Ramsbottom is a town that is constantly going through changes, and with the large turnover of visitors to the town it’s no surprise that some of the facilities start to get a bit worn.
This episode I’m talking about some of the recent changes to Nuttall Park and more so Top Park.
Now back in July 2015 I wrote that Top Park was overdue an upgrade as it had fallen into disrepair. Little did I know that the park itself had more or less been in need of renovation for many years.
I was pleased to be able to write just back in September 2017 that those works appeared to have started. I’m now very pleased to announce that they’ve pretty much finished. Albeit that they need to clear away some rubble and plop some new grass here and there. All the equipment seems to be finished.
On the one hand, it’s fairly frustrating with regards to Top Park that it’s taken so long for this work to be completed, but on the other we have some lovely new equipment. Swings and roundabouts really. No really, there are Swings and Roundabouts.
The new equipment that has been installed at Top Park is as follows:
- 1 set of new swings
- 1 repaired slide
- 1 nest swing
- 1 roundabout
- 1 see-saw
The recent works that Nuttall Park has seen include the lovely new path around the perimeter of the park, a new picnic extension as well
as some of the wooden equipment around the park has had a lick of paint thanks to volunteers from Tesco.
On a sad note though, some time that could have been better spent was sadly used after the Nuttall Park Ranger Base flooded again after the Storm on October 21st hit Ramsbottom.
We can all do our part to try to keep the parks in a better working order. Me and my son frequently pick up plastic bottles that litter Top Park and place them into any one of the many bins there. We’ve even turned it into a game, basically first one to the bin with the bottle wins. I let him win of course.
Ramsbottom United News:
Since I’ve been away from the podcast Ramsbottom United have been comfortable in most of their performances, despite the first visit with my son resulting in the first home loss of the season when we lost one nil to Bamber Bridge. I was pleasantly surprised that my son was cheaper than expected. I was expecting £4 but he got in for £1.
Currently Ramsbottom United are sitting in 9th position having played 14 games as of the time of this recording. The next league match is away to Scarborough Athletic on November the 4th. This will be a tough test for the Rams as Scaborough have had a good recent run of form and are currently sitting in 4th in the table. Kick-off is at 3pm.
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, but picking one from the list we have:
Lancashire Weekend coming up on November the 18th. This date celebrates Lancashire Day, which is actually November the 27th when in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament. The first Lancashire Day was celebrated in 1996. However, that’s not the date this event is happening, this is happening on November the 18th and 19th.
Check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
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