Updates from the Friends of Roils Head (FoRH)

See below, some of the main actions and upcoming events in place since the Friends of Roils Head AGM.

Woodland Trust
Tree pack application, some great news, the FoRH have been successful in its application for a large Wildlife (420 saplings) pack. This pack will be winging its way to us in November 2017!

Litter Picking – Rye Lane Entrance, Roils Head Moor
The clean up was a success! A number of people turned up (around 8 – 10) on Friday the 7th April 2017. The volunteers litter picked until all the bags were full. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it and help out.

Changing Rooms –Demolished
These have now been demolished by the Council (March / April 2017).

Local Nature Reserve – Roils Head Moor?
K Reid contacted the Halifax Scientific Society (HSS) to see if they could help with detailed habitat mapping and a botanical survey of the moor. K Reid met and walked the moor for over an hour with Steve Blacksmith (Chair – HSS). The moor has wildlife and nature that are typical of Calderdale. Unfortunately the Society is unable to help us, there are no unusual or rare species we have come across (so far…!) and their members are busy with their own projects and areas of interest.

K Reid also attended Cromwell Bottom (Local Nature Reserve) on a Practical Day where he helped out and spoke to the people there about their group and how they do things at the reserve.

Warley Community Association – Dog Show
This has been put on hold for now. Realistically if an event does take place, then it is more than likely to be next year in 2018.

Open Spaces Society
Bernard French has applied on behalf of the FoRH to join the society. Since joining B French has been
in touch in regards to the Legal Rights – Roils Head Moor. The Open Spaces Society is Britain’s oldest
national conservation body, founded in 1865.They campaign for stronger protection for commons,
greens and paths and greater opportunities for everyone to enjoy them. Defend open spaces against
loss from development and assist local communities to safeguard their green spaces for themselves
and future generations.

The Local Plan
At the moment the timeline, on the Council website, is for the 6 week long consultation on the Draft
Local Plan to commence on the 30 June 2017 and end on the 11 August 2017. The publication of the
Local Plan for representations is January 2018.

Next General Meeting
The next General Meeting will be held as soon as we hear anything further on the Council Local Plan or at members request if they require one at any time sooner.

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