Have your say on the Active Wandsworth Strategy Consultation 2017

Active Wandsworth is consulting on its new strategy to help make Wandsworth a place where everyone can be active and healthy.

Active Wandsworth has launched a new five year strategy for 2017 – 2022 to help tackle inactivity in the borough and is looking for residents who currently do not play or do not take part in any physical activity to have their say.

Active Wandsworth is recognised as the Community Sport and Physical Activity Network for Wandsworth and is part of the national structure for sport in England. Active Wandsworth brings together Wandsworth Council (including Public Health), Enable Leisure and Culture and other key partners and organisations such as schools, further and higher education with local sports clubs, and organisations to provide a strategic overview of physical activity and sport in the borough.

Peter Freeman, Sport & Physical Activity Manager Enable Leisure and Culture:

“In Wandsworth, physical inactivity cost the health service £14.9m per year, with 259 premature deaths linked to physical inactivity per year and 4.3% of Wandsworth residents who suffer with diabetes. Shockingly, more than one in five children aged 4-5 are overweight or obese, and by the time children reach 10-11 years, approximately one in three are overweight or obese. The strategy provides details about how Wandsworth Council will support the borough’s residents get fitter and live a more active lifestyle.”

To have your say on the Active Wandsworth Strategy please visit: www.enablelc.org/aws

The consultation closes Friday 23 June.


Peter Freeman, Sport & Physical Activity Manager, Enable Leisure & Culture

020 8871 8390 pfreeman@wandsworth.gov.uk

Active Wandsworth

Active Wandsworth is a group of partners and organisations from the borough who play an equal role in supporting events and contributing towards the Active Wandsworth Strategy. Enable Leisure and Culture lead on the Active Wandsworth network and the delivery of events such as the Get Active Wandsworth Festival and Active Wandsworth Awards on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

Partners involved in Active Wandsworth are:

Wandsworth Council

Enable Leisure & Culture

Education (Roehampton University & School Games Organiser)

Local Sports clubs (including Spencer Club and Battersea Ironsides)

Places for People Leisure

All Win (Parks Tennis Court Providers)

Idverde – (Pitch and Grounds Maintenance)

London Sport (advisory role)



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