We are pleased to announce that four new benches will be fitted in the Park in the New Year. This will allow more people to use the Park for picnics, reading books, talking with friends and contemplating the view.

One bench near the Farm Gate entrance will be designated as a ‘natter bench’. These are becoming popular in many Parks throughout England and encourage people to start up conversations with each other. This is especially important at the moment with increased loneliness, isolation and depression.

The money has been raised from private local donors, local councillors, and The Brethren of Harewood Masonic Lodge. Plaques indicating donors will be on individual benches. Some of the private donations were matchfunded from the Government’s Coronavirus Community Support fund via Localgiving. 


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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