Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Hebden Bridge's rich community life on display at the Town Hall - and free cake too!
Hebden Bridge's lively and diverse range of community organisations will have a chance to promote their activities and recruit new members at the first Hebden Bridge Community Fayre, being held as one of the events to celebrate the completion of Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
The event will take place on Saturday October 13th, from 9am to 2pm.
Organiser Chris Mackins, project officer at Hebden Bridge Community Association, says that there are plenty of other activities planned to make the day go with a bang: "We are arranging for the local digital archive project with Pennine Horizons to make a series of short heritage presentations, we've got a time machine booked, and the Women's Institute will be offering free cake to the public who come along. I've tried to book a sunny day, but this may be a little more problematic."
The Community Fayre provides an ideal opportunity to explore fully the new Town Hall buildings, including the Waterfront Hall, the Terrace Room and the riverside courtyard. Visitors will also be offered tours of the old Town Hall. Hebden Bridge Community Association will be applying shortly for funding for a heritage restoration project for this building, to include work on the fine mosaic floors and the stained glass windows within the impressive council chamber. The bid, to be made to the Heritage Lottery Fund, will also include a range of community engagement activities designed to bring new understanding and insight into the history of the Town Hall.
The day is open to all, free of charge.
Previously, on the HebWeb:
How this groundmaking project has developed since 2007
Hebden Bridge's community-run Town Hall: open at last (12 Sept 2012)
BBC's Any Questions? to be recorded in Hebden Bridge (19 July 2012)
Making the Town Hall a creative place for business (3 May 2012)
New choral work to mark opening of community hall (1st April 2012)
Hebden Bridge to host national Ambitious Communities conference (27 March 2012)
Town Hall team seek café and catering operator (19 Feb 2012)
Town Hall looks for enthusiastic project officer (2 Feb 2012)
Town Hall gets Heritage Lottery Fund backing (Dec 2011)
Town Hall will Open Doors as part of National Heritage Weekend
(2nd August 2011)
Pennine Quarry will supply stone for Town Hall (April 2011)
Town Hall Development gets go ahead
Calderdale Council give 125 year lease for Town Hall (26 October 2010)
Town Hall Development Plans go to Calderdale (16 July 2010)
Public consultation on Town Hall plans (May 2010)
Association seeks Treasurer to take on Town Hall role (2 March 2010)
Invitation to see plans for Town Hall (Feb 2010)
Weddings and civil partnerships at Town Hall (Jan 2010)
Town Hall Future Secure (Dec 2009)
Town Hall Group seeks ‘Friends’ (April 2009)
Hebden Bridge Town Hall project: Transfer of Town Hall to community ownership one step closer (March 2009)
HebWeb News: New Charity created to manage Town Hall (Jan 2009)
HebWeb News: Government gives thumbs up to Hebden Bridge Town Hall plans (July 2008)
HebWeb News: Plans to put Town Hall once again at the heart of local life (October 2007)