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International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament: The Mayor of of Hebden Royd Town Council, Cllr Dr Stow has endorsed a global women's appeal to commemorate International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament (24th May  2020) and the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations. 

Film: Slow the Flow together A special online film screening of Slowing The Flow Together on 3 June at 7.30pm; a chance to see how flood risk has been reduced in Calderdale using natural methods. More info

Town Council meetings go online: Hebden Royd Town Council held its first official remote meeting on Wednesday 20th May 2020. Local councillors, town council officers, and members of the public stayed at home and gathered around mobile devices to consider planning applications, correspondence and reports on the recent actions of the Town Council under powers that had been delegated to officers during the initial phases of the Coronavirus outbreak.

A message from the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council - "Today, VE Day, we mark 75 years since the official end of the Second World War in Europe. Hebden Royd Town Council is a member of Mayors for Peace, an international organisation working for peace and disarmament. Today is an opportunity both to reflect on the horror, sacrifices and privations endured by many during the Second World War and to renew our determination to encourage nations to talk to each other, work together co-operatively and ensure that such an event never again happens." (8 May 2020)

Mayor's charity raises money for CROWS - The Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, Councillor Dr Carol Stow has raised a total of £1561.51 during her Mayoral year for her chosen charity CROWS (Community Rights Of Way Service). The money raised will help CROWS to continue with their valuable work of improving and maintaining the footways and bridleways across the upper Calder and Ryburn Valleys for us all to enjoy. (Wednesday, 6 May 2020)

Town Council reaches out to Flood Stricken Community in Africa On hearing news of severe floods in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Hebden Royd Town Council has sent a letter of support. Over the weekend of 17th to 19th April flooding caused dozens of fatalities in the community of Uvira and made a very large number of families homeless. (Tuesday, 28 April 2020)

Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme: Listed Building Consent applications for some of these works have been submitted to Calderdale Council and notices will be posted by the council at these buildings/assets to inform the public. (Monday, 20 April 2020

Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions - Questions about volunteering, accessing reliable information, contacting the council, foodbanks, extra support, who delivers locally, disability access forum, the Picture House and more.

Hebden Royd Town Council Launches Covid-19 Response Grant  Details have been announced by Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC) of a small grants scheme available to support local organisations working to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak on the most vulnerable in our community. (Wednesday, 15 April 2020)

Letters of Support from Twinning/Friendship Towns Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC) sent letters of support to our Twinning and Friendship towns in St Pol sur Ternoise, Warstein and Paratico, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Saturday, 4 April 2020)

Coronavirus - Calderdale Support Available: Calderdale Council is working alongside citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can support communities over the coming weeks by offering a coordinated Community Response. This will make certain that people can easily request help when needed, and will support local groups and organisations. (Tuesday, 31 March 2020)

Disability Access Forum, Coronavirus support Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum remains active during the Coronavirus crisis, raising issues of access to all aspects of life, including services, financial benefits, care and support, and providing information about local support to members. (Thursday, 26 March 2020)

Notice of Countermand Election: A new Notice of Election will be published giving details of the arrangement for the by-election either when new legislation has been made to deal with postponed local elections or as soon as possible when it is deemed safe to hold the by-election. (Wednesday, 25 March 2020)

Mayor's Plea: Look out for your neighbours - As Hebden Royd Town Council took measures to protect staff and community groups, Dr Carol Stow Mayor of Hebden Royd made an urgent plea for people to follow the guidance to avoid spreading Coronavirus. (Tuesday, 24 March 2020)

Coronavirus in Calderdale: For advice and support on Covid-19 in Calderdale we recommend you visit this valuable resource from Calderdale Council, containing advice on schools, public transport, business support, stay at home guidance, disruptions to council services, mental health and helping your neighbours. Read more (Sunday, 22 March 2020)

Hebden Royd Town Council Covid-19 Statement: The Town Council Offices in the Town Hall, Hebden Bridge will be closed from 5pm, 17th March 2020 as part of the measures to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors during this current Covid-19 pandemic. All meetings will be cancelled until the 15th May 2020, this being in line with Calderdale MBC's announcement on the 16th March 2020. As of today the Hebden Bridge Picture House is also closed to the public until Thursday 30 April with a reopening date under review. More info and contact details (Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Event cancelled: After careful consideration, Hebden Royd Town Council have taken the decision to cancel the Mayor's Ceilidh on Saturday, 21st March. This is in response to the World Health Organisation declaring that the Coronavirus is now a pandemic. Read more (Monday, 16 March 2020)

Hebden Royd Town Council Community Funding Projects: 'Discovering Ted Hughes's Yorkshire' Hebden Royd Trail Maps Launched On Saturday 21st March, 1.00-3.00pm, a launch event for the Hebden Royd dimension of the 'Discovering Ted Hughes's Yorkshire' literary and heritage trail will take place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, with poetry readings by acclaimed poets Carola Luther and David Morley, and a talk by Hughes expert, Dr Steve Ely.

Hebden Royd Town Council Community Funding Projects: Hebden Bridge Film Festival - From Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2020. The full programme for the 2020 Hebden Bridge Film Festival has been launched with new films from the UK and around the world.

Hebden Royd Town Council SHOWCASE! The Annual Town Meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council, in association with the HB Partnership & HB Community Association, will be held in Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge On Wednesday, 4th March 2020 at 7.30pm.

The Big Spring Clean is back! From Friday 20th March to Sunday 29th March 2020. During this time, Hebden Royd Town Council will sponsor each group of at least six people, that pledge two hours to clean up their community, £60 for their chosen local project/community group (with a maximum of three groups per organisation permitted).

Mayor's Coffee Morning - All welcome! Featuring the 1925 Hebden Bridge Gala film, a raffle plus tea, coffee and cakes available for a donation to the Mayor's chosen charity CROWS. (Tuesday, 14 January 2020)

Hebden Royd Town Council Closing Times The Hebden Royd Town Council offices will be closed for Christmas from Friday 20th December at 12pm until Monday 6th January at 9am. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy 2020!

Notice of fireworks Notice is hereby given that Hebden Royd Town Council will be holding a public fireworks display as part of our Christmas Lights Switch On celebrations in Mytholmroyd (Sat 16 Nov) and Hebden Bridge (Thurs 21 Nov).

Autumn leaves: look after your drains Autumn has well and truly landed and we need your help! If you have noticed leaves and debris starting to pile up in your garden, we recommend that you sweep the leaves away and recycle them in an appropriate manner to ensure that they can’t get blown into your drainage system. (4 November 2019)

Hebden Royd Town Council grants available to support ‘Green’ community projects Having declared a Climate Emergency in March 2019, Hebden Royd Town Council recognises the serious threat posed by climate change and the need to initiate and support projects which protect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. The Community Grants Committee therefore welcome, and will prioritise, such projects. (31 October 2019)

Hebden Royd Town Council Mytholm Works Chimney Statement While both Calderdale Council and Hebden Royd Town Council are passionate about local heritage, including our industrial heritage, in the present economic climate the councils would find it difficult to take on the responsibility for the chimney at Mytholm Works in Hebden Bridge. More info (24 October 2019)

The Great Hebden Bridge Pumpkin Festival Returns! The Great Pumpkin Festival, brought to you by Hebden Royd Town Council, is back for its third year in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 26th October from 11am - 5pm.

Hebden Bridge Picture House Vacancy. Hebden Royd Town Council is seeking to recruit proactive, efficient and experienced Front of House Manager, to work on an 0.5 FTE / 18.5 hour per week basis. (11 October 2019)

Mayor’s Fundraiser Ceilidh 2020 - You are invited to attend the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council's Charity Ceilidh at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Saturday 21st March 2020. All funds raised on the evening are going to the Mayor's Charity this year, CROWs (Community Rights of Way Service).

Calling all businesses in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd! The Town Council has a limited number of retail stands at the Pumpkin Festival hub in the Memorial Gardens 26 Oct) which we would like to open up to local businesses in the first instance to showcase what the town has to offer!

Quiz and Curry Night Fundraiser for CROWS The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Dr Carol Stow will be hosting a CROWS fundraising Quiz and Curry Night on Thursday 28th November at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge to raise money for their work in the Calder Valley.

Hebden's Happy Hounds 2019 - New Date - Saturday 14th September 11am - 4pm. Hebden's Happy Hounds returns once more, bringing a fun filled afternoon to Calder Holmes Park for hounds and their humans.

The Great Pumpkin Festival 2019 Date Announced - The Great Pumpkin Festival, brought to you by Hebden Royd Town Council, will be back in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 26th October from 11am - 5pm.

Reporting Antisocial Behaviour in Hebden Royd - Hebden Royd Town Council has engaged with Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Police. For details of what may be anti-social behaviour and which agencies to contact, click here. (15 July 2019)

Kenneth Kaberry award - Over the summer the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Dr Carol Stow, is presenting awards to Hebden Royd primary schools in memory of Kenneth Kaberry, a former long-standing town clerk from 1936 to 1986, and avid reader. (10 July 2019)

KidsFest - Play, create, and get active at Hebden Royd Town Council's family-friendly annual Kidsfest, a FREE afternoon of face painting, crafts and circus skills!

Cllr. Dr C Stow elected for second year as Hebden Royd Mayor - On Wednesday 15th May at the Annual Meeting Hebden Royd Town Council elected Cllr Dr Carol Stow as the Mayor for a second year, accepting the nomination from Cllr Scott Patient.

Prohibition of nuclear weapons - Hebden Royd Town Council becomes the third UK Council to support the ICAN Cities Appeal and the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (16 May 2019)

Brighten up your business this summer! The price of one beautiful hanging basket is £40 including installation and removal, watering and feeding throughout the summer, plus bracket installation (18 April 2019)

Hebden Royd Town Council Unveils Commemorative Plaque - Hebden Royd Town Council invites the community of Hebden Royd to the unveiling of a World War I commemorative plaques in each of the Memorial Gardens in our area, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. It is the final part of the Hebden Royd Town Council WW1 Centenary Commemorations. (16 April 2019)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Vacancy. Hebden Royd Town Council is seeking to recruit one committed, motivated person to join our Front of House Team at the Hebden Bridge Picture House, to work regular hours each weekend plus occasional overtime hours, covering other staff members’ hours on a casual basis for holiday and sickness absence and working a share of additional shifts e.g. matinees during school holidays, shifts needing additional ushers. (4 April 2019)

Hebden Royd Town Council Declare Climate Emergency - Hebden Royd Town Council passed a motion declaring a 'climate emergency' and supports Calderdale Council in assisting Governments to achieve their carbon emission savings. (26 March 2019)

Access for all at Hebden Bridge Train Station A working group of Hebden Royd Town Council and Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum, received the very welcome news that the new lifts to both platforms at Hebden Bridge Railway Station are now completed and in service. Full access is now available on both platforms, and in both directions. (21 March 2019)

New Wildflower Site in Mytholmroyd: Hebden Royd Town Council are delighted to be adding a touch of colour to Mytholmroyd as a new project gets underway to plant a wildflower meadow at Hawksclough, a site which is currently infested with dock weed and ragwort. (13 March 2019)

Notice of Annual Town Meeting which will be held in Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 at 7.30pm in the evening. (28 Feb 2019)

Hebden Royd 2019 Big Spring Clean Schools, community groups, residents and businesses are all invited to participate in the annual Hebden Royd Big Spring Clean, which runs from Friday 22nd to Sunday 31st March. (8 Feb 2019)

Mayor's Ceilidh The Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr Dr Carol Stow and Slow The Flow Calderdale are to hold a fundraising Ceilidh on Saturday 30th March at Mytholmroyd Community Centre. (23 Jan)

Paying a Living Wage: This week, Hebden Royd Town Council is celebrating our accreditation anniversary (a little belated, we had a busy December!), and our continued commitment to paying the real Living Wage for the real cost of living. (13 Jan)

Merry Christmas from Hebden Royd Town Counci On behalf of the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Dr Carol Stow, Councillors and staff at Hebden Royd Town Council, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Read about some of the work we've been proud to be involved in this year. (20 Dec 2018)

Hebden Bridge Picture House - Vacancy. Hebden Royd Town Council is seeking to recruit a proactive and experienced duty (shift) manager for the Hebden Bridge Picture House, to work on a 10.5 hour per week basis. (16 Nov 2018)

Grants available for community groups: Hebden Royd Town Council welcomes applications from community and voluntary groups, charities and non-profit making organisations, to apply for a financial grant from the Council’s community funding budget to support projects, activities and events (14 Nov 2018)

WW1 Centenary Commemorations: There But Not There Installation and Tommy's Portrait Exhibition at Hope Baptist Church (2 Nov 2018)

Hebden Royd Town Council Public Statement on Misogyny - Misogyny, in any form, is completely unacceptable. (29 Oct 2018)

Slow the Flow Fundraising Quiz Night The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Dr Carol Stow will be hosting a Slow The Flow Calderdale fundraising Quiz Night on Tuesday 20th November at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge to raise money for their work in the Calder Valley. (23 Oct)

WW1 Centenary Commemorations - At Hebden Royd Town Council we are marking the centenary of the end of WW1 with commemorations throughout Hebden Royd, with a focus on remembrance, peace and reflection. (16 Oct)

The White Bird Project - Hebden Royd Town Council and Handmade Parade have teamed up to deliver this fantastic new project which will mark the centenary of the end of WW1 and be a visual celebration of PEACE by the people of our town. (16 Oct)

The Hebden Bridge Pumpkin Festival is back for its second year, bigger and better than before. Hebden Royd Town Council has teamed up with professional pumpkin carvers Sand In Your Eye to create a pumpkin extravaganza! (updated 21 Sept 2018)

Hebden Bridge Town Hall Rain Garden Planter Celebrations – a great party! Slow the Flow Calderdale would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in designing, building, funding, or coming along to the launch event for the rain garden planters at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. (25 July 2018)

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum has published a map of accessible routes around Hebden Bridge centre, showing wheelchair friendly pavements, accessible toilets, bus stops and parking spaces. (17 July)

We are here to support our community Hebden Royd Town Council has a sizable Community Funding budget which it hopes will benefit as wide a range of groups as possible. We can’t do everything but we can provide people with the tools and financial resources to deliver the projects they want to see where they live. (15 June 2018)

KidsFest: On Saturday 23rd June between 12pm and 3pm, Hebden Royd Town Council will be holding their annual 'Kidsfest' in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Service to the Community Awards: Sue and Geoff Mitchell were recently presented with the 2018 Service to the Community Award by Hebden Royd Town Council. Sue and Geoff have worked tirelessly for over ten years as part of the Mytholmroyd Station Partnership.

Accessible toilets in the Park Calderdale Council have been working on the public toilets in Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge and have, from 4th May 2018,​ re-opened the general use (unisex) toilet,​ as well as the accessible toilet which is available to disabled people with a RADAR key.

Privacy statement Friday 25th May 2018, sees new data privacy laws take effect across the European Union.

Picture House vacancies: for two Ushers and a Duty Manager. Thursday, 24 May 2018

New Mayor for Hebden Royd Town Council. Cllr Dr Carol Stow has been elected the new Mayor at the Annual Meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council held in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Wednesday 16th May.

Mayor's Charity Cheque The Retiring Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Pat Fraser at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on Wednesday 6th May invited her charity, Andy's Man Club to the stage and presented them with a cheque for £2075.20. Friday, 18 May 2018

Handmade Parade returns for its 11th annual parade: Hebden Royd Town Council is tremendously proud to be one of the sponsors of the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade which is returning this year for its 11th annual parade through the streets of Hebden Bridge on Sunday 24th June.

Fairfield by-election result: Richard Needham (Lab) 465 votes, Jenny Shepherd (Gn) 127 votes and Chris Wadsworth (LD) 100 votes. Richard Needham is the new Hebden Royd councillor for the Fairfield ward. Friday, 4 May 2018

Tour de Yorkshire: Handmade Parade want helpers: Can you be of help this Tour de Yorkshire? Handmade Parade are looking for people who are going to watch the race to be flag bearers! (Monday, 30 April 2018)

Tour de Yorkshire: The Tour de Yorkshire is only 3 days away!! Click here to find out information about the stages or the event, road closures and any other info you might need. (Monday, 30 April 2018)

Big Spring Clean: A huge well done to Scout Road Academy for all their hard work and effort towards the Big Spring Clean project! (Tuesday, 24 April 2018)

Handmade Parade: As a sponsor of the Handmade Parade, Hebden Royd Town Council is always tremendously proud of all the hard work they do, the time and effort they put into their events, the amazing masterpieces that are created as outcomes through all this amazing work. So it’s no surprise they’re going all out again to create plenty of pieces, this time to get involved at the Tour de Yorkshire! (Monday, 23 April 2018 )

Annual Town Meeting: Residents are invited to attend the Annual Town Meeting for Hebden Royd Town Council, the meeting for electors, will be held on 18th APRIL 2018 at the Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7:30 pm. (Monday, 16 April 2018 )


Older News

News before 2018

White Bird Project

Mytholmroyd Lights

Handmade Parade

Piano Festival

Pumpkin Festival

Wildflowers

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