Newly re-opened town hall cafe looks for a fresh start

Sian Bladon, left, and Emma Barber, at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall cafe.

Sian Bladon, left, and Emma Barber, at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall cafe.

The cafe at Hebden Bridge Town Hall finally re-opened this week following its sudden closure before Christmas.

And new supervisors Sian Bladon and Emma Barber hope to make it a focal point of the building, with plans to host festivals - but mainly serving the many businesses in the St George’s Street building.

Sian, 22, said: “We’re both very excited to be working in such a diverse place.

“There’s lots of businesses in the town hall with lots of interesting people so it’s a great opportunity and a really exciting place to work.”

And Emma, 24, said the plan is to take advantage of the cafe’s space and accessibility by targeting mothers with prams and wheelchair users. She said the cafe is also dog-friendly.

With an alcohol licence, the cafe will also cater for parties and functions, as well as hosting the occasional real ale and cider festival.

Emma said: “In the summer we’re going to use the courtyard, so hopefully that will attract a few people.

“There’s is a whole range of things that we’re planning to do. It’s going to be very exciting.

“We’re also trying to use all local suppliers.

“It’s important for us to try and boost the local economy by using local independent suppliers.

For more information, call 01422 417295 or visit www.hebdenbridgetownhall.org.uk/cafe.




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