Still chance to have your say on park’s future

The Friends of Centre Vale Park held an exhibition during the consultation event on the park's future at Todmorden Town Hall

The Friends of Centre Vale Park held an exhibition during the consultation event on the park's future at Todmorden Town Hall

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Have your say

Many people took the opportunity have their say on the future of Centre Vale Park during consultation at Todmorden Town Hall last week.

Calderdale Council, along with stakeholders Groundwork and Leeming Associates, invited members of the community to give their views on what they think are important features and how the park can be restored and improved for future generations.

Coun Steve Sweeney, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “We know how much the park is valued, so we’re delighted that people responded positively to our proposals, which include improving facilities and woodland, and preserving the park’s heritage.

“People gave us helpful feedback on what they consider to be the park’s most important features, and how it can be restored for future generations.

“People can still have their say until Friday, November 15, by filling in questionnaires at locations across Todmorden, including our Customer First centre.

“We’ll take into account all comments and will use them to shape the park’s future.”

The Friends of Centre Vale Park held an exhibition as part of the consultation event.

Now the group is making an appeal for memories and photos that people may have of the old farms - Platts House and Carr Laith Farm - that used to stand at the back of the park.

Stella Peterson, chairman of the Friends group, said: “We want to catch and begin to understand some of this important Todmorden history before it disappears altogether.”

In November the group will be putting in an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s “Our Heritage” grant for a project titled “The old farms of Centre Vale: Discovering their history, landscape and people”.

The application will be for help to research the farms and families, and for some excavation and access work on the ground.

For more information about the project, contact Stella on 01706 814070.