Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, was delighted to join Horam residents in celebration of the completion of Phase 1 of the new Get Active Pathway and cut the ribbon to mark its official opening.
The project is a 1km long all-weather exercise path around the perimeter of the recreation ground, which can be used all year round for exercising. Before the installation, Horam Recreation Ground was waterlogged for most of the year. This new path will allow visitors to enjoy the recreation ground in any weather throughout the year, increasing opportunities for physical activities such as cycling, scooting, walking and enabling those with mobility issues to have better access to exercise.
Over the past two years, Nusrat has been extensively involved in supporting Horam Village Hall Trustees in raising funds for the construction and has previously convened several meetings with Wealden District Council councillors and leaders to secure the go ahead for the project.
Nusrat Ghani said: “I was delighted to attend the official opening of the Get Active Pathway and celebrate this new facility alongside Horam residents. Health, leisure and sport facilities play a key role in building resilience and wellbeing in our communities and this new, eco-friendly pathway will make the recreation grounds accessible to all users all year round, providing great opportunities to walkers, runners and mobility scooter users who struggle with the uneven and often muddy terrain of our countryside paths. This project is a fantastic result for Horam and I’m pleased to have supported its delivery.”
Mike Woodhouse, Chair of Trustees said: “We’re so pleased to see Phase 1 of the GAP project complete. This enables our many visitors to use the recreation ground all year round for the first time. We’re very grateful for the funding from Veolia, Horam Parish Council and Biffa Awards to help us construct the pathway.”