It was announced today that local man Peter Ranken became an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016!
Peter is chair of the Archibald Corbett Society and the juggernaut behind the raising of over £500,000 to renovate the Abbotshall Road playing fields and the establishing of the Abbotshall Road Healthy Lifestyle Centre and community cafe.
Once the playing fields consisted of a lots of grass and a rickety portakabin and now it is a real local hub with dance studios, meeting rooms, multiple sports fields, changing rooms and a fantastic cafe. It is registered as a community asset and community run.
Peter, congratulations on your achievements being recognised nationally and thank you! 🙂