Friends of the Park

Added Sunday, 15 July 2007

Friends of the Park

A number of residents and community organisations have got together and decided it would be good idea to see if we can set up a 'Friends of Calder Holmes Park' group

Naomi Goddard, Hebden Royd Town Council’s Project Officer has told the Hebden Bridge Web, "Because of the topography of the surrounding landscape public open space is in short supply, houses are literally built on top of each other on narrow streets without gardens. The relatively small park and playground is faced with catering for a diverse range of local needs including the use by children of two primary and a junior schools (both with limited outdoor space), skateboarders, football, basketball and tennis players, the bowling club, after school clubs, woodcraft, brownie and guides, local families from the town and surrounding hill top villages as well as a large number of town visitors."

The idea is that the group will be made up of representatives of the local community, park and memorial garden users (including the skate park, bowling green and playground), Calderdale’s Parks Services and Youth Services. The group will work together to help resolve potential conflicts between different park users, carry out some immediate small scale improvements and with the help of Hebden Royds Project Officer apply for larger scale funding for improvements to the play area and ball games areas.

A meeting to gauge interest in setting up such a group is being held at the Trades Club at 7.30 on Wednesday the 18th of July. Everybody is welcome. Please turn up on the night and/or if you require anymore information or are interested but can’t attend on that particular evening contact Naomi Goddard on 01422 842181, email

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