West Suffolk: Promoting physical activity

We are pleased to introduce West Suffolk councils’ new Framework for Promoting Physical Activity. The framework has been approved by Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council Cabinets. We want to increase the physical activity of those living in West Suffolk, which should in turn improve the health and wellbeing of residents.

Through this framework, the West Suffolk Councils set out the commitment to enable and encourage people to lead active lives thereby increasing activity levels across West Suffolk. This will lead to improved health and wellbeing for our communities resulting in less reliance on health care services. The framework also sets out the outcomes we want to see and how, with partners, we can use our role to increase participation in physical activity across West Suffolk.

We aim to identify gaps and opportunities at a local level to ensure that, with our partners, we provide opportunities to take part in physical activity for all levels of ability, including formal and informal activities. This work will be supported by information contained in the 4Global assessment, together with other data and local knowledge from local councillors and West Suffolk’s Families and Communities team.

This webpage provides useful information about links to sources of funding for sports clubs and organisations and an overview of what we want to achieve through the framework.