London,
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November
2015
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17:55
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Camden Active Communities

Camden gets active in the community with a new sports and physical activity scheme.

The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Larraine Revah, joined residents yesterday to celebrate our new sport and physical activity scheme, Camden Active Communities.

At the event at Coopers Lane Tenants and Residents Association Hall, participants from the adult ‘Learn to Swim’ programme came along to share their experiences while residents had a chance to join in free trial sessions of boccia, cycling and table tennis.

The community scheme aims to increase participation in sports and physical activities within Somers Town, Regents Park, Gospel Oak, and Kilburn and West Hampstead. Since sessions started in the spring, more than 300 residents have attended free activities including basketball, boxfit, boxing, cycling, multi-sports and running.

Mayor of Camden, Councillor Larraine Revah, said:

“Camden Active Communities has been a huge success and shows how committed we are to taking action to improve the health of our communities. Keeping active isn’t easy as I know from my personal fitness challenge, so anything we can do to improve access to sporting activity is great I’ve enjoyed trying out some of the activities on offer.”

Camden Active Communities is funded through Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund, along with Camden and Islington Public Health, Camden Council, and England Athletics, and is run in partnership with Camden’s voluntary sector.

Find out more:

For more information about sports and physical activities taking place across the borough, visit camden.gov.uk/active