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A SPECIAL PLACE
TO LIVE
EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR VILLAGE

EVERYTHING YOU
NEED IN OUR VILLAGE

Here you can access all the essential information for services such as doctors, library and our school. Also find the shops and businesses situated near you, and places of worship. Finally find about sporting and recreational activities that you can enjoy in your spare time.

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AN ACTIVE
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

This active society has a large membership who research various aspects of village history. Join them and help find out about old Northowram. Start by accessing some of the interesting historical events that have shaped our village over time on these pages.

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A VILLAGE SOCIETY
THAT NEEDS YOU

Northowram has changed rapidly over the past 50 years from being a small village unchanged for many years to now being a large well developed area with many fields transformed to housing. Although change is necessary it needs to be managed by the residents. The Northowram Village Society is here to help focus residents concerns into relevant action.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE VILLAGE SOON

NEXT HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT

Halifax History Makers – 20th September 2018. – 7.30pm start.

The next Northowram historical Society event will take place on Thursday 20th September, 2018. Halifax History Makers – An illustrated talk by Dr. John Hargreaves. Our next speaker is one of the notable historians in our area and leading member…
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KEEP UP TO DATE WITH PLANNING

Current issues around proposed planning and development of extensive housing sites within Northowram village is a major concern. Find out more with regular updates from Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum notes and SNLPF.org.uk action group.

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ACTIVE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

At a meeting held by Calderdale Council on the 10th January 2011 it was agreed that Northowram is now designated as a Conservation area. Looking back it has been the result of a lot of work centred around the Village Society and other supporters that have spent many hours of valuable time to bring this about.

Currently we have a threat to this status that was achieved to protect the land surrounding the most historic parts of the village. 22 houses are planned by Charles Church (Persimmon Homes) next to Heywood Church and with a proposed access into the narrowest part of Upper Lane. The planning application number is –  17/01431/FUL.

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VILLAGE EVENTS & NEWS

Northowram Scarecrows AGM is to be held on Wednesday, September 12th

The AGM is to be held on Wednesday, September 12th, at 7.30 pm at The Club, Northowram. All welcome! This meeting provides the opportunity for anyone to attend who may wish to better understand how the committee works, who is…
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Ward Forum Notes From Meeting Held 6th June 2018

Police Updates – PC Madden informed the meeting that there had been a decrease in burglaries since the last reported period (22/03/2018). Work was undertaken alongside CID undercover officers working in the area. Burglaries are a result of cross border…
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Yew Tree Inn and possible Co-op store at Bradford Road – still a cause for concern to residents

What we believe is the imminent sale of the Yew Tree Inn for the development of housing is a major concern to residents. Rumours sway between the demolition of the old building to it having a preservation order attached to…
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New history book featuring Shelf

‘The Early History of Shelf: A West Yorkshire Village before 1700’ published by the author, Ben Stables. Price £5 per copy. Only 100 printed – 102 page A5 Never before seen research to explain the development of Shelf until 1700. In its early history…
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Heywood Churchyard – Stories from the Grave

For once the Northowram Historical Society was blessed with a bright warm evening for its walk and talk around Heywood United Reform church graveyard which took place on Thursday 18th May 2018. Alan Rushworth was the walk leader who had…
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