Category Archives: Parks

Calderdale parks are taking part in celebrations to mark Love Parks Week which runs from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 July.  Now in its 11th year, Love Parks Week, run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, is Britain’s biggest celebration of these valuable spaces. Calderdale Council is joining in the party and encouraging everyone… read more … about Show your love for your park this #LoveParks Week>>

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Calderdale Council is committed to keeping Todmorden Carnival in Centre Vale Park, and is meeting with the organisers and the Environment Agency this Thursday (4 August) to discuss how to make this happen. At a previous constructive meeting with the carnival organisers, the Council pledged its commitment to working together to enable this important event… read more … about Council committed to carnival’s future>>

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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?>>