Looking good for the new year for Mytholmroyd.

, January 27th, 2017

Following an extremely exciting train journey around Northern Europe we were delighted that Hurricane Barbara arrived in Mytholmroyd over the Christmas period, but left our village unscathed.

Unlike some unknown people who created mayhem with their graffiti ‘art’ both on the station and in the village, defacing homes and shops alike.

But our community spirit is alive and kicking; several characters were out and about with a power-hose and managed to erase much of the graffiti, thanks are due to Scott and Tim, two of our fellow volunteer flood wardens.

Our Deputy Chair George was busy with a paint pot and brush; he painted out the tags scrawled over the station building door and the community artwork. The door looks good now thanks, George!

Praise is due to Carillion, whose operatives over that same period removed the graffiti defacing buildings at platform level.

We extend our grateful thanks to all concerned and are amazed what can be arranged with a smartphone from the top deck of a Lake Thun paddle steamer in Switzerland!

Following our 1st Meeting of 2017, an informal affair based as it was in the back room of t’Shoulder’ we are buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm for the year ahead and the various projects recorded in our Annual Outline Plan, forwarded on to Richard Isaac, Community Sustainability Manager for his comments, and approval.

We are look forward to implementing our new ideas and projects for and with our community and village.

Good news just in – we have heard that the long-awaited car park plan has been approved by West Yorkshire Combined Authority. (This includes other stations in the area. One bright spark asked is the work alphabetical? (M is after H!)

The Station Building project is creaking to life; we have approached a legal team to advise and check that our application to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation is a viable document. Our local Town Council, Hebden Royd Town Council have provided funding for this; together with a back-up for the Feasibility study that Northern’s Seedcorn Fund has provided.

Network Rail’s Estate Management has confirmed that a request for funding has been has been applied for the complete renovation of the disused station building