Chelmsford City Council and the Chelmsford Hockey Club are pleased to announced works to upgrade a city park, including the resurfacing of two artificial pitches and refurbishing the outdoor gym, are now complete.
This work has brought together the Hockey Club and City Council once more, as a great example of collaborative working within our local community for the benefit of local people, with each organisation funding its own pitch, the total investment made is in excess of £400,000.
The pitches have been refurbished to provide the latest sand dressed surfaces, bringing both up to the latest International Federation of Hockey standards, meaning the pitches can be used for any match up to national league premier division and junior international competitions.
The new outdoor gym has 11 new stations, providing exercise facilities for up to 18 people at any one time. If users have a smart phone, each piece of equipment has a QR code, which gives individuals the ability to access an online personal trainer for workouts and instructions on how to get the best out of each piece.
Dignitaries joined together on Sunday 5 November at the park for the official opening of these new sporting facilities with various speeches. The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Duncan Lumley was invited to the ceremony as a special guest to cut the ribbon for the pitches and outdoor gym.
AstroSport constructed the pitch surfaces and Wicksteed Leisure provided the outdoor gym equipment. The gym facility at Chelmer Park is identical to the one the City Council unveiled at Compass Gardens, South Woodham Ferrers in October.
Councillor Bob Massey, Cabinet Member for Parks said: "One cannot but appreciate the excellence of these sports facilities. This is very much due to the investment which has been made by both the City Council and the Hockey Club and I for one, am proud that the City Council has been able to play its part in getting to this launch and play its part in creating these facilities which will go on to be used into the distant future, providing a lasting legacy."
Tuesday 14 November 2017