Green gym boost for Attleborough following Awards for All funding

Attleborough has received a recreation boost following lottery funding for the installation of new green gym equipment.

Seven pieces of outdoor gym apparatus have been placed in Gaymers Meadow as a result of the �10,000 funding from Awards for All.

The trim trail, which is aimed at all ages and abilities, was welcomed by local MP George Freeman who tried out the new equipment.

Officials at Attleborough Town Council are hoping to put more green gym equipment in the town during this Olympic year if a bid for some money from Breckland Council proves successful.

Mayor Karen Pettitt said the trim trail was already proving popular with the local community.

'Attleborough now has some fantastic green gym facilities for the community to help promote an active lifestyle. The equipment is advertised for use from the cradle to the grave and certain items are also able to be used by the disabled. We really felt that this would be something that everyone could use and not just a few,' she said.

The council is hoping to install 17 more pieces of green gym equipment on the recreation ground off Thieves Lane and also on the London Road playing area if funding of more than �20,000 from the district council is approved.

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Mrs Pettitt added: 'As a council we applied for some funding from Breckland Council and then realised there was some other money available through the lottery scheme Awards For All. We never in our wildest dreams thought we would be successful but we were awarded �10,000 which covered the total cost of supply and installation.'

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman added: 'The new exercise equipment at Gaymers Meadow is state of the art and will further enhance Attleborough's excellent sport and recreation facilities. It's great that this equipment is available to all for free in the great outdoors and I hope many people will also be inspired by the Olympic Games and will use this equipment to get fit.'

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