Take part in the Active Wandsworth Strategy Consultation 2017

Published: Tuesday 6th June 17

Active Wandsworth is consulting on its new strategy to help make Wandsworth a place where everyone can be active and healthy.

The annual Get Active Wandsworth festival helps encourage local people to get moving

Active Wandsworth is consulting on a new five year strategy for 2017-2022 to help tackle inactivity in the borough and is looking for residents who currently do not play or do not take part in any physical activity to have their say.

Active Wandsworth is the Community Sport and Physical Activity Network for Wandsworth and is part of the national structure for sport in England. Active Wandsworth brings together Wandsworth Council (including Public Health), Enable Leisure and Culture and other key partners such as schools, further and higher education, local sports clubs, and organisations to provide a strategic overview of physical activity and sport in the borough.

Enable Leisure & Culture lead on the Active Wandsworth network on behalf of the council. Enable's Managing Director Paul McCue said:

“In Wandsworth, physical inactivity cost the health service £14.9m per year, with 259 premature deaths linked to physical inactivity per year and 4.3 per cent of Wandsworth residents who suffer with diabetes. Shockingly, more than one in five children aged 4-5 are overweight or obese, and by the time children reach 10-11 years, approximately one in three are overweight or obese. The strategy provides details about how Wandsworth Council will support the borough’s residents get fitter and live a more active lifestyle.”

To have your say on the Active Wandsworth Strategy please visit: www.enablelc.org/aws The consultation closes on July 16. 

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I think either provide vouchers for local residents to attend specific training sessions at gyms as part of wandsworth active. Enable or incentivise alternate fitness programs to provide programs for people to try. Get children involved in sport but trialling free sessions and then letting them attend at reduced rate.
doreen barton

23 June 2017