Booklet to shape landscape of town

The Calder Civic Trust has produced a booklet on Hebden Bridge
The Calder Civic Trust has produced a booklet on Hebden Bridge

A CIVIC group is hoping its new booklet will help safeguard the Hebden Bridge landscape for years to come.

“Hebden Bridge: Conservation Area” has been put together by the Calder Civic Trust and will “act as a useful reference for anyone looking to build in the town”.

Trust member David Groves said: “It has only been out for a month, but already it’s selling well.

“We were inspired to produce the booklet after Calderdale Council made a move to reassess the conservation areas in the district’s various local towns.

“As we are the local civic trust, we were approached to see if we would be willing to look at the conservation lines in the town.

“Our findings were then sent to the local authority and Jill Smith-Moorehouse edited them down into this booklet.

“It represents an up-to-date map of the town in terms of the conservation area and it can be seen as an educational tool for anyone looking to build in Hebden Bridge.”

David said the trust exists to keep a watching brief on new appropriate development, to maintain the integrity of the town for future generations.

The booklet includes information on the conservation areas, examples of how people can help preserve the character of the town with future developments, a history of the town, a map of the conservation area in Hebden Bridge, protected buildings and useful links for further research.

The booklet, priced at £1, will be available at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Saturday, October 13. It is also available at other venues in the town, including the Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre, New Road, and The Book Case, Market Street. For more information, visit