Improvements made in Wensleydale village

James Peacock, chairman of Bainbridge Parish Council, and Andrea Burden, sustainable development officer at Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

The historic white posts and chains that surround parts of Bainbridge Village Green have been given a new lease of life.

The project has been part funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s sustainable development fund, with match funding from Bainbridge Parish Council, Bainbridge Millennium Fund and The Lords Trustees of the Manor of Bainbridge.

The project replaced 24 posts with new larch wood from Gayle Mill.

The new posts were put in by local residents Matthew Metcalfe, Darren Percival and Julian Hammond.

The posts that remained were painted along with the chains by David Alderson.

The parish council says the posts and chains have surrounded the village green for more than 100 years.

A spokesperson added: “As well as giving the village character they offer protection for the for children using the play area and village green for recreation.”

New equipment has also been installed recently in the play area, including a new bucket swing.

The football goals have also been replaced and four new swings have been installed.

This work has been funded by Richmondshire District Council.