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Oxenhope Parish Council Agenda – 12 August 2015

The agenda for our next meeting on 12th August 2015 is available on our website. Continue Reading Oxenhope Parish Council Agenda – 12 August 2015

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Former Hawksbridge Chapel Centenary Fete

Centenary Fun Day Thursday 6th August 2015 – Oxenhope 2-4pm

The renovation of the Hawksbridge Chapel into a family home will be the subject of Channel 4’s Restoration Man programme to be aired early next year.

To mark the centenary of the chapel opening, there will be a celebration fete on Thursday 6th August at the former Hawksbridge Baptist Chapel. Everyone welcome, it would be lovely to see lots of people there celebrating this wonderful village.
2pm to 4pm.

Please share with former congregation members who may not be online.  Thank you.


See article in Keighley News for more information

Village Fete

Oxenhope residents and visitors turned out in good number to enjoy the annual village fete on Saturday 18 July.

Despite an adverse forecast the weather held good, making for a very enjoyable afternoon.

The Fell Race, which was the opening event of the fete, attracted 32 runners. It was won by Daniel Cross coming in at 23 minutes 33 seconds. Further results are summarised below.

This year visitors enjoyed a dog agility display by Sowerby Bridge based Ulti-mutts Agility, and a number of visitors had a go with their own dogs, receiving helpful guidance and insights from the trainers.

The afternoon favoured the fairer sex with both the ladies and the girls winning the adult and child tug of war competitions.

Stalls run by different village organisations reported a brisk trade and the fairground rides were enjoyed by the younger children. Haworth Band provided a varied programme of popular melodies and the afternoon concluded with a sellout Duck Race in the beck, followed by a raffle prize draw, with Oxenhope resident Gareth Halsall winning the star prize, an LED TV.

Ken Eastwood, Chair of the Millennium Green Trust, said, “I’d like to thank everyone involved with the fete, including our sponsors, exhibitors and the volunteers who worked tirelessly before, during and after the event. Early indications are that the fete generated a record surplus which will make a much needed contribution to the upkeep of the Millennium Green, for the ongoing enjoyment of the village.”


The Green in Oxenhope was created as part of the project to create 250 Greens across the UK, around the turn of the Millennium (2000/2001). Managed by a charitable trust for the benefit of the local community, maintenance and upkeep is entirely funded from the proceeds of the annual fete and voluntary donations.


View photographs from the fete here.

Fell Race

Race distance 3.3 miles, rising to 500ft

1st MaleDaniel CrossHyde Park 23.33
2nd MaleChris MannHyde Park 23.46
3rd MaleLukas LeeKeighley & Craven AC 25.09
1st FemaleHelen GloverKeighley & Craven AC 24.00
2nd FemaleRebecca RogersHyde Park 29.19
3rd FemaleClaire GeesonHyde Park 30.19
1st Veteran (Over 50) MaleKen FoxHyde Park 29.50
1st Veteran (Over 50) FemaleSue RobertsTodmorden 36.21
1st Veteran (Over 40) FemalePaula WilliamsKeighley & Craven AC 35.39
1st Local MaleKarl MilliganMarsh Harriers 28.27
1st Local FemaleLisa Holmes Unattached 32.16


Winning prize numbers not yet claimed:-




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Oxenhope Parish Council Agenda – 8 July 2015

The agenda for our next meeting on 8th July 2015 is available on our website. Continue Reading Oxenhope Parish Council Agenda – 8 July 2015

Ovenden Moor Wind farm

Ovenden Moor Wind Farm

The first meeting of a Community Liaison Group was held in Halifax on June 2nd. The aim of the Group is to keep local residents and interested Groups up to date with the construction programme, beginning with decommissioning in August 2015, and to liaise with the communities surrounding the site.

E.ON Energy will be contributing £45k per annum to a Community Benefit Fund, available to local communities. Continue Reading Ovenden Moor Wind Farm

Councillor David Ashcroft

Oxenhope duck pond clean up

A NEGLECTED amenity in the centre of Oxenhope could receive a clean-up later this year once potential legal or ecological obstacles have been overcome.

The duck pond off Station Road has become choked up with undergrowth.

People keen to see it cleared have set up a Facebook page called Clean up the Horseshoe Dam. Continue Reading Oxenhope duck pond clean up

Councillor Tony Maw, Chair of Oxenhope Parish Council

Councillor Tony Maw elected as chair

A NEW chairman has been elected for Oxenhope Parish Council.

Councillor Tony Maw (pictured) replaces former chairman Neal Cameron, who stepped down from the council earlier this month. Continue Reading Councillor Tony Maw elected as chair

Tom Moses - JLT Condor pro cyclist

Midnight or Bust Sportive

Sue Ryder has announced a new cycling event – a midnight or bust sportive – in memory of local cycling enthusiast, Frank O’Dwyer. Continue Reading Midnight or Bust Sportive

Website Refresh

Oxenhope Parish Council is delighted to announce the launch of a refreshed Oxenhope Online website for the village.
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