The latest news and updates from Active Essex and our partners.

Learning Disability Week 2019

We’re celebrating all of our amazing Essex All Together ambassadors during Learning Disability Week! Sport and physical activity improves health & wellbeing, empowerment and greater social inclusion and throughout Learning Disability week we wanted…

Active Essex are recruiting on their Board

Active Essex are recruiting for a Chair and Board Members for the Active Essex Board.  The Active Essex Chair and Board Members will have the passion and enthusiasm to play a role in helping to ‘Change 1 million lives to get Essex Active’.  This will r…

It’s time to get your workforce active!

Businesses and organisations throughout Essex are supporting staff to live healthier and more active lifestyles as part of the Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 Essex challenge. With employees spending on average 35-40 hours a week at work and one in fou…

Festival of fun and fitness coming to Colchester

Following the success of the first event in 2018, women and girls in Colchester are invited to the sought-after second ‘Women Like Us’ festival, taking place on Saturday 22 June between 9:30am and 2.00pm at Colchester United Stadium. From Bounce and Zu…

Budding athletes take part in 2019 Active Essex Spring School Games

Almost 500 primary and secondary school students from across Essex competed at the 2019 Active Essex Spring School Games which included track and field events such as relay races, triple jump and javelin, as well as inclusive sitting volleyball, held a…

Inspirational basketball project doubles numbers at African youth club in Colchester

A community group which supports African families in Colchester has praised the “fantastic” success of a new Active Essex basketball project which has more than doubled the number of its youth club members. African Families in the UK (AFiUK) is a commu…

Five ways for Essex families to get active this half-term!

Families in Essex  are encouraged to get active this half term, as the Active Essex Foundation prepares to launch its 30:30 Essex challenge, encouraging residents to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days in the month of June. Regular…

Festival of fun and fitness coming soon to Thurrock

Women and girls in Thurrock are being invited to attend the first ever ‘Women Like Us’ festival being held on Saturday 22nd June between 10am and 1pm at the Civic Hall, Impulse Leisure, Grays. From Clubbercise, Pilates and racket sports, to cricket, he…

Schools take inspiration from London marathon at Essex Cross Country Finals

Over 1,200 pupils from local primary schools competed at the Essex Cross Country Finals, which included running distances of 1000m and 1500m, held at Hadleigh Park. The finals celebrated some of Essex’s finest young distance runners and was delivered a…

Inspirational fitness group helping more over-50s in Clacton get active

A free Tendring health group for people aged over 50 who want to get fitter and healthier has seen a dramatic rise in participants. More than 20 people now attend Let’s Keep Moving, a weekly community health group for Clacton residents aged over 50 who…

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