Community asked to respect and enjoy outdoor gym equipment installed at two Watton play parks

Watton Town councillors celebrate the official opening of the outdoor gym equipment at the Bridle Ro

Watton Town councillors celebrate the official opening of the outdoor gym equipment at the Bridle Road play area. Picture left to right: Stan Hebborn, Tina Kiddell, Peter Bishop, Daniel Fishlock, mayor Beryl Bunning, Sue Hebborn, Pat Warrick, Jane Fountain and Margaret Holmes. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

The Mayor of Watton Beryl Bunning has asked the community to respect and enjoy the new adult fitness equipment installed at two play parks.

The outdoor gym equipment installed at the Bridle Road play area. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

The outdoor gym equipment installed at the Bridle Road play area. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

Apparatus including a ski stepper and pull-up pole have been placed at the Bridle Road play area and a freestyler has been installed at the Lovell Garden.

However within a week of the Bridle Road outdoor gym equipment being fixed into place a sign, explaining what the equipment is and how it can be used, was damaged.

Mrs Bunning said: 'It makes us mad. But we are hoping people will respect and enjoy it. It is there for them to enjoy and not to lose. We are delighted to bring it to Watton.'

A grant of more than £7,754 was given by Breckland Council, from their Outdoor Sport and Play Fund, to Watton Town Council.


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'Watton is a deprived area and we wanted to try and help adults with their fitness,' said Mrs Bunning, whose mayoral year ends on Tuesday.

'It is all free to use rather than having to go to a gym.

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'It means parents and their children can enjoy and use the parks together.'

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