In Essex we want to make sure that we are creating the spaces and places for people to me more active. We know that creating attractive and accessible spaces, that allow and encourage people to participate in more informal activities and provides play opportunities, can help attract less active groups to be more active. However, to achieve this it is essential that the active environment provides the right conditions for people to be more active and requires effective design of spaces and the connectivity between them. This is especially important as we know that the active environments around us can also make a real difference to our health and wellbeing.
Fit for the Future, the ground-breaking 10-year strategy for physical activity and sport in Essex, Southend and Thurrock
was launched in July 2021. The strategy provided a rallying call to action for the thousands of organisations and people
across the county.
Active Essex was proud to lead on the creation and publication of Fit for the Future. Click the button below for the Active Environments Implementation plan:
Active Design takes a fresh look at the opportunities to encourage and promote sport and physical activity through the design and layout of our built environment to support a step change towards healthier and more active lifestyles.
The Ten Principles of Active Design are identified by drawing from urban design practice and practical examples to promote environments that offer individuals and communities the greatest potential to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Click here to read The Ten Principles
If you’re interested in the Livewell Accreditation scheme which recognises developers in Essex who contribute to the health and wellbeing agenda then click here.
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