Friends of Shibden Park – General Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the Friends of Shibden Park Group general meeting held on Monday 9 April 2018, 2:45pm at Shibden Hall are now available to view online.

Click here to view the minutes from the meeting.

Janet was welcomed to the group and discussions included the Climbing Rocks Project, Plant a Tree, the closure of the hall due to the filming of Gentleman Jack and lots more.

The next meeting will be held on Monday 30 April, 2:00pm at Shibden Hall.

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Friends of Roils Head – Annual General Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the Friends of Roils Head Group Annual General Meeting and the General Meeting that followed held on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Grace Baptist Church are now available to view online.

Click here to view the minutes from the meeting.

Discussions included dog bins, disabled access to footpaths, catering vans etc.

The next meeting will be held Saturday 21 April, 10:00am-12:00pm at Grace Baptist Church.

Ogden Water is Yorkshire’s Favourite Reservoir

Ogden Water has been crowned Yorkshire’s favourite reservoir after beating off competition from Grimwith and Langsett.

With 46% of the vote Ogden Water was a clear winner in the Yorkshire Water poll, which was conducted on the firm’s Facebook page.

The race for second was a tighter affair, with Langsett winning 28% of the vote, and Grimwith third with 26%.

Set to the north of Halifax, Ogden Water, managed by Calderdale Council is three miles long, offering huge variety. There are rough pastures, picturesque woodland, rugged moorland and tumbling streams to explore.

Philip Tennyson, Yorkshire Water’s Countryside and Recreation spokesperson, said: “These are all fabulous reservoirs which offer wonderful free days out, but I can certainly understand why Ogden Water was such a huge favourite with the public.

“Although they did not end up winners this time, I would urge the public to visit both Grimwith and Langsett as they are both very special.”

Offering spectacular views over the reservoir and woodland from the higher ground, especially from the ruins known as North America. Near Stocksbridge, Langsett Reservoir in the Peak District National Park gives the adventurous walker a decent test over 3 miles.

The circular path at Grimwith Reservoir, east of Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has stunning views of the adjacent moors and lower Yorkshire Dales. With the call of the curlew and lapwing, it is the longest walk of the finalists at 4.5 miles long.

Friends of Roils Head – Upcoming AGM and minutes of last meeting

Join the Friends of Roils Head Group at their AGM to discuss Future Priorities and a report from the recent Tree Planting Activity –  Friends of Roils Head upcoming AGM Agenda

Saturday 20 January 2018 – 10am
At Grace Baptist Church, Roils Head Road, HX2 0LH.

If you missed the last meeting you can read the last minutes online here.

Literary Links: The Brontës at Shibden

See costumes on display in Shibden Hall from the recent Brontë TV Drama, ‘To Walk Invisible’ by Sally Wainwright, several scenes of which were filmed at the Hall.

Saturday 3 March to Wednesday 31 October 2018

There will also be private tours of the exhibition with the Curator, Elinor Camille-Wood on the 28th April and 13th October at 2pm and a talk by Ann Dinsdale, Principal Curator of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth about the research that went into developing the production design, costumes and other props for the BBC drama ‘To Walk Invisible’ by Sally Wainwright, on the 11th August at 2pm.

Click here for further information and pricing details

Parkruns in Calderdale

Winter is upon us and you may not feel like getting out and being Active Calderdale in the cold, but there is still a lot you can do in the garden. Being active will make you feel good physically and mentally and keep you warm too!

Another great way to be active with your friends, family and grandchildren is to take part in ‘parkrun’ and here’s a bit of information that might be news to you.

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs all over the world. They are open to everyone, totally free, organised by a group of local volunteers, held in pleasant parkland surroundings and everyone whether young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not is always welcome. It’s not about racing, it’s about running at your own pace.

We have 2 parkruns in Calderdale, one at Shroggs Park in Halifax and the other at Wellholme Park in Brighouse. Both start at 9am every Saturday. We also have a new Junior parkrun starting at Wellholme Park in Brighouse on Sunday 17 December at 9am. Junior parkrun is a 2k run for juniors aged 4-14 years old and will take place on Sunday mornings at 9am.

For further information please click on the links below:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/halifax/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighouse/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighouse-juniors/