New security measures put in place at Shroggs Park after recent break-in

The pavilion was locked and secured with fencing despite having been out of use for a few months. An inspection of the building last week revealed that the padlock had been cut and the front door was open.

The Council covers all windows and doors with security sheets and screws to ensure public safety, protect the pavilion and prevent unauthorized access.

Councilor Silvia Dacre, Cabinet Member of the Calderdale Council for Resources, said: “It is extremely disappointing to see a valuable community asset vandalized. The building is already in poor condition and our priority is to ensure the safety of people and to protect the building for possible future use.

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Shroggs Park Pavilion

“People visiting the park will see new safety measures at the pavilion. We want to reassure them that this is for security reasons in response to the recent break-in, and is not part of wider plans for the building as no decision has yet been made on its future.

Councilor Jenny Lynn, Cabinet Member of the Council for Public Services and Communities, added: “We are committed to the future of Shroggs Park because we know how much the locals value the facilities for their health and well-being. -be.

“We are excited to be working with community groups to plan a series of improvements throughout the park, including possible options to return the pavilion to service, which will be led by the locals who know it best.”

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