Friends of Greenhead Park

Spring is in the air and there’s lots of activity in the park. Here are a few things to look out for:

Friends of Greenhead Park AGM
This Saturday afternoon (18 March, 2pm) is our Annual General Meeting and we hope that as many of our friends and supporters as possible will come and join us at the meeting – and for tea and cakes afterwards in the pavilion.

Back on track!

Hardworking volunteers from Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers have completed essential track maintenance work to the Greenhead Park miniature railway and will be open for business again this weekend – Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March, 1pm to 4pm – weather permitting. HSME are currently on the lookout for able and willing volunteers to help out with ticket selling, ticket collection, guarding and driving their electric, petrol and steam locomotives. Interested? Just call by and have a chat with one of the team at the railway and they will tell you more. If there are enough volunteers interested in steam locos, HSME are hoping to be able to run ‘Steam Sundays’ in the park too.

Mother’s Day treat
The Park cafe in the conservatory will be serving vintage afternoon teas on Sunday 26 March from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy a delicious tea with a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones – plus a glass of Prosecco – for £12.95 each. Gift cards are also available to purchase. E-mail GHPark.conservatory@kirklees.gov.uk for more information.

Anyone for tennis?

New players are welcome to join the new Greenhead Park Tennis League which offers friendly singles matches for adults of all levels. The next round is from 20 April to 14 June – to join in you need to sign up by Monday 17 April. Don’t forget that you can now book a tennis court in the park for free on line.

Poetry in the Park

Looking a bit further ahead, spring is one of the themes for the next Poetry in the Park session on Saturday 29 April, 1pm to 3pm. Poets and poetry-lovers alike are welcome to this free and friendly readaround in the Pavilion by the bowling greens. Just bring along two or three short poems you like, your own or by someone else.