Take chance to shape your park

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RESIDENTS are invited to enjoy events at Ryelands Park this month, which aim to bring everyone together to look at ways in which the park could be improved.

The Ryelands Park project is being led by Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council, along with members of the community, who are setting up a Friends of Ryelands Park group.

Since December last year, the project has been organising events to help gather the views of local people on how Ryelands Park could be transformed into something more inviting.

The next event will take place on Wednesday, May 16, at 6pm. This will take people on a tour of the park, and give them the chance to offer new ideas and comment on those already put forward.

On Sunday, May 20, a designer will be in the park from 2pm to 4pm to mark out areas on the ground, to show what the potential new designs could look like. Everyone is welcome to come along.

A local history project is also being launched, which will look at people’s memories of the park and how it has been used over the years with a collection of photographs.

If you have fond memories of time spent in the park, whether they be family days out, sporting events or buildings from the past, and have photographs which tell your story, Skerton resident Elaine Corless is looking forward to hearing from you.

Send your old photos to Elaine at Skerton Community Centre, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA1 2JH. Or post them on the Ryelands Park Project Facebook page below.

To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/ryelandspark, or contact the city council’s public realm officer, Helen Ryan, on 01524 582822 or email hryan@lancaster.gov.uk.