Our parks are pretty as a picture

Manor Heath Park, Halifax
Manor Heath Park, Halifax

Parks in Calderdale have been recognised as some of the best in the country.

Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park, Clay House Park, West Vale, Wellholme Park, Brighouse, plus Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Shibden Estate and Ogden Water Country Park all received the prestigious Green Flag award.

The award, now celebrating its 20th year, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Councillor Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “It’s great news that so many Calderdale parks have been awarded a Green Flag award, especially as we’ve added to our total from last year.

“The Green Flag award recognises people in Calderdale are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality.

“It is also a reward for the hard work that goes in to maintaining our parks and green spaces by council staff and our amazing volunteers.”