Executive summary on Outdoor Gym on Wormwood Scrubs Consultation is attached below. The full survey results have now been published online on the council’s citizenspace (link below):
The consultation for introducing outdoor gym equipment and way markers was completed by 162 respondents. Overall, 68% of the respondents were in favour of outdoor gym equipment and 49% for way markers.
There was an equal spread of preferences for the outdoor gym location; The existing outdoor gym by the entrance of Linford Christie Stadium (LCS) attracted the most votes (25%) followed by the two locations nearest to the Old Oak Community centre (11% North of the centre and 18% South of the centre) off Braybrook Road.
In addition to the postal/online consultation, the council held an open day at the Old Oak community Centre on Braybrook road for residents and users. The general view from the open day for those in favour of the outdoor gym equipment preferred that the outdoor gym to be located nearer to the existing adventure playground equipment and the centre to allow adults to supervise their children and also be near the facilities ( toilets) offered by the community centre. The other views provided suggested that the facilities next to LCS caters for mores static ‘weight resistant ‘ training and this should be enhanced separately and an alternative site for elderly or with less physical ability be introduced nearer to Old Oak centre.
Following from on the consultation, the council shall now proceed with exploring two locations:
1.The Stadium exiting outdoor gym is to be enhanced to provide a greater range of equipment that is both challenging and inclusive .
2.To introduce a small range of equipment between the Adventure playground and the Old Oak Community centre which will be similar to those presented on the open day .
The council will continue to discuss with local resident groups specific equipment for both these sites and also ensure that the colours are in keeping with more ‘rural’ setting with more muted colour schemes.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact Paul Bassi directly at [email protected]ov.uk.
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