FENLANDER: News in brief from Fenland District Council

RESIDENTS’ help needed for Chatteris park improvements, mobile gym free trial day and three-day cricket festival.

• IMPROVEMENTS are in the pipeline for two open spaces in Chatteris and local residents are being asked to help decide what they would most like to see done there.

Two separate surveys are being conducted by Fenland District Council’s parks and leisure team to gauge local opinion.

One, for the Wenny recreation ground, sets out three possible projects and asks people to list them in order of preference. The options are:

• Replace the slide and wooden play kit with new equipment

• Build a dirt trials BMX track

• Build a new connecting footpath from The Elms to Wenny Road

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The second survey gives two possibilities for the play area at Furrowfields – either creating a new multi-use games area or extending the existing play area, adding equipment for older children.

Councillor Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for open spaces, said: “All these options represent real improvements for people in Chatteris but it is very important that those who use these areas let us know which ones they most favour.”

• Both surveys are available online at www.fenland.gov.uk/playsurveys. They will remain open until July 31.

• A FREE trial day giving people the chance to try out Fenland District Council’s mobile gym is being held in Manea next Wednesday (July 20). It will be at the Royal British Legion from 10am-1pm and 4-8pm. Councillor Steve Garratt, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for leisure, said: “Regular users get a huge amount of benefit from the gym and we want more people to have a go and experience it for themselves. Our trained staff will be on hand to give you all the help you need to devise an exercise programme that suits your particular needs. So why not pop along and give it a go?”

• KEEN young cricketers have the chance to improve their skills at a three-day cricket festival for 7-13-year-olds at March Town Cricket Club on July 26-28 (9.30am-4pm). It will include tuition from ECB qualified coaches and various other games and activities. It costs �15 per day or �35 for the full three days. Attendance forms can be obtained from the club on 01354 652029 (after 6pm) or www.marchtowncricket.com.

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