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From Bug hotels to Clogs

There is a bit of a change here in Mytholmroyd – we’ve had rain, but also some sun. The resulting overblown, wild appearance of our embankments is causing concern here abouts. We are definitely not a ‘parks and garden’ environment, but even I have to concede that something must be done! The recently installed ‘bug hotels’ are being hidden from view by rampaging we..ds, I mean wild flowers! Therefore the tidy brigade will be in sight very soon!

Last week we enjoyed a visit from our young artists of the local Academy – Burnley Road; the ‘unveiling ceremony’ of the youngsters’ art was done by the Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr Pat Fraser whose elegant poise was not disturbed by the arrival of a Shield Insect on the back of her neck – the scholars to the rescue as they gently removed the bug – obviously a visitor to our 4*Pollinators hotel exploring the available treasures of ‘Royd! A fitting finale enjoyed by everyone, including our Mayor – I think… but it was definitely a happy event. Thank you every one!

 

 

Where is your train? As some of the regular rail users know – Monday 5 June evening rush hour was not that rushed this week due to an obstruction on the line near Brearley. The following note received from Network Rail in connection with other works they have around here – PLUS some useful Apps and websites dealing with Real Live Train Times. If you know of any other sites, please let us all know. Ta Dear Geoff …. I would like to take the opportunity to provide you with an update on the event which happened yesterday in the Mytholmroyd area. You are probably aware that at around 15.00 yesterday (Monday) a Northern service operating between Manchester Victoria and Leeds struck a tree which had uprooted in Mytholmroyd. As a result, the train was damaged and unable to continue its journey, meaning the line was blocked for the rest of day. Engineers worked throughout the evening and overnight to clear the line to allow services to resume this morning/the following day (Tuesday). None of the 40 passengers on board the damaged train were injured, and all were safety evacuated onto another train. It is believed that high winds caused the tree to fall and block the tracks. We thank all those disrupted by the incident for their patience. I have attached a couple of images too. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards Sarah http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/today.aspx https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/free-mobile-app https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/live-service-disruuptions http://www.journeycheck.com/northern/ http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/ldbboard/dep/MYT

 
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May 2018 timetable – Consultation

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Sunday 2 April

Please be aware – the rail engineers are at work this weekend and there will be rail replacement bus services in operation – please see the following special timetable.

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The buses leave from the Dusty Miller bus stops – suggest you get there EARLY as their timetables are generous allowing for the usual A646 Burnley Road temporary traffic lights!!!!

 

Engineering on the Railway

Please be aware that nightime engineering work is starting on the Calder Valley line

See below for details

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Where has all the Artwork gone ???

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Station Building – January 2017

It seems decades since we had a series of meetings about the station building – attended by over sixty local residents with an interest in the derelict station building.

Excellent presentations by community rail experts Paul Salveson and Brian Barnsley and a truly inspirational description of the value of the building and structure by our own conservation expert, Sheena Campbell.

So much hope and enthusiasm followed, with Gilly giving sessions on facilitation and brain storming ideas.

A lot has been happening since then, but until recently not a lot of definitive news to report about the station building.

Since the new train operating company Arriva Trains (Northern Rail) started last April, things have been moving. Details below-

The owners, Network Rail is planning to renovate the building.

A solicitor has been asked to draw up an application to the Charity Commissioner for the Station Group to be registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation – to be known as The Station Building, Mytholmroyd CIO.

Then we can commission an independent Feasibility Study to ascertain the demand for a Community Hub in the building – kindly funded by Northern Rail and Hebden Royd Town Council.

If the Study establishes that there is a demand from the local community and a viable Business Plan can be made Northern Rail plan to assist with refurnishing the renovated building.

We hope as many people as possible will be able to contribute to this exciting development in the village.

Further information will be given when the Feasibility consultant. is appointed.

Further details –

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