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NORTHOWRAM COMMUNITY
EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR VILLAGE

This website, northowram.org, is grateful for the monetary support it receives from the Northowram Scarecrow Event fund.

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NEW UPDATES. 

NEW TENNIS CLUB OPEN IN NORTHOWRAM – See the news story below for details of how to join

HEYWOOD CHURCH  – Currently plans underway to change the lower area into a Heritage Centre. More updates soon.

SCARECROW FUND – Thanks to all contributions during Lockdown.

HISTORY EVENTS – Start of a new programme of events

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE VILLAGE SOON

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.

OUR VILLAGE »

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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NORTHOWRAM HERITAGE AND HEYWOOD CHURCH

Plans to include a Heritage Centre within Heywood Church are progressing now. A meeting was held to approve that the roof of the building should be replaced which should help make the structure safe and sound for other community uses.

Look out for a fund raising event to help reach a target amount to cover the cost of roof work that needs to be urgently undertaken. This is a Grade 2 listed building with a very special link to Northowram history and Oliver Heywood its founder. Please help in keeping this building in good repair as it will be a hub for community activities now and for future generations.

ANNE LISTER BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY

Access a new page on our site that shows the many places Anne Lister had connections with.

Also find out about a new book is now available priced at £8 that features Anne Lister’s voice in context to places in Northowram and surrounding areas. It also includes walks and various images and maps that help identify all the places Anne walked and mentioned in her diaries in our area. EMAIL – history@northowram.org for details on how to buy

Click here to go directly to the page!

NEXT HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT

A DIP INTO OUR ARCHIVES – 7.45pm

At last we are back to our indoor presentations, hopefully once a month going forward. Our next presentation will be at a new venue, Heywood Congregational Church at the end of Towngate and the start of Upper Lane. The presentation…
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CURRENT NEWS

BRYNESCOLES BOOK (CHELSEA VALLEY - LAST 20 COPIES AVAILABLE.
Free postage in Northowram and Hipperholme areas. email: history@northowram.org with your details and address and we will reply with payment details for either bank transfer or PayPal. A complete history of the valley and its houses from medieval times. Full colour and hard back. Also includes a detailed map of the area and all its owners and tenants as it was in 1837. Illustrated throughout. Some histories of Northowram village also included and references to Anne Lister in the Northowram area.

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.

Read more on the Village Society pages

VILLAGE EVENTS & NEWS

YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE TALK AT NORTHOWRAM COMMUNITY CENTRE 7pm WED 18th AUG

In support of Lorraine Greenwood’s charity walk on 4th September, the Vice Chair of the NSE committee is giving a talk about the life saving work and operations of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in the Northowram Community Centre at 7…
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THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED TO THE SCARECROW FUND

The Scarecrow committee would like to thank all those who made donations during the lockdown period when the annual event had to be cancelled. It has been possible to continue our program of helping fund community projects that benefit village…
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NEW NORTHOWRAM TENNIS CLUB NOW OPEN

The new tennis courts at the top of the Hough are now complete after 3 years of negotiating with Calderdale Council to get them transferred to the new Tennis Club’s use with a 50 year Lease. Local resident Peter Thornton…
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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE SCARECROW EVENT – 2021 AND 2022

In light of the current “roadmap” for lifting lockdown, and the Stage 2 COVID-19 regulations that will still apply around the early May Bank Holiday, the Northowram Scarecrow Event Committee have concluded that the protection of the village, its occupants…
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NORTHOWRAM SCARCROWS EVENT COMMUNITY AWARD 2021

Applications for a Northowram Scarecrows Event community award are now open. Please see the attached poster that explains how to apply for one.
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