A community group is set to put down its tools for the last time after completely transforming a disused children’s park into a popular play area.
After three years of hard work and consultation with nearby residents and children, the Little Park Friends group has spruced up the Little Park in Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge, with new facilities and restored equipment.
Nikki Harvey, from the friends group, said: “Little Park Friends are now ‘retiring’ as we feel we have achieved what we set out to do. We ask that people please contact Calderdale Council if they have any concerns or see any faults in the Little Park.
“We wish to thank the local community, especially the children who helped in the design, for their fantastic support over the years in helping achieve such a vibrant, unique and well used playground.”
The final touches have been put to the park, with table and stools made by Nora Kasanicka, a director of Blackbark LLP. The materials were sourced from a ring of poplar donated by Amber (of Steepfields allotments) and ash from the allotments was used for the stools and legs.
The friends would like to thank Mick Wilby, Playgrounds Manager at Calderdale Council, for his support.
Steepfields Allotment group is hosting a harvest festival from 1pm to 3pm on September 14 at Nutclough Housing Co-op, Hebden Bridge. The friends group is planning a teddy bear’s picnic next Spring.