Monthly Archives: April 2012

Success for a Dogged Lady

As you round the corner of Kelcliffe Lane, heading from Guiseley to the Park,  an incongruous site will be welcomed by dog walker and angry Guiseley residents alike.  For, sitting like a Tardis on the  verge, is a black, shiny, … Continue reading

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Battle To Remove Park From the SHLAA

Following on from the appearance of Parkinson’s Park in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, Councillor Graham Latty has taken up the issue with Leeds City Planning Department and demanded that it is taken off the list. At the same … Continue reading

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Wild about Wildflowers: Sunday 15 April 2012

Today the rain just held off for the latest project to take place at Parkinson’s Park. As part of the RHS Britain in Bloom launch celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the beginning of National Gardening Week, a small band … Continue reading

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Are Houses Going To Be Built On The Park?

Parkinson’s Park was given to the people of Guiseley by Frank and Albert Parkinson.  But, the covenant which used to be on the land deeds (and has been seen in the safe at Crompton Parkinson’s) has been ‘lost’.  The land … Continue reading

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Park Gets Its First Bench

One of the features of the Park people reminisce about are the benches:  the quiet summer evening spent talking with friends,  the lunchtime sandwiches away from the shop-floor, the first stolen kiss at dusk.   So, we are thrilled that local … Continue reading

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Bird Watch – Birdsong

You can listen to the Park’s birdsong on You Tube, or better still, take an early morning stroll and hear the real thing – hope there is not too much snow over Easter !!  Thanks to one of the Friends … Continue reading

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First Bluebell of 2012

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