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Friday, 9 November 2012

Town Hall Café re-opens for business from Monday 12th November

Town Hall

Hebden Bridge Town Hall will very shortly be the place to come for coffees, teas, lunches and light refreshments. The café, in the attractive community lounge area overlooking the courtyard, will be operating from Monday (Nov 12th), and the staff there will be ready to serve both users of the Town Hall and the general public.

The Town Hall café is being operated jointly by Alison Pearson of The Deli (in Market Street, Hebden Bridge) and Kaya Howard of Watergate Tearooms (in Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge). The café will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Peter Hirst, chair of Hebden Bridge Community Association, said: ""More and more people are dropping in to the Town Hall building, not least because Calderdale's Customer First enquiry point is here. We hope that the café will quickly become a popular place with local people, looking for somewhere comfortable and contemporary to have a break."

Alison Pearson said: "We're really pleased to be able to contribute to make the Town Hall a great success. We are looking forward to serving a good and inexpensive range of light meals and drinks. Come in to the Town Hall and find what we have on offer".

The current café arrangement is confirmed until Spring 2013. Longer term, the Community Association has announced that the franchise will be subject to a formal tendering exercise in January 2013.


Previously, on the HebWeb:

How this groundmaking project has developed since 2007

Hebden Bridge Town Hall now fully wheelchair-accessible (31 October 2012)

Hebden Bridge's rich community life on display at the Town Hall - and free cake too! (2 October 2012)

Hebden Bridge's community-run Town Hall: open at last (12 Sept 2012)

Heritage Open Day: Hebden Bridge Town Hall's Fire Station (4 Sept 2012)

Organic House gets the Hebden Bridge Town Hall catering franchise (30 July 2012)

BBC's Any Questions? to be recorded in Hebden Bridge (19 July 2012)

Making the Town Hall a creative place for business (3 May 2012)

New choral work to mark opening of community hall (1st April 2012)

Hebden Bridge to host national Ambitious Communities conference (27 March 2012)

Town Hall team seek café and catering operator (19 Feb 2012)

Town Hall looks for enthusiastic project officer (2 Feb 2012)

Town Hall gets Heritage Lottery Fund backing (Dec 2011)

Sarah is Town Hall's first executive director (Nov 2011)

Job vacancy: Executive Director, Hebden Bridge Community Association Ltd (Aug 2011)

Town Hall will Open Doors as part of National Heritage Weekend
(2nd August 2011)

Chance to find out the latest about Town Hall construction on Saturday (June 2011)

Chance to find out about Town Hall offered on Thursday (May 2011)

Pennine Quarry will supply stone for Town Hall (April 2011)

Town Hall Development gets go ahead
(Dec 2010)

Calderdale planners give green light to Town Hall plans

Calderdale Council give 125 year lease for Town Hall (26 October 2010)

HebWeb Forum discussion

Town Hall Development Plans go to Calderdale (16 July 2010)

Community-run Town Hall to honour co-operative pioneer (June 2010)

Public consultation on Town Hall plans (May 2010)

Hebden Bridge Town Hall passes into Community Ownership (March 2010)

Association seeks Treasurer to take on Town Hall role (2 March 2010)

Invitation to see plans for Town Hall (Feb 2010)

Weddings and civil partnerships at Town Hall (Jan 2010)

Town Hall Future Secure (Dec 2009)

Open Doors at Town Hall attracts hundreds

One of England’s smallest parishes makes big contribution towards plans for Hebden Bridge’s Town Hall

Two major grants boost Town Hall Project

Town Hall Group seeks ‘Friends’ (April 2009)

Hebden Bridge Town Hall project: Transfer of Town Hall to community ownership one step closer (March 2009)

HebWeb News: New Charity created to manage Town Hall (Jan 2009)

HebWeb News: Government gives thumbs up to Hebden Bridge Town Hall plans (July 2008)

HebWeb News: Plans to put Town Hall once again at the heart of local life (October 2007)

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