Green Gyms – New Initiative

June 9, 2007 by  

Health : Matter of Concern Number 4, Residents Survey – Hawkwell West 2007

This is a project that I tried to get Hawkwell Parish to get involved in but all the Parks Committee did was write to the District Council !! I can see no reason why Hawkwell Parish Council could not take on this initiative locally where there is a perfect fit between the parks that the council owns and a community activity to improve health.

I have now written to Jeremy Bourne, Head of Community Services at RDC personally as a Member of RDC and asked him to reconsider the initiative for the District as a whole.

In the meantime if you want more details:

Green Gym groups meet in their local area at least once a week. A Green Gym session lasts for up to three hours.

During this time you will be doing environmental conservation or gardening activities with a trained leader. You could plant a new hedge, cut back an overgrown path, or help build a community garden.

These activities are taken at your own pace, but there is always something to get your heart and muscles working.

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