Read the minutes of the last Friends of Beechwood Park meeting held at St. Andrew’s Church on Tuesday 7 August 2018.
The minutes include park issues and residents feedback as well as funding news and feedback from the Beechwood Big Picnic. Further inclusion is encouraged to ensure the future of the group and to make sure that the views of all the local residents and those using the park are heard.
Read the latest minutes online here…
Beechwood Park is one of Calderdale’s best kept secrets!
This Local Nature Reserve and urban park is situated off Beechwood Drive within walking distance of a number of schools in North Halifax and as you may be aware it used to be home to an army camp.
It’s not all nature though, this park offers great facilities to cater for all ages and preferences including parks, football pitches, a bike track, crown green bowls and for those of you who enjoy working out, you can find some fantastic gym style equipment dotted around.
If you head up towards the more wooded area of the reserve (Tar Hill) you may even be fortunate enough to spot a member of the Roe Deer family that reside there so be sure to have a camera with you on your next visit just in case.
The Friends of Beechwood Park Group consists of local residents who work tirelessly to keep improving this outstanding place with litter picks and other beneficial activities.
If you are interested in being part of the Friends of Beechwood Park Group, call Tony King or Dan Marham on 0300 555 0266 for information and dates of future meetings or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Friends of Beechwood Park group together with other park volunteers and staff from Calderdale MBC and North Halifax Partnership spent an enjoyable few hours planting saplings in Beechwood Park. There are a lot of fantastic residents who give up their time to do litter picking, dredging the pond and keeping the park clean and tidy. If this is something you would like to get involved with and want further information please contact Tony King on 0300 555 0266 or email him on email@example.com
If you use the park you will have noticed that improvements have been made to footpaths in the park, new steps have been installed, new benches also installed and repairs to the footbridge just below the pond. This work was carried out by the councils gardening team (who do a great job keeping your park in good order) but paid for through funds raised by the friends of Beechwood Park group.
If you are in the park and see any issues such as damage, flytipping, off road motor bikes please don’t hesitate to report it to the council or the police.
Come along to Ogden Water for a creative session using natural materials to make elves, fairies and wands.
10.30am to 12noon or 1pm to 2.30pm on Thursday 26 July 2018
Admission costs £3.90 or (£2.90 for Passport to Leisure holders).
Booking essential (limited numbers) – Book online here
Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Cunnery Wood, Shibden for a session of practical work looking after the nature reserve.
Session runs 10.30am to 2pm on;
- Friday 13 July 2018
- Friday 7 September 2018
This event is FREE but please contact 0776 995 4956 for more information and to book a place.
Meet Julie Swift and Chris Sutcliffe for a morning session of art and crafts using natural materials.
Friday 17 August 2018 – 10.30am to 12noon
Admission costs £3.90 per child (£2.90 for Passport to Leisure holders)
For more information about this event contact Chris Sutcliffe telephone: 0776 995 4956
Meet members of Calderdale Countryside and Woodlands Service for a session of practical work in Beechwood Park, North Halifax.
10am to 3pm on;
- Tuesday 5 June 2018
- Tuesday 3 July 2018
- Tuesday 4 September 2018
This event is FREE but please contact 07769 954 956 for more details, meeting point and to book a place.
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…