Sarah lands the job of Town Hall mastermind

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HEBDEN Bridge Community Association has appointed an executive director to run Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Sarah Lister-Bow will be responsible for overseeing the management of the building from January and the new extension currently under construction.

She is at present manager of The Gateway Community Centre in Ravenscliffe, Bradford, and the nearby Newlands Community Association. Gwen Goddard, vice chair of the community association, said: “Sarah’s experience and obvious commitment to community-led initiatives like ours impressed us very much.

“We are sure she has the energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference and to ensure our new building, when it is finished next spring, gets off to the best possible start.”

Sarah said: “I am looking forward enormously to working with the association’s trustees and with the whole of Hebden Bridge to make the Town Hall project a real success.

“I am delighted to be coming in to a project which has already demonstrated that it can transform a little-used landmark building into a real hub of community life.”