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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,...
- 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...
- 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...
- Getting together with Friends!
Since 2016, Huddersfield Croquet Club have been playing matches and practising on the lower bowling green in the park. New members are welcome and the Club run an open session on the first Sunday of the month from 2pm (up to September 3) when anyone can come along and have a go. All the equipment is provided, you just need to wear trainers or other flat shoes. The Club also runs weekly coaching sessions on the lower green on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm – again new players are welcome.
Normally there is one green available for casual bowling but occasionally the Croquet Club hold internal competitions which involve use of both the bowling greens all day. Competitions this year are on Sunday 23 July, Sunday 13 August and Sunday 1 October.
For more information about Huddersfield Croquet Club, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call Rena Souten on 07799 895350 or visit their Facebook page.
There’s a great programme of free concerts on the Greenhead Park bandstand this summer. From traditional brass bands to samba and funk, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
So come on down and enjoy the music – and hopefully some sunshine too!
Sadly the Santa Special won’t be running on the miniature railway this year due to essential track maintenance work. However you can still see Father Christmas if you pop down to The Park cafe in the conservatory on Sunday 18 or Monday 19 December for their special Breakfast with Santa.
Between 9.30am and 11.30am you can enjoy an unlimited choice of full English and continental breakfast, yoghurt and fruit bar, freshly baked morning goods, tea, coffee and a selection of juices for a festive price of £9.95, or just £3.95 for children 12yrs and under. Every child will receive a small gift from Santa! You don’t have to book, but if you do your table will be dressed for Christmas. For more information, or to book, e-mail GHPark.email@example.com or call 01484 221515.
The Park cafe will be open as normal until Friday 23 December. On Christmas Eve, they’ll be serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, toast and teacakes only until 2pm. Full service will resume on Monday 2 January from 10am.
The Friends of Greenhead Park and Gledholt Male Voice Choir have got together again to put on a free concert of carols and Christmas songs in the attractive surroundings of the Greenhead Park Conservatory. The concert is on Saturday 3 December from 4pm to 5pm and everyone is welcome to come along and get in the Christmas mood.
Mince pies & mulled wine will be on sale from 3.30pm to raise funds for the Friends and there will be a collection in aid of the Choir.
If Wimbledon has inspired you to dust down your tennis raquet, don’t forget that you can play for free in Greenhead Park – and there’s now an on-line court reservation system, so you can book to play at a time that suits you. You only need to register once, and then log in whenever you want to make a booking.
The park courts also have weekly adult coaching sessions on Tuesday evenings run by qualified licensed LTA coaches, and we hope there will be some family sessions before too long.
And a brand new Greenhead Park Tennis League has been set up too – Round 1 starts on Thursday 1 September. If you fancy playing in friendly singles matches for adults of all levels, you can join for just £15 (includes free British Tennis Membership worth £25!).
Greenhead Park bandstand will be alive with the sound of music this summer with a great programme of free events for everyone to enjoy.
The season kicks off with sounds of brass from Golcar Training Band on Sunday 19 June, 2pm to 3.30pm. There will be a collection in aid of the Friends of Greenhead Park.
Youngsters from Stagecoach Theatre Arts take centre stage on Saturday 25 June with their summer open air production. They’ll be wowing the audience with a rip-roaring Broadway themed medley, along with cops and robbers, glamorous show girls and nasty villians. Performances are at 2.15pm, 2.45pm & 3.15pm and everyone is welcome to come and watch free of charge.
Next up is the Kirklees Youth Brass Band who will entertain visitors to the park on Saturday 2 July from 2pm to 4pm. A collection for the Kirklees Music School Gift of Music Fund will help support talented youngsters whose families are unable to afford regular music tuition.
If you enjoy a summer Sunday afternoon in the park, look out for more brass band concerts on Sundays in August. There’s Golcar Band on August 7, Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble & Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass on August 14 and last, but not least, Slaithwaite Band on August 21 – all from 2pm to 4pm. Collections at these events will support the work of the Friends of Greenhead Park.
As well hosting musical performances, the bandstand will be a venue for scenes from Romeo and Juliet as part of Huddersfield Thespians’ forthcoming production of Shakespeare in the Park marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare in the Park runs from 7-10 July, 6.30pm-9.45pm including a half hour interval. It’s sure to be a popular event, so make sure to get your free tickets from the box office at the Lawrence Batley Theatre soon!
With parks facing big budget cuts, having an active Friends group is more important than ever. The Friends of Greenhead Park will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 5 March at 2pm in the Greenhead Park Community Room and we hope that people who love our beautiful park will come along to support us.
Following reports on what’s been happening in the past year and elections for the committee for 2016, there will be time for questions and discussion on anything to do with the park. After the meeting, everyone is invited for tea, cakes and a chat in the Pavilion by the bowling greens.
The Park cafe in the conservatory are offering two tempting ways to spoil your mum on Mother’s Day, Sunday 6 March.
First off, there’s a special all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9.30am to 12noon with an unlimited choice of full English and continental breakfast goodies – and a glass of Prosecco for Mum!
Later on, you can enjoy a Vintage Afternoon Tea from 2pm to 4pm with a delicious selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones, plus a glass of Prosecco to toast your mum.
The breakfast costs £9.95 per person and tea (pre-booking recommended) is £12.95. Call in at The Park, ring 01484 221515 or e-mail GHPark.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to book.
The Friends of Greenhead Park wish all park users a very happy festive season and best wishes for the New Year.
* Friends of Greenhead Park drop-in in the Pavilion will be closed on Wednesdays 23 & 30 December – back again as usual on Wednesday 6 January 2016
* There will be no Nordic Walking session on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. It will start up again on Friday 8 January 2016 – and from this date there will be no charge for hire of poles
* The Park cafe in the conservatory will be closed from 2pm on Christmas Eve, reopening on Saturday 2 January 2016
Call in at the Christmas Fair in the Conservatory on Sunday 6 December for a great range of gifts, Christmas goods and cards. Delicious festive food will be served between 12noon and 3pm – and you can treat yourself to a warming mulled wine and a mince pie any time throughout the day.
There’ll be Christmas crafts and other fun for children, and Santa will be visiting too. The Friends of Greenhead Park will be there with a stall and we’d love to see you.
For further details contact Mandie or Wendy on 01484 221515 or e-mail GHpark.email@example.com.