Town's leisure boost

A brand new skate park, children’s play area, outdoor gym (pictured) and street snooker are opening in Amersham this month.

The outdoor areas are part of the Chilterns Lifestyle Centre development – a new leisure and community centre being built in Amersham by Buckinghamshire Council.

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, and will be available for everyone to use from the afternoon of Friday 10 July.

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.’

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.’