Villagers who support plans for a new gym in Brixworth have been urged to help the proposals become a reality by signing a new petition.
The plans for Brixworth Local Services Centre include a state-of-the-art gym, and those who want to give it their backing can sign the ‘Yes to Brixworth Gym’ petition.
The local centre, which would be constructed on land north of Brixworth Cricket Club, just off Northampton Road, aims to modernise the village and provide vital services to meet the needs of the village’s growing population.
If approved by West Northamptonshire Council, the centre would feature a pharmacy, co-working hub, business units and office space.
Ashley Thompson, Managing Director of AT Architecture Ltd in Cliftonville, Northampton, has drawn up the plans and said: “Bringing a gym to Brixworth would provide the village with an enviable asset. We believe there is a huge appetite for this facility, so we want to give residents the opportunity to have their say through the ‘Yes to Brixworth Gym’ petition.
“Along with bringing obvious health and wellbeing benefits, the gym reflects the ambition of the wider project to provide modern services to a growing village.”
If granted approval, Brixworth Local Services Centre would solve the village’s parking crisis, bringing 113 parking spaces, including disabled bays and 32 electric vehicle spaces, plus superfast charging ports.
It will also bring environmental benefits, with reduced journeys for residents wanting to access services.
The developer, Dr Dallas Burston, has supported the Brixworth community since working in the village as a GP in the 1980s. He has previously employed 126 people in the village for his pharmaceutical company and spent £250,000 of his own money to build the cricket and tennis centre, for which he only charges £1 a year rent. He has also planted 29,000 vines at his vineyard, creating a fitting gateway to Brixworth.
To add your support for a gym in Brixworth, click here.