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Tell GO Active how you want to get active

West Oxfordshire’s ‘GO Active’ (Get Oxfordshire Active) team is up and running - and would like to hear from residents about activities and projects to help people lead healthier lifestyles.

The team is working to steer people towards a range of activities already available in West Oxfordshire, and to set up new opportunities to cater for people in areas where there is a need. Its aim is to give people the information, motivation and support to get more active.

The West Oxfordshire team is part of the countywide GO Active project launched earlier this year to encourage adults over 16 to lead more active, healthier lifestyles. It is led by Oxfordshire Sports
Partnership, supported by the county’s five district councils, and is funded by Sport England and Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust.

The team would like to hear from anyone who runs an activity in West Oxfordshire or feels there is a need for a new activity in their local community. They would also like any residents who are interested in finding out about what activities are already available to get in touch, and would like to speak to fitness instructors interested in getting involved in the project.

They will be working with GP surgeries and health centres in the District to help direct people to activities that may be beneficial for their health or lifestyle.

Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Health at West Oxfordshire District Council, said:
“The Council is committed not only to providing leisure facilities for everyone in West Oxfordshire, but also to promoting healthy living. We support and create opportunities for people to get more active and take part in physical activity. That is why we are supporting the GO Active project. The West Oxfordshire team is here to help and support local residents, and I would encourage anyone who is
interested in finding out more about this project to contact them.”

Posted : 29/04/2009 13:23:21

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