Come along and give your view on plans for the park

Todmorden Agricultural Show members in their wellies at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden last year when poor ground conditions forced cancellation of the 2013 show
Todmorden Agricultural Show members in their wellies at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden last year when poor ground conditions forced cancellation of the 2013 show

Residents in Todmorden will soon have a chance to have their say on planned improvements in Centre Vale Park.

Calderdale Council, along with stakeholders Groundwork and Leeming Associates, and members of the community are inviting comments and opinions on the park.

They are particularly keen to know what people think are important features, and how the park can be restored and improved for future generations.

On Tuesday, October 22, Todmorden Town Hall will open its doors between 3.30pm and 7.30pm for people to drop-in, have their say and share stories of the park over the years.

It will be a chance to see plans and give comments to help shape the funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Organisers would also like to collect information to create a historical scrapbook for Centre Vale Park.

People are invited to bring along memorabilia, stories and memories of the park to be photographed and recorded, with the aim of capturing the complete history of the park through the memories of local residents.

Coun Steve Sweeney, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “Centre Vale Park is so important to the people of Todmorden and the surrounding areas, and this event will provide the opportunity for everyone to see proposals for future plans.

“I hope people get involved and join in with this event.

“It would also be great if people can bring along any photographs or memorabilia to put together a snapshot of the park’s history.”

There will also be guided tours of the historic town hall, plus fun activities for children.

For more information about Tuesday’s event and the consultation, contact Jane Halladay, of Groundwork Trust, on 0113 2380601 or email jane.halladay@groundwork.org.uk.