Working Party Saturday 13th May 10am – Noon.

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Welcome to Parkinson’s Park

Parkinsons ParkParkinson’s Park sits behind what used to be the Crompton Parkinson site on Netherfield Road: it can be approached via a number of entrances on Kelcliffe Lane, Greenshaw Terrace, Netherfield Crescent and Hillside Avenue.  It was given to the people of Guiseley to use as a park by Frank and Albert Parkinson during the 1930’s: it has been in continuous use for walks, play, and events since that time.   It is now owned by the developer Bellway Homes, who, along with Local Councillors and organizations like RHS and Groundwork, have supported the Friends of Parkinson’s Park CIC (FOPP) in their efforts to make this an attractive green space once again for community use.    On these pages you can follow and comment on the progress that is made – we also need your stories of the park, as well as pictures, and comments on how you would like the park to devleop.  We warmly welcome all contributions, or just sign up to follow us on this site or on Twitter (parkinsons_pk).  If you use foursquare :: on your smartphone, check in and leave a tip for other visitors.

Photographs above and in the header by Darren Sanderson Photography from Rawdon.

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Specialist Visits The Community Orchard

Martyn and Josie met Alan Thornton in the Park today; Alan is the Project Manager for the Leeds “Orchard Project” and was visiting a number of community orchards in the area. Martyn said a number of points were worth recording:

1 Pleased with way the trees are coming on & that we haven’t lost any.
It appears that the pruning was appropriate. Continue reading

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Five Places Left on Birding Walk -11 May

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Forest School 14th May 2017

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Woodchipping Help

Unfortunately,  the promised help with woodchipping the branches from the felled tree, and the security work, has not materialised.   We do need to get this done as soon as possible, or there may be another fire. If anyone knows of someone with a woodchipper who could help please email us on parkinsonspark@gmail.com

Once the branches are woodchipped we’ll use them on the paths to make them less slippery when it rains.

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Easter Tree

Hope everyone is having a Good Easter – the tree was decorated on Saturday,  with some help from local children.   Do add you own celebratory decorations this week.

Our thanks to Moons for the fabric strips to decorate the tree.

 

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