Trim trail project a step closer for Deepings park
A project to install new fitness equipment for all ages at a Deepings park has moved closer after a community fundraising effort.
Work on creating a 'trim trail' at Jubilee Park in Deeping St James could start as early as the autumn after donations worth nearly £700 from South Kesteven District Council members Phil Dilks and Judy Stevens.
When completed, the park will have outdoor gym equipment spread around a grassy open space to complement a children's play park already in place.
The £12,600 project has also been funded by Deeping St James United Charities, Deepings Lions, Deepings Rotary Club and money raised at Jubilee Park Dog Show in June.
Carole Bremner, treasurer for the Friends of Jubilee Park , said: "Thanks to this fundraising, we have just about enough money to make this project a reality so the donations from Couns Dilks and Stevens are very much appreciated.
"Also, a couple of local charities are going to donate whatever else is needed after doing so well with the fundraising at the Dog Show."
Coun Dilks said: "A trim trail will lend itself to this area very well as people will be able to jog to it, work out and then carry on with their run.
"The equipment will be robust, adult-sized, gym-style metalwork and should last for years which will enliven the area no end."
Coun Stevens said: "This used to be rough ground and there wasn't a lot here before, not even a bench.
"But when it was the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and towns were lighting up their beacons, this area became a proper recreation area.
"The fitness equipment will be spread around the park and there will be an information plate for each one explaining how to use it."