Holly Bank joins campaign to save Clayton Fields

The children and staff from Holly Bank Nursery have joined in the campaign to save the natural playground of Clayton Fields. The nursery children have been enjoying regular visits for many years and the recent threat of losing this natural resource is of real concern to everyone at the nursery.

Nursery Manager Debbie Platt said "We come here throughout the year rain or shine as it is on our doorstep. The children are able to explore the woodland and enjoy the freedom of open space. This is the kind of play that is essential for developing healthy bodies and minds"

Mike Hardy Secretary of Clayton Fields Action Group said " Children need informal places where they can explore and play games without restrictions and that is what we are determined that they shall have.

The fields were given Village green status in 1997 which restricts the development of the land, but owners of the land are once again taking steps to have the protection removed.

See the Holly Bank children and staff pictured at the fields with the Action Group, parents and Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman after a fun morning outdoors. We will keep you updated on any changes. If you would like to be involved in our campaing please visit www.claytonfields.co.uk/

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