Workout for free at new outdoor gym

As many residents will have noticed new outdoor gym equipment has been installed in Alderley Edge Park.

The project, delivered as part of the Park Masterplan by Cheshire East Council, includes the installation of six pieces of outdoor gym equipment, two new steel accessible picnic benches, soft surfacing and a further refurbished picnic table made from recycled plastic.

The cost of the project was £16,000 - including the matting that has been installed under the gym equipment and the new compacted gravel surface under the new picnic benches - which has been funded through s.106 monies and a £4,000 contribution from the Parish Council.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by the Chair of Alderley Edge Parish Council, Cllr Rachael Grantham who was joined by Councillor Craig Browne, fellow Parish Councillors Bev Chapman and Ali Bates, Eddy Yoxall (Parks Project Manager, ANSA) and local residents.

Councillor Craig Browne said "I am delighted to see this project, which I have been working on for approximately 16 months, finally come to fruition. I hope local residents will enjoy using the equipment, two pieces of which are designed to be disabled accessible, as well as the improved seating area next to the bandstand."

Photo: Chair of Alderley Edge Parish Council, Cllr Rachael Grantham, fellow Parish Councillors, Cllr Bev Chapman & Cllr Ali Bates, along with Eddy Yoxall (Parks Project Manager, ANSA) and local resident Pam Smith.



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Nick Whittaker
Thursday 10th August 2023 at 5:14 pm
It would be good to understand how many residents of Alderley Edge actually requested this - do you have any insight which can be shared setting out the demand?