Residents Invited to Have Say on Belgrave Health Project

Groundwork West Midlands director Jon Cotgreave (centre) signs the contract, with Tamworth Borough Council Director of Communities, Planning and Partnerships, Rob Mitchell (left), and Head of Community Leisure, Neil Mason (right)

Groundwork West Midlands director Jon Cotgreave (centre) signs the contract, with Tamworth Borough Council Director of Communities, Planning and Partnerships, Rob Mitchell (left), and Head of Community Leisure, Neil Mason (right)

Residents living in Belgrave are being given the chance to get involved in an exciting new programme to improve health.

The Live Life to the Full in Belgrave project is being funded by Tamworth Borough Council over the next three years and run by Groundwork West Midlands.  Groundwork will develop a new healthy lifestyles programme, which could include basketball, yoga, football and zumba.

The programme will be aimed at improving the health and lifestyles of people living in Belgrave, and will begin with taster sessions allowing residents to try their hand at various activities before developing a regular programme.  Activities will be run for both adults and young people, aged between 12 and 18.

Now Groundwork West Midlands is inviting Belgrave residents to go along to an information evening at Tamworth Community Fire Station in Marlborough Way on Tuesday May 14 to find out more.  The meeting starts at 7.15pm.

On the evening residents will be able to tell Groundwork about the type of physical activities they enjoy, and suggest new activities they would like to see happening locally, giving them the opportunity to shape and develop the programme.

There will also be information about how residents can get involved in planning and organising future activities across Belgrave.  Groundwork is also keen to hear from local groups and sports clubs who would like to get involved and extend their reach in the community.

Tamworth Borough Council is investing £10,000 in the project each year over the next three years.

Cllr Jeremy Oates, Cabinet member for Community Development, said, “Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the town is one of Tamworth Borough Council’s top priorities.

“By funding this project over the next three years, we are taking steps to ensure that even more people have access to physical activity and healthy lifestyle support.  We want to ensure that the activities delivered by this project are activities which the residents themselves want, so what better way than to get the residents involved from the very beginning?”

For more information on getting involved with the project, please contact Richard Schneider at Groundwork West Midlands on 07717 758063 or email Richard.Schneider@groundwork.org.uk.

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