Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is beginning to roll out its brand new 'Community Health Prevention Project' thanks to a successful bid to Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System for £250,000.
Contributing to health improvement, HDC will build on the successful work of last years 'Health Inequalities Project'. The project will work with a range of trusted voluntary groups and community sector partners to deliver a coordinated programme, part of which aims to address cardiovascular disease and frailty prevention.
We will be offering a range of free activities, delivered by the One Leisure Active Lifestyles Team, throughout the summer period. The activities will include Active Parks, Morning and Lunchtime Kickabouts, Open Play Racquets, PEDALS for older adults and Evening Walks.
Active Parks will use the outdoor spaces in Huntingdonshire to engage families in a variety of activities. Morning and Lunchtime Kickabouts, Open Play Racquets, PEDALS and Evening Walks aim to encourage adults to increase their activity levels.
Sessions relating to the project will begin on Monday 31 July 2023, with the first Active Parks session being held at Brampton Memorial Centre 10am - 11am.
Active Parks - Families (an adult must accompany children)
Brampton Memorial Centre (grass area) - Mondays 10am - 11am (31 July - 21 August)
Hinchingbrooke Country Park - Tuesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm (1 August - 29 August)
Hill Rise, St Ives - Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm (2 August - 30 August)
Regatta Meadows, St Neots - Thursdays 6pm - 7pm (3 August - 31 August)
Yaxley Amenity Centre (grass area) - Fridays 1pm - 2pm (4 August - 1 September)
Morning and Lunchtime Kickabouts - Adults Only
One Leisure Huntingdon - Mondays 12.30pm - 1.30pm (31 July - 21 August)
One Leisure St Ives Outdoor - Wednesdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm (2 August - 30 August)
One Leisure St Neots - Thursdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm (3 August - 31 August)
One Leisure Ramsey - Fridays 10am - 11am (4 August - 1 September)
Open Play Racquet Sports - Adults Only
One Leisure Huntingdon - Tuesdays 3pm - 4pm (1 August - 29 August)
One Leisure St Ives - Wednesdays 3pm - 4pm (2 August - 30 August)
One Leisure St Neots - Thursdays 3pm - 4pm (3 August - 31 August)
PEDALS - Adapted bikes for older adults
- Hinchingbrooke Country Park - Tuesdays 10am - 11am (1 August - 29 August)
Evening Walk - Adults Only
- Hinchingbrooke Country Park - Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm (1 August - 29 August)
Executive Councillor for Community and Health, Cllr Ben Pitt, said: "I'm thrilled to see a range of free physical activity opportunities becoming readily available to residents across the District.
"We are committed to improving the happiness and well-being of residents at HDC, and supporting residents' cardiovascular disease and frailty risk is paramount to this. I am excited to see this Community Health Prevention Project develop.
"Supporting social connections, communities and good health will enable us to ensure the highest possible quality of life for the people of Huntingdonshire."
Find out more about the new physical activity opportunities.