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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

Waterwheel to Email

The next Northowram Historical Society Event will take place at Northowram Methodist Church, The Green, Northowram, 19th July 2018. This will be a presentation titled – Waterwheel to eMail – An illustrated talk by Alan Stuttard. Everyone welcome. Guests £3, members and…
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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

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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Notes for Ward Forum meeting – Wednesday 28th March 2018

A well attended meeting with a good representation from Northowram and Shelf residents. Held at NorthowramCommunity Sports and Activity Club, Westercroft Lane. The first item on the agenda was a police update which outlined the rise in burglary of buildings…
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New Heywood Church History Book For Sale Now

This new booklet is an updated re-print from an earlier history of Heywood United Reform Church, Northowram, written by Leslie Brayshaw. The original text was written to commemorate the erection of Oliver Heywood’s original Chapel building in 1688 and published…
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