Get creative at the Healthy Minds art & wellbeing group

healthy mindsThese informal, relaxed sessions usually take place the last Wednesday of the month and are for anyone who would like to take time out to be creative, express themselves & meet new people.

The next session will take place on Wednesday 27 January – 1pm to 3pm
At St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

For more information contact Dianne on 01422 345154 or email

Calderdale flood update – 6 January

Click here for the latest updates on Calderdale Floods

Includes Hebden Bridge, Elland, Mytholmroyd, Callis Bridge & Eastwood, Todmorden, Sowerby Bridge and Halifaxas well as information about flood relief grants.

Click here for Calderdale Councils latest flooding FAQs

Planning permission granted for employment scheme

The Sowerby Bridge Copley Valley development has taken another significant step forward having been granted detailed planning permission for approximately 80,000 sq ft (7,432 sq m) of new business units.

The four new industrial units of 31,500 sq ft (2,878 sq m), 22,000 sq ft (2,044 sq m), 16,250 sq ft (1,510 sq m) and 9,000 sq ft (836 sq m), will provide much needed high quality new business space… read more here…

Tree of Lights big switch on in Sowerby Bridge

Gather around the Ash Tree in the car park of The Village Restaurant, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge on Friday 20 November for the big light switch on at 6pm

You can also dedicate a light to a loved one for a minimum donation of £5.

All funds raised will go towards an external 24/7 access defibrillator to be located in the local community

Calderdale Local Plan Consultation

The Council is currently working to produce a Local Plan for Calderdale. This will set out a framework for how the District will grow over the next 15 years to meet the need for new homes and jobs. It will also identify sites for proposed development, and areas that will be protected.

The consultation starts at 12 noon on Friday 6 November and runs for 6 weeks until 5pm Friday 18 December. Residents and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on potential sites, and other aspects of the Local Plan, and the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for CIL.

We are very keen to encourage residents and others involved in the community to view the information on the Council’s website and make their comments on line, using the following links to the Local Plan page on the Council’s website.

The following drop-in events will be held around Calderdale and each will provide information covering the whole of the District. There is no need to register for these events, and people can come along to the venue that is the most convenient for them.

  • Monday 16 November – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 November – Halifax Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 19 November – Todmorden Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 21 November – Elland Library – 12pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday 24 November – Foundry Street Centre, Sowerby Bridge – 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 26 November – Mulberry Suite, Brighouse High School, – 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 8 December – Threeways Centre, Ovenden – 4pm to 7pm

To find out more visit and search Local Plan, or you can email or call 01422 392206

Halloween Ball for Sowerby Lights this weekend

SowerbyLights is holding a Halloween Ball this weekend with a Free drink & Pie n Peas supper as well as a Fantastic Live Band & Raffle.

Saturday 24 October – At 7.30pm
At St Peter’s Community Centre, Sowerby Bridge

Fancy dress is optional but there will be prizes for the best Costume!

Tickets cost £7.50 in advance and are available online at or £8 on the door; alternatively text Hallloween to 07789 908911.

Healthy Minds Art & Wellbeing Group

For anyone interested in participating in simple arts and crafts sessions to relax, play and explore their own creativity and the next sessions take place from 1 to 3pm at St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 30th September – seasonal beauty
    A mindful walk in the woods to sketch & collect
  • Wednesday 28th October – creative collage
    composing with textiles & images
  • Wednesday 25th November – light up the dark
    seasonal paper crafts & decorating candles

For more information & to book call Dianne on 01422 345154 or email