This is an email from the Chair of FoRL to Hillingdon Councillors regarding gym equipment being installed by The Waters Edge Pub.
At MAG you informed us of the new adult gym equipment going in at the far side of the Lido near the assault course.
The general opinion was a good idea, encourages fitness and appropriate use of the Lido and will have no impact on the environment nor the appearance as it will be hidden over the far side, around the tree line, it would be used by the runners as it is out of the way and you would not feel starred at.
They have started putting it in today, not where you said, it could not be further from it. It is on the pub side where they have put that double fence in. The opposite side from where you informed us, have they got it wrong?
The issues are if not stopped now –
- This is going to be an eye sore
- It is not covered by the CCTV and will be damaged
- It is going to attract ABS from the road – believe me it will!
- Less people will use it because it is out in the open and who wants to be watched in the gym
PLEASE PUT A STOP TO THIS NOW AND GET IT SORTED FOR US BACK TO WHERE YOU SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE
The Lido staff didn’t know about it, the first thing they knew was them turning up so they cannot tell them they are in the wrong place.
Please get back to me we are very worried about this as was EVERYBODY around the Lido today no one wants it here and I mean no one.
This has to be resolved today as once it is going to be another this that we have to find resolution after the fact rather than proper planning.
I do not know who else to turn to!