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News in Brief 2017

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

Hebden Bridge on YouTube