Friends of Shroggs Park Group – Notes of last meeting

The Friends of Shroggs Park Group held a meeting on Tuesday 6 September 2016 where they discussed topics such as ASB in the area, feedback from local residents and the idea of the group adopting a constitution.

Click here to read the full minutes from the meeting

The next meeting will be held at St Georges House, Lee Mount Road on Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 6.30pm.

Shelf & District Community Group – Grand Play Area Opening

Join in the fun and see the Mayor officially open a newly refurbished Play Area in
Shelf Hall Park with FREE face painting and refreshments for children.

Saturday 17 September 2016 – 12.15pm to 2.15pm
At Shelf Hall Park, Halifax Road, Shelf, Halifax, HX3 7NT

S&D Play Area Poster

Park Clean up in preparation for Family Fun Day

Pupils and teachers from the Halifax Academy joined Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener Team, Ward Co-ordinator Tony King and staff from the North Halifax Partnership for a clean up in the grounds of West View Park.

Joining volunteers from the Friends of West View Park Group, the aim of the clean up was to prepare the park for the West View Park Family Fun Day which takes place on Saturday 23 July 2016.

6 bags of litter were collected in total after a brilliant team effort by everyone who got involved to brighten up their local community.

Team Picture

Shelf and District Community Group – Shelf Hall Park Update July 2016

Children’s Playground

We have gained a Small Grant from Calderdale Council and have received many donations and sponsorships from schools, scout group, individuals and local businesses within our community in order to buy some new, age appropriate play equipment for Shelf Hall Park.

We thank everyone who has donated for their generous contributions. Unfortunately our bid for £42,000 from a Landfill Trust was unsuccessful so we are now focusing on improving the playground with the funds raised locally.

We have raised more than £10,000 and working in partnership with Calderdale Council are adding a Toddler Multi Unit, Play Boards and Tarmac Graphics to the playground. Implementation will begin in summer so look out for the grand opening date, come along and enjoy the fun.

Wild Flower Meadow

Committee members attended a meeting in Shibden Park in November during which the Grow Wild project was explained by Calderdale Council’s Communities and Service team. The project, primarily to encourage wildlife, is now underway in Shelf Hall Park. The grass has been killed, the areas will be rotivated to enable the wild flowers to grow and a notice has been placed in the project area to explain what is happening. A committee member has been following the process with interest and will be assisting in the seed sowing.

Website and facebook presence

We have a new Shelf & District Community Group website which is now live take a look here.

In addition we have a facebook presence currently attracting 283 members.

Both the website and the facebook group are a way of informing you about what’s going on in Shelf and District so please visit both and if you wish, use them to communicate with us.

In addition we have a Newsletter which we will distribute monthly, giving an ‘at a glance’ flavour of what’s currently going on.

Friends of Shroggs Park Meeting Minutes 14.06.16

The Friends of Shroggs Park Group held a meeting on Tuesday 14 June in order to discuss any issues/concerns as well as suggest any ideas for improving the park in the future.

Click here to see the minutes from the last meeting

The group will also be having a Community Walkabout on Saturday 2 July. Meet at the Park Pavilion at 10am if you would like to get involved.

Next Friends of Shroggs Park meeting will take place on Tuesday 6 September at St Georges House, Lee Mount Road, Ovenden – Meeting starts at 6.30pm