The refurbishment of the Little Park on Victoria Road in Hebden Bridge is an excellent example of community work in action, supported by the council.
Local parents knew what they wanted to achieve: the local children’s play area to be improved.
They raised some funds for it themselves and enlisted the help and support of Calderdale Council.
Meanwhile the council was reviewing its playgrounds with a view to investing some funding into refurbishing them, and used a set of simple criteria to decide the priorities.
These included the current state of the playground, how many children live in the area and whether there was an active community group.
Little Park ticked all of those boxes so became a high priority.
They drafted designs, consulted with local children and came to an agreement with the council as to what would be done.
It has taken time (three years from start to finish) but it is wonderful to see that the finishing touches have now been put to it. Job well done and thank you to the Little Park Friends group for all their hard work: I know that many, many children of all ages (and their families) will enjoy this for years to come.
Coun Janet Battye,
(Liberal Democrat, Calder ward)