Twyford Parish Council have facilitated swimming for members of their community in the River Itchen by installing a set of steps leading down into the river. During the summer it’s become a popular bathing spot. (Picture: Rob Fryer)

Do we use the River Stour enough here in Wye? Could we establish a bathing pool of our own? Or should we look at other possible leisure activities based on the river – kayaking or canoeing towards Ashford, for example, or fishing?

Away from the river, what facilities could we easily install in Wye which would preclude the need for villagers to travel outside the village to do exercise? A green gym (exercise equipment sited outdoors)? An outside BMX track? A bowls green?

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: jasperbouverie.com which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and FunderFilms.com which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej
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  1. Hello Jasper, I’m not local to you – but it’s a lovely idea, and it is good to see that there are some folk within the local government structure that are keen to support healthy outdoor exercise, rather than attempt to suppress it. Best of luck with your venture – and if you need any support or guidance with regards to the health & safety aspects of this, please feel free to get in touch.

  2. Jenny guppy says:

    Jasoer, just came across this posting. Has there been any developments?

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