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Vigil for Tibet

Supporting Tibet on the eve of the Olympics. Vigil in the Square, flares at the pike and a concert. More photos and info

On Yer Bike: Hebden Bridge station chosen for pilot scheme - 5 Aug

Balsam Bash

Hebden Royd Job vacancy for part time Project Officer - 31 July

KERBSIDE DEMO - more photos and video. See Forum for discussion and Look North item on Kerbside - 31 July

HB Equestrian Centre sisters to display Spanish horses at Halifax Show - see news

WEST END SWING TO LIB DEM - Chris Sawer (LD) gained the West End seat from Labour with 176 votes to John Rhodes (Lab) 131 votes in yesterday's bye-election. Turnout was 29%. See candidates' pre-election messages to the HebWeb. - 8 Aug

GARDEN STREET - comment online

Developers announce further exhibition. Meanwhile, Hebden Royd Town Council unanimously rejected the plans on Weds 30 July. - 1 Aug

See Hebweb Feature on our coverage of Garden Street over the past few years.

Commercial vehicle procession

Vintage lorries and commercial vehiclz travel through Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley - more photos

Kerbside demo


Morris dancing in the square

Another balmy summer evening in Hebden Bridge - suddenly, there are Morris dancers all over the square - more photos - 30 July

Space needed to store all the parade-making materials - ideally, it would be somewhere which is dry, secure and about the size of a single car garage. Email your suggestions

Secretly Pleased

Hebden Bridge photographer Alice Longstaff
brought back to life - read more - 27 July

Situation Vacant: The Hebden Royd & District Co-operative Members’ Group is seeking a Secretary - 22 July

World on your Doorstep Festival

Hebden Bridge has never seen the like! More photos of the astounding Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade. Well done from the Hebden Bridge Web to everyone who made it possible.

Janet OosthusysenLABOUR PARTY CHOOSE Janet Oosthuysen of Hebden Bridge to be their candidate for Calder Valley at the next general election - Christine McCafferty MP is standing down. Janet was the clear winner in the first round of voting.

Hebden Bridge Transition Town? A day of open discussion on 31st August. See events

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival’s fabulous fortnight - more info - 16 July

Phoenix Radio - listen to Dave Boardman discuss the Hebden Bridge Web with Chris Ratcliffe - July 2008

Cllr Janet Battye calls Public meeting on the Green Belt (15th July) - see Planning Watch for more info

Race for Life

From Darfur to the Calder Valley - Hebden Bridge residents support Darfur refugees - more info - 10 July

Garden Street pl;ans

More info and discussion (updated) Calderdale apologises to Garden Street Action Group. Replies to the Action Group's ten questions posed in April. See Planning Watch to comment online - by 25th July.

Festival Singing in the Streets

ARTS FESTIVAL - Singing in the Streets - more photos of choirs from Hebden Bridge and beyond.

Calder Holmes volunteers

Volunteers give Calder Holmes
a coat of paint - more info



WORLD ON YOUR DOORSTEP Festival - the stage collapsed but the bands played on. More photos - 20 July News report - 21 July

Heritage Days Weekend - Civic Trust welcome involvement of local community

FOE battle for tough climate change bill (4) - see Green pages for all 4 articles - 16 July

Police crackdown on underage drinking - 15 July

UNISON strike: the Picture House, Library and council offices will close Wednesday (16th) and Thursday (17th)

Government gives thumbs up to Hebden Bridge Town Hall plans - 14 July

Hebden Water trees and saplings to be removed - more info - 8 July

Mytholmroyd Gala 2008

Mytholmroyd Gala 2008 - more photos

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade Needs You - more info - 10 July

Calder Holmes Playground official opening - Friday 11th July at 3.15pm - more info and photos

Power Cut for nearly 4 hours throughout the town today - banks, post office, supermarkets all closed. After 2 hours mobile networks started failing too. Staff began industrial action at CE Electric at the end of June. Updated - 5.30 pm, 7 July

Hebden Royd Junior School create an industrial heritage Sculpture Trail in the Colden Valley - more info - 8 July

Useful sites - updated, links checked, police contact info added

Public Meeting about Train time changes - report from the Mytholmroyd Net - 1 July

From Glastonbury to Hebden Bridge - both Luke Wright and Phill Jupitus are travelling here from Glastonbury to appear at the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival this Tuesday and Wednesday respectively - 30 June

Above: Flamenco dancers: More photos from street events. (28th June) Hebden Bridge Arts Festival - seven events sold out already. Tickets available at the Albert Street box office - latest festival news bulletins

Phill Jupitus performs "What the Dickens" at Hebden Bridge; a nice choice of location, given bits of it still look like something straight out of Great Expectations. From Metro, 1st July

And for the first time the Festival has a Fringe promising "an explosion of DIY culture" - more info
Fringe Festival

Brass Band contest

Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass Band march along Bridge Gate to compete in George's Square. More photos and info - 29 June

Local Councillor offers support to ethical businesses - more info - 23 June

Race for Life - Eight Hebden Bridge women run to raise over £1200 for Cancer Research

Race for Life

Ted Hughes' Mytholmroyd home is re-opened as a writers' retreat and holiday home, by poet Simon Armitage - See Mytholmroyd Net report - 22 June

Simon Armitage

Controversial Fustian knife unveiled by the mayors of Calderdale and Hebden Royd. More photos and info.

Mike Williams
Sculptor Mike Williams

Fustian knife

Police step up "high visibility patrols" - more info and details of local police officers and contacts

Rail trees - Network Rail apologise for failing to liaise over felling. See Yorkshire Post

Artists needed - for proposed centre for visual and creative arts - 16 June

Commons vote on 42 days - Halifax MP Linda Riordan votes with rebels; Calder Valley MP Chris McCafferty doesn't.

Festival sells out first big event - and the Box Office doesn't open till Saturday - more info - 11 June

Death of Lord Savile, local landowner, keen grouse shooter and opponent of windfarms. A member of the House of Lords for 60 years, his family home was Walshaw Lodge, just beyond Hardcastle Crags - 7 June


Fire Horses - a new novel from Mark Piggott, who grew up in Hebden Bridge

International festival loves local too - See 12 items of Festival news - 6 June

The future of the Green Belt - 3 June

Hebden Bridge as a Transition Town?
Find out more

Rail changes for Hebden Bridge - three (faster) trains an hour to Manchester and three carriages at peak time - 27 May

Handmade Parade - more info

HebWeb Radio latest - details of Dave Boardman's weekly programme on Hebden Bridge from Phoenix Radio, Dave's interview with Patsy Skeet and Chris Ratcliffe about arriving in Hebden Bridge in the 70s, and "Under the Bridge", a video of a town of alcoholic children

Town Council Cut Festival Grant - read more
Thursday, 22 May 2008

Hebden Bridge MP Chris McCafferty made an impressive contribution to last night's abortion debate: "If women have no access to legal abortion, they resort to illegal means. Women will go to any lengths and will take any risk to end an unwanted pregnancy" - read transcript and how she fends off, among others, Ann Widdecombe

COUNCIL ELECTIONS - Lib-Dems beat Labour by just 53 votes in Hebden Bridge. Lib-Dems hold Luddenden Foot ward. See results

Policing Hebden Bridge and the Upper Valley - public meeting report and links to police contact info - 30 April

Latest photos of Ian Coates' trip round the world on a Honda - see Hebweb feature - 12 April

Stepping Out exhibition


Hebden Bridge Walkers Action have now put nearly 800 photos from their Stepping Out photo project online. More info and gallery

Friends of the Earth battle for tough Climate Change Bill Chris McCafferty MP gives her support - more info - 14 June

Don't ignore aviation

Salem Fields Fun Day

Salem Fields Fun Day 2008
More photos and info

Strawbale Building workshops
come to Hebden Bridge

Bi Green Weekend

Big Green Weekend
Above: Big Green Market on the Marina. More photos and a selection of the highlights. Suggestions sought for next year - see forum

New Hebweb section - Archive - 18 May

Naming the squares

Hebden Bridge in Europe - "superb"
say twin town visitors - more photos
updated 14th May

Events: including Local History summer programme

Hebden Royd Town Council's Town Talk no 11

Acts and stallholders wanted for the next Eastwood Festival - see news in brief

Expanding local company, Aspire Technology, still has vacancies. Director, Chris Bingham tells the Hebden Bridge Web: "We offer a great working environment, no need to travel into the busy city centres." - more info - 4 April

500 years of the Hebden Bridge

Hebweb mailing list - subscribe to this list to receive occasional mailings about matters related to Hebden Bridge


Hebden Bridge History Group - see dozens of photos of old Hebden Bridge
Hebweb Online Columns



  • BERRINGDEN BROW: Memoirs of Single Mother with a Crush- a novel by local author Jill Robinson published as a book by Pennine Pens. Read online samples

  • Sylvia Plath Forum - hundreds of thousands of words discussing this US poet, buried in Heptonstall.

  • Poems from Glyn Hughes
    - see features

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