Initiatives and campaigns

Budget proposals about Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre

Calderdale Council’s savings options include proposals to close or move Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre. Our view is that although making savings in tourism may be inevitable, the current proposals are unclear and do not make any sense. We are therefore asking for a pause and consultation with organisations involved in the local Visitor economy.

Below are a copy of the budget proposal and the HBWA response.

Calderdale visitor centres proposed savings

Calderdale Visitor centres position paper

At the moment, most of our time is being spent on producing a new self guided walk leaflet (should be out by Easter) and launching the Heart of the Pennines initiative, so there are no live campaigns at present.

Calderdale Countryside Service and Rights of Way .
Both these departments are continually under review as part of the Council’s cut backs. There may well be a need to respond to any major cutbacks.

Further ideas for the future

  • Liaise with Pennine walking Festival this year
  • Revisit idea of leading walks
  • Get 6 inch map of area produced