Group Information

Natural Kirklees was formed to support our members and in liaison with Kirklees Council improve our natural environment.

To Find A Group

To find a group simply click on an appropriate Category in the list below or a location in the right sidebar.

To Apply for Membership

Groups can apply for membership and on acceptance be added to the Directory for Free and can get involved in shaping the future of the Natural environment in Kirklees through partnerships with other groups.  Click here to Become a Member.


Benefits include:
  • a free public liability insurance scheme for full members;
  • the ability to borrow tools from our two tool stores for all members;
  • a frequent newsletter with information about funding, good news, training and other useful articles to help your group.
  • quarterly meetings to share information, knowledge and resources with similar groups all across Kirklees.

Friends of Mag Wood

To protect, preserve, maintain and enjoy the woodlands that can be found between Netherton, Armitage Bridge and Magdale. We believe that open woodlands are a vital part of the character of the area in which we live: a place for wildlife and biodiversity, a place for human relaxation and contemplation, and a small part of […]

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Friends of Marsden Park

Keeping Marsden Park in the public eye, in conjunction with Natural Kirklees. Encouraging the community to use our ‘pocket park’ and enjoy the green space in our village.

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Friends of Norman Park

A voluntary group helping to take care and look after the park for the community and for wildlife to enjoy. We have regular work days in park to pick litter, plant wildflowers, maintain facilities like benches and bins, improve biodiversity by the stream and create wildlife habitats. We also organise and run sports, wellbeing, food, […]

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Friends of Outlane

Our mission is to improve Outlane Village and the surrounding area for the good of all those who live, work, visit and pass through

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Friends of Ramsden Road

We represent all user groups and our aim is to ensure that the lane can be repaired/maintained so that it remains open long-term to all.

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Friends of Rectory Park

To work with Kirklees to keep Rectory Park open,tidy and accessible to the residents of Thornhill. To hold an annual Gala and dog show.

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Friends of Shepley and Shelley

Friends of Shepley and Shelley is a non-political group. We take an active role in developing and improving facilities for all age groups within the village. Our aim is to restore and protect our fantastic history for future generations. The Trust is necessary to raise funds for existing and future projects within the village and […]

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Friends of Slaithwaite Spa (FOSS)

In collaboration with Kirklees Council and Natural Kirklees to reinstate, maintain and enhance the public amenities of the park as a place for quiet relaxation for residents and visitors of all ages. To organise occasional public gala-type events and to promote the use of the park by other appropriate organisations.

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