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Stoke-on-Trent: Dig It! Move It! Learn It!

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CALL TO ACTION!

A stakeholder workshop was being held on 23 January 2012 to review progress on the Feasibility Study for Community Outdoor Gyms, Fitness Trails, Food Growing in Parks, Green Spaces and Allotments in Stoke-on-Trent, which was undertaken by VAGA in 2010. Since then the City has experienced unprecedented levels of change in both Health and the Local Authority.  As the findings of the study are so important in reflecting the views of local people and what works for them in improving their health the workshop will revisit the study and its findings with a view to:

  • Capturing what has happened since the report was produced.
  • Identifying what can be taken forward in the current climate and how it can be linked into other initiatives that are happening locally.

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A report of the workshop is being prepared by the Health City Support Officer.

 

The Purpose of the Feasibility Study

  • Assess whether outdoor gyms, trim trails and other outdoor physical activity solutions can be used in parks, green-spaces and allotments to attract more adults to be more physically active and to eat more healthily.
  • Develop and design interactive, practical and sustainable cost effective solutions, to increase access and opportunity for people who are sedentary to be more active.
  • Provide an evidence base and recommendations for optimising the use of functional green-spaces, parks and allotments across the Stoke-on-Trent.

 

The Findings

The findings of the study have been presented in a variety of different reports, presentations, city-wide options and area profiles:

 

Stakeholder Reactions

The findings of the feasibility study were presented to a stakeholder event on 27 May 2010 and actions were discussed relating to the four city-wide options: 

 

Contact 

If you need any further information on this project please please do contact Nikki Enoch on 07989 351047 or e-mail on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it