The Plan

The Plan2017-10-20T13:32:33+00:00

We all know that Sowerby Bridge is an AMAZING place to live, work and play. Nevertheless we’ve been taken aback by your excitement, support and creativity when it comes to the Fire & Water project. We’ve had contributions from passionate individuals, businesses, community organisations and we’re still eager to hear more.

Here’s what you told us want us to build…

  • Event space: Performance space , Commercial hire space for meetings, wedding parties and conferences

  • Café and river front bar: Café opening onto river front, Gallery space and Events management
  • Canoe club: Base with storage and access to river ability to host national events
  • Festival and heritage centre: Winterlight, Rushbearing, Artsbridge and other local groups, historical and heritage including Yorkshire regional crafts
  • Digital: Gaming and programming, music technology and community radio

  • Commercial centre for income generation: Small businesses, in sympathy with the aims and objectives of Fire and Water.

  • Education: Adult Education, training and apprenticeships linked to the project strands

And this is only just a ‘whistle stop’ tour of what Fire & Water will offer.