A soon-to-open walking track in Bodden Town is meant to give Eastern District residents a safer way to stay fit.
The new 280-metre concrete track recently had the finishing touches put on at Bodden Town Primary School. Island Paving won the Government contract for the project that cost the public purse $73,450, according to Government Information Services.
Sports Minister Hon. Osbourne Bodden says the plan is to open the track for public use seven days per week.
“It’s very, very important in my mind,” Bodden said. “This has always been a popular walking area in the evenings. I’ve used it and so has most of the community who walk in Bodden Town. At the moment they’re all out there on the streets and that’s the last place we want people.”
The official opening of the track is scheduled within the month, Bodden said.
In 2014, Government funded a similar walking track behind Savannah Primary School.
“It’ll be fantastic,” Bodden said. “The community will utilise it and it’ll create an avenue for great social experience in the evening between families and kids can come and kick around and play or whatever while the parents come out and; I’m encouraging people to come out and get healthy. Get your excercise.”