Club chips in with a spot of sweeping to help residents

Rastrick Junior FC are continuing to work with groups by conserving the Carr Green area to benefit the whole community.

The club held a small working party to improve and maintain the public pathway that was opened two years ago.

The path runs between Chapel Croft and onto the Carr Green playing fields and is used daily by many dogwalkers, joggers and the elderly at Ward Court who can get through to the cemetery and other amenities.

Rastrick Juniors Club Development Officer Jeremy Meadowcroft said: “This pathway was opened by a joint agreement between Rastrick Juniors FC, Carr Green School governors, local residents group and Council representatives,

“The project was led by myself and Councillor Christine Beal and two years later it is proof of what a success this was as so many people use it daily.

“It’s a real collaborative example of council, neighbouring groups, school, and a Football club working together to improve our community for everyone’s benefit

“We would also like to thank Phillip Schofield, the area manager for the Safer Cleaner Greener team at Calderdale Council for his support.”

The improvements has seen the whole length of the path resurfaced with a fresh layer of bark chip to address the sinking mud and suppresses weed growth.