Category Archives: Facilities

Join the Park Watch

More trouble in the Park last night, with the Fire Brigade called out to extinguish a fire by the top bench.  (Which cost the ‘tax’ payer.) Happened around 10.40pm last night (Sunday 5 Feb 2017).  Two ‘adults’ with torches heard … Continue reading

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New Community Post Facebook Page

We’ve just started a Facebook page for members to post their own photos, memories, experiences, ideas and information on and relating to the Park and Crompton Parkinsons.   If you are a Facebook user just search on Parkinson’s Park – and … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Park Crime and Order

Crime in the Park We are very sorry to report that Criminal behaviour is increasing in the Park especially to do with drugs, arson and general destruction of Park features from gates to trees.   The Police have been notified and … Continue reading

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What the Red Kite Sees

Parkinson Park – Guiseley from Robyn Penketh on Vimeo. We have been given an interesting short film by photographer Robyn Penketh who lives on Hillside Avenue.  Robyn has used a quadcopter with a GoPro camera attached.

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Park Maintenance Update

Five foot high grass,  an ugly clay mound that would not look out-of-place in a mining district,  and dog excrement everywhere, is not exactly what the Friends had in mind for the Park in 2014.   Since last  year we have … Continue reading

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Dog Fouling – by Chris Parapia

After fighting long and hard to get a dog waste bin positioned by the Park’s Farmgate entrance,  and after fantastic usage by all park users,  the council decided to move it away in early January with no consultation with the … Continue reading

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Open Country Repairs Vandalism to Parkinson’s Park – by Chris Parapia

Last week, 17th February 2014,  Friends of Parkinson’s Park were delighted to welcome a group called “Open Country” to the Park,  to help with several outstanding conservation and repair jobs.  Open Country is a  Yorkshire based charity that seeks to … Continue reading

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A Park With Three Benches !

A recent comment on a Guiseley related Facebook page bemoaned the lack of green space in Guiseley, and the paltry nature of the ‘one bench’ that was in Parkinson’s Park.  Well,  the Park now has three benches (and one tree … Continue reading

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White Cross Vets Fund New Hillside Bin by Chris Parapia

Saturday 2nd March;  what a beautiful sunny spring morning,  and what better time to celebrate the “official” bin naming ceremony at the end of Hillside Avenue.  After many months of negotiation and perseverance the new bin has finally made it … Continue reading

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On The Walkers Map

During a walk in the Park at lunchtime,  I came across a dozen or so walkers sitting on the new Park benches and eating their lunch.  They were apparently from Bradford’s University of the Third Age, on a hike around … Continue reading

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