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Picnic in the Park will showcase best of Ingleton
10:00am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
The first of what is hoped will be an annual event to stamp Ingleton on the tourist trail is to take place on Sunday.
The Picnic in the Park is being spearheaded by the woman who was at the forefront of the rejuvenation of Ingleton Middle School building into an enterprise hub, the i centre.
Rosemary Hartley, who helped found the community interest company which campaigned to establish the i centre, wants the picnic to be a showcase for what the village has to offer in terms of leisure and business.
She said she was hoping a spin-off at the event would be that people attending the picnic would venture out and explore the community and “Ingleton’s hidden gems”.
“We will also have a showcase corner with exhibits which support the community heart of Ingleton with its diverse small businesses, enterprises and local events.
“The event is set behind the village square and adjacent to the outdoor swimming pool, children’s play area and the river Doe.
“It’s an ideal venue, close to local amenities and shops, and includes some picnic tables and toilets and there’s car parking available in the village,” she said.
There was also a chance to visit the Ingleton Horticultural Show at Ingleborough Community Centre and, if the day was wet, they would throw open the main hall at the i centre in Back Lane, Ingleton.
The i centre management group secured a 25-year lease on the building earlier this year and has the support of Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith.
It contains a number of small start-up business, ranging from a traditional bakers to a gymnasium and has facilities for health and welfare organisations and community groups.
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