Category Archives: Parks

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – over 1,600 across the UK, and seven in Calderdale alone.  Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park, Clay House Park in West Vale, Wellholme Park in Brighouse, plus Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Shibden Estate and Ogden Water Country Park all… read more … about Calderdale parks named as some of the best in Britain>>

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A Calderdale resident has been ordered by the court to pay £250 for failing to pick up after his dog in a Calderdale cricket field.  Calderdale Council recently prosecuted Mr Colin Marchington of Sowerby Bridge for failing to clean up after his Newfoundland dog on Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club’s field in December last year.  Mr… read more … about Pick up in time, avoid fine>>

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A Brighouse play area is to receive a make over after a successful bid for funding from SITA Trust.  Calderdale Council will receive £29,980 from the Trust to use at Woodhouse Lane play area in Brighouse.  The play area is located within a small park and has remained pretty much unchanged for 30 years.   The… read more … about Funding boost for Brighouse play area>>


Playtime in Rastrick is set to become more exciting, thanks to a funding boost from SITA Trust.  Carr Green recreation ground has received £31,850 from the Trust, which will be used to make improvements to the facilities on site.  Work is due to start on the improvements in June 2016. There will be a toddler… read more … about Funding boost for Carr Green recreation ground>>


Nearly 100 staff working in Calderdale’s parks, countryside and streets have received training on spotting and reporting signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Calderdale Council delivered the training to its Safer, Cleaner, Greener service – which includes street cleaning and playground maintenance – throughout the summer as part of its ongoing work to help tackle… read more … about Park staff learn to spot signs of CSE>>

Ghostly goings on are expected this Halloween at Shibden Park near Halifax, as it hosts its annual spooktacular Halloween walk on Friday 30 October – and this year it’s bigger and scarier than ever!  The frightening fun starts from 6pm onwards with entertainment followed by a fireworks display at 7.30pm. The guided walk will then… read more … about Do you dare take the Shibden Halloween walk?>>

Work is due to start in the next few months to fell 12 diseased or dying trees in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, following safety concerns.  A recent inspection of trees in the park found that some were showing signs of disease or deterioration. Calderdale Council reported its concerns to the Forestry Commission, who confirmed that… read more … about Diseased trees to be felled at Centre Vale Park>>

Six Calderdale parks already have the Green Flag award seal of approval, but now Calderdale residents can vote for their favourite, in a national poll. Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park, Manor Heath Park, Ogden Water Country Park, Shibden Estate, The People’s Park and Wellholme Park all received the prestigious award in July, and now residents can… read more … about Make your mark, pick a park>>

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The school holidays will soon be upon us, the time when children and young people (and parents!) are looking to fill weeks of entertainment. Luckily British Cycling, in partnership with Calderdale Council, is running a number of organised, free bike rides across the borough, with rides for all ages and abilities.  These Sky Ride Local… read more … about Summer sun and cycle fun>>