Tour of the town halls: Hebden Bridge

Fully equiped for the tour

In 2010 Hebden Bridge Community Association sucessfully completed an asset transfer agreement of the town hall from our local metropolitan borough council.  It gave the charity a 125 year leasehold ownership of the building and land which sees Hebden Bridge as one of the first communities in Britain to own its town hall in this way.

Last year the Community Association finally secured all the funding required for a major capital development on the land behind the original Victorian town hall.

 

What a view: the original town hall and the surrounding hills

The Hebden Bridge WI have comitted to move our meetings to the new town hall and we were thrilled  to be invited on a hard hat tour whilst the building is still under construction.  It was pretty exciting walking around the site knowing we’ll soon be using this building on a regular basis.

Sarah Lister-Blow conducts the tour

The town hall will open this summer featuring the Waterfront Hall, a riverside courtyard and enterprise facilities to attract weddings, conferences and businesses to Hebden Bridge.

We’re pleased to announce that the next Hebden Bridge WI Rag Market will be one of the first events on the calendar.  In what we’re considering our home warming celebration, we’re preparing our biggest Rag Market to date; running over two days and offering our usual bargains for crafters, sewists and vintage lovers.  We hope you’ll join us and take the opportunity to take a peek at our brand new home.

Work continues

 

Written and posted by Amy

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