Living Well Week 2019

Monday 23 - Sunday 29 September 2019

Living Well Week 2019

Runnymede residents are walking and cycling more as new figures show that the Borough has the 'largest increases in proportion of adults walking and cycling at least once a week between 2015-16 and 2017-18' in England.

These impressive figures come from the Government's Department of Transport (2019) as the Council prepares to launch its sixth Living Well Week on Monday 23 September.

Living Well Week is a celebration which provides residents with the chance to try something new for free or at a low cost.

The programme is part of a vast array of existing services available in the Borough that promote health and wellbeing.

This year you can try out free exercise sessions at the new Egham Orbit, book a boat trip with French Brothers, pop along to community caf├ęs, learn about volunteering opportunities, try out bush craft with the family and much more.

Cllr Margaret Harnden, Older People's Champion for Runnymede Borough Council, said: 'Last year, we had more than 630 attendees from across the Borough participate in some form of activity. From social groups, workshops, or days out, there was something for everyone.

"This year we hope to encourage even more residents to take part. Our numbers show that there is a real need for initiatives like Living Well Week to give opportunities for people to try new activities without any commitment. We know from our feedback that many people continue the activities afterwards."

The full timetable is available to view here, or look out for the booklets in your local library, GP centre or community space.

It's not too late to book on to the local classes, tasters and information sessions but spaces are going fast!