News, Features and Upcoming Events
The Guardian's Martin Wainwright writes to say how much he enjoyed "meeting an audience which was well up to, and beyond, my high expectations of your famous and lovely town" - read message
TOWN HALL PLANS GET GO AHEAD - plans to extend the Town Hall have been given consent by Calderdale councillors at last night's planning committee, paving the way for major new community and civic facilities, as well as opening up the river Hebden waterfront for a new public square. Read more - 27 October
PICTURE HOUSE THREAT - A consortium of local organisations has begun discussions with senior Calderdale council staff over ways in which the cinema’s long-term future can be secured. Read more - 21 October
125 Year Lease for Town Hall. More info
Walk for Wainsgate - more info and photos from Geoff Matthews
Co-op Operations Manager calls meeting on 2nd November to discuss issues raised in the Hebweb Forum about our local Co-op - See forum thread
BBC Inside Out - Jamie Coulson is in Hebden Bridge - "the hippy town which is being forced to confront its drug demons". See Forum thread
THESE HEELS ARE MADE FOR WALKING - The White Ribbon Campaign is men working to end male violence against women. This Charity Walk is part of White Ribbon Week and the lead up to White Ribbon Day on the 25th November. Read more - 28 October
Literary Festival - A new Hebden Bridge bookshop is putting on a weekend Literary Festival at the Little Theatre, bringing many well-known writers to Hebden Bridge during the weekend of 29-31 October. Read more
Coalition Government's Spending Plans are a 'Body Blow' for Calderdale, say Labour. Cllr Swift has told the HebWeb that the Government's plans to go all out for big cuts could see over 1,000 people lose their jobs. Read more - 25 October
recent ads include: Cleaners, mobile therapist, self awareness, House to rent, house wanted, Caravan space wanted; Rooms to Let; Sideboard; Pottery Group; Telesales job; Classic Saab for sale; PC repair
Local fluoride campaigner Dennis Edmonson has died - see Courier report
Green Party calls meeting to discuss the cuts - see What's on section for 1st November.
PUBLIC MEETING VOTES FOR ALTERNATIVE VOTE SYSTEM - Local politicians Cllr. Nader Fekri, Kate Sweeny, Craig Whittaker MP and Cllr Susan Press were the speakers at the public meeting on electoral reform in Hebden Bridge on Friday 15 October. Read report
JAZZ CLUB - Hebden Bridge’s HX7 Jazz Club continues to seek out the best in cutting edge, contemporary, non-mainstream jazz as it hosts an amazing concert by the Surinder Sandhu Band on October 28 - Read more
Jumble needed for Old Town Jumble Sale on 22nd Oct - see What's on section
The flood warning siren went in Hebden Bridge at 1.30pm, Sunday, 3rd October and in the afternoon, eight separate flood warnings were in place, according to the Environment Agency.
Town Clerk Jason Boom invites those interested in being involved with the Hebden Royd local election to a meeting, and advises to make sure they are on the electoral roll. Read more. Updated 4th Oct with document on the role of a 'Town' councillor.
The University of the Third Age gets its boots on. Read more about the group and its activities. 20 Sept
Re-opening of Memorial Gardens - Mytholmroyd Net report - with videos.
Above: Large crowds for Blackshaw Head Fete, which had fine weather for once - More photos
GINNELGATE - Birchcliffe footpath blocked. Residents on Birchcliffe, Bankside and St. Johns Close have come together to campaign for the re-opening of the shortcut which runs between Birchcliffe Road and the Stubbing Footpath via St. Johns Close. Read more
27 'dwellings' at Mayroyd: planning permission refused - reasons include, land is designated open space, problems of additional traffic and site is at risk from flooding. See Planning Watch for more info
Hebweb upgrade - read about the update to this site, and how it would not have been possible without Ariadne
Below: 500 VOICES - choirs from our region gathered around the bridge today to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Packhorse Bridge. The rain held of most of the time but arrived on cue for Calder Valley Voices' Singing in the Rain. The event ended with a new song by Daniel Bath: Crossing the River. More photos
Patrick Munsie, former Calder High student, has been killed in a road accident in Colorado while on his gap year. See Yorkshire Post article.
See Lives Remembered - 30 Sept
SiD comes to Hebden Bridge - SiD is a mobile Speed Indicator Device who rewards drivers with a smile if they are travelling within the speed limit and gives a frown to those who aren't. Read more - 27 Sept
Forum contributors are talking about the local Labour candidate, town centre behaviour, the film Shed Your Tears, GinnelGate, cuts to bus service, swimming pool, shops not cloned, best places to eat and more - 27 Sept
GINNELGATE DIRECT ACTION - This morning, Saturday 18 September at 10.30 am residents of St John's Close and their visitors took direct action and 'scaled the wall' which has been built across the pathway through the close on to Bankside footpath. More info and background- 18 Sept
Calderdale is ready for "the worst winter can throw at it"- Calderdale Council says it is already prepared for the worst the winter can throw at it and this year will have a total of 17,000 tonnes of salt. Read more - 14 Sept
Local History Society - Autumn and Winter events now online: see "What's on". 13 Sept
Miss Rusty Employment Tribunal hearing is set for 11-14 January in Leeds. See new Hebweb Feature which attempts to bring together the story behind the sackings of her and Steve Cann from Calder High - 10 Sept
Help relieve Pakistan's suffering. More than 20 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods in the floods which have been sweeping through Pakistan. Make your donation at Hebden Bridge and other libraries. Read more - 2 Sept
SKATE PARK IMPROVEMENT LATEST - Calderdale councillors have agreed to a proposal which means that Hebden Royd Council will be able to go ahead with a bid to fund an extension of the skate park in Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge. Read more
Cross-country donkey gives up at Hebden Bridge. Brothers Mike and Tom Baxter abandoned their attempt to trek across Britain with a donkey... when the beast refused to go on! - Read more
Local Blogs section - now updated
Jason Elliott's 500 Faces of Hebden Bridge is now complete. See web gallery of all 500 faces
Popular Hebden Bridge musician, Steve Tilston has revealed the contents of a letter John Lennon sent him, giving advice, in 1971 but which he didn't actually receive for another 34 years. See this BBC news page
Five hundred words about Hebden Bridge - see latest entry from Lynn Breeze: Seedy river had fun, along with a YouTube video of Jason Elliott interviewing project's sponsor.
THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR HEBDEN BRIDGE HANDMADE PARADE
and launch of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2010.
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Shed your Tears and Walk Away - reviews in the national press. See 6 reviews of this film about Hebden Bridge. Hebden Bridge is a "madhouse fuelled by drink and drugs" … is a haven for achingly trendy bohemians. Read the full reviews from the Telegraph, Guardian, Mirror and Financial Times -
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