MUSIC lovers are being invited to head to Guiseley this month to enjoy a Summer Bands in the Park concert.

Spa Sax will perform a free programme of jazz favourites in Nunroyd Park on Sunday, September 19 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in an event supported by the Outer North West Community Committee.

Guiseley and Rawdon’s three ward councillors are encouraging local people to enjoy the music and all that the park has to offer.

Councillor Paul Wadsworth, Chair of the Outer North West Community Committee, said:“I’m delighted that we could support the Summer Bands in the Park programme and I look forward to the next concert taking place at Nunroyd Park.

"This is a chance to visit one of our wonderful local parks and enjoy some free music in a way that hasn’t been possible for over a year. I hope the weather stays fine and people enjoy the day out.”

Councillor Paul Alderson (Conservative, Guiseley and Rawdon Ward) said:“As everyone knows, one of the consequences of the pandemic over the last year was missing out on events like this, so I’m really pleased that the concert programme is back in full swing this year.

"I’m sure there will be lots of people keen to visit the park, listen to the free music, and enjoy the company of fellow residents and visitors.”

Councillor Graham Latty (Conservative, Guiseley and Rawdon Ward) said:“The Summer Bands in the Park series is a good way of encouraging people to visit our parks and enjoy a concert with other local people.

"At a time when concerns about social isolation are more evident than ever, particularly for older people, I think these open air concerts have come around at the right moment and I’m sure they will be well attended."

Last December the three ward councillors approved funding that paved the way for band to play at three Guiseley and Rawdon parks in summer 2021.

They agreed to give money from their discretionary Wellbeing Funds to provide a band to play in Nunroyd Park, Micklefield Park and Springfield Park, as part of the ‘Summer Bands in the Parks’ series of concerts, which are free for all to attend.

Announcing the funding, Cllr Paul Wadsworth said the return of live music to park provided a great opportunity for local residents to get out and about in the sunshine, enjoy their parks and support local businesses.

Cllr Pat Latty said:“ Live music across the parks in our area is just what we need after a really difficult year.”