The Friends of Churchfield are local people, who first came together in the Spring of 2014, to help maintain this typical valley landscape, with its panoramic view of the viaduct and village. Kirklees intends to keep Churchfield as a community open space with an area set aside for allotments.
The Friends’ aims are, working with the Parish Council, to enhance the wildlife and plant life in a whole site approach. We were awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant in September 2015 to improve access for wheelchairs and buggies, undertake new planting, encourage bird life and provide information on the history and biodiversity of the field and its surroundings. We hope that this website will inspire you to visit, use and enjoy the land.
The Friends group is run on a voluntary basis. We have a committee structure, a constitution and an AGM to which all members are invited. Membership subscription is £1 and members are kept informed about meetings, events and working sessions. As well as the £10,000 grant from the Lottery Fund, with its emphasis on informing and involving the public, the committee has successfully applied for grants from Kirklees and the Parish Council (Denby Dale Parish Environment Trust), for the resurfacing of the public path, the repair of broken walls and grass cutting.
Friends of Churchfield Constitution, and our policies on Health and Safety, Safeguarding, and Equal Opportunities, are available on request: email@example.com