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Outdoor gym facility for Hazlemere
RESIDENTS will soon be able to work out alfresco style in Hazlemere after the parish council agreed in principle to install an outdoor gym.
The proposed 12 station facility for Rose Avenue will include chin-up bars, a cross-trainer and equipment designed for people with disabilities.
Hazlemere Parish Council approved the scheme on Tuesday after residents gave it the thumbs up during a six-week public consultation.
Cllr Natasha Howard, HPC’s Vice Chairman, said: “52 people responded to the consultation and 40 said yes, they wanted the outdoor gym.
“We have 12 pieces of equipment, we are now going out for quotes which we hope to bring back to our next Open Spaces meeting with the view to having it all in place by the end of the year, weather permitting.”
The parish council said it would use money from the community infrastructure levy (CIL) collected by Wycombe District Council.
Other options - including following the lead of the Flackwell Heath Residents’ Association, which secured a £5000 grant from the National Lottery for a similar project in Straight Bit - were also being considered.
Cllr Howard added: “This has been the work of the whole council.
“Cllr David Thompson came up with the idea having seen a facility in Rickmansworth, I’d also seen it done elsewhere, and it is a positive step.
"I would like to thank the residents who took part in the public consultation.”
For more information visit www.hazlemereparishcouncil.org.uk
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