Wanted – your ideas on Northcliffe Park

Follow this link to find a Google Form to fill in regarding the information below.

Northcliffe consists of 2 semi ancient woodlands, Northcliffe Woods and Old Spring Wood, a large meadow between them which is classed as a local nature reserve, and then the areas covered by the allotment, football and cricket pitches, tennis courts, bowling greens, formal flower beds and the bottom fields.

The whole place is run by Bradford Council; their woodlands officers deal with the woods and the Parks department deal with the park and meadow area.

Friends of Northcliffe exists to ensure that the place remains for the public and actively works to get more people to use the space through organising events, walks, heritage projects and other activities. There is an active conservation group that works to the Councils woodland management plans; removing invasive species, keeping paths clear and some replacement tree planting.

There is no management or development plan for the park area and there hasn’t been since Bradford Council took it over from Shipley Town Council in 1974 and incorporated it into its parks department who still maintain it. The current layout and facilities is a mixt of the plans drawn up in the 1920’s when it first became a park after Norman Rae donated the land to Shipley Town Council and then how it changed with the second world war and what was re-established after the war ended.

As its 100 years since Northcliffe opened as a park we think we need to create a new plan for the next decades.

If you would like to add you voice we would like to hear you thoughts on all or any of the questions on the Google Form

Closing date is Monday 16th November. We will then come back in the New Year with all the ideas put forward and you can have a say in what you think to them.

No further events currently arranged


I have decided to try something a bit different this autumn so I will be doing 2 half days a month, one Tuesday and one Saturday, so its still the 4th Tuesday in the month and then the 3rd Saturday in the month, and I will review at Christmas

 Sessions are 10am-12noon.

 Starting at the allotment clubhouse on the track by the bottom set of allotments.

Tuesday 22nd September

Saturday 17th October

Tuesday 27th October

Saturday 21st November

Tuesday 24th November

Contact: Val Harris at friendsofnorthcliffe@gmail.com for more details.

Heritage Project

The Northcliffe Heritage Project Website can now be found at

Suggested Walks

The new Heritage Project website includes three suggested walks around Northcliffe Park.

Planning Meeting

No face to face meetings until further notice.

Possible telephone or video conference calls may take place.
Information on such calls will lbe passed on by email, facebook or here.

Dog Fouling

It is easy to forget the important reason for binning dog faeces and not leaving

it on the ground or returning it to the environment neatly bagged. 

Toxocaracanis (roundworm).

Follow this link to read more.

Friends of Northcliffe Shopping Bag

The shopping bag is now available. Click here to see a picture of the bag.

The price is £3 for one or £5 for two. It will be available at events.

Video of Northcliffe

To see a short video about Northcliffe Park please follow this link

Join Us
Members Page
On the members page is the latest newsletter to read on-line.
Also the Annual reports from 2009/10 on.
The accounts for the same years are also there.

   Saplings Outdoor Nature Play Group with Sponge Tree
    To  get more info, contact Nicola: 07914 495 626 or Paula: 07914 389 726
 or email spongetree@live.com

Bradford Urban Wildlife Group
Click this link to see their website

Bradford Model Engineering Society
Run the miniature railway most Sundays from Easter to October.
 For more information such as booking the railway for a birthday party visit their website or phone 01943 467281

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