Quantity of bark/organic matter available on site of decommissioned play area.

The Trustees are offering it out to villagers on a self collect barrow load basis with voluntary donations to be paid online directly to the Playing Field account which is

Ridlington Cricket Field and Recreation
Sort code: 20-63-66
Account number: 00745332

This is classed as a Business Account.


A Date for your Diaries!

The evening of Friday, May 17th 2024

Quiz Night Fundraising Event to be held at Preston Village Hall as before to include food and nibbles. Always great fun!


Pet Remembrance Plaque

If anyone would like to buy a remembrance plaque for their pet to be displayed on benches on the playing field (cost £20.00), please contact the Trustees via email at playingfieldtrustees@yahoo.co.uk

or phone Ruth on tel.: 01572 821 440


Thank you
The Trustees






Dear Fellow Villagers

As you may be aware the Ridlington playground area now has equipment that is upwards of 15 years old and as such, despite remedial works is naturally deteriorating to a point where it is becoming no longer fit for purpose.

The Trustees have been advised by RoSPA that we should consider decommissioning the area before the end of its operating life and in line with our insurance responsibilities and more importantly our duty of care to its users, regrettably, the Trustees have taken the decision that the play area, in its current format, will be dismantled with immediate effect.

If there is sufficient interest in the village to replace this facility, we would be delighted to speak with anyone who would like to form a working party and would be prepared to lead fund raising and project manage this option, obviously with the support and input from the Trustees.

Kind Regards,

Ruth, Julie, Adele and Simon
Email:  playingfieldtrustees@yahoo.com

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The Trustees for the Playing Field are: Ruth Lees; Julie Hoult; Simon Powell; Adele Payne

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Trustees of Ridlington Playing Field

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A great opportunity has arisen to become more involved in village life and in particular to help shape the future of the playing field.

New Trustees are needed for the Playing Field.

Please telephone Ruth for more information and a chat.

Tel: 07791581100

Please do consider joining us as we want to start things happening again ASAP.

Please find below the link for the Annual Accounts and Report for the Ridlington Playing Field.


Ridlington Playing Field Annual Report 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022

Annual Accounts Ridlington Playing Field 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022

A message from the Trustees of Ridlington Playing Field – May 2022


Calling all potential Ridlington Playing Field Trustees and Action Group members.

A great opportunity has arisen to become more involved in village life and in particular to help shape the future of the playing field.

Please do consider joining us as we want to start things happening again ASAP!

Please telephone Ruth for more information and a chat.

Tel: 07791 581100


SOS – Calling for Volunteers !!

Saturday morning 24th April and Sunday morning 25th April 2022


The Playing Field Trustees wish to set up a working group and so are seeking volunteers to help prepare the field for the summer months.

The work envisaged includes:

  • Clearing the remaining debris from the site where the old shipping containers were located.
  • Removing the old and worn out football nets and replacing them with new. (already in possession) (Dave Richardson to oversee)
  • Clear remaining debris in the wooded area to clear the way for the “Nature Paths”. ( Karen and Richard to oversee)
  • Tidying up and preparing the Petanque Area
  • Trimming back some of the front and side hedge growth

We have already organised new wire netting to be installed where required as soon as possible to ensure and protect our pets from running out into the road.

We have in mind Saturday and Sunday the 24th and 25th April and would really really appreciate any help you are able to give.

Thanking you in anticipation
Ruth, Julie, Simon and Chris


Please call Ruth if you are able to help on 01572 821440 and which day/time to suit. If you can’t make this weekend don’t worry as I’m sure we will be coming up with more dates in the near future!