Church play area and community garden gets boost from local authority

A popular community facility owned by St Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe has just received a £10,000 boost to its dream plans to create a play area and community garden – thanks to the Huddersfield Area Committee

The Community Centre is home to a wide range of activities and clubs which promote health, welfare and social interaction as well as provide a vital meeting place for a wide range of community groups including Rainbows, Brownies & Guides, Beavers, Cubs & Scouts, The Mothers Union, The Cliffites Dramatic Society, Lindley Out of School Club, Tai Chi, Kick Boxing, U3A Wood Carvers and Music and the Deaf .

And last week they got the funding they needed to go ahead with their plans to transform the piece of land into a community garden with the potential for community food growing and other environmental projects.

The Vicar of St Philips, Revd Mary Railton-Crowder said:
“The new garden and play space will be a wonderful addition to the facilities at the Community Centre.  We are very grateful to Councillor Burke and the Area Committee for supporting our efforts to turn this piece of wasteland into a valuable community resource.”

Cllr Cahal Burke (Lib Dem, Lindley Ward) said:
“The Community Centre at Birchencliffe is a well used community facility for  people of all ages. It is the only one in the local area and I am very pleased that the Community Centre has been granted the funding by members of the committee and I hope that it helps the centre go from strength to strength.”

The picture with this story is of Councillor Burke and Revd Mary Railton-Crowder with community centre members at the site of the play area and community garden.

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