Tales Told Finale – 15th July, 8-10pm Parkinson’s Park

The Tales Told Finale will be held in Parkinson’s Park on Saturday 15th July. Organized by Codswallop CIC, who run the Tales Told Festival. Friends of Parkinson’s Park, owners Bellway, management company Meadfleet and Local Councillors are all pleased to be able to support this event.

There will be a lantern parade from Guiseley Town Hall at 7.30pm (make your lantern during this week). Then, at 8pm in the Park will be a variety of stalls, entertainers and activities including, live musicians, fire eaters, a Creation Station and a one-man band. The event will finish with up to 10mins of fireworks at 10pm, by a professional company – (the same one who did the Guiseley Christmas Lights Switch-On).

There is a map on how to get to the Park here.  The ideal place is the car park on Netherfield Road.  Please do not park on Kelcliffe Lane or the permit zone on Oxford Avenue.

Codswallop want to personally invite everyone to come and enjoy what should be a magical evening, designed to bring the community together and create good memories for the future. That is what the Park has traditionally been used for.

We would also like to try and ensure that everyone with animals and young children around the Park know it is happening – and would ask for your help in alerting people you know.  We have also consulted with Leeds City Council Parks Department to tell them about the event and obtain their advice.

We have spoken personally to a number of local farms with horses and animals. We have also spoken with several organizations such as White Cross Vets, who are telling their customers. Schools, and Mums and Tots groups have also been told. For residents directly around the Park you should have receiving a letter through the door as an alert. For the Park’s dogwalkers and regular visitors posters have gone up, and we discussed Fireworks with the Dogs Trust who gave us this leaflet and advice (copies available, just email us). The Police are also aware and will be in attendance.

There has been a very positive response to this, and we know a number of people are looking forward to it – we hope it does not rain !!

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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