Not just for children…

trim trailNightingale Recreation Ground is going to have a trim trail, which will give people of all ages the opportunity to keep fit in the open air.

This is being funded by building developers’ ‘Section 106’ contributions.

A trim trail was one of the ideas put forward by residents at a seminar last autumn on ideas for improving the local community, and Cambridge City Council is consulting on the specifics, such as the location within the park, and what equipment should be included.

Your views are valuable whether you are a possible user of the trim trail, or a user of the existing facilities. Please have a look at the on line survey, and say what you think:

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/fitness-equipment-consultation

and please share the survey with anyone you know who lives in the area. Closing date is 12th July.

What is a ‘trim trail’? 

The term ‘trim trail’ usually means a series of wooden exercise stations, scattered in parkland or other locations beside a jogging or walking trail, which can be used to develop balance, strength and co-ordination. They are suitable for both adults and children, and the individual stations are scientifically designed to provide a range of exercise. Most have simple instructions attached and can include balance beams, sit-up bars, chin-up bars, parallel bars, and more challenging feats such as pole climbs and ladder walks.

You can see trim trails locally at Romsey Recreation Ground and Cherry Hinton Hall.

 

Queen Edith’s Christmas Lights Event, 11th December

Christmas Lights 2011

This year’s Christmas Lights event in Wulfstan Way promises to be extra-special.

As in the past two years, the Mayor of Cambridge will visit to turn on the Christmas Tree lights. Then there will be carols sung by the local church and school choirs.

This year, there’s an extra attraction. Netherhall students have been working with local artist Zoe Chamberlain since the summer on the 60-60 Jubilee Bench, which celebrates the past 60 years in the Wulfstan Way area, as seen through the memories of both older and younger generations. The Jubilee Bench will be unveiled as part of the festivities.

Board Games and Pizza Party

Queen Edith’s Liberal Democrats are organizing a family games afternoon on 29th October, at Morley Memorial Primary School on Blinco Grove (5-8 p.m.).

Come and enjoy a traditional game – bring your own or play Monopoly/ Cleudo/ Scrabble with us.

Tickets £7 adults, £1.50 children, to include slices of pizza and drink. Available from me: [email protected] or phone 249787.

Proceeds go towards producing our regular FOCUS newsletter.