Active Communities Fenland Newsletter - March 2020

Active Communities Fenland Newsletter - March 2020


 
Welcome to the latest edition of the Active Communities (AC) update for Fenland.
 
January and February have been productive months for the team with the implementation of new projects across the district and plenty of new initiatives in development for delivery later on in 2020.
 
As always, I am still open to meeting new people all over the district to discuss how we as an organisation can support individuals and groups in the district to become more involved in sport and physical activity so if you would like to get in touch, please feel free to use the contact details listed below. I do hope you enjoy reading the latest newsletter.
   
Christopher Bryden (Active Communities Manager - Fenland)
Christopher.Bryden@freedom-leisure.co.uk
07500 861729


<span style="text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%;">KICKSTART Project</span>

Katie Critchley, Cambs FA Football Development Manager, said. "Building stronger, safer communities is a huge priority and we are delighted to work in partnership
with Fenland Police and Freedom Leisure. We are in a unique position to be able to use our platform to provide positive diversionary activity for young people.
Kickstart injects a £20k investment countywide to encourage young people into sport. By putting the local grassroots football club at the heart of the community,
we can support participants and give them confidence to use the new skills learned through the coach/referee education package. This is a fantastic opportunity
for young people to get involved in something really positive and away from anti-social behaviour"
 
Christopher Bryden, Active Communities Manager for Freedom Leisure, said: "As part of our Active Communities plan across Fenland, Freedom Leisure has a commitment
to improving the lives of local residents through leisure. This is an ideal opportunity for young people to get active whilst developing new skills that will stand them
in good stead for the future."
 
Police Inspector, Ian Lombardo said: "Even though I'm not the biggest football fan, I'm a huge supporter of the Kickstart scheme. The qualifications available will help
to boost the participants confidence in decision making and leadership along with teaching them the importance of team work. These skills will be a great addition to
their CVs ready for when they are applying for further education spaces, apprenticeships or when they are entering the world of full time work. I'm 100% behind
this scheme so much so in fact that I will be volunteering my own time to help out during the sessions as much as I can. I really hope as many young people as
possible take advantage of this opportunity to get fit, make new friends and to do something different on a Friday night".



<span style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%;">Street Cricket at YPM</span>

Active Communities Fenland, in partnership with Young People March, March Town Cricket and the Cambridgeshire Cricket Board, have developed full programmes
for both 8-11 year olds and 11-15 year olds. The 11-15 year old session will be delivered on a fortnightly basis from Monday 24th February between 7pm and 8pm, 
with the 8-11's programme beginning on Wednesday 4th March, also between 7pm and 8pm. Both programmes will run initially until the end of August.



<span style="text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%; font-weight: bold; font-size: 16px;">Buggy Walks</span>

Active Communities Fenland, in partnership with Everyone Health and Ormiston Child & Family Centre, have worked in partnership to develop the project for the
benefit of local residents. To date, a total of 13 individuals have attended a walk at least once, with interest in the programme growing all the time.



<span style="text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold;">Older Adults Update</span>

A Senior Circuits programme will start at Chatteris Leisure Centre on Monday 9th March. All sessions will take place between 11am and 12pm at the leisure centre,
costing £2 for non-members and will be free for members. A Gentle Keep Fit/Chair Based programme will be delivered in conjunction with Age UK at March Town
Cricket Club, starting on Tuesday 3rd March. All sessions will be free and will take place between 1pm and 2pm. A later programme in Wisbech will be announced
at a further date.