Outside Bodies

Each year in May, members are appointed by the Council to serve on a range of outside bodies. These outside bodies include voluntary organisations, grant awarding bodies and charitable trusts, all sharing with the Council an interest in the benefit of Todmorden and its residents.

Below is a list of outside bodies currently affiliated with the Council.

Age Concern Todmorden is a small local charity supporting older people in Todmorden, Walsden,
Cornholme, Portsmouth and surrounding areas.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr Jane Williams
Cllr Pat Taylor

The Mid Pennine Arts Association brings art, people and places together to transform perceptions and change lives. They commission ambitious, original work that is unique to place places and connects directly with people.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr Denis Skelton

Yorkshire Local Councils Associations is an independent membership organisation which includes over 500 local councils (parish, community, town councils and parish meetings) throughout North, South and West Yorkshire. Membership of YLCA also affiliates councils and parish meetings to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). YLCA works closely with NALC to support, guide and advise councils by giving members legal and technical advice, information and training relevant to their work and generally to support their work and governance.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr Denis Skelton
Cllr S Martin

The Todmorden Town Twinning Association was formed in 1978 and since that time has successfully supported exchange visits between the people of Todmorden and the people of our twin towns Bramsche in Western Germany and Roncq in Northern France

Town Council representatives:

Cllr A Hollis
Cllr M Taylor

Established in January 1998 the Todmorden Pride Board, operating as a voluntary group, includes a diverse range of representatives drawn from all sectors of the community of Todmorden. The objectives of the partnership are to forge a sustainable future for Todmorden as a community, exploiting its considerable architectural heritage and environmental advantages.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr L Needham
Cllr C Potter
Cllr M Taylor

Established by Calderdale Council in 2013, the Todmorden Town Development Board (Todmorden TDB) works with private, public and voluntary organisations to drive forward regeneration activity in Todmorden. Successful projects to date include securing funding for accessibility improvements at Todmorden Railway Station and for refurbishments at the Town Hall. The TTDB is also actively involved in plans to develop the Rose Street site in the centre of Todmorden.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr A Hollis
Cllr C Potter
Cllr D Skelton

Emergency

Coordinators

Each year the Town Council appoints several its members to act both in the event of an emergency and in the aftermath of an emergency.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr A Hollis
Cllr M Holmstedt
Cllr G Kent
Cllr L Levick
Cllr K White

Town and Parish
Council Liaison Group

info coming

Town Council representatives:

Cllr M Holmstedt
Cllr R Coleman-Taylor (Substitute)

Since 2008 Incredible Edible Todmorden has been inspiring people in our Town and around the world to
grow and share food and to work collaboratively and with kindness to strengthen our communities,
improve our wellbeing and secure the future of our planet. This inspirational project provides learning
opportunities, support for the local economy and so much more all thanks to the commitment and
passion of its volunteers.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr L Needham
Cllr P Ripley

Todmorden Flood Group is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. The Group was formed in 2012 to aid
the people of Todmorden, who have been or are likely to be victims of flooding, by raising awareness of
the flood risks, flood prevention methods and resilience measures; by providing advice, support and
relevant materials in times of flood; by campaigning and collaborating with other relevant organisations
to promote a better understanding of the needs of the Todmorden area.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr G Kent
Cllr A Hollis

UPPER VALLEY FLOOD RESILIENCE COMMUNITY SUB

info coming soon

Town Council representatives:

Cllr G Kent
Cllr R Coleman-Taylor

TODMORDEN ACCIDENT PREVENTION COUNCIL

info coming soon

Town Council representatives:

Cllr C Potter
Cllr P Taylor

The volunteers who form the Friends of Centre Vale Park group work hard to protect, improve, promote and enhance Todmorden’s beautiful Centre Vale Park. Their activities include woodland management, planting initiatives and path improvements as well project managing improvements to the the park’s facilities, fundraising and public awareness raising. They help ensure the park is well maintained and raise and monitor any issues that arise with the staff of Calderdale Council who oversee the park.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr L Needham

Administered by Grantscape, the Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund offers grant funding to community projects that offer benefit to residents living with a defined funding area around the Crook Hill Wind
Farm. Parts of Todmorden fall within this area. Grants applications are invited once a year and the next closing date is 8 February 2021.

Town Council representatives:

Cllr A H Greenwood
Cllr C Potter

Administered by Grantscape, the Reaps Moss Community Benefit Fund offers grant funding to community projects that offer benefit to residents living with defined funding areas around the Reaps Moss Wind Farm. Todmorden electoral ward is one such area. Grants applications are invited once a year and the next closing date is 15 February 2021

Town Council representatives:

Cllr A H Greenwood
Cllr C Potter

Todmorden Information Centre provides an important service which is used by businesses, residents and visitors to the town. The Centre provides information about travel, indoor and outdoor events,
shops, restaurants, accommodation, the indoor and outside markets and local companies. It also promotes the town in conjunction with other local community organisations. Todmorden Town Council
is pleased to provide core funding for the Todmorden Information Centre.

Town Council Trustees:

Cllr A Hollis
Cllr M Holmstedt
Cllr T Roberts
Cllr P Taylor

TODMORDEN EMERGENCY SUPPORT (WAR MEMORIAL TRUST & ABRAHAM ORMEROD TRUST)

This Charitable Trust offers one-off emergency financial support for those in need with small grants given to help with the purchase of essential items.

Town Council Trustees:

Cllrs M Carrigan
Cllr G Kent

HEPTONSTALL EXHIBITION AND RICHARD NAYLOR CHARITIES

The Heptonstall Exhibitions and Richard Naylor Charities are two separate charitable trusts, administered together and both offering grants to young people, under the age of 21 years who are
going on to further education or entering a trade or profession. Applicants must live within the ‘Ancient Chapelry of Heptonstall’ which is the area bounded by Pudsey Rd in Todmorden, Midgley Rd in Mytholmroyd and Turvin Rd in Cragg Vale.

Town Council Trustees:

Cllr L Levick
Cllr P Ripley
Cllr D Skelton
Cllr K White

The Fielden Centre Association is a locally based charity that is responsible for managing the historic Fielden Hall, a striking events venue on the edge of Centre Vale Park. Fielden Hall is licenced for Civil
Wedding Ceremonies and Civil artnerships though this beautiful building provides a stunning backdrop for any event.

Town Council Trustees:

Cllr L Levick

JOHN EASTWOOD
HOMES TRUST

John Eastwood Homes is a local almshouse charity which owns a number of bungalows in Walsden and has recently partnered with the Calder Valley Community Land Trust on the development of 6 bungalows also in Walsden all allocated to people over 65 with at least ten years residence in the
Todmorden Town Council area.

Town Council Trustees:

Cllr M Carrigan
Cllr M Taylor

CLOUGHFOOT
SCHOOL TRUST

The Cloughfoot School Trust offers educational grants to those under the age of 25 who, or whose parents, live in Todmorden. Applicants should be in education, either at school, college or university or undertaking further professional or technical training or education. Grants are awarded to help towards the cost of items such as equipment and materials, travel and books.
For more details and an application form email cstrustsec@gmail.com

Town Council Trustees:

Cllr P Ripley
Cllr K White

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