Uttlesford is a predominantly rural district in North West Essex with a population of approximately 89,179 residents making it the 5th least populated of the 12 Essex districts. There are four main towns in the district comprising of Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Thaxted.
Measuring impact in Uttlesford to improve outcomes for residents
Very few positive attitudes recorded for children in Uttlesford
To help boost attitudes towards physical activity, Kidz Active have helped enhance children and families’ lifestyles, through fun activities and education.
Over 70% of Uttlesford residents are active throughout 2022 year
Ali's led walks have helped reduce social isolation, boost wellbeing and encourage residents to explore their local area whilst increasing activity levels.
Huge increase in number of women active in Uttlesford
Touchpoint have brought together the local community, to give residents the confidence to get moving, increase mobility and support mental wellbeing.
Making movement a priority in Uttlesford
Work at Active Essex includes supporting the Find Your Active Uttlesford Network which is the grassroots voice for physical activity and sport for the Uttlesford District. Find Your Active Uttlesford is part of the Uttlesford Health and Wellbeing Board and has embedded increasing physical activity among Uttlesford residents as a priority. The network also aims to be community-led and offers a grants programme that is open to anyone to apply and/or propose ideas to help increase physical activity opportunities in the district.
Take a look at how Uttlesford are contributing to the Fit for the Future Strategy below.