From free swims to wealth of fitness classes – Hartlepool council team in running for national award

Hartlepool Borough Council’s leisure, recreation and participation group, beneath the model of Get Hartlepool Active, is one among eight finalists within the Healthy Communities Award class of the ukactive Awards.

The council’s entry centres on its work to interrupt down boundaries to participation in bodily exercise.

Team members ship a variety of initiatives with a specific reaching folks more likely to be least lively throughout the city.

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Free swimming for children under 16 are one of a number of initiatives run by the council's sport and recreation team under the Get Active Hartlepool banner.

Free swimming for kids beneath 16 are one among a lot of initiatives run by the council’s sport and recreation group beneath the Get Active Hartlepool banner.

They embrace Get Fit For Free entry to 6 health lessons per week, strolling netball and soccer classes, and Free Swims for beneath 16s.

Its Looked After Children Scheme additionally goals to assist these in care entry health amenities and extends to care leavers till they’re 18.

Ian Gardiner, the council’s head of leisure, recreation and participation, stated: “It is nice information that the group has been recognised and shortlisted for such a prestigious nationwide award and it’s testimony to the dedication and dedication of employees in any respect ranges.

“The council is dedicated to selling wholesome existence and inspiring and supporting folks to grow to be extra lively is essential to that.”

The council’s award submission additionally coated the way it markets and measures the effectiveness of the initiatives and the way analysis is used to develop them additional.

After being shortlisted on the idea of a written submission, group representatives gave a digital presentation to a judging panel on Thursday.

The winners of the ukactive Awards can be introduced at a forthcoming ceremony.

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