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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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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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Getting together with Friends!

Do you care about Greenhead Park?  Would you like a say in its future?  Do you have ideas about park events or activities?  If so, why not come along to the Friends of Greenhead Park Annual General Meeting on Saturday … Continue reading

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Conservatory and cafe to close for essential repairs

From Monday 26 November until April 2019, Greenhead Park’s conservatory and The Park café are set to close while essential maintenance and repair work takes place. The listed building and café will close after business on Sunday 25 November 2018. … Continue reading

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Mayor opens transformed under 5s play area

After more than a year of fundraising by the Friends, it was fantastic to see the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Gwen Lowe, cutting the ribbon to officially reopen the park’s under 5s play area on Saturday 11 August.  FoGP Chair, … Continue reading

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Play train almost ready for boarding!

The play train we’ve been fundraising for has now arrived in the toddler play area near the top cafe and, with funds for the train in place, Kirklees Council is carrying out extra work to completely transform what was once … Continue reading

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