Out­door gym gives park healthy new look

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN out­door gym has opened at a park as part of a re­ju­ve­na­tion of the area.

Peo­ple liv­ing in Holt­spur had asked for the Holt­spur Way Recre­ation Ground to be rejuvenated last De­cem­ber.

They listed a gym, play area and land­scap­ing as part of the project and set up the Friends of Holt­spur Park.

Now Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil, work­ing in part­ner­ship with the Friends of Holt­spur Park, of­fi­cially opened the fa­cil­ity on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 20.

The new equip­ment in­cludes bi­cy­cles, row­ing ma­chines, air walk­ers, cross train­ers and a range of other gym equip­ment.

Deputy mayor John Read at­tended the open­ing with Philip Bas­ti­man, chair­man of the open spa­ces com­mit­tee, who said: “We have de­liv­ered this ex­cel­lent new fa­cil­ity and will be work­ing with the com­mu­nity to en­able peo­ple of all ages to be health­ier and more ac­tive.”

He added: “I am es­pe­cially grate­ful to the lo­cal vol­un­teers from the Friends of Holt­spur Park for their support.”

The new gym has been wel­comed by neigh­bours in­clud­ing An­drea Essery, chair­man of the Friends of Holt­spur Park, who said: “I am proud of the work our vol­un­teers have put in to help the town coun­cil to trans­form the park, which will ben­e­fit ev­ery­one in Holt­spur.

“I am look­ing for­ward to the in­stal­la­tion of a new play­ground and teenage fit­ness area next spring, which we will con­tinue to raise funds for.”

The group’s next fundrais­ing event is a curry and bingo night on Jan­uary 24.

The gym equip­ment was sup­plied and in­stalled by Fresh Air Fit­ness and was funded by Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil. CHIL­DREN cel­e­brated the Christ­mas sea­son by go­ing to a fes­tive party.

Elmtree School, in Elm Tree Hill, Che­sham, threw a Christ­mas party for its nurs­ery pupils on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 16.

The chil­dren took part in some fes­tive crafts, donned Christ­mas hats and were even paid a visit by Fa­ther Christ­mas.

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