16-Jan-2017

Health Walks Leaders with Cllr Palmer

Health Walk leaders from Huntingdonshire District Council contributed over £16,000 of volunteering hours during the last year, helping to run over 475 separate Health Walks across Huntingdonshire.

To recognise this contribution from the 34 active volunteers, a celebratory Christmas party was held by the council’s One Leisure Active Lifestyles team at Great Stukeley Village Hall in December 2016. The leaders were joined by several of our regular walkers on an hours health walk around Great Stukeley, before enjoying cheese and biscuits followed by an address from Cllr John Palmer to thank them for their contribution to the scheme.

Cllr John Palmer, Executive Councillor for Leisure and Health, said: "I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the 34 volunteer walk leaders for their valued contribution to the Huntingdonshire Health Walks Scheme. Without them, the scheme would not be possible. The time, effort and contribution they give to the scheme are greatly valued by all at the district council."

Huntingdonshire Health Walks are suitable for all abilities and ages and for anyone who wants to get more active. You can view the current brochure on our Health Walks page or pick up a leaflet from your local One Leisure Centre, GP surgery or local library. New walkers are asked to complete a short health questionnaire either online or by turning up 15 minutes early to complete one at the start of their first walk. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the scheme, please contact Doug Finlayson (Sports Development Officer) on 01480 387098 or email activelifestyles@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.