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MAY ELECTIONS - Tory blow for Labour - no Conservative candidate for Calder Ward! More info and discussion about elections for Calderdale, and the four yearly election of Hebden Royd Town Council, and local parish councils - updated 6th April

Racial abuse in our "Jekyll and Hyde" town? - See discussion on Living in Hebden Bridge - 6 April

MP welcomes asbestos proposals
More info
- 21 Mar

3045 Group's third appeal against refusal of planning permission for 10 "eco houses" on open space land to the rear of Linden Mill has been thrown out. More info - 20 Mar

Controversial plans for Colden Valley - read more

See also Planning Watch

and Forum

Protect the Colden Valley

Extensive support for campaign to protect the Colden Valley, as deadline for objections approaches - more info - 20 Mar

Proposed changes to Calder Holmes Park - more info, images and questionnaire - 15 Mar

Leftwing Labour leadership candidate John McDonnell addressed a packed public meeting at the Stubbing Wharfe - more info - 17 Mar

VIGIL: as part of nationwide protest against Trident, centre of Hebden Bridge. Click image to enlarge. - 15 Mar

Hebden Bridge MP Chris McCafferty to stand down at next election. One of the most marginal constituencies will need a new Labour candidate. More - 8 Mar

FESTIVAL - meeting for those who'd like to help - more info - added 2 Mar

Hebden Bridge Citizens' Advice Bureau may close - more info - 2 Mar

Charity Auction leads Independent's Green Goddess to Hebden Bridge - more info - 2 Mar

Acre Mill

Remembering the ACRE MILL
on Action Mesothelioma Day
More info and video - 26 Feb

See Planning Watch for proposed illuminated advertising on bus shelters, draining of Pecket Well Mill Pond, Lee Mill Road plans, and more - 26 Feb

Linden Mill "Eco Houses" - Inspector reserves decision. Articles in Independent and Yorkshire Post - more info - 22 Feb

Above: Clever kids are teaching the grown-ups a thing or two in Hebden Bridge. Calderdale Climate Challenge’s schools advisor, Heather Morgan is touring the Calderdale area visiting primary schools. More info- 15 Feb

Houses over the River - Mango and co's appeal against refusal of plans: public inquiry on 29th March. See planning watch for info and photos - 12 Feb

Coop parking

Parking: They're clamping at the Hebden Bridge co-op, and they're clamping at the Mytholmroyd Health Centre - see Hebweb Forum - 9 Feb

Calderdale reject plans for proposed apartments on former health centre site in Mytholmroyd - see Forum - 8 Feb


Residents gather signatures for a petition and to raise awareness about the appeal inspector's public inquiry about the land behind Linden Mill on February 20th at Halifax Town Hall. See previous Hebweb news and discussion - 27 Jan

FLOOD SIRENS - 9 am. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings for Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd this morning - 18 Jan

Hebden Water at 9.45 Thurs, 18 Jan
See short video clip

SWIMMING POOL SITE update - 12 Jan

for Calder High:
see secondary results for local schools
- 11 Jan

Large development on Victoria Road gets go ahead - see Planning Watch and news item from November 2005 for drawing and more info. 8 Jan

Small ads recent ads include cleaning service; guitar, stove, house, paraglider and furniture for sale.



See photos - and audio/video

+ new HEBWEB FEATURE on the play,
its history with photos, old and recent.

Anniversary of Iraq War: above, 4 years ago Calder High students walked out and protested on the streets of Hebden Bridge - news and comment from 2003

FESTIVAL: Hebdenroyd Town Council grants
£6,000 for star-studded programme - more info - added 15 Mar

FILM about former textile mills: call for interviewees - read more - 14 Mar

The wavy steps are
now finished and open

Clamping Petition for patients objecting to the clamping at Grange Dene Medical Centre can be downloaded here - more info on Mytholmroyd Net, Hebweb Forum and Hebweb News - 10 Mar

Lives remembered: Eric Williams who died on 1st March in a car crash in France - 3 Mar

Festival Open Gardens - calling all gardeners - more info - 23 Feb

Bus routes: Services cut and prices up but Metro underspends its budget by £1m. Labour asks why. - 20 Feb

Walkers' Day

Walkers Day is a great success
more info and photos - 18 Feb
See also: HB gains waymarked trails

Festival latest

ARTS FESTIVAL wins cash boost for freedom celebration - more info - 5 Feb

The future of broadband: could Hebden Bridge adopt "fibre to home" technology? More info - 11 Feb

Light snow falls on the frozen canal - 8 Feb

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 - 5 Feb

Hebweb Forum John Morrison visits to have his say on "Local Spam".

 Casino Royale at the Picture House

Casino Royale at the Picture House
more photos (from Mike Barratt) - 27 Jan

Festival Open Studios - Local artists invited to open their doors - read more - 22 Jan

Information sought on Helen of Four Gates, a silent film made at Hardcastle Crags in 1920 - see forum - 21 Jan

Should Red Squirrels be
returned to the Crags?

What do you think?

12 January

Discussion Forum: read recent threads

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 1st January 2007, updated 18 Jan

Recently updated sections of the Hebweb:
Useful sites; local websites; maps

Above: Carols in the Square,
Christmas Eve 2006
More photos

SUNDIAL, FUSTIAN KNIFE AND STONE EFFIGIES - costs and tendering process revealed after request under the Freedom of Information Act - more info

Houses over River plans go to appeal
See Planning Watch

Local Primary School Results

SWIMMING POOL Association land - it was sold for £885,000! Charities Commission respond to concerns and remind trustees of their responsibilities. More info and more questions - 18 Nov

Local authors give their support
Campaigners answer landowner - see discussion - 14 Nov


Maps page - interactive map added

"I don't know what happened to my daughter" - Guardian, 12 years after the murder of Lindsay Rimer - see also Hebweb feature

Discussion Forum - read comments on the future of Hope Baptist Church, Calder High discipline, clamping, eco homes in Colden, stones and sundial in the square, the old Fire Station, and more.

Former swimming pool site at Victorial Road: what happened to money donated by the community, and other questions? Calderdale Council is investigating an underground culvert discovered on the site. More Mon, October 30, 2006


Hebden Bridge Carnival 2006
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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