Outdoor gym equipment open for residents

12:55 20 June 2014

Cllr Tom Wright tries out the new outdoor gym equipment with Town Clerk Jo Vanstone, town cllr Chris Kitson, Mark McGlade and Jamie Buckley from EDDC on The Green in Budleigh Salterton. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exb 6232-25-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Order

Cllr Tom Wright tries out the new outdoor gym equipment with Town Clerk Jo Vanstone, town cllr Chris Kitson, Mark McGlade and Jamie Buckley from EDDC on The Green in Budleigh Salterton. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exb 6232-25-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Order

Archant

People in Budleigh can now keep fit in the sunshine after the opening of the town’s new £15,000 outdoor gym.

The free-to-use gym has been installed over two sites – The Green and Lime Kiln Car Park – having been voted for by residents as the best way to spend a Section 106 cash windfall from developers.

Having had the idea for a gym, the public was also asked to decide what sort of equipment they would like.

This has now been installed, after collaboration by East Devon District Council (EDDC), Budleigh Salterton Town Council, and healthcare professionals.

Councillor Tom Wright, EDDC’s deputy cabinet member for the environment and member of the town council working party, said: “This is an excellent free of charge facility for Budleigh Salterton, provided by Budleigh Salterton Town Council and EDDC working in partnership. Thank you to all the residents that came out and voted for the projects as well as those who put forward the idea originally”.

Mark McGlade of Home Instead, one of the healthcare professionals involved in the project, said: “The gym equipment is for everyone to enjoy, whether they are young or elderly. I’ve encountered people up to the age of 92 using the outdoor gym already!

“We are looking to organise a free exercise club for older people on the equipment. It’s important for the health and wellbeing of older people that they exercise and have fun at the same time.”

The money for the gym has come from a £35,000 section 106 budget available to the town overall.

The rest of the money is being spent on the scheme which came second in the vote, a cycle path across The Green, which EDDC says is being progressed.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
A book written by the late Barbara Smale was handed over to local school children at the Exmouth library this week. The youngsters from Exeter Road primary are pictured with their headteacher Paul Gosling, Chris Launder from the library, Barbara's husband Colin, illustrator Jemma Cholawo, publishers Rachel and Drummond Johnstone and Judy Vallance who sponsored the publication. The book will be given out free to local schools. Ref exe 3280-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School have got their hands on a new book written by an Exmouth author.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00
Clare Teal at the Budleigh Jazz Festival.

The future of Budleigh Jazz Festival could be in doubt after its organiser announced he was stepping down from the role.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Pete Lowres

Devon Freewheeler volunteer Pete Lowres, 46, knows every penny that drops into the charity’s collection pots is vital to continue its lifeline work.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Father Trevor Smyth with Bishop Richard Hawkins. Fr Trevor says farewell to his parishioners at his final service at All Saint's Church, Exeter Road, as he retires from his post. Ref exe 3343-16-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

An Exmouth vicar has said a fond farewell to his parishioners after more than 14 years.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015
T-Rex

Phear Park and Manor Gardens are being discussed as possible venues for the return of dinosaurs to Exmouth.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Devon Freewheelers operates daily ‘hand-to-mouth’, never knowing where its next penny will come from.

Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015

Tesco says it is still planning to come to Budleigh, despite a planning application for its proposed store having been withdrawn.

Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015

A man had to be treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation after a fire at Scarletts in The Strand, Exmouth.

Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015
The World of Country Life Lamb National. And they're off... Ref exe 3431-16-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Pictures:

Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015
Mamhead slipway at the western end of the Exmouth seafront. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 0236-03-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Building work on the slipway at Mamhead is to begin this summer after district councillors gave final approval.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder