Come along and see for yourself The group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6.30 p.m. at the Hub on Carlton Avenue Everyone is welcome to come along and have his or her say. Topics range from how to deal with the curse of dog muck to planning a family fun day; from car parking and rat running to the local bus service. In other words, anything and everything, no matter how big or small, that concerns the people of Hirst Wood. The meetings are informal and you will be given a warm welcome
Striving to make Hirst Wood safer, cleaner, healthier and an even better place to live
Hirst Wood is a community of just over 600 households to the west of Shipley and Saltaire in West Yorkshire. It is an area surrounded by great natural beauty, including the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the River Aire and the ancient woodland that gave the area its name. Hirst Wood Regeneration Group was set up early in 2000 with the aim of improving facilities in the neighbourhood and building a sense of pride in our community. In giving HWRG their Community Heroes Award for 2008-9, Shipley Area Office described the group as “an asset to the community. The members listen to and prioritise the needs of the residents, then gather the resources necessary and work persistently towards their goals.” The first major project the group undertook was to build a playground for young children in the playing field at the junction of Hirst Lane and Dallam Avenue. Since then we have added an all-weather sports area and a ‘pod’ where young people can hang out without bothering anyone. As well as arranging summer activities for young people and canal trips for older residents who don’t get out much, we transformed the mucky area next to Hirst Lock into a pleasant garden and an area in the middle of the estate being used as a rubbish dump into a wild-flower orchard. Our most ambitious project (to date) turned a boggy, overgrown field next to Hirst Lock into a nature area that everyone can enjoy. The links below will tell you more about us
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Fun and exercise for all ages
Hirst Wood A great place to live
Award winners 2014
 Contact us: email secretary@hirstwoodrg.co.uk   Follow us on twitter: @hirstwoodrg HIRST WOOD REGENERATION GROUP
Saltaire Primary School Enthusiastic partners
Hirst Wood Heritage
Hirst Wood A safe place to exercise