VIDEO: Zumba session to celebrate Caldecott Park success

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Rugby’s Caldecott Park has won a prestigious Green Flag Award for a sixth year in a row.

To celebrate, fitness fanatics flocked to the park on Monday 29 July to take part in a giant Zumba session. Instructors from Rugby’s LA Fitness and Virgin Active led the Latin-inspired dance class at 1pm.

Zumba event at Caldecott Park, Rugby, to celebrate the park winning a Green Flag Award.

Zumba event at Caldecott Park, Rugby, to celebrate the park winning a Green Flag Award.

Visitors to the park were also given free health checks and watched fitness demonstrations.

The award is given to the best open spaces and parks in the country by the Green Flag Award Scheme in association with the Department for Communities and Local Government and charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The celebration coincides with national Love Parks Week, which highlights the important role parks and open spaces play in keeping people healthy and happy.

Cllr Dr Mark Williams, Rugby Borough Council’s portfolio holder for sustainable environment, was delighted Caldecott Park had retained the prestigious award for a sixth year.

He said: “Caldecott Park has always been a special place for Rugby residents.”

Cllr Williams added: “The Green Flag Awards obviously feel it’s a special place, too.

“To win the award for a sixth year in a row is a real testament to our staff, volunteers and residents, who all help make Caldecott Park a place Rugby can be proud of.”

The Green Flag Awards aim to raise standards in parks and open spaces across the country, and promote well-maintained and well-managed parks with excellent facilities.

Learn more about the Green Flag scheme at http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org