Do you think that Play Streets could work in Ramsbottom, or even if they’re a good idea? Our MP James Frith has recently posted on Facebook to encourage residents of local communities to get involved in the Play Streets initiative.
James goes on to explain in his Facebook post that:
Play streets are quiet residential streets that are temporarily closed to through traffic so that local children can have the space to themselves for a few hours each week.
“Parks and open spaces are for playing on, not streets. Rather than parents just chucking the kids out onto the street so that they can relinquish their parental responsibilities, they should actually improve family life by taking them to the park.”
“Wonderful way of creating a community, it’s not just the children who benefit it brings neighbours together great idea”
“Good idea, I remember British bulldog and also may we cross your golden river games”
“As long as were given notice so we can get cars on driveways etc I think it’s a great idea”
You can find more about play streets on the Play England website.
Several bits of news for Ramsbottom hit this week which is in the podcast, last Sunday Ramsbottom featured in National Geographic
If you’ve not yet listened to that episode, it’s worth checking it out, there’s sound effects and everything. Have a think about your own top 8 before you listen, see if it matches up.
Anonymous author spreading joy with mysterious letters
Last week I wrote about the anonymous person that has been writing letters and distributing them around Ramsbottom. At the date of recording this episode there have been five letters so far. In the post I mentioned how the author was a little like a literary Banksy, although that’s not quite the right analogy, I did just notice though that the only person they’re following in Instagram, happens to be Banksy, quite funny.
It’s been a while since I had one of these, so this episode, I’m asking:
In what year was the first Love Earth Festival in Nuttall Park held?
The answer to this episodes #notacompetitionquizquestion will be revealed a little later on in the podcast episode. (it’s right at the end this week, you’ll hear why 🙈)
0:00 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for many 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.
Getting to know Ramsbottom’s food scene – National Geographic
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