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‘Active Bucks’ programme for keeping active wins national award

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Active Bucks has won the Healthier Lifestyles Award at the 2018 Health & Wellbeing Awards organised by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Active Bucks was started in 2015, since then over 4,500 people have taken part in activities organised by Active Bucks such as walking, running and swimming to more unusual offerings such as Quidditch games and NERF battles.

In awarding Active Bucks their Healthier Lifestyles Award, The Royal Society for Public Health judging panel paid tribute to the programme as ‘an extremely robust, effective and innovatively delivered project.

The Active Bucks programme builds on residents interests and preferences to develop a portfolio of activities which people truly enjoy and which often become popular enough to be self sustaining.

Active Bucks is managed by Buckinghamshire County Council’s Public Health Team. It has also been well supported by partners across the county, including the NHS, the District Councils, and many voluntary sector organisations.

Noel Brown, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement & Public Health, said: ‘It’s great news that this flagship Buckinghamshire programme has been recognised nationally by the Royal Society for Public Health for its originality and outstanding quality.

This is a testament to the skill and hard work of our Public Health Team and the Active Bucks providers, who have developed and delivered a programme that makes a real difference to the health of local residents.

Further information on the activities that are happening in your local area can be found at http://activebucks.co.uk/.

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