Play to continue undisturbed on Little Park, following productive site meeting with Neighbourhood Officer

Today Calderdale Council Neighbourhood Officer Andrew Pitts assured Friends of the Little Park,  local councillors and others from the council, that:

  • the toddler swings will not be affected and will remain in use. It is proposed that
  • the ‘fire mans pole’ is taken off the pirate ship and a safety panel put in place while a safety fence is erected 2.6 meters out from the existing fence
  • there will be no other disruption than this.

This is consistent with what Andrew Pitts told Plain Speaker yesterday and it is good to have it confirmed at the site meeting at the Little Park playground on Victoria Road. Continue reading

Little Park toddler swings and pirate ship are safe from developer’s fencing, says Neighbourhood Officer

Friends of Little Park on Valley Road Hebden Bridge are collecting signatures for a petition to Calderdale Council, protesting against interference with the playground by developers of the building site that sits right next to the playground.

News emerged recently on HebWeb that:

“from February 2016 a significant part of the Little Park playground is going to be fenced off for approximately 10 months during weekdays 8am-5pm…”

At the Little Park, Steph Jones, mother of a small child, said,

“Parents and children use the Park all the time, it’s the only one in Hebden for little kids now the play cafe on Central Street’s closed down. It needs to stay open all the time.”

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