Todmorden Weir Minerals to ask Weir Head Office about fossil fuel divestment plans

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going into Weir_loresFollowing an unannounced visit by Climate Crime Unit Investigators on April 6th, the managing director of Weir Minerals in Todmorden has agreed to ask Weir Head Office whether the company warns shareholders of the risk attached to the Weir’s substantial investments in the fossil fuel industry, and if they have any plans for divesting from fossil fuels. Continue reading

New School of Natural Building in Attainable Sustainable #Todmorden

Straw Works, the leading UK company for strawbale building and design,  has launched the School of Natural Building (SNaB) in Todmorden following an increase in demand for their training courses.

Natural materials include strawbales, timber, lime, clay, hemp, sheepswool, woodfibre board, brick, stone and other materials.  Many are plant based materials, usually wi.th low-embodied energy because they are not very processed and often available locally. Continue reading

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What to do with your rubbish while Eastwood centre’s closed

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If you’re wondering about where to take your rubbish now that Eastwood recycling centre’s closed because a disgruntled employee trashed the place with a digger, here’s the Council’s latest info:

The nearest centres, which are open as normal, are:

  • Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd, Mearclough, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3LF
  • Halifax, Lee Bank, Ovenden Road, Halifax, HX3 5PN

An additional two bags of refuse per household will be collected on waste collection days in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge while Eastwood is closed. Continue reading

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Warm in Winter, Cool Forever – New Straw Works building courses!

Straw Works, a Todmorden company run by award winning strawbale builder Barbara Jones, is running a new series of courses in Todmorden over the winter.

Barbara Jones at Incredible Edible Mytholm's Field Day in March

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Funding for Sowerby Bridge & Todmorden households’ energy saving measures

Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden wards are on the Department of Energy & Climate Change list of areas where households and social housing landlords will be eligible for Carbon Saving Community Obligation Support under the upcoming Green Deal. This means that households won’t have to repay the full costs of installing energy saving measures.
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Public Calderdale Council Scrutiny Panel meeting about aftermath of floods

All members of the public are welcome to attend the next meeting of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel, on 26th July at 6pm in Todmorden Town Hall. The Calder Valley floods will be the only item on the agenda.
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Hebden Bridge & Tod bus services changes from Sunday 24th June 2012.

You can download the new  West Yorkshire Metro timetable (PDF file) for Hebden Bridge & Todmorden here.

Here’s WY Metro info that The free bus service has been extended to 29th June for all journeys on Hebden Bridge services A, B, C. D & E and Todmorden services T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 T6, T8 & T9FlexiBus services 1 & 2 and service 906, because of the recent poor service during the transition from the Tyrer Bus contract.

If you have problems with poor public transport, you can use FixMyTransport website to report it to the transport operator. You can use this site to contact any transport operator in the UK – the website admin people will send your message direct to the transport operator’s Customer Services department. They put your message online, too. That way, others can read your problems, and offer support and advice.