I gave the fitness items a try on 5th January and I am pretty sure that this one was not in the best of health:-
Rust is an obvious issue but clunking as it moved round indicated mechanical problems too. I asked Lydiate Parish Council to have it serviced/repaired and it has now been removed (by Sefton Council who installed it) to so see what can be done with it.
I’m told that this particular piece of outdoor fitness equipment is problematic and others have had to be removed across Sefton Borough. Whether it can be repaired is yet to be seen.