Go ahead for Haisham outdoor gym

PLANS to build an outdoor gym in Hailsham in a bid to boost health and fitness have been given the go-ahead by town councillors.

The proposal to build an outdoor gym on Hailsham Recreation Ground in Western Road came from Hailsham Youth Council members earlier this year, which has organised a small working party to look at the design of the proposed facility and funding opportunities available.

Hailsham Town Council formally agreed to the Youth Council’s proposal to construct an outdoor gym on the recreation ground at a meeting on November 16 subject to certain conditions.

The equipment will be specially designed to suit all ages and abilities. It could include an air skier, cross country skier, double rower, seated leg press and a push up station, which would be modelled similar to a playground.

Funding is currently being sought for the equipment and installation costs. To complete a survey about the proposal visit: www.hailshamyc.org/polls.html