickering is loyal, but has one or two cautionary thoughts.

Small Ads - "I am very pleased to say the response was terrific and both properties are now let." (Less than a week)

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  • Books - of interest to people living in Hebden Bridge and area
  • Contact info
  • Discussion Forum - hundreds of messages every year on matters of concern to those who live in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding hills, villages and valleys
  • Emails - a directory of local email addresses
  • Events: a selection of local events
  • Features
  • Five hundred words on Hebden Bridge - one of the 500 years of the Hebden pack horse bridge projects
  • Green Pages
  • Hebden Bridge info - some basic information about Hebden Bridge with links to some features which have been written about our town.
  • Hebden Bridge 500 - celebrating 500 years of the bridge
  • History pages - links to local history websites, together with a selection of articles remembering times past.
  • Lives Remembered - thoughts and comments on the death of a selection of local people
  • Mailing list
  • Maps - several maps of the town and area, including Google maps.

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