Ringstead Baptist Church
A celebratory coffee morning is to be held at Ringstead Baptist Church this weekend in recognition of the splendid new footpath that has been installed to improve safety and accessibility, in-and-around the same community amenity.
Courtesy of a £15,000 grant from local construction firm Mick George Ltd, the existing walkway which runs the full length between High Street and Black Lane, has been replaced with a durable, resin-bound gravel sidewalk.
The pathway in question is extensively used as the gradient is considered less steep than the parallel road (Cherry Street).
In addition to the improvements aforementioned, a new set of double doors have been added at the Church entrance, as well as the creation of a striking Indian Sandstone slabbed area, further enhancing the locations appearance for all visitors and passers-by.
The project arose after safety concerns were raised as to the suitability of the previous combination of roughly layed tarmac and concrete which was increasing the likelihood of any accidental occurrences.
Angela Davis, Administrator at Ringstead Baptist Church said: ‘’The grant has enabled us to transform the footpath, making it safe and accessible for all members of our community. Our limited resources would only have allowed us to carry out the bare-minimum repairs. However, the funding provided by Mick George Ltd has allowed us to improve the whole appearance and practicality of the surface, making it adequate for buggies and mobility scooters, as well as walking pedestrians.''
Stuart Costello, Marketing Director of Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Ringstead is an area that we have operated from for many years and the support that we have received from the local community during that time, has been incredible. That is something we very much appreciate.’’