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 MeadfleetFunding 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 registered purpose and objectives of Friends of Parkinson’s Park CIC is here.

Apply for FOPP Membership HERE

The Meadfleet Land Managers

Emlyn Craven –  emlyn.craven@meadfleet.co.uk
Paul McGovern, Area Manager  – paul.mcgovern@meadfleet.co.uk

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)

CIC 34 Report for Year 2016/2017
CIC 34 Report for Year 2017/2018

Minuites of AGM and EGMs 2012 – 2015

 AGM minutes May 2012

AGM minutes April 2013

AGM minutes April 2014

EGM minutes November 2015


1 Response to About

  1. Tom Bliss says:

    Hi folks – would you like to become part of Feed Leeds? We’re the city-wide version of Incredible Edible, which gives critical mass to the many local groups and projects.


    Meeting today as it happens, but we can catch up whenever..


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