England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom performed the a special opening of an outdoor fitness area at Collingham recently.
Following a successful bid last year to the Caird Bardon Community Programmme the Parish Council used the £11,500 upgrade and extend the children’s playground with six pieces of fitness equipment.
“We are delighted with the equipment and it is already proving popular with locals,” said a parish council spokesman.
“Ryan was very supportive of this type of equipment encouraging people to get fit.”
Personal trainer Charlie Hobson was on hand to help people use the equipment correctly.