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News from June 2007

    Hebden Bridge Arts Festival - official opening Saturday 30th June
    Elmet Trust Meeting Tuesday 3rd July
    Mytholmroyd Station Partnership Meeting - Wednesday 4th July
    more info - posted 29th June, 2007

    Health Centre Clamping - Clamped motorist rings friend with hammer and chisel to remove clamp. A car was clamped today and the driver phoned a friend who came in another vehicle with hammer and chisel and snapped the padlock, took the clamp off and put the clamp in their motor and drove off. More of this story from Jon Duerden in forum posted 27th June, 2007

    Residents persuade Councillors to reject plans for apartments at the old Health Centre in Mytholmroyd - See forum posted 27th June, 2007

    High water

    Flood sirens went off in Mytholmroyd at 10.50 am. Calder High open evening tonight - cancelled. Power cut in Mytholmroyd for 3 hours. More info - Environment Agency posted 25th June, 2007

    Campaign to make Hebden Bridge PLASTIC BAG FREE Hebden Bridge traders and residents are rising to the challenge to abandon plastic bags.More info - Hebweb, posted 22nd June, 2007

    MIDGLEY PAGEANT - Saturday June 30th - 2pm Start. Pageant Day is drawing near for the residents of Midgley as they prepare to celebrate their history, heritage and vibrant community as a hill-top village. More - Hebweb, posted 21st June, 2007

    A message from Alan Brooks. Alan Brooks wishes to say a big "thank you" to all those people who have supported him by sending cards, letters or visiting him in hospital following his operation. He says all of this has contributed greatly to his recovery. - posted 18th June 2007

    Rose Wheeler

    Hebden Bridge Arts Festival - Box office now open Eccentric mix of music, comedy, drama, talks and exhibitions, open studios and open gardens. more info- posted 18th June 2007

    The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail in Mytholmroyd - Next weekend (22-24 June) The Elmet Trust presents its inaugural festival in Mytholmroyd, the birthplace of the late Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. Poets Simon Armitage, Amanda Dalton, Thomas Lynch and Ian McMillan join us for a weekend of poetry, walks, talks and celebration. more- posted 18th June 2007

    'A stage for the performance of heaven' Next weekend (22-24 June) in the Calder Valley, the Ted Hughes Festival will be celebrating the poet's work and the places that inspired him I've come to Ted Hughes's birthplace with Donald Crossley, one of his closest childhood friends. "He always said this valley was his tuning fork," says Donald, as he leads me up these narrow stairs." William Cook, The Guardian Saturday June 16 2007 more- posted 17th June 2007

    Walkleys Clogs - new application for 51 apartments - originally was for 32!
    Change of use of "Walkleys Canalside Mill" to provide 51 apartments including the reinstatement of the fifth storey of the original mill together with demolition of eastern extension and its replacement with a four storey building at Canalside Mill, Mytholmroyd See Planning Watch - Hebweb.
    See also news item on the Mytholmroyd Net - Jan 2006.posted 14th June 2007

    Rose Wheeler

    This photo - courtesy of Rose Wheeler

    Latest from Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action Group
    more info and photos - posted 14th June, 2007

    Developing Hebden Bridge: Report of last night's crowded public meeting at the White Lion. Garden Street development questions still unanswered. Group to revive Civic Trust. Once again, the upstairs meeting room at the White Lion was packed, with standing room only and at times people crowded into the hallway outside. This latest "development watchdog" meeting was chaired by Angie Cairns. Hebweb - more - posted 14th June, 2007

    Alan Brooks and Elizabeth Wrathall receive community service awards from Hebden Royd Town Council. Halifax Courier: more - posted 8th June, 2007

    Developing Hebden Bridge and surrounding villages.
    Next meeting 13th June - 7.30 upstairs at the White Lion, Hebden Bridge. See report of previous meeting: here - posted 8th June, 2007

    Wadsworth Parish Boundary Walk Sunday 10th June 2007
    The walk takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Pennines passing through the wooded valleys of Hardcastle Craggs with its rocky ravines and tumbling streams and the commanding heights of the Luddenden valley. form and details - Hebweb, 8th June, 2007

    On track for a top rail award - Mytholmroyd Community Railway Partnership
    TWO railway groups that helped transform a pair of Calderdale stations have been nominated for a national award. more - Halifax Courier, posted 8th June, 2007

    Work starts on church hall - St Michael's Parish Church, Mytholmroyd.
    WORK to give a dilapidated church hall a new lease of life has begun. more - Halifax Courier, posted 8th June, 2007

    The Delph in Mytholmroyd.
    is in line for a tidy up following reports from residents. - posted 31st May 2007

    The Calderdale Freecycle group.
    is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! One main rule: everything posted must be free. - posted 25th May 2007

    Clamping in Mytholmroyd
    See BBC news item: Wheel-clamper escapes Asbo threat.
    Daily Mail: Car clamper to get ASBO for 'intimidating motorists'
    Register an interest in the next Patient Participation meeting - before 15th June: details in discussion forum, posted 25th May, 2007

    Clamper faces possible ASBO
    Look North last night - Carstoppers
    are in court on Friday and could have an ASBO imposed. Carstoppers have been at the Health Centre in Mytholmroyd since October. Watch the video now on BBC Look North here -
    See also: Yorkshire Post AN employee of a notorious car clamping company which has brought misery to visitors...accused of "intimidating and aggressive behaviour" more
    See also: discussion forum
    See also: previous discussion thread
    See also: Clamping at Mytholmroyd Health Centre, posted 24th May, 2007

    Mobile Phone Transmitter - Mytholmroyd. Discussion forum - "There is currently a planning application under review to mount a three antenna, T-mobile base station transmitter in St. Michael's church tower." more - posted 21st May, 2007

    Rosie Edwards

    Golden girl: Rosie Edwards on her way to success in the Yorkshire Championships. Rosie Edwards from Mytholmroyd won two gold medals in the Yorkshire Track and Field Championships at Cudworth, Barnsley over the weekend. - Halifax Courier 16th May. more - posted 16th May, 2007

    Arts Festival programme launched more - posted 12th May, 2007

    Cash grant for Hughes festival - Hebden Bridge Times. more - posted 12th May, 2007

    two towns

    Two towns united in sorrow
    Sunday 13th May) is the British Heart Foundation "over the edge" bike ride from Rochdale to Hebden Bridge and back.
    Jason Addy will do the ride - wearing a white suit and mask to raise awareness about asbestos disease and the bond between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale. Watch for him between 10.00 and 10.30 through Hebden Bridge. more - posted 12th May, 2007

    Town/Parish Election results. more info - posted 5th May, 2007

    Local Election results
    Calder: Liberal Democrats hold Calder seat but just by 77 votes.
    Luddendenfoot: Conservatives gain seat from Liberal Democrats by just two votes !
    more info - posted 4th May, 2007

    Developing Hebden Bridge and surrounding villages.
    Standing room only at packed public meeting
    There was a full house last night at the lively public meeting at The White Lion, Hebden Bridge. more info - posted 3rd May, 2007

    Proposed apartments on former Health Centre site. Further Petition in Brookes newsagents Mytholmroyd - Amended plans submitted - sign before 9th May. see Forum - 30th April 2007

    Public Meeting 2nd May - an independent forum for Hebden Bridge and surrounding villages. A public meeting has been organised for 7.30pm Wednesday 2nd May, upstairs at The White Lion, Hebden Bridge. This is to discuss recent developments and 'improvements' in Hebden Bridge and surrounding villages. The intention is to oppose unsympathetic development and to promote development that is more in-keeping with the character of the town. The meeting will consider setting up an independent, non-political forum. All welcome! For more info contact Nick Wilding

    Local Elections - Full list of candidates and their blogs - here - Hebweb coverage posted 30th April, 2007

    Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action Group - Walks - Wood Top - Tuesday 1 May at 6.30, Scout Road - Thursday 3 May at 6pm, Churn Milk Joan - Tuesday 15 May at 4pm. All walks meet at Mytholmroyd station (Manchester side). Notes for walks to Wood Top and Churn Milk Joan will be available on the day. If you need copies before then, please let me know, and I'll email them to you. Jill Liddington Next meeting will be on Tuesday 22 May at 7.30 pm in the Shoulder of Mutton. - posted 29th April, 2007

    Robbie Coltrane comes to Mytholmroyd. You tube video - posted 24th April, 2007

    Dock Pudding 2007

    It's a Cracker - best kept secret since Dock Pudding. Robbie Coltrane surprise contestant at Dock Pudding Contest comes 2nd. Pictured with winner Darren Kay and Mayor of Hebden Royd Council - Councillor Betty Ward. Sunday 22nd April 2007.

    News Update with feedback from Robbie. The Hebden Bridge Web and Mytholmroyd Net have been informed that Robbie really enjoyed himself at the Dock Pudding Competition. Received 23rd April. Feedback from Robbie:

    Hebweb Gallery photos:

    M'royd net photos and report - more photos added 23rd April, 2007

    More photos - from Jason Gregory - added 23rd April, 2007

    World Championship Dock Pudding Contest Mytholmroyd Community Centre - Sunday 22nd April 2007. Open 9.30am; competition 1.30pm-3.30pm (bar open from 12pm). Don't forget there's a Car Boot sale too. Halifax Courier article and video. Doris Hurst prepares to defend her title. more - posted 18th April, 2007

    First meeting of Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action Group - Thursday 26 April, 7.30 pm. Dusty Miller, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd. more - posted 18th April, 2007


MILLTOWN MEMORIES Spring Issue 2006 - more info Gone Walkabout - 24 walks in the Calder Valley by Anna Carlisle published by Pennine Pens. Buy online now

Award winning local writer, Glyn Hughes, has sent the Mytholmroyd Net one of his unpublished poems which we are pleased to include here.

Carpe Diem by Glyn Hughes

Ted Hughes of Mytholmroyd

New Mytholmroyd sign

The new sign seen as you approach Mytholmroyd from Hebden Bridge at Fallingroyd says "Mytholmroyd, birth-place of Ted Hughes, poet laureate". Photo: M. Sunderland

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