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Royd Market – Free Draw

Northern Rail kindly donated a free ticket for up to four people to travel anywhere on their trains for two days.

The winner was Chris Wrathnall

Well done Chris – and thank you everyone for participating.

Watch out for similar goodies at

Marmaladies on Nov 19 at their first Art exhibition

when  Margaret Knight won it –

then there is the

Toy Fair at the Good Shepherd on December 6th

Thank you Pete and Northern Rail for you help and support to our Community Railway Station.

 

Not bad for amateurs – AND a great friendly team!

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Exciting possibility for the local community

Friday 13 December

The Station Partnership have frequently been asked what is happening to the old building?

We started general enquiries about a ‘simple’ renovation and  the formation of a  Building Restoration Trust run entirely for the local community by the community.

Our Plan has been well received by the Railway and District Council.

It will be a big project and will need lots of finance and expertise.

There are Capital Grants out there and there are lots of offers to help from around the country for a social enterprise that we envisage here at Mytholmroyd.

Here is an opportunity  for the local community of Mytholmroyd and surround area  to take control of the disused building at Mytholmroyd railway station that has dominated the streetscape for decades.

It is highly unlikely that the building will ever be used by the railways again – and they have indicated that there should no need to access via  the narrow platform other than in emergency. It will therefore  no longer be a station building – but a community amenity.

 Our initial thoughts are for a mix of private Artist studios/Start-up offices on the First and Second floors and general community use areas on the ground floor..

This is not set-in-stone – but is the basis on which a community enterprise can research and produce a Plan which is acceptable to the various agencies and  local people.

At this stage we are seeking active interest from artistic and community groups together with individuals who might have a use for some the space within the building.

 We are not seeking to formulate plans/use for the building at this stage – but hope to create a Steering Group from the local community that will become a Building Restoration Trust.

The Steering Group will decide the format of the incorporated compant/trust that will be best suitable for this project.

  Some points to consider;

  1. 1.           Calderdale Council have made a preliminary assessment of the plans and (without prejudice) report few problems envisaged.

  2. 2.          Any significant alterations/additions to the Plan outlined here will require a fresh submission to the Railway and Council authorities. Both the capital and annual costs required will need to be re-assessed together with any additional revenue required to cover the plan changes.

  3. 3.          There may be some Grants for the building survey should there be enough local interest to proceed with the project.

  4. 4.          The owners, Network Rail (NR) have a special lease for community groups. Other groups/organisations will not be permitted to apply for individual lets on the back of a community initiative.

  5. 5.          Network Rail will require all work to be undertaken to their specification and with approved contractors.

  6.               Once an active group is formed from the local community, it will be possible to apply for the necessary Capital Grants that are available and which other railway/stations around the country have offered to help with.

  7. So, it is now up the Mytholmroyd community if they want to see their station building back in use.

 The following PDF gives further details of the Plan.

131130 station building proposals blog

 Further details from –      myt.station@btinternet.com

Further details via this email address or Tel 885154

 

Mytholmroyd – Future and Railway thoughts

Following an initiative by Calderdale Council to hold a ‘brain-storming’ meeting on 24 September the following paper was submitted.

130924 myt future

Any questions to myt.station@btinternet.com – thanks

 

The 2012 Community Station Luncheon and unveiling

Thanks for coming to the station Do – hope you enjoyed it. Wasn’t the food good – well those who came earlier enough or unlike me spent too much chatting around the place!

What a great variety of interesting (50+) people are associated with the Station.

Plans are on-going for our 2013 displays!

It will be the turn of Cragg Vale School artists – and we are receiving some interesting pictures of local history.

Keep them coming – anything up to 1980s with local interest please.

 A great selection of photos of the 2012 ‘Do’ are attached.

 The following is the poetic emails between Sue and the lady in Pink. Too clever by half for me……

 Glorious in Pink

A gal with a mission

 

Station Bard – Jean

Dogoil – good for bones!

She moved thru the room

Resplendant in pink – our Bard

She’s done it again.

                          Station Do

 The gardening club party was a reet grand affair

Everyone who was anyone just had to be there

The mayor gave a speech, his gold chain just glistened

And Geoff praised us all, and made sure we listened

The man of the moment was dear Father John,

Tending the bar with his usual aplomb

The buffet was good, but I was really bereft

When I went for my trifle – nothing was left

Still, seeing old friends made it all worth while

The sun kept on shining and made everyone smile

The hard work’s paid off, the station’s a stunner

And will still look lovely through all of the summer

by Jean McKay

 
The Chairman braves the Mytholmroyd sun to welcome our special guests.
 
Click on a picture to see the fine details!
 

Off they step from our ‘beloved’ Pacer

Welcome back stationmaster Harold, and to Brian (ACoRP) Barnsley all the way from the Penistone LIne.

Brand new Deputy mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Karl Boggis comes to face his first public engagement.

He is off ! – and what a good start Karl made, most enjoyable.

In between bites of the delicious lunch provided by Lyn of the Shoulder of Mutton and refreshing drinks supplied by Fr John Gott and Hon. Secretary Sue – we heard how our voluntary efforts are apprecited by the wider community.

Bemused whether the red braces will keep the Hon. Chairman decent – Brian barnsley tries to explain the wider role of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships and how Mytholmroyd has fittied in to the national scene.

West Yorkshire stations are like what the Forth Bridge use to be like – non-stop attention. We are lucky to have two super chaps – John and Phil of the station contractors, ISS – who do us all proud.
No sooner have they dealt with Walsden and they are fettling the next station along the line. Mytholmroyd was very pleased to be able to give a small token of their appreciation – thanks John and Phil.

Then the highlight of the event was to see the artwork by the scholars of Scout Road Academy – and the artists themselves.

The artwork has been coordinated by local artist Annie Lawson, a generous grant from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships made the 2012 exhibition possible. The displays themselves are a the result of a landfill grant from the Green Business Network – our extended partnership of community groups.

 

The artistic talent we see here will have the present super-stars of the art world shaking in their designer boots – world poetry in yesteryears what does the future hold for these youngsters?

 

We attract all sorts of folk to our Annual Community Station lunches. They were all welcome and proved very interesting people to meet and know.

At one of the banner is ‘our’ Stuart Greenwood and hold the string at the other end is ‘our’ new Deputy Mayor, Karl. Then we have Perri Webster, tutor at Calderdale College and some of her Landscaping students who are helping the station prepare for 2012 Yorkshire in Bloom.

 

Celebrating Jubilees and top quality

With the help of students from Calderdale College our station volunteers have transformed the area at the top of the Manchester approach into an attractive garden.

The Elizabeth Garden – not only for the Jubilee – but remembering Betty Ward who helped with the station improvements.

We are also very fortunate to have in the area,  a top-class Sign-maker with Affordable Signs of Todmorden.

Here we have Keith Hudson putting up the latest notice they have made for the Station Partnership – top class service and all……..

Thanks   to    Keith Hudson
Affordable Sign Co
Signs & Vehicle Graphics

keith@affordablesign.co.uk
Office Tel…01706 812484
Mobile No..07944 063 870
http://www.affordablesign.co.uk

 

About the Station Partnership

The local school children, artists and historians are beavering away to make new displays for the old station building.

‘Unveiling’ on May 24 – invitations have gone out, otherwise meet at 13.30hrs.

Seems like years ago, as I type this during what might be the only week of summer this year (late March) – but Monday 12 December at 17.00hrs – the next generation of station/rail users from our junior school from Burnley Road and Cragg Vale schools really welcomed the commuters home with their Carol singing – before tucking into crisps and pop provided by Stuart Copley of Northern Rail.

Thanks to Secretary Sue and Fr Gott for making it a grand do.

The Mytholmroyd Station Partnership is a voluntary organisation which supports and promotes community involvement at the village railway station and surrounding area.

 

The Mytholmroyd Station Partnership draws together the train operator Northern Rail, the station owner Network Rail, local authorities and users to raise awareness of the railway in the local community, and to promote and market it more effectively.

British Transport Police and officers from the West Yorkshire force have provided invaluable support and reassurance since we started on the station project.

 

We welcome new members and encourage everyone to be involved somehow or other and to discuss and develop ideas and arrange funding for local improvements.

Click here for our latest summary of what we have achieved in our first five years ………

110710 yorkshire in bloom

Normally we do not get involved with train services, and we direct any passengers with comments/complaints to the Customer Service people at Northern Rail who have responded positively.

We meet on the Second Tuesday of the month at 19.30hrs (except August)

at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

We have a tidy-up, dig-in at 13.30hrs for one hour

On the second Friday of the Month

Just having a break !

You are most welcome to one or both.

You do not have to be a train enthusiast – we are a mixed bunch of local volunteers interesting in improving our village railway station and surrounding area.

Before working on the platforms you will receive a Safety Brief – common sense stuff.

NEVER be complacent when near the railways – those trains come down the track VERY quietly.

  Further details of the Station Partnership from;Geoff    on    01422 885154

orEmail: myt.station@btinternet.com