Today sees the start of the installation of our new Outdoor Gym for Riccall Park. Ten pieces of equipment will be added to the new area, which should hopefully be ready for use within the next couple of weeks. Keep up to date by checking our facebook page for Riccall Park and by checking this website, or follow us on Twitter.
Riccall Snow Patrol have been out gritting the main footpaths in Riccall (until the wet weather of this week!) in order to try and keep them as safe as is possible for local residents.
The Council continues to be really grateful for the efforts of the residents and Council members involved in the scheme and looks forward to their support as the winter progresses.
The Council is currently gathering quotes, with the intention of providing an Outdoor Gym at Riccall Park. Focused on adult fitness for all, the Council aims to see this project come to fruition during 2013.
If you want to find out more or have any comments, then get in touch...
A group of young people that approached the Council after filling in our recent 'youth survey' are currently developing plans to hopefully extend the skate park in Riccall. The group would like to additional facilities for BMX riders and have come up with a comprehensive set of designs.
The Council is currently working with the group to develop ideas, look at costs and possible funding, although no decisons have yet been taken about the possible new facilities.
If you want to join in, contact email@example.com
Last weekend's adverse weather saw the first real chance for Riccall Snow Patrol to leap into action. The scheme managed and developed by Riccall Parish Council, involves a team of local volunterrs who are willing to grit footpaths and clear snow as necessary within Riccall.
After the severe winter of 2011/12, Riccall PC appealed for volunteers and was amazed by the positive response. Local people came forward to offer their time and become snow wardens, in an effort to keep the main footpaths open, allowing much easier access for all residents, particularly the elderly and those with young children.
Council Clerk, Lindsey Ryan said, 'Last winter, lots of residents were complaining to us about the fact that they were cut off from local services and did not feel confident to walk on the icy footpaths. As a community, we decided to take action and set up a team of volunteers. This really is community spirit at its best!'