PEOPLE in the Monkton Heathfield will be able to shake off the Christmas pounds after the parish council bought an exercise bike for the park at Farriers Green.

A £1,000 donation from county councillor David Fothergill’s Health and Wellbeing fund helped to buy the equipment with the remaining funds coming from West Monkton Parish Council.

Cllr Fothergill said: “I’m delighted to be able to help fund this equipment.

“It’s important that whatever age people are they maintain fitness and flexibility.”