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.
Councillor Sarah Courtney, Calderdale Councillor for Calder Ward and Hebden Royd Town Councillor for West End Ward said: “If a local group, either new or existing, were able to buy the chimney, there would definitely be the appetite for the councils to assist.”
The issue was discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council and the council were agreed that they would want to retain the industrial heritage of the area wherever possible. The mood of the meeting was to support approaches by residents to facilitate this.
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Added: Thursday, 24 October 2019