Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement: 10th July 2020
As you may be aware, the Government announced yesterday (9th July 2020) that from Saturday 25th July all swimming pools can reopen.
We will be writing to all our swim school customers today to provide a further update. Rest assured, we're busy liaising with our pool operators on our plans for the return of swim schools.
The dates for when we do reopen are... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:50
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement: 6th July 2020
We are really excited to announce that health walks in Mendip and West Somerset are resuming week beginning 06/07/2020.
Our health walks will look a little different for the time being, with extra hygiene and social distancing measures in place to protect walkers and walk leaders. Please see our information on how walkers can make the return as safe as... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:56
The new SASP challenges website launched on Monday 22nd June 2020. With the circumstances of Covid-19 and many children not currently in school, we wanted to ensure that access to physical activity, challenging yourself and progression is still an opportunity for all. The website is designed to encourage young people to challenge themselves to be more active at school and at home. Children can choose... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:08
We Are Undefeatable Somerset Ambassador, Stewart, Covid-19 Blog: "I found myself cycling at 1am – not that far but enough for a sense of jailbreak".
Boris wrote to me back in March to say that I am "extremely vulnerable" to the most dangerous effects of Covid 19 and in order to protect myself and the NHS, I should be shielded. This meant spending the next 12 weeks at home, with just the members of my household – my wife and dog! The only fresh air that I should be getting is from my garden, the only contact with people should be through a... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:53
We Are Undefeatable Somerset Ambassador, Chrissie, Covid-19 Blog: "Half hour of gentle exercise each morning sets me up for the day".
I don't know if you have also been bombarded with funeral plans over the past few months but having no intention of departing life at this point in time, my focus has been on trying to keep myself relatively fit despite all the restrictions that have been imposed upon those of us of a certain antiquity.
I think it is important, especially when you live alone, far from relatives and friends, and in rural... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:04
Mike's Covid-19 Blog: "Although I lived in that area all my life, I’ve found places I never knew existed"
My usual working week would take me away for one or two nights, so it is always more difficult to fit in activity. I therefore try to make sure I'm home for two evenings a week to enable me to go spinning at the local leisure centre. It was never that I enjoyed it hugely, but I like the way I feel after I have taken part. There is also the social side of it, with some nice people that go along, that... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 16:32
Stuart's Running Blog: "Running has truly helped me to stay positive and make me feel good about myself during a time when men’s mental health is at a low"
The last few months have seen events that have rocked not just our country, but the whole world. I'm not a philosophical person and try to steer away from cliche one liners, however I have learnt more about myself during the last few months than I had done in many years prior. In my opinion this has been down to a variety of things; working from home, connecting with family, home schooling, but there... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:28
Meryl's Cycling Blog: "If I can take on those hills, I can feel positive about tackling other tough tasks"
My daily commute, mornings and evenings, diverting from the main road into lanes and villages to add a few extra miles of fresh air, exercise and thinking space - has not been happening as normal. As we work within the confines of lockdown regulations, my new commute requires a shuffle downstairs via the kettle to my dining room table, and the cycle out and home is missed. I'll admit, the first few... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:41
Somerset has been allocated £120,000 in emergency funding for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling.
The Department for Transport has now confirmed details of the first £45m from its £250m emergency active travel fund*.
The five Local Authorities in Somerset have been working with the police and other partners, of which Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership are one... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:31
Funding for Communities Affected by COVID-19 - Sport England Inequalities Fund
SASP have received funding from Sport England to help keep people most affected during this pandemic physically active, or ready to get or resume activity. The Inequalities Funding aims to support targeted groups across Somerset with a simple and quick expression of interest.
Data from the Sport England commissioned physical... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:16