Friends of Shelf Hall Park October Newsletter

Exciting times for the Friends of Shelf Hall Park. The group has achieved charitable status which will enable them to improve the area. You are invited to join a Clean Up on the 5th of November and attend a pigeon race starting at Stone Chair.

Find out what is available for you at Shelf Hall Park!

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Rediscover Shelf Hall Park! Open Day Saturday 10th September

Friends of Shelf Hall Park invite you to Rediscover Shelf Hall Park this Saturday 10th September from 10:30am to 4:30 in the afternoon.

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It will be an exciting day for the whole family, with fun stalls, games for all, bowls demonstration, Teddy Tombola, football games for young and young at heart, a great opportunity to appreciate your local park.

Friends of Shelf Hall Park will be there to share the achievements and plans of the club, including the Defibrilator installed at the Bottomleys arms, all thanks to fundraisers of FoSHP.

All proceedings of the day will go towards improvements for the park.

If you would like to be involved, please post a message on
Friends of Shelf Hall Park Facebook or

We look forward to seeing you!

New Defibrillator for Shelf launch November 15th

The Friends of Shelf Hall Park (FOSHP)together with the local community, businesses and the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund have raised over £2000.00 to purchase a defibrillator for emergency use in Shelf.

The Village Hall is in the process of closing but the landlady of the Bottomley’s Arms kindly stepped in to provide a space for it to be installed outside the pub. This installation is now completed, registered with the ambulance service and ready to save lives.

Carl Pope, treasurer of the FOSHP said ” We are committed to bringing sports for all ages back into Shelf Park and having the defibrillator nearby is key to our success. Our thanks go out to the local community and businesses plus the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund for making this possible. Huge thanks to HBD plumbing and electrical for installing the defibrillator free of charge”.

An official launch day is arranged for Monday 15th November at 7.00pm at the Bottomley’s Arms including a demonstration of how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) provided by Yorkshire Ambulance service.

There will also be an opportunity for those attending to purchase raffle tickets to raise funds for other projects in Shelf such as the tennis court, playground and sports pavilion.

David Wager secretary of the FOSHP said “Great achievement. Shows what can be achieved by the community pulling together.”

Contact point :

David Wager
email : davidwager@btinternet,com
tel : 07814752848

Rediscover Shelf Hall Park this Saturday 11th September

Friends of Shelf Hall Park invite you to join them this Saturday 11th of September for a day of fun, family friendly activities that will remind you how awesome Shelf Hall Park can be!

You can find out more about the Friends of Shelf Hall Park, how they support the park, the work they are doing and ways you can become involved and enjoy the park.

There will be a choice of activities for young and young at heart, park walks, bowls demonstration, stalls for brick-a-brack and updates on the defibrilator.


If you would like to be involved, please post on the Friends of Shelf Hall Park Facebook page or email

Volunteer with the Friends of Shelf Hall Park

Interested in Volunteering and want to help keep Shelf Hall Park clean and tidy? Then get involved with Woodland maintenance sessions in the Park.

Sessions taking place on the 12th 18th 19th 25th and 26th October meeting at 10am at the bridle Stile car park, David Wager from the group will be there to meet you.

Please wear sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing and gloves.

Friends of Shelf Park Group Meeting – 28 November

Wanted! Local people to help develop the future of the Shelf park.

There will be a meeting of Friends of Shelf Park Group on Wednesday 28 November, 6:30pm at Shelf Village Hall, Halifax Road. Shelf. Halifax.

Do you have any issues, concerns or ideas for the park? Are you interested in taking on a role within the group such as the chair, Secretary, treasurer or committee member?

If you are and want more info contact Tony King on 0300 555 0266 or

Come and find out what’s happening in the park.