Mayor's Civic Service: Hebden Royd Comes Together for Special Day - On Sunday 17th September, the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr. Bernice Hayes and Consort Mr. Eddie Hayes welcomed people from the Hebden Royd Community in addition to Mayors and other guests of honour from neighbouring towns to celebrate the Mayor's Civic Service. 19 Sept 2023
Flood Alleviation Scheme - Vegetation Management & Wall Surveys To assist with the design and future construction of the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme, contractor BAM Nuttall will shortly be carrying out some minor vegetation management work to a small number of short river wall sections to enable visual surveys of walls at several locations along Hebden Water and the River Calder. 17 Sept 2023
Vacancy for Councillor: Fairfield Ward A vacancy on the Council has arisen following the resignation of Councillor Sue Fenton. 14 Sept 2023
Join HRTC for its Inaugural Eco-Fair Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC) is excited to announce its first ever Eco-Fair! Running in conjunction with the popular Pumpkin Trail festival, the fair will take place 10am to 4pm, weekend 14th and 15th of October, in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 9 Sept 2023
Funding Applications now open for Hebden Royd Community Support Know an organisation or community group supporting individuals impacted by the cost of living? The Cost of Living Committee is now looking towards a new round of applications and funding awards. 25 Aug 2023
Flood Alleviation Scheme: Trial hole work As part of the continued preparation work for the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), our contracting partner BAM Nuttall will shortly be commencing work to undertake a series of trial holes in the town during September, October and November. 25 Aug 2023
Flood Information Centre - The Environment Agency's new Flood Information Centre situated on Valley Road, Hebden Bridge will be open from Monday 14th August 2023.
HRTC is pleased to announce that a new "Botanical Survey, Condition Report, and Management Advice for High Hirst Wood Meadows - 2023" has been conducted, providing valuable insights into the flora of High Hirst Wood Meadows. This comprehensive survey, conducted by Steve Hindle in June 2023, serves as a vital resource for understanding the current state of the meadows and guiding future management efforts to preserve its unique botanical diversity. Read the full report.
Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council attends Prestigious Official Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration in Rotherham - the Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr. Bernice Hayes, along with Mayor's Consort Mr James Edmund Hayes, attended the official Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration on 1st August, 2023, in Rotherham. 4 Aug 2023
New Community Development & Communications Officer Hebden Royd Town Council is delighted to welcome on board Ebony Andrews, our new Community Development & Communications Officer. 4 Aug 2023
A Blooming Success: Hebden Bridge's Eco-Hanging Baskets Take Centre Stage: The area is looking increasingly vibrant, thanks to the beautiful hanging baskets in front of shops and on lamp posts throughout Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Ongoing watering and feeding should ensure the blooms stay radiant throughout the summer, and into October. 3 Aug 2023
Hebden Royd Town Council relocates to better serve the Community - Hebden Royd Town Council is delighted to announce its recent relocation to new offices marking a new chapter for the Council and the Hebden Royd community it serves. 25 July 2023
Coming soon, Hebden Bridge Pumpkin Trail 2023! Brought to you by Hebden Royd Town Council in partnership with Sand in your Eye
Hebden Royd Town Council to host its first 'Introduction to Retrofit' Workshop in September: The Radical Energy Savings: an Introduction to Retrofit workshop takes place on September 16, from 10am to 12 noon in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 19 July 2023
Matt's Sucess Story - Youth Careers Support funded by HRTC - Matt (24) was feeling 'rudderless and lacking in direction' when he got in touch with Sarah Bruce, C+K Careers Adviser. His Dad had seen a flyer for the Hebden Royd Employability Project at the local gym and prompted Matt to seek some professional careers guidance. 10 July 2023
High Hirst Woodmeadow Moth Survey: At the first-ever moth survey conducted on July 1 at HighHirst Woodmeadow, HRTC's biodiversity hotspot, a total of 77 moth species were recorded. The diversity of vegetation in the area and its immediate surroundings is reflected in the presence of grassland, woodland, and heathland moths, as well as some habitat generalists. 6 July 2023
Take a dive into the exciting World Of Retrofit Hebden Bridge Town Council, in partnership with Retrofit Calderdale Green New Deal, invite you to dive into the exciting world of retrofit at Hebden Bridge Town Hall Foyer on Friday, 16th June, from 9 am to 3 pm.
Hebden Royd Town Council Presents an Exciting Line-Up of Free Community Events Celebrating National Meadows Day Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC) is excited to announce a vibrant line-up of free community events, celebrating National Meadows Day, on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Set amidst the breath-taking beauty of the ancient grassland, High Hirst Woodmeadow, the programme features a range of activities catering to diverse interests and age groups. 3 June 2023
Hebden Royd Town Council improves access to Local Nature and Biodiversity Hotspot Hebden Royd Town Council is pleased to announce the completion of a level access footpath at local biodiversity hotspot, High Hirst Woodmeadow, Hebden Bridge. The new path dramatically improves access to the wildlife site for users with mobility challenges. 2 June 2023
A New Hebden Royd Mayor: On Wednesday 17th May, the Annual Meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council was held at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The meeting saw Cllr Bernice Hayes take the chain for the Mayoral year of 2023/24, the Deputy Mayor will be Cllr Pat Fraser. 18 May 2023
Disability Access Forum resumes Town Hall meetings which will continue to meet in the Town Hall on the third Monday afternoon of each month from 15 May. 5 May 2023
High Hirst Woodmeadow: Opening and Unveiling Ceremony - Hebden Royd Town Council residents are cordially invited to a special community gathering on Thursday, 20 April to celebrate the work completed to date at Hebden Royd Town Council's biodiversity hotspot, High Hirst Woodmeadow.
Committee Urges Restoration Efforts after 'Moors for the Future' Partnership Report Exposes State of Local Peatlands: Climate Emergency Committee noted the findings of the report as serious, and resolved to lobby the Calderdale Flood Board, asking it to take this research and turn it into a programme of properly funded restoration work that can be successfully implemented before 2030. 4 April 2023
40 Hebden Royd homes receive free insulation worth up to £8,000 Hebden Royd residents are benefiting from free attic insulation and other energy-saving measures thanks to a project delivered by Calderdale Council in partnership with Better Homes Yorkshire. 23 March 2023
Community Development & Communications Officer - Vacancy. The Community Development & Communications Officer will play a critical role in delivering this by immersing themselves within communities and creating, developing and supporting projects and initiatives that will deliver social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits. 17 March 2023
Council Tax 2023/24: Town Council budget tackles the Climate Emergency, the cost of living crisis and supports the Hebden Bridge Picture House. 24 Feb 2023
Mayor's Charity Ceilidh will this year be on Saturday 18 March at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, to raise money for for Calder Valley Scarch & Rescue. 5 Jan 2023
Help In Hebden Royd this Winter: Hebden Royd Town Council has responded to the Cost of Living Crisis by establishing a Cost of Living Committee and have allocated an initial £30,000 to support groups providing food and those providing Warm Spaces in Hebden Royd. Updated: Monday, 16 January 2023
New Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Coordinator: Hebden Royd Town Council is delighted to welcome on board Rachel Lightbird, our new Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Coordinator. 8 Dec 2022
Remembrance Sunday - All Welcome - On 13th November there will be two Acts of Remembrance. 10:30am - Hebden Bridge Memorial Garden.1:45pm - Mytholmroyd Memorial Garden. 9 Nov 2022
Hebden Royd Town Council Launches Cost of Living Crisis Grants: Details have been announced by Hebden Royd Town Council of a grant scheme available to help local organisations support the most vulnerable from hunger and to host 'warm spaces'.
31 Oct 2022
Older Persons' Advice and Information Fair - Have questions about your pension? Need some advice about retirement? Looking for a new hobby? Find out more at the Older Persons Advice & Information Fair on 14 October 2022 to find out more. 6 Oct
Vacancy for Councillor: Birchcliffe: A vacancy on the Town Council have arisen following the resignation of Dr Carol Stow. No poll has been claimed within the advertised period and as such this post can now be filled by the Town Council by co-option. 29 Sept 2022
Her Majesty the Queen: Hebden Royd Town Council was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
Councillors Vote to Expand Climate Emergency Role: Hebden Royd Town Council have approved the permanent appointment of a Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Coordinator within the council, as it continues to tackle climate change. 2 Sept 2022
Hiroshima Day Commemoration - A short commemoration was led by Catherine Putz of Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice, and the Deputy Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council read an abridged version of the Speech read by the Mayor of Hiroshima earlier that morning. 11 Aug 2022
Hiroshima Day Commemoration - The Deputy Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Bernice Hayes has been invited by Calder Valley CND to read the Mayor of Nagasaki's peace declaration by the Packhorse Bridge on Saturday 6th August at 11am, to mark the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing.
Twin Towns Celebrate Together - Hebden Royd Town Council will welcome guests from Warstein, Germany, this weekend to celebrate the delayed 25th Anniversary of Twinning between Warstein and Hebden Royd which should have been held in 2020.1 Aug 2022
Citizens Advice Bureau: Hebden Royd Town Council have been proud to partner with the Citizens Advice Bureau to offer a dedicated advice service, with drop in sessions to the residents of Hebden Royd which will cease at the end of July. 28 July 2022
Hebden Royd an Age Friendly Community? A place where people of all ages are able to live healthy and active later lives. Come along and talk to us in Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. 30 June 2022
E-Bike'um! New festival in Mytholmroyd gives everyone the chance to try out an e-bike - a new family-friendly festival takes place in Mytholmroyd on Sunday July 3rd, 11am-4pm. The event will give everyone in the community the chance to try out electric bicycles free of charge on a traffic-free section of Cragg Road, the longest continuous ascent in the country. 27 June 2022
Town Council invest in cinema with static ticket prices and new state-of-the-art projector - "As well as ensuring ticket prices at the Picture House remain static, earlier in the year we received the welcome news that the Town Council are investing in the long-term future of the Picture House by funding a new state-of-the-art projector." 21 June 2022
Meadows Activity Day celebrates our ancient grasslands - join us to celebrate ourvital local meadows and ecosystems. Saturday 9 July at High Hirst Woodmeadow - guided walks, traditional crafts, heritage display and more. 16 June 2022
A New Mayor - On Wednesday 18th May, the Annual Meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council saw Cllr Jane Hoyle take the chain for the Mayoral year of 2022-23. Her husband Mr Kevin Hoyle will join her as consort The Deputy Mayor will be Cllr Bernice Hayes.
Celebrating Twinning Anniversary - Hebden Royd Town Council entertained guests from St Pol, France celebrating the delayed 40th Anniversary of Twinning between St Pol and Hebden Royd. 30 May 2022
Citizens Advice sessions - Citizens Advise Advisers will be receiving important training in the coming weeks and will be unable to staff some sessions. 26 May 2022
16-24? Living in the Hebden Royd area? Sarah Bruce, qualified Careers Adviser is funded by Hebden Royd Town Council to provide support with career plans, training options, job applications and more. 26 May 2022
Mayor praised for role in leading the Hebden Royd Recovery - Retiring Mayor Councillor Rob Freeth was thanked for his year in office at the recent Annual Meeting of the Town Council. Colleagues praised him for his vision and being instrumental in establishing the Recovery Group - a partnership focussed on supporting the community to recover from the impact of Covid and help Hebden Royd regain its vibrancy. 20 May 2022
The Annual Town Meeting of the Parish of Hebden Royd - Notice is hereby given that the Annual Town Meeting for the Township of Hebden Royd will be held in the COUNCIL CHAMBER, HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWN HALL on WEDNESDAY the 25th day of MAY 2022 at 7.30pm.
Grants awarded to Hebden Royd community to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. To help Hebden Royd residents celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 70th year of reign, Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC) have awarded grants to community groups and individuals in the community to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee over the four-day extended Bank Holiday weekend, between 2 – 5 June 2022.
Climate Action Plan refreshed for 2022/23 - Hebden Royd Town Council's Climate Emergency Committee has adopted an updated Climate Emergency & Biodiversity Action Plan for the year ahead. The new climate plan has been improved to include more short term actions to deliver against the long term goals and has been renamed to underline the importance of tackling biodioversity loss. 26 April 2022
Hebden's Happy Hounds 10 class dog show list announced! - Hebden's Happy Hounds returns to Calder Holmes Park on May 14 2022. Created by Hebden Royd Town Council, the event is about promoting responsible dog ownership, encouraging good behaviour in our shared spaces and highlighting the incredible ways that dogs can be part of our society. 19 April 2022
Discover Hebden Bridge's new nature site - High Hirst Woodmeadow - the new biodiversity project developed by Hebden Royd Town Council during 2021 - has its first official event on May 7th. A free guided walk around the site will explain more about the project and its important ecology. 14 April 2022
Land Marks Exhibition - Hebden Bridge Arts Festival invites everyone to their Land Marks exhibition at Gibson Mill from 22-24th April. 5 April 2022
Order your hanging baskets today! Are you a business in central Hebden Bridge or Mytholmroyd? Spring is here, and we can't wait to adorn Hebden Royd in beautiful summer blooms! 31 March 2022
Hebden Royd Town Council Passes Motion in Support of Ukraine - At the Full Council Meeting on 16 March, Hebden Royd Town Council passed a motion to condemn the Russian actions in invading Ukraine and to pledge their support to refugees of the conflict.
Climate training success for Hebden Royd and Todmorden Town Councils - Hebden Royd and Todmorden Town Council have been successful in a joint application to the Local Climate Engagement Programme - a new training and support scheme that will help local authorities deliver high quality public engagement projects on climate change. 22 March 2022
Hebden Royd Town Council supporting key priorities and recovery post Covid-19 Hebden Royd Town Council has unanimously passed a budget that helps support local people and organisations as the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic subside, including The Picture House, Community Funding and Climate Emergency. 22 March 2022
Ukraine: How Can I help? There are national and global organisations distributing resources and assistance directly to local charities and groups in the area. See this page for a few you can support. 15 March 2022
Hit climate card game from COP26 comes to Mytholmroyd - An interactive workshop that was a big hit at COP26 comes to Mytholmroyd on March 20th - three years to the day that Hebden Royd Town Council declared a climate emergency. 11 March 2022
Hebden Royd Stands in Solidarity with Ukraine - The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Rob Freeth said: "I would like to take the opportunity to express our support and send sympathies to the people of Ukraine during this difficult time. The Council is united in our desire to help those displaced families who have suffered dreadful loss due to war, persecution and aggression."
Big Spring Clean Calling all volunteer and community groups! It's Spring Clean time and we're inviting budding litter pickers to tidy up a space in Hebden Royd. In return we will help your community group with a donation of £60 to help continue your valuable work. 27 Feb 2022
Are you under 25? What's Your Next Step? Are you under 25? Not sure what your options are for the future? Come along to Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Wednesday 6 April 2022 3.00 - 5.00pm.
Summer of events planned following funding success for High Hirst Woodmeadow - Hebden Royd Town Council's biodiversity site - has been successful at obtaining £7,200 from the National Lottery Community Fund's 'Together for our Planet' programme 10 Feb 2022
Young person careers information, advice and guidance in Hebden Royd - If you are a young person, or the parent or carer of a young person, living in Hebden Royd, you can contact C+K for careers information, advice and guidance. 1 Feb 2022
Our friends at Light Up The Valley are back! The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, in partnership with Hebden Royd Business Forum and Hebden Royd Town Council brings you FREE ice skating this February in Mytholmroyd & Hebden Bridge. 1 Feb 2022
Invitation To Tender - Hebden Royd Town Council, owners of Hebden Bridge Picture House, require a replacement Digital Laser Projector.
Volunteers needed! Do you know someone who enjoys chatting? Or someone who is super friendly with good listening skills? Staying Well Calderdale need you! 13 Jan 2022
Applications open for grants to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee To help Hebden Royd residents celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 70th year of reign, Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC) have created a grant scheme for the community to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee over the four-day extended Bank Holiday weekend. 10 Jan 2022
Town Council support It's a Wrap Christmas campaign This Christmas, Calder Community Cares (CCC) will put a smile on the faces of over 400 vulnerable members of our community and 150 families by delivering a doorstep smile and a little bit of Christmas kindness in a festive bag or box. 16 Dec 2021
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Rob Freeth, Councillors and staff at Hebden Royd Town Council wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Closing and opening times over the holiday break 7 Dec 2021
Town Council hosts careers fair for young residents in Hebden Royd Hebden Royd Town Council are hosting a Careers Expo in association with C+K Careers, Jobcentre Plus and local providers of training and education. The event will take place on Wednesday 1 December 2-6pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre. 25 Nov 2021
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
Literary Events in Mytholmroyd A mini literary based series of events including authors' hour: with Mytholmroyd authors Jill Liddington and Guy Haley..
Town Council confirm appointment of new manager for Hebden Bridge Picture House After 9 years of managing Hebden Bridge Picture House, Rebekah Fozard will be leaving her role as Manager this November. Her successor, Pete Berrisford, arrives at Hebden Bridge Picture House as an experienced Cinema Manager from Cumbria. 12 Nov 2021
New Hebden Royd Youth Hub to offer job support for young people: The Jobcentre Plus Youth Hub Work Coach will help young jobseekers access local training and job opportunities, as well as a range of services to address wellbeing needs. This tailored support will help to reach even more young jobseekers in the Hebden Royd community, who are facing employment challenges due to the pandemic. 2 Nov 2021
Energy Crisis Prompts Additional Citizen Advice Service in Hebden Bridge In response to the ongoing energy crisis an appointment only Citizen Advice service, funded by Hebden Royd Town Council, will launch in Hebden Bridge on Wednesday 3 November 2021 in addition to the Thursday drop-in sessions at Mytholmroyd Community Centre. 25 Oct 2021
Help for Hebden Royd residents with Energy Crisis: “We are here to help” was the message to Hebden Royd residents from Citizens Advice. With the energy market in crisis, many customers are facing a more than 50% increase in bills. Linked to the cut in Universal Credit, the end of the furlough scheme and the onset of winter, the Citizen's Advice say they are geared up to help. 7 Oct 2021
Disability Access Forum celebrates 5th birthday: Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum celebrated its 5th birthday on 26 September and looks back over its successes over these past five years. 6 Oct 2021
Hebden Royd supports International Day of Older Persons The 31st International Day of Older Persons took place on Friday 1 October and Calderdale Council asked organisations and community groups across the region to get involved on the day to show support for people aged 50 plus.
6 Oct 2021
Will you be able to find all the hidden pumpkins? The Great Pumpkin Festival, brought to you by Hebden Royd Town Council and Sand in Your Eye, is back for its fourth year in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October, from 10am - 4pm. 16 Sept 2021
2020/21 Young Persons Service to the Community Award Each year Hebden Royd Town Council select an individual or small group of people for the Young Persons Service to the Community Award. The award for 2020/21 was made to all the young people of Hebden Royd to reflect their strength and resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic. 16 Sept 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
Friends of Mytholmroyd station awarded Blue Plaque Station friends and guests were invited to unveil a blue plaque on 2 September, celebrating the restoration of the 1871 station building winning a Railway Heritage Trust conservation award in December 2019. 14 Sept 2021
Picture House becomes the first Cinema of Sanctuary - In the year in which it celebrates its centenary the Town Council owned Hebden Bridge Picture House has proved that not only is it thriving but that it continues to put its audience first, as it has been officially recognised as the UK's first Cinema of Sanctuary. 27 Aug 2021
Hebden's Happy Hounds is back! Hebden's Happy Hounds returns once more, bringing a fun filled afternoon to Calder Holmes Park for hounds and their humans. On Saturday, 2 October 2021.
Hebden Bridge Picture House Manager Do you want to work in a town known for its welcoming atmosphere, quirkiness and creativity? A town named as one of the world’s funkiest towns by British Airways High Life Magazine, a town with a vibrant, diverse arts scene?
Public Zoom Meeting for Canal Overflow Planning Submission on 10 August at 7pm about the Rochdale Canal overflow planning application. Over recent months, Bam Nuttall, has been carrying out 'early work' throughout Hebden Bridge in preparation for the main flood alleviation scheme for the town. 3 Aug 2021
Town Council Office Re-Opening Hours The Town Hall Office will be open from 10am until 3pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Those visiting the Town Council will be asked to ensure they are wearing a face covering, sanitise hands on arrival, maintain a social distance in excess of 1.5 metres and make a Covid-19 declaration.
Hebden Bridge Picture House celebrates its 100th birthday and a programme launch of 24 events. The Picture House, owned by Hebden Royd Town Council, played host to a reduced capacity audience on Saturday 10 July and invited them to travel back through the decades with a re-enactment of the 1921 opening ceremony performed by players of Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, and a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid. 13 July 2021
Hebden Royd Pupils Showcase their Creativity at 1000 Postcards Exhibition An exhibition of 1000 postcards made by 3 – 16 years olds from 15 schools and nurseries in Hebden Royd will open to the public from Monday 19 July at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 1 July 2021
Town Council Community Funding Projects: Remembering Cragg Hall 11 August 2021, marks the 100-year anniversary of the devastating fire that burnt down the mansion Cragg Hall, home of Cragg Vale’s mill-owning Hinchliffe family. Supported by Hebden Royd Town Council and with the help of local people and businesses, the Cragg Vale Local History Group will be holding a series of events to mark the anniversary 24 June 2021
Hebden Bridge Picture House re-opens in time for Centenary celebrations After over 15 months of closure - with only a limited reopening in Autumn – Hebden Bridge Picture House, the not-for-profit single screen cinema owned by Hebden Royd Town Council, is now ready to open its doors on Monday 28 June, just 2 weeks before the historic venue celebrates its centenary. 22 June 2021
Citizen Advice Face to Face Drop-in Sessions for Hebden Royd Residents From 1st July we are pleased to announce that residents of Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale can drop-in to Mytholmroyd Community Centre to speak to an adviser in person. 22 June 2021
Dongria: It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Dongria Kohdh, otherwise known as Penny Eastwood. She will be sorely missed in the Hebden Royd community and beyond. 21 June 2021
FREE careers support drop-in sessions for young people in Hebden Royd Cllr Rob Freeth, Mayor of Hebden Royd said: "Hebden Royd Town Council welcomes this opportunity to work in partnership with others to make a difference to young people in its communities."
Post-Pandemic Recovery Plan is Launched: A Recovery Group bringing together partners from across the Hebden Royd community has been launched, who with a breadth of knowledge, passion and expertise, will coordinate the economic recovery of Hebden Royd post Covid-19. (1 June 2021)
FREE additional careers support available for young people in Hebden Royd Young People facing additional employment challenges due to the pandemic, have been given additional careers and employment support in a package agreed by Hebden Royd Town Council. (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)
New Mayor Elected for Hebden Royd Town Council: Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC) has elected a new Mayor at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council. Cllr Rob Freeth was nominated and with all in favour, was duly elected as the new Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council. (11 May 2021)
Big Spring Clean: Looking to do your bit for the environment and help keep the local area clean and litter free? Register your team for the Big Spring Clean and help make Hebden Royd a cleaner, greener, safer place to live. (11 May 2021)
Tribute to Mayor: Cllr. Richard Needham, on behalf of the Town Council, said that the Council is enormously grateful for the energy, skill and huge commitment that Councillor Val Stevens brought to the role of Mayor. "She was exactly what our community needed." (5 May 2021)
Hebden Bridge Picture House Announces Reopening Date: The not-for-profit single screen cinema is now set to open its doors on Monday 28 June, subject to the Government’s roadmap guidance. This is just 2 weeks before the historic venue celebrates its hundredth birthday. (2 May 2021)
Hebden Royd Councillor takes on 17k running challenge to raise funds for local charity A Hebden Royd Councillor is running 17 kilometres in a bid to raise money for the Mayor's chosen charity, Hebden Bridge & District Old People's Welfare Committee (20 April 2021)
Hebden Royd Businesses are ready to bloom - Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd is set to be transformed with colour as the 2021 Hebden Royd Hanging Basket Scheme launches once again. (15 April 2021)
Mayor Expresses Sadness of the death of His Royal Highness, the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Hebden Royd Town Council is deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen, and the rest of the Royal Family at this time. (9 April 2021)
Mayor’s Appeal for Hebden Royd Charity in 17k Running Challenge - Mayor Cllr Val Stevens, is inviting experienced and confident runners to take on the Mayor’s Charity Challenge between Easter and the Spring Bank Holidays. (25 March 2021)
Maxine Peake Reads A Special Poem Celebrating the Power of Cinema The specially commissioned piece of work, funded by Hebden Royd Town Council, has been written by Hebden Bridge based poet and performer Clare Shaw. Available online. (17 March 2021)
The Annual Town Meeting of the Parish of Hebden Royd which will take place remotely on 24 March at 7.30pm.
Draft Neighbourhood Plan Q&A Zoom sessions The first of two public consultations on the text of the draft Neighbourhood Plan has begun, running through until Wednesday 7th April. Due to Covid 19 the consultation process will be almost entirely online but there will be 3 virtual question-and-answer sessions, starting this week, held on 11th and 23rd March, and 1st April.
2021 Census and Help for Hebden Royd Residents On 21 March 2021, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will once again be calling upon the people of England and Wales to complete a census form. The census is vital to understanding the makeup of a population, as well as highlighting changes in the past decade (4 March 2021)
High Hirst Wood Meadow February 2021 Update - The first 40 trees have been planted by Fruit Culture and Rooting and Fruiting, with the help of Cllr Nikki Harvey, for the Hebden Royd Town Council High Hirst Wood Meadow project, alongside installation of gates by Forus Trees to allow easy access to the site.
Launch of public consultation for new neighbourhood plan Would you like to see more homes built, in the right places? Concerned about climate change, regeneration and economic recovery, local facilities, transport and parking? Then now is the time to tell us what you think of the emerging plan to address these issues. Thursday, 18 February 2021
Council meets the pandemic challenge. Bringing together partners from across the Hebden Royd community, the Town Council has launched a Recovery Group that will co-ordinate and drive the comeback from the pandemic.. 28 Jan 2021
Light a Candle for Holocaust Memorial Day- 27 January, is Holocaust Memorial Day, when we remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
CAB Adviser to start in Hebden Royd supporting families and individuals facing challenges - The Town Council are delighted to fund a Citizens Advice Adviser for residents of Hebden Royd to ensure anyone that is struggling in the community can access the help and support that they need. 25 Jan 2021
Town Council Supports Fee-Free February Music Workshops: Music Make You is a newly formed co-operative of music educators and professionals in the Calder Valley, and in February the group will be running a second series of online workshops funded by Hebden Royd Town Council's community funding budget. 22 Jan 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
A Huge Step Towards Peace On January 22nd the 2017 UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW aka 'the Nuclear Ban Treaty') will come into force, making nuclear weapons illegal under international law. Hebden Royd Town Council was the third UK Council to support the ICAN Cities Appeal and the TPNW. 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
Culture Recovery Fund supports the Picture House - Hebden Royd Town Council are delighted to share the news that Hebden Bridge Picture House are the recipient of two grants from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Culture Recovery Fund, totaling £101,271. (8 Jan 2021)
Age Friendly Survey: Hebden Royd residents invited to have their say to make the community a great place to grow older. Hebden Royd Town Council agreed earlier this year to work towards becoming an Age Friendly Council. (27 October 2020, updated ,21 January 2021)
Hebden Royd Town Council Funds PPE for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team - The Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr Val Stevens met with members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) on Wednesday 16 December in Mytholmroyd to congratulate the charity, having been awarded a community funding grant of nearly £4000 for personal protective equipment (PPE). (17 Dec 2020)
Town Council Christmas Closing Times On behalf of the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Val Stevens, Councillors and staff at Hebden Royd Town Council, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Ice Post Box comes to Hebden Royd - Hebden Royd Town Council were unable to host the annual Christmas Lights Switch On this year, so instead wanted to find a way to do something special for the children in the community. A conversation with Sand in Your Eye led to the idea of funding a magic post box made of ice from the North Pole, to collect the children's letters to Father Christmas. (Tuesday, 15 December 2020)
Hebden Royd Heroes Award Winners Revealed The awards shine a spotlight on the everyday heroes, individuals and groups, who have gone above and beyond to deliver the highest level of support and assistance within their community during 2020. (Tuesday, 1 December 2020)
Councillors remember Robin Dixon It was with many fond memories that Hebden Royd Town Councillors remembered their former colleague and friend Robin Dixon at last night's Full Council meeting.
Hebden Bridge Picture House remains temporarily closed - Following the government's announcement today, in which Calderdale was placed in tier 3 (and so defined as a 'very high risk' area in terms of Covid-19 infection rates) Hebden Bridge Picture House (HBPH) will remain temporarily closed until further notice. Cinemas are not permitted to operate in tier 3 areas under the new rules which come into force as the national lockdown ends.
Schools in Hebden Royd receive Kenneth Kaberry and Fred Barker Awards The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Val Stevens, has recorded a video to the pupils of seven Hebden Royd primary schools to present them with the Kenneth Kaberry award. (Tuesday, 24 November 2020)
Calder Community Cares launches Winter Community Plan with support from HRTC Calder Community Cares have launched a Winter Community Plan, with £5000 funding received from Hebden Royd Town Council, alongside donations from Community Foundation for Calderdale and the Co-op. (Tuesday, 24 November 2020)
Hebden Royd backs Marcus Rashford campaign to end child food poverty The Town Council unanimously passed a motion at the Full Council meeting formally supporting the campaign led by Marcus Rashford to end child food poverty. The motion calls on the Government to expand and increase the value of the Healthy Start Scheme, as well as, expand access to Free School Meals - providing meals and activities during holidays to stop holiday hunger. (Friday, 6 November 2020)
Town Council backs Marcus Rashford campaign as councillors call to end child food poverty - The Town Council passed a motion at a meeting of the Full Council formally committing to support the campaign led by Marcus Rashford to end child food poverty. (Thursday, 5 November 2020)
Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum: November focus on mental health and new members. Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum, working group of Hebden Royd Town Council, has its next ordinary meeting on Monday 16th November, 3pm by Zoom video link. The meeting will be focusing on mental health issues. (Wednesday, 4 November 2020)
Remembrance Sunday in Hebden Royd on 8th November 2020 - It is with deep regret, that we have to announce that the traditional Remembrance Sunday memorial events in Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge, cannot take place because of social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Calderdale Council Coronavirus Update: England Lockdown: As of Thursday 5th November, the whole of England will be entering new restrictions. Once the new national restrictions have been approved by parliament, they are projected to last until the 2nd December. Read more (Tuesday, 3 November 2020)
Lamppost Banners Funded by Hebden Royd Town Council to promote the Loyal to Local Scheme. Hebden Bridge Business Forum and Hebden Royd Town Council teamed up to produce promotional banners in Hebden Royd to help raise the profile of the Loyal to Local scheme at prime locations within the area. (Thursday, 29 October 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. (Thursday, 22 October 2020)
Calderdale Council Coronavirus Update: Tier 2 restrictions Calderdale has been identified as a Tier 2 High Alert level area in the new national tiered approach to COVID-19 restrictions, announced by the government on Monday 12 October 2020.
Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme: October Update As part of informing the continuing design work and construction methodology for the scheme, the EA are carrying out ground investigation and minor river channel works at a number of locations in the town and have developed a Google map to show this work in more detail. (Tuesday, 13 October 2020)
Citizens Advice Bureau - Hebden Royd Town Council recognise that people need support now more than ever before, and is looking to assist and support the Citizens Advice Bureau in returning to the Calder Valley in the near future. In the meantime you can access their invaluable support on a range of matters by phone, email and online. (Wednesday, 7 October 2020)
Hebden Bridge Picture House confirms plans to reopen on Friday 30 October Film fans will once again be able to experience a trip to the cinema as Hebden Bridge Picture House reopens on Friday 30 October, after being closed for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hebden Royd Town Mayor Launches #HebdenRoydHeroes Award: The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Val Stevens is seeking nominations from residents to nominate those who have made outstanding contributions within the Hebden Royd community during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Monday, 28 September 2020)
NHS Covid-19 App From today, the new NHS COVID-19 app is now available for FREE download in England and Wales. This app will help the nhs.uk understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives. (Thursday, 24 September 2020)
Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme - The Environment Agency is working with Calderdale Council to design and build a Flood Alleviation Scheme for Hebden Bridge. (Tuesday, 8 September 2020)
Step-free Access Map and Guide: Hebden Bridge Disability Access Form has issued the third edition of its Town Centre Step-free Access Map and Guide, first published in Spring 2018 (Tuesday, 8 September 2020)
The Big Autumn Clean-up - The aim of the Big Autumn Clean is for the community to come together, clean up their local environment and have fun, which of course means staying safe at all times. (Tuesday, 1 September 2020)
Hebden Bridge Camera Club Exhibition: The August Bank Holiday weekend saw the start of the Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition. But for the first time, because of Covid-19, the exhibition is online. (Tuesday, 1 September 2020)
Hebden Royd community groups invited to apply for financial grants from Town Council's Community Funding Budget. Each year, the Town Council welcomes applications from community groups 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. (Thursday, 20 August 2020)
Hebden Bridge Picture House Donates to Todmorden Food Bank: The Picture House was left holding large amounts of non-perishable goods from the kiosk, since it's temporary closure in March, now donated to Todmorden Food Bank and Drop-In. (Friday, 14 August 2020)
7-year-old's Letter Impresses Hebden Royd Town Council Mayor - Lottie Cliffe, a 7-year-old from Hebden Bridge, wrote a letter to Hebden Royd Town Council Mayor Cllr Val Stevens, to express her concern at the amount of litter in Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge. (Tuesday, 11 August 2020)
Hebden Royd in Bloom! Emma Green, Neighbourhood Manager said: "This year HRTC was delighted to provide a hanging basket for free to local businesses, to brighten up the streets and shop fronts around Hebden Royd."
Hebden Royd Town Council Celebrates 25 years of Twinning with Warstein A remote meeting was held on Friday 31st July 2020 to celebrate 25 years of twinning between Warstein and Hebden Royd.
Natural England Updates Countryside Code - Eg, leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home. Don’t have BBQs or fires. Keep dogs under effective control. (Friday, 31 July 2020)
Some people can’t wear face coverings In settings where face coverings are required, there are some circumstances, for health, age or equality reasons, where people are not expected to wear face coverings. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others. (Friday, 31 July 2020)
CROWS are back! Community Rights of Way Service (CROWS) are back improving and maintaining footpaths and bridleways in the Upper Calder and Ryburn Valleys.(Monday, 20 July 2020)
BFI Boost for Hebden Bridge Picture House who are proud recipients of the BFI Film Audience Network Covid-19 Resilience Fund - with thanks to the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery. (Monday, 13 July 2020)
Hebden Royd Town Council Mayor visits local businesses She thanked them for providing much needed services for all the residents of Hebden Royd. Now that non-essential retailers can begin to trade it is more important than ever to support the local high street. (Friday, 3 July 2020)
Hebden Bridge & District Old People’s Welfare Committee is the Mayor’s chosen charity. Cllr Stevens said, "This recent crisis has highlighted just how devastating Covid 19 has been to older people and this is why I have chosen the Old People's Welfare Committee as my charity for this year". (Thursday, 25 June 2020)
Picture House Statement - Whilst we remain closed due to the continuing risks of Coronavirus, we want to reassure our customers that we will be re-opening our doors to you all in early to mid Autumn. Read more (Tuesday, 23 June 2020)
Contact Tracing: If you've got Covid19 symptoms and would like support during self-isolation and help for your contacts, please call Upper Calder Valley Contact Tracing and Support mutual aid group on 07544 446147 - see leaflet
Mayor thanks businesses: The Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, Cllr Val Stevens would like to express her heartfelt thanks to all the local businesses who remained open during the recent Covid 19 lockdown period. (Friday, 19 June 2020)
Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contribution of asylum seekers and refugees, and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary. This year it will be held from 15-21 June with the theme 'Imagine', and everyone is welcome.
A New Mayor for Hebden Royd - On Wednesday 10th June, Hebden Royd Town Council held its Annual Meeting of the Town Council remotely. The main item of business was to elect our new Mayor for the coming year. Cllr Valerie Stevens was nominated and with all in favour, was duly elected as the new Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council.
Tribute to our retiring Mayor This evening Wednesday 10th June, Hebden Royd Town Council will hold its Annual Meeting of the Town Council remotely, at this meeting a new Mayor will be elected.
Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme - The Environment Agency is working with Calderdale Council to design and build a Flood Alleviation Scheme for Hebden Bridge. To carry out this work, there will be a need for localised pavement diversions to close off access to specific areas. (Tuesday, 9 June 2020)
Calder Valley Radio Hebden Royd Town Council is proud to have supported the creation of the new Calder Valley Radio, through its Community Funding Scheme. (2 June 2020)
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)