Brighouse Canal and Music Festival

Get Ready for Brighouse Summer Festival

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Photograph courtesy of Kindadukish

Held on the weekend of 19 – 20 August 2017 the Brighouse Summer Festival is a great weekend of family entertainment. There will be over 70 stalls of locally produced foods and crafts, loads of street foods, free canal boat rides, live music, real ale and much more……

Over 70 speciality, locally produced, food, drink and craft stalls will take up residence over the weekend, right across Brighouse Town Centre. From artisan breads and craft cheeses to fresh fruit and vegetables and sock monkeys to soap and with unique street food you’ll be spoilt for choice. You’ll need to spend the weekend in town just to experience everything, in fact there’s so much choice you’ll need to bring plenty of bags, or a strong friend, to carry all your goodies home with you afterwards!

With great live music, real ale and family friendly entertainment completing the picture, you’ll never want to leave.

For everyone who is visiting the Brighouse Canal and Music festival, canal rides are free for all! All ages are welcome, simply visit the Brighouse Canal, behind Brighouse Sainsbury’s, between 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday to check availability. (Sainsbury’s, Mill Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1PQ)

Volunteers from the Calder Navigation Society and Safe Anchor Trust will be on hand to organise the running of the canal rides, so please say hello! If you don’t get chance to ride, our largest ever selection of longboats will be moored up in the Brighouse Canal basin, along with lot’s of wonderful flower displays, so have a walk and take it all in. Plus, see the locks in action as boats arrive.

Further information can be found on the website where there is also a contact page if you need it.

Your Views on Cromwell Bottom

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crom-runCromwell Bottom is a Local Nature Reserve owned by Calderdale Council along the banks of the River Calder between Elland and Brighouse.

The Reserve covers around 25 hectares and is home to a rich variety of wildlife and habitats, many not found anywhere else in Calderdale. The area is popular with visitors who enjoy its quiet nature, but facilities are limited.

The area next to the Nature Reserve known as North Bank Loop is a newly restored former landfill site of around 14 hectares, which could offer potential for development in the future.

Calderdale Council would like your views on how the Cromwell Bottom area could be improved both to conserve wildlife and encourage more visitors.

Please click here to share your views…

You can also visit our stall at local events:

  • Brighouse Canal and Music festival (we-re on Park Road) Sat 22 and Sun 23 August 2015
  • Cromwell Bottom on Saturday 12 September 2015
  • Elland Vintage Fair Sunday 20 September 2015

Once we have completed the consultation the results will be summarised on the Calderdale Council website and a plan for Cromwell Bottom will then be drawn up, and you will have the chance to comment on this before the final plan is agreed.