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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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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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2nd Guiseley Guides Upgade Suzannah’s Meadow

On a beautiful May evening yesterday the 2nd Guiseley Guides and their leaders helped the Friends plant out flowers in Suzannah’s Meadow.  This will help build up a nectar rich habitat to encourage bees and butterflies. When the Bellway Estate … Continue reading

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Growing An Orchard

“Within the woodland flow’ry gladed, By the oak tree’s mossy root, The shining grass blade timber shaded Now do quiver on the foot, And birds do whistle overhead, And water’s bubbling in its bed, And there for me the apple … Continue reading

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Winter Work

The New Year has seen a number of maintenance jobs completed around the Park.   Firstly,  woodchip has been laid on the bottom path to help making walking easier.   Thanks to Shaun Smith and helper from Elite Garden Maintenance for this. … Continue reading

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