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Active Hastings, a partnership project between Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council launched a new 16 week programme of free activities in Alexandra Park.

ParkLives, run in partnership with StreetGames was launched on Saturday (13 May) in Alexandra Park, Hastings with RAW Family Games and Family Nature Hunts. The 16 week programme of activities aims to get families and young people active throughout the summer. Activities on offer include family games, tennis coaching, girls football, body weight boot camps, a football tournament and family nature hunts.

ParkLives will run from 13 May to 30 August in award winning Alexandra Park. It’s an easy way to get the best out of your local park and all the activities take place in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

Why not get out and get active – the full programme of activities can be can be found at www.activehastings.org.uk/parklives


Five schools across Hastings took part in the May Walk to School Week challenge, organised for local schools by Hastings Borough council’s Active Hastings team.

During May 400,000 pupils across England, Scotland and Wales swapped their usual school run car journey on four wheels for two feet during the week-long challenge.

Cllr Dawn Poole the council’s lead member for leisure said:

“The health of young people in Hastings is really important. Walking to school is a great way to get the daily exercise young people need and this combined with fresh air makes pupils more alert and ready to learn in class.

“We are trying to encourage as many families as possible to include walking to school as part of their weekly exercise regime and it will also help to relieve traffic congestion that so many schools experience.

“Ore Village Primary Academy did really well in the walk to school challenge with the highest uptake of children walking to school for the week 16 – 20 May. Our congratulations go to them for such a great achievement – well done!”

The pupils were presented with a special Walk to School week trophy in their assembly (20 June) and five free lunchtime activities to be delivered by Active Hastings.

Active Hastings are encouraging schools to work with Living Streets and their WOW campaign; Walk Once a Week. WOW rewards primary school pupils who walk to school at least once a week with a monthly collectable badge. The badges are designed by pupils and are made from recycled yoghurt pots!

It’s fun and easy to join the WOW campaign and only takes a few minutes of a teacher’s day to make a big difference, logging journeys and awarding badges.

To find out more about walking to school contact Alan Foster, Active Hastings afoster@hastings.gov.uk


Posted by: In: Grants, Sport 20 Feb 2015 Comments: 0 Tags: ,

Would you like to receive a grant of up to £300 to set up a sport or activity club in your workplace? Well you can now as Active Hastings grants are available today which means you could have a new activity or sport for your colleagues to take part in.

You could have a lunch time Pilates class or an after work football session or you could hire out a few badminton courts for a knock adminnewsabout, or implement a pedometer challenge. You could also use it to purchase some free weights to start your very own gym.

Active Hastings can also support you in finding a venue or an instructor to get your idea up and running. Activities or clubs can either be on site or at an external venue, and can be open to workplace colleagues, family and friends.

All you need to do is fill in the attached application form here and return it to activehastings@hastings.gov.uk. It’s that easy!

Applications are accepted until 31st March 2015.