Timeline of key events

21-12-2017
Friends of Bradley Park take over the whole Park

At 4.30pm today the legal transfer of Bradley Park to us was complete and the people of Bradley became the first in the region to own and run their own park.

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18-12-2017
Friends of Bradley Park take over the Depot

Today Friends of Bradley Park took control of the old Kirklees Council depot, yard and storage on Bradley Park.  Our new depot will be used for community storage for groups such as Bradley Girl guides and for park maintenance equipment.  The supply of power, toilets and water to the field will greatly improve the quality of events such as our annual fun day on Bradley Park.

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12-12-2017
FOBP Signs the lease!

Chairman Richard Barker and Trustee Yvette Bushby have signed the paperwork. On Monday the 18th of December 2017 people of Bradley will own Bradley Park!

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04-12-2017
Lease arrives for signing


A copy of the 125 year lease of Bradley Park has arrived!

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27-11-2017
Lease approved by FOBP

Friends or Bradley Park members have approved a historic motion to sign the proposed 125 year lease with Kirklees Council and bring Bradley Park into community ownership. A preliminary date for the handover was set as the 18th of December 2017. The vote was held at the at the Bradley TRA and represents a massive step towards a commitment to having Bradley Park run by the community for the community.  Signing the lease will release significant funding for a new community building, offices, meeting room and changing facilities for which the group already has planning permission. The new facilities and extensive sports pitches will be rented to community groups on a not for profit basis to pay for park maintenance and improvements

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06-10-2017
First site visit from the building manufacturers

Friends of Bradley Park have just had a very productive site meeting with Ged O’Reilly, the Managing Director of Avalon Cabins.  Avalon are the proposed contractors for our new building and were at Bradley Park today to do their first site visit to check the site and construction access!

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02-09-2017
1st site visit to building manufacturers
19-08-2017
The Bradley Park Charity Fun Day returns for its second year

The Bradley Park Charity Fun Day returns for its second year.


Friends of Bradley Park – Huddersfield added 14 new photos.

Saturday, 19 August 2017 8:36 pm

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that came and supported us today
The weather could have been better but still a great day 😊
It was a shame the bouncy castle rodeo bull and slide could not join us but sadly they were involved with an accident on route they are all ok.
These are a few photos from today

Photos from Friends of Bradley Park – Huddersfield’s post

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11-07-2017
Planning Permission for the new building is approved!

Another major milestone is reached as we have received planning approval for the new building! http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/planning-applications/search-for-planning-applications/filedownload.aspx?application_number=2017/91135&file_reference=645151

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12-05-2017
Friends of Bradley Park are successful in the 1st stage application of funding for new park railings

We have applied for £50,000 for new Park railings.  FoBP are now through to the second stage in the process of applying for funds from the peoples lottery.

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05-05-2017
Planning permission gets underway

Friends of Bradley Park today submitted a planning application for the new building. You can see the application online.

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04-05-2017
Friends of Bradley Park wins APT award for outstanding effort - 2017

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29-04-2017
£200 Donation received from Huddersfield ASDA community fund

A massive thank you to Huddersfield ASDA and all of you that voted for a £200 donation to Friends of Bradley Park.

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31-03-2017
Kirklees Council Cabinet approve the community assets transfer application.

This is a massive milestone for Friends of Bradley Park. Once the paperwork is complete later in the year the whole of Bradley Park including the council depot will be in community ownership!

See the full application and the decision online.

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29-03-2017
There is a great write up about us

..and our plans for Bradley Park in the latest edition of the Ashbrow community newsletter.  If you’ve not got a copy you can read it online by clicking here

Click here to download your copy

Ashbrow Community Newsletter

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28-02-2017
"Any council green space" consultation completed

This is part of the procedure for handing over responsibility for council green spaces.

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18-02-2017
First charity coffee morning and tombola

Our first charity coffee morning and tombola at the TRA raises much needed funds.

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31-01-2017
The council implement a temporary solution to securing the park gets underway

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18-01-2017
Drafts Terms produced for 125 year lease of Bradley Park

.. were received by FoBP from Kirklees Council.  These outline the terms of a 125 year lease of Bradley Park.

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01-11-2016
Community assets transfer application submitted.

A formal application for the assets transfer of Bradley Park to Friends of Bradley Park is submitted today.

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10-10-2016
New Building specification finalised

After much deliberation and discussion the final internal layout of the new building is approved by members of Friends of Bradley Park. Here is the agreed layout…

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24-08-2016
Friends of Bradley Park becomes a registered charity!

A new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Friends of Bradley Park was formed and registered on 24th August 2016, bringing together more formally a number of the Bradley Park Steering Group members.

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20-08-2016
First Bradley Park Fun Day

Friends of Bradley Park successfully held their first large event. A fun day on Bradley Park.

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25-07-2016
FoBP Governance decisions made, agreement on roles and responsibilities

a draft constitution for the new charity group was formed and the founding trustees and chairman are appointed.

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14-06-2016
Budget costs and market rates analysed

.. for the new building!

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12-05-2016
A 50 page draft business plan was finalised

.. to support the formal application to transfer ownership and all responsibility for Bradley Park to the Friends of Bradley Park. This plan includes full details of the proposed new building and in depth financial analysis and projections.

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22-06-2015
Consultation with community and stakeholders to influence specification and design of facilities

The steering group today launched a consultation with community and stakeholders to influence specification and design of the new facilities on Bradley Park.

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12-05-2015
Steering group established

A Steering group for Bradley Park is established from a coming together of the following local groups and organisations.

  • Bradley Tenants & Residents Association
  • St Thomas School
  • Bradley Out of School Club
  • Bradley Brownies
  • Chestnut Family Forum
  • Various local individuals
  • Ashbrow Partnering Together

Other Stakeholder Interest includes:

  • Local ward councillors
  • Huddersfield Deanery Project
  • Huddersfield school Boys Football Team
  • Deighton Into Sport Project
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10-07-2014
Arsonists destroy the old changing rooms

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12-05-1964
New playground in 1964

 

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12-05-1952
Bradley Park opened in 1952

alongside the new Bradley Estate. The new park had a pitch and putt and a paddling pool – both now long gone.

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