Volunteers shine in community clean up around Halifax

Volunteers on the community clean up by the Shay, Halifax.
Volunteers on the community clean up by the Shay, Halifax.

Wasteland outside the Shay stadium has been ‘spruced-up’ in a community effort to clean-up the area.

The Rotary Club of Halifax were helped by Calderdale College engineering and horticulture students, pupils of Crossley Heath School, Halifax, and Barclays Bank volunteers in a £2,500 project, funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale.

Along Skircoat Road, from Halifax’s Hunger Hill to the bus garage, the team has cleared up old and broken fencing and replaced with new fencing; unearthed weeds and shrubs; replacing with a new Shay community garden designed by Deborah Comyn-Platt of Shibden Hall.

A Halifax Rotary spokesperson said: “We simply wanted to get rid of an eyesore, do something for the Grand Depart and help our town to win a Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award this year.

“We always try to team up with others who share our aims, on this occasion with Halifax In Bloom Group, Calderdale Council’s Safer Greener Cleaner service and especially young people.”

Volunteers were welcomed to The Shay where they were presented with a Community Service Award certificate to recognise their efforts.