Call for suggestions for more outdoor sports in village

Glemsford Parish Council is asking for residents who are interested in setting up more outdoor sports and activities in the village to get in touch.

Len Young, a parish councillor, said he was contacted by a resident regarding the lack of outdoor sports available in the village and had raised the issue with other councillors.

“We have always had a football camp running here in the past,” said Mr Young.

“I would encourage people to get in touch with the parish clerk with any suggestions.”

He added that he thought sessions such as kwik cricket could easily be set up.

Hunts Hill resident Pauline Currie said: “We are very fortunate in this village to have a great number of clubs and societies, but apart from football, there is little of an outdoor nature.”

The village has dozens of organisations, including youth clubs in term time and numerous societies based at the village hall and Glemsford Social Club.

Anne Mallalieu, a parish councillor, said: “There has been an awakening of interest in getting fit in Glemsford and it was raised with the parish council.

“We have plans afoot for the village hall and the playing field and we are discussing what we could do with them.

“We are hoping to put some sort of fitness trail on the playing field in future.”

However, Mrs Mallalieu warned that organising activities would require a lot of work.

“While we want to back sports in Glemsford, team sports require an awful lot of work and volunteers to get up and running.”

Anyone interested can email parish clerk Debbie George at