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

Raising awareness of the Multi-Schools Council

62 pupils from 5 schools attended the Multi-School Council inclusive walk event in Hadleigh Park. The Multi-School Council was set up 8 years ago by Kierran Pearce, a former SEN teacher. The council was initiated by the children to break down perceptio…

Active Essex are now Disability Confident registered!

We are very pleased to announce that Active Essex are now Disability Confident!   Being Disability Confident, means we are committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their…

New report shows more to do to reduce disabled people’s inactivity

Four in five disabled people want to be more active but demand is not being met. Only two in five feel they are given the opportunity to be as active as they would like to be. Worryingly, this level of inequality is resulting in a more negative experie…

Active Essex Sports Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to sport – Winners announced

The winners of the Active Essex Sports Awards 2019 have been announced during an inspirational ceremony at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Wednesday 5th December. The event celebrated the county’s sporting achievements from grassroots to a professional l…

8 years of Essex parkruns inspire 78,000 people to take part!

The parkrun phenomenon is celebrating it’s 8th Anniversary in Essex after inspiring over 78,000 people to take part, running and walking a combined distance of 3.7 million kilometres across 21 parkruns in Essex. Launching 15 years ago, parkrun changed…

Sport England honour as Active Essex strengthens Board with 3 appointments

The Chair of Active Essex, Azeem Akhtar, has been appointed to the Sport England board of directors and re-elected as Chair of Active Essex. The Active Essex Board of Directors has been further strengthened meanwhile with three significant new appointm…

Record number of Essex primary school pupils compete in Summer Sports Events!

A record number of over 600 pupils from 55 Essex primary schools have competed in the Active Essex Summer School Games. The games, which took place at the Basildon Sporting Village, saw parents watch on as their children took part in a wide range of ev…

Rayleigh Festival-goers try out new sports and activities!

A fitness festival encouraging women and girls in Rayleigh to take part in more physical activity has been hailed a success. The ‘Women Like Us Festival’, which took place at Rayleigh Leisure Centre, saw ladies of all ages try out new sports and activi…

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…

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