Saturday, July 24, 1999

In a couple of months 'H' Gregg and Polly Webber have created a groundswell of enthusiasm throughout these valleys and hills for the proposed green centre of the north. Today, was the first open day at Hebble End Mill. Among the displays was the plans for a permaculture centre at Mayroyd. Hebden Royd Town Council has given its full support to the project and last week's jumble sale raised nearly 400. The first stage in creating and developing the centre is going to be some serious attempts at raising finance.

The centre will be:

  • a display and exhibition centre for earth-friendly technology, covering transport, food, energy, housing, water and recycling.
  • An information and resource centre for schools, groups, companies and individuals who want to know more about green technology or who want to promote their activities.
  • A community workshop with sessions on recycling, energy conservation, organic food and many other areas.
  • A hub and contact point for the many and varied green projects in the area.
  • A shop selling environmentally friendly products made in the centre and an agency for green consumer items.

    Help Needed:


    Hebden Bridge Alternative Technology Centre,
    Hebble End Mill,
    Hebden Bridge,
    HX7 6HJ

    Tel: 01422 842121 (day)
    01422 845543 or 01422 842539 (evening/ weekend)
    Fax: 01422 846 837
    Email: atc@vipa.co.uk

    From the Halifax Courier, 23rd July 1999: The long running saga of plans to develop the Mayroyd area of Hebden Bridge looks set to take a new twist. It would see an environmental education centre including a wildflower meadow and water garden alongside existing plans drawn up by the owners of the nearby Walkley's Canalside Mill ("Clog Factory") for a miniature railway, marina and garden centre. The idea is the brainchild of the HB Alternative Technology Centre and the HB Permaculture Action Group. Mark Clyndes, Walkleys' project manager, said he had been impressed by the possibility of bringing new investment into the existing scheme.

    Watch this page for more information.

  • Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales
  • Hebweb News
  • Hebweb Green Pages

    Hebden Bridge Web Comment:

    The Industrial Revolution started in our Pennine valleys, making use of the water to power the mills. Industrialisation, while bringing many benefits, has also led to the pollution and exploitation of the planet. The proposed Alternative Technology Centre could allow us to pioneer ways of using technology to live once more in harmony with the Earth - right here where it all started

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