The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge is one of a handfull of community-owned Town Halls in the UK and is a symbol of what a community can do when it pulls together with a common ambition and vision. A Grade 2 listed building dating from 1897, the original council office is a Victorian building with a rich history. The building has had many functions over the years and once was used as the local fire station.
In 2008 the Hebden Bridge Community Association was formed. Through an innovative Asset Transfer Scheme, the community association acquired the council offices from Calderdale Council on a 125 year lease. The vision was to transform, what was at the time, a barely used building falling into disrepair into a state-of-the-art centre for community and creative enterprise – putting it back at the centre of the town’s civic life as the Town Hall.
We visit the Town Hall regularly to hold meetings with potential new clients as well as meeting media outlets, it really is a great environment for business and pleasure alike, and you’ll be served a warm welcome by Graham and the team. Don’t forget to call into the famous cafe, their cakes are amazing! (We eat a lot of them!)