Category: UCVR News

Elland Businesses – what they want from networking events

Following the recent informative survey results from Todmorden and Sowerby Bridge, we have now concluded a business survey of Elland. Whilst there are some common themes emerging each town is unique with varying business sectors, Elland is no exception. The

Sowerby Bridge Businesses – what they want from networking events

Following the success of our pilot survey in Todmorden, in October 2017, we agreed with the Calderdale business team to repeat the survey in Sowerby Bridge, another town affected by the 2015 floods but which had no formal business group

Todmorden Businesses – what they want from networking events

In October 2017 we ran a pilot survey in Todmorden, a town which had established a new business network in 2015/16, but it was struggling to grow attendance after an initial successful start. Our research provided interesting insights into the

New Era for Bellholme Sports Ground

We are pleased to announce that after a two year process of unraveling a complex legal situation, the long-term future of Bellholme Sports Ground in Walsden has been secured by the ownership being transferred to the UCVR. Todmorden Civic Society (TCS) had owned

Todmorden Community College – What happens now?

Following the presentation last week to the Todmorden Development Board, of our Pre-feasibility study into the alternative proposals for Todmorden College, the board voted 7-2 in favour of the Aldi proposal. The Board has thus recommended to the Calderdale cabinet

Todmorden Community College – 79% want the educational facility to stay

As promised we delivered our pre-feasibility report to Todmorden and Calderdale Councils in the first week of 2017. The time scale for completing the report was very short for such study but we are pleased to say that our project

“Harry and the Flood” children’s book project hosted by UCVR

A unique story evolved from the Flooding of the Upper Calder Valley on Boxing Day 2015.

Parking Joy for Christmas Shoppers and Traders in Hebden Bridge

In a joint initiative with Bridge Mill owner, David Fletcher, we have secured to reopening of the former car park at the old fire station site in Hebden Bridge. We hope that this project will continue for at least six

Expert free help on offer to local businesses

Businesses affected by flooding in Todmorden can now get free help to make themselves stronger and more successful.

93% Say NO! to £1 Parking Fees

Thank you to all those who completed our survey to gauge a response to Calderdale council’s announcement that they were considering significant increases in the parking fees in the Upper Valley. Having worked so closely with Calderdale since the floods, on behalf of the businesses in planning a long-term recovery, we were extremely surprised at the timing of the announcement. Our concerns about this effect on recovering business (economically and on morale) are reflected in the comments of some 200 respondents.