Chance to find out about Town Hall offered on Thursday
Monday, 16 May 2011
The team responsible for the development of the Hebden Bridge Town Hall extension will be running a stall in the centre of Hebden Bridge on Thursday (May 19th), to explain the progress being made and the timescale for the building work.
"We know that there is a lot of interest in what exactly is going on at the back of the Town Hall, and we thought that market day was a good day to choose for an informal public briefing session," says Peter Hirst, chair of Hebden Bridge Community Association. Volunteers from the Association will be staffing the stall between 12 noon and 2pm, to be held weather permitting in St George's Square.
The architects' plans and drawings will be available for consultation, and trustees will be on hand to discuss all aspects of the development. Thursday's event follows a similar event held last month, and another update session is planned for Saturday July 2nd, which will be held inside the Town Hall.
The Community Association has also produced the first in a series of newsletters about the Town Hall building work, and several hundred have been distributed to shops and outlets in Hebden Bridge and neighbourhood. The newsletter, which includes an interview with the contractor's site manager Brian Fletcher, can also be downloaded from the Association's website, or picked up inside the Town Hall.
"We are trying all the ways we can think of to make sure everyone locally is fully briefed on what's happening. We are now regularly using Twitter for short updates, and we also have our regular blog on our website. But nothing beats face-to-face communication, so we hope lots of people stop by our stall and ask us lots of questions," Peter Hirst adds.
The main construction work on the new Town Hall extension has been funded partly from support from the Communitybuilders fund and partly by the European Union for the region's economic development, through the Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund programme 2007-13. The ERDF programme provides investment support to help regions improve their economies and help local businesses, people and communities to improve their prospects.
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