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Street snooker & an outdoor gym: New facilities for Amersham open

A children's play area and a skate park are also opening today (Friday).

Published by Dan Gooding at 1:23pm 10th July 2020. 3-minute read.

Street snooker & an outdoor gym: New facilities for Amersham open

Amersham gets the first part of its new leisure facilities today.

A new skate park, children's play area, outdoor gym and street snooker are opening up - as part of the new 'lifestyle centre' being built.

The council say they hope people can enjoy the kit safely, with social distancing rules in place still.

Work started on site in November 2019, and these are the first areas of the new complex which are ready to be open to the public.

The facilities are owned and managed by Amersham Town Council.

Chiltern Lifestyle / Leisure Centre
An overview of how the new centre will look

Cllr Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Sports and Leisure said:

"The Chilterns Lifestyle Centre project has been many years in the development so it's absolutely fantastic to have these first facilities now ready to open for everyone to enjoy.

"Of course we're still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, so social distancing and good hygiene practice is important for anyone using the new equipment. Please be responsible, keep your distance and take hand sanitiser with you to use.

"I'm delighted to hand these facilities over to Amersham Town Council to manage, and I hope residents of Buckinghamshire enjoy using them for many years to come."

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Cllr Mark Flys, Mayor of Amersham added:

"The new play facilities are a fantastic addition to King George V Playing Field, providing a space where children and adults can meet up, have fun and exercise outdoors.

"On behalf of Amersham Town Council, I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the process and for all their hard work in helping bring these new facilities that, I am sure, will have a long-lasting positive impact on the local community.

"Please be reminded to use the facilities with care most notably whilst social distancing measures remain in place."

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