Category Archives: Friends

Residents Wishing Everyone More Love and Joy

Lots of activity over the last weeks to improve the look of the Park and bring more joy to those who use it. The Park is not Council owned, it belongs to Bellway Homes. Meadfleet do basic maintenance in conjunction … Continue reading

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Clear Up For The Queen’s Jubilee Walk

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Happy New Year For 2022 & FOPP’s 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago the Friends of Parkinson’s Park was formed. November 2011 saw the start of the Park’s regeneration; a collaboration between Bellway Homes and an embryonic Friends Of Parkinson’s Park (FOPP); whilst February 2012 saw our first public meeting … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas !!

Santa’s arrived on the Advent Tree – we’re there.

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We’ve Been Chosen for the Guiseley Co-op Community Fund for our Willow Walk Project.

The bottom of the Park is wet with several spring emanating from the hillside. In this area is a good bank of willow trees some of the quite characterful, as well as traditional woodland edge shrubs such as rowans, blackthorns … Continue reading

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PARKINSON’S PARK WORKING PARTIES RESTART

Over the last two years less organized improvement work has been done on the Park as we were unable to set up the area working parties we’d planned in 2019. Instead a number of people have taken on different areas … 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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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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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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HELP DESIGN AN HISTORIC BENCH FOR GUISELEY WELLS

Our colleagues, The Friends of Springfield Park & Guiseley Wells have been awarded one of a unique set of 15 community benches provided by the Leeds Civic Trust ‘Take A Seat’ Project. The benches will commemorate how the citizens of … Continue reading

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