Swinging Gates

New entrance 'doormat' for the Oxford Avenue entrance

A wild and windy week, (apparently the wind speed last night was 75 mph at Yeadon airport) but the men from Pudsey Landscapes have carried on heroically.   The top part of the park (Little Kelcliffe) has now been opened up, and is starting to look like a useable space again.  (We have plans for events to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee later in the year, and this will be an ideal area.)

A key focus of the work is now the entrances.  Jamie and Mark are hard at work on new gates and entrance ‘doormats’  for the Oxford Avenue, Greenshaw Terrace, and the Farm Gate entrance. Meanwhile, on the Hillside Avenue side,  the hole in the hedge, that has been used as an entrance for a number of year, has now been made into proper steps.  In addition,  we have managed to get the council to do some work on improving the bridleway access from that side, and work is underway. Peter is hard at work taking out the old barbed wire that surrounds the park on a number of sides – let’s hope none of it is too springy !!

New steps into the Park at the Hillside Avenue entrance

If anyone has any comments or ideas on the type of gate they would like to see for the Farm Gate and Hillside entrance, please leave them here.  We have consulted with the Leeds Access Development team, and have to decide on design by the middle of next week.  The Farm Gate entrance has to be one for vehicular entrance.

All that being said,  looking at the weather, new gates and galeforce winds might not be a good combination just at the moment  !!

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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