New playground in memory of Grace

CHEERS of delight greeted the opening of a new games area at Grace's Playground, in Ilmington.

Children from Ilmington Primary were excited to try out the football wall and basketball half-court – known as a MUGA (multi utility games area), which cost more than £11,000 to install.

The new area had been built under the guidance of Ilmington Parish Council, who were keen to replace an existing dilapidated skateboard ramp with something that would appeal to children and indeed adults of all ages.

The project has been funded by an £8,000 grant from Tesco's Bags of Help Campaign, generous local benefactor Sarah Holman, the Red Lion pub, and Grace's Fund.

Read the full article here.

Flood hit park destroyed by Storm Desmond re-opens with an impressive make-over!bittspark

Flood hit park destroyed by Storm Desmond re-opens with an impressive make-over! At the peak of the December floods, Carlisle’s premier play park was under eight feet of water and the contaminated water caused extensive damage. Bespoke play equipment has been installed and the layout now includes flood resilient measures.


The RPII at Cheltenham Regional Roadshow for Society of Local Council ClerksCheltenham

The RPII were represented by Noel Harris, RPII Administrator on November 25th at the Society of Local Council Clerks 2015 Cheltenham Regional Roadshow.

The RPII on the Road...

image1It's already been a busy autumn season for Noel as he has been up, down and around the country on behalf of the RPII, visiting several conferences and exhibitions. He has met many local councillors, primary headteachers, secondary headteachers and others who are responsible for the upkeep and inspection of playground and play facilities.

RPII launch a new qualification for Routine and Operational Inspections of school play areas.

We have identified a need for a new qualification which schools logois specifically aimed at schools managing the routine and operational inspections of their outdoor playgrounds.

This is a 3 year, RPII accredited qualification. It is an image based written and practical assessment, which can be carried out at one of our examination centres.

For further information check out our dedicated webpage here or contact Noel on (0)2476 693787 .


Competition winners get their first official inspection

RPII cheque presentation smKendal Nursery School and Brantfield Day Nursery won £1,000 in our competition designed to raise awareness of our services, give them the opportunity to get a free fully qualified inspection and be awarded cash to improve on their existing play facilities.

RPII Director of Marketing and RPII registered Outdoor Annual Inspector, Jon Dalton carried out the inspection on 3rd September and presented the cheque  to headteacher Veronica Broyd.

and the winner of our competition is...winner

Kendal Nursery School, Brantfield ! We're looking forward to meeting them at the annual inspection and can't wait to see what improvments and / or additions can be made to their play facilities

We are giving all schools in the UK the opportunity to apply for funding of their school play equipment for one year.

One lucky school will be awarded a free annual inspection by one of our RPII Registered Annual Inspectors plus £1000 to spend on any associated repairs, maintenance or brand new piece of equipment!

RPII saves energy with environmentally friendly installation

We are proud to announce that the RPII HQ has been fitted with x14 8.33 Gallium Solar Panels which are expected to produce 3432 KW in the first year and estimated to save £240 in fuel bills.

Our sponsorship of the local school running club helps buy new shirts

We recently sponsored the Provost Williams C of E Primary School before school running club and were featured in the Coventry Telegraph.