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Welcome to BECKETT PARK

The home of the

Friends of Beckett Park

and also the

Becketts Park Residents Association

and

Friends of Batcliffe Wood

 

In partnership with

Leeds City Council

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Beckett Park..Friends and Residents

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

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Our Heritage Open Day history walks in September 2018 and 2019 went well.  We hope to hold the walks again, either as part of Heritage Open Days or as one-off events.

Heritage Open Days

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BATCLIFFE WOOD

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. 

 

Our volunteers have cleaned up rubbish and planted trees.  We've paved part of the main path to improve access.  We've sown a wildflower meadow and we scythe it every year to encourage more flowers.  We have been thinning out overcrowded trees and we've planted a Japanese cherry tree at the southern entrance. We've installed a bench in front of the wildflower meadow.

 

          

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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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