Talk Active

Talk Active Evening

Date – Tuesday 23 May 2017

Time – 6pm-9pm

Venue – South Thames College, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PP

The Active Wandsworth Talk Active Day is a public consultation event allowing members of the public to input and influence the new 5 year Active Wandsworth Strategy 2017-2022. The evening will include presentations from Sport England, London Sport and key members from Active Wandsworth. We would really value your input and thoughts on the proposed plans for the delivery of Sport & Physical Activity in Wandsworth, you will have the opportunity to input in the interactive workshops which will cover the four main themes of the strategy:


Workshop 1 Workforce – This involves inspiring and upskilling individuals and organisations in the recruitment, training and deployment of staff. Including; volunteers, coaches, officials, administrators, walk leaders and instructors. Supporting these people to ensure more sport and physical opportunities are offered for everyone to participate in active travel, physical activity and sport.​


Workshop 2 Places – This involves both investing in existing sport and physical activity facilities, maintaining existing one’s and thinking differently about how we use non-traditional sporting venues. Protecting and improving the number and quality of places for active travel, active recreation and sport across the borough including the River Thames, highways, parks, playing fields, sports facilities, leisure centres, schools and other community buildings where physical activity and sport take place.


Workshop 3 Participation – This involves changing people’s behaviour towards sport and physical activity. Changing the behaviour of those where physical activity is not part of their daily routine and supporting those that are already active to maintain a regular habit. It involves ensuring children and young people have an active and healthy start to life, understanding the barriers that inactive people face and helping to nourish, foster and grow those with a sporting talent to succeed.


Workshop 4 Support – In order for any strategy to be successful there is a need to be collaborative and innovative.  There is no one single cure for inactivity, and this theme encourages partnership working so that activity can be provided by appropriately trained staff across a range of venues to meet the needs of the public. This theme also recognises the need to embrace technology, encouraging the use of apps and harnessing the power of elite sport to inspire. Research, insight and evaluation are also key to demonstrate and evidence the positive impact that sport and physical activity has.

To book your free place at the Talk Active evening please complete this form HERE and email to us

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Free parking is available at Wandsworth Town Hall (SW18 2PU) Drinks and light refreshments will be available

To give us your thoughts on the Active Wandsworth Strategy 2017-2022 please complete our short consultation survey HERE