Group is helping to make plans for a brighter future
A community group has set about making Hebden Bridge a better place by developing an action plan to identify a series of achievable projects to improve the health and living experience of residents.
Hebden Bridge Partnership, the town team which brings together representatives of voluntary and community organisations, businesses, town and parish councils and Calderdale Council, is the leading force behind the plan.
Andrew Bibby, who chairs the partnership, said: “We will be putting forward ideas for a vibrant, creative and sustainable community. There are things we have already identified which could be achieved relatively easily, such as improvements to the old tennis courts and bowling green in the park. We want to progress the plans to relocate and improve the town’s market and to ensure our independent shops can continue to flourish.”
The new document will replace the action plan originally produced in 2005, which established a set of priority projects for the town, which have either been achieved or are in the process of being achieved.
The partnership hopes that its draft plan will promote widespread discussion and debate. “At this stage, the emphasis will be on thinking big, and seeing just what may be possible. Hebden Bridge is a strong community and, even though the financial climate is terrible, we’re sure that, with enough will, things are possible to achieve,” said Mr Bibby.
The draft plan will be put forward for public discussion in the summer and appropriately modified. It will then be available as a resource if the town decides to produce a formal Neighbourhood Plan, which under recent legislation can be used to help establish planning priorities. For more about the partnership call Mr Bibby on 01422 844026. To see the 2005 plan, visit www.ucvr.org.uk/page.php?ID=86.
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