Hebden Royd is a civil parish later a town council in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 9,092, rising to 9,558 at the 2011 census. It includes Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale. The parish was an urban district back 1974, created in 1937 by the join up of Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd urban districts. The area now shares the HX7 postcode area.
Hebden Bridge Town Hall and adjoining flame station is a Grade II listed building, built in 1897. The building was transferred from Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council to Hebden Bridge Community Association in 2010, along behind funds for basic maintenance work. Substantial volunteer epoch was put into renovation works and fundraising to secure the building’s future. A £4 million project built a little enterprise middle and other community facilities upon land adjoining the Town Hall. More than 450 local people have signed in the works as “Friends of the Town Hall” and can vote for the trustees.
Hebden Royd lies near to the Pennine Way and Hardcastle Crags and is popular for external pursuits such as walking, climbing and cycling. It lies upon the Rochdale Canal – a through route across the Pennines.
The area’s location in the valley causes problems past flooding, particularly with Hebden Water and the cinema upon New Road, Brearley Fields in Mytholmroyd, and extra up the valley at Callis Bridge by the sewage works and the antiquated Aquaspersions factory. Flooding at Callis Bridge is suitably frequent that the level of the River Calder has been lowered and special perforated kerbstones fitted correspondingly that water can drain urge on into the river. Brearley, on a flood plain, contains the playing fields for Calder High School and local football, rugby league and cricket teams. Hebden Royd suffered two devastating floods in the summer of 2012, and another time at Christmas 2015; Todmorden, Mytholmroyd, Sowerby Bridge and York were next affected, with houses, pubs, shops and community centres suffering damage to property. The extent of the Hebden Royd flooding was shown in drone videos of the flooded areas, the most rasping flooding happening in Hebden Bridge town centre. Hebden Royd suffered the worst flooding ever seen in the Place on Boxing Day of 2015, the River Calder reached the highest ever recorded levels, flooding buildings never in the past flooded such as Burnley Road Academy in Mytholmroyd.
The parish is upon the route of the Calderdale Way, a circular walk of not quite 50 miles (80 km) around the hills and valleys of Calderdale.