Brasted Parish Council were delighted to welcome Sir Michael Fallon MP to the Brasted Recreation Ground on Saturday 2 September 2017 to formally open the new Brasted Green Gym equipment.
Sevenoaks District Councillor, Cllr Anna Firth said “It is fabulous for adults to be able to exercise and keep fit on superb equipment without having to pay out a penny. Also having it right beside the children’s play-ground is a great help to parents who will be able to exercise while their children are also playing and having fun. This is a great way of keeping families together and helping us all get a bit fitter while at the same time enjoying the great outdoors. Brasted Parish Council have done a great job and I look forward to Councillors making use of the equipment either before or after Parish Council meetings!”
Vice-Chairman of the District and Chair of the Council’s Health Board, Cllr Pat Bosley, said “This is a brilliant initiative on the part of Brasted Parish Council. Encouraging people to get outside and become more physically active is so beneficial to their health, well-being and quality of life. The equipment is so stylish and well-located right beside the children’s play-ground that I am sure it will soon become a much valued community space encouraging people to meet and socialise which is also good for mental as well as physical health”. Finally, being outside it is also good for the planet too!”
The Brasted Green Gym comprises 5 items of equipment: a ski stepper, a rower, a lateral pull, a chest press and a cycle. The equipment has been described as ‘Brasted’s best kept secret’; the Parish Council invites all residents to come and have a go!