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Opinion: #WalkToSchoolWeek at St. Joseph's Primary School

Friday 9th October 2020

At Active Calderdale, we have been working with schools to deliver new ways to build active travel into the lives of pupils, parents and staff. Through our School Streets program, we have found a way to reduce emissions around many of our schools, boost safety, and promote getting active.

  1. Education
  2. Infrastructure

Safer, Greener and More Active: Calderdale School Streets Trial

Monday 7th September 2020

School drop-off and pick-up times can be stressful, congested and potentially unsafe, as everyone rushes to find the ideal parking spot right outside the school gates. They are hotspots for damaging emissions, dangerous for children crossing the roads and noisy for the surrounding residents – that’s where School Streets comes in!

  1. Education
  2. Infrastructure

Opinion: Reflecting on our Approach

Saturday 22nd February 2020

By Ben Williams, Sport England.

Two years ago it was hard to articulate what the LDP was trying to do and how Calderdale was going to approach getting more people active. I think the new Active Calderdale strategy has done a good job in setting out what Calderdale is trying to do – it provides the music for people to use.

I’ve been involved with Calderdale’s journey for nearly two years and sometimes because you are in the middle of things, you cannot see the whole picture.

January 2020 Update

Wednesday 12th February 2020

After an eventful end of the year, with visits from Sport England and a funding submission, it was back to business as usual for Active Calderdale in January. Here are the highlights from January 2020:

  1. Sport
  2. Voluntary and community
  3. Communication

Expanding and training our workforce

Thursday 19th December 2019

Everyone knows they need to be more physically active but mustering the motivation to change, and sustaining change over time, is very hard. We know that changing behaviour is driven by a combination of:

  1. Health and social care
  2. Voluntary and community

Opinion: Not Another Box!

Friday 13th December 2019

By Ben Williams, Sport England.

On the 24/25 October, Active Calderdale joined other Local Delivery Pilots to share thinking and learning about how we can enable inactive people to move more.

At the gathering, Donna Hall – the ex-Chief Executive of Wigan Council – talked about her experiences and learning from developing and delivering the Wigan Deal, which was the council’s approach to transforming how they delivered services to local people and asked local people what responsibility they should be taking for themselves.

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