New leisure facilities for neighbouring Brighouse and Sowerby Bridge have taken a step closer to reality. Although still subject to Cabinet approval, a comprehensive business plan has shown that they can be built at no additional cost to council tax payers. In addition, customers will pay no more to use them.
Hebden Bridge-based visual theatre company, Thingumajig Theatre, who co-produced the fabulously successful Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade earlier this year, will conclude their 2-month national tour of their play, “A November Day” with two performances at the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax. Sunday, 30 Nov. at 2:30pm and Monday, 1 Dec. at 10:30am.
Calderdale Councillors are to look at funding options to implement measures which could help reduce future flooding in the district. Members of the Regeneration and Development Scrutiny Panel will meet on Wednesday, November 26th to discuss the costs in detail and how they could be met. Early estimates suggest annual revenue costs of £247,000, with capital costs of between £75,000 and £275,000, each year for five years.
Several residents of Hebden Bridge are becoming increasingly concerned over the whereabouts of massive sums of money supposedly being held in trust by Hebden Royd & District Swimming Pool Association, and intended to fund the building of a new community swimming pool in the town. And rumours of massive accounting irregularites suggest that as much as £500,000 could have disappeared from a total of approximately £885,000 raised by the sale of land to Richardson Developments.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has today announced an earmarked awards totalling £3,170,000 made through its Landscape Partnership Scheme for Sefton Coast and the South Pennines. The HLF rural regeneration and landscape conservation Landscape Partnership Schemes highlight the diversity of the UK’s geography and its impact on our culture.
‘RELIEF,’ the first novel of Todmorden writer L.E. Butler, has been called “a promising debut” by the Historical Novels Review and “marvelous” by the journal Just About Write. Curled Up with a Good Book says “Butler has written a rich, dense first novel that envelopes the reader in early 20th-century Venice… Butler’s narrative is full of layers that she slowly reveals to the careful reader.”
Two police raids in the Hebden Bridge and Todmorden areas have seen dozens of suspected cannabis plants seized, and the arrest of three men. Following information discovered by police, a team of officers searched a house in the Callis Wood area of Hebden Bridge on Monday 27th October, resulting in the seizure of scores of plants which have now been sent for analysis by forensic experts.
Police investigations into the recent discovery of a woman’s body in the River Calder at Hebden Bridge, have concluded that her death was not suspicious. Mother of three young children, 41 year-old Sarah Kryeziu was found face down in the river on Monday 27th October at approximately 9am.
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- Posted: 13 February 2011Council Budget Proposals Show Cabinet Has Listened
- Posted: 9 February 2011Meeting To Secure Future Of Picture House
- Posted: 7 February 2011Summer’s coming…and it’s going to be wearing a squid hat!
- Posted: 4 February 2011Council Funding To Support Local Business
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