Friends 2 : Council 0 – by Chris Parapia


Friends enhancing the Park with daffodil bulb planting

The bottom boundary of Parkinson’s Park was a hive of industry this morning with a great number of folk joining in with the spring bulb planting . We were fortunate to receive 1000 narcissus bulbs free from Groundwork Trust and with everyone pitching in they all got planted in less than an hour,  just finishing before the heavens opened.

Many thanks to Steve and Sue, Ann, Ben and Lucyanne, Jane and Nick, Nicola and Violet, Josie, Sarah, Jacob and Finlay.  Hopefully in spring we will be rewarded with a wonderful display.

Meanwhile, Josie did some preparatory work at the proposed site for the Community Orchard, more news of this to come shortly.

Council failing to get a proper path reinstated to replace the old 'ancient' footpath was part of planning permission.

Council failing to get a proper path reinstated to replace the old ‘ancient’ footpath even through it was part of planning permission.

If only the news about the path along the boundary was as encouraging.  Litter and debris down at the end still remains a big problem with old wire and wooden fencing and builders rubble.  The path along the boundary has not been reinstated as was envisaged in the planning application agreement, and we continue to press the Council to ensure this is done.  Any lobbying of Bellway or the council by residents to encourage some action would be welcomed.  We are extremely concerned that the path will not be easily useable as it should be – it is an ancient footpath from the Ings area to the old centre of Guiseley, and has a vital part to play in children being able to walk to school away from busy roads.

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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