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Welcome to the FOIRP Website

FOIRP was set up in 2018 to ensure the park areas beside the river Wharfe in Ilkley are maintained and improved. FOIRP became a Registered Charity. No. 1189048 in May 2020

Welcome to the FOIRP Website

FOIRP was set up in 2018 to ensure the park areas beside the river Wharfe in Ilkley are maintained and improved. FOIRP became a Registered Charity. No. 1189048 in May 2020

FEATURED NEWS

New Flowerbeds at Riverside Gardens completed!

Following the recent article about a makeover for the Memorial area in Riverside Gardens the work has now been completed. There are now Flowerbeds at the Memorial area, the overlooking Platform and Bridge Street entrance with a wide variety of shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses.

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FEATURED NEWS

New Flowerbeds at Riverside Gardens completed!

Following the recent article about a makeover for the Memorial area in Riverside Gardens the work has now been completed. There are now Flowerbeds at the Memorial area, the overlooking Platform and Bridge Street entrance with a wide variety of shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses.

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OTHER NEWS

THANK YOU!

We have a lot of people to thank for where we are today. So here we go! HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE MOST RECENT HIGHLIGHTS (UPDATES WILL APPEAR FROM TIME TO TIME)

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2 Minute Litter Pick comes to Ilkley

Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks are partnering with The 2 Minute Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to encouraging people to do a small amount of litter picking when they are out walking

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Sign Up for the FOIRP Photographic Competition 2021

Why not sign up for the 2021 FOIRP Competition and see your photo on the front of the Gazette? Details of how to do this are below. There will be winners each quarter and an Overall Winner at the end of year who will appear on the 2022 FOIRP Calendar!

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THANK YOU!

We have a lot of people to thank for where we are today. So here we go! HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE MOST RECENT HIGHLIGHTS (UPDATES WILL APPEAR FROM TIME TO TIME)

Read More


2 Minute Litter Pick comes to Ilkley

Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks are partnering with The 2 Minute Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to encouraging people to do a small amount of litter picking when they are out walking

Read More


Sign Up for the FOIRP Photographic Competition 2021

Why not sign up for the 2021 FOIRP Competition and see your photo on the front of the Gazette? Details of how to do this are below. There will be winners each quarter and an Overall Winner at the end of year who will appear on the 2022 FOIRP Calendar!

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New Signage finally arrives in the Parks

Well, the new Signs were supposed to arrive in the Park in April 2020, along with the new Paths and ramps. However, the Pandemic put paid to that! “We are really pleased that most of the new Signage has finally arrived in the Parks”, said Ed Duguid, Chair of FOIRP, “The contract for the signage was bound up with the construction of the new Disabled Access path in Riverside Gardens, along with the renewal of the entrance ramps and fencing at East and West Holme Fields. The contractors managed to complete the ramps and fencing last year which made access much safer to those areas, before a delay ensued over whether there might be Roman ruins below the proposed route of the new path in Riverside Gardens. A stop was ordered by Historic England before an Archaeologist was appointed to supervise the works. After some site investigation the go-ahead was finally given. It took a year to achieve this. So, here we are, the path is finished and the new signs erected at each of the three park locations”.
The path and fencing improvements were funded via Bradford Council, but FOIRP had to raise the funds for the new signage. In particular, Bar Events UK, who regularly uses Riverside Gardens for their Christmas Tepees, funded the design of a new Map and some signs providing guidance for Park visitors, which were designed by local graphic designer, Hattie Clark, who also designed the maps at Darwin Gardens. “We were very pleased to fund the design of the new signage for the parks. We enjoy our time at Riverside Gardens each Christmas and really appreciate all the work that the Friends of the Park are doing”, said Managing Director, Dan Lakin. “We would like to acknowledge the Council’s support in improving the paths in the parks and in collaborating with us to remove many of the outdated signs and replace them with more visitor friendly signage”, said Ed, “The maps will provide a great overview of what is in our parks and the new Golden Rules Signs simplify the message to visitors to our parks, which can be summarised as “Show Respect to your park and to others who visit them!” We are negotiating some additional signs with the Council, so we can get the necessary coverage across all areas. Hopefully these will also be in place soon”.

More new Flowerbeds April 2021!

Not only were new flowerbeds created at Riverside Gardens Memorial are. two additional areas were replanted; at the Platform above the Memorial and at the Bridge Lane entrance. Thanks again to everyone who helped out and brightened up Spring 2021!

Benches and more beds!

Sanding the benches down first

2nd coat and almost the finished product!

Bridge Lane Entrance replanted

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