New gym equipment for Ottery park

Keith Blake, Ottery

A few months ago, I realised that our park at the edge of Trenance Road, Ottery, was missing vital exercise equipment that was present in parks elsewhere.

I began writing emails to the relevant official but was reminded of financial restraints, which did not deter me. I kept up the crusade, as I realised no other organisations representing the residents were doing an application.

I dealt with a wonderful City official, Mr Mbali of parks and forests, and he moved heaven and earth to ensure my vision and project were realised.

Finally, on Wednesday October 6, after more than a year, two pieces of exercise equipment were installed in the park, which residents can enjoy at their own risk, always keeping safety in mind.