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Hebden Royd Town Councillor Tony Hodgins, who is the Liberal Democrats prospective candidate for the Luddenden Foot Ward, is encouraging residents to have their say on the Ambition for Mytholmroyd draft action plan

Hebden Royd Town Councillor Tony Hodgins, who is the Liberal Democrats prospective candidate for the Luddenden Foot Ward, is encouraging residents to have their say on the Ambition for Mytholmroyd draft action plan

Residents are being asked to share their views on ambitions plans to shape the long-term future of a Calder Valley village.

Royd Regeneration has drawn up a nine point draft action plan that aims to shape the regeneration of Mytholmroyd for the next five years.

Drawn up by Eric Alston; Couns Simon Young, Christine Bampton-Smith and Tony Hodgins; and Hazel Scriven, with support from Calderdale Council officers, “Ambition for Mytholmroyd” is now available for public feedback.

Liberal Democrat for Luddenden Foot ward, Coun Tony Hodgins, a Royd Regeneration member who chaired the meeting when the plan was drawn up, said: “It’s very important for the village to have a direction going into the next five years.

“This is a draft plan for the next five years and what we’re wanting is for people to comment on it. We want them to tell us which things they want to be priorities and what they’re not so bothered about. Or if they want a priority to be added.

“It’s really a case of looking for comments and peoples approval - or not.”

The plan is split in to nine priorities, including; “establish Mytholmroyd as an adventure centre”; “business growth”; “making Mytholmroyd more accessible”; “public transport and the station”; “removing the blight of derelict buildings”; “housing”; “tackling flooding”; “traffic and the main road”; and “making the most of green spaces and the valley setting”.

Royd Regeneration’s 2007 action plan established a series of priority projects, and a strong ethos of partnership working has seen many of these delivered. These include the development of St Michael’s Square and Enterprise Hub, the development of the Ted Hughes’ birthplace and festival, refurbishment of the Memorial Gardens and improvements to the main roads.

To see a copy of the latest draft action plan, go to Mytholmroyd Library, the Erringden Room in St Michael’s Church, or email hazelscriven@btinternet.com. Feedback can be emailed to hazelscriven@btinternet.com or can be shared at the next meeting of Royd Regeneration at St Michael’s Church, on Tuesday, March 25.

 

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