Calderdale Rising Update

Calderdale Rising Update

There has been a lot of activity by many businesses for #CalderdaleRising, and new rewards are being added to the Crowdfunding page regularly. If you pledge some money to #CalderdaleRising you can gain some amazing rewards at very discounted prices.

To read more about the efforts of this author you can check out his recent blog post here:

There has been some fabulous support from all the businesses, and more, both in terms of the rewards that have been offered  on the site, and raffle prizes that make up “The Big Raffle” – probably the longest list of prizes you’ll ever see!

Raffle tickets sales are now being added to the site as pledges by the businesses that have been selling them, plus online sales (now closed) will be added shortly – a phenomenal £1,312 has been raised from online ticket sales alone!
The Big Raffle draw is at 3pm tomorrow, the only place we know of that definitely has raffle tickets is Pennine Provisions, otherwise it is worth possibly trying in the Antiques Centre in Hebden, Bonsalls and The Banyan Tree, Silly Billy‘s has sold out of raffle tickets and raised £100 pounds, if every business involved raised £100 then we would have an extra £10,000+ to put in the pot. 

Rewards on the Crowdfunding page that are new  include:

A day out on the farm! A guided tour of Riverford Home Farm near Thirsk plus an organic veg box to take home £25pp
A beautiful handmade garlic bread & chopping board from Bonsalls £30 unique & only 10 available!
A 2 hour trip in a sporting classic – a beautiful Red E-Type Jag! £125 and limited to 8. Live the dream!
And some beautiful engineered real oak flooring – massive discount on RRP!
Take a look….[click to read more]

YOU can still help by visiting the Crowdfunding Page and simply sharing the campaign, it is easy to do from the page. We have not yet reached our £150k target and as Kirsty pointed out in her recent interview with the BBC, we need a lot more than £150k and it is likely that the amount raised will not be match-funded pound for pound by government funds. Simply spending a few moments of your time to share the campaign could bring in the Big Angel investors that we so need.

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Silly Billy’s is MOVING

Silly Billy‘s is Moving

OK folks, there is nothing that can be done in our shop quickly to enable us to start trading again. Consequently, we are moving to temporary storage and new premises soon. The premises will be in or close to Hebden Bridge, so do not fret. Location to be announced later.

Today we cleared our entire shop thanks to the kind support of volunteers and local people, Hebden Bridge Town Hall logistics and so many folk who pitched in to help us move a lot of stock.
Hey, at least the flood event didn’t happen before Christmas or a lot more would have needed to be moved.

We cannot continue at our current location due to issues with the floor so we are going to hopefully have a pop-up shop opening soon to service the needs of our loyal customers. Please follow this blog for updates and look at Silly Billy’s on Facebook as well.

Thanks to Mark Coup for really helping us out with temporary storage at Independent Living Hebden Bridge

Silly Billy's Floor
Wet Floor
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More Wet Floor
Here are some pictures of the moving:
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Spiderman has Moved
Spiderman has Moved

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Christmas Weather

The Weather at #Christmas

Usually we expect a little snow here in Hebden Bridge around Christmas, this year though seems unusually mild and wet. This is a shame as we have a lot of sledges in our store-room left over from last year’s Winter Investment and a distinct lack of Snow in and around Hebden Bridge last year.



Perhaps this Year Hebden will have a white Christmas, so far though all that has happened is rain and a flash flood from a lot of rain some nine days ago, some people have said to me, “OMG it’s been raining for weeks..” and my suspicion is that they were not here in 2012 when it appeared to rain all bleedin year !!


Hebden Floods 2015

Hebden Bridge Flood – 12 Dec 2015 – Raw Footage from Rogue Robot on Vimeo.

Floods in Hebden 2012

For more info on the weather in Hebden Bridge see our Nifty Weather App Here

And more videos on the horrendous Summer Floods of 2012 here

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