Group faces a storage crisis

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THE clock is ticking for a theatre group who need your help to save the day.

The Calder Valley Youth Theatre, which recently presented an acclaimed version of the Madness musical Our House, needs help storing props, equipment and sets when their building is demolished to begin on building Hebden Bridge’s new Creative Quarter.

The group have been based in the Old Library building in Hebden Bridge Town Hall for more than 40 years.

They will move out of their building in March ahead of it being demolished as part of the plans to transform the town centre.

Work is expected to begin in April and new rehearsal rooms for the group and Hebden Bridge Light Opera Society are expected to be ready in 2012.

A trio of businesses have already taken up space in the development. North of Watford Actors’ Agency was the first business to announce that it would take a space in the building.

The youth theatre are still in discussions to find rooms to practice in until the works are completed.

Executive committee member Stephen Garrod said: “The redevelopment is an opportunity to secure our long-term goals for the future of the society, developing the youth theatre further to make it more accessible to the wider community.

“It will be interesting to see the Creative Quarter take shape and we’re looking forward to moving into our new home next year.

“The clock is ticking and there is increasing pressure to find a storage solution.”

The Creative Quarter will house around thirty small businesses and will combine new community and enterprise facilities. Anyone who can help store the equipment for the next year should call Stephen on 01422 845075 or email