Friends of Shroggs Park – Group Meeting Tuesday 22 May

Get Involved with your Park at the Friends of Shroggs Park Group meeting Tuesday 22 May, 6:30pm  at St. George House, Lee Mount, Halifax.

  • Do you have any issues or concerns about Shroggs Park?
  • Do you have an idea on how to improve the park?
  • Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of the park?
  • Would you like to be part of the ‘Friends of Shroggs Park’ group?

Come and find out what’s happening in the park. For further information contact Tony King,  Ward Coordinator North East Halifax Neighbourhood team on 0300 555 0266 or email tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

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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/

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.

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.

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