Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Hard hats in fashion for Saturday tour of Town Hall development
The contractors building the Hebden Bridge Town Hall extension will be opening the bright blue doors of their site adjacent to the main Town Hall on Saturday morning (Dec 3rd), to allow local people the chance to see for themselves how the development is coming on. 'Hard hat' tours will be running at twenty minute intervals from 10am until 11.40am.
"Recent weeks have seen major progress on the development, and the broad shape of the new buildings is becoming very clear," says Andrew Bibby, trustee of Hebden Bridge Community Association which runs the Town Hall. "Saturday's tours will be a great opportunity to find about more about how Hebden Bridge's major new public buildings are being constructed."
The tours are being led by Brian Fletcher, the contracts manager for Yorkshire-based contractors, Strategic Team Group (STG). STG will be providing the hard hats and high-visibility jackets for visitors to the site, but he warns participants to ensure that they come wearing strong footwear. Because numbers are limited, it is also advisable to pre-book places, with the Association's administrator Sue Graham on Hebden Bridge 845261.
The next few days will be busy times for Brian Fletcher and his colleagues, with some major deliveries of steelwork and other supplies to the site. For short times, it may be necessary to close temporarily access to Old Gate and Hangingroyd Lane, he explains. The road closures have been cleared with Calderdale's highways department, but Brian will be trying to do all he can to prevent too much inconvenience for residents. "I and the site team will do all we can to reduce disruption and keep things safe, and reopen the road as soon as possible," he says.
The construction work on the new Town Hall extension has been funded partly from support from the European Union for the region's economic development, through the Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund programme 2007-13. The programme provides investment support to help regions improve their economies and help local businesses, people and communities to improve their prospects.
Previously, on the HebWeb
Buried treasures in Town Hall Time Capsule (9 Nov 2011)
Sarah is Town Hall's first executive director (3 Nov 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)