Help keep Castle Hill fire and litter free this autumn

We are urging people not to drop litter, light fires, set off fireworks or release Chinese lanterns or balloons at the popular Huddersfield landmark.

Karl Battersby, Strategic Director, Economy and Infrastructure Kirklees Council, said:

“We know Castle Hill’s panoramic views make it a great place to watch fireworks and we want everyone who visits to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Last year somebody set fire to the gorse at Castle Hill causing extensive damage on the hillside.  It was thanks to the West Yorkshire Fire Service constantly dampening down the fire over a few days that it didn’t spread further.

By taking home everything you bring with you and disposing of rubbish properly, we keep this local landmark a safe and pleasant place to visit throughout the year.

Whilst we know most people care about the environment, and will act in a responsible way, we acknowledge that there will be some people who are not so considerate.

To make sure the site is kept looking its best, we will be holding a litter pick at Castle Hill on Wednesday 6 November from 10 am to 12 noon,  I’d encourage anyone who wants to help and enjoy the fresh air to get involved.”

More information

To take part in the litter pick please contact Julian Brown, Castle Hill Ranger on 07870 570914. Gloves and litter pickers will be provided.

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