Outdoor gym opened in Hazlemere

Outdoor gym opened in Hazlemere

Outdoor gym opened in Hazlemere

Outdoor gym opened in Hazlemere

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PARISH councillors got their heart-rates pumping as they celebrated the opening of an outdoor gym in Hazlemere with a work out.

Hazlemere Parish Council chairman Cllr Brian Mapletoft and his deputy Cllr Natasha Howard tried out the £13,000 equipment last week.

The instillation followed a public consultation by the council last year.

Cllr Mapletoft said: “It’s terrific and it has gone down very well so far, and we hope that the members of the community will use it.”

Additional footpaths and matting could be put down around the facility in the Rose Avenue recreation ground in the coming months.

Wheelchair-bound residents have said they have found it difficult accessing the gym over damp grass.

Councillors believe the additional matting could also help keep the equipment in better condition for longer if users keep off the grass and mud.

Members agreed at the council’s full meeting earlier this month to look into the feasibility of having additional matting and a footpath installed.

The council is still working on other new schemes, including road traffic calming measures in Rose Avenue and the potential for a new skatepark.

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12:33pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

At this rate it'll have rusted or been blown away before anyone gets a chance to use it sadly.
At this rate it'll have rusted or been blown away before anyone gets a chance to use it sadly. Ivor'sbestfriend
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12:52pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Brilliant idea. It would be an even better one if more of these were installed around the town.
Brilliant idea. It would be an even better one if more of these were installed around the town. Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 3

9:14pm Fri 14 Feb 14

speaker says...

waste of money , what about spending it on the ever increasing graffiti in the Hazlemere area ?
waste of money , what about spending it on the ever increasing graffiti in the Hazlemere area ? speaker
  • Score: 2

12:50am Sat 15 Feb 14

buftonp13 says...

speaker wrote:
waste of money , what about spending it on the ever increasing graffiti in the Hazlemere area ?
How on earth is this a waste of money. With all the things the council do waste money on something like this will be used by many people of all ages for many many years! And it promotes getting fit. And being in a nice place like Hazlemere I'm sure it will be looked after. Shame we ain't got one in micklefield park, bout doubt it would be there for long... And for the graffiti, where is it? On a bus stop or 2 lol
[quote][p][bold]speaker[/bold] wrote: waste of money , what about spending it on the ever increasing graffiti in the Hazlemere area ?[/p][/quote]How on earth is this a waste of money. With all the things the council do waste money on something like this will be used by many people of all ages for many many years! And it promotes getting fit. And being in a nice place like Hazlemere I'm sure it will be looked after. Shame we ain't got one in micklefield park, bout doubt it would be there for long... And for the graffiti, where is it? On a bus stop or 2 lol buftonp13
  • Score: 0

8:58am Sat 15 Feb 14

Hazlemere Man says...

Public consultation? 40 people saying they would be interested in a gym at the summer fete last year and Mapletoft spends £13,000 with more to come! And the strategy of hoping people will use it? Daft council in my opinion.
Public consultation? 40 people saying they would be interested in a gym at the summer fete last year and Mapletoft spends £13,000 with more to come! And the strategy of hoping people will use it? Daft council in my opinion. Hazlemere Man
  • Score: 0

1:53pm Sat 15 Feb 14

whingefree says...

The outdoor gym could be a good addition to Hazlemere's sport and leisure facilities. It is ludicrous the neither the Parish Council not the company supplying the equipment considered that it makes no sense to site equipment speifically designed for use by audits with disabilities in the middle of a grassy field with no access paths.

I hope that, following their 'workout', Mr Mapletoft and Miss Howard will have a renewed enthusiasm for supporting sport in Hazlemere and will rethink their preposterous proposal to apply a commercial rent to the Ken Williams Pavilion - currently managed successfully by a team of dedicated volunteers who are committed to supporting sport for all in Hazlemere:

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The outdoor gym could be a good addition to Hazlemere's sport and leisure facilities. It is ludicrous the neither the Parish Council not the company supplying the equipment considered that it makes no sense to site equipment speifically designed for use by audits with disabilities in the middle of a grassy field with no access paths. I hope that, following their 'workout', Mr Mapletoft and Miss Howard will have a renewed enthusiasm for supporting sport in Hazlemere and will rethink their preposterous proposal to apply a commercial rent to the Ken Williams Pavilion - currently managed successfully by a team of dedicated volunteers who are committed to supporting sport for all in Hazlemere: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/loc alnews/hazlemere/110 07939.Sports_group__ _Council_is_holding_ a_gun_to_our_head_ov er_lease_/ whingefree
  • Score: 7

1:57pm Sat 15 Feb 14

whingefree says...

whingefree wrote:
The outdoor gym could be a good addition to Hazlemere's sport and leisure facilities. It is ludicrous the neither the Parish Council not the company supplying the equipment considered that it makes no sense to site equipment speifically designed for use by audits with disabilities in the middle of a grassy field with no access paths.

I hope that, following their 'workout', Mr Mapletoft and Miss Howard will have a renewed enthusiasm for supporting sport in Hazlemere and will rethink their preposterous proposal to apply a commercial rent to the Ken Williams Pavilion - currently managed successfully by a team of dedicated volunteers who are committed to supporting sport for all in Hazlemere:

http://www.bucksfree

press.co.uk/news/loc

alnews/hazlemere/110

07939.Sports_group__

_Council_is_holding_

a_gun_to_our_head_ov

er_lease_/
Oops...

*nor the company...*
*adults with disabilities*
[quote][p][bold]whingefree[/bold] wrote: The outdoor gym could be a good addition to Hazlemere's sport and leisure facilities. It is ludicrous the neither the Parish Council not the company supplying the equipment considered that it makes no sense to site equipment speifically designed for use by audits with disabilities in the middle of a grassy field with no access paths. I hope that, following their 'workout', Mr Mapletoft and Miss Howard will have a renewed enthusiasm for supporting sport in Hazlemere and will rethink their preposterous proposal to apply a commercial rent to the Ken Williams Pavilion - currently managed successfully by a team of dedicated volunteers who are committed to supporting sport for all in Hazlemere: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/loc alnews/hazlemere/110 07939.Sports_group__ _Council_is_holding_ a_gun_to_our_head_ov er_lease_/[/p][/quote]Oops... *nor the company...* *adults with disabilities* whingefree
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Sat 15 Feb 14

speaker says...

buftonp13 wrote:
speaker wrote:
waste of money , what about spending it on the ever increasing graffiti in the Hazlemere area ?
How on earth is this a waste of money. With all the things the council do waste money on something like this will be used by many people of all ages for many many years! And it promotes getting fit. And being in a nice place like Hazlemere I'm sure it will be looked after. Shame we ain't got one in micklefield park, bout doubt it would be there for long... And for the graffiti, where is it? On a bus stop or 2 lol
if you look around there is graffiti everywhere in Hazlemere, open your eyes
[quote][p][bold]buftonp13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speaker[/bold] wrote: waste of money , what about spending it on the ever increasing graffiti in the Hazlemere area ?[/p][/quote]How on earth is this a waste of money. With all the things the council do waste money on something like this will be used by many people of all ages for many many years! And it promotes getting fit. And being in a nice place like Hazlemere I'm sure it will be looked after. Shame we ain't got one in micklefield park, bout doubt it would be there for long... And for the graffiti, where is it? On a bus stop or 2 lol[/p][/quote]if you look around there is graffiti everywhere in Hazlemere, open your eyes speaker
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