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Air quality in Hebden Bridge - public meeting report. See also, extensive forum discussion - 12 March

Both the Fustian Knife and Brown's site (the former Mytholm Mill - 58 "dwellings") were approved yesterday by Calderdale's planning committee - see Planning Watch for background. - 12 March

Eaves bus suspended - more info - 11 March

Calder High closed - explosive chemical missing from laboratory - see news - 11 March

St Pol election result - see news - 11 March.

Junior Band feature in the Guardian
Monday, 10 March 2008

Hebden Bridge MP urges Calderdale to bid for Extra Funding for Play Areas
- more info - 3 March


Book Launch: The Backbone of England: Landscape and Life on the Pennine Watershed with Andrew Bibby (author)
and John Morrison (photographer)

Chris Smith, former Culture Secretary has written: "In this wonderful book Andrew Bibby . . . not only helps us to savour the Pennine landscape; he helps us to understand it, and he urges us to cherish it."
More info - updated 6 March

"Where Hebden Bridge leads, the supermarkets follow" - Yorkshire Post credit our Bag Ladies for influencing M & S to charge for bags. Read article - 29th Feb

Tremor wakes Hebden Bridge - see Forum

People's Millions award - parents and children have a day out looking at possible equipment for Calder Holmes Park.

More info - 26th Feb

Play trip

Missing Mytholmroyd gorilla - see forum

Labour proposes a Calderdale Freedom Pass for over-60s combining access to sport and travel - More info - 19th Feb

Land next to Victoria Road Children's Playground - third attempt by Mango for planning permission - see Planning Watch - for more information - updated 18th Feb

Rail-users give thumbs up for increased parking, and more bike lockers at the station - More info - 13th Feb

Fustian Knife is now the Fustian Needle
Revised plans for Sun Dial "square sculpture"
See planning watch

Fair wages for a Fair Trade Town - Hebden Bridge campaigners launch a ‘Fair Wage’ campaign to try to increase the wages of workers under twenty-two. more info - 3rd Feb

Finally, some snow

At last, some snow! All around Hebden Bridge, children, some who had hardly ever seen the white stuff before, were out in sledges or throwing snowballs. - 2nd Feb

Wheelie bins Are wheelie bins coming to Hebden Bridge? See news and forum - 12th January

Message from Hebden Bridge's Ron Taylor, helping out in a village in the Palestinian West Bank

Pace Egg plays

Celebrating Linda Smith
Picture House, 1st May
Order tickets online now

an Arts Festival event

Linda Smith

Glyn Hughes - award winning Calder Valley writer has updated his website which now includes a blog (latest entry about his friendship with Ted Hughes) and audio samples of his readings. - 4 March

Mytholmroyd Swimming Pool - Calderdale made available details of plans for this small pool today, giving just three days for people to make representations - Tues, 19th Feb

Hebden Royd Town Council vote against proposed develolpment. - Weds, 13th Feb

Forum - well over 100 contributions

Garden Street development: people queued up in St George's Square today to sign letters of objection. 212 signed in 4 hours. - Sat, 9th Feb


"A very, significant threat to the social and economic life of the town"
- 29th January

See also Planning Watch and Forum."


No Justice for Eric Williams - suspended sentence for road death - updated 7th Feb

Stepping Out exhibition


Hebden Bridge Walkers Action have now put nearly 800 photos from their Stepping Out photo project online. More info and gallery - 1st Feb


Floods again

Hebden Bridge was just about cut off on Monday with road and rail links closed. The river broke through the wall at Stubbing Holme, houses in Oxford Street and neighbouring terraces are flooded. Left is the truck which backed into the Calder overnight, breaching the wall. The Library, Market Street and Old Gate were flooded.

More photos from the Hebweb, local photographers and a special report from 8 year old Rhiannon - 21st January

Flood warning goes at 9.05 am

Environment Agency has flood warning listed for our area. We understand that Burnley Road is closed and people are being turned round at the Turning Circle. Rain still pouring - 21st January, updated 10 am

Mayor praises "bold and far-sighted" Town Council budget - more info - 17th January

Labour calls for imaginative Calderdale Budget - more info - 11th January

Results from local schools, including Calder High - 10th January

Hebden Bridge businesses offered help to fight energy bills - more info - 8th January

Hebweb mailing list - subscribe to this list to receive occasional mailings about matters related to Hebden Bridge

Lord Dales closes - one of the few remaining "real" shops, according to our forum correspondents. HB now has no electircal shop.

2007 Hebweb News highlights

See History for info about the recently added Prehistoric section of the HB Local History Society

ACCOMMODATION - bed and breakfast choices as well as offbeat "Hebden Bridge" options, eg, self catering for groups on the tops, moorland bunkhouse at 1100 feet and futons in bohemian family house

Hebden Bridge Partnership news - same chairman but new name, new members and new purpose - 6th January

For latest news about transferring the Council offices building to community management see the Bridge Centre website - 4th January

Fundraising event for Palestinian Village
- added 3rd January

Chris McCafferty MP for Calder Valley has told the Hebden Bridge Web that she is both shocked and saddened by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. See news in brief - 27 Dec




Mytholmroyd Station Mosaic
More info

Hughes plaque at Lumb Falls

Lumb Falls plaque to remember
Ted Hughes
and "Six Young Men"
- more info and photos

Town Hall

Local group initiate plans to make the Town Hall once more the heart of the local community - more info - 1 Nov

DAILY TELEGRAPH FEATURE on Hebden Bridge, home to Britain's worst industrial disaster, by Mark Piggott. A Cape Asbestos company spokesman is reported as saying 'an apology from today's management would be an empty and meaningless gesture'. Read the 3500 word article now reproduced on the Hebden Bridge Web - 6 Oc

Berringden Brow audio: Stories of Love and Misunderstanding - nine alsations, two hearings and a star witness. Go to the Hebweb radio section to listen to the latest excerpt or subscribe to the Berringden Brow podcast

Carols in the square

It was estimated that over one thousand people came down to the centre of Hebden Bridge for Carols in the Square this Christmas Eve - See previous years

500 years of the Hebden Bridge
Mark the 500th anniversary of the Old Bridge with a year long celebration, by the whole community, of the unique qualities of Hebden Bridge in 2010 - see

Steam comes to Hebden Bridge

Steam comes to Hebden Bridge
Monthly steam train - 15 Dec

Is the image of Hebden Bridge as a town of "hippies wearing hand-knitted jumpers, eating wholefood and smoking roll-ups" now outdated?
Penny Wainwright writing in the January edition of Yorkshire Life seems to think so. More info

Hebden Bridge History Group - see dozens of photos of old Hebden Bridge
Hebweb Online Columns



  • BERRINGDEN BROW: Memoirs of Single Mother with a Crush- a novel by local author Jill Robinson published as a book by Pennine Pens. Read online samples

  • Sylvia Plath Forum - hundreds of thousands of words discussing this US poet, buried in Heptonstall.

  • Poems from Glyn Hughes
    - see features

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