Friends of Oxenhope School plan to produce a village calendar for 2016 and are launching a competition to find photographs to use. They are looking for present day photographs of different parts of the village and the surrounding countryside, taken throughout the year. Deadline for entry is Saturday 3rd October. Continue Reading Oxenhope Photography Competition
The agenda for our next meeting on 26th August 2015 is available on our website. Continue Reading Oxenhope Parish Council Agenda – 23 September 2015
Following requests from both Haworth and Hebden Bridge Visitor Centres, Hebden Bridge Walkers Action has produced a guide to walking between the two towns. The sixteen page route guide includes information about the area between the two towns, a map of the routes and detailed directions for walking the Pennine Way and Old Road routes. Continue Reading Launch of Haworth to Hebden Bridge Walking Guide
The agenda for our next meeting on 26th August 2015 is available on our website. Continue Reading Oxenhope Parish Council Agenda – 9 September 2015
The agenda for our next meeting on 26th August 2015 is available on our website. Continue Reading Oxenhope Parish Council Agenda – 26 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
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.
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.
Race distance 3.3 miles, rising to 500ft
|1st Male||Daniel Cross||Hyde Park||23.33|
|2nd Male||Chris Mann||Hyde Park||23.46|
|3rd Male||Lukas Lee||Keighley & Craven AC||25.09|
|1st Female||Helen Glover||Keighley & Craven AC||24.00|
|2nd Female||Rebecca Rogers||Hyde Park||29.19|
|3rd Female||Claire Geeson||Hyde Park||30.19|
|1st Veteran (Over 50) Male||Ken Fox||Hyde Park||29.50|
|1st Veteran (Over 50) Female||Sue Roberts||Todmorden||36.21|
|1st Veteran (Over 40) Female||Paula Williams||Keighley & Craven AC||35.39|
|1st Local Male||Karl Milligan||Marsh Harriers||28.27|
|1st Local Female||Lisa Holmes||Unattached||32.16|
Winning prize numbers not yet claimed:-
The agenda for our next meeting on 8th July 2015 is available on our website. Continue Reading Oxenhope Parish Council Agenda – 8 July 2015
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