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

Art in the Park with Calderdale Countryside Service

Join the Calderdale Countryside Service to produce some Art in the Park on Thursday 22 August, 10:30am-12:00pm at Shelf Hall Park, Shelf Hall Lane, Halifax HX3 7NT

Meet at 10:30am the Bridlestiles car park.

Enjoy a morning using natural materials to make your own artwork from colours to natural paints, water, mud and sculpture, there is something for every budding artist aged 3 and over.

£4 per child (£3 Passport to Leisure holders).

For further details please contact Chris on 077699 54956.

Shelf & District Community Group – Grand Play Area Opening

Join in the fun and see the Mayor officially open a newly refurbished Play Area in
Shelf Hall Park with FREE face painting and refreshments for children.

Saturday 17 September 2016 – 12.15pm to 2.15pm
At Shelf Hall Park, Halifax Road, Shelf, Halifax, HX3 7NT

S&D Play Area Poster

Shelf & District Community Group Annual General Meeting

Shelf & District CG logoShelf & District Community Group AGM provides an opportunity to have a voice about local matters so go along and have your say.

Monday 29 February – 7.15pm start
At The Duke of York Pub, West Street, Shelf

Includes Shelf Hall Park playground funding update and raffle prize donations will be welcomed

Shelf & District Community Group latest newsletter

Keep up to date with what’s going on at Shelf Hall Park, upcoming events and meetings; all in the latest edition of  the Shelf & District Community Group Newsletter.

Click here to read a copy online

You can also find the Shelf & District Community Group on Facebook for regular updates.