New Year In The Planning

The Friends of Parkinson’s Park would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.   Planning is now underway for the 2019 maintenance and event schedule for the Park and now is the time for ideas for Park improvements or events you would like to  get involved in – email us on with suggestions.

Work on trees safety has already been done by Meadfleet, and we are planning on putting more woodchip paths down just as soon as we’ve sourced supplies and funds.  The Farmgate is in need of repair, along with the latches on two other gates, and that is in hand.  We will also be installing a new gate near the top bench to replace the one that got vandalised a few years ago.

Other plans for this year include

  • Improvements to the Community Orchard and other apple trees in the Park
  • Upgrading the wildflower area at the bottom of the Park
  • Improvements to the Hillside entrance

With regard events, we will hold the Children’s Gala at the end of August, and an Apple Day in October, and are open to further ideas.

As usual Meadfleet are responsible for the basic maintenance of the Park funded by them, and the Friends take on other regular work and improvements which we raise money for.  We get a lot of help and support from Open Country  a charity that helps people with disabilities access the countryside and many regular Park users help keep the Park tidy picking up litter when they visit – we still have hopes of getting the bin moved back to a position near the Farmgate.

If you would like to explore the Park further, don’t forget we now have our trail leaflets, The Story Trail to spot historic landmarks, and the I-Spy Trail for children.   There is also an Orchard Trail to discover the different types of trees in orchard and watch them develop through the seasons.   Downloadable copies of the leaflets are here.

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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