The central aim of the Friends of Parkinson’s Park is to ensure a well-maintained public ‘landscape’ park that honours its social, cultural and environmental heritage. The Park is now owned by Bellway Homes and basic maintenance is done by Meadfleet. Funding for basic maintenance comes out of an annual charge made by Meadfleet to the residents of Edison Fields; other money for Park improvements and events is raised by the Friends.
Frank and Albert Parkinson (F & A Parkinson Ltd ) brought this piece of historic landscape in 1936-37 and established a Park both for the employees of Crompton Parkinson and the people of Guiseley. They saw themselves as “trustees’ of their ‘possessions”, and determined to use them for the public good. This is the inheritance FOPP will continue. More on the History of the Park and the Parkinsons is here.
Friends of Parkinson’s Park was formed in October 2011 by a group of local residents to save the Park from degeneration, and vandalism. From 4th March 2016 they registered the group as a Community Interest Company , Friends of Parkinson’s Park CIC, incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 (Registration Number 10044868) and regulated by the Community Interest Company Regulator.
The purpose of FOPP CIC and the Park is to continue the work of Frank and Albert Parkinson to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Aireborough by :
- providing a facility to improve physical and mental health
- helping to inspire personal growth,
- acting as a means for bringing people together.
Also, to enhance the variety of natural landscapes the Park contains in conjunction with Meadfleet and Bellway Homes. More on the ecology and geology can be read here.
The Meadfleet Land Managers –
The Directors of Friends of Parkinson’s Park CIC are
Chair of Directors : Mrs Chris Parapia,01943 877282
Vice Chair of Directors and Publicity – Mrs Jennifer Kirkby 01943 877360
Membership Secretary: Mr Martyn Hornsby Smith 01943 876950
Ecology : Mrs Joanna Brooks
Fund Raising : Mrs Nicola Denson
Technical & Facilities : Mr Andy Cheetham, 01943 879310
Email contact – ParkinsonsPark@gmail.com
Community Interest Company Reports – Filed With Companies House (CIC34 in pdf)
Minuites of AGM and EGMs 2012 – 2015