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 –