News, Features and forthcoming Events
Community Festival and Event Fund launched: Organisers of events and festivals in Calderdale now have the opportunity to apply for up to £2000 in funding from Calderdale Council's recently launched community fund. More info (20 Sept)
Buses: Labour candidate takes bus boss for a ride. Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Calder Valley, Josh Fenton-Glynn, has highlighted concerns at cuts to bus routes by taking the boss of West Yorkshire's Transport Authority for a ride on one of the services set to be affected. More info (17 Sept)
HB Partnership offers Community groups their 'three minutes of fame'. More than twenty community organisations are expected to participate in HB Partnership's annual "Hebden Bridge, our town" review of the year. Read more (15 Sept)
Legendary Thespians Timothy West and Prunella Scales were in town filming a new Channel 4 series looking at the history of Britain's canals. Read more and see larger photo. (11 Sept)
Superfast broadband is coming:
Ten years after Hebden Bridge's very first broadband connections, following an effective community campaign, spearheaded by the HebWeb, we learn that over 90% of Calderdale will receive superfast fibre broadband from 2014. Read more (9 Sept)
Old Town Methodist Church closes after 150 years. Photo taken at the tea following the closing service and celebration on Sunday, 18 August.The church congregation started life meeting in the old weaving rooms above Club Houses before building the church. Click photo to enlarge
Wuthering Bytes: A Weekend Festival of Interesting Technology. 25 Talks and Workshops. See What's On for more info.
Fox and Goose share offer success: target reached and now exceeded. Co-operative Pub dream looks set to become reality. Background
The above picture shows how makeshift flood defences helped prevent Market Street being flooded again. The photo is reproduced thanks to the Facebook page Calder Valley Flood Victims. Click photo to enlarge.
Hebden Bridge Signal Box is one of 26 historic railway signal boxes across the country to get listed status. See Guardian report
Walk and Ride Festival: With the Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 less than a year away, this year’s Festival will feature a series of cycling events to whet the appetite of cyclists everywhere. More info
Phew! What a difference a year makes. The Daily Express compares last year's floods in Hebden Bridge to this year's heatwave.
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)
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
Hebden Bridge Comedy Club to feature Rob Rouse and Will Franken. A combination of popular telly comic Rob Rouse and quirky American act Will Franken mean tickets on the night are highly unlikely and buying sooner rather than later may be a good idea. More details. (19 Sept)
Eastwood Recycling Centre closure extends to five months. Calderdale and SITA apologise; no local alternative has been made available. Read more
History and Astronomy Societies' Autumn and Winter events now added to the HebWeb What's On section.
Seaport at Sunrise: Local writer, poet and artist Ian M. Emberson has written a novel which has its roots in his National Service in the 1950s. Read more about the book and what some readers have said. (5 Sept)
The Performance Ensemble: Plans are underway for an exciting community performance project for Calder Valley residents to be delivered in early 2014. If you are close to 60 or above and have lots of stories to tell, this is for you. Read more (6 Sept)
Northlight Art Studios - an art studio for the community!After it's Summer break, courses and workshops kick off again for another exciting year of creativity at the Back Door space. Read more (28 Aug)
A short History of the Little Theatre was recounted by Ray Riches to the University of the Third Age. (28 Aug)
Syria Vigil: Thurs. 29th Aug from 12 to 2.
Arts Festival thanks sponsors: Hebden Bridge Arts Festival have thanked their sponsors who helped them attract more than 11,000 people to events in a record number of local venues. (23 Aug)
£3 million boost to help reduce impact of flooding. Residents and businesses in the Upper Calder Valley will see the start of a £3 million programme to reduce the impact of flooding this autumn, especially in Mytholmroyd, Eastwood, Jumble Hole Clough and A646 flooding hotspots. (22 Aug)
Summit for Mytholmroyd: Calderdale Labour Group has today revealed plans for a cross-community summit on the future economic development and prosperity of Mytholmroyd, on Tuesday 24th September at St Michael's Church. Read more
Portuguese riders to visit Hebden Bridge: On Monday 26th August until Monday 2nd September, Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre will be host to five young Portuguese riders, their instructor Nuno and Secretary Thelma. Read more
Problem Puddle: In recent heavy rain, rising water stopped just short of the back doorway to Valley Organics. A few more inches and it would have flooded, causing thousands of pounds' worth of damage. Both Council and Water Authority deny responsibility. Read more
Mytholmroyd Swimming Pool: Calderdale approves plans. If all goes as is hoped, swimmers will be able to enjoy a local pool by Spring 2014. More funds are still needed. Read more and how you can donate.
Major changes to bus services serving Hebden Bridge are being considered, including a 10 minute service to Halifax and Todmorden, paid for by cuts to services to hilltop villages. See Metro's Bus Review page for Hebden Bridge and the HebWeb Forum.
Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Rally, organised by The Rotary Club, was held at Calder Holmes Park 3-4th August 2013. See What's On
Hebden Bridge Cold Calling Control Zone. The community of Dodnaze united in the fight to ensure their area stayed free from unwanted cold callers last week, six years after the zone, the first in Calderdale, was launched. More info
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)
Burlesque Debate: at it's meeting of 10th July, 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.
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
ABC Coaching & Counselling Services
Counselling from Dr Jim Byrne and coaching from Renata Taylor-Byrne. See Listings
HebWeb Listing a-z
Canal Narrowboat holidays - Shire Cruisers boating holiday. Explore the Pennine waterways, canals and rivers in a narrow boat. See Listings
Yorkshire Life: 10 reasons to love Hebden Bridge
"Unbelievable result Hebweb. So many enquiries in response to the small ad on your site and now have lovely new tenants. What a success - Thank you Hebweb." Message received 6 May.
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
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
Small Ads - "I am very pleased to say the response was terrific and both properties are now let." (Less than a week)
Small Ads - "We placed a job ad on the Hebweb recently, intending to keep it there for 2 weeks, but we had to take it down after 3 days due to the huge response generated"
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
Small Ads - I just wanted to let you know that through my small ad on your site I found my ideal new home, meeting all my requirements. Thank you very much for such a great resource
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)
HebWeb archive: quickly view HebWeb home pages of the past few years.
Small ads: "We've successfully rented our house. Thanks for an excellent service - I'll heartily recommend Hebweb, as our house was previously listed through an estate agent who didn't manage to get us a tenant in 3 months - through Hebweb we had 4 prospective tenants within a week." (4 Jan)
Hebden Bridge and its Co-op featured in this Radio Four programme - about 11 minutes in
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