Council’s fight to encourage fitness

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HARLOW Council is taking steps to encourage residents to get fit after research showed they have lower than average levels of physical activity.

Residents and local sports clubs were invited to give their views on sport and physical activity in the hope of improving participation levels.

Two online surveys hoped to gather data on what stops people taking part in sport. The information will then be passed on to Harlow Health and Wellbeing Partnership Board along with Active Harlow. It will help towards addressing health and wellbeing inequalities and increase the number of residents who participate in physical activities.

Results of the surveys will be presented to the Scrutiny Committee on March 13, which will include recommendations.

A Harlow Council spokesperson stated, ‘The surveys were undertaken to gain some local insight from residents as well as organisations delivering opportunities for people to be participate in sport and physical activity within Harlow.

‘This information is currently been analysed and will be presented to Scrutiny Committee on March 13 as part of a report that will include some recommendations. That information will be available at http://moderngov.harlow.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=119 when available.’

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Chloe McKendrick

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