Category Archives: Parks

As part of its ongoing battle against littering, Calderdale Council is backing the Chewing Gum Action Group’s ‘Bin it your way’ campaign. Complementing the Council’s own ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-littering campaign, ‘Bin it your way’ encourages people to dispose of their chewing gum responsibly and avoid a fine of up to £80. Posters and banners… read more … about Tackling chewing gum litter in Calderdale>>

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Voting is now open for the nationwide search for Britain’s favourite park and Calderdale has seven parks in the running.  The Green Flag Award Scheme is asking the nation to have its say and decide which parks and green spaces should receive the People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites.  As Green Flag Award… read more … about Help put Calderdale parks on the map>>

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The Calderdale Way is turning 40, and to celebrate Calderdale Council is looking for photographs that illustrate what makes it such an amazing walk. The Calderdale Way is one of the most popular walking routes in the borough, taking in 50 miles of countryside throughout the hills, moors and valleys. The route was marked out… read more … about Get snapping for Calderdale Way birthday>>

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Calderdale parks have once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme as some of the best in the world. Seven parks in Calderdale have received the prestigious Green Flag Award, which is the mark of a quality park or green space. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Flying the flag for a great park>>

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise awareness of fostering. In support of this, and the regional ‘You Can Foster’ campaign, members of Calderdale’s fostering team visited Brighouse Parkrun on Saturday 19 May… read more … about Fostering team in Parkrun takeover>>

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Time is running out to order trees for this year’s planting as part of Calderdale Council’s ‘buy a park a tree’ scheme. The scheme, which started in summer 2017, gives individuals, groups or businesses the chance to sponsor a tree of their choice to be planted in a Calderdale park or green space. Planting season… read more … about Calling last orders on this season’s tree planting>>

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Wainstalls village is soon to benefit from a new play area for children and young people, after a successful application to the Suez Communities Trust.  Calderdale Council will receive £43,000 from the Trust (formerly SITA Trust) to allow for a new play area to be installed near Wainstalls Junior and Infant School in the village. … read more … about New play area for Wainstalls village>>

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Seven parks in Calderdale are in the running for a national award for Britain’s parks and green spaces. Shibden Park, Wellholme Park, Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Ogden Water Country Park, Clay House Park and Bailiff Bridge Memorial Garden are all up for the Green Flag People’s Choice Award, which is voted for by people… read more … about Vote for your favourite Calderdale park>>

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