About

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

Purpose

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. 

Key Aims

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

This is done by conserving the Park’s natural landscapes more on the ecology and geology can be read here.  Developing facilities in conjunction with Meadfleet . Running an annual event programme. 

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

Governance

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.

 The FOPP CIC constitution is here.

The FOPP Privacy Policy for Personal Information is here.

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 parkinsonspark@gmail.com.

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 parkinsonspark@gmail.com to join.

Key People and Contacts

Meadfleet Land Managers

Enquiries should be directed to Meadfleet Customer Services.

  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 parkinsonspark@gmail.com. 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.

Annual Company Accounts can be found here.

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.

    http://feedleeds.org/

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

    Tom

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