News, Features and forthcoming Events
Hebden Bridge Comedy Club on 11 August features Alex Boardman and Jonathan Mayor
Skateboard pool causes sickness and diarrhoea: Some teenagers are suffering from sickness and diarrhoea after swimming in the skateboard park filled with river water. See Calendar report and now Mail Online.
Brown's Site Retail Assessment: Questions are being raised over a new Retail Assessment which backs plans for a supermarket. The assessment was made available on the Calderdale website at the end of last week. More info (15 July)
Hebden Bridge in the sunshine: Free hugs were being given out in the square Sunday (14 July). "So Hebden Bridge," onlookers commented.
Left Unity and People's Assembly movement comes to Hebden Bridge, to oppose the current Coalition Government's austerity policies, and to present an alternative to Labour's reaction to these policies. More info
July floods one year on. Above Hebden Bridge, basking in the July 2013 heatwave. Hover over image to see the same scene a year ago today, 9 July 2012. See HebWeb report of the July 2012 floods.
Above: Jill Liddington with family, friends and supporters at the start of her walk. More photos and background to Jill's walk to raise money for British Thyroid Foundation. (7 July)
R2's Jeremy Vine covers the burlesque debate - slide to 98 minutes into the programme.
Craig Whittaker MP asked a question yesterday in Parliament: What discussions has he (the Minister) had on the effect of the Government's energy policies on the Welsh economy?
Canal Walk to London: Historian Jill Liddington to walk canals to London. Next Saturday, a 200-mile sponsored walk to raise funds for British Thyroid Foundation sets out from the Hebden Bridge hump-back bridge (by PO), assemble 10am, depart at 10.30. Read more. (3 July)
Burlesque Festival barred from Hebden Bridge Picture House: Organisers of Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival were left reeling after a request to their Local Council to stage an event in Hebden Bridge’s historic Picture House was rejected. Read the story. And read extensive and passionate discussion on the HebWeb Forum
John Cooper Clarke at the Picture House last night (30 June) - see more festival photos from Craig Shaw
The Bakehouse, bringing bread, bikes and bods together - a Workers’ Co-op pedalling the first community bakery in the Upper Calder Valley - baking Real Bread as defined by the Real Bread movement. More info (17 July)
Off Stage Choices - At the recent University of Third Age session, Andrew Rawlinson recounted his theatre experience from Tod Operatic to General Manager of a leading Theatre Group. More info (18 July)
Latest Minutes of Hebden Royd Town Council now online, including last week's meeting where the Picture House booking policy was discussed.
Demolition on Old Gate began Monday, 15th July, described on the HebWeb Forum as "one the oldest remaining buildings in the Town Centre". Old Gate was closed to traffic. Click photo to enlarge (15 July)
More photos of Jill Liddington's walk to raise money for the British Thyroid Foundation from those who have joined her for part of the walk to London.
Hebden Bridge Police Station update: local groups may have right to bid for building.
'Haberdashery’ Arts Trail: As part of the Hebden Bridge WI Summer Rag Marke, the WI are holding a competition and opportunity for Artists and Crafts people to showcase their work around the Town. More info
Burlesque Debate: at last night's meeting (10th), Hebden Royd Council decided to set up a sub-committee to establish a booking policy for the Picture House. See response from Burlesque Festival. Over a thousand have signed the petition and there are over 100 messages in the HebWeb Forum thread.
Eastwood Recycling Centre to close for nearly 6 months: A major revamp at the Centre means it will be closed from August 2013 to late December 2013. Read more. (2 July)
School Sculpture Trail: Mill to Moorland: Hebden Royd School pupils have once again created artwork for a Sculpture Trail around the base of Lumb Mill Chimney in Colden Clough. See photos and read more. (27 June)
Flooding one year on - Council Leader urges more Government action as Calderdale's Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel visit Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden this week. Read more. (26 June)
Handmade Parade Report: Wonderfully colourful and creative, dazzling and inventive - and flying pigs! Read this year's final report on the Handmade Parade. See also HebWeb gallery of photos. (24 June)
BBC R4 You and Yours covered floods and insurance on Monday, 24 June and interviewed businesses in Hebden Bridge (7 mins in) including new Workers Co-op, Valley Organics.
Poet Simon Armitage in Hebden Bridge today unveiling words from young writers carved into stone below the wavy steps, part of the Arts Festival
Street Sundae come rain or shine: Street events on Sunday include Flamenco, choirs, harpists, man in a box, stories, magicians, music, dance, laughter, typefaces of Hebden Bridge and much more. Read more and download Sundae programme
ARTS FESTIVAL sets new record for sell out events: Hebden Bridge Arts Festival has set a new record with four sold out gigs a week before festivities kick off on June 22. Read more
FOUR SHORT-LISTED LABOUR PARTY CANDIDATES sent detailed replies to seven questions posed by the HebWeb. Read their replies. In the next few days, one of these candidates will be selected to represent Labour to fight Craig Whittaker at the next General Election.
Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth at the Picture House, broadcast live from Manchester's International Festival, on 20th July.
Tree felling in the Colden Valley. The Arvon Foundation seeks permission for felling 40 trees in the Colden Valley. Arvon at Lumb Bank is a former residence of Ted Hughes, former Poet Laureate who had a special reverence for nature, trees and the Calder Valley. Read more (31 May)
Hebden Bridge Blues Festival: See more photos from photographer Craig Shaw
HEBDEN BRIDGE IN 2020.
HB Partnership proposals include: rebuilding the iconic Buttress Brink; removal of traffic lights from the centre, the market's removal to Lees Yard, lifts at the railway station, new pedestrian bridge from Holme Street to Fairfield, bandstand in the park and much more. More info (16 May)
Lee Mill Road: limited access for two weeks from Monday, 20th May due to resurfacing.
Small ads: Received Sat 18th - "I've had an overwhelming response and the property is now let"
Hour Car - Community owned car club. Cars in Hebden, Mytholmroyd and Todmorden. Our fleet includes an electric car. See Listings
Guardian covers the Fox: Community Spirit: Residents rally to save historic pub. (21 June)
More flooding in Calderdale would 'finish' towns: see BBC news item. (19 June)
Hebden Royd Town Council: latest newsletter: New Mayor, Community Awards and details of grants awarded to community groups.
Yorkshire Life: 10 reasons to love Hebden Bridge
Workers' Co-op takes over Valley Organics. The organic grocers on Market Street, which has been selling good organic produce and wholefoods for more than 12 years, is about to be owned and run by its employees - as a workers’ co-operative. Read more
Our MP Craig Whittaker voted in Parliament yesterday against gay marriages.
Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs - I'm a local jewellery designer-maker with several collections of silver, pearl and gemstone jewellery for all occasions. See Listings
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Calderdale Coalition breaks down over welfare cuts. Calderdale Council's coalition of Labour and Liberal Democrats lasted three years. It has now ended. The HebWeb was first to break this story on the afternoon of 24 April. Read more
Calderdale, including Hebden Bridge, was on Countryfile, Sunday 21st April
HebWeb Listing a-z
Canal Narrowboat holidays - Shire Cruisers boating holiday. Explore the Pennine waterways, canals and rivers in a narrow boat. See Listings
Hole in the Wall sold to a tap water pressure group. See Forum
Where to stay: Over a dozen bed and breakfast and self catering listings have been added or renewed in the past month.
Commemorative Memorial to those harmed by exposure to Asbestos. This morning, 13 April a commemorative memorial plaque, to remember those who have died or been harmed by asbestos exposure, was unveiled with a ceremony in Pecket Well. Read more
Bridge Mill: History on our doorstep. Justine Wyatt, with the support of the mill’s current owner David Fletcher, has uncovered more of the story of the building, and gave a fascinating talk to the Hebden Bridge Local History Society. Read more (3 April)
Hebden Bridge: the coolest place to live in Britain, according to the Times. Read about what The Times said.
Calder High Student Walkout - ten years ago. As Britain was about to invade Iraq, Calder High students led local protests. Headteacher David Scott was forced to close the school on the day of the invasion and subsequently suspended 13 students. Calder High students demonstrated all day in Hebden Bridge. Read the HebWeb news reports from March 2003.
Bernard Ingham column ended: campaigners have learned that Bernard Ingham has been told his longrunning column in the HB Times has ended. They had been calling on Ingham to apologise for what he said about Hillsborough. Read more (27 Feb)
Horsemeat: Todmorden slaughterhouse raided and closed by food standard officials. See Guardian report
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Five hundred words on Hebden Bridge - "Everything in the house was heated by the fire, all the old terraced houses used coal for heat and cooking back then, the valley had a serious smog problem." Read more from Dave Bridges' 500 words.
Jason Elliott's 500 Faces of Hebden Bridge
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Guardian Northerner: Hebden Bridge the UK's coolest place? The Yorkshire Paradise has won its fourth accolade in a decade. Born, brought up and living here, Rachel Pickering is loyal, but has one or two cautionary thoughts. (25 March)
Hebden Bridge woman refuses to pay taxes for war. Peggy Thomas, a retired teacher, living in Hebden Bridge, is refusing to pay the Inland Revenue some of her income tax. She is a conscientious objector, against taxes being used for warfare. Read more (22 March)
Guardian Northerner: Jill Robinson's last column reflects on how, arriving in Hebden Bridge 30 years ago, she felt immediately at home, even though the "Tories were gunning for single parents."(20 March)
HebWeb archive: quickly view HebWeb home pages of the past few years.
Guardian Northener: A Dark Water - remembering Sylvia Plath in Hebden Bridge and how she and Ted Hughes might have fared better in the Hebden Bridge of today. (1 Feb)
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Hebden Bridge and its Co-op featured in this Radio Four programme - about 11 minutes in
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