30-Oct-2023: Alne Recreation Ground – Update
Thank you to all those who responded to the consultation in the summer about possible improvements to the Recreation Ground. This is an update on developments since then. At their meeting in October the APLA Trustees agreed a report on immediate and future development for the Ground. They allocated an initial spend of around £16,000 to try to get some immediate work done for improvements. The biggest priority is the Play Area which will get a new ‘Bee Springer’ for toddlers as well as new seats for the seesaw. The ZIP Wire is to have a total makeover and the ship will get a new woodchip cushion fall surface to replace the existing grass and very muddy floor. The Carousel will get a new safety pad around its perimeter. The Musical Chime, which sadly passed away in the summer, will be replaced and the sand pit will be made bigger so that 3 or 4 children can play together. The Trim Trail will get new tyres as their treads are well below the legal limit! We are hoping to get some volunteers to help to put preservative on the wooden equipment. Some of the most urgent work is scheduled to start w/b 13th November.
In other news, we are getting a Tree Surgeon to start the process of tidying up the Orchard Area and may be looking for volunteers soon to help with the less specialised jobs! The existing rabbit fences will be repaired so hopefully fewer holes in the field.
Alne Parish Council have agreed a grant of £8,500 to support the remedial work and County Councillor Nigel Knapton has agreed to put in a further £1,000 from his NYC locality budget to help with the work on the Orchard. Many thanks to both.
The Trustees also agreed priorities for more major projects and detail about these will soon be publicised. If anyone would like more information, or wants to join a volunteer list, or just wants to sound off, then contact Ian McCrae at [email protected]
26-Oct-2023: With effect from Monday 06-November, all the Reliance Sunday bus services and the Friday late night bus back from York are being terminated,