Published Oct. 25, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
St Andrews Parish Council is pleased to announce that at a recent Full Council meeting it approved the purchase of a new modern outdoor gym facility to improve our leisure offering to the community.
Following requests from our residents for a new outdoor gym, Councillor Steve Heyes, Chair of our Play Parks Committee researched the options available to bring a modern gym facility to the area. The parish council was impressed with the option Komplan offered which in effect brings the indoor gym outside providing many pieces of equipment you would find at local gyms but specially purposed for outside use. The gym is designed so that anyone from older teenagers to our most senior citizens can use it. In addition, it is accessible meaning people with special access needs can use it too.
Work will begin in November and the new gym will be installed at Brooke Park in Redhouse alongside the existing junior play park and multi-use games area (MUGA). It has been funded by Section 106 funds designated for leisure use so we can deliver our new outdoor gym with no impact on the parish precept.
The gym is part of St Andrews’ ongoing investment in to play parks and open spaces, which includes continuing to modernise every play park over the coming years with accessible facilities.
Councillor Steve Heyes, Chairman of the Play Parks Committee had this to say:
“We are proud to be delivering one of the most modern outdoor gyms available and one of the first few in the country. The equipment is free to use and as well as being available to older teenagers and all ages upwards it reaffirms our commitment to including people with accessible needs wherever we can. opportunity to keep fit. The parish council has 17 play parks now and has invested over £160,000 over the past three years on major upgrades. St Andrews parish council is fully committed to investing in parks and open spaces to improve the health and wellbeing of its community”
For further information please contact:
Councillor Vera Tomlinson