Two new outdoor gyms have opened in Tamworth in a bid to tackle the borough's rising obesity problem.You have to be kidding me!
The gyms, which cost a total of £14,000 to install, follow in the success of the outdoor gym in the Castle Grounds, which has been open for a year and attracts about 400 users per week.And are those 400 the ‘obese’ residents that the council are seemingly concerned about, or are they people who would otherwise be exercising some other way, if this were not available?
Councillor Steve Claymore, cabinet member for economic development and enterprise, said helping people to keep healthy was a top priority.Really, Steve? Then I guess Tamworth must be a paradise, then; no potholes in the road, no litter, no broken drains, no closed shops…
I think I’ll have to move there!