Buckinghamshire County Council’s Active Bucks project has been shortlisted in the prestigious Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Awards, to be held in October.
The Active Bucks project was launched in 2015 to tackle inactivity in the county and here at Leap we have been involved as a steering group partner since the projects inception.
We have also been commissioned to oversee parts of the delivery of the project including setting up activities which utilise the fabulous green spaces to be found in rural Buckinghamshire and currently activities which engage residents who are 65 years and older. One of the key elements of the project has been how it engages with residents to help shape the activities which are on offer. This has led to some less traditional, but popular activities being established including dance through time and flag American Football.
Chris Gregory, Senior Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager commented,
“We are proud of the collaborative approach adopted between health and physical activity and will continue to utilise our position as the strategic lead for physical activity and sport in the county. To prepare and support our networks to not only access this investment but also maximise its impact on the lives of the county’s least active residents. We are delighted that Active Bucks has been shortlisted for this national award and look forward to continuing to work together to improve residents lives.”
There are over 1,500 activities listed across Buckinghamshire and the first session is free of charge with a voucher downloaded from the website. For more information visit www.activebucks.co.uk