Town Hall will Open Doors as part of National Heritage Weekend
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Hebden Bridge's Town Hall, a grade II listed building, will welcome visitors this year during the national Heritage Open Days initiative in September.
Trustees of Hebden Bridge Community Association, which runs the town hall, will be on hand to welcome visitors and show them round the building on Saturday September 10th. Two special 'hard hat' tours of the land at the rear of the site currently being developed into new community and enterprise facilities are also being arranged. These tours, at 11am and 12 noon, will provide a first glimpse of the new buildings as they begin to take shape.
The Heritage Open Days initiative is an annual event, coordinated this year by English Heritage, which is designed to provide public access to buildings which have normally only limited public access. Over 3,600 events have been arranged throughout the country, including several in Halifax and the Calderdale area.
"We're delighted that Hebden Bridge Town Hall will be participating in the Heritage Open Days event. We'll be particularly pleased to show visitors round the magnificent first-floor Council Chamber, a room which even many local people have never yet visited. And of course, we'll be able to talk about the new development which is now rapidly under way behind the Town Hall," says Peter Hirst, chair of the Community Association.
The main construction work on the new Town Hall extension has been funded partly from support from the Communitybuilders fund and partly by the European Union for the region's economic development, through the Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund programme 2007-13. The ERDF programme provides investment support to help regions improve their economies and help local businesses, people and communities to improve their prospects.
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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)