Stockport Active Communities Strategy 2022- 2030

Closed 31 Jan 2022

Opened 29 Nov 2021

Feedback updated 2 Mar 2022

We asked

We asked how far you agreed or disagreed with the Stockport Active Communities Strategy principles, approach, priority groups and action priorities.

You said

There were a total of 94 responses to the online survey. 69.15% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed with the proposed whole systems approach; 67.03% either agreed or strongly agreed with the proposed principles and approach; 70.22% either agreed or strongly agreed with the identified priority groups and 29.79% respondents felt that there were some action priorities missing. The key themes arising from the survey were that everyone needs to be included and that accessibility and inclusivity is of upmost importance. It is also about getting everyone involved through good communications and leading by example. 

We did

The next stage of development is the implementation plan and that is the stage when we will not only consider in detail what we propose to do to further support and facilitate activity for our priority groups but also consider how to measure impact.


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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