Town Council invests in action against climate change Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC) has appointed a Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Coordinator as a major step in its ongoing commitment to tackle environmental issues.19 Nov 2021

Sheep grazing coming to High Hirst Woodmeadow! As hay meadows disappear from the countryside throughout Britain, it is even more important that we care for those we have and allow them and other precious meadow plants to flourish. We understand that the best way to do this - and indeed the only current practicable way - is to graze the site with sheep. 3 Nov 2021

Great Big Green Week challenge: The Town Council are inviting residents and businesses to join Hebden Royd’s first Great Big Green Week. The nationwide event runs from 18th - 26th September and will see the community celebrate how Hebden Royd is taking action to tackle climate change. 14 Sept 2021

Climate Emergency and  Biodiversity Coordinator - We are looking for an individual with a passion to make an effective response to the climate emergency and improve biodiversity in Hebden Royd. 17 Aug 2021

11 Year Old Walks from Yorkshire to London to call for a Price on Pollution. On 25th July, 11 year old Jude Walker from Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire will begin a 200 mile walk from his home to Westminster to raise awareness about the need to implement a carbon tax. (20 July 2021)

Climate Emergency Committee tackling pollution with a superplant Recent research by the Royal Horticultural Society has shown that a hedging plant, Cotoneaster Franchetti is efficient at trapping harmful airborne particles emitted by road vehicles. Hebden Royd Town Council's Climate Emergency Committee has launched a project to plant this shrub in the strips of land bordering the A646. Read more (27 May 2021)

Progress continues at High Hirst Woodmeadow On Saturday 1 May, a team of 20 volunteers, limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, helped with hedge planting on the High Hirst Woodmeadow site. A total of over 900 varieties of hedging were planted, including crab apple, rowan, rosehip and blackthorn. Read more (12 May 2021)

Big Energy Saving Week 2021: 'Check, Switch, Save' As we are spending more time at home than ever before, Hebden Royd Town Council are encouraging residents to take part in The Big Energy Saving Week. It is a national campaign that runs from 18th to 24th January to help people cut their energy bills and get the financial support they are entitled to. It does this by focusing on three main areas: Check – Switch – Save. 21 Jan 2021

Town Council announces High Hirst Wood Meadow Project - Hebden Royd Town Council Climate Emergency Committee are happy to publicise their new project, High Hirst Wood Meadow. The Town Council has leased some of the land between High Hirst allotments and Sandy Gate to utilise the land for the benefit of the community and the natural world. 20 Jan 2021

Blackshaw 12-day Christmas Climate Challenge A fantastic idea by Blackshaw Parish Council, and something Hebden Royd Town Council is keen to support. From Christmas wrapping and shopping local to tips on saving energy (and money), these eco-friendly Christmas tips will help you enjoy the festivities, and still have a positive climate impact! (Thursday, 17 December 2020)

Hebden Royd signs up as a Charter Branch for the Charter for Trees, Woods and People - Hebden Royd Town Council are excited to be signing up as a Charter Branch for the Charter for Trees, Woods and People after it was identified as an objective in the Climate Emergency Committee Action Plan. (26 Nov 2020) 

Council Gives Go Ahead for Climate Emergency Action Plan The Climate Emergency Action Plan, submitted by Hebden Royd Town Council Climate Emergency Committee, was approved by Full Council on Wednesday 14th October 2020 and is set to be reviewed and developed year on year, detailing all the ways in which the council will contribute to tackling climate change in Hebden Royd.

Hebden Royd Town Council backs motion to minimise single-use plastics from all its premises and operations. At a Full Council meeting in February 2020, Cllr Nikki Harvey proposed that that Hebden Royd Town Council should pledge an ongoing commitment to minimise single-use disposable plastics wherever practicable.

First Climate Emergency Virtual Committee Meeting - Hebden Royd Town Council held its first virtual Climate Emergency Committee meeting on Monday 24 August after new regulations were put in place to allow meetings to be held electronically. 

Report to Town Council for year 1 of the HRTC Climate Emergency committee by Cllr Scott Patient

The Refill Revolution comes to the Picture House - Simply take your bottle to Hebden Bridge Picture House during box office hours (open weekends from 1.15pm and weekday evenings from 7.30pm) and refill your bottle for free! Read more

2040: CROWS Fundraising Screening - Cllr Dr Carol Stow, the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, is delighted to invite you all to a fundraising screening of the climate change documentary 2040, in support of CROWS - Community Rights of Way Service. Read more

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. More info

White Bird Project

Mytholmroyd Lights

Handmade Parade

Piano Festival

Pumpkin Festival


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