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A monthly informal get together for people in Huddersfield & the Valleys working on environmental issues (paid or voluntary).

Green Drinks is an international network (www.greendrinks.org) that encourages informal networking. Open to businesses, green groups, academics, students, public sector employees, councillors, we will help to make you feel welcome whatever your role or environmental interests.

Meetings will be on the second Tuesday of the month at the Media Centre’s Cafe Ollo. Join us from 17.30 for informal networking and refreshments. At about 18.15 we’ll have a local speaker working on the environment to make a 25-minute presentation followed by up to 30-minutes for Q&A and discussion.

Cafe Ollo serves excellent Dark Woods coffee, a range of teas, wine and soft drinks and craft beers (not on draught).

Upcoming events (2)

How a linear park linking 3 rivers and 2 canals could change our environment

Our recovering waterways have tremendous potential to contribute to our future well-being. At this Green Drinks we will hear a progress report on the plan for a Three Valleys Nature Park, based on a vision of connecting our local communities along their waterway corridors. The proposed Nature Park, developed by a range of local stakeholders, will follow the valleys of the Holme, Colne and Calder within Kirklees, where it will take in the range of heritage assets within these individually distinctive waterway corridors. Jeff Keenlyside of Greenstreams will lead a discussion showing where landscapes and nature are at risk. The Nature Park Project will realise the missing links in networks for both people and wildlife, enabling a new level of engagement for the diverse communities on the doorstep of these waterways.

Why we need a more Playful Huddersfield

Café Ollo

Better facilities for children within the town centre help to extend "dwell time", increase spending and improve vitality. There are other benefits from a more "playful" town. Emma Beardman from Playful Anywhere will give us an insight into the results of a recent consultation undertaken for Kirklees Council and how improved play facilities works elsewhere. Playful Anywhere was commissioned by the council to carry out a community engagement programme (Playful Huddersfield) to find what would make Huddersfield Town Centre a more playful place for young and old alike. This consultation will help shape regeneration and will contribute to Kirklees Council’s £250million Huddersfield Blueprint.

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