Outdoor Gym – Community Consultation
As part of the Village Improvement Plan (VIP), the Parish Council would like to invest in a project to help improve residents’ health and wellbeing by developing the School Avenue Recreation Area to create a park that could be enjoyed by all ages of our community. This project was included in our improvement plans following comments made by residents, both informally and in response to previous community consultation exercises.
To supplement the existing young children’s play area, we are working with Durham County Council to develop plans to provide:
A family seating area, consisting of benches, picnic tables and a tree seat
An Adult Outdoor Gym with equipment designed for use by residents of all abilities and fitness.
The gym equipment would also be suitable for use by teenagers.
We are looking to fund as much of the project as possible from external funding sources and from a contribution from the Parish Council’s earmarked VIP reserve.
As the site is on DCC land and there is already an existing outdoor facility in place, DCC will sponsor the project, oversea its implementation and maintain the whole park going forward. Resources for the initial project investment will of course be limited and priorities will need to be determined.
Have Your Say
The choice of gym equipment is of particular importance given the wide range of equipment now available for outdoor use. DCC have provided advice on the type of equipment they recommend and will approve the project plan before progressing on our behalf. Your views are important to us, and DCC, to ensure that priority is given in the project plan to items of equipment that most potential users would prefer to use.
We would therefore appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts by completing a community consultation survey about the proposed Outdoor GYM.
This can be done online at: https://online1.snapsurveys.com/WestRaintonGym
If you don’t wish to complete the survey online, you can print off a copy (available here)Adult Gym Consultation and return as follows:
By hand to the Jubilee Hall
By post to the Parish Clerk, 62 Trevelyan Place, Peterlee, County Durham SR82NL
By email to email@example.com
Please Note: If completing online only images of the individual items of equipment we would like your feedback on are shown. If you would like more information on each item shown before making your selection, a narrative description is given on the version available for download.
The Closing Date for the consultation is 31/7/2022