Our Vision for Kirklees - A Community Run Linear Park
The rivers in Kirklees have been a wasted asset for decades and the Greenstreams Project is dedicated to changing that for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
One way this can be realised is through the creation of a Linear Park embracing parts of the rivers Colne and Holme and the Huddersfield canals.
A linear park is a park in an urban or suburban setting that is substantially longer than it is wide. By increasing access, improving biodiversity and cleaning up the strips close to rivers, canals and streams we can create a valuable asset for everyone living and working in our area.
Over the years Greenstreams has created and improved over 6 km of public access to the river and riverside green spaces around Huddersfield so that the value of these ‘hidden gems’ can be appreciated by all.
Alongside this, the river is increasingly recognised as a recreational resource with a canoe launch facility installed and anglers coming from far and wide to fish for grayling and native brown trout.
If you are interested in helping develop a prospectus for a South Kirklees Linear Park contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenstreams team laying a new pathway on Snow Island in late January 2019