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Conservatory and The Park cafe reopen

Visitors to the park this weekend (September 7/8) were delighted to find the conservatory open again after ten months under wraps. The Park cafe is also back in business offering hot and cold drinks and light refreshments, including a yummy … Continue reading

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Back at last!

It’s been a long wait, but – barring any last minute mishaps! – our much-loved conservatory and The Park cafe will reopen on Saturday 7 September 2019 following extensive renovation work to preserve the Grade II listed structure.  New planting … Continue reading

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Still flying the flag!

A Green Flag is proudly flying on the flagpole near the conservatory again this year following a flag raising ceremony by Parks Service staff and Friends.  The national Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in … Continue reading

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Help Greenhead Park to win the title of UK’s Best Park 2019!

  Hands up if you think Greenhead Park is the best! We may be a bit biased but we reckon our beautiful park is a strong contender for UK’s Best Park 2019.  You have until noon on Monday 19 August to … Continue reading

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Bedding in!

Park gardeners Peter and John worked really hard last week to fill the park’s flowerbeds with thousands of summer bedding plants. The Friends of Greenhead Park gardening group did their bit to help too – and although it was a … Continue reading

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Oak tree appears in lakeside arbour!

Friends of Greenhead Park volunteers and students from Greenhead College have got together to create a striking mural in the arbour by the Greenhead Park lake. The project, led by artist and FoGP member Helen Williamson, has transformed the central … Continue reading

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Summer music on the Greenhead Park Bandstand

Not long now to the start of the 2019 programme of summer afternoon music on the Greenhead Park bandstand organised by the Friends of Greenhead Park. Most concerts, with a couple of exceptions, are on Sunday afternoons starting at 2pm … Continue reading

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Conservatory and cafe reopening delayed to summer 2019

Essential structural repairs to the park’s conservatory are well underway, but we have just heard from Kirklees Council that they will not now be finished until summer 2019 due to the amount of work needed to the Grade II listed … Continue reading

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Volunteers move mountains – of mulch!

Friends of Greenhead Park gardening volunteers had a real workout in last week’s spring sunshine. The task on hand was to mulch the herbaceous beds in the Rose Garden with bark chippings provided by the Council’s Forestry section. With plenty … Continue reading

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Never mind the weather!

A wet and windy Thursday at the beginning of February saw a hardy group of staff and volunteers getting stuck into improving the environment round the lake.  Donning waders and waterproofs, the team installed sections of coir matting pre-planted with … Continue reading

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