Stockport Active Communities Strategy 2022- 2030

Closes 31 Jan 2022

Opened 29 Nov 2021


The Active Communities Strategy was launched in 2019 and aims to support Stockport residents to become more active and to enjoy the health, social and environmental benefits of being more active. We are currently refreshing the strategy to make sure it still works for the people of Stockport.

Evidence that physical activity and movement are good for us is undisputed. However, the factors that currently result in a less active lifestyle are complex.

As a result, on average people in the United Kingdom today are 24% less active than in 1961 across all age groups.

Being active has huge benefits to a person’s physical health and mental wellbeing. We want to make it easier for children and young people, adults of working age, and older people to be more active. We're particularly keen to help those people who are not active at all to get a bit more physically active and gain the benefits.

This strategy focuses on many ways to support people to be more active:

  • improving opportunities to walk and cycle
  • improving some of our facilities
  • building on some of the amazing assets of local communities. For example, sports clubs

It requires all sectors to accept the need for change, think long term and build on what the evidence demonstrates to both work and be cost effective.

We would like to hear your thoughts and opinions on the strategy to inform our future direction. At its heart, the strategy aims to create the conditions for people in Stockport to move more and build being physically active into their daily lives, ensuring Stockport is an even healthier and happier place to live, work and play.

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