Join us for the BIG Beechwood Picnic in 2017

nhp-buntingWe’re planning a Big Beechwood Picnic on Saturday 1 July 2017 from 12 to 4pm. It will be a Family Fun Day, celebrating families and communities of North and East Halifax

Who’s we?

  • The idea came from parents on the advisory board for North Halifax Partnership Children’s Centres in Ovenden. It was to put on an event about healthy food and fun activities for local families
  • Friends of Beechwood Park, Moorside School, and residents on our North Halifax Partnership got on board and the idea grew a bit bigger…
  • … Now we want as many local groups and organisations as possible to take part in this good old fashioned summer event – from behind the scenes planning to putting on a dancing show or sports testers, or having a craft stall

Who’s paying?

  • By planning early, we will know exactly how many activities we can put on without additional costs on the day. Local groups and people know all about making a little go a long way.
  • We’ve got a bid in to the Big Lottery (we will know by Christmas), and we’ll be looking at alternative sources of funding if that fails.

What’s next?

  • We’re going to hold meetings once a month to plan the event. The first is on Thursday 8 December at 2pm – 3.30pm at Moorside School Nurture Unit and it’s open to anyone interested in helping, and/or having a stall or delivering an activity on 1 July Big Beechwood Picnic.
  • Please come along and bring your ideas – it’s as open as that at this stage. If you can’t come to this meeting , but you want to be involved,  just let us know

Watch this space for more news and dates after Christmas

Contact Liz Broadley on 07852 173723 –  or Karen Scanlon on 07434 702896 –

Trinity Academy students get involved with Beechwood clean up

Students and teachers from Trinity Academy joined local services for a clean up at Beechwood Park and its surrounding area’s on Wednesday 13 July 2016.


After meeting for a quick briefing and team photo the students and teachers were split into groups and each was assigned a group leader from the services involved including Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener Team, Calderdale Council Community Warden, West Yorkshire Police and staff from Ovenden Initiative.

20160713_110460Each group were given their own areas to cover before setting off with rubbish bags and litter picks to hand ready to tackle any litter along the way.

The clean up saw various items collected from crisp packets to cables and covered Beechwood Park, Beechwood Road, Grange Avenue, Brickfield Lane and Beechwood Avenue.

Although the rain started to fall at one point, it wasn’t enough to slow down the efforts of everyone who had collected a combined total of 26 bags of rubbish.

Thank you to all services for coming along to get involved and also the teachers and students from Trinity Academy who took time out to help out at the clean up.