Land transfers will benefit the green-fingered brigade

More land is to be made available for allotments in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.

Calderdale Council Cabinet has agreed to give the Redacre Growing Project a disused depot and scrubland at Mytholmroyd and to give Hebden Royd Town Council an area of land used for grazing at Sandy Gate, Hebden Bridge.

Great Rock at Blackshaw Head and an area of land at Charlestown, Hebden Bridge, is to be given to Blackshaw Parish Council for a picnic site and allotments.

The transfers are all subject to required legal agreements.

Liberal Democrat leader Janet Battye (Calder) said she was delighted the Cabinet had approved so many transfers.

“This started with the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge where we can see what a good job the local community is doing in looking after and developing an important local amenity.

“This is real power to the people and a credit to the hard work of council officers, and local people – and especially Hebden Royd Town Council and Blackshaw Parish Council.”