Craig Whittaker MP has organised an open public meeting to discuss regenerating Elland Town Centre. The meeting will take place on Friday 1 February 2019, 6:30pm in the Canon Winters Centre at All Saints Church, Savile Road, Elland, HX5 0NH.
The purpose of the meeting will be to try to bring together businesses, voluntary/community groups, residents, and Calderdale Council, to both discuss some of the planned projects in Elland and some of the ways in which we can work together to make improvements to the town centre.
Hopefully this meeting will allow an opportunity for people to give their views and for some progress to be made towards revitalising Elland Town Centre. The meeting will be chaired by Craig and Elland Councillor, John Ford.
Elland businesses have welcomed additional free parking in the town centre.
From Monday 2 July 2018, free parking will be available in Coronation Street car park, one of Elland’s main parking areas, to encourage more people to pop into town – whether it’s to have a quick coffee with friends, call into the shops and market, post a parcel or pick up a prescription.
The trial was agreed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on 11 June 2018, to help bring in more shoppers and boost business in the town after concerns were raised by local people.
Karen Bancroft from Elland Business Group and local business Keir Woodward Travel, said:
“Elland has been hit severely over the last few years with the loss of the local swimming baths, the Elland Bridge closure and finally the banks. This led to a severe drop in footfall and general consumer confidence in Elland town centre. The introduction of the free car parking at Coronation Street we hope will give the town centre a boost, which will then hopefully be supported by a much needed regeneration scheme leading up to the building of the new train station.”
Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said:
“We’re pleased that Elland businesses have welcomed the free parking trial, which should free up another 27 spaces in a key part of the town. We hope this will bring in more customers for local shops, to address the recent decrease in the number of people visiting the town centre.”
Elland business and residents submitted a petition to the Council for more free, short-term parking in the town centre, after three recent events caused reduced footfall – the closure of Elland Bridge after the 2015 floods, the loss of all the town’s banks and the distance of Morrison’s supermarket from the town centre. These issues will be considered as part of the Council’s two-yearly review of car parking / parking charges later this year.
The Council will review the Coronation Street car park trial after six months. The pay and display machine will not be in operation throughout the trial, but all other terms and conditions of the car park, such as parking in a marked bay and displaying a disabled badge in disabled bays, still apply.
The Council is looking to develop a longer-term solution to reviving Elland’s retail economy through Elland Town Development Board. It continues to work with Elland town centre businesses and other members of the Board to promote the town and encourage people to shop there. This includes creating a new Council-funded ‘shop local’ guide, circulated earlier this year to showcase the town’s great independent business offer.
FREE guidance & support with job searching & CV writing for families & young people looking for work, training, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships or short courses.
Every Monday – 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road.
Go along for a cup of tea and a chat or call Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197 for more information.
On the last Friday of every month, enjoy a FREE Soup and Sandwich evening between 6pm
The Soup and Sandwich evening is open to anybody in the community (Elland & District) who are on their own (or couples who feel socially isolated ) and who wish to come for food, warmth, company and conversation are very welcome.
Go along on Friday 27 October – 6pm to 8pm
At Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0EX
The project is also open to anybody (Singles or couples) who are unable to provide food for themselves.
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Rex Cinema in Elland is offering a voucher for Friday and Sundays until August 31. Dunkirk and Cars 3 start Friday – Dunkirk is on all week at 5.35pm and 8.20pm. Cars is on every day at 2.30pm until and including Thursday 3 August.
Works Better is partly funded through the European Social Fund and delivered through a collaboration of six partners, including Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Councils. The programme aims to help people who want to get back into work overcome the barriers which are stopping them – and also to support employers with suitable vacancies to access this potential source of employees. For information on the “job club” sessions contact Elland library on 01422 374472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or for Brighouse library call 01422 288060 or email email@example.com
Friday 30 June from 6 pm. An exhibition of art, photography and writing by students from the school, followed by a celebratory concert featuring local musicians, including Elland Silver Band and Elland Male Voice Choir, headlined by Lizzie Jones.
Raising funds for Overgate Hospice.
Tickets £10 available from the Victoria Theatre Box Office: 01422 351158 and at local outlets or online at www.victoriatheatre.co.uk
The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward II allowing it to host a weekly market, as well as two fairs a year.
On 15 June 2017 – 14:00 to 17:00 take a short walk around Elland exploring its history with a knowledgeable local guide. Then return to the library to do creative writing inspired by the walk. For more information about this FREE event contact Elland Library on 01422 374472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.