Hebden Bridge, located in West Yorkshire, is situated near Grimwith Reservoir. The area is popular with tourists as it is situated near the Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it an ideal base for visitors who would like to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Visitors will find there are numerous options for entertainment as well as shopping, particularly in the Main Street area. In addition, there are numerous accommodation options located in the immediate area for guests who would like to stay for one or more days in the Hebden Bridge area. Visitors will also find that the local area is easy to use from surrounding areas.
The English market town of Hebden Bridge is located within the area of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. The market town forms part of the valley that is known as Upper Calder and it is located about eight miles west of the town of Halifax and about fourteen miles to the north of Rochdale. The town of Hebden Bridge is located at the confluence where the River Hebden and the River Calder meet. The ward that is known as Calder Valley and covers the areas of Old Town, Hebden Bridge and also part of Todmorden has a population of about eleven thousand five hundred and the town of Hebden Bridge itself has a population of about four thousand five hundred.
The urban district of Hebden Bridge was formed in 1891 and it merged with the urban district of Mytholmroyd in 1937 and the areas then became known as the urban district of Hebden Royd. Hebden Bridge was once part of the West Riding part of Yorkshire. All of these were abolished and replaced by the 1972 Local Government Act and then the Metropolitan County of West Yorkshire, the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale and also the civil parish town of Hebden Royd replaced them.
The town council is actually from a legal point of view a parish council. Over the last few years the council has attracted praise for its commitment towards polices that are eco friendly and one of the things that they have done is too ban the plastic shopping bags. This area is the biggest community within Europe to place a ban on plastic carrier bags.