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New Active Spaces project coming to Sedgemoor and West Somerset

New Active Spaces project coming to Sedgemoor and West Somerset

Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:45

New Active Spaces project coming to Sedgemoor and West Somerset

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) are excited to announce the launch of the new Active Spaces project in Sedgemoor and West Somerset. Active Spaces is a community-based activity project which offers local communities the chance to get out and get active in their local area.

SASP believes communities in the Sedgemoor and West Somerset areas will benefit from high quality exercise sessions delivered by experienced, well qualified and insured instructors. This will be provided at low cost and gives communities opportunities to come together socially whilst utilising their local open spaces. Sessions will include: family activities, fit for your life general fitness sessions, running groups and walking football. All details on location of sessions, costs and instructors, can be found on the fresh new website www.activespaces.co.uk and Facebook page 'ActivespacesSASP'.

This project was created to aid in combating inactivity levels in Somerset, but also to encourage families and friends to take part in fun social activity together. One in five adults in Somerset do less than 30 minutes of activity per week, and one third of adults in Somerset do less than 150 minutes of activity each week. The link between physical activity and good health is proven, and national statistics now show that 4 in 5 young people are not active enough to maintain good health. *

The Active Spaces project is set to launch in August 2018 and will be starting in the following areas: Williton Memorial Ground, Watchet Memorial Ground, Nether Stowey Recreation Ground, Stogursey Victory Hall Playing fields and Manor Park in Burnham on Sea. The project is funded through EDF and the Hinkley point CIM fund and will also be working with several local partners including Sedgemoor District Council.

Gareth John, Active Spaces Project Lead says, 'Active Spaces will offer people exciting opportunities in their local areas to move more, get active and reap the physical and emotional benefits of physical activity. We are looking forward to launching this in August'.

If you require any further information regarding the project please contact Gareth John on the following, phone 01823 653990 and email enquiries@sasp.co.uk

Notes

EDF

EDF Energy was granted planning permission by West Somerset Council to make a start on preparing the site at Hinkley Point C for a new power station. As part of the mitigation measures the agreement included a £7.2million fund (The Community Impact Mitigation Fund (CIM) to be spent on improvements for communities most affected by the impacts of the development.

Tags: Active Spaces, Adult Participation, Featured

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    CSPN
    Sports Coach UK
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Zing Somerset
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • CPSU