Friday, February 15, 2008

Welcome for Dunston Pool Gym Refurbishment

LIBERAL Democrats in Gateshead have welcomed the refurbishment of Dunston Swimming Pool’s H20 fitness room but have warned that much more needs to be done to improve the building.

The work on the Fitness Room cost of £60,000. It now has a range of new state-of-the-art fitness equipment. All the old equipment in the gym has been replaced, from carpets to exercise bikes and notice boards.

The gym closed for two weeks in December to allow the work to take place.

Councillor for Dunston Hill, Peter Maughan, welcomed the renovation but said much more needs to be done with the whole building.

In his email newsletter to residents, he wrote, “As a user of the gym myself and knowing many residents use it as well, I am pleased the work has taken place.

“However, the building needs improved access. There is a mountain of steps to climb for people coming into the building and this can be off-putting for elderly and disabled people wanting to get to the gym.

“In addition, the pool area and changing rooms could do with a facelift.”

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