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Today we decided to go for a walk around our local park,which was established many years ago ,by a local benefactor,for the people of Huddersfield..nice chap..It is being completely regenerated to the original design,with the help of Heritage funding and the council.It is a mammoth task,and will take 2 years to complete.Work has started on the huge glasshouses,as they were very delapidated,and they are going to also build a small restaurant and coffee bar alongside.They had to take down all the avenues of Elm trees ,years ago,because of the dreaded Dutch elm disease,and will now be replaced with Lime trees.The childrens play area has been moved,much to the delight of the children we saw playing happily today .Originally,there was a big lake,and a large bathing pool,which I remember when I was a child,and many happy memories,as it was a big treat to be taken there.No trips abroad then,or anywhere else much,for that matter.Both are going to be restored,as the lake was filled in ,but now work has started on that as well,and it is all dug out.The spring flower beds looked splendid,even though there were big mounds of earth everywhere ,,complete with massive diggers ,waiting to start again tomorrow.The model railway was very busy too,with smiley mums and dads,having a ride with their children,and energetic people playing tennis..I was not one of them!! The Skateboard area was very well used ,too,.yet again,not by me Lol ..Who says young ones just hang around street corners,and moan there is nothing to do? All in all,a lovely day,and glad to see that it is still a nice place to be,despite the upheaval.Can’t wait to see it when it is finally restored to its former glory….but even better..

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Very interesting and how nice that they're restoring it to it's original design. I know of three parks near me that are being restored which is a bit odd bearing in mind the credit crunch and all.

25 Apr, 2010

 

Nice it's being looked after now, and being t=restored. It will be a great place to visit for walks etc.

25 Apr, 2010

 

It is a lovely park,and only 5 minutes walk from town,so easy for everyone to visit.,which is great.The only down side,is that they are going to erect high barriers all around the outskirts,because of the vandalism that has happened over the years,and people have been attacked and mugged,So it will be closed from Dusk to Dawn.A reflection of the sad times we live in...I don't think it will stop it,as any moron wishing to do these things,won't be looking at a watch !!
Just hope it is a deterrent for some of them...

25 Apr, 2010

 

It's a sign of the times unfortunately. I hope the bariers deter the yobs as much as possible

25 Apr, 2010

 

Its good to hear they are restoring your park as obviously it is well used, we have our local recreation ground in our town and pleased to say it has been updated in recent years, its nice in the summer months to sit and listen to the band playing , its also partly funded from donations. Our skateboard park was closed about 18mths ago due to safety issues, so locals have formed a fundraising group and are busy raising the money to help towards getting it up and running again, as with a lot of towns there is a certain age group with nothing to occupy them except hang about in groups, the skateboard park is certainly needed.........Up to now our rec is open so one can wander in the dark although we do now have the cameras but no fences..........

25 Apr, 2010

 

What excellent news to hear that a great park is being restored. Here in Dundee, a large victorian park, Baxter Park, was restored in this way recently. The vandalism problem was addressed by employing community wardens to take care of the park. I don't know how successful that has been. It is so wonderful to hear of these parks being restored. They make such a difference don't they, to the big towns and cities. If they can have great parks in London, then why not Huddersfield, Dundee etc. It's a shame that we have to worry so much about the sadly ignorant minority who want to make trouble for those who love these places, but I guess that's just the way it is and we have to accept it. On the other hand, I wonder if putting tall barriers just presents mischieveous young people with a challenge....

25 Apr, 2010

 

Great news! As said above, a wonder that your Council is finding the resources to actually carry out a park restoration in the present economic climate. The "Parks for People" and other programmes have been around for some time, but not the money. I think that your park will become, once again, a valuable resource for the community.

25 Apr, 2010

 

love the blog and how things change thru times and then get restored back to its original source and ideas. don't let these mindless yobs take anything away from all the decent peoples

26 Apr, 2010

 

Nice to read all your comments.I think,if the yobs want to get over the barriers,they will,but at least an effort is being made.I also wondered where the money was coming from too,..but there was talk of stopping the councillers having free tea and biscuits at meetings,a while ago..Lol.. We also,like most parks,have concerts there in the summer,and lots of activities,and a lovely firework display,in the school holidays.So,it is well used.After the fiasco,and uproar,that was caused when they "revamped" the railway station square,and
installed a concrete monstrosity of a water feature,which looks like a giant horse
trough,and paved it all in pink chinese granite,when we have one of the best local stone quarries here,I think its the least they could do,to make amends.

26 Apr, 2010

 

How lovely that your park is being restored back to its original form, which to me is exactly what a park should be. Somewhere restful and attractive where you can just walk and enjoy your visit. There are plans for one of our parks to have a major make-over though exacly what that entails I have no idea but knowing our council it will be something ultra modern and not pretty and not at all restful!.

27 Apr, 2010

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