Hebden Bridge Business Association is a member organisation founded 30 years ago. We exist to support and promote both established and new businesses within the town and its environs and to encourage new initiatives in the interest of a diverse and balanced local economy for all who live, work and visit the town. We hold regular monthly meetings where all members are welcome to attend, produce and circulate minutes for those members who can't make the meetings.

The Association plays a very active role in initiatives to improve the business environment of the town in addition to enhancing its general environment and quality of life to encourage additional residents, investment and visitors, for example:

  • Erecting and maintaining all white Christmas lighting in Hebden Bridge

  • Lobbying extensively against on street parking charges.

  • Co-ordinating theme weekends

  • Actively contributing to the planning and design of the Square and

  • Organising visitor surveys.

  • Bridge Gate re-development.

  • Organising Police liaison at times of town centre crime waves.

  • Lobbying for natural materials and period lighting to be used.

  • Obtaining increased Police activity as and when problems arise.

  • Forming a Town Partnership to pursue grants for regeneration.

  • Sponsoring hanging flower baskets and floral competitions.

  • Spearheading improved parking and traffic flow plans for the town.

  • Assisting in improving the town's image and environment.

  • Lobbying for the provision of coach parking facilities.

  • Lobbying for improved Local Authority services including maintenance

  • Launching our own www.hebdenbridge.com website and database.

  • Providing strong representation on the Hebden Bridge Town Partnership, Producing and financing ad. campaigns to promote Hebden Bridge.

  • Hebden Bridge Traffic Review and Upper Calder Valley Renaissance.