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.

White Bird

Photo: Craig Shaw

Before we close our doors, here's just some of the work we've been proud to be involved in this year.

Grants Awarded

Each year Hebden Royd Town Council welcomes applications from community 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 that benefit the residents of Hebden Royd.

So far, we are delighted to have awarded over £48,000 of funding to community projects across Hebden Royd, out of a £77,000 budget available for 2018/19.
Some of the organisations we've granted funding to include; Handmade Parade, Friends of Hebden Bridge Station, Reach4ward, Elmet Trust, Ted Hughes Literary & Heritage Trail, Calder Valley Youth Theatre, Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, Steepfields Allotment and Leisure Gardens Society, Calder Valley Youth Folk Music Project, Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival, Hebden Bridge Junior Band and Hebden Bridge Film Festival, amongst others.

Sue Fenton, chair of the Community Funding Committee, said: "Having served on this committee for over a year I have been amazed and delighted by the wonderful volunteer projects, large and small, which have asked for support from the council. So many people give of their time for the benefit of the community, and it is a privilege to be able to support them."

Mytholmroyd Lights

Photo: Craig Shaw

Slow The Flow in the Calder Valley

The Mayor, Cllr Dr Carol Stow has been busy raising funds for her chosen charity Slow The Flow Calderdale, to alleviate flood risk in the Calder Valley. We are very grateful for the community support at The Big Lebowski fundraiser screening, the Quiz and Curry Night and the Cantorelli Choir Concert.

Hebden Bridge Picture House

It's been a busy year at Hebden Bridge Picture House, operated by Hebden Royd Town Council. With the help of the seat sponsorship campaign and the funds raised by the first 93 sponsors, the Balcony Refurbishment project was successfully completed in autumn, transforming the seats and floors, and in time for the cinema's centenary in 2021.

The cinema was also shortlisted as Cinema of the Year at the 2018 Screen Awards in London, and the team were humbled to have been 'highly commended' at the awards event. A fantastic achievement.

Neighbourhood Plan

Following the circulation of the preview of the Neighbourhood Plan, valuable feedback has been received from key stakeholders and members of the public. We are now concentrating on finalising the text before opening the full Public Consultation early in 2019. This will be a six week long opportunity for you to have your say on the Neighbourhood Plan, before it goes to Calderdale Council for examination. 

Community Events

Pumpkin Festival

Photo: Craig Shaw

As well as sponsoring a variety of events in Hebden Royd in 2018, we were pleased to host several successful ones including the second Hebden Bridge Pumpkin Festival, Happy Hounds, KidsFest and a series of events commemorating the WW1 Centenary, including the remarkable White Bird Project celebrating 100 years of peacetime.

We hope we kickstarted your Christmas at our festive events held in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd last month too, and we thank the volunteers, businesses and community groups for supporting all the events.

Mytholmroyd Lights

Photo: Craig Shaw

Closing Times

The Hebden Royd Town Council will close for Christmas and New Year on Friday 21st December at 3pm until Thursday 3rd January 2019 when we will reopen at 10am.
Once again, we wish you all a peaceful and restorative Christmas and New Year!

Added: Thursday, 20 December 2018