Maldon sits within the Mid Essex Hub, with a population of 64,425. Maldon has an aging population with a quarter of the of the residents aged 65+, much higher than the national average. Maldon is the second oldest town in Essex and is known across the world for its connection to the coast.
Expanding Essex ActivAte offer
Focus has been on strengthening the Essex ActivAte offer for families, children and young people living in and around Maldon.
Identifying gaps in provision
Find Your Active Community Connector established a need for a strength and balance offer in the local community.
Community voice led the way
Active Essex worked with the SEND family club to develop them as a CIC, which is run by parents for their children.
Making movement a priority in Maldon
After a recent restructure of the Livewell Partnership Board the Active Network is now fully embedded into the Board and the Active Essex Mid Essex Relationship Manager chairs the Obesity and Physical Activity Subgroup.
The work of Active Essex includes supporting the local network, Find Your Active Maldon, who works collaboratively with sports clubs, facilities and both local and Essex wide partners in order to promote and provide opportunities for increased physical activity, health and wellbeing.