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ORCHARD APPLES – DO NOT PICK YET

The apples in the Orchard are ripening, but they are not ready to pick yet. In previous years we’ve had people picking them far to early and then throwing them away – which is such a shame. So, this year … 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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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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New Butterfly and Orchard Benches

Butterfly Bench The Butterfly Bench nestles in a sheltered spot just below Clapper Brow Wood above the Edison Fields Entrance; the old wooden bench had got rather worn and was collapsing, so we reluctantly took it down. Then, we had … Continue reading

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Freddie’s Bench

For many decades the spot in the Park near the Kelcliffe Lane Gate, that looks towards the summer setting sun has been a popular place for peace and contemplation. It is an historic ‘memory’ spot known by some older residents … Continue reading

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THE PARK GETS A NATTER BENCH

Parkinson’s Park too now has a ‘Natter Bench’, just inside the Farm Gate between the fir trees. The idea of a Natter Bench is for people who feel lonely and would like a chat to sit on the bench and … Continue reading

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PARK TO GET A NATTER BENCH

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Apple Picking Time in October with Apple Day on 20th

The apples in the orchard are ripening nicely, but they are not yet ready for picking. The majority of the varieties need another month or so to mature – and we could do with some sun. If you look in … Continue reading

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Cycling in the Park

This is NOT an official notice that has been put up by either owners Bellway, Management Company Meadfleet, or the Friends of Parkinson’s Park.  In line with Leeds BYELAWS FOR PLEASURE GROUNDS, PUBLIC WALKS AND OPEN SPACES, which the Park … Continue reading

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