28th Oct, 2016

New measured mile for Whitnash residents

Laura Maltby 15th Nov, 2015 Updated: 13 hours ago

YOUNG and old will be able to get fit fast thanks to a new measured mile in Whitnash.

The track, which will be made from recycled material, will be put in alongside new fencing, a path and outdoor gym.

Designed to provide a facility for exercise everyone can use, the first sod was recently cut by Whitnash Mayor Judy Falp and Coun Richard Sparkes.

It is hoped the track, which is set to be installed at Acre Close park, will be completed by November 20 with an official launch set for December.

Coun Falp said: “It would not have been possible without financial support from Wren’s FCC Community Action Fund, Warwick District Council’s urban grant fund and Whitnash Town Council.

“Equally, the support from town councillors especially Coun Sparkes and organisations such as the Friends of Acre Close, Twinning, Tuesday Coffee morning, Fun Day, Whitnash Charitable Trust, Youth club and many others have meant this truly is a community effort to provide new facilities.

“From the young learning to ride their bikes to the sportsman using the gym equipment and older residents walking around the park, this will really help open up the field to all our residents.”