Author Archives: Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

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.

CELEBRATE MIDSUMMER

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YARN BOMBING TO CELEBRATE SUMMER AND PICNICS

The Park has been yarn bombed by three crafty Friends, to celebrate the month of midsummer and the season for picnics – particularly the week of 19th – 27th June, which is National Picnic Week. If the weather is fine, … Continue reading

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Racy Books and Carpet Underlay

On a beautiful May, Whitsun morning 14 cleaners turned up in the Park to do a Spring clean for the Keep Britain Tidy, Great British Spring Clean. This included ‘the Professionals’, a group from Little Free Guiseley who have always … Continue reading

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STUDENT LILY ENDS HER PLACEMENT AT GREENSHAW GATE

Our thanks go to student Lily Davies who has spent the Winter and Spring doing her Craven College, Land and Wildlife Management, work placement in the Park supervised by Chris Parapia and Joanna Brooks. Lily has helped plant the Greenshaw … Continue reading

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PARKINSON’S PARK, GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN, 30 MAY, 10AM – 12 NOON

As usual, Parkinson’s Park will be taking part in the Great British Spring Clean, run by Keep Britain Tidy. The Park clean up will take place on Sunday 30 May 2021, between 10am and 12 noon. If you’d like to … Continue reading

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WHAT TO SEE IN THE PARK – MAY

The colder weather recently has meant many plants are flowering a few weeks late. Still, there is a lot to see, and a lot of promise budding up for the weeks to come. Besides the delightful English bluebells, and the … Continue reading

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DAWN CHORUS WALK 21ST MAY 2021 5.10AM

Following Andy’s excellent review of the first walk, and some people wanting to attend for a second time, we have been oversubscribed on the second walk given current Government restrictions. Therefore, with restrictions on outdoor gathering due to relax on … Continue reading

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YARN BOMBING IN THE PARK 2021

Over the last year the Park has increasingly used the lovely knitted, crochet and even tatted items, made by local people for decorating the Celebration Tree, (mostly ladies, but there might be some men 🙂 ). Well, we now know … Continue reading

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FIXING THE HOLE IN THE WALL

A big thank you to Martyn Smith and Colin Alexander for mending the wall at the Nethercliffe Entrance today. Both are Friends of the Park and also experienced members of Otley and Yorkshire Dales Drystone Walling Group. Both have done … Continue reading

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A COMMUNITY HERB PLANTER FOR THE LOVELY ANNE (1942 – 2020)

Earlier this year a planter was installed in the Park, which has now been filled with herbs for community use. The Planter is dedicated to Anne Grant who lived on Kelcliffe Lane for 40 years and died last October after … Continue reading

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