Upper Valley Forum

The Council’s Neighbourhoods Team is an exciting initiative to help target services. This is by tackling a variety of issues raised by local residents and responding to local community concerns.

The Upper Valley Neighbourhood Team covers Calder, Luddendenfoot, Ryburn and Todmorden Wards.

The team acts as a link between the Council, local people, voluntary and community organisations and our partner agencies.

Our next public consultations will be:

Ward Forum date and venue Agenda

Date: Tuesday 17th July

Address: Hope Baptist Church, Main Chapel, (please use Hope Street Entrance, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW.

Times: Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

  • Discussion on Licensing Enforcement (drinking in public spaces) and the Air Quality Improvement Plan.

  • Police Update and priorities for the area

  • Open Forum


Date: Thursday 19th July

Address: Upper Hall, Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road, Luddendenfoot. HX2 6AD.

Times: Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

  • Environment Agency & Traffic Improvements at Mytholmroyd Station/Mytholmroyd Corridor.

  • Police Update and priorities for the area

  • Open Forum


Date: Wednesday 20th June.

Address: St Peter’s Community Centre,  St Peters Avenue, Sowerby HX6 1HB

Times: 6.15pm for a brew and a chat, at 6.45pm the meeting starts.

  • TBC

Date: Tuesday 5th June.

Address: Todmorden Town Hall, Bridge Street, Todmorden. OL14 5AQ.

Times: 6.15pm for a brew and a chat, at 6.45pm the meeting starts.

  • Welcome and apologies
  • Updates from last meeting
  • Ward Forum Grants update
  • Friends of Centre Vale Park – Heritage Lottery Fund project
  • Todmorden Development Board Update
  • Police update – setting your local priorities
  • Open discussion – what matters to you?
  • Items for next meeting


For minutes of previous Ward Forums, see: Search Council, Cabinet and committee minutes .

Ward forum grants

For more on grants up to £500 and contact details, see: Ward forum grants .


In the Upper Valley Team there are two Neighbourhood Coordinators (Jae Campbell and Kirsten Fussing). There are also two Community Wardens (Simon Bokowiec and Zoe Davis).

Jae looks after Luddendenfoot and Calder Wards,) and Kirsten looks after Todmorden and Ryburn Wards.

Simon and Zoe work closely with the Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team. This covers issues like crime prevention, graffiti, dog fouling and supporting local community initiatives.

If you want to know more about the team, please read: PDFUpper Valley Factsheet [PDF 158KB] .

Neighbourhood News

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To see previous newsletters, visit: Back issues of Upper Valley Neighbourhood News .

Issues recently raised

At each ward forum meeting there is an item on the agenda where residents can raise matters of local concern. This is the "Open Forum". If questions cannot be answered at meetings, we will take them away for colleagues and partners to answers. An information sheet is then produced ("You asked") for the following Ward Forum meeting. This will have the answers to those questions raised at the earlier forum. If it matters to you, it matters to us!

Below are the most recent examples of these information sheets: