Friends of Parkinson’s Park is a Community Interest Company (CIC), incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 (Registration Number 10044868) and regulated by the Community Interest Company Regulator. It is run by a board of six registered Directors, see below.
Email contact – ParkinsonsPark@gmail.com
The central purpose of the Friends of Parkinson’s Park is to ensure a well-maintained public ‘landscape’ park that honours its social, cultural and environmental heritage.
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. On 4th March 2016 they registered the group as a Community Interest Company.
The key aims of FOPP are 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
- informing about the Park’s history and ecology
- helping to inspire personal growth
- acting as a means for bringing people together
The Park is owned by Bellway Homes; basic maintenance is done by Meadfleet to an annual maintenance plan determined by a management plan agree with FOPP. 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 FOPP.
Park Bylaws and Anti-Social Behavior
Although the Park is not run by Leeds City Council, FOPP are members of the Leeds Parks Forum. The Park has adopted, in agreement with Meadfleet, Leeds Parks Bylaws which include :
- No horses, no cycling, no camping without consent
- No fires, fireworks or barbeques without consent.
- No missiles likely to cause injury to others.
- No excessive noise unless part of entertainment that has been officially approved
- Dog owners must ensure all dog fouling is removed to bins located around the Park edge
- No events without consent
Activities that need consent should be discussed with FOPP and will require a risk assessment. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Park is also covered by the Guiseley Public Space Protection Order which prohibits the consumption of alcohol in public places to avoid anti-social behaviour
Offenders can be removed from the Park by West Yorkshire Police.
We also have our Parkwatch scheme supported by West Yorkshire Police for people around the Park to help keep it free of anti-social behaviour. email Andy Cheetham on email@example.com to join.
Key People and Contacts
Meadfleet Land Managers –
Directors of Friends of Parkinson’s Park CIC
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
If you would like to become a member of FOPP please complete a membership form and send to the Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply for FOPP Membership HERE
There is also a Facebook Group at Parkinson’s Park
Community Interest Company Reports Filed with Companies House
CICs are required to complete an annual return to Companies House which includes a statement of how the purpose of the CIC has been achieved in that year; this is done in a CIC 34 Report.
- CIC 34 Report for Year 2016/2017
- CIC 34 Report for Year 2017/2018
- CIC 34 Report for Year 2018/2019
- CIC 34 Report for Year 2019/2020
Minuites of AGM and EGMs 2012 – 2015