The medium to longer term programme to improve the playing surface is now well underway with weeding seeding and feeding activities undertaken by professional contractors.
We are excited about partnering with the Todmorden Agricultural Society and helping to bring the show back to Tod after a number of years away from the town – on Sunday 18th June.
A fresh start for junior football at Riverside has been agreed upon between Stephen Curry of Upper Calder Valley Renaissance (UCVR) and Steve Crowther, the Chair of Todmorden Junior Football Club.
Summer is fast approaching in the valley and after two years’ absence outdoor community events are making a much-welcomed return too. At the Riverside Centre we have two events booked so far in June & July and you can find out more about them here.
Keen observers will notice that we will be working on the sports fields during the summer as a part of the restoration process of weeding, reseeding and aeration. This is a 3-6 year programme to ensure we have the most robust and self-sustaining grass surfaces for all our potential activities.
Many of the recent comments on social media about junior football at Riverside has been unhelpful and even malicious, so we hope this statement will help to explain, more accurately, the situation as it is right now.
Following 18 months of feasibility work to present and revise an acceptable bid, we have finally heard the fantastic news that we have been successful in our bid for investment from the Todmorden Towns Fund.
We had long wondered what we could do with an odd strip of woodland at the north of our site. A Forest School was suggested but the shape and length did not really lend themselves the prospect.