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Chris McCafferty MP for Calder Valley has told the Hebden Bridge Web that she is both shocked and saddened by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. See news in brief - 27 Dec

Carols in the square

It was estimated that over one thousand people came down to the centre of Hebden Bridge for Carols in the Square this Christmas Eve - See previous years

Keeping it Local - New Economics Foundation workshop in Hebden Bridge - added 19 Dec

£232,000 extra for Hebden Royd - 17 Dec

Monthly steam train for Hebden Bridge - 15 Dec

Free parking in the run up to Christmas - after 3pm on a Thursday - see news in brief - 12 Dec

People's Millions award and Calder Holmes playground - your views sought - 11 Dec

Primary School Results - most schools in the Hebden Bridge area fare less well this year in spite of an improvement nationally - 8 Dec

SECOND GENERATION BROADBAND - report of 3-C's public meeting. Will Hebden Bridge be left behind again? Help campaign for local fibre - 6 Dec

500 years of the Hebden Bridge
Mark the 500th anniversary of the Old Bridge with a year long celebration, by the whole community, of the unique qualities of Hebden Bridge in 2010 - see - updated 13th Dec

- 28 Nov, 12.35pm,

See short film on ITV1, Calendar, at 6 pm (27th) Update and photos. ITV1's Calender and the lottery funded People's Millions will feature Calder Holmes Park - 28 Nov

Using the Freedom of Information Act - report of the public meeting at the Stubbing Wharfe - 23 Nov

Abandon support for ID cards, Lib Dems tell Chris McCafferty - more info - 22 Nov

Chris McCafferty MP seeks assurances in Parliament from David Milliband in respect of Gaza - see news in brief - 22 Nov

58 "dwellings" planned for former Mytholm Mill site - See Planning Watch - 20 Nov

Houses over the River, Hebden Water - revised plans submitted - see Planning Watch - 7 Nov

Autumn Clean Up on
Saturday 17th November
More info

Bonfire: Hebden Royd mayor thanks all involved with this "fantastic event" - see HB Bonfire thread in forum

Town Hall

Local group initiate plans to make the Town Hall once more the heart of the local community - more info - 1 Nov

Calderdale to appoint Rural Housing Officer to to secure funding for more social and affordable housing - more info - 22 Oct

Colden "Eco-homes" land now sold a second time - to an overseas bidder according to reports reaching the Hebden Bridge Web - see story to June this year - 16 Oct

DAILY TELEGRAPH FEATURE on Hebden Bridge, home to Britain's worst industrial disaster, by Mark Piggott. A Cape Asbestos company spokesman is reported as saying 'an apology from today's management would be an empty and meaningless gesture'. Read the 3500 word article now reproduced on the Hebden Bridge Web - 6 Oct

PlasticBagFree Hebden Bridge features in main Guardian news, including a half page picture of Bag Lady Louise. BBC's Politics Show have also approached the Hebweb about the first bag free month - more info - 22 Sept

new theatre to be named after our famous local poet, at Calder High School
- see Mytholmroyd Net
- 19 Sept

Housing Energy Grants: Hebden Bridge householders are missing out on thousands - more info - 11 Sept

Hebden Bridge's twin town of St Pol
road naming ceremony - more info - 5 Sept

Proposed "eco-museum"; new CCTV cameras funded by Calderdale; possible road tolls in Market Street; Camera Club appeal featured in national magazine. See news - 1 Sept

Another night of destruction around Hebden Bridge - see photos and forum - 25 Aug

Hebden Bridge solicitor Paul Glanville is cycling 2500 miles to raise money for research into asbestos related illness - more info - added 25 Aug

Local History Society Winter programme now online - see events

Hebden Royd propose new car park at former gasometer site. More info - 14 Aug

PlasticBagFree for 1st September - Hebden Bridge shops to be offered starter pack of 100 free waste potato starch carrier bags - more

Dock Pudding and Robbie Coltrane made prime time viewing on 23rd August 2007 - see HebWeb report of the contest


Central Street area upgrade - more info - 17 Dec

Junior Band

Above: Hebden Bridge Junior Band play Gibson Mill. Click here to enlarge picture and for details about their coming busy couple of weeks including the Annual Concert - 15 Dec

Council office latest Over 150 came along to see plans for the Council Office and give support on Saturday, 15th Dec. For latest news, info and documentation see the Bridge Centre website

Planning dispute: Calderdale accused of fraud - see Planning Watch - 4 Dec

Hebden Bridge 2032

Hebden Bridge 2032 - exhibition at the ATC

TownTalk 10 - latest form Hebden Royd Council

Mayor of Hebden Royd - not quite Brain of Britain - see news in brief - 19 Nov

Linda Smith
Comedy coup for Arts Festival. Festival supporters who turned up for the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival open meeting on 15 November were the first to hear - more info - 19 Nov

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade? Would you be interested in showing up with a silly costume and dancing down the street? More info - 17 Nov


Chris Green of Hebden Bridge was one of three short-listed for this year's Cosmopolitan Man of the Year - for his work running the White Ribbon Campaign. More info and audio interview

Hughes plaque at Lumb Falls

Lumb Falls plaque to remember
Ted Hughes
and "Six Young Men"
- more info and photos - 4 Nov

Niladri abandoned a well-paid theatre job to launch an ethical confectionery business. Full page Guardian article today on local chocolate maker - see news in brief - 3 Nov

Cotton Mill Express - steam train to pass through Hebden Bridge on Saturday, 3rd November - 2 Nov

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly comes to Yorkshire
"Battlefields Without Borders: Iraqis in Crisis" CND meeting
- moe info - added 1 Nov

Small Ads - accommodation and studio space wanted; holiday cottage in Skye and more - 18 Oct

Discussion: Public transport in HB; Car emissions and smoking; Plastic bag campaign; removal of Waterways skip; mindless violence, and more - 18 Oct

ELAINE CONNELL, co-founder of the Hebden Bridge Web, died Monday, 1st October. See Lives Remembered

Mytholmroyd Gala

Mytholmroyd Gala - see more photos on the Mytholmroyd Net website - 22 Sept

Mytholmroyd Station Mosaic
More info - 2 Sept

See History for info about the recently added Prehistoric section of the HB Local History Society 6 Aug

Watchdog group - report of latest meeting and form for joining Civic Trust - 28th July

Accommodation - new section - bed and breakfast choices as well as offbeat "Hebden Bridge" options, eg, self catering for groups on the tops, moorland bunkhouse at 1100 feet and futons in bohemian family house


World on your Doorstep Festival
- more info and photos - 22nd July

Campaign to make Hebden Bridge PLASTICBAGFREE - more info and larger photo - 24th June

GARDEN STREET SCHEME - questions for Town councillors - Forum - 21st June

Vandals cause thousands of pounds worth of damage - see News and Forum



  • Labour group says 'no' to charges for residents - more info - 2nd June
  • Metro offer options for more parking at the Station - more info - 2nd June
  • Garden Street car park - going multi-storey? - more info - 29th May
  • Discussion - over 40 recent messages on parking



Stepping Out exhibition

STEPPING OUT photomosaic
Come and see the biggest photograph mosaic in Yorkshire made from over 800 photos of local steps. More info - 22nd July

Photo: Mike Barrett

FESTIVAL brings square alive
- more photos - updated 3rd July

Developing Hebden Bridge: Report of Wednesday's crowded public meeting at the White Lion. Garden Street development questions still unanswered. Group to revive Civic Trust - 14th June

Steam comes to Hebden Bridge

Steam comes to Hebden Bridge
More photos and info - 9th June

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

Berringden Brow audio: Stories of Love and Misunderstanding - nine alsations, two hearings and a star witness. Go to the Hebweb radio section to listen to the latest excerpt or subscribe to the Berringden Brow podcast

Is the image of Hebden Bridge as a town of "hippies wearing hand-knitted jumpers, eating wholefood and smoking roll-ups" now outdated?
Penny Wainwright writing in the January edition of Yorkshire Life seems to think so. More info

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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