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Latest Hebden Royd Town Council minutes now online (16 Jan)

Hebden Royd Budget - Labour and Liberal Democrats give their contrasting views on the Hebden Royd budget, passed yesterday evening. Read more (12 Jan)

PICTURE HOUSE LATEST: Last night, Calderdale Cabinet agreed in principle the asset transfer of the Hebden Picture House to Hebden Royd Town Council. Read more (10 Jan)

Millennium ClockCarlton Clock on time again - After the building was converted to apartments the clock stopped. Hebden Royd Town Council has worked over several months to seek permission to repair the clock - read more.

Ian CoatesIan Coates may eventually make his way back to Hebden Bridge in 2012 after years riding round the world on his Honda - update from southern Italy - See HebWeb Feature.

Treasure HuntNew Year Treasure Hunt: The Annual New Year's Day Treasure Hunt, held in Mytholmroyd has raised a total of £182.50 in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity and The White Ribbon Campaign. (3 Jan)

Flamenco for the new yearMake flamenco dance your New Year's resolution! Tutor Patricia Skeet will help put more passion, exercise, posture, stamina and grace in your life. Read more

University of the Third Age - report of the meeting about Queen of the Underworld

2011 Events - see what we did in Hebden Bridge, hundreds of events listed.

Trades Club featured in Guardian's Northern Blog. "Good times roll at our celebrated Trades Club John Peel's 'great little music venue' is going strong, with added delights cooked up by a Tibetan chef. Read full piece

Songs of Praise in Hebden Bridge - see Nick Wilding and other familiar faces.

The Asaf Sirkis TrioHX7 Jazz: Hebden Bridge’s HX7 Jazz Club embarks on its third year with a welcome return of the Asaf Sirkis Trio on Thurs, 26 Jan. Read more (16 Jan)

Family Social NightFamily Social Night - A new family-friendly event at Trades Club brings food and good company to those dark winter nights. Read more (12 Jan)

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Needs You! It's all change as the Festival starts the year with a new co-ordinator and the team are hard at work putting together a festival to remember. Read more (11 Jan)

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Recent Forum threads: council cuts; using local builders; Central Library and more.

Eileen WrightNew Energy Royd website: Jenny Shepherd, the site creator, is inviting members of the public to drop into a local cafe and test the website. Read more

Confusing signConfusing sign: The HebWeb has received this photo of a sign on Station Road. Pity the cyclist unfamiliar with the region! Click photo to enlarge and see more. (3 Jan)


HebWeb News Review of 2011 - read here - with links to reviews of the years 2007-2010.

Carols in the Square

Above: Christmas Eve Carols in the Square. Hundreds braved the pouring rain this Christmas Eve for the annual singsong in the square, accompanied by the Junior Band and overseen by Rev Tony Buglass.

Teenage Kicks

Teenage Kicks - Young musicians from Calderdale's Rock School delighted the audience at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on15 December.

Guardian Northerner Blog - My Summer of Love, Fanny and Elvis and A boy, a Girl, and a Bike are just three of the many films made in our area. Read more from Berringden Brow author, Jill Robinson.

Fishing for Bishops

Fishing for Bishops: Big Ass Promotions are proud to announce that The Big Ass Hebden Bridge Concert 2011 raised £820 for Ravenscliffe Special School after a successful concert at The Trades Club on Wednesday 21st December. Read more

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Town Hall gets Heritage Lottery Fund backing - Hebden Bridge's landmark Town Hall has been given an early Christmas present, with the news of an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Read more (19 Dec)

Recycling goes weekly. From Monday 5 December, all recycling will be collected weekly on your usual collection day. Read more

Central Library and Archive - Calderdale releases key information after FOI request. Mass lobby called for. Read more (5 Dec)

Calder High Parents threaten exam boycott, at heated meeting with school governors over early GCSEs. Calls were made for the school Head and management to meet with parents. Read more

Concerns about early GCSE at Calder High: Governors to meet with parents on Wednesday (30th) - 6pm at revised venue, Calder High School. Read more

Guardian Northerner reports that Hebden Bridge needed no prompting to join the so-called Big Society – it was already a paid-up member with its "plethora of clubs, groups, societies and courses available, catering for just about every interest."

Halifax Civic Trust oppose latest plans to move Central Library - "The demolition of the purpose-built library, archives and meeting room facilities, the newest and finest of their kind yet constructed within West Yorkshire...) Read more (22 Nov)

Hebden Bridge Fireworks

Fireworks over Hebden Bridge on 5 Nov. Click photo to enlarge, from Andy Spencer

Glyn Hughes: local author and poet Glyn Hughes has died. Glyn was the author of Millstone Grit and the award winning Where I used to Play on the Green, and a contributor to the HebWeb, including 11 poems - see our Features section. Add your comments on our Lives Remembered page

500 faces

Jason Elliott's 500 Faces of Hebden Bridge

500 Faces

Small Ads - "We placed a job ad on the Hebweb recently, intending to keep it there for 2 weeks, but we had to take it down after 3 days due to the huge response generated"

Occupy Hebden meeting - with Transition Town group at Trades Club. See this HebWeb Forum message for a personal view from one who attended the meeting.

Another Hebden Bridge pub threatened: Hole in the Wall for sale

Small Ads: House sitter, large 6-7 bedroom house sought, out of school co-ordinator, 3 bed house to let, rooms for booking by the hour, campervan and more

See video of Big Bike Fix which the HebWeb previewed earlier this year. See earlier HebWeb news item

Ted Hughes

Local Poet remembered at Poets' Corner this evening. The plaque reads: "So we found the end of our journey, So we stood alive in the river of light, Among the creatures of light, creatures of light." See Yorkshire Post. (6 Dec)

Five hundred words on Hebden Bridge - "Everything in the house was heated by the fire, all the old terraced houses used coal for heat and cooking back then, the valley had a serious smog problem." Read more from Dave Bridges' 500 words.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On - 24 Nov

Market Street floods again

Market Street floods again, this time due to a burst water main on Fairfield (25th Nov)
- Photos: from Andy Spencer

Latest Town Council Minutes now online - read about whether Hebden Bridge still a Fairtrade Town, opposition to building next to Little Park in Victoria Road and more

Calderdale Libraries threat - see Forum thread

Greenest Town in the Land: Bear v BernardGreenest Town in the Land: Bear v Bernard. Fierce reaction to Bernard Ingham's scathing attack on Hebden Bridge Transition Town and renewable energy. Read more


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Helen of 4 Gates

Helen of Four Gates: the HebWeb talks to film-maker Nick Wilding about how this classic silent film was tracked down to once again enthrall audiences at the Hebden Bridge Picture House. Read more

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