The home of the

Friends of Beckett Park

and also the

Becketts Park Residents Association


Friends of Batcliffe Wood


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In partnership with

Leeds City Council

Beckett Park..Friends and Residents

Most of the park is owned by Wades Charity and leased to Leeds City Council


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The North West Leeds Transport Forum have produced another excellent leaflet about the effects of increased flights in our area.  This time focussing on the increase in planes and noise at night.

Please feel free to share this, and please encourage people to make a comment on the public access site however short. Details of how to do that are on the last page.


Heritage Open Days

Our Heritage Open Day history walks on the 21st and 22nd of September went well.  If you weren't able to attend, don't worry - we will be repeating the walks next year.  


The Friends work with Ash Road  Area Residents Association, Queenswood Tenants and Residents Association, and Queenswood and Woodbridge in Bloom to help improve Batcliffe Wood.  The wood extends south from Beckett Park as far as Kirkstall Lane and Queenswood Drive.  One of the original carriage drives to Kirkstall Grange ran through the wood - you can still follow path of the sunken road.  The Council has just replaced the fencing alongside Queenswood Drive and volunteers have cleaned up rubbish and planted trees.  The Parks Ranger is helping us prepare a wildflower meadow.   


The next volunteer task will be on Saturday 16th November when we will be thinning out tree saplings and cutting back vegetation to open up pathways and encourage more variety of trees and wildlife.  Meet at 10.00 am at the bottom end of the wood near Langdale Terrace.  We will be working until 3.00 pm but feel free to join or leave at any time.  Hot drinks and biscuits provided!           


Hay meadow

You will have noticed the long grass in some areas of the of the park.  The Council's Parks Service is promoting reduced mowing across the city - less mowing reduces costs, but the benefits include greater numbers of plant species, insects, birds and other wildlife.  Less mowing also reduces stress on our 200 year old mature trees.  The area will be cut in late August or September.  The most well-used routes around and across the area are being kept short.  

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