The City of Chelmsford sits within the Mid Essex Hub, with a population of 177,080. The city’s population is slightly older than the national average with a small community of those from Asian backgrounds. It is named after its main settlement, Chelmsford, which is also the county town of Essex. On 1 June 2012 Chelmsford was granted city status to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
Key achievements so far
Find Your Active supported This Girls Ability to help young girls with disabilities to find their active!
Residents supported through new resource
Able like Mabel campaign takes a fall-proof preventative approach across mid and south Essex.
RideLondon activates communities
Chelmsford hosts RideLondon Classique stage and 25,000 cyclists for the 100 mile event last May.
Making movement a priority in Chelmsford
The local Find Your Active Network works very closely with the City Councils Community Sport and Wellbeing Team and the CVS, they have a successful open grant application process which has supported many clubs, organisations and health interventions across the city. The network is represented on Chelmsford Health and Wellbeing with one of their priorities being to ‘Reduce excess weight and obesity and increase physical activity in adults and children’.