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.
Key achievements so far
Collaboration within Health
Active Essex lead on the active lifestyles strategic priority as part of Uttlesford Health & Wellbeing Board
Schools adopt active travel initiatives
Uttlesford School Sports Partnership support a number of schools to implement active travel initiatives and active travel plans.
Addressing local need with sensitivity
A considered approach was taken to support local refugees with physical and mental wellbeing opportunities.
Making movement a priority in Uttlesford
Our 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.