Outdoor gym gives park healthy new look
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.