Monthly Archives: September 2012

Jonathan Peate Blue Plaque – Invitation to Attend Unveiling

Philanthropy amongst local businessmen during the ninteenth century industrial revolution,  was a fairly common characteristic.  Our towns are littered with civic buildings and parks given to ‘the people of wherever’ by the ordinary men and women who used their skill … Continue reading

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Guiseley Artists

Back in March we suggested that the dead chestnut tree in the Park might be a suitable subject for the “Hockney treatment”, in the light of his successful exhibition of Yorkshire landscapes.   Caroline Herries and Jeff Halden responded to the … Continue reading

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Wildflower Summer – by Chris Parapia

Were you caught up in Olympic fever like much of the nation? I was one of the very fortunate people to have had the privilege of going to the Olympic stadium at the beginning of August. Whilst everyone else was … Continue reading

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It’s Your Neighbourhood

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) supports a grassroots community gardening scheme called It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN).  The idea is help local people to “clean up and green up their immediate local environment to make a lasting improvement- whether that’s the … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Park Removed from the SHLAA

We have heard today from Leeds City Planners, that, after strong protests by both ourselves and local councillors, Parkinson’s Park has been removed from the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, by the Leeds SHLAA Partnership. SHLAA sites have been identified … Continue reading

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Queen’s Gift to Guiseley People, Stolen

We are very sad to have to report that the little oak sapling from the Royal Sandringham Estate,  given to us by the Woodland Trust to plant for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,  has been stolen.  Someone,  has lifted off the … Continue reading

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Hotel Bug – the madness continues unabated

In an audacious move characterised by a typical disregard for local opinion, another construction has appeared in Parkinson’s Park with little discussion, consultation or general consideration for community views. Lying but a few meters from Hotel Scarabee a similar hotel … Continue reading

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