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    Welcome to Friends of Centre Vale Park

    The aims of the Friends of Centre Vale Park group volunteers are to protect, improve, promote and enhance Centre Vale Park.

    Activities include hands on projects such as woodland management, planting initiatives and path improvements as well as the planning and promotion of projects such as the development of the parks facilities through fundraising and public awareness.

    We help ensure the park is well maintained and raise and monitor any issues that arise with the Local Authority staff who oversee the park.

    We hold monthly meetings to discuss future events and planning, review the effectiveness of past activities and organise work for volunteer days (usually twice per month).

    Please access all the pages within the website using the tabs at the top to discover more about what we do and how you can volunteer, plus details of how you can explore the heritage trail.


    Proposed temporary school on Centre Vale Meadow

    Proposals to locate a temporary school on the Centre Vale Park meadow (above the tennis courts) have been put forward. Calderdale Council has received Government funding to rebuild or refurbish six schools in the area. Castle Hill Primary School in Todmorden is the first to be given official go ahead. For the period of the rebuild, the school needs to decant to a temporary location. 

    Friends of Centre Vale Park committee members were given sight of proposals just before Christmas last year. They were then granted an hour-long online meeting in late January with the Development Team behind the project. During the meeting the committee members asked why it was that the only location in the Development Team's opinion for the temporary site was in the meadow. They were unconvinced with the responses and with extent of the endeavour made to avoid placing the temporary school in the meadow. The Development Team wanted to assure Friends of Centre Vale Park that once Castle Hill is rebuilt, the temporary school would be removed, and the meadow returned - with greater diversity than now.

    The period of public engagement and comment on the proposals has begun and ends on 1st March. 

    There are three drop–in events for anyone who wants to find out more or who would like to ask any questions about the proposals. The sessions are as follows: 

    Castle Hill Primary School 4pm to 7pm on Monday 19th February 2024. 

    Todmorden High School 4pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 21st February 2024 

    Tod College 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 27th February 2024 

    The full proposed plans can be viewed here: 

    Please email your comments about the proposals to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
    If you wish, you could c.c. your elected Calderdale Councillors and Todmorden Town Council:
    • Helen Brundell: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Diana Tremayne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Silvia Dacre: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Todmorden Town Council: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     

     

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