Cabinet considered the head of policy and programmes’ report, which proposed a new active communities’ strategy. The strategy’s vision was ‘be active, be healthy, be happy’. The strategy had six key aims to:
§ enable everyone to be active
§ create healthier communities through walking and cycling
§ maximise the potential of our natural environment
§ build the skills base of our communities
§ provide effective communication, promotion and consultation
§ provide collaborative partnerships and funding advice
A delivery plan would be brought to Cabinet later in the year.
The Scrutiny Committee had welcomed the strategy and had made suggestions for improvements, which had been included in the policy proposed to Cabinet.
Cabinet welcomed the strategy as it provided opportunities to increase the general health of Vale residents by getting people more active and lead to improved health. Small changes could have significant benefits. Councillors suggested that using the green environment would help meet the strategy’s aims.
RESOLVED: to approve the Active Communities Strategy, attached at appendix 1 to the head of policy and programmes’ report to Cabinet on 22 July 2022.