Each of the community connectors are the eyes and the ears on the ground and are aware of the many opportunities available within our local communities, but they’re also here to facilitate where physical activity doesn’t exist and help find a solution.

The community connectors have joined the Find Your Active team to help ensure physical activity is a top priority for everyone and support residents who need it the most. We know for many, achieving 150 minutes of physical activity a week just isn’t possible, however any small increase in movement will go a long way and have huge benefits. Therefore, our community connectors are here to direct you into opportunities in your local area, as well as the small changes you can make to your lifestyle to benefit your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

In each local community, you’ll find a Connector who is always willing to help. Read about your local community connector below and see how you can get in touch!

How can the Find Your Active Community Connectors help support you:
  • Support, advice and guidance about starting to Find Your Active, in the way you need it and will enjoy.
  • They can be a kind voice on the phone or a friendly face on the doorstep to provide advice and information about Find Your Active, with local volunteers to support if needed.
  • Lots of ideas about ways to help you improve how you feel and become more confident about going out.
  • Whether you want to find out more about local community activities, walking groups or how to move more within the comfort of your own home, they are here to help.
  • They can help you access home activity packs, online classes and much more.
Find Your Active with Tracy Bliss
I’m Tracy and you can Find Your Active with me, in and around Castle Point and Basildon! I have a natural interest in helping...
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Find Your Active with H Goodwin
I’m H and I’m here to help you find your active in the Colchester area! I am passionate about helping people especially in communities...
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Find Your Active with Amy Melton
I’m Amy Melton and I am a Community Connector for Active Essex. I have always enjoyed being active and the positive effect it has...
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Find Your Active with Mirka Marri
I’m Mirka Marri and I am a Community Connector for Active Essex in West Essex. I am passionate in encouraging and supporting people to...
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Find Your Active with Carolyn Beal
I’m Carloyn Beal and I am a Community Connector for Active Essex in Rochford. I am very much a people person, and I am...
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Find Your Active with Lisa Shackleton
I’m Lisa Shackleton and I am a new Community Connector for Brentwood. I have lived in Mountnessing, Brentwood for the past 16 years and...
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Find Your Active with Tracey Crook
I’m Tracey and you can Find Your Active with me in Tendring! I have always been deeply passionate about exercise and keeping active and...
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Find Your Active with Rebecca Morton
I’m Rebecca and you can find your active with me in Chelmsford! As a Community Connector I will be helping and supporting you to...
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