Meeting Minutes – Friends of Shibden Park 14 May 2018

The Friends of Shibden Park Group held met on Monday 14 May where they discussed projects such as the filming of ‘Gentleman Jack’, the Climbing Rocks Project an application for support in tree planting and discussion on the demand for duck food.

The minutes from the meeting also include details of upcoming events.

See what was discussed online here…

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Meeting Minutes – Friends of Shibden Park 9 April 2018

The Friends of Shibden Park Group held met on Monday 9 April where they discussed projects such as Tree Planting, Easter Egg Treasure Hunt and a Climbing Rocks Project.

The minutes from the meeting also include details of upcoming events.

See what was discussed online here…

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.

Buy a Park a Tree

Nature lovers in Calderdale now have the chance to buy a new tree to be planted in a Calderdale park or green space.

Calderdale Council’s new ‘buy a park a tree’ scheme gives individuals, groups or businesses the chance to sponsor a tree of their choice.

The trees in many of Calderdale’s parks are getting to the end of their natural lifespan. Some have also been damaged in storms or have had to be removed due to disease or for safety reasons. Over fifty new trees have been planted in one of Calderdale’s parks in a previous scheme started six years ago but with the help of sponsors, Calderdale Council is aiming to extend the scheme to the rest of the borough with a target of 100 trees to be planted between November 2017 and February 2018.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said:

Our trees are well loved and really important for our environment. It’s always sad when trees have to be removed due to damage or disease and our ‘buy a park a tree’ scheme will help us to replace many of the trees we’ve unfortunately lost.

“With the generous help of sponsors alongside our own planting schemes, we can ensure than there are plentiful trees for future generations to enjoy in our parks or green spaces.

Each tree will cost £100, which includes planting and securing the tree. There’s a list of varieties to choose from and trees can be planted in most of the parks and recreation areas in Calderdale. A certificate will be issued to each sponsor to keep as a record of their generous help.

For more information and a list of available trees, visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for ‘buy a park a tree’. The first orders will be placed at the end of September ready for planting in November.

If you could display a poster about the scheme it can be downloaded here.

Santa at Shibden

On Saturday 9 December, 9am – 4pm Santa comes to Shibden.

Receive a present from Santa, a £5 voucher to use at the Mereside Cafe, a ride on the land train and a ride on the miniature railway (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for both rides)

£12 per child plus £3 per accompanying adult.

The Friendly Brass Band will e providing live music on the day and other entertainment includes a raffle, Christmas Bran Tub and Letters to Santa.

Bookings are now being taken at the Mereside Cafe between 9am and 11am each day 01422 382959

Shibden Christmas Craft Fair

The Shibden Christmas Craft Fair will be held this year on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017 10am – 4pm.

A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for Christmas shopping. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself!

Admission: Reduced admission to Shibden Hall.

The car park on Lister’s Road is located up the hill from Shibden with a short walk down to the entrance. Further parking is available off Godley Lane by the lake and Mereside Cafe. From here there is an up-hill walk to Shibden Hall. Both car parks require parking tickets to be purchased. Disabled parking is available for Blue Badge holders next to the site, accessed from Lister’s Road and follow the narrow road down towards the Hall.

Santa Comes to Shibden Park

Dare we say that after Halloween and Bonfire Night, Christmas is not far away. On Saturday 9 December from 9am until 4pm Santa is spending some time in Shibden Park. There will also be a brass band to welcome him and of course the Mereside cafe will be open for all your refreshment needs.

What would your children say to a ride on the land train or the miniature railway?

You can book your tickets by calling the Mereside Cafe on  01422 382959.