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Update: Trades Club lift currently unavailable for use due to building regulations issues. The Trades Club hope to resolve the problem quickly. 14 Oct

Chronic illnessNew Hebden Bridge Access Map

Friday, 7 October 2022

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum has just published its updated Step-Free Access Map and Guide to Hebden Bridge town centre. The map was first published in 2018 but is now fully updated to September 2022. 

Previous editions have been useful for ​residents and ​visitors to the town​. Websites for local events, such as the Folk Roots Festival​​​,​ have included links to the map​.​

The new map is available to view and print here

New additions to the map include locations of all public seats in the town centre. 

There are many changes to the back page guide as shops, cafes and other businesses have changed hands since our last update in 2020, due to lockdowns and effects of the Covid pandemic. 

A spokesperson said, "We are delighted to include The Trades Club in our step-free guide for the first time, as it now has a wheelchair lift from the ground floor ​side ​entrance to the upstairs Trades Club. It also has a new accessible toilet downstairs, so that many disabled people can now access this nationally famous music venue."

The access map and guide is one of many things which Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum does to improve access to life for disabled people in the Hebden Bridge area. They also consult with businesses, charities and public bodies to improve access to existing and planned places, events and services.

"We really need new members to help us with our work, and to tell us their access suggestions, concerns and experiences. We welcome all disabled people, neurodivergent people and those with long-term health conditions.

"We especially welcome younger disabled people to join us so we can better represent our diverse local disabled community. We also welcome non-disabled people as Associates to help us with our work."

The next HBDAF meeting is on Monday 17th October at 3 pm by zoom video link.  Contact by email for details, or phone 01422 844914. 

Coming soon - Face-to-face meetings in the Town Hall.