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:
It’s been 10 years since Lee Mount Primary School worked to create the Somewhere Over the Rainbow project in Shroggs Park, Lee Mount and following interviews there’s now a new Junior Warden’s scheme in place at the school.
The Lee Mount Junior Wardens are proud of where they live and work together to identify environmental and safety problems in order to make our neighbourhood a better place to live.
On Wednesday 30 November the Wardens joined together with Pete Oddy area manager for Calderdale Safer Cleaner Greener Team ,Pc Kim McCloskey & PCSO Trevor Lovelock West Yorkshire Police and Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative to litter pick in Shroggs Park.
The Junior Wardens have also worked on a speed initiative on Shroggs Road and Wheatley Lane to check the speeds of passing traffic along with PC McCloskey, PCSO Leeman & PCSO Foster.
The majority of vehicles checked were travelling under or at the required speed limit, however a few drivers were advised regarding the recent changes to the speed limits that came into force in the North Halifax area in October 2016.
Look out for more exciting activities including bird box and feeder making from the new Lee Mount Junior Wardens over the coming months.
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.
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
Following the Shroggs Park consultation event held on Saturday 7 May 2016; a number of issues/concerns were raised as well as suggestions of ways in which the park may be improved.
If you witness any issues in Shrogg’s Park please use the Report an Issue Section of the North & East Halifax Parks Blog