#YourMileYourWay

Run, walk, swim, scoot, amble, push the buggy – do a mile whichever way you want on Thursday 21st September!

Join in this Lancashire-wide campaign during Active West Lancs’ Health Week to see how many miles we can clock up together.

Log your mile afterwards at www.activewestlancs.org

Active West Lancs Health Week

Join us for a week of fun, free activities starting on September 18th!

Visit the community farm, stride out on a health walk, enjoy a healthy meal at the Junk Food café, join in the #YourMileYourWay, or choose an active sport to try.

Call the Active West Lancs office on 01695-555804 or email activewestlancs@westlancs.gov.uk and see the poster for full details.

Active Weight course starting

Discover the benefits of improving your health, making healthier food choices, and becoming more active.

Sign up to the FREE 12 week Active Weight course starting now!

  1. Burscough: Tuesdays 10am -12noon at Burscough Methodist Church, Orrell Lane, Burscough, L40 0SG
  2. Skelmersdale: Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm at Greenhill Community Hub, Beech Close, Skelmersdale WN8 8DL
  3. Appley Bridge: Thursdays 10am-12noon at Appley Bridge Village Hall, Appley Lane North, Appley Bridge, WN6 9AQ

The second half of the session will involve some gentle exercise/activity. Whilst this is advisable, it is optional!

Booking is essential – limited places available.  Contact Active West Lancs on 01695-555804.

Active golf

Active Golf  is a brand new initiative for you to be referred into by your GP or medical practitioner.

Active West Lancs will be holding weekly golf sessions on Fridays, 10am -1 2pm at Beacon Golf Club, Upholland WN8 7RU.

Equipment can be borrowed on the day – no previous golf experience needed!  So if you fancy some fresh air, meeting new people and socialising, then have a chat with your GP and if you meet the criteria, then you can be referred.

NB Unlike our other programmes – this is GP referral only!

Couch to 5K starting in Burscough

Active West Lancs is launching a new 12 week beginner running programme in Burcsough.  The Couch-to-5K group will meet every Monday and Wednesday starting on Monday 11th September 2017 at Lordsgate Primary School.

Make sure you register online BEFORE attending the first session at www.runtogether.co.uk

For more information, contact Active West Lancs on tel: 01695 555804 or email: activewestlancs@westlancs.gov.uk

 

Health Week 2017

Active West Lancs is organising a week of FREE, fun activities in September as part of a Lancashire-wide initiative.

Events will include:

Monday 18th – Active Eco

Open day at Burscough Community Farm, Meadow Lane, L40 4BB including hands-on harvesting (if you choose), craft activity and refreshments – 10am – 2pm

Tuesday 19th – Active Walks

Join us for some fresh air and well-earned refreshments afterwards!

  • Strollers – 3 mile walk – meet at 11am
  • Striders – 6-8mile walk – meet at 9.30am.

Both walks start from Beacon Country Park Visitor Centre, Upholland WN8 7RU

Wednesday 20th – Active Weight

Come over to Tanhouse Community Centre, Ennerdale, WN8 6AN and enjoy a healthy meal at ‘Junkyard Café’ and try out our ‘Smoothie bike’, blood pressure checks etc – 12 – 2pm.

Thursday 21st – Active Mile

#yourmileyourway – join in our Lancashire-wide campaign to see how many miles we can collectively clock-up eg walking, running, rowing, pram, cycling, swimming etc and don’t forget to record your mile afterwards at www.activewestlancs.org.  We’d love you to send us some selfies of your mile!

Friday 22nd – Active Leisure

9am – 12pm Come along and try out a range of activities including; indoor bowls, badminton, squash, table tennis, virtual spin, body conditioning and walking football. Join us for refreshments and leisure quiz at 12pm. Venue – Burscough Racquets & Fitness Club, Bobby Langton Way, L40 0SD

All activities are free of charge and open to residents of West Lancs.

Community food growing newsletter

The CVS Community Food Growing project has just published its latest newsletter – read it here.

The West Lancs Community Food Growing Project aims to get more people involved in growing their own food and eating more healthily. We are working with local communities and schools to set up community food growing initiatives and providing help in finding the land (and funds) that might be needed.

Active Weight courses starting soon!

Discover the benefits of improving your health, making healthier food choices, and becoming more active.

Sign up to the new, free, active weight management courses which start in September.

For full details, please see poster below:

West Lancs walking football

Please see poster below for details of the new Walking Football group in Skelmersdale – all welcome!

Show What You Grow 2017 – celebration of school gardening

A blooming good time was had by all when primary schools from across West Lancs gathered to celebrate their school gardening achievements. 70 children from 8 West Lancs schools came to this year’s Show What You Grow festival of school gardening held at West Lancs College on July 12th. The children brought school grown produce, homemade scarecrows and magnificent displays of drawings, paintings and photos of their gardening work to the event.

The event was organised by the Community Food Growing Project of West Lancs CVS (as part of the Active West Lancs programme) in conjunction with West Lancs Allotment Federation and West Lancashire College, and was funded by Upholland Tawd Vale Lions.

For a full report and photos of the day, go to: www.wlcvs.org/show-what-you-grow-school-celebration/