Retirement from the team of callout list member Andrew Ryding

Very experienced and well respected team member Andrew (Andy) Ryding announced his retirement with immediate effect from the team this evening.

Andy, aged 44 of Chorley, joined the team in October 1999, but was associated with the team for a long time before this in this capacity as a ranger with Lancashire County Council and United Utilities.

Andy has decided to retire from the team for a short term to concentrate on his business as a co-director of a APS Countryside Services Ltd. Andy’s loss to the team will be deeply felt given his experience level and particularly his expert local knowledge of our moorland area.

Andy is a well respected, very dedicated and highly committed member of the team and for over two and a half years has been the team’s Training Officer, which in itself is a very demanding role.

The whole team membership wishes that Andy will return soon to the ranks of the rescue team, and we also wish him well with his business both now and in the future.