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 a rather dark and neglected area. Surrounding trees have been cut back or removed to allow more light to flood in and the whole area is being resurfaced too. The work should be completed by the end of July and we’re planning an official opening ceremony in mid-August.
The play area upgrade has been achieved thanks to donations from a host of individual Friends and supporters, plus generous grants from local organisations. As well as the many individual donors, the Friends of Greenhead Park would like to thank Huddersfield Round Table; the Freemasons of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding; Tesco Bags of Help Scheme; Greenhead Ward Active Citizens Grant Scheme; Huddersfield Rotary Club; Huddersfield Pennine Rotary Club; Huddersfield Lions and Kirklees Council Participatory Budget for their financial support for this project which could not have happened without them. Thanks are also due to everyone who backed our bid to the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, helping us to scoop the top award of £4,000 by voting for the play train in local Tesco stores.