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News in Brief 2017

Hebden Bridge in the Media - The I newspaper has the following piece: "In the gay-friendly Yorkshire mill town of Hebden Bridge, everyone feels at home." Read article

Accessible Hebden Bridge - a visit to our town by Visits Unlimited, devoted to providing info for disabled people on where they can go for a day out with good access. (24 July)


Vigil for Manchester: the new Mayor of Hebden Royd, Pat Fraser, joined around 80 others who gathered on the wavy steps at Bridge Gate on Tuesday, 23 May. Her banner reads "We stand with Manchester".
Click photo (from Ralph Nimmann) to enlarge


Folk Roots Festival

Above: The Peace Artistes playing in the Square as part of the Folk Roots Festival. (13 May)


Piano Festival

Piano Festival photos - see Craig Shaw's gallery of photos from this year's Hebden Bridge Piano Festival (25 April)

Lees Yard

Sunday's Spring Sunshine in Hebden Bridge filled the town with visitors. Click photo to enlarge.

Northern rail strike: Travellers and commuters using Hebden Bridge Station faced disruption Monday (13 March) due to a planned strike. See Guardian report and ITV News.

Yorkshire Post on Hebden Bridge and the Trades Club "Hebden Bridge is one of Yorkshire’s most-famous towns. With a thriving community of independent stores and a population of people who champion the arts, built around some of the UK’s most picturesque countryside, it has become a large tourist attraction. The Trades Club, has transformed into one of Britain’s coolest intimate venues." Read more

Tree planting plan to cut flood risk: Hundreds of thousands of trees are to be planted on moorland to try and reduce the risk of flooding in the Calder Valley. See BBC news page

Floods minister visits Mytholmroyd: Thérèse Coffey was in Mytholmroyd to see design options for a new £15 million flood alleviation scheme. See ITV news report (15 Feb)

Lees Yard

Above: work on Lees Yard in preparation for being the new home of Hebden Bridge Market. Click photo to enlarge. (1 Feb)

Nominate the best station cafe

News Item from Nina Smith, Railfuture

Railfuture, the national campaigning organisation for rail passengers and freight, has launched a competition to find the best independent cafe on a railway station.

I'm sure many Hebden Bridge people will want to nominate the Coffee Station on Hebden Bridge station. To do so, go to this web page.

Closing date is July 1st. 

To learn more about Railfuture, contact Yorkshire Branch Chair, Nina Smith 


Barclays Demo - today in Hebden Bridge by opponents of the bank's support and ownership of fracking companies. Click photo to enlarge. (22 Feb)

Beer by candlelight

Beer by candlelight: A power cut from 11am - 3:50pm left half of the town centre between George Square and the Trades Club without electricity and heating. A few businesses remained open, like the bakery, the book shop, Holt's and Calan's Micro Pub (see photo above) (13 Feb - thanks to Ralph Nimmann)

Calrec sold to a French buyout group Astorg for £203m. Based at Nutclough Mill, the company employs 135 staff, designs and makes consoles for the BBC and other UK and overseas broadcasters. See Yorkshire Post article.

Bridges not Walls

Bridges not Walls demo in Hebden Bridge on the day Donald Trump became President of the USA. (20 Jan)

Balanced stones

Balanced Stones in the river, in front of the wavy steps,
by Juan Cerruffo.
Photo: Ian Hodgson. Click photo to enlarge

Station Parking: the Yorkshire Post has reported this morning that a scheme to expand parking at Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and other stations in the region has been given the go-ahead. (9 Jan)

Calder High and Cragg Vale schools consultation Proposals to close Cragg Vale J & I School and to enlarge and change the age range of Calder High School to create an all-through School. See consultation document (pdf) - and see Forum message

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