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The policy of honesty. The might of right. The expediency of principle Everyone needs a friend and one of Huddersfield's best-loved parks certainly has many.

A few years ago a lot of people never knew Beaumont Park existed never mind going to visit it. In 1998 an old pavilion there was demolished and that summed up the way the park was heading ... to rack and ruin.

But cometh the day, cometh the group as in this case for the Friends of Beaumont Park was set up with one aim - to restore the park and make it a perfect place for families.

It has come a long way since then and has been restored in a sympathetic way with a close eye on its splendid Victorian past.

Gates have been renovated, the bandstand given a brilliant makeover, swings and an adventure playground installed, family events organised and, in a way to bring the whole story full circle, the Friends have now secured a PS93,000 grant to build a new pavilion.

That's what friends are for - seeing a job through no matter what obstacles may have been in the way over the years.

And although the pavilion has been described as the 'final piece in the jigsaw' don't expect these friends to sit back on their laurels.

They'll simply move on to another project for the park that they have made such a wonderful testament to Huddersfield's heritage ... and their own dedication.

Acourt case today shows that people can be the eyes and ears for the police. For it was a tip-off to officers that led them to search a wall on South Cross Road in Cowcliffe that had become a drug-dealing hotspot.

People were fed up with what was going on and so someone did something about it.

That has ultimately led to drug dealer Arfan Mohammed being jailed for four years.

They did exactly the right thing. Just think what the horrific consequences could have been if young children had found the stash of heroin and crack cocaine.

Everyone has a role to play in the neverending fight against crime. And the number to phone is Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 20, 2015
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