Hebden Royd Town Council on Wednesday 2nd October adopted a clear bookings policy for the Hebden Bridge Picture House. Developed by Cllrs not previously involved with the Picture House and Members of the Friends of the Picture House the policy aims to be open, accessible and accountable, be responsive to the needs of the community and promote equal opportunities.
Diversity and equality are embedded in the heart of the policy and HRTC is committed to promoting these values. By presenting an artistic programme of film and cinematic events that reflect a wide range of styles and cultures the Picture House advances equality of opportunity and foster good relations. The Picture House welcomes a wide range of performers and representations, particularly of those groups that have low public visibility or are subject to prejudice against them.
The previous version of the press release was removed because of a quote incorrectly attributed to Cllr Jonathan Timbers.
Cllr Jonathan Timbers, who chaired the Bookings Committee said that the policy was 'encouraging and inclusive allowing the Picture House to take on challenging acts but gave the town council and people of Hebden Bridge the option of refusing those who encourage hatred and bullying, particularly of vulnerable groups.'
Updated Thursday, 10 October 2013