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Public urged to have their say on Exeter’s Draft Physical Activity Strategy

Published: 18 March 2019

Physical Activity Strategy Have your say on the strategy

A public consultation has been launched on the City Council’s vision for Exeter to become the most active city in England.

The eight week consultation is an opportunity for everyone to give their views on the council’s priorities and principles for encouraging active lifestyles.

The council’s vision is set out in two key documents - the Draft Move More Strategy, and the Draft Built Facilities, Playing Fields, Pitches, Play Areas, Parks & Open Spaces Report.

Summaries of these documents and the vision they set out, as well as details of the consultation, can be found on the council’s website.

During the consultation everyone will get the opportunity to complete an online survey, which will run from 25 March until 3 May. People can also email or write to the council from today until the consultation ends, on 10 May.

There will also be on-streets surveys, public events at the Guildhall and direct consultation with user groups and stakeholders.

Cllr Phil Bialyk, Lead Councillor for Health and Wellbeing, Communities & Sport, said: “By launching this consultation on our Draft Physical Activity Strategy we are encouraging residents, visitors and stakeholders to help us achieve our bold vision of being the most active city in England.

“Exeter can be proud of already being an active place to live, work and visit. But we can do much more together to ensure everyone on the city has the chance to be active, particularly where activity levels are currently low.

“We need a clear strategy over our built facilities, playing fields, play areas, parks and open spaces and for supporting the people who make things happen in our clubs and associations. We now need the views of the public to help us shape this strategy.”

There will be two public events at Exeter Guildhall – on Tuesday 9 April, from 8am to 8pm, and on Saturday 27 April, from 9am to 2pm.

The findings of the Move More Strategy Consultation will be published in July.

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