Leeds Liverpool Canal Bicentenary Celebrations, Sunday, 16 October.

Hi All,
I have been asked to promote the Leeds-Liverpool canal bicentennial celebration event which will be occuring adjacent to the park this Sunday. The majority of the planned events will be occuring at the Victoria Road moorings, on the towpath adjacent to the road bridge.

Planned Event Itinary:
– Hall Royd Brass Band from 10:15 am onwards.
– At approximately 11am, the floating museum Kennet will arrive at the Victoria Road moorings.
– The barge will be greeted by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, who will lead the celebrations. A celebratory peal of bells will be rung from the neighbouring URC church. Celebratory rosettes will also be available.
– There will be cheering and peals of bells as we encourage the Kennet onwards to Hirst Wood Locks and beyond, and ultimately Liverpool!

Please find a poster attached with the full event details.

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Friends of Roberts Park Meeting, 7pm 12th October @ Baildon Link

The Friends of Roberts Park will be having our next monthly meeting on the 12th October at 7pm at Baildon Link, 35 Cliffe Avenue, Baildon, BD17 6NX. This is a open public meeting and everyone is welcome to attend.

Topics for discussion this month include an update on the ongoing Half Moon Cafe saga and a wider discussion about obtaining a defibrillator for the village, to which so many kind people donated back in September. We will also be making plans for November’s AGM!

A detailed agenda will follow soon via email. Hope to see you there.

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New Park Urns! Also Thank You From The Friends.

Hi everyone, just a quick update on this week’s latest park developments.

After a long hiatus, this week has seen the final reinstatement of the two Roberts Park ceremonial urns. Please find a photo enclosed below – we think they look rather grand. What do you think?

We would also like to send a big thank you to everybody who attended this Sunday’s concert, which was the finale of the 2016 bandstand season. Thanks to the wider community’s generosity The Friends managed to fundraise the grand total of £259.14! As discussed on the day we will ensure that this contribution is put towards a cardiac defibrillator for the village.


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Friends of Roberts Park Meeting, 7th September, 7pm, Baildon Link

Hi Everyone!
Sunday’s bandstand concert was excellent, the weather held out and we had four excellent local acts. This including the debut of a promising up and coming female vocal talent – possibly Shipley’s answer to Amy Winehouse? To cap off an eventful day we were filmed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, David B was interviewed, and the video footage will likely be showcased in Parliament!

Anyway, we are due another Friends group meeting, and to this end Lesley has booked Baildon Link, 35 Cliffe Avenue, Baildon, BD17 6NX on the 7th September at 7pm. Everybody welcome.

Although we are now rapidly approaching the end of the bandstand concert season, as usual there is still plenty to discuss. There are several major events on the horizon that we need to plan for. We have floated the idea of turning the last bandstand concert of the season in September into a major fundraising event in order to raise funds towards a defibrillator for the park itself.

Additionally, Les has also been busy spearheading our efforts to organise a comprehensive survey of the park flora and fauna. This is an exciting new development, and it seems likely that this will lead to further conservation and habitat development volunteering opportunities for the Friends within the park itself.

We have also recently had several enquiries from individuals looking to get involved with the Friends too, which is obviously excellent news!

I’ll be in touch very soon with a meeting agenda. Before then, if anyone has any issues they wish to discuss at the meeting please get in touch with either myself, Lesley or David.

Stephen Ellwood

Treasurer, Friends of Roberts Park

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Live at The Lounge – This Sunday (21st), 2pm, Roberts Park Bandstand

Hi everyone, just a quick reminder regarding this Sunday’s bandstand concert. Live at the Lounge will be playing for you in the park from 2pm onwards. Hope to see you there.

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Great Concert Today!

Hi everyone, great weather today and a big thanks goes out to Strid for their wonderful performance at the park bandstand today!

Also, thanks to everyone who expressed concern regarding quad bike – YJ16 LML – that was seen been driven erratically in the park today. This vehicle has been reported to the Police, both by the Friends and other members of the public. A PCSO attended the park today, took statements, and will be following up this matter up in due course with the vehicle owner!


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