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Tony Price and June Herrera from Calderdale College, with Phillip Schofield from Calderdale Council and Malcolm Silkstone at the memorial park, Bailiff Bridge.
Tony Price and June Herrera from Calderdale College, with Phillip Schofield from Calderdale Council and Malcolm Silkstone at the memorial park, Bailiff Bridge.

A new partnership between Calderdale College and Bailiff Bridge Community Association will aim to see the village’s memorial park blossom.

The venture will see horticultural students use their theoretical knowledge and develop it in a work environment by helping to maintain and look after the green flag park on Bradford Road.

June Herrera, centre and programme coordinator, said the idea was put forward by Malcolm Silkstone after a similar successful course at Manor Heat Park Halifax.

Mr Silkstone said: “We know cuts are happening across all local authorities but we thought this was a great way for groups to link up with students and become a great asset by learning as they work and benefit the area.”

The course which started this week will be led by Tony Price.